Cruise Ships and Their Fans …

… According to an article in The Wall Street Journal, written by Laura Forman on July 10, … “cruise goers are like Moby-Dick’s Ishmael: drawn to the sea, no matter how it throws them. Analysts estimate about 30% are repeat customers. Carnival says the majority of its guests are, with many taking at least one cruise every year and some taking two or more. As with casino patrons, status in loyalty programs is a big draw, earning repeat cruisers anything from a lapel pin to a private dinner with their ship’s captain.”

“Research by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) shows the number of cruise passengers has grown each year for the past decade, with a cumulative 30% growth in passengers over the past five years.”

Source: WSJ.com – “Cruise Ships Still Have Their Fans, Even After Coronavirus / The pandemic has thrown a sizable iceberg at the cruise industry, but long-term customer demand won’t crash”

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