The Australian Cruise Association has welcomed news that Azamara Club Cruises will launch an around the world sailing itinerary
from Australia in 2018, heralding the benefits of destination-led cruising.
Cruise Down Under (CDU) has rebranded and changed its name to the Australian Cruise Association to better represent its members, role and objectives. This initiative reflects the growth and diversity of the industry group and the importance of its role in the burgeoning Australian cruise industry.
This study represents an economic impact assessment of the cruise shipping industry in Australia for the 2014-15 financial year.
The information and analysis presented in the report ensures a better understanding of the size, growth and economic significance of the industry to the Australian economy to assist with future planning and strategy.
Australians’ love of cruising shows no signs of abating with more cruise ships visiting Australia than ever before, passenger expenditure up and cruise lines delivering $1.9 billion in direct expenditure in 2014/15.