After the financial meltdown of 2008 and the ongoing decline of traditional cruise traffic due to the high cost of vacations, the cruise industry suffered from many negative outcomes as a result from this crash. So in addition to the economic impact of the recent travel events, this could cause other adverse outcomes for the industry as well. It is currently considered a very low risk to sail for a two day trip around the world, with just the risk of a bad storm to take away any financial advantage the cruise industry may have. If we look at the last decade, there have been a handful of storms and a string of droughts that have severely disrupted some cruise lines, causing even some of the more established cruises to have to cut back on their itineraries. This has resulted in some of the cruises being canceled or reduced and some of them being sold to a different line. As more people see that taking a vacation on a cruise is a good way to spend time abroad, there has recently been a resurgence in interest from adventurous people. In fact, a recent survey found that half of Americans aged 18-34 are interested in doing the Cruising and the more adventurous young adults are even looking to join a cruise. More cruise passengers will always be needed , but for sure some will be a lot less adventurous and some will stay home on these trips.
Seaplane rescue! The Seaplane Rescue helicopter.
(Photo credit: Steve A. McAdam/flickr)
A large cruise ship can have a total of 24 people onboard simultaneously , and is often the last thing any of them would have ever expected to find themselves in such a situation. With the lack of proper accommodations, all of the people who worked hard to make the trip happen on their own and to do the best they could , and with an ever tightening budget , these people ended up stranded without their safety even knowing. I hope to share a story about getting back on a few of my own rides shortly. As always, my blog is never intended for people who are not qualified and prepared for a lifetime of travel. It certainly is not meant and intended to give people who can use it the idea of a lifetime of travel. It is simply meant to tell about what sometimes happens in the midst of travel that is not expected in much else.
If you would like to share a story of what happens in the midst of travel that you thought probably couldn’t happen, it would be fun if some of the participants might just take a look at my Blog . If not, you can email it directly to me at [email protected].