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Subject: Cruise Ship Industry
Category: Sports and Recreation > Travel
Asked by: powhatan-ga
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Posted: 05 May 2004 19:41 PDT
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Question ID: 341827
How many passengers has the cruise ship industry transported each of
the years 1995 through 2003 worldwide?

Request for Question Clarification by bobbie7-ga on 06 May 2004 17:24 PDT
Hi Powhatan!

I have been working on your question and I can provide you with the
total number of worldwide cruise ship passengers for the following



Would this information be of your interest?


Clarification of Question by powhatan-ga on 07 May 2004 10:15 PDT
I think what you offer will be acceptable. It will be helpful if you
could break the statistics down by regions in the world. It would be a
bonus if you could specifically tell me about the Texas Gulf Coast.

Request for Question Clarification by bobbie7-ga on 07 May 2004 11:11 PDT
Thank you for your clarification. I will do additional research and
should have your answered prepared this evening.

Subject: Re: Cruise Ship Industry
Answered By: bobbie7-ga on 07 May 2004 13:50 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Hello again Powhatan,

My search returned the following results for cruise line passenger
statistics worldwide.

1990   4.5 million passengers

1997   6.8 million passengers

1999   8.7 million passengers

2000   8 million passengers

2001   8,400,000 million passengers

2002   9,220,000 million passengers

2003   9.5 million passengers


2004   10.6 million passengers

2006   13.8 million passengers

2010   17 million passengers

Below you will find the sources of the above information with short
excerpts from each article or report. There may be slight differences
in the numbers depending on the source of the data.

?The worldwide cruise industry will balloon to more than 17 million
passengers by 2010 -- a 70% increase on 2000 and 54% up on 2002
according to cruise analyst Tony Peisley in his latest research
report, ?Global Changes in the Cruise Industry 2003-2010.?

Avid Cruiser

?Growth less than predicted "The worldwide cruise industry is set to
grow to more than 17 million passengers by 2010," Peisley said?

?The longer-term outlook for the cruise industry is also positive.
World cruise berths and passenger numbers have been steadily
increasing since 2000, with 343,200 berths and 13.8 million passengers
predicted for 2006.?

Tourism New Zealand

Improving the cruise market experience in European ports
ISEMAR ? May 2000

?Thus, worldwide in 1999, the number of cruise passengers was 9.5
million, 1.7 million of them Europeans ; the market has been evolving
for the last ten years with an annual growth rate close to 12%.?


Cruise Ship Tourism Industry
?With an 8% annual growth since 1980, cruise ship tourism has
increased at almost twice the rate of tourism overall. A record 8.5
million people took cruises worldwide in 1997. The North American
market (which includes the Caribbean) is the dominant one, and in 1997
it grew by 8.6% to reach a record 5.05 million cruise passengers.?

Lighthouse Foundation

Lighthouse Foundation

?Annual passengers have doubled from 4.5 million in 1990 to more than
nine million in 1999, and there is no sign of this growth slowing

Cruising is growing in popularity and the number of cruise passengers
is expected to more than double to nearly 22 million by 2010.
?During 2001, 6.8 million U.S. residents took cruise vacations
throughout the world and accounted for 82 percent of the industry?s
global passengers.?
?There are more than 200 cruise ships carrying more than 10 million
passengers to ports around the globe each year.?

?The cruise ship industry has averaged 8.4 percent growth per year
over the last two decades. Since 1970 the number of people taking a
cruise has increased by more than 1000 percent.  In North America the
increase has been fivefold ? from 1.4 million to almost 7 million.?


?Over the last 10 years cruise tourists have expanded in number from
3.5 million to over 8 million per year with Americans accounting for
80% of cruise passengers worldwide. In this same period, the number of
cruise ships plying international waters has increased from 97 to 170,
the number of cruise ship berths has almost doubled from 68,474 to
127,943, and 19 new cruise vessels were delivered in 2002 to be
followed by another 21 new vessels by 2004
(Mancini, 2000; Peisley, 1996).

NTF Online

?Of 1997?s 6.8 million worldwide cruise passengers, 24% sailed from
the Port of Miami, helping make tourism Miami?s No. 1 business.?

 ?According to the ICCL's annual U.S. Economic Impact Study, a record
9.2 million people cruised in 2002 and generated a record $14.3
billion for the cruise industry.?

