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Considering a cruise holiday vacation soon? Know what to expect and more! Check out these 10 Interesting Cruise Ship Facts we’ve rounded up for you. Always good to learn something new. For more insider information about cruise travels, visit www.dccruising.com.au today.

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10 interesting cruise ship facts

10 Interesting Cruise Ship Facts

10 Interesting Cruise Ship Facts


10 interesting cruise ship facts

Cruise Ship Holiday

Cruise Ship Holiday

Add to that the convenience of booking your trip

online with help from cruise travel specialists,

and the trip of your dreams could be closer than

you think.

Gone are the days when cruising was elusive.

The luxury passenger ship experience can

now be enjoyed by almost anyone.

Over the years, a cruise ship holiday has

become easily accessible with the huge

selection of travel destinations and ports from

around the world.

But before you embark on your journey, you

might want to discover more about cruising.

Without further ado, here are 10 interesting

facts about the cruise ship industry today.


10 interesting cruise ship facts

Cruising Attracts Millions of Patrons Every Year

Cruising Attracts Millions of Patrons Every Year

People’s love for cruising has been going on for

over three decades now.

According to the Florida-Caribbean Cruise

Association, the cruise industry is the fastest-

growing category in the leisure travel market,

with an average annual growth rate of 7.2%

since 1980.

In the 2016 State of the Cruise Industry Outlook,

the Cruise Lines Industry Association (CLIA)

shared they are expecting a total of 24 million

passengers setting sail for 2016.

This, in turn, translates to 8 out of 10 CLIA

member travel agencies expecting sales for the

year as well.


10 interesting cruise ship facts

World Famous Chefs are Also Hopping onboard Cruise Ships

World Famous Chefs are Also Hopping onboard Cruise Ships

to Bring Passengers Exquisite Dining Experience

to Bring Passengers Exquisite Dining Experience

Michael Schwartz is also working with Royal

Caribbean as the experience advisor on in cabin

dining options. He’s also designed the menu for

the Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas.

P&O Cruises, on the other hand, has Atul

Kochharand Marco Pierre White delighting

passengers with their culinary genius. Kochhur

brings his modern Indian cuisine with a British

twist, while White operates size restaurants

across P&O ships.

If you’re a huge fan to these celebrity chefs, you

might just get the chance to meet them on a

massive floating restaurant.

If you’re looking for the best dining

experience ever, you may just find it aboard

a cruise ship.

Among acclaimed chefs working their magic

on cruise ships are Jamie Oliver, Michael

Schwartz, Atul Kochhar and Marco Pierre

White.

British celebrity chef and restaurateur Jamie

Oliver partnered with Royal Caribbean to

bring his take on homemade, favoriteItalian

cuisine onboard the Quantum fleet.


10 interesting cruise ship facts

Around 2,000 Crew Members make the Cruise Ship

Around 2,000 Crew Members make the Cruise Ship

Operations Possible Every Day

Operations Possible Every Day

Behind the scenes aboard a cruise ship is the

mighty crew.

The approximate number of crew members in an

average cruise ship is 1000. Ratio of crew

member to passenger may vary depending on the

passenger capacity of the cruise ship.

Apart from the jobs available onboard, the cruise

industry also makes significant economic

contributions on land.

According to the Economic Impact of Cruise

Industry on Destinations, a study conducted in

2012 by the Business Research and Economic

Advisors (BREA), cruise-related expenditures

generated 45,225 jobs across cruise destinations.

This, in turn, has provided $728.1 million in wage

income to the residents.


10 interesting cruise ship facts

The World’s Most Expensive Cruise Trip will cost you $2

The World’s Most Expensive Cruise Trip will cost you $2

Million a Week to Rent

Million a Week to Rent

Eclipse tops the list of today’s most lavish cruise

experience and you could have it all to yourself in

a week. If your budget would allow.

Owned by Russian business tycoon, Roman

Abramovich, Eclipse holds the record for the most

expensive yacht to charter to date. According to

reports, this luxury superyacht, spanning 557 feet

in length, carries a price tag of around $400

million to $800 million. Renting it for a week costs

$2 million.

