Okay - let's be honest. The economy is terrible and the cruise lines cannot get the fares they would like to be getting and sell cruises. They can only "weather the storm" for so long before they have to make cutbacks.
They are not building (many) new ships, althoug they are still spending pretty significant amounts on changes and upgrades to older vessels.
But in the last three years what has suffered the most in the cruise industry in general?