Recollection of the Sea Cruise: The Role of Cruise Photos and Other Passengers on the Ship

Juhee Kang, University of Central Florida
Aikaterini Manthiou, NEOMA Business School
Insin Kim, Pusan National University
Sunghyup Sean Hyun, Hanyang University


This study examines (1) which cruise experience induces the recollection of the cruise trip, (2) the role of recollection in cruisers' future behaviors, and (3) the moderating roles of photo purchases and interactions with other cruisers in the formation of recollection. This study analyzed an empirical data collected from 300 luxury cruisers. The results indicate that four dimensions of cruise experiences (education, entertainment, aesthetics, and escapism) generated the cruiser's recollection. In addition, photo purchases and interactions with other cruisers had significant moderating effects on the relationship between education and recollection. Finally, a cruiser's recollection enhanced behavioral intentions.