Originally Posted by Mike M
I saw this the other day and I think it has a lot to do with how Carnival handles travel agents. It also came shortly after American Express removed Carnival from their inventory.
Sorry Mike, I usually agree with your insights, but in this case I really don't agree.
(1) American express only removed them from their "preferred suppliers" list - they didn't drop the cruise line inventory, and
(2) it only had to do with Carnival ads no longer saying "call your travel agent."
(3) The American Express thing happened well over a month before this interview, and I don't think that event had that much influence on what CSB thinks.
(4) I just don't see Cruise Critic ever siding with either a cruise line or agents over anything, they are not a trade publication. Plus, if you read the article she states her specific reasons for saying what she says - concerns over the mechanical condition of Carnival ships.