Clean Cruising clients keen to cruise
MORE than half (61%) of Clean Cruising customers said they are likely to cruise again before the end of 2021, according to a survey conducted by the Queensland-based cruise specialist agency.
General Manager & Director Dan Russell revealed his cruise agency has conducted over 400 phone surveys with customers over the past four weeks, with the vast majority keen to go on a cruise next year, and 15% keen to do so before the end of Jun.
33% said they would cruise post-vaccine, and 6% did not want to cruise again.
Russell pointed out the numbers are in contrast to the belief of Edith Cowan University’s Ross Dowling, aired on Mon’s edition of A Current Affair, that most people won’t want to cruise until there is a vaccine (CW 18 Aug).
The Clean Cruising head added the latest results had come even despite Victoria’s spike in infections, with just 1% more saying they would never cruise again on top of the 5% of customers responding that way during the first six weeks of the survey (pictured).
“The audience are existing cruise customers, however it is clear the vast majority are looking forward to cruising prior to a vaccine becoming available.”
He also added the couple waxing lyrical about cruising in A Current Affair were his own customers, and, “we’ve got thousands more just like them!”
Dowling was also slammed by a number of CW readers who viewed Mon’s segment due to his Chairmanship of Cruise WA.