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Carnival Cruise chairman's unfortunately timed statement about Ebola and travel bookings

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"We have seen no impact on our future bookings whatsoever."

The cruise ship Carnival Triumph is towed towards Mobile Bay near Dauphin Island, Ala., Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. The ship with over 1,000 passengers aboard has been idled for nearly a week in the Gulf of Mexico following an engine room fire. Credit: AP

News that a person who handled the Dallas Ebola victim's lab specimens was aboard a Carnival Cruise ship and in self-isolation broke early Friday morning.

Just two days before, David Dingle, the chairman of the company, appeared on CNBC and made a now-rather ironic statement.

While talking about the impact of Ebola on their future business, the Carnival chairman said: "We have seen no impact on our future bookings whatsoever."

CNBC tweeted the statement Wednesday night.

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