Cruise ticket prices increase 14% from early 2009 lows


Travel agents report an average increase of 14% in cruise ticket prices during June, July and August of 2009 compared to April 2009, according to the quarterly Cruise Pulse survey. Pricing, while still below the same period the year prior, indicates stabilization in the cruise market.

There is also evidence of stronger pricing for cruises booked for 2010 departures, driven by interest in the new ship builds, more favorable demand in the European market and re-surging interest with luxury cruise lines.

Data was gathered August 25 to September 8, 2009 from 349 travel agents from around the world.  Margin of error +/- 5.2%.

Read the full report here.