Biggest cruise companies in Europe 2019, by passenger capacity

Three major cruise lines dominated the European cruise market in 2019: Carnival, MSC Cruises and TUI Group. Carnival Corporation had the largest combined passenger capacity, including its brands Costa, AIDA, P&O and Cunard. MSC Cruises followed as the biggest single brand with a capacity of 2.2 million passengers. The third major player, TUI Group, operates TUI cruises in Germany, Hapag Lloyd and Marella in the UK.

Leading cruise companies on the European market in 2019, based on passenger capacity*

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Release date

August 2019



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Supplementary notes

* Estimates. Data for Carnival includes the brands Costa (excluding ships deployed in China), AIDA, P&O and Cunard. TUI includes the brands TUI cruises, Marella and Hapag Lloyd.

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