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Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Exercises Option to Build Second "Project Sunshine" Ship

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Exercises Option to Build Second "Project Sunshine" Ship08:10 EST Wednesday, February 29, 2012MIAMI, Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. (NYSE, OSE: RCL) exercised its option to build a second Sunshine-class cruise ship to be delivered in the Spring 2015.  The ship will be built by German shipbuilder Meyer Werft on substantially the same terms as the first Sunshine ship.  "This confirms our continued confidence in the success of this new generation of ships and our strong conviction about the Royal Caribbean International brand," said Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd.Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.. (NYSE, OSE: RCL) is a global cruise vacation company that also operates Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Azamara Club Cruises, Pullmantur, CDF Croisieres de France, as well as TUI Cruises through a 50 percent joint venture with TUI AG.  The company owns a combined total of 40 ships and has three ships on order.  It also offers unique land-tour vacations in Alaska, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Canada, Dubai, Europe and South America.   Certain statements in this news release are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements do not guarantee future performance and may involve risks, uncertainties and other factors, which could cause our actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from the future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied in those forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties, and other factors are described in detail in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.'s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.  SOURCE Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.For further information: Michele Nadeem, +1-305-539-6012, mnadeem@rccl.com