Singapore Reports 25% Growth in Indian Cruisers

By ,   April 6, 2018 ,   Cruise Industry

Singapore-based cruise lines are reporting strong increase in footfall of Indian passengers, with 127,000 of them having sailed onboard luxury liners in 2017, up 25% from 2016.

Cruise industry players also noted a jump in the number of fly-cruise tourists from India.

According to a spokesperson for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, the company believes that the Indian market "has potential to grow at double-digit rates".

A spokesperson for Royal Caribbean said the number of Indian passengers taking its voyages has increased by 10% to 20% yearly, especially following the arrival of Voyager Class ships to southeast Asia in 2013.

Port of Singapore

About 7 in 10 travellers from China and India are holidaymakers, typically attracted to the sights of Singapore, according to STB (Singapore Tourism Board).

Last year, international visitor arrivals in Singapore grew by 6.2% to 17.4 million, with tourists from India posting the highest growth rate of 16%, according to STB.

Between January-June 2017, Indian tourist visitors increased by 15% to 660,000.

For 2018, Singapore is estimating international tourist arrivals of 17.6-18.1 million, an increase of 1% to 4%.