CLIA boss suggests yet-to-cruise market can solve four-million capacity surplus

Blurred cruise line at sea overlaid by CLIA logo and Andy Harmer headshot. As 20 vessels are set to sail onto the cruising landscape in 2024, Andy Harmer revealed that "four million additional passengers [are] required to meet capacity," suggesting the solution to this surplus capacity is to capitalise on the yet-to-cruise market. 

Speaking exclusively to Travel Bulletin, CLIA's managing director for the UK & Ireland said "the yet-to-cruise market is more important than ever," and that while the tide may be shifting with regards to what clients are looking for, "agents can feel confident recommending a cruise to their customers no matter where they want to explore."

Despite the potential capacity surplus, Andy elaborated: "It's set to be another record-breaking year, with millions of passengers heading to all four corners of the globe..."

On CLIA's upcoming activity for the year, Andy revealed that "Destinations will be a key focus for us across 2024, including at our annual conference... [which] will take place from May 23rd to 25th in Southampton."

Hear Andy's full outlook for 2024 in the latest issue of Travel Bulletin here.