Cruise prices in the
Caribbean appear to be stabilizing, prices in Alaska are falling
and Europe continues to be strong, according to a report from
investment firm A.G. Edwards.
Analyst Tim Conder said in A.G. Edwards'
February Cruise Pricing Report that Carnivals Caribbean prices are,
so far, not falling for the second and third quarters, and that
third-quarter prices are up in the Caribbean for Royal
Europe continues to be the strongest
geographic market, Conder said, with pricing up a double-digit
percentage over last year. Conder also noted that weekend lodging
in European cruise markets, which has been weak since last
spring, has begun to rebound.
Overall, Conder said continued weakness
in the Caribbean has been offset by strength in Europe and
declining fuel prices.
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