September 28, 2011 08:10 ET

Equity Research on Carnival Corp. and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. - Cruise Companies Facing Obstacles

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Political unrest in the Mediterranean region, specifically, conflicts in Egypt, Libya and Tunisia, has discouraged some consumers from booking cruises in the area. Hurricanes also forced many cruise lines to alter routes and in some cases cancel trips. Higher fuel costs and weak consumer spending have had the most impact on revenues though and neither is showing signs of improving quickly.

Despite the aforementioned growth obstacles, Carnival Corp. still reported a quarterly rise in profits. Revenues for the cruise line improved 11.7% over the prior year quarter. Rival Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has not fared as well recently with shares falling steadily since the end of July. Carnival Corp. and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. reports are accessible for free by registering today at or

Moving forward, growth for cruise companies will be difficult considering the current operating environment. However, some cruise lines continue to report strong bookings and may still be able to widen margins.

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