This first-of-its kind European River Cruise Trends Report shows that “the first post-pandemic year has delivered results above expectations for most river cruise industry players”, as its author Frederik Erdmann sums up. Based on a survey conducted among various stakeholders of the European river cruise business (cruise lines, tour-operators, nautical managers, etc.), including River Cruise Europe members, the main findings of the report also foresee some optimism for the future, with the full recovery of key markets such as North-America, the growth potential of European cruising areas and newbuilings fueled by the environmental transition, especially through hybrid propulsion. It also points out the major challenges the river cruise industry will have to face, such as rising costs, sustainability or staff shortage.
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