In light of the recent cruise ship crisis aboard the Carnival Triumph, some people might be re-thinking those cruises they have booked.
Clay Ingram with AAA says he has not had anyone cancel or change their plans because of this cruise ship crisis. He says they had one woman call, asking if Carnival was offering discounts on other trips. Right now, they are not.
Ingram says Carnival may be forced to reduce their cruise ship prices to recover from this public relations nightmare. He does not anticipate other cruise lines doing that. People are still booking cruises, according to AAA. They say one woman booked a Carnival cruise this morning.
Ingram says most people understand accidents can happen anytime, anywhere.
"There is a small risk involved and everyone knows that. When something goes wrong, it usually gets a lot of publicity, but usually people don't let that affect their plans to travel," said Ingram.
Passengers can buy travel insurance, so if something goes wrong with your trip you can get a refund. In the case of the Triumph, travel insurance would not matter, because everyone is getting a refund plus additional compensation from Carnival.
Sunday, May 19 2013 10:07 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:07:39 GMT
From the Tyler Police Department: TYLER, TX (KLTV) - On Saturday at approximately 8:50 p.m., police responded to a pedestrian accident that occurred in the 2300 block of West Erwin Street in Tyler. UponMore >>
The pedestrian was immediately transported to East Texas Medical Center with life threatening injuries, where he later died from his injuries.More >>
It's been less than 10 months since the world record for a lottery prize. On Saturday night, it could conceivably fall once again.More >>
It's all about the odds, and one single ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials disclosed Sunday.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 1:11 AM EDT2013-05-19 05:11:43 GMT
(NASA/CNN) - NASA scientists recorded a powerful explosion on the moon recently. A meteoroid struck the lunar surface at speeds of 56,000 mph on March 17. The impact was so powerful the flash of brightMore >>
A meteoroid struck the lunar surface at speeds of 56,000 mph on March 17.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 12:56 PM EDT2013-05-19 16:56:47 GMT
The Nacogdoches Sheriff's Office was called out to the Ponderosa area Sunday morning around 2:30 AM to a party where an intoxicated Francisco Rivera had assaulted a party-goer.Police say 26-year-old RiveraMore >>
The Nacogdoches Sheriff's Office was called out to the Ponderosa area Sunday morning around 2:30 AM to a party where an intoxicated Francisco Rivera had assaulted a party-goer.More >>