What’s happening worldwide?

A record 24 million passengers are expected to take a cruise this year. Cruise lines are enticing travelers with nearly 1,000 ports of call in new, exotic locations, especially in the fast-growing Asian and Arctic markets. CLIA’s member lines are scheduled to debut 27 new ocean, river and specialty ships in 2016 for a total investment of more than $6.5 billion.

The cruise industry delivers a major economic impact globally. In 2014, the global economic output of the cruise industry was about $120 billion; the industry supported nearly 939,232 jobs and contributed to $39.3 billion in wages.

Average passenger growth 1980-2015