Some features awaiting you at the Eclipse are

three helipads, a fitness center, and a master suite

with a six feet home cinema screen. Security is

impressive too with the superyachtequipped with

bulletproof windows and a military grade missile

defense system.


10 interesting cruise ship facts

The largest cruise ship ever built is taller than the Eiffel Tower

The largest cruise ship ever built is taller than the Eiffel Tower

Measuring 1,188 feet in length, the Harmony of

the Seas, is the world's largest cruise ship,

surpassing her sisters, Oasis of the Seas and Allure

of the Seas.

Owned and operated by the Royal Caribbean,

Harmony of the Seas is 125 feet taller than the

Eiffel Tower and is twice as tall as the Washington

Monument. It's home to 10,000 plants and a 100

feet or 10-storey slide.

Christened in May 2016, the astounding cruise

ship also features 23 swimming pools, 2 rock

climbing walls, a casino with full selection of slot

machines, an escape room game designed by

Puzzle Break and Show, a spa and fitness center,

11,252 works of art and a lot more.


10 interesting cruise ship facts

Building a Ship takes Two to Five Years

Building a Ship takes Two to Five Years

Have you ever wondered how a cruise ship is built

from the ground up?

Building a cruise ship comes at a hefty price tag of

$500M up to $1B. Today, only few shipyards have the

capacity to produce today’s cruise behemoths.

One of which is the STX Europe, an international

shipbuilding company based in South Korea. STX

Europe has 15 shipyards, among which is located in

France. The team built the world's largest luxury

passenger ships, the Royal Caribbean's fleet.

Another renowned cruise ship builder is Germany-

based Meyer Yard that started business in the mid

1980s. Today it stands as one the largest and most

modern shipyards in the world with over 2,500

employees. Meyer Cruise Line gave birth to Celebrity

Cruises’ Horizon and Zenith luxury passenger ships.


10 interesting cruise ship facts

Ship innovations get more and more thrilling overtime

Ship innovations get more and more thrilling overtime

Did you know that today’s ships now offer sky-

diving simulators?

Some ships even have facilities that simulate surf

experience. There is something in store for every

age group. Some even have a nursery where parents

who want to enjoy some quality time alone can take

their little ones. Turns out, bringing a baby on board

doesn't have to be stressful.

According to CLIA, intergenerational cruising is

becoming more popular over the years. Cruise ship

companies design amenities that cater to everyone,

from kids to seniors.


10 interesting cruise ship facts

Cruise ships track dining areas to determine peak eating times

Cruise ships track dining areas to determine peak eating times

Ever wonder how cruise ships know about the

volume of passengers dining at restaurants at specific

times of the day?

Cruise ships are filled with cameras not just for

monitoring food peak times per se. This is also done

to monitor the popularity of cruise ship facilities and

flow of passengers in various ship areas.

The moment you step out of your cabin, chances are

you’ll see a camera right away. Say hi!


10 interesting cruise ship facts

Caribbean still holds the title for the most popular

Caribbean still holds the title for the most popular

cruise destination

cruise destination

As per CLIA, 33.7% of cruise line deployment is in the

Caribbean region followed by 18.7% percent in

Mediterranean.

Australian online travel resource Traveller lists 20

reasons why people should visit Caribbean, and

among which is the luxury of doing nothing.

After all, the Caribbean islands feature attractive

beach lines and gourmet destinations. The glorious

weather year round is also another reason the site is

flocked by cruise ships and tourists from across the

globe.

Once you’ve ticked Caribbean off your bucket list,

know that there’s a lot more equally gorgeous

destinations waiting to be explored.


10 interesting cruise ship facts

Scoring affordable cruise ship packages is a lot

Scoring affordable cruise ship packages is a lot

easier these days!

easier these days!

Itching to fulfill your dream cruise vacation? Cruise

ship discount packages are available online!

Be sure to book only with trusted travel consultants

for a smooth-sailing cruise experience. Choose from

the various packages available for you and your loved

ones. Take advantage of the opportunity to pack once

and see more in one go!

A cruise holiday offers freedom and flexibility, two

factors that make up an ultimate retreat. Brought to

you by Deck Cruising. For more info, check out:

www.dccruising.com.au


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