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P&O Princess rejects offer from Carnival

MIAMI - Carnival Corp., the world's largest cruise operator, said Sunday that its $4.5 billion offer to merge...allowing it to surpass Carnival as the world's largest cruise operator. Royal Caribbean is oriented toward Caribbean travel...
Princess puts itself up for auction

...executives believed regulators would reject the bid due to antitrust concerns. Carnival is currently the world's largest cruise operator. Merger with Royal Caribbean would create a business worth $6 billion and overtake Carnival in size. Miami-based...
Alaska editorial: Cruise lines make smart move to improve image

...formed an Anchorage-based association to work with Alaskans. The Alaska Cruise Association will include the major cruise operators, plus tourism-based companies from around the state. No more relying on the North West CruiseShip Association...
Prices rise, but travelers still cruising

...industry's rebound from the recession and Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks that devastated the travel business and forced cruise operators to slash their prices. About halfway through the heaviest booking quarter of the year, cruise lines say they are...
Tourists holding out for big deals, industry hopes this summer, and for Fairbanks, that's a big deal," he said. Fletcher is optimistic that his and other cruise operators will fill their ships, but it will take some enticements to make it happen. "People still want to travel," said...
Alaska to fight cruise tax challenge

...interest of Alaskans," he said. Both Carnival Corp. and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., the state's largest cruise operators, are headquartered in Miami. The lawsuit challenges only $46 of the tax, the portion used to fund infrastructure...
Carnival pulls two ships from 2011 schedule

...sister company P&O Cruises in the U.K. The two companies announcing redeployments Wednesday are the largest cruise operators in Alaska. Princess, along with three additional companies, already announced the redeployment of a total of four...
Stubborn facts about the cruise ship bill

...vs. the federal tonnage clause, plus the unknown economic consequences of either. So the position of the large cruise operators is clear. They will sign a legally binding compact, or memorandum of understanding, with the state. This MOU...
Cruise lines won't merge

...were exchanged earlier this year. ``We have had discussions with P&O, as we do from time to time with major cruise operators,'' he said. ``There are no discussions with P&O currently.'' But P&O spokesman Peter Smith said from...
Attack on a tax

...rafting Mendehall Lake and River. The Empire's average is likely low as well because it doesn't include high-end cruise operators such as Regents and Silversea. Other companies are privately held and don't publicly report their profits. Carnival...


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