People book closer to sailing, Ukraine war hits Baltic itineraries – Royal Caribbean Group

Royal Caribbean Group (logo)People are booking their cruises closer to sailing dates, while the war in Ukraine is affecting itineraries in Europe, with the Baltic suffering most, Royal Caribbean Group said.

Booking volumes in the first quarter improved consistently week-over-week and reached typical Wave levels at the end of the quarter. They have now been surpassing comparable 2019 levels for the last two months with particularly strong trends for North America based itineraries.

In addition, the elevated cancellations experienced earlier in the year returned to pre-Omicron levels as cases subsided in February.

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(Royal Caribbean Group)