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Top 10 Cruise Companies in the World in 2021 by Number of Passengers Carried

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Carnival Corporation & plc, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, MSC Cruises SA, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd, and TUI AG, Genting Bhd are the top 5 cruise companies in the world in 2021 by the number of passengers carried. In aggregate, the top 10 cruise companies in the world carried a total of 12,544,100 passengers in 2021, where Carnival Corporation & Plc ferried the highest number of passengers (5,842,600 passengers), followed by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (3,278,500 passengers), and MSC Cruises SA (1,414,700 passengers), while Virgin Cruises Intermediate Ltd ferried the lowest number of passengers (111,100 passengers). In terms of the geographical split, 5 out of the top 10 cruise companies in the world by the number of passengers carried are based in North America, 4 are based in Europe and the remaining 1 is based in Asia. They employed 452,982 people. The United States of America-based Carnival Corporation & plc Ltd is the leading cruise company in the world (by the number of passengers carried). The company is a leisure travel company. Carnival Corporation & plc Ltd reported revenues of $5,595 million for the fiscal year ended December 2021 (FY2021) with a 66% decrease in the revenue growth, due to the pause in guest cruise operations starting from March 2020 and the gradual recommencement in guest cruise operations in 2021. It is a provider of extraordinary vacations to all major cruise destinations in the world. Carnival provides services through a portfolio of global, regional, and national cruise brands that specialize in selling cruise products, services, and vacation experiences. It visits more than 230 destinations across the world and offers an annual world cruise and itineraries. Carnival Corporation & plc Ltd employed 39,000 people.

Carnival Corporation & Plc

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Headquarters

United States of America

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Leisure and Arts

Parent/Subsidiary/Independent

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Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd

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Headquarters

United States of America

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Transport and Logistics

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Viking Line ABP
Headquarters

Finland

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Leisure and Arts

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Viking Line ABP
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd

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Headquarters

United States of America

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Transport and Logistics

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MSC Cruises SA
Headquarters

Switzerland

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Leisure and Arts

Parent/Subsidiary/Independent

Independent

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MSC Cruises SA
Genting Bhd

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Headquarters

Malaysia

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Leisure and Arts

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Passengers (2022)

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TUI AG

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Headquarters

Germany

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Leisure and Arts

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The Walt Disney Co

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Headquarters

United States of America

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Leisure and Arts

Parent/Subsidiary/Independent

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Hurtigruten AS

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Headquarters

Norway

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Leisure and Arts

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Subsidiary (of Silk Bidco AS)

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Compagnie du Ponant
Headquarters

France

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Transport and Logistics

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Independent

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