MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) Travel agents said the recent issues aboard the Triumph could reflect in future bookings.
Travel agents said Carnival may have some trouble getting passengers to ever board their cruise ship again.
"It's going to be that much harder now with the fact that the Triumph has had all these atrocities that has happened," said travel agent Stephen Cape.
Mary Sprinkle has been on three Carnival cruises. Local 15 asked her if she would ever decide to choose Carnival again. She said, "Not on Carnival. I would on another cruise."
Cape stated more people may opt to cruise on other lines like the Norwegian or the Caribbean. For that reason, prices on Carnival cruise ships may drop significantly.
"I think that you'll start to see that towards the middle of the summer and towards the end of the year, that the cruise prices will go down and be very competitive," said Cape.
Cape said loyal cruisers make up the base of Carnival's business, but first time cruisers keep it expanding. He believes the recent events may deter their target demographic.
"Once they see some low bookings, they're going to do everything that they can to bring that up. And that's going to be advertising and dropping the rates," said Cape.