Cruise Industry Rebounding as Study Finds Demand Surging

A new study found demand in the cruise industry is rebounding after the devastation of the coronavirus pandemic and associated travel restrictions.

According to a survey from Cruiseline.com and Shipmate, 69 percent of respondents reported they have previously been on at least seven or more sailings, 17 percent with four to six cruises, eight percent with two to three cruises and 3.5 percent had taken at least one cruise.

In total, 91.4 percent reported they plan to take a cruise within the next year, 2.5 percent said they would not cruise in the next year and 6.1 percent are currently undecided. Another 89 percent of participants have cruised in the Caribbean region, with other previously-cruised destinations being Alaska, Pacific Coast (Mexico) and Europe.

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