Penn National Gaming And Carnival Cruise Lines Form Strategic Alliance

    Penn National Gaming And Carnival Cruise Lines Form Strategic Alliance

-- Casino Players Eligible for Complimentary and Discounted Cruises Based on
Level of Play --

PR Newswire

MIAMI and WYOMISSING, Pa., Jan. 7, 2014

MIAMI and WYOMISSING, Pa., Jan.7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Penn National Gaming,
Inc. (NASDAQ: PENN), one of North America's largest casino operators, and
Carnival Cruise Lines, the world's most popular cruise line, and a brand of
Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), announced today that
they have formed an alliance to offer an array of cruise benefits to players
club members at 18 Penn National-operated casinos in the United States.

Beginning in mid-April, guests of Penn National's casinos will be eligible to
receive complimentary Caribbean and Mexican cruises or other cruise offers and
discounts throughout the year aboard Carnival's 24 ships based on their level
of play.

"With more than 1,500 cruises annually and a dozen year-round North American
embarkation ports, Carnival gives our casinos an exciting new opportunity to
thank and reward players' club members for their loyalty," said Gaye Gullo,
corporate vice president of marketing, Penn National Gaming."In the near
future, we will extend cruise benefits and promotions to virtually all our
reward card holders, so they can choose from dozens of exciting ports of
call."

Carnival destinations include beautiful ports throughout the Caribbean,
Bahamas, Mexico, and other destinations.

"We are excited to partner with Penn National Gaming, one of the elite gaming
organizations in the world. Penn National players will not only experience the
best casino operation at sea, but we also look forward to providing the
amenities, accommodations and service they have come to expect as loyal Penn
National players," said Marty Goldman, Carnival's senior vice president of
casino operations.

About Penn National Gaming

Penn National Gaming, through its subsidiaries, owns, operates or has
ownership interests in gaming and racing facilities with a focus on slot
machine entertainment. The Company presently operates twenty-six facilities in
seventeen jurisdictions, including Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas,
Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio,
Pennsylvania, Texas, West Virginia, and Ontario. In aggregate, Penn's operated
facilities feature approximately 31,000 gaming machines, 800 table games and
2,900 hotel rooms.

About Carnival Cruise Lines

Carnival, a unit of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), is
"The World's Most Popular Cruise Line®" with 24 ships operating three- to
23-day voyages to The Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska, Hawaii,
Canada, New England, Panama Canal, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands and
Tahiti.The company's 25th ship, the 135,000-ton Carnival Vista, is scheduled
to enter service in 2016.



SOURCE Carnival Cruise Lines

Website: http://www.carnival.com
Contact: Eric Schippers, Penn National Gaming, Inc., 610/378-8321,
eric.schippers@pngaming.com; or Vance Gulliksen/Jennifer de la Cruz, Carnival
Cruise Lines, 305/599-2600 x16000, media@carnival.com
 
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