More than two years after the onset of COVID-19, global cruise line operators are finally beginning to see a brighter future over the horizon, welcome news for suppliers of seafood favorites aboard the luxury vessels.

In 2019, the global cruise industry welcomed 29.7 million passengers, and a year later, COVID cut that number to around 7 million. The collapse meant one of the most reliable buyers for products such as smoked salmon and shellfish disappeared overnight.

In 2021, though, the cruise industry began bouncing back, welcoming almost 13.9