Holland America Line Pops the Cork on Its Commemorative Wine Series

    Wente Vineyards Blends Two Distinct Wines for HAL Guests

    SEATTLE, June 20 /CNW/ - With the release of two specially crafted wines
by Wente Vineyards, Holland America Line continues its commemorative wine
series throughout its 13-ship fleet. Adorned with classic images of Holland
America Line poster art, the wine series underscores the long tradition of
fine wines aboard luxury cruise voyages.

    The 2004 California Cabernet Sauvignon and the 2005 California Chardonnay
were hand crafted by the wine making team of Wente Vineyards, working closely
with the Holland America Line cellar masters. California's oldest family owned
and continuously operated winery, Wente Vineyard produces wines noted for
their distinctive characteristics borne from vineyard blocks that are
meticulously farmed and sorted into small lots to ensure their quality. Wente
Vineyards is located in the Livermore Valley only 20 minutes away from the San
Francisco Bay.

    "When we planned our commemorative wine series, we wanted to offer our
guests a wine crafted for today's palettes that also paid homage to Holland
America Line's long tradition of culinary excellence," said Richard D.
Meadows, executive vice president, marketing, sales and guest programs. "This
series offers two distinctive wines adorned with labels that fondly salute our
long heritage as a premium cruise line."

    The commemorative wine also is part of the "Sommelier Package," a new
onboard offering that also includes a standard wine tasting, a premium wine
tasting, dinner at the Pinnacle Grill, wine navigator's choice of five
bottles, and a wine-related gift set.

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    About Holland America Line (a division of Carnival Corporation and plc
(NYSE:   CCL and CUK))

    Holland America Line's fleet of 13 ships offers nearly 500 cruises to
more than 320 ports. Two- to 108-day itineraries visit all seven continents,
including Antarctica, South America, Australia/New Zealand and Asia and Grand
World Voyages; and popular sailings to ports in the Caribbean, Alaska, Mexico,
Canada/New England, Europe and Panama Canal.

    In the 2006 Portrait of Affluent Travelers survey by Yesawich,
Pepperdine, Brown and Russell, Holland America Line topped the list of cruise
lines sought after by affluent leisure travelers. Its recently completed $225
million fleetwide Signature of Excellence enhancements added features such as
the Culinary Arts Center presented by Food & Wine magazine -- a
state-of-the-art onboard show kitchen where more than 60 celebrated guest
chefs and culinary experts provide cooking demonstrations and classes --
Explorations Cafe powered by The New York Times, teens-only activity areas and
all new stateroom amenities highlighted by flat-panel TVs and plush Euro-top
Mariner's Dream Beds. For more information, consult a travel agent, call
1-877-SAIL-HAL (877-724-5425) or visit www.hollandamerica.com.

    World's Leading Cruise Lines

    Among the highest-rated cruise lines in the world, Holland America Line
is a member of the exclusive World's Leading Cruise Lines alliance, which also
includes Carnival Cruise Lines, Princess Cruises, Cunard Line, Seabourn Cruise
Line, and Costa Cruises. Sharing a passion to please each guest and a
commitment to quality and value, these lines appeal to a wide range of
lifestyles and budgets. The World's Leading Cruise Lines offer exciting and
enriching cruise vacations to the world's most desirable destinations.

For further information:

For further information: Holland America Line Rose Abello, 206-301-5318
Cell: 206-313-7673 Fax: 206-262-5934 pr@hollandamerica.com

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