Travel's Brightest Star: Fun Cruise Facts…
-Cruise Lines International Association

  • The cruise industry has been experiencing 8.4% growth yearly.
  • Over 7 million North Americans will vacation on cruise ships in 2003 and cruising has barely tapped its potential.
  • Almost 43 million people say they will definitely or probably take a cruise in the next five years.
  • Currently, only 13% of the U.S. population has taken a cruise.
  • Cruise vacations boast the highest satisfaction ratings among ALL types of vacation travel.
  • Cruise lines are investing over $15 million to build at least 50 ships in tne first half od this decade.