The brand new ship will receive a celebrity-style U.S. debut from the GRAMMY Award-winning band Maroon 5 Sunday and has the potential to drastically increase the number of visitors to the island each year. Based on double occupancy, the ship can carry 24 percent more passengers than its predecessor, the Carnival Conquest.
But let’s not forget about the arrival of the 2,758-passenger Carnival Triumph in Galveston last month giving Carnival Cruise Lines the potential to bring approximately 100,000 more visitors to the island in 2012, creating a potential $10 million or more in direct economic impact to the island’s tourism industry. That’s a whole lot of “fun”.
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- Galveston Celebrates a Decade of Carnival Cruises (prweb.com)