Travel Weekly,  Sept 1, 2003  by Rebecca Tobin

?Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) members reported a
record 9.5 million passengers worldwide in 2003, a 10.2% increase over
2002. North American passengers in-creased by 6.9%, to nearly 8
million. CLIA said its member lines will launch 12 ships this year,
which could boost the passenger count to 10.6 million worldwide.?

Travel Weekly:  March 1, 2004

Global Cruise 2004 - May 2004 
?Although relatively young, the cruise industry is currently valued at
US$15.3 billion ? an increase of US$1 billion since 2000. The industry
is expected to carry in excess of 17 million passengers by 2010; an
increase of 70% on 2000 and 54% on 2002. This huge growth in the
market over the last two years is due to continued expansion, with
berth numbers ballooning 77% over the last four years or 15%

Business Briefings Ltd

?Despite a recent slowdown in ship orders, worldwide cruise passengers
are still projected to increase 60% from 10m in 2000 to more than 16m
in 2009.?

Cruise industry enjoying high times 

?More than 9.5 million people around the world went on cruises last
year, a 10.2 percent increase over 2002, according to the Cruise Lines
International Association (CLIA).?

?The worldwide cruise industry is set to grow to more than 17 million
passengers by 2010," Peisley said.?

Claire Gallen: 16 Mar 2004

?Close to 11 million passengers are expected to take cruises this year
and the global industry is projected to grow by 11.5 per cent over

?Leading cruise-industry experts, attending last week?s major SeaTrade
convention in Miami, put the forecast for 2004 at a record 10.6
million passengers, with half the volume consisting of first-time

Global cruise forecast promising 
By Bernard Babb 
Nation News: March-2004

?As the competition for leisure revenue increases, cruise lines have
added new programs and itineraries and coupled them with very
aggressive pricing levels to increase an already high level consumer
confidence in cruising. Industry on pace to carry over 8.3 Million
passengers by year's end from North America and over 9.6 Million
Worldwide with more than 2.75 million being first-time cruisers.
Studies show that the current level of interest could translate into
over 27 million people taking a cruise vacation during the next three

Elite Golf Cruises

?The report cites the cruise industry?s record high for global
passenger carryings in 2002 as a major factor in its increased
economic activity. An estimated 9.2 million passengers took cruises
worldwide during 2002, a 9.8 percent increase over 2001. Over 80
percent, or 7.5 million, of the global passengers were U.S. residents,
up 10.5 percent from the previous year. Industry capacity increased 13
percent over 2001.?


United States 
2002 Passengers 6,500,000 
2001 Passengers 5,900,000

Global Total 
2002 Passengers 9,220,000 
2001 Passengers 8,400,000


Eight million passengers in 2000

?In year 2000 figures from the Cruise Line Industry Association
produced an overview of the cruise market based on statistics for the
previous 15 years. During that period the annual growth rate in the
market averaged around 8%. The global aggregate market exceeded eight
million passengers in 2000 and a market growth to 11 million
passengers by 2005 was predicted. The economic potential of the cruise
industry was assessed at more than US$ 50 billion over the same

Virtual Asia

Global Economic Dimension of the Cruise Line Industry  

?The passenger cruise industry is an exciting, modern and rapidly
expanding global industry.  During the current decade, the cruise
industry has continued to expand its capacity and develop new cruising
opportunities for vacationers.   According to the World Trade
Organization (WTO), world demand reached 8.7 million passengers in
1999.  The North American market covers 2/3 of the global volume,
primarily due to the renaissance of the cruising destinations in the
Caribbean.  By 2010, total cruise passengers worldwide are forecasted
to grow from 9.8 million last year, to 20.7 million.  Within these
figures, the North American market is projected to rise from 6.8
million to 11.9 million and mainland Europe will grow from 1.3 million
to 5.3 million, demonstrating that the cruise industry is a dynamic
sector of the global economy.?

Michael Crye, President of the International Council of Cruise Lines

The Contribution of the North American Cruise Industry to the U.S Economy in 2002
Prepared for:
International Council of Cruise Lines
August 2003

Page 12
? Embarkations of the North American Cruise Industry by Region of the World
                           2002        2001         2000
United States            6,500,000   5,900,000    5,315,000   
Canada & San Juan          825,000     805,000      846,000
North America            7,325,000   6,705,000    6,161,000
Rest of World            1,895,000   1,695,000    1,839,000
Total                    9,220,000   8,400,000    8,000,000


According to Mark Conroy, Clia Chairman: 

?The cruise industry is poised to shatter the 10 million passenger
mark by the end of 2004, Mark Conroy, chairman of the Cruise Lines
International Association (CLIA) told attendees at this year?s
Seatrade Cruise Shipping Conference.?

