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I came upon this interesting cruise industry facts chart a while back, that I thought would make for ☕ coffee time reading.
If you haven’t already gathered, I always enjoy reading and receiving 🖼 colorful travel infographics!
It’s amazing how the cruise industry has blossomed over the years and for good reason. I have always stated that there are some wonderful 🛳 All Inclusive Cruise Deals that simply can’t be beat for – Value!
Our family have enjoyed 🛳 cruise vacations for many years, especially when our children were younger. Always getting a cabin with bunks, the savings were huge, along with cruise incentives offered.
Here are a few cruise industry facts for the curious like me, along with a great infographic offering more cruise related facts and figures!
These are probably a little outdated, so the numbers most certainly are much higher today!
More than 10,000,000 people take a cruise vacation annually. Of those, approximately 80 percent of these people will cruise in North American waters.
Ports of call
There are more than two thousand ports of call around the globe that cruise ships can travel to.
Most Popular Departure Ports
Miami, Port Canaveral, and Fort Lauderdale in the State of Florida make up at least half of all the departure ports where passengers begin their cruise holiday. This of course being the main gateway to the Caribbean!
For many seasoned cruisers, the ports of call are not their main destination, but the actual ship itself and the on board luxuries the ship offers.
The average length of a cruise taken is slightly over seven days. My favorite has always been 10 to 14 for value and because the time goes oh so fast!
Cruise Ship Population
Today, there are more than three hundred cruise ships at any given place around the world. Together, they can jointly carry over 300,000 passengers each and every day of the year.
The latest mammoth super-sized cruise ships carry over four thousand people including passengers and crew. These ships would make the Titanic look like a toy and many are as tall as a sixteen story building.
Those huge new ships can cost a cruise line at least a half-billion American dollars before the first passenger steps on board.
Three Major Cruise Lines
Today, 3 cruise line groups … Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Star/NCL command approximately two-thirds of world’s cruise passenger business.
There you have it, just a few interesting cruise line industry facts to think about the next time you climb aboard one of these amazing floating resort hotels.
Be sure to check out our most recent fabulous 🏝 South Pacific Cruise which departed from the beautiful Sydney, Australia harbor.
I’ve also added a ⛓ link to one of my favorite cruise websites. I’ve directed the link to their article on 10 Fun Cruise Ship Facts That Might Surprise You. Just another interesting read about the cruise industry.
📭 cruisecritic – Fun Cruise Ship Facts
😎 Safe and Healthy Travels!
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