2018 Worldwide Cruise Line Passenger Capacity
Total worldwide ocean cruise capacity at the end of 2018 will be 537,000 passengers and 314 ships. Annualized total passengers carried worldwide will be 26.0 million (a 3.3% increase over 2017). Brand diversification of all operations is summarized below.
Norwegian Cruise Lines now includes Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises, purchased in 2014 from Prestige Cruise Holdings. *TUI Cruises is a German-based joint venture between TUI AG and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Sources: Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd., Carnival Corporation and plc, NCL Corporation Ltd., Thomson/First Call, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA), DVB Bank and Cruise Pulse™.