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Published on : Friday, April 21, 2017
The cruise industry of Florida has been progressing smartly so far. In fact, this country’s cruise bookings have risen by 20% in 2017 as compared to the same period last year, according to AAA in a press release.
This is actually great news for the world’s second-busiest cruise port in the world.
The upsurge in the number of cruise bookings is on account of a release of much-pending demand from 2016, according to AAA. It seems that travellers have started becoming more comfortable in exploring the seas on cruise vessels.
During the fiscal year 2016, as many as thirty-six cruise ships had broken the waters of Port Canaveral, as per the port authorities.
The total revenue from the cruise operations had risen about 10% year-over-year with a 2.5% uptick in passengers. Revenue from the parking had increase by nearly 2%. The top cruise destinations in 2017 based on the AAA rankings are Australia/ New Zealand, Canada/ New England, Alaska, Caribbean and Europe.
Nearly 30% of Florida tourists surveyed by AAA said that they are planning to go for an ocean cruise in 2017.
Over 25 million people would be boarding an ocean liner worldwide at an increase of about 4.5% from the last year, as per the Cruise Line International Association. Vicky Evans, the assistant vice president of travel sales development at AAA said that the cruise industry of Florida is currently in a constant transition phase trying to attract cruise vacationers.
In a press release, Evans said that new cruise ships would be bigger and a few of the new ships would offer interesting activities like rock climbing, ice skating, skydiving and so on.