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Old September 18th, 2004, 09:35 AM
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It has been at least 6 months since I have visited the board so please forgive if this sounds like a pinch penny. With the devistation of the islands and the lost of income with so many cruise lines. Do you think that the cruise lines will jack up their prices to make up for the loss or lower them to get the business back?
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Old September 18th, 2004, 10:26 PM
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I hope lower,that would be nice.
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Old September 19th, 2004, 07:41 AM
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I don't think it is the cruise lines problem with rebuilding.
They may help out with humantarian aid. I feel sorry for the people there but they choose to live in sub standard housing. I'm not going to get into the politics of a country. That is another can of worms.
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Old September 19th, 2004, 02:22 PM
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I was thinking of disney Cruise Line that will probanbly been shut down for a while. How we they regain revenue? Higher prices to recover or lower to get business back or stay the same. I know how much that these countries rely on tourism. And there are still more bad weather coming their way. I don't have anything booked as of yet but was thinking another cruise in Jan or Feb. What impact will the hurricanes have on their future business?
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I think you're making assumptions about impact of hurricanes on the operations of the cruise lines that aren't supportable by the facts.

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Old September 20th, 2004, 10:13 AM
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If I'm wrong please explain. From what I have read Port Canaveral was damaged. And the 3-4 day cruises from Carnval were stopped. Maybe I miss read things. I thought that is what I got the USA Today and from the home page at Cruisemates. Please forgive my assumptions.
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Disney has already removed its Hurricane Update page. They are back to regular operations already.

Carnival's updates are here: http://www.carnival.com/CMS/Static_T...er_update.aspx

As you can see, they're also operating all their scheduled cruises.

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Old September 20th, 2004, 02:57 PM
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Thank you Bicker,
That is a good news. For all parties.
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Old September 21st, 2004, 08:07 AM
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We sailed out of Port Canaveral on 9/11. The port is open, but the dredging wasn't totally completed. All ships except the Mariner were sailing. The port could only accomodate a 27 ft. draft and the Mariner is too big. As Bicker said, all ships are sailing again.

As to whether the cruiselines will raise their prices - who knows? I would suspect not.

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its all about supply and demand. If the number of people cruising drops off then the cruise lines will probably lower their prices to entice you to cruise. The cruise lines will change itinearies until the hurricane ravaged ports of call are cruise ready.
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Old September 21st, 2004, 10:11 AM
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You all have as always been very helpful.
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