Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) released 2019 "Asia Cruise Deployment and Capacity Report" detailing market’s planned activity and providing stakeholders with information to keep pace with the industry in the region.
Highlights from CLIA's Asian market 2019 report include:
- 2019 will see 1917 voyages, with total passenger capacity 4,02 million. 2019's passenger capacity has been decreased by 5.7% year-on-year following several years of expansion. The reduction was mainly because of the lower number of short cruise itinerary options out of mainland China. Nevertheless, 2019 will see 79 vessels from 39 cruise companies operating in Asia, a level similar to 2018.
- A total of 306 different Asian destinations are expected to receive cruise ships in 2019, an increase from 288 destinations in 2018.
- Asian port calls are due to remain steady, with 7,154 ship visits. A lot of the destinations, especially Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, and India, will see growth.
- Asia will see a slight rise in cruise destination days. The 13 million forecasts in 2019 will translate to more onshore visits from cruise tourists, creating a stronger economy impact on the destinations in the region.