The European cruise industry has been hit hard, and revenue has fallen by more than 80%.
The global cruise industry has been hit hard by the coronavirus epidemic this year.
According to the latest data released by the Greek Cruise Shipowners Association (ΕΕΕΚ), the revenue of the European cruise industry fell 84% year-on-year this year, while the revenue of the Greek cruise industry fell 80% year-on-year.
The association’s president Theodoro Conte said that it is not clear when cruise ships will be reopened, but it is certain that small and medium-sized cruises and short trips are the first to open.
According to the Greek Maritime Newspaper (αυτεμπορικ), industry insiders are still optimistic about the cruise industry.
They believe that passengers still look forward to enjoying the comfortable service on the cruise ship while enjoying the scenic spots and customs around the world.
Greece, with beautiful beaches, historical sites and long coastlines, has always been a good place for sea tourism.
But as Chairman Conte said, Greece’s cruise industry is still in a difficult situation, and it needs to be fully opened until the vaccine is universalized. For the Greek tourism industry, it may take four or five years to regain the glory of 2019.