Market Share

2018 Worldwide Cruise Line Market Share

The 2018 total worldwide ocean cruise industry is estimated at $45.6 billion (a 4.6% increase over 2017) with 26.0 million annualized passengers carried (a 3.3% increase over 2017).  Brand diversification of all operations is summarized below.

Norwegian Cruise Lines 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) and DVB Bank.