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Three Companies and Eight Brands Dominate European Cruise Markets – Cruise Industry News


MSC and TUI Ships

The European cruise market is essentially dominated by three companies, according to the 2019 Cruise Industry News Annual Report: Carnival Corporation, MSC Cruises and the TUI Group.

Carnival has four brands with ships mainly dedicated to European passenger sourcing, Costa (excluding its ships deployed in China), AIDA, P&O and Cunard, for an estimated combined passenger capacity of 3.2 million in 2019.

MSC Cruises is the single largest brand in Europe, however, with an estimated passenger capacity of 2.2 million.

The TUI Group, includes the fast-growing TUI Cruises in the German…



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