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Cruise sector grows in Asia, says CLIA

Cruise sector grows in Asia, says CLIA

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has released the findings of the new, comprehensive 2016 Asia Cruise Trends study.

Once again, the data reveals the cruise industry in Asia is growing at a record pace and shows no signs of slowing down. According to the latest study, Asian source markets experienced the most growth year over year in ocean cruise passengers with an impressive 24 per cent increase from 2014 to 2015 and a total of 2.08 million passengers in 2015.

The project reveals many essential facts and trends on the current State of the Asia Cruise Industry, including:

  • The number of ocean cruises and voyages offered in the region continues to grow to meet demand with 1,560 sailings scheduled for 2016 alone, a sharp increase of 43 percent when compared to last year. There has also been a significant increase in the number of days cruise ships are in operation, from 4,307 operating days in 2013 to 7,918 in 2016.

  • This year, 60 ocean cruise ships will sail in Asia versus 43 ships in 2013, 15 percent more ships than the 52 operating in 2015. Of the ships sailing this year, 14 operate year-round while another 12 have extended deployment in Asia.

  • The capacity to carry passengers continues to grow, surging by 51 percent in 2016. As a result, the overall passenger capacity on ocean cruise ships will reach 3.2 million in 2016.

The full report is available at