In a survey of 6,000 Azamara loyalty members, almost 50% are eager to cruise in the next 12 months and over 40% are willing to take flights longer than 10 hours.

Leading destinations, Mediterranean sailings are the most popular for 2021, followed by Australia and New Zealand, Iceland, Norway and the British Isles. 

Two-thirds of bookings are for Europe

Azamara said two-thirds of the bookings for 2021 are for Europe, while 75% of future cruise credits have been applied to Europe itineraries.

‘Cruise with Confidence’

As cruisers begin to think about traveling in 2021, Azamara customers can take advantage of the Royal Caribbean Group’s ‘Cruise with Confidence’ flexible cancellation option.

This gives the opportunity to change any sailing booked by Sept. 30, 2020, for a cruise through April 2022. The program’s ‘Lift and Shift’ option allows travelers to shift their booking to the same itinerary departing on a future date — often the same month as the previous year.