The majority of passenger vessels are cruise ships. These are purpose-built specifically to deliver pleasure voyages, where passenger experiences are enhanced by on-board amenities to be as important as the different destinations to be visited on the cruise.
The cruise industry has seen remarkable growth over the last twenty years, with the largest vessels now carrying over 5,000 passengers at any one time. Over the same period, the growth in the number of vessels has meant a steady rise in the volume of passengers carried worldwide. It is estimated that there are 21 million passengers taking cruises every year; an increase of over 350% in the last 20 years.
SSTG Member Companies that operate this type of Vessel include:
Thomson Spirit in port
Updated: February 2018