Travel Agencies Mostly Unaffected after Carnival Issues

5 years 7 months 2 days ago Thursday, March 14 2013 Mar 14, 2013 Thursday, March 14, 2013 5:24:00 PM CDT March 14, 2013 in News
By: Elise Oggioni
loading

COLUMBIA - After another Carnival cruiseliner reported having technical issues which forced travelers to cut their cruise short, local travel agents told KOMU 8 News Thursday they have actually seen an increase in customers asking for Carnival cruise packages. 

Shelly Lin, a travel agent with Adelmann Travel Company, said she has received many calls from customers asking about Carnival's deals and if the cruise line has lowered their prices due to the recent news making headlines.

"We've actually saw a little more of a pickup on cruise calls to see if there were cheap cruises going on," Lin said.

Lin also said she doesn't think it is fair to single out Carnival in this issue because the chance of what happened on the Carnival Dream is "one in a million".

"It could have happened to any of the cruise lines. And if you look at the history, there's, you know, some of the other cruise lines have had this happen. Not on such a large scale, but have had this happen," Lin said.

Jerry Price is the office manager and travel agent at Suzy Davis Travel. He said his company did have several customers that were scheduled on Carnival's Triumph that had the engine fire, who were re-located to another Carnival cruiseliner.

He said it often takes a lot to change someone's mind after they have decided to book a cruise package, especially if they are "repeat cruisers".

"Probably more than any other type of vacation group, they're resistant to some of the stories they hear that have negative information," Price said.

Lin said she knows of a group that recently booked a Carnival cruise vacation, but has not heard from them in terms of wanting to change their reservations. 

A couple who was booking a Carnival cruise for their daughter's wedding told KOMU 8 News they had no fears about booking with Carnival cruise lines, and had no comment about the recent issues with engine fires and other problems with Carnival in recent weeks. 

More News

Grid
List
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri vehicle owners will be getting new red, white and blue license plates to commemorate the... More >>
52 minutes ago Tuesday, October 16 2018 Oct 16, 2018 Tuesday, October 16, 2018 5:48:16 PM CDT October 16, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY – A New York man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to two counts of attempting to produce child pornography.... More >>
2 hours ago Tuesday, October 16 2018 Oct 16, 2018 Tuesday, October 16, 2018 4:21:00 PM CDT October 16, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Jerome Sally, a Hickman High School assistant principal, is suing Columbia Public Schools as a result of "systemic... More >>
3 hours ago Tuesday, October 16 2018 Oct 16, 2018 Tuesday, October 16, 2018 3:23:00 PM CDT October 16, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Lt. Governor Mike Kehoe made a stop in Columbia Tuesday to campaign for Proposition D, the gas tax... More >>
5 hours ago Tuesday, October 16 2018 Oct 16, 2018 Tuesday, October 16, 2018 1:28:00 PM CDT October 16, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - A Royal Inn manager said Tuesday the maintenance team was beginning renovations when the building's second-floor walkway came... More >>
5 hours ago Tuesday, October 16 2018 Oct 16, 2018 Tuesday, October 16, 2018 1:25:00 PM CDT October 16, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - A federal judge sent the lawsuit over Kenneth Suttner's death back to circuit court on Friday after... More >>
5 hours ago Tuesday, October 16 2018 Oct 16, 2018 Tuesday, October 16, 2018 1:01:17 PM CDT October 16, 2018 in News
(CNN) -- The problem of unsolicited robocalls has gotten so bad that... More >>
7 hours ago Tuesday, October 16 2018 Oct 16, 2018 Tuesday, October 16, 2018 11:19:50 AM CDT October 16, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - A Kansas woman connected to a deadly car crash in Boone County has been sentenced to five years... More >>
8 hours ago Tuesday, October 16 2018 Oct 16, 2018 Tuesday, October 16, 2018 10:27:00 AM CDT October 16, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - A Boonville man will spend the next decade in prison after pleading guilty to a deadly 2017 shooting.... More >>
8 hours ago Tuesday, October 16 2018 Oct 16, 2018 Tuesday, October 16, 2018 10:13:00 AM CDT October 16, 2018 in News
CALIFORNIA - A former employee in the Russellville and California school districts pleaded guilty Friday to having sexual contact with... More >>
9 hours ago Tuesday, October 16 2018 Oct 16, 2018 Tuesday, October 16, 2018 8:43:00 AM CDT October 16, 2018 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Water levels on the Mississippi River are dropping north of St. Louis after high waters forced... More >>
10 hours ago Tuesday, October 16 2018 Oct 16, 2018 Tuesday, October 16, 2018 8:38:00 AM CDT October 16, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - A man will spend the next nine years in prison after pleading guilty to a deadly November 2017... More >>
10 hours ago Tuesday, October 16 2018 Oct 16, 2018 Tuesday, October 16, 2018 8:37:36 AM CDT October 16, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri State Treasurer’s Office put out a warning monday about a tax scam attempt. According... More >>
10 hours ago Tuesday, October 16 2018 Oct 16, 2018 Tuesday, October 16, 2018 8:12:00 AM CDT October 16, 2018 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities have charged a suburban St. Louis man with stabbing a woman 17 times after catching... More >>
10 hours ago Tuesday, October 16 2018 Oct 16, 2018 Tuesday, October 16, 2018 8:06:00 AM CDT October 16, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - The state Capitol building is set to receive interior upgrades after the Missouri Capitol Commission met with... More >>
11 hours ago Tuesday, October 16 2018 Oct 16, 2018 Tuesday, October 16, 2018 7:38:00 AM CDT October 16, 2018 in Top Stories
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities say a suspect in two deadly St. Louis shootings has been linked to a third.... More >>
11 hours ago Tuesday, October 16 2018 Oct 16, 2018 Tuesday, October 16, 2018 7:14:33 AM CDT October 16, 2018 in News
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Joanne Garone Behnke has replayed every possible scenario in her mind a hundred times. ... More >>
21 hours ago Monday, October 15 2018 Oct 15, 2018 Monday, October 15, 2018 8:44:00 PM CDT October 15, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA- Columbia Public School's out-of-school suspension rates for black students is double the rate of out-of-school suspensions given to white... More >>
22 hours ago Monday, October 15 2018 Oct 15, 2018 Monday, October 15, 2018 8:06:00 PM CDT October 15, 2018 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 56°
7pm 53°
8pm 50°
9pm 48°
10pm 47°