Cruise.co.uk reports cruise bounceback
Majority of 2021 passengers have booked for 2022
Online travel agent, Cruise.co.uk, has reported a buoyant cruise market with 73 per cent of people who sailed on a ship in 2021 having already booked for 2022.
Of those, 49 per cent, will be back on board within six months, while 13 per cent will sail within three months.
The results came from a poll of 1,200 customers and reflect buying habits covering part of the traditional peak booking period.
Tony Andrews, cruise.co.uk deputy managing director, said: “We are very encouraged by these figures, which clearly demonstrate the majority of cruise passengers are keen to get back on the water.
“Cruise lines really have gone above and beyond to make certain guests still enjoy all the trappings of a break onboard, while ensuring onboard health and wellbeing measures offer the assurances people are looking for. And the success of last year’s round Britain season means we are seeing demand from both seasoned cruisers as well as guests who sailed for the first time.
“As testing restrictions are increasingly lifted, we’re confident holidaymakers will continue to choose cruise.”
The survey also revealed that almost 95 per cent of passengers who had a cruise holiday in 2021 felt their health and wellbeing was protected by the measures onboard.