About two-thirds of regular cruise passengers are willing to take a cruise in the next year while 58 per cent of non-cruisers are willing to try it in the coming years, according to the latest report by Clia.
The 2021 State of the Cruise Industry Outlook report outlined that there is a positive story going into 2021 with 27 Clia member cruise ships due to launch next year – taking Clia’s global fleet to 270 vessels.
Kelly Craighead, Clia president and chief executive, said: “For the cruise community, there is no denying that 2020 was not the year we anticipated. Still, the industry wasted no time adjusting course to address the challenges before us.
“With the year drawing to a close, we are pleased to share Clia’s 2021 report that highlights the extraordinary steps the cruise community took to develop and implement enhanced public health protocols to keep putting people first, while continuing to focus on innovation and responsible tourism practices that make cruising the best way to experience the world.”
The report also found that passengers spent $385 in port cities before boarding a cruise and $100 in each port during a cruise.
The full 2021 State of the Cruise Industry Outlook report can be viewed here.