Carnival Cruise Lines Names Four Experienced Maritime And Transportation Industry Experts To The Company's Newly Formed Safety &

   Carnival Cruise Lines Names Four Experienced Maritime And Transportation
  Industry Experts To The Company's Newly Formed Safety & Reliability Review
                                    Board

PR Newswire

MIAMI, July 15, 2013

MIAMI, July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Carnival Cruise Lines has appointed four
highly esteemed maritime and transportation industry experts – Rear Admiral
Mark H. Buzby, Rear Admiral Joseph F. Campbell, Ray Valeika and Dr. John K.
Lauber -- to the company's new Safety & Reliability Review Board.

Announced in April as part of Carnival's comprehensive fleetwide technical
enhancement program, the review board was created to provide independent
third-party perspective and to drive continuous improvement across the line's
fleet. The core objectives of the board are to review Carnival Cruise Lines'
current policies, practices and performance and to guide the company in
incorporating best practices from other relevant fields and industries. The
four new board members are:

  oRear Admiral Mark H. Buzby Rear Admiral Mark H. Buzby will be retiring
    from the U.S. Navy on August 1 after a 34 year career as a Surface Warfare
    officer. For the past three and a half years, he commanded the Navy's
    Military Sealift Command (MSC), responsible for the operation and
    maintenance of 112 civilian manned logistics, support, special mission,
    and prepositioning ships operating around the globe. A graduate of the
    U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Buzby has served extensively at sea in
    destroyers, cruisers, and a hydrofoil. He commanded five times including
    destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64), Destroyer Squadron 31, Surface Warfare
    Officers School, Joint Task Force Guantanamo, and MSC. Ashore, Rear
    Admiral Buzby has served several tours on the Chief of Naval Operations
    staff and the Joint Staff. As a Flag officer, he served as Deputy for
    Surface Ships, Deputy for Expeditionary Warfare, and Deputy for Surface
    Warfare. He served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Global Force Management
    and Joint Operations at U.S. Fleet Forces Command in Norfolk, Virginia.
    Rear Admiral Buzby has been awarded a number of decorations including the
    Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of
    Merit, Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service
    Medal and numerous other unit and campaign awards. He brings a wealth of
    fleet-level operational expertise to the Board.
  oRear Admiral Joseph F. Campbell was an engineering duty officer in the
    U.S. Navy for more than 32 years. He served in various waterfront
    maintenance tours and commanded Norfolk Naval Shipyard for two separate
    periods from 2003 to 2006 and from 2012 to 2013. Upon promotion to Rear
    Admiral, he served on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations as Fleet
    Maintenance Officer at U.S. Fleet Forces Command and at the Naval Sea
    Systems Command as Deputy for Industrial Operations and Maintenance.
    During his Navy career Campbell was awarded the prestigious Distinguished
    Service Medal along with other personal medals and numerous campaign and
    unit awards.
  oRay Valeika is an internationally recognized aviation operations expert
    with more than 40 years of experience in managing large airline
    maintenance operations. After retiring from Delta Air Lines as senior
    vice president - technical operations, Valeika works as an independent
    consultant for global maintenance and engineering firms. During his
    esteemed career, Valeika has directed staffs of more than 10,000
    professionals, and advised major companies in aviation and technical
    matters. His leadership at Delta resulted in continuous improvement of
    the human factor processes in aviation maintenance, with Delta's Technical
    Operations division consistently ranking at the top of the industry for
    performance benchmarks in the areas of safety, quality, productivity and
    reliability. Under Valeika's leadership, Delta achieved STAR level, the
    highest safety rating awarded by the national Occupational Safety & Health
    Administration's (OSHA's) Voluntary Protection Program. Delta also
    received the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA's) Diamond award, its
    highest award for maintenance technician training safety. Valeika was
    also a member of the FAA's special Airworthiness Directives Compliance
    Review Team. In addition, Valeika was the recipient of the Air Transport
    Association's Nuts & Bolts award for his leadership and achievement in
    furthering safety and quality standards in the commercial aviation
    industry.
  oDr. John K. Lauber previously served as senior vice president and chief
    product safety officer for Airbus SAS in Toulouse, France, and also was
    vice president – safety and technical affairs for Airbus North America in
    Washington, DC. Prior to joining Airbus, he was vice president of
    corporate safety and compliance at Delta Air Lines. Dr. Lauber has
    received numerous awards, including NASA's Outstanding Leadership Award,
    the Flight Safety Foundation/Aviation Week Space Technology Distinguished
    Service Award and the Boeing/Flight Safety Foundation Aviation Safety
    Lifetime Achievement Award. Most recently, he received the Joseph T. Nall
    award from the International Aviation and Transportation Safety Bar
    Association. In 1985, Dr. Lauber was nominated by President Reagan and
    confirmed by the U.S. Senate for a term as a Member of the National
    Transportation Safety Board. In 1990 he was re-nominated by President
    Bush and confirmed for a second term at the NTSB, where he served until
    1994. He has been a member of many other advisory committees and boards,
    including the Workshop on Assessing the Research and Development Plan for
    the Next Generation Air Transportation System, and the Committee on the
    Effects of Commuting on Pilot Fatigue. He is a member of the MITRE
    Aviation Advisory Committee and serves as vice chairman of the Puget Sound
    Harbor Safety Committee.

