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Whitepaper: What to Expect from the Cruise Industry in 2024

In the early months of 2020, over 32 million cruise passengers expected to set sail. Imagine their surprise when only a fraction of the 400 cruise ships prepared to hit the water left port. As the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the globe—and passengers forewent travel experiences to shelter in place—the cruise industry suffered a whopping $60 billion in losses.

Fast-forward to 2022, and a new phrase emerged: revenge travel.

After months of staycations and local getaways stifled by the pandemic, consumers were eager to splurge on trips. With a vow to make up for lost time (and make new memories in exotic locations), consumers flocked to airports and flooded cruise ship ports to finally travel again. By 2024, revenge travel will power $30 billion in cruise industry revenue, nearing pre-pandemic levels.

Are you curious about how the cruise industry is maintaining its comeback trajectory or how industry players can align with the primary trends and market forecasts that are shaping the travel landscape in 2024? In our whitepaper, we’ll address these questions and more, showcasing how cruise brands are charting turbulent waters and navigating economic headwinds like pros.

Download our whitepaper here.

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