Fastest Growing Cruise Region is Caribbean for 2019 – Cruise Industry News

The fastest growing cruise region when it comes to pure capacity growth in passengers year-over-year is the Caribbean for 2019, which will post another record year, according to the 2019 Cruise Industry News Annual Report.

While big new ships are driving demand and capacity growth in the Caribbean, the region is also accelerating on a capacity growth basis much faster than all other major cruise markets this year.

Capacity will be up just under 5 percent, or around 500,000 passengers for the Caribbean, which follows a strong 2018 when the region posted a near 7 percent uptick in capacity growth.

Carnival Cruise Line remains the biggest player in the Caribbean market, with an estimated 34 percent of capacity, followed by Royal Caribbean International, Norwegian Cruise Line, Bahamas…

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