2024 State of the Cruise Industry report

This year’s report includes the release of 2023 passenger volume, which reached 31.7 million— surpassing 2019 by 7%. Other highlights include the forecast for cruise capacity through 2028 and a summary of the 2024 – 2028 cruise orderbook, as well as the latest cruise trends


An Ocean of Opportunities

The global workforce for cruise is a passionate and highly skilled one. Read more about the talented and dedicated multinational workforce for cruise that includes 300,000 seafarers who are the heart and soul of every cruise holiday in CLIA’s new report.

CLIA Event

For updates and information on CLIA Cruise Week 2024 or to sign up for 2025 click here..

CLIA Report

CLIA member lines have set inspiring sustainability goals and each year the CLIA member fleet becomes more efficient as our member lines embrace new technologies, innovations and, as available, the uptake of sustainable alternative fuels.

Read more about the work of the cruise industry to sail to an even better future in our latest publication Charting the Future of Sustainable Cruise Travel.

CLIA Press Release

Cruise lines continue to transform the modern fleet to protect the oceans, air and destinations enjoyed by millions of passengers each year.

Cruise lines continue to transform the modern fleet to protect the oceans, air and destinations enjoyed by millions of passengers each year. Our data shows a step change in the uptake of new environmental technologies by CLIA cruise line members. Read more in our annual environmental technologies and practices report here.

Environmental Sustainability Update

Shoreside Power Advancements

Did you know that the number of CLIA-member cruise ships with shoreside power capability will more than double between 2023 and 2028?


2023 State of the Cruise Industry Report

2023 State of the Cruise Industry Report features key industry facts and trends, cruise leadership in environmental technologies and responsible tourism practices, and economic impact demonstrating the current and future value of cruise tourism.


Cruise Is Sailing To A Better Future

Cruise lines are leading the way toward a more sustainable future, investing in innovative technologies aboard our global fleet of cruise ships and pursuing net zero carbon cruising by 2050.


Economic Impact of Global Cruise Industry in 2019

In 2019, cruise tourism generated $155 billion USD for global economies and supported nearly 1.2 million jobs across a wide cross-section of industries and sectors, from ground and air transportation to food and beverage, lodging, manufacturing, hotels, travel agencies and beyond.

CLIA cruise lines are leaders and innovators in responsible tourism and offer the best way for travelers to experience the world.

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State of the Cruise Industry Report 2023

This report provides the latest information about cruise leadership in responsible tourism; facts, figures, and trends; and the forecast for the cruise industry through 2028.
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Global Passenger Market Report 2022

This report provides information about cruise travelers worldwide, their ports of embarkation, where they sailed, and other information. Historical comparative data is provided for the years 2019 through 2022.
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Environmental Technologies & Practices Report 2023

This report provides an annual update on the progress of the cruise industry in advancing its environmental and sustainability agenda. The 2023 report shows a step change in the cruise industry's uptake of new environmental technologies
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Travel Professionals

As the global cruise industry trade association, CLIA provides you with the best benefits, tools and resources to navigate the cruise industry, attract more clients and increase your earnings. Learn how you can take your career to the next level.

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Executive Partners

CLIA’s Executive Partner Program is an exclusive global platform that provides suppliers access to key cruise line decision makers and industry peers, with the aim to expand their influence within the cruise industry.

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Destination Stewardship

The cruise industry has always been a leader in responsible tourism, including its demonstrated commitment to environmental protection, being stewards of the places we visit, providing rewarding career opportunities, and above all, to the health and safety of guests and crew.

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