Carnival will take a hit from the 'stench cruise' ordeal, and the industry will scurry to reassure potential customers. But the impact on the growing sector should be short-lived, experts say.
As the Carnival Triumph inches toward port, attention is turning to what rights its passengers have. But the cruise industry receives less oversight than the airline industry.
Lavish cruise ships continue to be built, despite the fact that US consumer bankruptcies totaled more than 136,000 in May, 9 percent more than a year ago.