Cruise lines are rolling out huge discounts and extras to help potential passengers forget the disaster and illness that have plagued the industry lately. And for some -- it's working!
*Royal Caribbean, Carnival, shares down. March 8- Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd said on Friday that 108 people fell sick with a gastrointestinal illness believed to be a norovirus on its Vision of the Seas ship, which docked in Port Everglades, Florida, at the end of an 11- day trip.
NEW YORK, March 8- In the wake of the terrible tale of the stricken Carnival Triumph- and a Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd ship hit with norovirus in the news Friday- the cruise industry is delivering deep discounts and lots of extras.
*Royal Caribbean, Carnival shares down. Royal Caribbean shares were down 2.9 percent at $34.352. 2 percent in afternoon trading, while Carnival shares slipped 1.5 percent to $35.69. Royal Caribbean said those sickened have responded to the over-the-counter medicine they were given.
March 8- Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd said on Friday that its Vision of the Seas cruise ship arrived in Port Everglades, Florida after 108 people, including guests and crew, fell sick with an illness thought to be norovirus.
BERLIN, March 7- More hotels are expected to change hands this year, with transaction volumes returning to pre-crisis levels thanks to easier financing and wealthy Gulf buyers on the hunt for trophy assets in key locations in London or Paris.
Priceline.com will invest in Asia and Latin America to take advantage of growth opportunities, CEO Jeffery Boyd told CNBC on Wednesday.
Michael Winkleman, attorney, discusses the class action lawsuit filed against Carnival, after the events that left passengers stranded on the cruise ship "Triumph" in the Gulf of Mexico.
HONG KONG, Feb 21- Hong Kong shares are set to open lower, tracking softer markets overseas, with property stocks seen leading the slide following Beijing's latest move to curb frothy real estate markets.
LOS ANGELES, Feb 20- Casino operator MGM Resorts International reported a wider fourth-quarter loss on impairment charges on Wednesday, and as growth in its Chinese unit slowed from red-hot levels of a year ago. MGM Resorts, which operates the Mirage and Bellagio casino resorts, said revenue fell marginally to $2.29 billion.
Arne Sorenson, CEO of Marriott International, sees gridlock in Washington as a serious threat to his business.
LOS ANGELES, Feb 20- Casino operator MGM Resorts International's quarterly sales missed Wall Street expectations as revenue growth slowed in China, but its shares rose as much as 3 percent after its Chinese unit set a special dividend of $500 million.
Feb 19- Marriott International reported better-than-expected quarterly results as room revenue rose, aided by rising international travel and higher rates, and the hotel operator said it expects per-room revenue to rise further in 2013..
Feb 18- The fire on board the Carnival Corp cruise ship that drifted for days in the Gulf of Mexico awash in raw sewage started from fuel from a leaking diesel engine line that ignited, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Monday. The ship was towed into port in Mobile, Alabama late on Thursday.
LONDON, Feb 17- Sunday Times. 'DEATH BOND' INSURER SET FOR 1 BLN STG LONDON FLOAT. Antonio Horta-Osorio, chief executive of Lloyds Banking Group, could have his bonuses held back until the taxpayer's stake in the bank is back in the black.
The first lawsuit over the Carnival cruise ship disaster was filed the day after all passengers landed safely on shore.
Unless passengers suffered major injuries or other losses due to negligence by the cruise operator, they would be better off accepting compensation from Carnival Corp, they said.
Mike Khouw of CRT Capital, offers insight on how options traders are playing Carnival Corp. after its cruise nightmare.
Carnival Triumph passengers disembarked from 10:15pm ET to 1am ET. NBC's Chris Pollone reports the latest.
Sewage stenches, dwindling food supplies, makeshift beds: See what passengers experienced inside the Carnival Triumph.