Cruise ship disasters not deterring travelers

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by Arrianee LeBeau, 13News

WVEC.com

Posted on May 24, 2013 at 6:02 PM

Updated Friday, May 24 at 6:21 PM

NORFOLK--Cruise season is now in full swing and Carnival's Glory set sail from downtown Norfolk Friday.
                
Even with the recent disasters aboard cruise ships, Bruce Horner of Travel Leaders in Virginia Beach said more people are cruising.

“The number of people cruising is definitely increasing because they keep building ships and they keep filling them up. So, they are coming from somewhere, but also because it's becoming an international experience,” said Horner. 

Honer said ships are shifting from being cruises to having including attractions like water parks and Broadway-style shows.

Honer said people aren’t turning a blind-eye to the problems some cruise lines have had though.

“They are being smart about that. They are asking us about it and we are directing them towards companies that have much better records of safety and less incidents, because this is a big investment for a lot of people and they don’t want to go through a nightmare experience,” said Honer.
 

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