Stat: Cruise Capacity Up in 2013

According to new data by the Cruise Lines International Association, over the three-year period since the U.S. economy began to recover from the Great Recession in 2010, the number of ocean-going ships increased worldwide by 5.3 percent. 

Similarly, the lower berth capacity of the global fleet increased by 10 percent while available bed days have increased by 18 percent.

Source: The Contribution of the North American Cruise Industry to the U.S. Economy in 2013