Whether you have been alive long enough to remember the days when the Love Boat was around or not, cruising has made its way into the hearts of millions of vacationers. So popular in fact, that the industry continues building more and larger, more exotic and more amazing ships year after year. Take a closer look at the industry today and some of the newest developments and start planning your cruise.
As ships continue to join the fleet, they continue to not only get larger and larger, now accommodating over 5,000 passengers, but also include a huge variety of activities and amenities such as:
LED movie screens on deck
Rock climbing walls
Ice skating rinks and more
2010 – Saw 12 new ships join the fleet from AMA Waterways, Avalon Waterways, American Cruise Lines, Celebrity,Costa, MSC Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Seabourn, Cunard Line, Holland America Line and Norwegian Cruise Line
2011 – New ships included –
2012 – Ships expected or already launched include –
Health and Medical Information
Committed to the safety and well being on all travelers, the CDC closely monitors and controls the ship sanitation and establishes guidelines for disease control and prevention. In addition, each ship includes a shipboard staff for health and well being.
The cruise industry generated around $35 billion dollars in the US in one year alone.
Over 300,000 jobs are generated by the cruise industry in the United States
An estimated 15 million travelers made the cruise line their vacation choice in 2010
The newest cruise ships in the fleet range from 101 to 6,000 passengers
The Caribbean is the top cruise travel destination at over 40% of all cruises in 2010
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