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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Carnival Cruise ships: a disgraceful American corporation

So, not only does Carnival (the world’s largest cruise ship company) hire captains that showboat their ships aground in Italy, with the loss of 32 lives

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They also leave fishermen in trouble to die, rather than take the time to rescue them.

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/apr/29/cruise-firm-performance-bonuses-tips

Cruises are supposed to be places to “get away from it all”, but Carnival seems to be trying to get away from all meaningful corporate governance.

Nope. Never taken a Carnival cruise and certainly don’t plan to take one now!