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Carnival Offers Six Months to Pay No Interest!

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Old December 5th, 2003, 04:42 PM
Ray Goldenberg
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Hi Everyone,

I received this press release from Carnival and thought it would be of
interest. If you have missed any of my news' postings, they are
available on my web site.

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Carnival Cruise Lines Offers Six Months to Pay
Interest-Free for Vacation Purchases with CLEAR

Provides CLEAR Cardholders a Way to Budget for Carnival 'Fun Ship'

Miami, FL, Month/Day, 2003 - Carnival Cruise Lines is among an elite
of national merchants participating in CLEAR's Budgeting Plan,
consumers to extend payments for up to six months, interest-free when
book a Carnival "Fun Ship" vacation using CLEAR.
CLEAR is a valuable voluntary benefit that allows employees of
employers to make purchases from 33 million MasterCard acceptance
worldwide and pay for them over two months interest-free, through
deduction. While all purchases made with CLEAR are paid for over at
two months, purchases from participating merchants, including Carnival
Cruise Lines, are extended over six months, at 0% interest.
For example, a seven-day cruise priced at $499 per person would be
through automatic payroll deductions of $38 each from the cardholder's
thirteen bi-weekly paychecks. Similar values are available on the
short duration cruises, as well. With CLEAR, consumers are provided
easy and convenient way to pay for Carnival's "Fun Ship" cruise
which offer a wide range of fine and casual dining venues, including
complimentary 24-hour pizza, ice cream and stateroom service, as well
spacious accommodations, on-board duty-free shopping, full casino
expansive spa and children's facilities, a full schedule of daytime
activities and nighttime entertainment, and scenic ports of call.
"Carnival is pleased to be a member of the E-Duction Budgeting Plan,
provides a convenient and affordable means for purchasing a 'Fun Ship'
cruise vacation," said Bob Dickinson, Carnival president and CEO.
the cruise industry expects to carry a record number of passengers
year, it still captures just 3 percent of the leisure travel market,
this agreement provides Carnival an opportunity to market 'Fun Ship'
vacations to thousands of potential guests," he added.
"Carnival Cruise Lines is a perfect fit for CLEAR's Budgeting Plan,"
Kirk Watkins, E-Duction CEO. "As the largest cruise line in the
Carnival offers CLEAR cardholders a wide variety of outstanding
options. With CLEAR, first-time and experienced cruisers can enjoy a
relaxing cruise vacation without having to worry about interest
charges and
late fees compounding their credit card balance."
Upon activating their cards, CLEAR cardholders will be able to receive
e-mail alerts or messages with their pay stubs or statements,
notifying them
of upcoming offers on select Carnival cruises. And best of all,
can set sail aboard one of Carnival's 20 "Fun Ships" whenever they
knowing that they have smartly budgeted the cost of the vacation over
CLEAR is available to employees at progressive companies nationwide,
including Fortune 500 and non-profit organizations.
Individuals who wish to apply for CLEAR and take advantage of
Super Saver discount rates and extended financing on Carnival's "Fun
should ask their employer to contact E-Duction at 1-877-663-3828 or
CLEAR Cardholders may book their Carnival cruise vacation by
contacting any travel agent.

About Carnival Cruise Lines
Carnival is the largest and most popular cruise line in the world,
with 20
"Fun Ships" operating voyages of three to sixteen days in length to
Bahamas, Bermuda, Caribbean, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, Panama Canal, and
England/Canada. The company currently has three new "Fun Ships" with
estimated value of $1.3 billion scheduled for delivery between now and

About E-Duction
E-Duction, a leading provider of payroll deduction technology, enables
employers to offer employees interest-free purchasing at more than 33
million MasterCard acceptance locations worldwide. By paying for
purchases through payroll deduction, employees can better manage their
personal finances, avoid interest and late fees and extend the buying
of their paychecks. Using CLEAR, the company's patented payment card,
just as easy as using a credit card, but with lower costs, better
and greater payment ease.
CLEAR is currently in use by major corporations nationwide, and has
widely accepted by employees eager to improve and control their
finances - while saving time and money.
For more information, please visit E-Duction.com.

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