The owners of the Costa Concordia are offering survivors of the disaster a 30 percent discount off future cruises as they battle to stave off law suits expected to cost hundreds of millions of pounds. As the body of a 12th victim was found inside the hull of the £370 million, 1,000 ft vessel, survivors call the discount offer “insulting.” The most recent victim was found wearing a life jacket on the fourth deck, close to a muster station.
1. What was the difference between net income for Carnival from 2010 to 2011?
2. What did Carnival attribute this drop in income to?
3. What is Carnival’s connection with the Concordia and why is Carnival seeing a downturn in bookings this year?
CNN Video. (2012). Carnival Cruise Lines Takes Financial Hit, Jan. 16 (Retrievable online at http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/01/16/pkg-boulden-cruise-ship-business-after-concordia.cnn)
Duffin, C., R. Mendick, N. Squires, and V. Ward (2012). Costa Concordia: ‘Insulting’ Cruise Offer to Survivors, The Telegraph, Jan. 24 (Retrievable online at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/9030212/Costa-Concordia-insulting-cruise-offer-to-survivors.html)