Based on the data from a new survey, it’s a wonder the cruise industry can even stay afloat! The poll found that public opinion of cruises continues to sink.
In fact, Americans currently have a more favorable view of the airline industry than the cruise ship industry, despite common complaints like cramped seats, excessive fees and delays. Unsurprisingly, this low opinion of cruising has resulted in fewer people saying they plan to book cruises in the near future.
Public perception of cruises has been on the decline for the last several years, plummeting after the Costa Concordia wreck in 2012 and continuing to drop as several ships- including a Princess Cruise earlier this week- were stricken with everything from fires to illness to plumbing disasters.