The increase in bookings comes as C-19 cases decline and the CDC lowered its cruise travel warning.
A new report from AAA Travel showed that 58.3 million ,or 23% of Americans are considering taking a cruise within the next two years.
According to the report, bookings for cruises are twice as strong as they were just a year ago.
The increase in bookings comes as COVID-19 cases decline and the CDC lowered its cruise travel warning to a level two — a moderate level of COVID.
*Carnival’s tweet on latest announcement
— Carnival Cruise Line (@CarnivalCruise) June 10, 2021
Cruise lines have added safety precautions including,
vaccine and testing requirements for staff and guests, improved ventilation systems, hand washing and hand sanitizer dispensers in high-traffic areas.
Cruise industry expert Stewart Chiron says that cruise lines are the safest way to travel.
“What airplane, movie theater, hotel, or theme park can you go to, and know that essentially about everyone there is fully vaccinated?
hence there is no safer mode of transportation, there is no safer way to travel than what the cruise industry has offered,” said Chiron.
According to new AAA research:
- 58.3 million (23%) Americans are considering a cruise in the next two years.
- Millennials are even more eager, as over half (52%) say they are ready to return to the open seas.
- Of those who say they are likely to cruise again, 41% cite understanding the risks presented by C-19 as influencing their decision.
*The cruise lines have been working very hard with the CDC and all the guidelines that the CDC has put forth, the cruise lines’ own health protocols met the CDC guidelines.”