Cruise Ships Market to Witness Huge Growth by 2029 | Dream Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Crystal Cruises

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Updated · Jun 21, 2023

Cruise Ships Market to Witness Huge Growth by 2029 | Dream Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Crystal Cruises

According to HTF MI, the cruise ship market, which is now valued at USD 8.2 billion, is anticipated to grow at a rate of 12.7% and reach USD 23.5 billion by 2028.

Published Via 11Press : A cruise ship is a large passenger vessel designed for leisure travel and providing onboard amenities and entertainment. These ships are specifically built to accommodate a large number of passengers and offer a variety of amenities and services, similar to those found in hotels and resorts. Cruise ships are often equipped with multiple decks, cabins, or staterooms for passengers to stay in, dining areas, bars and lounges, swimming pools, fitness centers, spas, theaters, casinos, and various recreational facilities. They are designed to offer a wide range of activities and entertainment options to cater to the diverse interests and preferences of their passengers. Cruise ships operate on pre-planned itineraries, sailing from one destination to another while passengers enjoy the onboard facilities and engage in organized activities and excursions at the ports of call. Some popular cruise destinations include coastal regions, tropical islands, and major tourist destinations worldwide.

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Cruise Ships Market

Cruise Ships Market Key Players

Below are the most prominent enterprise Cruise Ships industry players.

  • Genting Hong Kong Limited
  • Star Cruises
  • Dream Cruises
  • Princess Cruises
  • Royal Caribbean International
  • Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.
  • Celebrity Cruises
  • Star Clippers
  • Costa Asia
  • Crystal Cruises

Cruise Ships Market Key Segments

By Product Type

  • Mainstream Cruise Ships
  • Ocean Cruise Ships
  • Luxury Cruise Ship
  • Others

By End Use Application

  • Transportation
  • Leisure
  • Others

Cruise Ships Market by Countries Analysis

The cruise ship market has been segmented based on geography by

  • North America (which includes the US and Canada)
  • Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and other South American countries
  • Europe, which is comprised of the following countries: Germany, the UK, Spain, Italy, France, and Portugal.
  • The Asia-Pacific region, which excludes Southeast Asia, is made up of APAC (India, Australia, PRC, Japan, and others) and MEA (Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, South Africa, UAE, Israel, Nigeria, and others).

North America accounted for the largest market share for cruise ships in 2022. However, the UK ranks as the second-largest market for cruise ships due to the presence of big enterprises in the region and its quick technological advancement.

  • It is expected that North America would dominate the cruise liner industry. The biggest contribution in this area would come from the United States.
  • From 2023 through 2029, Europe is anticipated to dominate the cruise ship industry. The UK, Germany, and France will hold the largest market shares.
  • The ASEAN member nations are broken up in the research on the cruise ship sector. The cruise ship industry is anticipated to grow the fastest.
  • The research on the cruise ship industry divides up the ASEAN member states. The cruise ship sector will have the fastest growth.
  • More investors are paying attention to the markets in South and Central America. The “Red Hot” cruise ship markets are considered to be Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina.
  • It is anticipated that the cruise ship industry in the Middle East would expand fast. Turkey, UAE, and KSA are the three primary players.
  • Africa: This continent continues to grow. South Africa would play the primary role, followed by Nigeria.

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Market Growth Drivers

  • The need for all-inclusive holidays, leisure activities, and uncommon travel experiences has caused a spike in consumer demand for the cruise sector. The aging population, especially in wealthy nations, has helped the cruise business expand. Cruise ships are a desirable alternative for older individuals since they frequently have more time and money available to spend on luxurious trips. For cruise operators, new markets have opened up with the growth of the middle class in developing nations like China and India. The growing middle class wants access to cheap luxury experiences, and cruises provide a tempting alternative.

Influencing Trends

  • Cruise companies have been compelled to adopt more environmentally friendly practices as awareness of climate change and its effects has grown. To appeal to environmentally concerned customers, major firms are investing in cleaner fuel technologies, eliminating single-use plastics, and putting waste management systems in place. Expedition cruises are becoming more popular because they provide uncommon experiences like arctic exploration, wildlife encounters, and adventurous activities. The desire for more specialized, smaller cruise ships is being driven by this trend, which caters to tourists looking for real, immersive experiences. To increase customer happiness, cruise lines are putting an emphasis on offering individualized and immersive experiences. This includes shore excursions that provide genuine local experiences, themed cruises (such as culinary, music, or wellness), and personalized itineraries.


  • Cruise lines have possibilities to improve onboard services, increase passenger engagement, and optimize operations via the integration of technology and digital solutions. To increase efficiency and provide individualized services, major firms might invest in cutting-edge reservation systems, mobile applications, virtual reality experiences, and data analytics. The possibility for cruise operators to include wellness amenities like fitness centers, spa facilities, healthy food alternatives, and wellness-themed events is expanding as travelers place a higher priority on their health and well-being. This serves a group of travelers looking for restorative holiday experiences.


  • Seasonality frequently has an impact on the cruise business, with peak demand occurring at particular periods of the year. Hurricanes and other unfavorable weather patterns can interrupt cruise schedules and lower customer pleasure. During off-peak seasons, key stakeholders must successfully manage their operations and income streams while minimizing the risks associated with weather-related interruptions. There are several businesses striving for market share in the fiercely competitive cruise sector. In terms of cost, itinerary options, onboard facilities, and customer service, key operators are up against fierce competition. Profit margins may be impacted by the competitive environment, which necessitates ongoing innovation and differentiation efforts to draw in and keep consumers.

Major Development in the Cruise Ships Market

Report Highlights

Report Attributes Details
CAGR 12.7 %
Market Forecast Values (2029) USD 23.5 Bn
Current Market Size Values (2022) USD 8.2 Bn
Dominating Segment Leisure
Major Players Profiled Genting Hong Kong Limited (Hong Kong), Star Cruises (Hong Kong), Dream Cruises (Hong Kong), Princess Cruises (Japan), Royal Caribbean International (China), Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (China), Celebrity Cruises (South Korea), Star Clippers (Singapore), Costa Asia (China), Crystal Cruises (Japan)
Base Year 2022

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Q1: How big is the cruise ship market right now?

A: The market for cruise ships, which is now anticipated to be worth USD 8.2 bn, is anticipated to increase at a CAGR of 12.7% between now and 2032 to reach USD 23.5 bn.

Q2: What are the main cruise ship markets?

A: The Global Cruise Ships Market Breakdown by Application (Leisure, Transportation, Others) by Type (Ocean Cruise Ships, Mainstream Cruise Ships, Luxury Cruise Ships, Others) by Size (Small, Mid, Large), and by Geography (South America, North America, MEA, Europe, Asia Pacific).

Q3: List the leading cruise ship builders.

A: Some of the key players in the Cruise Ships Market include Genting Hong Kong Limited, Dream Cruises, Princess Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., Celebrity Cruises, Costa Asia, Crystal Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Star Cruises, Star Clippers.

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