Thankfully after several months of almost nothing but cruise cancellations we are now seeing the return of bookings. Almost all though are for 2022 sailings.
Some of the luxury lines and river cruise 2022 advanced bookings are so strong (setting records) that many have already launched their 2023 cruises. In fact Regent Seven Seas 2023 World Cruise sold out in 48 hours the other day. There is so much pent up demand the expectation is that after a few more slow sales months we should have very strong sales the latter half of this year.
Latest predictions from the cruise industry 'experts' has a few hopeful that the odd North American marketed ship may be sailing by May but most experts expect a start a month or two later in June or July. Some European marketed ships are sailing again this month in the Mediterranean.
Royal Caribbean has one ship sailing from Singapore for residents of that country only. This video shows some of the incredible new health and safety protocols they are using which should give you an idea of what cruising will look like when it does return,