‘We’ve seen quite a lot of Asia and Africa (bookings), with our biggest selling cruise being from Barcelona to Cape Town.’
O’Dell’s comments come as both cruise lines release more details on new ships which will have inaugural seasons in 2023 and their launch itineraries which go on sale later this month.
Oceania’s Vista will have an inaugural season starting 14 April with the maiden voyage from Rome to Barcelona and an 18-voyage season spanning 24 countries across four continents.
The journeys will take in the Spanish, French and Italian Rivieras; Greek Isles; Holy Lands of Turkey and Israel; Canary Islands; Wine Country of Spain, Portugal and France; the British Isles and Ireland; Colonial America, and Panama Canal. O’Dell says the voyages will open for sale on 16 September.
Then on 23 September, Seven Seas Grandeur’s inaugural will be on sale, with RSSC hopeful for a fifth record-breaking launch within a year.
(More on the vessels and voyages next week in TRAVELinc Memo, Tuesday 14 September)