Cruise holidays in demand

4,500 domestic and international travellers have been surveyed.

Cruise holidays in demand

4,500 domestic and international travellers have been surveyed.

Demand for cruise holidays continues to increase, according to a new Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) ‘consumer sentiment survey’. 

The survey, carried out among 4,500 domestic and international travellers, reveals that for UK passengers:

  • 91% of respondents who have cruised previously said they intend to take a holiday at sea again, a 14% increase from 2019
  • Of those who have never cruised, 72% are open to cruising, a 1% increase from 2019
  • Of these two groups, 58% say they will book a cruise in the next two years

61% of respondents who have cruised previously said they later returned to a destination they had first visited via cruise ship.  

The Mediterranean and Caribbean are the most re-visited destinations.

Andy Harmer, CLIA UK & Ireland managing director, said: “With the crucial Wave booking period now well under way, 2023 is shaping up to be a very positive year for the cruise industry, so we’re thrilled to see this level of interest and demand from holidaymakers. The incredible array of cruise ships, destinations and onboard experiences means there really is something for everyone who is considering a sea getaway.” 

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