It's been one problem after another for Carnival Cruise Lines. Problems with their ships have made for some not-so-relaxing vacations for thousands of people. All of the news has been bad for business. Now, the company is working to lure in some customers by drastically slashing prices.
For $38 per-person, per night, you can take a four-day trip to the Bahamas from Port Canaveral with stops in Nassau and Half Moon Cay. The ship includes a comedy club, a piano bar, a casino and a spa. That price, by the way, is cheaper than a night at a Motel Six. The company is hoping these bargain prices will lure in some customers after what happened earlier this year.
Back in February, passengers aboard the Carnival Triumph experienced a trip they'll never forget. An engine fire left the ship stranded in the Gulf of Mexico for five days. They actually lost power causing food shortages, backed up toilets, and sick passengers. Three lawsuits have already been filed in the incident, and one is asking for class action status.
Another ship, the Legend, which sails from Tampa was slowed down by propulsion problems. It still docked and sailed on time but some of the ports were changed and canceled. And the Dream got stuck in St. Maarten because of a problem with an emergency generator. Passengers were flown back to Orlando while the ship stayed in port for repairs.
These lower priced vacations are strictly with Carnival. We checked, and other cruise lines have not felt the impact of Carnival's troubles and they have not lowered their fares.
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