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Industry optimism high at Seatrade 2019

Miami - Having just completed another record year, optimism remains high in the cruise industry as the business leaders, port and government officials, suppliers and other vendors all gather for one of the industry’s largest business conferences - Seatrade Cruise Global 2019 in Miami, Florida

Miami - Having just completed another record year, optimism remains high in the cruise industry as the business leaders, port and government officials, suppliers and other vendors all gather for one of the industry’s largest business conferences - Seatrade Cruise Global 2019 in Miami, Florida.

The year just concluded, 2018, was a record for the cruise industry showing not only strong growth in passenger bookings and fares, but also importantly in onboard revenues, which continues to be one of the key revenue drivers for the leading cruise companies.

The industry trade group, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), reported nearly 6% growth of better than 1.5 million passengers in 2018 driven in part by the addition of eleven new ships with over 30,000 berths.

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