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THE FACTS

  • $46 Billion

    U.S. economic impact in 2014

  • $19 Billion

    Direct and indirect U.S. wages and salaries
    in the industry in 2014

  • 373,738

    Cruise industry-supported jobs in the U.S. in 2014

  • 23 Million

    Passengers cruised around the world in 2015

  • $119.9 Billion

    Global economic impact of the cruise industry in 2014

  • The cruise industry contributes to the economies of all 50 U.S. states

Economic

The cruise industry’s positive economic impact is felt far and wide throughout the world, from the many destinations cruise ships visit to the port communities that many CLIA Cruise Line Members call home.

ARTICLE

Cruise lines invest billions in next-generation ships.

Cruise lines invest billions in next-generation ships.

CLIA’s member cruise lines are looking to the future by investing billions of dollars in the design and construction of new cruise ships to serve the industry’s more than 23 million passengers.

In 2015, cruise lines will invest $4.05 billion in 22 new ocean-going and river cruise ships. By 2020, the cruise industry will invest $26.65 billion in 55 new ships for the global fleet.

These investments are part of the cruise industry’s $119.9 billion annual economic impact, which supports more than 939,232 jobs worldwide.

ARTICLE

Even states without direct cruise operations benefit from the economic impact of the industry.

Even states without direct cruise operations benefit from the economic impact of the industry.

As a result of the activity of the cruise industry, Georgia businesses received $666 million and Illinois businesses took in $509 million in 2014. These direct expenditures generated total economic impacts of 12,442 jobs for Georgia and 7,799 jobs in Illinois. 

ARTICLE

Creating jobs. And opportunity. One ship at a time.

Creating jobs. And opportunity. One ship at a time.

The cruise industry benefits all 50 states by providing extensive economic activity —in 2013 the industry generated $119.9 billion globally and provided more than 891,000 direct and indirect jobs as a result of cruise line, passenger and crew spending.

INFOGRAPHIC

Our economic impact: by the numbers.

QUOTE

“Each new cruise ship at Port Canaveral represents a $250 million annual economic impact.”

“Each new large cruise ship based at Port Canaveral represents a $250 million annual economic impact to the region...The dynamics of it are just phenomenal.”

INFOGRAPHIC

Economic Impact Fact Sheet

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