"In April, Carnival Cruise Lines announced a major initiative encompassing
technical, safety and reliability enhancements," said Gerry Cahill, president
and CEO of Carnival Cruise Lines. "That initiative encompasses a $300 million
investment to significantly enhance emergency power capabilities, introduce
new fire safety technologies and improve the level of operating redundancies
across our entire 24-ship fleet, as well as the formation of a Safety &
Reliability Review Board. All of these measures serve to position us as an
industry leader in operational best practices as we move towards the future,"
Cahill added.

In addition to these external members, the Safety & Reliability Review Board
will also include the following technical experts from within Carnival Cruise
Lines:

  oMartin Landtman, senior vice president marine operations, who oversees all
    aspects of marine operations for the line's 24-vessel fleet and joined
    Carnival in February 2011. Prior to joining Carnival, Landtman was
    president of Aker Yards/STX Finland, Inc., one of the world's largest
    shipbuilders. He also spent several years in senior management positions
    at Kvaernar Masa-Yards, a leading Helsinki-based shipbuilder, and 10 years
    at Wartsila Shipyards in a number of technical operations posts, including
    head of machinery design.
  oRichard J. O'Hanlon, vice president – nautical and safety operations, who
    joined Carnival in May 2013 and is responsible for all aspects of nautical
    and safety functions across the Carnival fleet, including bridge
    procedures and nautical operations, as well as firefighting and lifesaving
    systems. O'Hanlon is a former rear admiral in the U.S. Navy with nearly
    two decades of government and private sector executive experience in
    maritime operations, maintenance and logistics. O'Hanlon was previously
    commander of the Naval Air Force Atlantic and deputy chief of staff for
    logistics and training for U.S. Fleet Forces, both based in Norfolk, Va.
  oMark Jackson, vice president - technical operations, who joined Carnival
    in April 2013 and oversees all technical marine functions across the
    Carnival fleet, including repair and maintenance, refurbishment projects,
    and related technical services. Jackson is a 24-year veteran of the United
    States Coast Guard with extensive experience in nautical engineering,
    maritime repair and refurbishments, and ship operations. Prior to joining
    Carnival, Jackson was commanding officer of the U.S. Coast Guard base in
    Miami Beach, FL. He was also commanding officer of the Naval Engineering
    Support unit in Miami overseeing a team of 100-plus engineers and served
    as lead instructor for shipboard stability and firefighting at the U.S.
    Navy Warfare Officers School.

Carnival's Safety & Reliability Review Board is in addition to parent company
Carnival Corp. & plc's board-level Health, Environmental, Safety and Security
Committee as well as multiple regulatory agencies which provide extensive
cruise industry oversight.

About Carnival Cruise Lines
Carnival is "The World's Most Popular Cruise Line®" with 24 ships operating
three- to 16-day voyages to The Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska,
Hawaii, Canada, New England, Europe, Panama Canal, New Zealand, the Pacific
Islands, Norway, the Baltic and the British Isles. The company's 25^th ship,
an as-yet-unnamed 135,000-ton vessel, is scheduled for delivery in winter
2016.

Carnival is a proud member of World's Leading Cruise Lines. Our exclusive
alliance also includes Cunard, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Costa
Cruises and Seabourn. Sharing a passion to please each guest and a commitment
to quality and value, World's Leading Cruise Lines inspires people to discover
their best vacation experience. Together, we offer a variety of exciting and
enriching cruise vacations to the world's most desirable destinations. Visit
us at www.worldsleadingcruiselines.com

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