?Today?s cruise industry is riding a wave of strong consumer demand,
improving economic conditions in North America and growing consumer
recognition of cruising?s broad appeal and high guest-satisfaction
levels. By maintaining current occupancy rates, CLIA member cruise
lines have the potential to host 10.6 million vacationers in 2004, an
increase of 1.1 million passengers, or 11.5 %, from the industry?s
record-setting total of 9.5 million guests in 2003. One-half of all
2004 passengers will be cruising for the first time, said Conroy.?

Cruise Lines International Association

?A record 9.52 million worldwide guests enjoyed cruise vacations in
2003, a 10.2% increase over the 8.6 million who cruised in 2002.

The 2003 passenger figures were included in fourth-quarter totals
released today by CLIA, whose member lines represent 97.5% of the
cruise capacity marketed in North America. In addition to the
worldwide totals, CLIA?s member lines also posted significant growth
among guests originating in North America. Nearly 8 million North
Americans sailed aboard CLIA member line ships in 2003, a 6.9%
increase compared with the nearly 7.5 million who cruised in 2002.
CLIA member line ships also attained a 102.6% load factor in 2003
(compared with 98.6% in 2002), demonstrating the robust demand for
cruise vacations and the industry?s ability to fill new capacity.?

Cruise Lines International Association

 ?More than 7.6 million North Americans are estimated to have cruised
in 2002 ? including 7.47 million on Cruise Lines International
Association (CLIA) member line ships ? surpassing industry
expectations and setting yet another record, according to CLIA, the
non-profit marketing organization that represents 25 North American
cruise lines.?

?They were part of a worldwide total of 8.66 million cruise guests
hosted by CLIA member lines last year. This represents a 15.5 percent
increase (over the 2001 number of 7.49 million) in worldwide guests
sailing on CLIA member cruise lines at an average 2002 industry
utilization of 97 percent.?

?Despite the challenges we faced in 2002, the industry not only met
but exceeded its projections and easily bettered the record number of
6.9 million North Americans who cruised in 2001,? says Mark Conroy,
chairman of CLIA.

Cruise Lines International Association

Cruise Passenger Statistics
This publication provides 4 pages of statistics.There are four pages of statistics

Total global passengers graph page 4

Seaport Security: Seaport Security:
Overview of Cruise Industry

Texas Gulf Coast

?More than 267,000 cruise passengers headed to Caribbean hot spots
from Galveston, Texas, in 2002, a 79 percent increase from 2001.?


?Over the past three years, Carnival Cruise Lines and Royal Caribbean
Cruises have begun offering trips departing from Galveston. Norwegian
Cruise Line, which started service from Texas in 1997, is resuming
operations out of Houston this month following a hiatus.

Most passengers are Texans, the companies say, but some come from other states.? 



Galveston Chamber of Commerce Recognizes Cruise Activities

?At the annual meeting of the Galveston Chamber of Commerce, Carnival
Cruise Lines and the Port of Galveston were recognized for outstanding
performance in 2000.?

?The annual estimated economic impact of a home ported vessel with
similar configurations as the Celebration is approximately $40
million, a combination of ship and passenger spending.?

?Carnival?s local vessel spending is expected to exceed $21 million
annually from the purchase of fuel, deck and engine supplies, food
stores, linens, water and miscellaneous items, while passenger
spending is estimated at $150 for each sailing guest. This amounts to
another $19 million in local, annual spending by the more than 125,000
passengers expected to sail from The Texas Cruise Ship Terminal on
Galveston Island this year.?

Port of Galveston


* All estimated cruise embarkations have been rounded to the nearest thousand.

United States     
2002 Passengers: 6,500,000    
2001 Passengers: 5,900,000

2002 Passengers: 267,000 
2001 Passengers: 149,000

2002 Passengers: 4,413,000 
2001 Passengers: 4,019,000

2002 Passengers: 705,000 
2001 Passengers: 643,000

New York 
2002 Passengers: 326,000 
2001 Passengers: 238,000

2002 Passengers: 527,000 
2001 Passengers: 505,000

San Juan 
2002 Passengers: 300,000 
2001 Passengers: 298,000

North America 
2002 Passengers: 7,325,000 
2001 Passengers: 6,705,000

Rest of World 
2002 Passengers: 1,895,000 
2001 Passengers: 1,695,000

2002 Passengers: 9,220,000 
2001 Passengers: 8,400,000

?Smaller ports, such as Galveston and Seattle, experienced the most
significant growth as the cruise industry continued to offer more
cruises in drive-to-markets.?

