Demand for cruises will bounce back again to pre-coronavirus amounts inside as tiny as a 12 months, in accordance to the boss of Tui Cruises.

Wybcke Meier told The Telegraph that despite staying pressured to cancel dozens of cruises, she was positive that the business would rebound promptly. 

“We are convinced that in the prolonged-expression the demand for top quality and luxury cruises will not change,” she said. “We will see the demand for cruises return to pre-crisis degree inside 12 to eighteen months.”

Tui, the world’s major journey agent, has invested heavily in cruises in latest many years, jogging products and services in a joint venture with Miami-based Royal Caribbean.

Ms Meier said that about 50 % of those people guests whose journeys have been cancelled have already rebooked.

Her remarks echo those people of Euan Sutherland, the boss of London-detailed organization Saga. The insurance coverage and journey firm boasts “a rather stoic and decided group of customers”, he said earlier this thirty day period. “There is a huge urge for food from our clients to get back again out there.”

The optimism in the cruise sector contrasts with that mood between airways and airports.