Carnival to add 2 more cruise brands in China

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Posted: Oct 13, 2015 3:48 PM

Carnival is bringing two more of its cruise brands to China to keep up with growing demand from Chinese travelers.

The Miami-based cruise company said Tuesday that its Carnival and Aida-branded cruise ships will start sailing in China in 2017. The company's other brands, Costa and Princess, are already sailing in China. Carnival first entered the Chinese market with Costa ships in 2006.

Hotels, airlines and other U.S. travel and companies have been expanding in China to cater to the growing number of Chinese travelers.

Shares of Carnival Corp. slipped 46 cents to $49.90 in afternoon trading Tuesday.