Cruise Industry 2012 (Infographic)

Cruise Industry 2012 (Infographic) presents an infographic showing you the largest cruise ships currently operating, along with some facts about the size and scope of the Cruise Industry – both in The UK and on a global scale.

Cruise Industry Infographic 2012

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A) Which are the largest cruise ships currently operating?

  • Allure of the Seas
  • Oasis of the Seas
  • The Norwegian Epic
  • Freedom of the Seas
  • Liberty of the Seas
  • Independence of the Seas
  • RMS Queen Mary II

B) Facts about cruising

  • The average length of a cruise is 7.2 days.
  • 14% of all cruise passenfers are retirees.
  • 39.8% of all cruises visit The Bahamas.
  • 79% of passengers are married and 71% are graduates.

C) How big is the cruise industry?

  • More than 16 million people went on a cruise in 2011 (worldwide).
  • The cruise industry forecasts 17 million passengers for 2012.
  • Since 1990 over 185 million passengers have embarked.
  • 60% of all cruisers are repeat customers.
  • 70% of all passengers originate in North America.
  • The average cruise passenger is 46 years old.

D) The UK Cruise Industry

  • 10.63% of global cruise passengers come from The UK.
  • The Cruise Industry contributed £2.28bn to the UK economy in 2011.
  • The UK’s busiest port is Southampton with 1.5 million passengers per year.
  • The Cruise Industry provides employment for 78320 people in The UK either directly or indirectly.
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