Nearly 100% of CLIA’s ocean-going capacity in operation by August 2022

Nearly 100% of CLIA’s ocean-going capacity in operation by August 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. — CLIA’s newly released 2022 State of the Cruise Industry Outlook report offers a detailed overview of the cruise industry at a critical point in the pandemic.

With the majority of CLIA member cruise lines now back in service, the sector is poised to start recouping losses incurred during the suspension of operations due to COVID-19.

More than 75% of ocean-going member capacity has returned to service, with nearly 100% projected to be in operation by August 2022, says Kelly Craighead, President and CEO of CLIA.

“The 2022 State of the Cruise Industry Outlook report provides an opportunity to reflect on how far our industry has come as CLIA ocean-going cruise lines have welcomed more than six million guests onboard since resuming operations in July 2020. While our focus on health and safety remains absolute, our industry is also leading the way in environmental sustainability and destination stewardship” says Craighead.

More findings from CLIA’s 2022 report …

  • Nearly 80% of travellers who have cruised before say they will cruise again — the same percentage as before the pandemic.
  • More than 5 million passengers have sailed on CLIA member cruise ships since resumption of operations began in July 2020.
  • Passenger volume is expected to recover and surpass 2019 levels by the end of 2023. In CLIA’s best-case scenario forecast, passenger volume is expected to recover to 101% of 2019 levels a year earlier, by the end of 2022.

To download the report, click here.