Expenditures cruise-industry rises with 1,6%

Growth cruise-sector contributes with € 357 million to Dutch economy

The Hague, 17th October 2014
The continues growth of the number of cruisepassengers who visit the Netherlands during cruiseholidays has a positive impact on the Dutch economy. During the press-event CLIA, the Cruise Lines International Association, held on 17th October 2014, it has been announced that the direct cruise industry expenditures in 2013 were € 357 million in the Netherlands, 1.6% growth towards 2012. Last year 96.000 cruisepassengers choose the Netherlands as port of embarkation and another 228.000 international passengers visited the Netherlands as port of call.


Foto: © Max Dijksterhuis

From the € 357 million, cruiselines contributed € 268,5 million of direct income due to supplies, hospitality services and fuel. The remaining part was generated by passengers and crew of which € 30,6 million has been raised by tourists departing from the Netherlands. The 228.000 passengers who visited the Netherlands during port of call spent another € 10,5 million and crew spent € 2,1 million. Other incomes are related to shipbuilding. The major ports in the Netherlands are Amsterdam, Rotterdam and IJmuiden, of which the Passenger Terminal in Amsterdam received most visitors; 161.749 passengers in total.

In the Netherlands the cruise-sector delivers 5.826 FT jobs with a value of  € 166 million, +1,2% than in 2012.

European cruise-sector
In march of this year CLIA Netherlands already announced a growth of Dutch cruisepassengers who went on a cruiseholiday worldwide. This was 4,2% (114.000 passengers). This in line with the growth in the European cruisemarket. De direct cruise-industry spenditures in Europe in 2013 were € 16,2 billion (in 2012 € 15,5 billion). Worldwide the cruise-sector has an impact of $ 117 billion.

About CLIA
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is the world's largest cruise industry trade association with representation in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australasia. CLIA represents the interests of cruise lines, travel agents, port authorities and destinations, and various industry business partners before regulatory and legislative policy makers. CLIA is also engaged in travel agent training, research and marketing communications to promote the value and desirability of cruise holiday vacations with thousands of travel agency and travel agent members.

In the Netherlands, CLIA represents 21 international cruiselines. Their activities are focused on promotions and objective information about cruises for trade, press and consumers.

Members CLIA-Netherlands:

AIDA Cruises, Azamara Club Cruises, Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, Costa Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Cunard Line, Disney Cruise Line, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, Hapag Lloyd Cruises, Holland America Line, MSC Cruises, NCL Freestyle Cruising, Oceania Cruises, P&O Cruises, Princesss Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, SeaDream Yacht Club, Silversea Cruises, Seabourn.

Associated members are Amsterdam Cruise Port, Cruise Port Rotterdam en Cruise&Style Magazine.

Docking Facilities

Information on sea cruise
and river cruise berths

Go to Docking Facilities

Destination

Destination information
Amsterdam region

Go to Destinations

Getting Here

Arrival and transfer
information

Go to How to get here

Sea cruiseRiver cruise

See complete calendar

Partners

Amsterdam Marketing

Amsterdam Marketing is the city marketing organisation of the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area, active in the fields of promotion, information, research and services. Our ambition is to put this region on the map as one of the five most attractive metropolitan areas in Europe for its residents, visitors, businesses and influential groups. Under the motto 'I amsterdam', we present the region as a dynamic place to live and work, an attractive travel destination and a test market for innovation.

See all our partners

Latest News

Record number of calls in Haarlem

2-5-2018 16:21:40

With 29 calls in 2017, Haarlem had clearly already been bouncing back in terms of river cruise traffic. This year promises to be even more impressive, with an extraordinary 80 or more calls expected

.... READ MORE

Growth sea cruise continues in ACP region in 2017

2-5-2018 14:44:36

The number of passengers who visited Amsterdam and the surrounding region by means of a sea cruise in 2017 was 371,449, a rise of 10% compared to 2016. The number of calls also increased, from 154 to 157, with 100 of these being transits and 57 turnaround calls.

.... READ MORE
News archive

Twitter@AMS_Cruise_Port

Follow us!