Royal Caribbean

5 Winners and Losers of the Week in Business

Among the wins and losses in business this week: the well-timed announcement of a bar-raising new Royal Caribbean cruise ship and a painful computer failure American Airlines.

Midday Market Minute: Another Mishap for the Cruise Industry

The Carnival Triumph is being towed to a port in Mexico after an engine room fire knocked out the ship's power. Carnival could have to refund money to lots of disappointed customers. The company is also under investigation for possible violations, and could face a huge fine.

IPO Activity Heats Up Again

Investor uncertainty, the fiscal cliff debate, and the misadventures of some high-profile initial public offerings last year have led to a lack of new issues recently. But that's about to change.

Cruise Industry Hits a Patch of Rough Water

Market leader Carnival issued disappointing guidance during last week's quarterly report. Rival Royal Caribbean is running into obstacles in financing its next mega-ship. Norwegian Cruise Line wasn't in the news, but NCL hasn't been able to complete its IPO since calling it off last year.

Haiti's Best Hotels Thrive in the Quake's Long Aftermath

A year after Haiti's catastrophic Jan. 12 earthquake, Port-au-Prince is still primarily a city of rubble and ruin. But the views from high-end spots like the Hotel Oloffson are picture perfect, and with armies of aid workers still needing somewhere to bed down, business at those hotels left intact is booming.

Preview: More Rough Seas for Royal Caribbean

There's no smooth sailing for Royal Caribbean Cruises, which is expected to post a weak quarter as the recession soaks its revenues. The likely soggy fourth-quarter results will come despite cost-cutting and aggressive marketing.

Cruise Line Visit to Haiti Highlights Ugly Side of Paradise

Three days after the earthquake in Haiti, Royal Caribbean sent one of its cruise ships to Labadee, a privately owned Haitian beach. The move, which created an uncomfortable juxtaposition between starving, dying Haitians and well-fed vacationers, has caused many to question the cruise line and its relationship to its Caribbean ports of call.

Is Royal Caribbean Doing the Right Thing in Haiti?

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Ltd. (RCL) is taking some grief for continuing to send boats to Labadee, its private beach on the north coast of Haiti, even as the country recovers from a devastating earthquake that killed tens of thousands and left the capital city Port-au-Prince in ruins. But it's not at all clear that the cruise ship operator is doing something wrong.

U.S. May Face Steep Tab in Haiti Rebuilding

President Obama has offered Haiti the United States' 'full support' after the island nation suffered an epic earthquake. What he did not mention is America's generosity may come with a hefty price tag to U.S. taxpayers as the deficit mushrooms from the cost of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.