Global cruise industry revenue - additional information
The revenue of the global cruise industry was forecasted to reach 57 billion U.S. dollars by 2027, growing from just 23.3 billion U.S. in 2007. In 2015, Carnival Cruise Lines held the largest share of the global cruise industry revenue, with a market share of 42.2 percent. In the same year, Carnival had a forecasted passenger capacity of approximately 62 thousand.
In 2016, the cruise industry carried over 24 million passengers worldwide and this figure was forecasted to rise to 25.8 million by 2017. Over half of the guests in the global cruise industry originate from North America. In 2015, the average cruise revenue per passenger amounted to 2,208 U.S. dollars – over half of which came from the cost of the cruise ticket. The average onboard spending of a cruise passenger was 429 U.S. dollars.