MIAMI -- Royal
Caribbean Cruises net income jumped 47%
during the third quarter of 2004, to $282.5 million from $191.9
million during the third-quarter 2003.
meanwhile, increased 12.8% year-over-year. Richard Fain, Royal
Caribbeans CEO, said the net yield for the quarter surpassed levels
the company achieved during the third
quarters in 1999 and 2000.
Weve gone past the
effects of Sept. 11, Fain said during a conference call with
24% to $1.4 billion, which the company attributed to a 10.8%
increase in capacity and an increase in cruise prices and onboard
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