Cruise Industry Facts

As a global industry cruise lines are regulated at the international level. As our ships visit ports in countries around the world, we also comply with a complex framework of flag state regulations (countries where ships are registered) and port state regulations (countries where our ships visit, such as the US).

The cruise industry has evolved to be a leader in innovation and technological advancement. Cruise vacations offer a wide variety of amenities and recreational activities that appeal to all vacationers. The industry estimates that over 24 million passengers cruised in 2016.  

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