Rockefeller Tries To Tax Cruise Lines – Cruise Naysayers – Work Under Way on AIDA Sisters In Japan

THE CRUISE EXAMINER at by Kevin Griffin

The Cruise Examiner for 5th August 2013

AIDA's new ships

Sometimes there seem to be endless negative voices braying about the big, bad cruise lines and all the wrongs they do. But a quick investigation by The Cruise examiner finds that this rump adds up to only two or three people, a senator, a university professor and a lawyer. In today’s lead story, we look at how that senator is trying to tax foreign-incorporated cruise lines trading from the United States, while in a follow-up story we look at the naysayers of the industry. Finally, we take a peek preview at two new ships now being built for AIDA Cruises of Germany by Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. Note the new bow design, unique for a cruise ship.

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