At Today.com, a report from April 24 states that bookings on cruise ships are on the rise.
Cruise Lines International Association, the industry’s largest trade association, estimates that 23 million people will board ocean-bound cruise ships this year, an increase of 4.4 percent over last year.
Some reasons for the increased bookings?
- Low gas prices
- Decent job numbers
- Increasing home equity
- An overall rebound in disposable income spending
- An unwavering positive sentiment about cruise travel
While demand is up, the number of incidents in 2015 seems to also be increasing. Is this a matter of increased travel – or are accidents like slip and fall injuries, passenger’s overboard and norovirus accounts becoming more commonplace for other reasons?
“There have been no cruise ships crashing, no cruise ships stalling,” said Mike Driscoll, editor-in-chief of Cruise Week, an industry publication.
Cruise lines haven’t stoked demand with price cuts either. It’s quite the opposite.
“Rates are going up and ships are going out full,” said Driscoll.
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