Royal Caribbean Contributes To South Florida Community At 16th Annual G.I.V.E. Day

Royal Caribbean Contributes To South Florida Community At 16th Annual G.I.V.E.

PR Newswire

MIAMI, April 24, 2013

MIAMI, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --More than 1,000 volunteers associated
with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. signed up to spend this past Saturday, April
20, improving their South Florida community as part of the company's 16th
annual G.I.V.E. Day.

G.I.V.E., which stands for "Get Involved Volunteer Everywhere," is a community
service event that brings together Royal Caribbean employees, their families,
friends, vendors and business partners to assist non-profit organizations and
improve the quality of life in their local communities. The volunteers painted
and landscaped the grounds at Kids In Distress, the home away from home for
many children in the South Florida foster care system, located in the Wilton
Manors neighborhood of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

After a hard day's work, volunteers transformed the Kids In Distress grounds
with more than 2,000 gallons of environmentally-friendly paint for 13
buildings and surrounding areas; 8,500 plants, including fruit trees and
vegetables native to Florida; 100 bird feeders made by young volunteers; and
by reconnecting the irrigation system, which will help Kids In Distress save
on their monthly water expenses. In addition, their donation center was
inventoried and organized to help them better serve their 5,000 kids in foster
care homes throughout Broward and Palm Beach Counties.

"As one of the largest employers in South Florida, we are committed to
supporting and helping our local communities," said Richard D. Fain, chairman
and chief executive officer, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. "We hope that the
personal satisfaction and enjoyment of assisting our neighbors on G.I.V.E. Day
will help inspire our employees to pursue volunteer and public service
opportunities throughout the year."

Kids In Distress is recognized as a premier agency in South Florida, they
provide family strengthening services as well as children's services for more
than 10,000 children and their families. Their mission is to prevent child
abuse, preserve the family, and treat children who have been abused and
neglected. Started in a small house in 1979 as an emergency shelter for the
youngest victims of abuse and neglect, they have since expanded services and
grown to a five-acre campus in Broward County with a satellite office in Palm
Beach County. They are also the largest provider of foster homes in both
Broward and Palm Beach counties, many of which become adoptive homes for
children who cannot be reunified with their biological families. They operate
one of the only remaining emergency shelters for children ages birth to 15
years of age, and a family counseling center for counseling and therapy

Now in its 16th year, G.I.V.E. Day is an example of how the more than 40,000
Royal Caribbean employees give back to their communities around the world, by
donating thousands of volunteer hours to assist their communities with
neighborhood development, civic drives, environmental improvement and disaster
recovery. Similar G.I.V.E. Day events are also being planned for and will
take place in Wichita, Kansas; Anchorage, Alaska; Springfield, Oregon, United
Kingdom, Germany and other International Offices.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE/OSE: RCL) is a global cruise vacation
company that owns Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises,
Pullmantur, Azamara Club Cruises and CDF Croisieres de France, as well as TUI
Cruises through a 50 percent joint venture. Together, these six brands
operate a combined total of 41 ships with four under construction. They
operate diverse itineraries around the world that call on approximately 460
destinations on all seven continents. Additional information can be found on,,,,,, or

SOURCE Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Contact: Cynthia Martinez, 305-982-2458,
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