Cruise markets slows in China

Published on : Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Cruise markets slows in China The cruise market of China is growing slowly. The delivery of the World Dream from Meyer Werft to Dream Cruises on October 26 in Bremerhaven, Germany, marked the third new cruise ship completed this year dedicated to the Chinese market.



While it underscores the cruise industry’s continued long-term confidence in the market, near-term the Chinese market appears to be entering a period of adjustment after extraordinary growth.




Even before the addition of the 11,000 new berths in 2017 from the World Dream, Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Joy and Princess Cruises’ Majestic Princess, the Chinese market had already become the world’s fastest-growing major source market for passengers.




Between 2012 and 2016, passenger counts recorded an astounding 76 percent CAGR. In 2016 alone, mainland China sourced more than 2.1 million cruise passengers.




Over the past decade, cruise lines have been adapting their products to suit local preferences.



The newest ships have been most successful prompting, for example, Royal Caribbean International to deploy in China both the newly built Quantum of the Seas and Ovation of the Seas that feature bumper cars, a skydiving simulator and an observation pod.




As the competition increases, the lines are now adding further unique amenities, such as a small deep-sea submarine on the World Dream.



Responding to Chinese tastes has also meant, for example, adding the largest shopping space at sea, karaoke rooms and a mahjong and gaming area to the Majestic Princess.



Princess Cruises will relocate the Majestic Princess to Sydney, Australia, between September 2018 and March 2019, joining Royal Caribbean’s Ovation of the Seas, which is also splitting its year between China and Australia.



Costa Cruises’ Costa Victoria is re positioning to Europe, while Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas returns to Miami. MSC Cruises will be doubling its capacity in the Chinese market, replacing the 1,984 passenger MSC Lirica, which departs for Europe in April 2018, with the 4,363 passenger MSC Splendida, which will arrive in China in May 2018. The MSC Splendida, however, will only be seasonal as she is scheduled to return to Dubai late in 2018.




Tags: , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

arrow2Follow TTW
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  stumbleupon-logo   rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo


  • 02 AIME 2019
  • 03 AIME 2018
  • 05 ameistanbul 2019
  • 06 aviation-festival-asia 2019
  • 07 thehotelshowsaudiarabia 2019
  • 08 JTTX9 19
  • 09 Conventa 2019
  • 10 Asia Pacific 2019
  • 10 Hotel Management Thailand 2019
  • 10 OTM 2019
  • 10 Routes Americas 2019
  • 11 Bar and Restaurant Investment 19
  • 11 Digital Travel 2019
  • 13 ATRTCM 2019
  • 13 Food Hospitality2019
  • 16 EMITT 2019
  • 16 IITM 2019
  • 17 AITF 18
  • 18 UITT 2019


    1. Saudi Arabia Hotel Investment Conference

      January 22 - January 23

      January 22
    3. OTM Mumbai

      January 23 - January 25

      January 23 - January 24
    5. FITUR 2019

      January 23 - January 27
Get our toolbar!
Review on