The positive sentiment, which was seen in the cruise industry last year is also bound to continue in 2017. Last year, a total of 24.7 million passengers make a cruise trip globally, according to Cruise Lines Int. Association (CLIA), up from a projection of 24.2 million. Strong growth in passenger numbers is also expected for this year, with a projection of 25.8 million. Cruise vessel operators remain optimistic about the future of the sector as well as the Asian growth expectations.
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