117 New Cruise Ships on Order
117 new cruise ships are on order for the coming decade, according to Cruise Industry News
This shatters previous decades new cruise ship orders. Here’s how the orders stacked up in previous decades:
- The 1990s: 37 new ships
- The 2000s: 69 new ships
- The 2010s: 27 new ships
So, as you can see, as we step into the 2020s with 117 ships on order, this will be a decade like no other.
Here’s this from Cruise Industry News:
“For the new decade, the industry is preparing for its largest 10-year fleet and passenger capacity growth.
During the 1990s, however, with additional ships entering service later in the decade, the fleet grew from 117 to 230 ships by 1999, increasing the passenger capacity from about 4 million to 10 million, double occupancy, according to the Cruise Industry News Annual Report.
In the decade 2000 to 2009, a total of 47 new ships were added to the fleet, boosting the fleet to 277 ships and the passenger capacity to nearly 17 million.
Further, from 2010 to 2019, an additional 127 ships were counted during the decade, increasing the annual passenger capacity to 28 million on 404 ships.
Starting the new decade with 116 new ships having been ordered for deliveries so far through 2027, the annual global passenger capacity will grow to an estimated 41 million sailing on some 520 ships.”
To see the complete list of confirmed new cruise ships, CLICK HERE.
You might ask, what on earth is causing all of this increase in cruise ship capacity?
It’s pretty simple really: a booming economy and 80,000,000 baby boomers hitting their retirement years.
These boomers want to do two things: visit their grandchildren and travel. 🙂
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