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Global Vacation Cruises Industry

  • January 2012
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  • Global Industry Analysts

The global outlook series on Vacation Cruises provides a collection of statistical anecdotes, market briefs, and concise summaries of research findings. The report provides a rudimentary prelude to the Vacation Cruises industry. The closely summarized global market discussion provides a broad, macro level picture of the trends, challenges, market structure/basics, and recent mergers, acquisitions, and strategic corporate developments witnessed by the industry. The report includes 31 information rich tables, presenting research findings and analytical projections, which season the entire discussion aimed at capturing the prevalent scenario with unrivalled precision. The report offers a synopsized discussion on markets such as the United States, Canada, France, Germany, UK, Japan, and China. The report also includes an indexed, easy-to-refer, fact-finder directory listing the addresses, and contact details of 93 companies worldwide.

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Global Vacation Cruises Industry



1. OVERVIEW 1
Global Market Perspective 2
Table 1: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Vacation Cruises by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (including Japan), Middle East, and Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2015 2

Table 2: World 5-Year Perspective for Vacation Cruises by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Revenues
for US, Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific (including Japan),
Middle East, and Latin America Markets for Years 2011 and
2015 3

Table 3: Global Vacation Cruises Market by Region/Country
(2011): Percentage Breakdown of Total Passengers for US, UK,
Germany and Others 4
Cruise Line Types 4
Ocean Cruises 4
River Cruises 4
Market Trends 5
Alaska to Re-Emerge as a Favourite Destination 5
Growing In-Port and Onboard Safety Concerns 5
Baby Boomers Prefer to Chill Out on Polar Cruises 5
New Debutants in 2011 6
New Attractions in the Cruise Industry 6
Increasing Emphasis on Kids-Friendly Programs 6
Boon for Solo Travellers 7
Introduction of New Ports 7
Economic and Demographic Trends 7
Enhancements in the Industry Leads to Huge Profit Generation 7
Technological Innovations 8
Market Characteristics 8
Market Structure 8
Consumer Psychographics Profile 8
Table 4: Global Travel and Leisure Market (2011): Percentage
Breakdown for Key Determinants in the Selection of a Cruise
Vacation - Destination, Cost, Overall Experience, Ship and
On board Facilities. 9
Growth Drivers 9
Competitive Landscape 9
Table 5: Leading Players in the Global Cruise Market (2010):
Market Share Breakdown for Carnival Corporation, Royal
Caribbean Cruises, NCL/ Genting Hong Kong, MSC Hurtigruten,
and Others 10
Other Key Statistics 10
Table 6: Select Largest Cruise Ships Worldwide by Gross
Tonnage: 2011 10

Table 7: Select Largest Cruise Ships Worldwide Under
Construction by Gross Tonnage: 2011 11

Table 8: Leading Cruise Line Builders Worldwide (2010):
Market Share Breakdown by Order Book (for Ships of 1000 GT
and Above) 11

Table 9: Global Cruise Ship Orderbook by Gross Tonnage
(2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Number of Ships on
Order by Tonnage Category 12

Table 10: Active Cruise Ships Worldwide by Gross Tonnage
(2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Number of Cruise Ships
by Tonnage Category 12

2. MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS 13

3. STRATEGIC CORPORATE DEVELOPMENTS 16

4. PRODUCT/SERVICE LAUNCHES 21


A REGIONAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE 24

1. NORTH AMERICA 24
Overview 24
Outlook 24
Competitive Landscape 24
Table 11: Leading Cruise Lines in the North American Vacation
Cruises Market (2010): Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for
Carnival, Royal Caribbean, NCL, and Others 24

Table 12: North American Vacation Cruises Market by Passenger
Numbers (2010): Percentage Breakdown of Number of Passengers
Boarding for Carnival Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean
International, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Princess Cruises, and
Others 25

Table 13: Leading Cruises Departure Ports in North America
(2011): Percentage Breakdown of Number of Passenger
Departures for Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Port Canaveral, San
Juan, and Others 25

