The top 10 brands by capacity are seeing some adjustments for 2016, based on independent research in the 2016-2017 Cruise Industry News Annual Report.

Top 10 Brands by Capacity

  1. Carnival Cruise Line
  2. Royal Caribbean International
  3. Norwegian Cruise Line
  4. Costa Crociere (up one position)
  5. Princess Cruises (down one position)
  6. MSC Cruises
  7. AIDA Cruises (up one)
  8. Celebrity Cruises (down one position)
  9. Holland America Line
  10. Star Cruises/Dream Cruises


The ranking is based on annual market capacity as estimated by Cruise Industry News.

About the Annual Report:

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The report covers everything from new ships on order to supply-and-demand scenarios from 1987 through 2021+. Plus there is a future outlook, complete growth projections for each cruise line, regional market reports, and detailed ship deployment by region and market, covering all the cruise lines. New for 2016-2017 based on customer feedback are detailed Chinese market statistics and projections.

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