Triumph incident has no effect on RCCL earnings guidance

By Tom Stieghorst
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. said its booking outlook has not changed since the company issued guidance in connection with its fourth-quarter and year-end results on Feb. 4.

RCCL affirmed its outlook in an annual 10-K filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

"Since our earnings release on Feb. 4, 2013, bookings have remained encouraging and consistent with our previous expectations. Accordingly, our outlook has remained essentially unchanged," RCCL said.

The statement suggests bookings were not impacted by the Feb. 10 engine fire that disabled the Carnival Triumph, which forced the ship to be towed to port and resulted in widespread reports about passenger discomfort.

RCCL on Feb. 4 reported that bookings in January were up about 20% from the same period of 2012. The company's U.S. brands are Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises.

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