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.
Because the South Pacific islands are isolated in the South Pacific area, it became necessary to develop a regional approach to the cruise shipping sector.
The South Pacific Cruise Alliance is a non-profit organisation which was officially founded and recognised in 2011. It is now gathering 7 countries of the South Pacific region from American Samoa, Cook Islands, French Polynesia, Pitcairn, Samoa, the Kingdom of Tonga, and newly entered Wallis & Futuna.