For 2009, occupancy and pricing are running behind the prior year, according to Carnival Corporation in its fourth quarter and year end earnings call today.

Carnival's guidance for full year 2009 earnings per share is in the range of $2.25 to $2.75, compared to previous guidance of $2.50 to $3.00, and actual earnings of $2.90 for 2008 and $2.95 for 2007.

The $0.50 range in guidance was attributed to the uncertainty surrounding the coming year.