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After two years of crisis, the cruise industry is getting back on its feet


DECRYPTION - As the summer season approaches, reservations are accelerating. To attract customers and regain pre-Covid attendance, shipowners are lowering prices.

After a huge air pocket due to the Covid-19, the cruise is getting back afloat.

For several weeks, reservations have been accelerating.

Shipowners are finally regaining their morale and hope to refuel this summer.

 "Since the beginning of March, order volumes have exceeded their 2019 records,"

says Jason Liberty, CEO of the American giant Royal Caribbean.

2022 promises to be a year of strong transition, with a return to profitability in the second half.”

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In mid-April, a cruise liner, the

Pacific Explorer

, docked in Sydney Harbor for the first time in more than two years, after the lifting of a ban intended to combat Covid-19.

A few days earlier, the

Celebrity Beyond

, the latest addition to the Atlantic shipyards in Saint-Nazaire, was delivered to Celebrity Cruises (a subsidiary of Royal Caribbean), to begin cruises in Europe.

Welcoming passengers from all over the world (Americans and English in the lead), it should be full in July...

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Source: lefigaro

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