New Cruise Lines International Association research shows two out of three cruisers are willing to cruise within a year and 58% of international vacationers, who have never cruised, likely to do so in the next few years.
2021 will ring in 27 new oceangoing cruise ships, adding 39,530 lower berths to the global fleet. This makes for a total investment $10.4bn, according to Seatrade’s orderbook, just updated to include Coral Geographer, arriving in March, instead of late 2021.
When British environmental photographer, Mandy Barker, arrived on UNESCO World Heritage-listed Henderson Island, in the remote territory of the Pitcairn Islands, she said “The item of plastic that stood out most were the hundreds of fishing buoys that littered the shoreline of this unique and remote uninhabited island, scattered around like planets in a marine solar system”.
The report presents the analysis of travel restrictions as of 1 September 2020 and places the emphasis on analysing common factors of destinations which have started easing restrictions and of destinations which borders remain closed, with a view to better understand the underlying factors and supporting decision making in this regard.