".We've been very busy with cruises lately." Camelot World Travel agent Katie Adami told us "..We haven't had any issues with them, we haven't had anyone calling in and cancelling or scared of cruises...I myself am going on a cruise."
Adami says despite all the negative attention, cruise sales haven't wavered, and she's not the only one, we spoke to two other travel agencies who shared similar stories. Across our Facebook pages viewers also agreed despite all that has happened in the past week, there not really anyone who's the least bit put off when it comes to taking a cruise
So what's at the root of all this cruise ship loyalty? Adami says it comes down to one thing, telling us ".I think bottom line is people are looking for good deals ..."
And cruises have never been more affordable, with week long excursions coming in at around five hundred dollars. But cheap cruises can come at a price. a c-n-n report points out that cruise ships are not American flagged, and poorly regulated. And because the ships often operate 52-weeks-a-year, breakdowns will happen.
In the past two years alone c-n-n reports that ten cruise ship fires were reported. But all agree the vast majority of the millions of Americans who go on cruises each year -- won't encounter any problems -- much less one as bad as the triumph.