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20 May 2022 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 12:18 GMT+2

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In 2022, 8.8 million cruise passengers

According to Cemar, the strong recovery trend will continue also next year

In 2022 cruise traffic in Italian ports should reaching approximately 8.8 million passengers, with an increase in +340% compared to 2021 and a decrease of -26% compared to the year pre-pandemic of 2019. The forecast is by the Genoese Cemar Agency Network and was presented today by the president of the company, Sergio Senesi, as part of the Seatrade Cruise Global underway in Miami. "In Italy - noted Senesi - the cruises finally return to growth, in terms of both touches ships and passengers handled. From the forecasts for 2022 and In 2023 we received encouraging signs. Today, after two years of pandemic, the cruise is in fact considered the solution safer for the holidays, thanks to health protocols applied by the companies'.

According to Cemar, this year the ports of call of cruise ships in the Italian ports will be 4,824, reporting the given levels pre-pandemic having been 4,895 touched in 2019. In 2022, in addition, there will be a total of 157 ships in transit in the Italian waters representing 48 shipping companies.

The Genoese maritime agency believes that growth exponential cruise traffic in port ports of call Italians will continue in 2023 when the total will exceed the 12 million passengers finally returning to record levels of 2019.

As for traffic in individual national ports, Cemar foresees that this year Civitavecchia will confirm its primacy followed by the ports of Genoa and Naples, while it will result in decrease venice due to the blockage of the airport and the delay in the alternative solutions for cruise ship landings that has provoked the expulsion of the companies in favor of the ports of Trieste and Ravenna.

Among the companies that in 2022 will move the largest number of passengers in Italian ports, the podium will be occupied by MSC Cruises, Costa Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line, followed by Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises.

For cruise traffic on a regional basis, Liguria is will confirm first in the ranking, in addition to being the region in to which 83% of the agencies that manage the airports of the ships in all ports of Italy, followed by Lazio, Sicily and Campania.

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