It’s been an exciting, if at times frustrating, summer for the cruise industry and its fans.
We’re not quite at the point where the cruise industry, or the world as a whole, can say we’re completely past the covid era. Covid has even led to staff shortages this summer, leading to a reduction in service for some sailings. Carnival has had to have limited passenger capacity on several sailings on its UK-based Cunard Line, and it has also canceled several sailings.
But while the cancellations and reduced capacity may be a headache, things have generally worked out well for the three major cruise players: Royal Caribbean International (RCL) Carnival Cruise Lines (CCL) and Norwegian Cruise Line (NCLH) .