Major Cruise Lines Will See Significant Growth Through 2022
Cruise Industry News
Data from the
Cruise Industry News Annual Report
details how the cruise
industry's growth trek will continue into the future, with significant capacity
increases planned over the next 7 years.
Here are a few highlights from
Carnival Corporation will take its industry-leading
position from roughly 10 million pax this year to an estimated 13 million by
Royal Caribbean will grow from over 5 million pax to
at least 7 million, and possibly more with no orders yet on the books for the
Norwegian Cruise Line and MSC Cruises will see the
most significant percentage growth between now and 2022. Norwegian is set to
increase capacity by 50% while MSC could double its 2015 capacity by 2022 from
an estimated 1.5 million to 2.9 million pax based on 7 new ship orders.
Ship withdrawals will be relatively insignificant over
the next several years as ships leaving fleets will generally be smaller, older
vessels, while new tonnage arriving will mostly be of the megaship variety.
The Cruise Industry News Annual
Report covers everything from new ships on order to supply-and-demand scenarios
from 1987 through 2021+.
Other features include a future
outlook; complete growth projections for each cruise line; regional market
reports and detailed ship deployment by region and market.
Interested readers can see a
preview of last year's edition by clicking
here. Pre-orders for the
2015/2016 edition can be made