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PHOENIX — More travelers are looking for an oceangoing getaway.

AAA is seeing high demand from Arizonans for West Coast cruises out of San Diego, Los Angeles and Long Beach – the closest ports to Arizona – as well as San Francisco, Seattle and Vancouver.

Cruisers are booking trips well into 2024, AAA spokesman Aldo Vazquez said.

“Cruising was a popular vacation for many prior to the pandemic and seems to be gaining renewed popularity as ships return to sailing,” he said.

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Cruising has rebounded strongly

Cruise travel is making a comeback after the industry endured a year-and-a-half-long shutdown because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A recent survey from Cruise Lines International Association, a cruise industry trade group, found consumer intent to cruise is rebounding.

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