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Carnival to skip Europe in 2014

Carnival Cruise Lines, citing the continued high cost of transatlantic flights, said it will not have a ship sailing in Europe in 2014. Carnival said it depends heavily on U.S. passengers to fill its ships in Europe, although it does source some guests from other countries. “We anticipate that airfares to Europe will remain high, and we believe our North American passengers will continue to prefer more affordable vacations options closer to home as we move into next year,” a Carnival statement said. “Therefore we have decided to keep ships in North America during this period rather than place capacity in Europe in 2014.” (Travel Weekly)