12/2/2008

Travel agents say taking a cruise has become nearly as cheap as staying home as cruise lines continue to offer deep discounts to fill their ships. "We always say cruise lines are resilient to the economy, but we have seen a slowdown in the number of bookings compared to the same time last year," said Harrison Liu, a representative for Royal Caribbean International. "We're working closely with travel agents and all our partners to entice consumers."

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