Chinese market growth will continue to through 2017, based on known ship movements announced by the cruise lines. The market will account for just under 3 million passengers come 2017, according to the 2016-2017 Cruise Industry News Annual Report.
Costa will remain the market leader through 2016 and into 2017 based on announced deployments by the Italian brand. The second biggest brand in the Chinese market will continue to be Royal Caribbean.
By 2017 both Dream Cruises and Princess will also post significant capacity gains based on new tonnage. The year (2017) will also include vessel introductions in the Chinese market from Norwegian, Carnival and AIDA.
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