It’s no secret that the sea is a great place to relax and unwind.
But there’s also the fact that it’s a great source of free airtime for jetblue travelers.
And while the seaside resort industry has long enjoyed a good chunk of the cruise tourism market, it appears that jetblue is getting into the act too.
According to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and published on Monday in the journal Science, the world’s largest cruise travel company is planning to open at least two new destinations within the next decade.
The study analyzed cruise voyages booked by cruise lines between June 2015 and December 2017, and analyzed airtime and sales data collected by the company.
It found that more than half of those voyages took place on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, and a further 13 percent took place in the Caribbean and the Caribbean-Caribbean regions of the United States.
In addition, the study found that over a third of all voyages made during those three periods were made by air.
That’s an increase of 10 percent from 2015, and the researchers note that it was “an unprecedented increase” in airtime.
The authors write that these new destinations will likely be among the first to be announced in 2018.
They say the plans will likely include “a variety of exciting destinations and activities,” including “the new ‘Golden Circle’ attraction at SeaWorld.”
The park opened in June 2017, but the resort has not yet been confirmed as a new cruise destination.
But what are these new attractions and activities?
According to the researchers, “SeaWorld is planning a major expansion of its entertainment facilities in 2019.”
It’s a move that will “open up the world to the entertainment and adventure of guests of all ages,” the authors write.
In terms of airtime, Jetblue is “likely to introduce a new, more affordable option for guests to explore the Mediterranean and Caribbean Seas,” with its “long-term plan” to open a “major new cruise terminal at the iconic Golden Circle in 2019,” and “a new, luxurious cruise ship, the ‘Sailor’s Pride,’ to visit the world famous destinations of Spain and France.”
The researchers also note that Jetblue plans to launch a “new high-speed jetliner to replace the company’s current aircraft,” which “will allow for longer and more frequent journeys between Miami and New York City.”
It is unclear if Jetblue will launch these new services in 2019 or 2020.
A spokeswoman for Jetblue told Mashable that “Jetblue is a proud owner of the Caribbean Sea and will continue to explore opportunities to expand our service to the region.”