Costa Atlantica has moved from Europe to Asia. (Photo: Antonio Simas)Ship deployment is concentrated in four core sailing regions, according to the 2015-2016 Cruise Industry News Annual Report.

This year, the Caribbean is seeing 39.9 percent of the total global cruise capacity, down from 42.2 percent last year, but in line with the 39 to 40 percent range over the previous five years.

The Mediterranean will have 17.9 percent of the capacity this year, up from 17.7 percent last year, but is down considerably from 20.9 percent in 2012. And Northern and Western Europe will see 8.5 percent, down from 9 percent last year and a high of 9.4 percent in 2013.

The Asia-Pacific region has jumped to 10.4 percent from 9.1 percent last year and 8 percent in 2013. In addition Australia has a three percent share of the deployment of cruises.

Alaska stays at 4.2 percent year-over-year, but the West Coast and the Mexican Riviera are seeing a bounce-back to 4.1 percent from 3.5 percent last year and as low as 2.3 percent in 2013.

South America will have 2.6 percent of the capacity this year, flat from last year, but down from the previous four years when it reached as high as 4.9 percent.

After the Canary Islands with 2.3 percent, all the other sailing regions are in the one percentage range or less.

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