Table 14: North American Vacation Cruises Market by
Destination (2011): Percentage Share Breakdown of Passenger
Preferences for Caribbean, Bahamas, Mexico, Alaska and Others 25

1a. THE UNITED STATES 26
Overview 26
Table 15: The US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Vacation Cruises - Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2015 26
Outlook 26
Vacation Pattern 27
Table 16: Cruise Lengths in the US (2011): Percentage
Breakdown of Market Shares by Duration Booked 27

Table 17: Cruise Vacation Market in the US (2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Cruisers and Cruising Days
Proportion by Category - Restless Boomers, Enthusiastic
Boomers, Luxury Seekers, Consummate Shoppers, Explorers, and
Ship Buffs 27

Table 18: Cruise Market in the US (2011): Percentage
Breakdown of Cruisers by Income Level 28
Travel Agencies 28
The Role of Internet 28

1b. CANADA 29
Overview 29
Table 19: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Vacation Cruises - Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures
in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2015 29

2. EUROPEA 30
Overview 30
Table 20: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Vacation Cruises by Geographic Region - France, Germany,
Italy, UK, Spain and Rest of Europe Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years
2010 through 2015 30

Table 21: European 5-Year Perspective for Vacation Cruises by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Revenues
for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain and Rest of Europe
Markets for Years 2011 and 2015 31

Table 22: European Cruise Ship Market by Region (2010)-
Percentage Breakdown of Annual Passenger Traffic for UK,
Germany, Italy, Spain, France and Others 31
Outlook 32
Market Trends 32
European Itineraries Gain Popularity 32
European Cruise Market and North American Cruise Market
Comparison - A Comparison 32
Leading Players - A Historic Scenario 33
Table 23: European Cruise Market (2006): Percentage Breakdown
of Sales by Cruise Operator - Carnival Corporation,
Mediterranean Shipping Corporation, Louis, and Others 33

2a. FRANCE 34
Overview 34
Table 24: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Vacation Cruises- Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$
Million for Years 2010 through 2015 34

2b. GERMANY 35
Overview 35
Boom in Vacation Cruise Industry Spurs German Shipbuilding
Industry 35
Table 25: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Vacation Cruises- Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$
Million for Years 2010 through 2015 36

2c. THE UNITED KINGDOM 37
Overview 37
Table 26: The UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Vacation Cruises- Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$
Million for Years 2010 through 2015 37

Table 27: Cruise Lengths in the UK (2011): Percentage
Breakdown of Market Shares by Duration Booked 38

Table 28: Leading Destinations in the UK Vacation Cruise
Market (2011): Percentage Share Breakdown of Cruise Ship
Bookings for Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Caribbean,
Atlantic Islands and Other Areas 38
Drive-to Cruising Attracts UK Passengers 38
Outlook 38

3. ASIA-PACIFIC 39
Overview 39
Market Perspective 39
Table 29: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Vacation Cruises by Geographic Region -
Australia, and Rest of Asia-pacific (Including Japan) Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$
Million for Years 2010 through 2015 40

Table 30: Asia-Pacific 5-Year Perspective for Vacation
Cruises by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
Revenues for Australia, and Rest of Asia-Pacific (Including
Japan) Markets for Years 2011 and 2015 41
New Zealand and Australia Gears Up for Seasonal Cruising 41
Genting Hong Kong - The Market Leader 41
Asian Cruise Market and Gambling 42
Leisure Travel Expenditure on Rise 42
Packaged Tours/Vacations 42

3a. JAPAN 43
Overview 43

3b. CHINA 44
Overview 44
Challenges Prevailing in the Sector 44

3c. SINGAPORE 45
Overview 45

4. LATIN AMERICA 45
Market Dynamics 45
Table 31: Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Vacation Cruises Analyzed with Annual Revenue
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2015 45

4a. ARGENTINA 46
Overview 46

4b. BRAZIL 46
Overview 46


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