MIAMI (February 28, 2008) – Terry L. Thornton has been promoted to senior vice president of marketing planning for Carnival Cruise Lines, the world’s largest cruise operator. 

              In this capacity, Thornton oversees the revenue management and strategic marketing departments for the brand.  In addition, Thornton is responsible for overseeing ship deployment and itinerary planning for the cruise line’s existing 22-ship fleet, in addition to vessels under construction, which currently includes three scheduled for delivery over the next three years. 

              Thornton first joined Carnival in 1989 as a special projects manager in the marketing area and eventually rose to the position of vice president - marketing planning in 1992.  Thornton has worked in the cruise industry for more than 30 years, including prior marketing and finance positions with Norwegian Cruise Line, Sea Goddess and Windstar Cruises.

            “Terry has made tremendous contributions to the Carnival organization over the past 19 years and he is a valued and instrumental member of the company’s management team,” said Gerry Cahill, Carnival’s president and CEO.  “His promotion is well deserved.”

              Thornton holds a B.S. degree in finance from Miami University Ohio.  He resides in Pinecrest, Fla., with his wife and three children.

             Carnival 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, the Panama Canal, Europe, Bermuda, and South America.  The line currently has three new ships scheduled for delivery between now and 2011.


 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.