How-To Book Features Designs for More than 80 Different Creations

             MIAMI (October 1, 2007) – Carnival Cruise Lines has issued a new book offering step-by-step instructions and photos for creating the line’s wildly popular “towel animals” that greet guests when they arrive in their “Fun Ship” staterooms each evening.

            Entitled “Carnival Towel Creations with Freddy” featuring the line’s fun-loving mascot “Fun Ship” Freddy, the new book offers easy-to-follow directions and diagrams for creating more than 80 different creatures, including new variations such as a snail, bat, cow, stingray and goat.

            The new 90-page book expands upon Carnival’s original towel creations book published two years ago which featured instructions for 40 animals and sold 100,000 copies.

            “‘Towel animals’ are a signature element of a Carnival cruise and this new book provides guests an opportunity to relive their ‘Fun Ship’ cruise each time they create these whimsical creatures at home,” said Vicki Freed, Carnival’s senior vice president of sales and marketing.

            It is estimated that each year Carnival stateroom stewards create nine million towel animals which are featured within the line’s more than 25,000 staterooms fleetwide.  Stateroom stewards also often incorporate guests’ sunglasses, hats and other accessories to create custom-designed towel animals for guests’ enjoyment and amusement.

            Miniature “towel pal” plush toys of several popular creations are available in the line’s gift shops fleetwide or on-line at www.carnivaltowelpals.com.

            Towel animals are just one of the many personal touches that adorn Carnival’s staterooms, which also include plush terrycloth robes, in-cabin amenity kits with brand-name products, and the Carnival Comfort Bed sleep system with comfortable mattresses, luxurious duvets and high quality linens and pillows.

            “Carnival Towel Creations with Freddy” is sold in the Formalities gift shops throughout the line’s 22-vessel fleet.  The cost is $14.95.

            Carnival Cruise Lines is the largest and most popular cruise line in the world, with 22 "Fun Ships" operating voyages ranging from three to 18 days in length to The Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, New England, Canada, Bermuda, Europe and the Greek Isles.

            The line currently has three new ships on order – the 113,300-ton Carnival Splendor, set to debut in Europe July 13, 2008; and the 130,000-ton Carnival Dream and Carnival Magic, scheduled for delivery in October 2009 and June 2011, respectively.

            For additional information and reservations, contact any travel agent, call 1-800-CARNIVAL or visit carnival.com.


Carnival Cruise Lines, a unit of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE:  CCL; NYSE:  CUK), is a proud member of the exclusive World’s Leading Cruise Lines.  Our exclusive alliance also includes Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Cunard Line, Costa Cruises, and The Yachts of Seabourn.  Sharing a passion to please each guest, and a commitment to quality and value, our member lines appeal to a wide range of lifestyles and budgets.  Together, we offer exciting and enriching cruise vacations to the world’s most desirable destinations.