On page 3 of this publication:
2002 Economic Impact of The North American Cruise Industry By State

State: Texas
Direct Purchases ($ Millions): $ 445
Total Employment : 7,061
Total Income($ Millions): $ 292

?An estimated 7.5 million U.S. residents took cruise vacations
throughout the world, accounting for 82 percent of the industry?s
global passengers.?

?All regions of the country experienced passenger growth, however, New
England, Mid Atlantic, South Atlantic and the Pacific area
experienced double-digit passenger growth. 

International Council of Cruise Lines


Here is an 8 page publication discussing the North American Cruise
Industry?s Contribution to the Texas Economy in 2001. Graphs and
tables are provided.


Texas accounted for approximately 3 percent of the industry?s impact
on the U.S. economy.

?During 2001, we estimated that approximately 90,000 cruise passengers
embarked on cruises to the western Caribbean and Mexico from the Ports
of Galveston and Houston.?

Read the full text of this publication here:


The International Council of Cruise Lines published an 82 page
comprehensive report titled  ?The Contribution of the North American
Cruise Industry to the U.S Economy in 2001? in  August 2002. This
report included statistical data, tables and charts.

For example:

Table 1  (page 10)
? Global Capacity and Carryings of the North American Cruise Industry
1999, 2000, 2001

Table 2  (page 12)
? Embarkations of the North American Cruise Industry by Region of the World

Table 4  (page17) 
- Embarkations of the North American Cruise Industry by State and Region of the
World .
1995, 2000, 2001

Table 5 (page 18) 
? U.S. Cruise Passengers by Place of Residence
1995, 2000, 2001

Download the publication here:


Similar information for 2000 is available in the following publication:

The Contribution of the North American Cruise
Industry to the U.S Economy in 2000
Prepared for: International Council of Cruise Lines
October 2001
BREA Business Research & Economic Advisors
85 pages


1999 Economic Study of the Cruise Industry
Statistics and information


Impact of North American Cruise Industry on U.S. Economy in 1997
Statistics and information


"According to industry figures, a record 11 million people around the
globe will take a cruise this year and more than 250,000 Australians
are tipped to take a cruise in 2005," says Mr Smith.,5936,9349347%255E24389,00.html


Nearly 90 percent of the worldwide cruise capacity will be deployed in
six regions in 2004.

Sailing Regions

- The Caribbean/Bahamas is the largest and takes 50% of all the cruise
capacity in 2004, up 5% from 2003.

- The second largest region is the Mediterranean, with 15% of the
total capacity, down 6% from 2003.

?Alaska has the third largest deployment with a 6.7 percent share of
the capacity, up seven percent over 2003.

The Mexican Riviera has become the fourth most popular destination,
with 6.6 percent of the capacity in 2004, up 41 percent, compared to
2003, when the west coast of Mexico was ranked sixth.

Western and Northern Europe will see five percent of the fleet
capacity deployed in their waters this summer, up 20 percent over last

Five percent of the worldwide capacity is deployed in the Asia/Pacific
region in 2004, down 15 percent from 2003.

After the six major sailing regions, other major areas include Hawaii,
with a 1.9 percent market share, up 14 percent over 2003; Bermuda,
with 1.8 percent and no change; and the East Coast of North America,
which will also see a substantial increase in 2004, up 32 percent over
2003, for a 1.6 percent market share.

The trans-Atlantic market will also see a boost, up 17 percent over
2003, mostly due to the added capacity of the QM2. But only 1.3
percent of the worldwide cruise capacity will sail trans-Atlantic in

Cruise Industry News (CIN)


Search criteria:

Cruise Ship Industry passengers million
?Cruise line industry? ?* million passengers?
"Worldwide cruise industry" million passengers
Texas Gulf Coast
Cruise line Passengers by region 
"* * cruise passengers"" OR "* * million passengers"
Global cruise industry

I hope you find this information useful! 

Best regards,
powhatan-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $5.00
Bobbie, thank you. I haven'y had a chance to read all the reference
materials, but I am pleased with the results.

Subject: Re: Cruise Ship Industry
From: bobbie7-ga on 07 May 2004 15:27 PDT
Dear Powhatan,

Thank you for the tip! I'm glad that you're pleased with my research.


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