by Lisa A. Grimaldi | February 09, 2015
According to Cruise Lines International Association's new State of the Cruise Industry report, the organization is projecting strong growth for 2015. The findings show a record 23 million passengers are expected to sail this year; cruise lines are enticing travelers with nearly 1,000 ports of call in new exotic locations, especially in the fast-growing Asian market. CLIA-member cruise lines are scheduled to debut 22 new ocean, river and specialty ships in 2015. The organization currently is searching for a CEO, following former CEO Christine Duffy's move last month to Carnival Cruise Lines.