HOUSTON, Jan 26, 2010 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- Carnival Cruise Lines, which is the world's largest cruise line based on passengers carried and is a unit of Carnival Corporation and plc (NYSE:CCL) (LSE:CCL) (NYSE:CUK), and Cardtronics USA, Inc. (Nasdaq:CATM) have reached an agreement for Cardtronics to provide ATM Managed Services on Carnival ships. Under the terms of this multi-year agreement, Cardtronics will provide numerous services including ATM deployment, monitoring, maintenance, customer service and transaction processing.
Cardtronics ATMs are servicing guests on five Carnival ships including the Carnival Conquest, Carnival Inspiration, Carnival Paradise, Carnival Pride and Carnival Valor. Each ship features two ATMs that are located in high traffic areas of the vessel and provide convenient access to cash for Carnival's guests.
"Cardtronics is excited to venture far from shore with its first ever cruise ship ATM placements," stated Brian Archer, Chief Marketing Officer at Cardtronics. "Providing a reliable and readily available source of cash for Carnival's customers while at sea and in port will help ensure a great experience aboard the ‘Fun Ships' of Carnival, one of the most recognized and respected companies in the vacation and hospitality industry."
"Consumers appreciate easy and convenient access to an ATM while on vacation and it is important that the ATMs on our ships be highly reliable and capable of serving our guests anywhere in the world. Cardtronics meets our high standards and we are pleased to be partnering with them," said Marie McKenzie, vice president of fleet accounting for Carnival Cruise Lines.
About Carnival Cruise Lines
Carnival Cruise Lines is the largest and most popular cruise line in the world, with 22 "Fun Ships" operating voyages ranging from three to 15 days in length to The Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska, Hawaii, Panama Canal, Canada, New England and Europe. The line's newest ship, the 130,000-ton Carnival Dream, launched year-round Caribbean service last month. Carnival also has two new ships on order, the 130,000-ton Carnival Magic, which is scheduled for delivery in 2011, and a sister ship set to debut in 2012.
About Cardtronics, Inc.
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Cardtronics (Nasdaq:CATM) is the world's largest non-bank operator of ATMs. Cardtronics operates approximately 33,000 ATMs across its portfolio, with ATMs in every major market in the United States and Puerto Rico, over 2,600 ATMs throughout the United Kingdom, and over 2,600 ATMs throughout Mexico. Major merchant clients include 7-Eleven(R), Chevron(R), Costco(R), CVS(R)/pharmacy, ExxonMobil(R), Rite Aid(R), Safeway(R), Sunoco(R), Target(R), and Walgreens(R). Complementing its ATM operations, Cardtronics works with financial institutions of all sizes to provide their customers with convenient cash access and deposit capabilities through ATM branding, surcharge-free programs, and image deposit services. Approximately 11,200 Cardtronics owned and operated ATMs currently feature bank brands. For more information, please visit the Company's website at www.cardtronics.com.
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