After a year of drought, the cruising industry is now seeing a hike in demand. Due to the COVID -19 pandemic throughout the world, everything was shattered and therefore people were forbidden to get out of their houses. Thus, the cruising industry had to face a huge loss due to the non-operational period.
On the other hand, people had to cancel their bookings due to the pandemic situation. But as the year 2022 is marching towards its end, the pandemic situation has come under control to some extent. This is why people are now getting interested in going on holiday. The cruise liners have also started their preparation to launch different small and long vacations on the water.
The Mediterranean cruises industry is now letting people book their holidays too. The good news for the travel enthusiasts is that their long haul cruises are also in operation and you can now go for the booking. They are planning to bring back the most demanded holiday destination tours in 2023 like Alaska, Australia and many more in the list.
The reason behind this resuming of the cruises is said to be the inspiration from the opening up of international travel means, mostly the international flights. The Director of CLIA of UK, Andy Harmer has stated that they are looking to open up with newer destinations as well as new facilities to show a new horizon of cruising to their passengers. They are also very much excited with the kind of cautionary measures they had adapted to stay away from COVID-19 and therefore their success in it. This has been considered as good feedback to the cruising companies and to the passengers too.
The success of the cruise lines with their extensive success of last year is supplying them confidence to conduct more holiday tours on the sea. According to Chris Hackney, the MD of Marella Cruises has stated that the industry is getting back its glitter almost after 18 months. Due to this, the sales of tickets for the cruise holidays are increasing day by day at a very high rate. He also added that the customers are very much excited as they have started providing services again. They now want the cruise line companies to start the services again.
According to Janet Whittingham who is the head of Cruise at online company, Travel Counsellors, the cruise holidays are attracting a lot of customers this year. People had to stay locked at their houses for long and thus they are now finding ways to get out of the cells. This is why the demand is skyrocketing from the new customers. This is showing considerable interest from people for cruise holiday vacations.
The top performers in this list are P&O, Royal Caribbean cruise line, Regent Seven Seas. In these consequences, the cruise lines are promising to introduce better services and more exciting holiday packages for the interested customers. They are therefore waiting for the holiday seasons in 2022 also.