Agents see cruise demand after Concordia

Agents able to reemphasize “cruises are one of the safest ways to travel”

Travel agents are reporting good sales for cruise trips, following a dip in bookings following the Costa Concordia tragedy. As a consequence, cruise prices are forecast to rise. Even bookings from people going on a cruise for the first time are up.
Ralph Santisteban, owner of Miami-based CruiseOne: “Business has increased significantly at our agency. It [the Concordia incident] gave us an opportunity to reemphasize the fact that despite a tragedy like this, cruises are likely one of the safest ways to travel the world.”
However, although bookings in North America are pursuing this pattern, the fall in Europe has been more dramatic and more prolonged.


Check Also

cruise, port, harbour, Oslo, Norway, halved, ships, turnaround, Per Erik Winther, manager, scandal, number, terminal, Royal Caribbean, build

Cruise visits to Oslo have halved. Why?

A former member of Oslo Cruise Network blames poor teamwork in Norway’s capital.

Bella, Copenhagen, center, mice, meetings, congress, 2018, biggest, Scandinavia, Denmark

Event kicks off big year for Bella Center

The almost 3,000 delegates now converging on Copenhagen are small fry compared to what’s coming.

Norway, winter, snow, mountains, avalanch risk, ski, sledding, weather, 2018

Ideal winter conditions in Scandinavia

It’s even possible to sunbathe in the mountains, a meteorologist claims.

Norwegian, Boeing 737-800, delivery, final, MAX, aircraft, type, low-cost, long-haul, flights

Norwegian’s last 737-800 delivery as MAX era starts

The airline takes delivery of its 100th direct-buy Boeing 737-800, an aircraft type that is already being replaced.

Nordica, Regional Jet, leasing, lessor, Estonia, LOT, Polish, Groningen, Tallinn

Estonian lessor expands its fleet

Regional Jet, founded by the national airlines of Estonia and Poland, will add two more planes to its fleet.

Norwegian Cruise Line, shipyard, NCL, Bliss, ship, build, launch, float out, Germany, sailings, mega-ship, karting, race track, Meyer Werft

First float-out for Norwegian Bliss

Norwegian Cruise Line’s new cruise mega-ship takes to the water ahead of its April launch.