An annual report by the Cruise Line International Association indicates that the cruise industry is headed for another year of strong growth, with 24 new vessels expected to be introduced on member cruise lines by 2015 and 21.7 million passengers expected to cruise in 2014, up from 21.3 million in 2013. North America remained the largest cruising market in 2013, accounting for 55.1% of overall passengers, but the European market showed the largest increase in passenger numbers, with 6.4 million travelers. A survey on CLIA-member travel agents showed strong results in 2013 and an optimistic outlook for 2014.

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