Carnival fire affected consumer confidence in cruise lines, poll finds

03/6/2013 | USA Today

Cruise lines' approval from U.S. consumers took a significant hit after the fire aboard the Carnival Triumph last month, a new survey by Harris Interactive has found. Carnival Cruise Lines experienced a 17% drop in trust ratings in a survey conducted Feb. 19 to 21, while Norwegian Cruise Line, Holland America Line and Royal Caribbean International experienced smaller drops. The poll also found that 58% of noncruisers feel less inclined to take a cruise than they were a year ago.

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