Expedition cruising is on the rise and, in response to Journey Market Report’s predictions for 2021, may very well be one of many segments of cruising that positive aspects probably the most market share in the course of the journey business’s inevitable rebound – with small, luxurious ships giving vacationers a once-in-a-lifetime alternative to see and expertise issues they’ve by no means have earlier than.
Late final yr, pre-pandemic, TMR queried a complete of 764 company house owners and advisors from throughout North America as to what they’re seeing within the area, together with why precisely their shoppers are more and more opting to sail on expedition ships and what areas are driving probably the most curiosity.
The analysis, a part of TMR’s Expedition Outlook for 2020, sponsored by Seabourn, proved that the area of interest is rising and now’s the time for advisors who haven’t but thought-about promoting it to take action.
To organize these advisors who haven’t but dove head first into the section, and to maintain those who’ve knowledgeable, listed below are the highest 5 locations, in response to journey advisors:
Blue-footed boobies within the Galápagos. Picture: Don Mammoser/Shutterstock.com.
1. Galápagos Islands (72%)
The Galápagos Islands have lengthy been the vacation spot for cruise passengers eager to sail to bucket record locations, which is the highest cause shoppers say they go for expedition cruising (80% stated so in response to the Outlook).
The islands, that are volcanic land that sit about 1,000 kilometers off of the Ecuadorian coast, have restricted air journey with solely two airports servicing all the islands, making it the perfect vacation spot for cruise journey. The islands are dwelling to a wildlife inhabitants not like every other space on earth together with Marine iguanas, Blue-footed boobies, and the Galapagos tortoise.
Cruise strains that service the islands embrace Silversea, Seabourn, Superstar, Hurtigruten, and extra.