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Better Buy Now: Carnival or Royal Caribbean?

Amanda Buchanan
July 13, 2012

The travel industry as a whole is currently thriving as consumers regain some discretionary income and start booking vacations they'd been putting off over the last few years. 2012 hasn't been quite so rosy for cruise lines, though. Industry leader Carnival (NYSE: CCL  ) and runner-up Royal Caribbean (NYSE: RCL  ) are both trailing the market.