Cruise prices surge 43% amid post-pandemic travel boom

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October 10. Cruises are making a major comeback since COVID — and fresh demand is sending ticket prices to new heights.

Popular cruise operators Carnival and Royal Caribbean have set some ticket prices even higher than they were pre-pandemic — more than 40%, according to one closely watched monitor — and prices could continue to climb, according to industry experts.

The average price of a five-night cruise in the Caribbean this December will run travelers $736 per person — a whopping 43% higher than the same time in 2019, according to data from Cruise Critic, a cruise review site owned by Tripadvisor, reviewed by CNBC.

December’s average cruise costs also mark a roughly 37% increase from last year, when cruises were still being shunned as “super spreader” gatherings, according to the site.

Source: New York Post

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