A report has found that young people are increasingly opting for the popular travel medium in a bid to see more of the world as quickly as possible.
Around a quarter of millennials (24 percent) confessed they have travelled on a luxury cruise in the last three years, compared to just 10 percent of the overall population. However, contemporary cruises are still the most popular option amongst travellers, with 88 percent of people opting for these.
Income is also no longer a deterrent for those who want to enjoy a cruise.
They said in the report: "There is a cruise for everyone, regardless of income. Though cruises are favoured most (75 percent) by travellers making between $150K-$200K, 66 percent of those making less than $100K say cruises are the better vacation type, as did 70 percent of those making more than $200K. Income is no barrier within the cruising vacation marketplace ... While higher incomes favour longer cruises at a greater rate, the six- to eight-day itinerary is by far the most popular across incomes in terms of a traveller's last cruise with 5 percent opting for a 16-plus-day experience."
Whilst Cindy D'Aoust, president and CEO of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the world's largest cruise industry trade association, said: "Industry research efforts, like the 2018 Cruise Travel Report, offer valuable insight to how and why cruise vacations are on the rise and becoming the vacation choice for millions by charting changes in the preferences and behaviors of both cruisers and non-cruisers. The study confirms, cruise travel continues to break down income and generational barriers proving that today there is a cruise for every travel preference, style and budget."