Premium
Premium statistics

Industry-specific and extensively researched technical data (partially from exclusive partnerships).

A paid subscription is required for full access.

Market share of the cruise industry worldwide in 2017, by company
Share of the cruise industry worldwide in 2017, by company
This statistic shows the market share of cruise industry worldwide in 2017, by company. In that year, the cruise company Carnival Corporation held the largest share of the cruise market at 44.1 percent.

Global cruise industry - additional information

Cruising has become a major part of the tourism industry, with global cruise industry revenue forecasted to reach almost 38 billion U.S. dollars in 2017. Over recent years, travelers from around the world have shown increasing interest in cruise vacations, with the largest share of passengers coming from North America. The North American cruise industry has reported a rising number of guests year-on-year. There were approximately 12.41 million guests counted in 2016.

The British-American cruise company Carnival Corporation & plc, was the tenth leading travel and leisure company in the United States in 2015, with a market value of approximately 28.35 billion U.S. dollars. Founded in 1972, Carnival Corporation & plc, with its associated cruise lines, had the capacity to carry more than 220 thousand passengers as of January 2017. The passenger capacity of the global cruise industry has increased year-on-year, and forecasted to increase from 466 thousand in 2016 to 521 thousand by 2018.

The common use of cruise line ships is for leisure voyages. Transportation is not usually the main purpose of taking a cruise trip: most modern cruise liners offer a large variety of on board activities such as casinos, spas, shops, a theatre or cinema and indoor/outdoor swimming pools. Despite those facilities, 40 percent of U.S. passengers are also willing to pay extra for off-the-ship excursions. Luxury cruise line ships are the most popular accommodation among travelers who are interested in luxury travel.

Market share of the cruise industry worldwide in 2017, by company
Market share
--
--
--
--
--
Exclusive Premium statistic

You need a Premium Account for unlimited access.

  • Full access to 1m statistics

  • Incl. source references

  • Available to download in PNG, PDF, XLS format

Premium Account

only $59 / month *
*Duration: 12 months, billed annually, single license

Access to this and all other statistics on 80,000 topics from

$708 / Year

Show detailed source information?
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in
Source

Release date

May 2018

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

Market share is based on passenger capacity.

Share of the cruise industry worldwide in 2017, by company
This statistic shows the market share of cruise industry worldwide in 2017, by company. In that year, the cruise company Carnival Corporation held the largest share of the cruise market at 44.1 percent.

Global cruise industry - additional information

Cruising has become a major part of the tourism industry, with global cruise industry revenue forecasted to reach almost 38 billion U.S. dollars in 2017. Over recent years, travelers from around the world have shown increasing interest in cruise vacations, with the largest share of passengers coming from North America. The North American cruise industry has reported a rising number of guests year-on-year. There were approximately 12.41 million guests counted in 2016.

The British-American cruise company Carnival Corporation & plc, was the tenth leading travel and leisure company in the United States in 2015, with a market value of approximately 28.35 billion U.S. dollars. Founded in 1972, Carnival Corporation & plc, with its associated cruise lines, had the capacity to carry more than 220 thousand passengers as of January 2017. The passenger capacity of the global cruise industry has increased year-on-year, and forecasted to increase from 466 thousand in 2016 to 521 thousand by 2018.

The common use of cruise line ships is for leisure voyages. Transportation is not usually the main purpose of taking a cruise trip: most modern cruise liners offer a large variety of on board activities such as casinos, spas, shops, a theatre or cinema and indoor/outdoor swimming pools. Despite those facilities, 40 percent of U.S. passengers are also willing to pay extra for off-the-ship excursions. Luxury cruise line ships are the most popular accommodation among travelers who are interested in luxury travel.

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.
This statistic is not included in your account!

Premium Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references

$59 / Month *

Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract.
   Prices do not include sales tax.
Statistics on "Cruise industry"
  • Industry overview
The most important statistics
  • Cruise lines
  • Consumers (U.S.)
  • North America
Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.