Cruise stocks lead S&P 500 in gains, as Carnival sees biggest gain in 23 months

Cruise stocks lead S&P 500 in gains, as Carnival sees biggest gain in 23 months

Shares of Carnival Corp. soared 13.7% in afternoon trading, to bounce off the previous session's 30-year closing low, and enough to be the S&P 500's third-biggest gainer. The two bigger gainers were fellow cruise operators, as shares of Royal Caribbean Group ran up 15.4% and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. hiked up 16.8%. Carnival's stock, which was headed for the biggest one-day gain since the record 39.3% gain on Nov. 9, 2020, had closed Monday at the lowest price since Oct. 15, 1992, in t