Published on : Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the world’s largest cruise industry trade association, has released the 2019 Asia Cruise Deployment and Capacity Report. The report details Asia’s planned cruise activity in 2019, providing stakeholders with actionable and meaningful information to keep pace with the dynamic cruise industry in this region.
“The popularity of cruising in Asia is expected to grow further over coming years as cruise lines deploy new, larger vessels that have been purpose-built for Asian consumers. The coming generation of ships will replace older ships previously based in Asia, and when coupled with new cruise infrastructure in several Asian destinations are expected to fuel strong interest among travellers. The result is likely to be a return to growth for cruising in Asia after a slight decline this year.” said Joel Katz, Managing Director for CLIA Australasia & Asia.
“Asia also has a wide diversity of appealing attractions, with many places possessing a spectacular coastline. Ships in Asia will call at 306 different destinations, an increase of 18 destinations from 2018, providing the range of choice for passengers cruising here.”
Highlights from the 2019 Asia Cruise Deployment and Capacity Report include: