NCL, Carnival Drop JoyStarJanuary 8, 2009 By: George Dooley
Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) and Carnival Cruise Lines have stopped doing business with TravelStar/JoyStar, the controversial host agency. The moves follow the December 31, 2008 filing of an Involuntary Bankruptcy proceeding against JoyStar in Federal Bankruptcy court. Related Links
In a statement, NCL said: “Effective immediately, NCL has chosen not to continue its business relationship with Joystar Cruises. The company will no longer accept new reservations from Joystar or any of its affiliated agents. NCL will continue to service existing Joystar reservations booked prior to January 5, 2009.”
Meanwhile, Carnival confirmed that it has placed JoyStar on a “do not book status.” Carnival said it is “no longer accepting business from them based on continuing concerns over the commission payments to JoyStar agents.” Carnival made the decision January 7.