Cruise operations saw a gradual return in the second half of 2020
MedCruise has released its 2021 Statistics Report, demonstrating the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on cruise operations during 2020.
In total, MedCruise members hosted a total of 1,254 calls and 2,033,804 passenger movements. This total was boosted by the resumption of cruise operations that has been ongoing since the second half of 2020.
“The unprecedented health crisis has paused the continuous growth of cruise activities since 1990,” said Aris Batsoulis, president of MedCruise. “I am glad to report that cruising in the Mediterranean is today a safer activity. The number of ports that are returning to operations, implementing the health protocols that guarantee the conditions for safe cruise ships and passengers visits, are gradually increasing and cruise lines, crew, and guests are back, happy with all operations and experience that MedCruise members provide.”
Ports in the Western Mediterranean hosted a total of 1,290,403 passenger movements and 977 calls, while Eastern Mediterranean Ports received 129 calls and 80,563 passenger movements. There were 32,838 passenger movements and 148 calls in the Adriatic Sea, while The Black Sea was the worst-hit region with no calls during the winter.
The MedCruise Statistics Report 2021 can be downloaded via the MedCruise website.
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