Why Alaskan Cruises Are Set to Make a Comeback in 2022 | AARP.org
If you’re planning an Alaska cruise in 2022, you’d be wise to book now. The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) predicts that a record-breaking 1.5 million passengers will sail in the 49th state between April and October, assuming the ongoing pandemic doesn’t lead to cruising restrictions again.
Cruise lines anticipate a flood of bookings due to a huge, pent-up demand after COVID-19 wiped out the 2020 Alaska season and then severely shortened it in 2021. Only about 115,000 cruise ship passengers visited the state this year, compared with 1.3 million in 2019.