Economic Benefit

Local communities around the world benefit from the cruise industry, which generates billions of dollars through tourism-related spending. Explore the stories below to see communities where we are providing employment opportunities, supporting local businesses and having a positive economic impact. Learn more about cruising’s economic impact in North America and Europe, or read some of the stories highlighted below.

  • Port of Tyne Experiences Record Growth With Cruise Industry

    The United Kingdom’s Port of Tyne experienced record growth in 2013, thanks to a booming local cruise industry growing there. The award-winning and fully equipped International Passenger Terminal at Port of Tyne saw an unprecedented number of passengers coming from some of the world’s largest cruise vessels in 2013. Cruisers visiting the port on their way to beautiful nearby destinations such as Scandinavia, the Mediterranean and the Baltic are expected to contribute around £54 million to the Northeast England regional economy each year.

    The Port is looking to grow its presence and attract larger cruise ships to the area in the years to come. Read more about Port of Tyne’s plans for the future here.

    • Port of Tyne
    • Economic Benefit
    • United Kingdom