Disabled Cruise Ship-Industry Impact


Some travel agents say cruise prices and bookings have not been affected by reports about the disabled Carnival Triumph ship, but others in the industry say it's too early to tell.

The Triumph has arrived after being towed to Mobile, Ala., amid reports of filthy conditions onboard after the ship lost power at sea.
Kathy Gerhardt is a spokeswoman for Travel Leaders, a network of travel agencies. She says they are not seeing cancellations.

Heidi Allison-Shane is a spokeswoman for CruiseCompete.com, and she also says they are seeing few cancellations and stable prices.

But the editor of the industry newsletter Cruise Week says there may be a downward blip in cruise bookings as Triumph passengers start telling their stories.


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