So why haven’t you ever taken a cruise??? According to The New York Times, Casting Off the Myths of Cruises, only 15% of Americans have ever been on a cruise.
It blames “myths” like the belief that cruises are boring, over-eating affairs for older people, says Richard D. Fain, chairman and chief executive of Royal Caribbean Cruises, the Miami-based cruise line.
Now the industry and Royal Caribbean hope that consumer frustration with air travel combined with new features on cruise ships like onboard surfing will help attract more travelers. Royal Caribbean’s $5.2 billion in sales in 2006 make it the No. 2 player behind Carnival, also based in Miami.
The article continues with some very interesting questions answered by Mr. Fain.
I know I’ve talked about this before but About.com has a list of the top ten reasons why people avoid a cruise. If you, or any of your friends, are having second thoughts about booking that cruise please check out the answers to these “myths”.