Will cruise stay afloat?

Archer, Jane
March 2009
Travel Weekly (UK);3/13/2009, p7
Trade Publication
The article presents information on recent developments related to the cruise industry. Recently Fred Olsen Cruise Lines' Balmoral was attacked by pirates in the Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea. More recently there was a mutiny on Costa Europa by passengers who were fed up when the ship missed four out of seven ports due to engine trouble. The industry is hoping British stoicism and keen prices will prevent a bookings backlash from would-be cruisers put off by the recent incidents.


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