Cunard Shares Inspiring Interview with Carnival Corporation Chairman Micky Arison

In newly released video, Arison describes the awe of the iconic transatlantic crossing, and the inspiration to build the world’s only ocean liner, Queen Mary 2

09 May 2017

VALENCIA, Calif., May 9, 2017 – In tandem with the start of its 2017 Transatlantic season, luxury cruise line Cunard today shared an inspiringvideo interview with Micky Arison, Chairman of the Board of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world’s largest leisure travel company. In the video he reflects on the inspiration behind building Cunard flagship Queen Mary 2 and the corporation’s acquisition of Cunard in 1998. The video, titled “Micky Arison on Cunard and Queen Mary 2,” has been edited as both a long version and short version.

In the interview, Arison remembers his family’s immigration to America in 1954 on Cunard’s Mauretania, and discusses the importance of a modern, simple and romantic cruise experience, which led to the vision and conception of Queen Mary 2.

Referring to the Transatlantic Crossing as a “hypnotic” experience, Arison notes, “The views are spectacular, and the service and food is the finest you can get anywhere in the world, and there is an incredible brand ambiance that’s unique to Cunard.”

Today, Queen Mary 2 remains the only true ocean liner at sea, and it is the only ship to continue to offer regularly scheduled TransatlanticCrossings.

From May until December 2017, Queen Mary 2 will make a total of 22 Transatlantic voyages, of which some will feature special programming such as:

“A crossing is a unique bucket list experience,” said Arison. “It’s really something that you should try once, but don’t be surprised if you’re going to want to do it again.”

For more information about Queen Mary 2, or to book a voyage, contact your Travel Agent, call Cunard Line at 1-800-728-6273 or