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  • $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


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. For more information on the cruise industry's economic impact, please go to the research section of

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