Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk, Erin Gifford, a Washington DC-based lifestyle and travel writer, said: “The cruise industry has really been battered though.
“They’ve weathered storms in the past, like norovirus outbreaks, but have always seemed to rebound.”
Despite this, she adds: “I think it will take longer to re-instill confidence in cruisers this time.”
The good news is, research shows cruise enthusiasts remain passionate and planning for the future.
A recent study from analysts at UBS recently revealed that bookings for 2021 cruises have “gone up nine percent in the last 30 days versus the same time last year”.