Behold the Edge, Celebrity Cruises’ brand-new, billion-dollar baby, Yes, that’s what it costs to build a cruise ship these days, often even more.
Thirty million people are expected to go on cruises in 2019, according to the Cruise Lines International Association. That’s in spite of well-publicized , , even tragedies – like .
The number of cruise ship passengers is up more than 12 million from a decade ago. ‘We’re still just scratching the surface,” said Richard Fain, chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean, Celebrity’s parent company. He knows a growth industry when he sees one.