2022 has shown itself to be an excellent year of recovery for the tourism industry as a whole after the Covid-19 pandemic. This statement is particularly true of the leisure segment. Within this segment, the cruise industry is going from strength to strength in its comeback. In 2022, bookings picked up against pre-crisis levels and many operators are opening new experiences for 2023. Such a renaissance is not unremarkable for an industry that suffered from several high-profile Covid-19 quarantine incidents, such as Diamond Princess, in 2020. Let us take a look at the signs of recovery, the future development plans of industry players from Europe to North America, the new ecological measures being implemented, and other trends blossoming in the world of cruises.
In October 2022, consumer sentiment data released by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the trade association for the global cruise industry, showed appetite for cruise travel to be greater now than in 2019. 84% said they intend to cruise again, vs 79% in 2019 , and of those who had...
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