Passenger Origins

2021 Cruise Market Source Region

Where do the 13.9 million annualized ocean cruise passengers carried come from? Refer to the chart below for estimated region of origin and contribution to the $23.8 billion in cruise revenue.

2012 Passenger Destinations

Where did the 21.6 million annualized ocean cruise passengers in 2012 sail to? Refer to the adaptation of Cruise Pulse data by Hofstra University in the charts below for ports of destination and embarkation globally.



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. Silverseas 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.