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Travel Cruise Bookings on the Rise for 2021

01:00  04 april  2020
01:00  04 april  2020 Source:   travelpulse.com

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Analysts at UBS say booking volume for cruises in the last 30 days for 2021 has shot up 9%. It seems travelers are prepared to batten down the hatches and sail close to the wind, as cruise bookings for 2021 are on the rise .

Cruise ship bookings are on the up - despite many being quarantined due to coronavirusCredit: AP:Associated Press. Analysts at UBS say booking volume for 2021 cruises has “gone up 9 percent in the last 30 days versus the Bookings to Asia and Alaska are on the rise for 2021 Credit: EPA.

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The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has brought the cruise industry to a virtual standstill, forcing cancellations into May and stranding more than a dozen ships at sea.

Nonetheless, analysts at investment banking company UBS have reported some encouraging findings.

"Booking volume in the last 30 days for 2021 is actually up 9 percent versus the same time last year," UBS equity analysts wrote in a report on cruise lines Tuesday, according to Quartz. "That includes people applying their future cruise credits from sailings that were canceled this year, but still shows a surprising resilience in desire to book a cruise."

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“ Booking volume in the last 30 days for 2021 is actually up 9% versus the same time last year,” UBS equity analysts wrote in a March 31 report on cruise lines. Still, cruises to Asia and Alaska are up more than usual. Tours through the Caribbean are performing well, too. The only bookings that are

Despite the coronavirus battering the cruise line industry, bookings for cruises in 2021 are on the rise . New data from UBS revealed bookings across U.S. cruise lines increased 9 percent during the last 30 days compared to this time last year. Analysts say this increase is because customers are

The analysts also found that 2021 bookings for voyages to and in places like Asia and Alaska are higher than usual. What's more, the Caribbean remains resilient. The Mediterranean Sea was the lone underperforming destination, the analysts found.

While the report is undoubtedly encouraging for an industry that wasn't included in the U.S. government's $2 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, it's unknown how much of the spike in booking volume can be attributed to guests rebooking canceled trips.

For now, many cruise lines have provided passengers the option to cancel up to 48 hours before their sail date and put their funds toward future cruises.

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Thanks to flexible cancellation policies, travelers are snapping up deals for later this year.That includes New York–based Andrew Freesmeier. The event designer and avid traveler has recently started booking trips for later this year, including a winter escape to Sumba Island in southeast Indonesia. His logic? "Sincere optimism that the year will end brighter," Freesmeier says. Washington, D.C., resident Joe Buckley is feeling optimistic, too—since mid-March, he's booked two cruises for the back half of 2020, one through Europe and the Middle East, and the other in the Mediterranean.

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