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Royal Caribbean's 3Q Net Income Rises 14%

On October 28, 2011, the Daily Business Review reports that Royal Caribbean Cruises' third-quarter net income climbed 14 percent, buoyed by stronger demand for Caribbean and Alaskan itineraries and people spending more onboard its ships. The cruise operator lowered its full-year earnings guidance to a level below analysts' expectations, citing the strengthening dollar and a fuel-related charge. But the Miami company says 2012 demand is solid so far, with pricing higher than it was this time a year ago.

Royal Caribbean reportedly earned $399 million, or $1.82 per share, for the period ending September 30th. This is better than its earnings of $350.2 million, or $1.61 million per share a year ago. Thus, third-quarter net yields, which measures the amount a cruise company makes from its passengers after removing expenses, climbed 5.3 percent.

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