The new Costa Diadema (photo: Sergio Ferreira)Have cruise lines put their trust in the Mediterranean again? It may seem so, as the Mediterranean is back to record capacity numbers after a dip in 2013 and 2014, according to the 2015-2016 Cruise Industry News Annual Report.

The region peaked at just over 4 million passengers in 2012, before cruise lines pulled capacity out due to economic woes. Now, more ships are back, as the region looks to eclipse the 4 million passenger mark again in 2015, and looks set for a potential record year.

Costa Crociere leads the way in market share, carrying just over 20 percent of the passengers, while Royal Caribbean notes a big increase from its 2014 number, but is still down significantly from the 585,000 passengers it carried in 2011.

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