Young travellers to book more cruises in 2017

Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

cruiseRecently, Cruise Lines International Association has released  an industry outlook of cruise trends that estimate that nearly 25.3 million passenger would be setting sail next year that would be a marked 10 million increase from the figures released just 10 years ago.

 

Next year, 26 new ocean liners and also river cruise ships made their maiden voyage. This marks an investment of $6.8 billion in new vessels.

 

Cindy D’Aoust, the CEO and president of CLIA said that the cruise industry has started to respond to the demands of modern-day travellers resulting in a steady growth and strong economic impact across the world. This has been possible owing to rapid technological advancement and deployment of new ships to new destinations and ports across the world.

 

From the year 2017 to 2026, an additional 97 new cruise ships worth an estimated $53 billion are expected to hit the water.

 

Some of the popular cruise ship trends that have been predicted for 2017 are as follows:

 

 

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