Infographic illustrates strong cruise growth in 2015

Record 23 million passengers expected to cruise this year
The Cruise Lines International Association has revealed positive prospects for the global cruise industry in 2015 and strong growth in the cruise market. To illustrate this, it has produced an illustrative infographic.
Worldwide, a record 23 million passengers are expected to cruise this year, and 61% of CLIA-certified travel agents have seen an increase in bookings in 2015 compared to the same period last year.
Cruise lines are seducing travellers with nearly 1,000 new exotic ports. Most especially, strong development is anticipated in the Asian cruise market.
The association also revealed that its member companies are planning to invest over US$4 billion in the industry this year. The infographic can be seen here.
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[pictured: Norwegian Breakaway; courtesy NCL]