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Cruise lines bet on the Caribbean, expert says

Havana, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuban professor and researcher José Luís Perelló analyzed today in his usual commentaries the recent trends in the sense of the predilection of major cruise lines for the Caribbean.

In his Facebook account, Perelló explained that many lines are sending ships to Alaska and the Caribbean that otherwise would have sailed in the Red Sea. However, due to continued attacks by Houthi rebels in the Red Sea, operators are rerouting ships.

Royal Caribbean Group, Carnival Corporation and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings upped their bet on Caribbean and Alaskan destinations that will set sail this summer.

As a result, this 2024, he insisted, 202 ships will sail in the Caribbean, an eight percent increase over last year. In Alaska, the number of vessels sailing this summer grew 9.3 percent from last year. Increased supply in both regions is contributing to the drop in summer prices.

Prices declined 21 percent compared to the same period last year for Royal Caribbean’s seven-day Caribbean and Bermuda itineraries. Meanwhile, they were down 12 percent for Norwegian and 11 for Carnival for similar itineraries.