2021 Worldwide Cruise Line Passenger Capacity
Total worldwide ocean cruise capacity at the end of 2021 will be 581,200 passengers and 323 ships. This represents a -7.8% reduction from pre-COVID-19 (2019) levels (refer to Growth of the Ocean Cruise Line Industry for more information). Brand diversification of global feet operations is summarized below.
Estimates based on ticket, tour and onboard spend. Assume post COVID-19 sailings begin March 1, 2021 at 50% capacity and reach 90% capacity by end of year (pre COVID-19 sailings were at 105%-109% capacity).
Norwegian Cruise Lines includes Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises, acquired in 2014 from Prestige Cruise Holdings. Silversea was acquired by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. in 2018. 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 proprietary Cruise Market Watch Cruise Pulse data.