Carnival (CCL -1%) will spend over $600M to add extra generators and improved fire suppression...

|About: Carnival Corporation (CCL)|By:, SA News Editor

Carnival (CCL -1%) will spend over $600M to add extra generators and improved fire suppression systems to its fleet of ships run under the Carnival Cruise Lines flag and other cruise lines it owns. The string of headline-grabbing incidents this year with Carnival ships has affected Wave Season bookings, according to industry watchers. While Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCLH -0.9%) is showing strong demand and Royal Caribbean (RCL -0.8%) is mildly ahead of last year's pace, Carnival is discounting prices by as much as 8% and bookings are off by over 10%.