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Number of cruise passengers carried worldwide from 2007 to 2019 (in millions)

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This statistic shows the number of cruise passengers carried worldwide from 2007 to 2019. In 2011, the 12.18 million passengers from North America and 4.68 passengers from Europe were carried on cruise ships.


Cruise industry - additional information

The number of people taking cruises across the world has increased year-on-year from 15.62 to million in 2007 to approximately 21.12 million in 2013. Numbers were forecasted to increase further until at least 2019 when they will potentially exceed 25 million. In 2014, every passenger brought an average of 2,123 U.S. dollars in revenue to the global cruise industry. Each year, by far the largest proportion of cruise passengers is accounted for by the North American cruise industry. Subsequently, North America’s share of the global cruise industry is the largest with a value of more than 21 billion U.S. dollars.

In 2013, the North American cruise industry directly contributed over 20 billion U.S. dollars to the United States economy. Around 148 thousand people were employed by North American cruise lines, receiving 6.63 billion U.S. dollars in wages. The industry is also set to expand with more than 20 new vessel additions planned between 2014 and 2017.

Despite providing the largest share of passengers to the worldwide cruise industry, travelers from the United States have shown less enthusiasm for cruise vacations over recent years. In February 2014, 44 percent of travelers who had previously taken a cruise said they were less likely to take a cruise than they were a year ago – this figure rose to 58 percent in travelers who had never taken a cruise. For those still taking cruises, the top cruise trend for U.S. travelers in 2014 was European river cruising.

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