Alaska will see the largest year-over-year capacity increase in 2022 compared to 2019, up 63%, followed by the Mediterranean, up 35%, the Indian Ocean/Red Sea and Arabian Gulf up 28%, and Antarctica up 28%. 2. 3 %. according to the Cruise Industry News Annual Report 2022..
On a global scale, as the industry resumes service, total estimated passenger capacity for 2022 will be about 30 million, compared to 28 million in 2019, the last “normal” year, up 7 percent. .
With Australia just opening up and parts of Asia still closed to cruise ships, annual passenger capacity and year-over-year growth would have been higher.
The Asia-Pacific region, Australia and South America will see reduced capacity for the remainder of 2022.
The Cruise Industry News Annual Report 2022 it is available in print or digital form and can be ordered here.