You can twist a story and create a headline to sell an article I guess. This is the job of most media and why I have little respect for them.
The truth is Carnival had created FunShip 2.0 and released a schedule to upgrade several ships over the next several years BEFORE the "Poop" cruise ever happened. The TRUTH is that the rates have likely fallen though because of the "Poop" cruise and a few other issues they have had. Works for me, I will take my quarterly $0.25 dividend (2.95% per year), current 8.39% profit on the stock, $100 shareholder shipboard credit on every cruise I take (7-13 days), AND the new lower rates.
Nothing is perfect. If people got back on planes after the 9/11 tragedy, I see no reason why the cruise industry will not return over time.
Exotic Western Caribbean - Dream (B2B) - November, 2013 (Our Honeymoon)
Eastern Caribbean - Dream (B2B) - November, 2013 (Our Wedding)
Mexician Riviera - Spirit - November, 2011
Western Caribbean - Freedom - January, 2011
Southern Caribbean - Miracle - November, 2010
Western Caribbean - Liberty - November, 2008
Eastern Caribbean - Valor - October, 2006