Uniworld Boutique River Cruises claims that more ocean cruisers are switching to river.
In a new poll carried out by the river cruise line, 41 per cent of of respondents said they preferred smaller ship cruising and fewer passengers post-pandemic.
The survey also found that 30 per cent of respondents felt that river cruises offered more varied scenery, while 17 per cent preferred the slower pace of river itineraries.
Interestingly, 72 per cent of those surveyed said they intended to take more holidays from 2023, with 44 per cent aiming to go on two or three holidays a year.
“The data from our recent survey among past guests and those with an interest in cruising has been really interesting and supported many of the trends we are seeing ourselves post-pandemic,” said Chris Townson, UK managing director of Uniworld Boutique River Cruises.
“It was promising to see such a surge in those who had previously ocean cruised then opting for a river cruise, as well as their motivations for travel in 2023 and the lust to do more.”
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