The Cruise Lines International Association forecasted that around 23 million passengers will sail in cruise ships around the world in 2015 at a New York press conference on February 9, a number which is a 4% increase from 2014’s recorded data, the Miami Herald reported.
Adam Goldstein, president and chief operating officer of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and the association’s new chairman, said this outlook was based on the fact that many of CLIA’s cruise line members have invested in new and highly innovative cruise ships and because new ports have been constructed across the globe.
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