The Cruise Lines International Association has released its statistics forecast for 2024, and it makes for very good reading for the cruise industry.
It forecases a record-breaking 35.7 million people will go on a cruise this year, that’s a 6% increase from 31.5 million in 2023, surpassing pre-COVID-19 booking levels.
The stats have been presented by PhotoAiD and can be viewed in full here.
The headline stats:
The data also revealed that a cruise ship earns an estimated net profit of US$291 per passenger.
Consequently, a fully booked 7-day trip on Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas could generate US$9.8M in revenue, with profits of US$1.7M.
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