NEW YORK -- The North American cruise industry grew by 6% last
year, to 4.66 million passengers, reversing passenger declines in
1995 and 1994, CLIA reported.
The growth was in line with a 5.75% net growth in lower berths
CLIA reported the industry's capacity utilization was 88%, up
from 86% in 1995 and equal to the record set in 1990.