Cruise ships trends for 2020 are focused on having more passengers living the fascinating experience of this way of traveling.
According to the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), which brings together the most important shipping companies in the world, 32 million people will take a cruise next year.
Almost half of them will come from North America (14.24 million), followed by travelers from Western Europe (6.73 million); Asia (4.24 million); and Australia-Pacific region (1.46 million).
For that reason, shipping companies are proposing diverse and fascinating routes to provide tourists with a greater variety of options.
There is already an option called “micro-cruising”, which are trips of three to five days whose target audience is tourists who have little time available, but are willing to embark on this adventure.
The Association foresees that in 2020, the interest of travelers will grow in respecting local culture and diversifying excursions, so routes with longer stopovers are already being considered to visit the destinations extensively.
An increase in the number of single travelers is also forecasted, so some companies have already removed the surcharges for traveling without unaccompanied in a double occupancy cabin, as well as the inclusion of studio-type cabins, and other amenities for this type of tourist.
Cruise Ships Trends 2020: Greener Ships
If you are a traveler who is also concerned about the environment, CLIA points out that the sector will invest over USD$20 billion to promote clean technologies and reduce emissions by 40%.
They plan to accomplish that by using more environmentally friendly fuels such as natural gas, and with hybrid exhaust gas cleaning technology, which reduce polluting particles by half.
As a Royal Holiday member, you can enjoy the benefits of “Royal at Sea”, where you can book using your vacation points, cabins on fabulous cruise ships routes.
What about a 4-night trip through the Caribbean? You can do it aboard the Carnival Conquest. Departure is from Miami, Florida, on March 23, 2020.
Otherwise, if you want to experience postcard snowy landscapes, we recommend the 7-night Alaska route on board the Koningsdam ship from Holland Cruises. Departure is from Vancouver on May 2, 2020. https://www.royal-holiday.com/es/cruceros/1269-alaska-7-noches
Choose your route and book this wonderful experience now!