Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has released the 2019 Asia Cruise Deployment and Capacity Report. The report details Asia’s planned cruise activity in 2019, providing stakeholders with information to keep pace with the dynamic cruise industry in this region.
Highlights from the 2019 Asia Cruise Deployment and Capacity Report include:
- 2019 will see a total of 1,917 sailings and generate capacity for 4.02 million passengers to cruise in Asia. This year’s total passenger capacity has been reduced by 5.7 percent. According to CLIA, the decline was mainly due to the reduction of short cruise itinerary options from mainland China. Still, 2019 will see 79 ships from 39 cruise brands sailing in Asia, a similar level to last year.
- 306 different destinations in Asia will receive cruise ships in 2019, an increase from the 288 destinations in 2018.
- Port calls to Asia will remain steady this year with 7,154 calls. According to the report, many of Asia's destinations, such as India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea will see growth.
- Asia will also see a slight rise in passenger destination days. The 13 million passenger destination days forecast in 2019 will translate to more potential onshore visits from cruise passengers.
For more information and to view the report, visit www.cruising.org.