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MARITIME OPERATIONS:
THE HUMAN ELEMENT
Washington Marriott, Washington,DC April 23 & 24, 2002




April 11, 2002

P&O Princess introduces new brand, reshuffles fleet

Though still the target of a take-over battle between Carnival Corporation and RCL, P&O Princess Cruises is to launch a new brand in the U.K. cruise industry. It is also shuffling ship deployments in hopes of accelerating its development in the growing cruise segment of the U.K. vacation market, offering more choice to customers and enhancing the position of its Princess Cruises fleet in North America.

The new brand, Ocean Village, will "target a young and active customer base, further expanding the appeal of cruising within the U.K." Initially, Ocean Village will have one ship, providing a dedicated fly-cruise product for the U.K from May 2003. The ship, currently called Arcadia and part of the P&O Cruises U.K. fleet, will have 1,620 lower berths, eight bars, an internet cafe and a bistro. It will provide a cruise experience designed for British passengers, with a relaxed contemporary atmosphere and an emphasis on informality, health and well-being. Initial summer season itineraries will offer one and two-week Mediterranean cruises, together with cruise and stay holidays, based on two alternating seven night itineraries out of Palma, Majorca.

Ship deployments The 2,010 lower berth Sea Princess will be transferred to the P&O Cruises brand in the UK from Spring 2003. Currently part of the Princess fleet in North America, Sea Princess will be refitted to cater to British tastes and renamed Adonia. Its first season will be providing European cruises from Southampton. Together with the introduction of Oceana (currently Ocean Princess) and the withdrawal of Victoria in November 2002, these changes will give the P&O Cruises brand a fleet of four modern ships. By mid 2003, the P&O Cruises fleet will have a weighted average age of under five years and will have an average ship size of over 1,900 berths. Approximately 35% of the cabins in the fleet will have balconies.

P&O Princess also announced that the 3,100 lower berth ship currently under construction in Fincantieri and scheduled for delivery in Spring 2004, will now be delivered to the Princess fleet in North America rather than the P&O Cruises UK fleet. This ship, to be named Crown Princess, has the same basic design as the Grand Princess series with changes to the public rooms and an extra deck added to provide additional capacity. Coupled with the transfer of Sea Princess to the UK, this change moves some of Princess' capacity growth from 2003 to 2004 and represents a further modernization of the Princess fleet. Based on current plans, by the middle of 2004 the Princess fleet will have a weighted average age of under four years and will have an average ship size of approximately 2,300 lower berths. Approximately 55% of the cabins in the fleet will have balconies.

Capacity and deployment

The table below shows actual passenger cruise days for 2001 and estimated passenger cruise days for 2002 to 2005. The second table shows deployments, taking account of the company's current newbuilding program and announced ship transfers, additions and withdrawals, including the changes announced today and also the announcement of the replacement of Minerva with Minerva II in April 2003.



Passenger cruise days, millions
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
N. America 6.20 6.79 7.16 8.75 9.17
UK 2.23 2.32 3.28 3.65 3.62
Germany 0.59 1.06 1.79 2.21 2.49
Australia 0.44 0.42 0.43 0.42 0.44
Total 9.46 10.59 12.66 15.03 15.72
Group fleet and deployments

Ship Year of delivery Lower Berths Proposed changes

Princess Cruises
Pacific Princess 1971 640 Sold. Transfers to new owners in November 2002
Royal Princess 1984 1,200
Crown Princess 1990 1,590 Transfers to A'ROSA brand in June 2002
Regal Princess 1991 1,590 Planned to transfer to A'ROSA brand in Q2 2004
Sun Princess 1995 2,020
Dawn Princess 1997 2,000
Grand Princess 1998 2,590
Sea Princess 1998 2,010 Transfers to P&O Cruises brand in Spring 2003
Ocean Princess 2000 2,020 Transfers to P&O Cruises brand in October 2002
Golden Princess 2001 2,600
Star Princess 2002 2,600
Coral Princess 2002 1,970 To be delivered in November 2002
Island Princess 2003 1,970 To be delivered in Q2 2003
Diamond Princess 2003 2,670 To be delivered in Q2 2003
Sapphire Princess 2004 2,670 To be delivered in Q2 2004
Crown Princess 2004 3,100 To be delivered in Q2 2004

P&O Cruises
Victoria 1966 700 Sold. Transfers to new owners in November 2002
Arcadia 1989 1,450 Transfers to Ocean Village in May 2003
Oriana 1995 1,830
Aurora 2000 1,870
Oceana 2000 2,020 Currently Ocean Princess. Joins P&O Cruises in October 2002
Adonia 1998 2,010 Currently Sea Princess. Joins P&O Cruises in Spring 2003

Swan Hellenic
Minerva 1996 360 Chartered. Charter ends in April 2003
Minerva II 2001 700 To be chartered from April 2003


Ocean Village
Ocean Village 1989 1,620 Currently Arcadia. Joins Ocean Village in May 2003

AIDA
AIDAcara 1996 1,190
AIDAvita 2002 1,270 To be delivered in May 2002
AIDAaura 2003 1,270 To be delivered in Q2 2003

A'ROSA
A'ROSA BLU 1990 1,590 Currently Crown Princess. Joins A'ROSA in June 2002
A'ROSA unnamed 1991 1,590 Currently Regal Princess. Planned to join A'ROSA in Q2 2004

P&O Cruises Australia
Pacific Sky 1984 1,200

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