New Ships for 2011

Celebrity Silhouette

Celebrity Silhouette

Full speed ahead in the cruise industry.   This year will see 7 new vessels set sail……..

Disney Dream, January 2011

Oceania Marina – February 2011

Aida Cruises AidaSol – April 2011

Carnival Magic – May 2011

Seabourn Quest – June 2011

Celebrity Silhouette – July 2011

Costa Favolosa – July 2011

According to CLIA, the cruise industry is the fastest growing segment of the travel industry – achieving more than 2,100 percent growth since 1970, when an estimated 500,000 people took a cruise.  Industry estimates are that 13.5 million people took a cruise vacation in 2009.  Wow!  That’s a lot of new people experiencing the fantasticness of cruising!!  Nearly 40 new ships were built in the 1980s and during the 1990s, nearly 80 new ships debuted. By the end of 2010, over 100 new ships were introduced since 2000, with seven new vessels on the way for 2011.   Still tremendous growth potenial because only approximately 20 percent of U.S. adults have ever taken a cruise vacation!  Sounds like we need to get cruising and invite all of our friends!!

Happy Sailing 🙂

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