2018 average cruise revenue and expense per passenger
Ever wonder where the money goes? Here is a breakdown of the estimated 2018 average cruise revenue and expense per passenger for all cruise lines world wide. The average per passenger per day is projected to be $212.80, with $161.26 ticket price and $62.16 on board spending (average cruise duration 8.0 days, median duration 7.0 days).
|Financial breakdown of typical cruiser
(worldwide, across all cruise lines)
|-Casino & Bar||$274|
|-Shore excursions (cruise line portion)||$100|
|-All other onboard spending||$75|
|Other operating costs||$260||14.5%|
|Ship fuel costs||$193||10.8%|
|Corporate Operating Costs||$208||11.6%|
|Onboard and other||$77||4.4%|
|Other and transportation||$59||3.3%|
|Profit before taxes||$227||12.7%|
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™.