Until recently, cruises travel was the fastest growing sector of the travel industry. In the past five years, The cruise travel industry experienced a boom. Then came the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing and travel shutdowns. Can the industry recover this year, and what changes are in store long-term?
All You Need to Know About Cruise Travel!
What is the Cruise Industry?
Cruise travel can be defined as a luxurious form of travelling, involving an all-inclusive holiday on a cruise ship of at least 48 hours, with a set and specific itinerary, in which the cruise ship calls at several ports or cities. The cruise industry provides unique experiences for customers, blending elements of transportation, hospitality and entertainment.
Types of Cruises
- Ocean Cruises
- River Cruises
Biggest Companies Within the Cruise Industry
- Carnival Corporation
- Royal Caribbean
- Norwegian Cruise Lines
- MSC Cruises
- Genting Hong Kong
- Disney Cruise
- Marella Cruises (TUI)
What went wrong?
When the pandemic began, cruise ships immediately suffered high infection rates among passengers and crew. During the first wave, thousands were stranded onboard ships as they were held in quarantine or refused entry to ports as borders closed. By the end of April 2020, over 50 cruise ships had confirmed cases of COVID-19 and at least 65 deaths had occurred among passengers and crew.
What happens next?
Overall, the sector has been devastated by the pandemic. Possibly no other area of tourism has been as widely affected. A return to the robust growth enjoyed previously is unlikely for many years, if ever. But for there to be any chance of this happening, the industry must understand how the pandemic has affected people’s perceptions of cruises and address their concerns.
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There is Light and Hope Ahead
– International Cruises from England to Restart.
International cruises will be able to start again from England from 2 August after a 16-month break. People arriving at UK ports who have been fully vaccinated in the US and the EU will also not have to quarantine, the UK government said.
– The First Cruise Set To Sail From American Ports
The first cruise set to sail from American ports in more than 15 months is headed to the Caribbean this summer.
Celebrity Cruises got approval from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to bring passengers aboard for the seven-night cruise on June 26, the company announced this week.