On the heels of the "State of the Industry" conference and only after a month from the Triumph disaster, Carnival has suffered another setback. The Carnival Dream lost a generator at port in St. Maarten. Passengers are being flown home. Upcoming Dream cruises have been cancelled leaving future passengers to scramble to find replacement itineraries. While the recent conference revealed that 90% of all regular cruises remain loyal to the industry, one has to wonder how many will remain loyal to Carnival whose stock has slipped. This is bad news for south Florida. Each year the cruise industry sees twelve million passengers come through the port of Miami. This doesn't count Ft. Lauderdale, Palm Beach and Port Canaveral. Many of these passengers use hotels and eat in the local restaurants before and after their trip. Carnival’s string of mistakes will cost Carnival for sure but also affect the local economy.