May 20. According to the Cruise Lines International Association’s annual report, 25 to 40-year-olds are the most enthusiastic demographic for both returning to cruises and trying cruising for the first time.
While you’d expect more of a silver-haired crowd on a typical cruise, it’s still not a total shock that younger crowds are turning to the seas.
Travelers in their 20s and 30s today are the product of family-friendly cruising promotions in the early 2000s, now grown up and returning to the familiar no-plans-needed vacation staple. But why are they opting into cruising now?
Cruise lines are getting the word out on social media: This isn’t your parents’ cruise experience.
Updated Amenities and Customization
Move over dress codes and shuffleboard. Today’s cruises offer unpretentious hospitality that prioritizes the unique experiences younger professionals’ value.
Sampling Multiple Countries
Young professionals are short on PTO and budget-conscious. Cruises let them sample the maximum number of destinations in one hassle-free short trip before choosing where to spend their hard-earned dollars and vacation days.
Many young professionals are dealing with decision fatigue as they reach pivotal moments in their careers and personal lives all at the same time.
Your twenties and thirties are a time of big changes and celebration-worthy wins.
Source: Travel off Path