Cruise lines expect major growth into 2022

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The Carnival Vista, Carnival’s newest cruise ship, set to debut in spring 2016. The latest cruise line reports indicate the industry will grow significantly within the next decade. Photo courtesy of

Do you enjoy cruising and Park West Gallery’s fine art auctions aboard ships? Then you’ll love the latest news that indicates the cruise industry is growing in the next seven years.

The “2015-16 Cruise Industry News Annual Report” is showing significant growth for cruise lines like Carnival, Royal Caribbean International and Norwegian Cruise Line.

According to Cruise Industry News, the report gives future outlooks and supply-and-demand scenarios from 1987 to 2021-plus. This year’s report states Carnival is planning on growing its 10 million passengers to an estimated 13 million by 2022.

Meanwhile, Royal Caribbean is estimated to grow from more than 5 million passengers to at least 7 million. Celebrity Cruises is one of its brands.

Norwegian Cruise Line is expected to see the most significant percentage of growth between 2015 and 2022. The cruise line is anticipates increasing its capacity by 50 percent.

The report further indicates that the withdrawal of ships from the fleets will be insignificant, as the ships are older and smaller when compared to the new, larger ships being produced. Check out our post about cruise lines releasing new ships in 2015 and beyond.

In fact, Carnival Corp. recently announced that it plans on adding nine new ships starting in 2019. The company’s brands include Carnival, Holland America, Princess and P&O Australia, but it has not specified which of these cruise lines would receive the new ships or the size of the vessels. The announcement did indicate, however, that they would be based on “next-generation ship designs.”

“Our goal as a company is to exceed the expectations of every guest on every ship every day, and these new ships will further enable us to do just that,” said Arnold Donald, president and CEO of Carnival Corporation.

With the industry’s future looking bright, we hope to see you on a cruise in the near future at our onboard art galleries and art auctions!

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  • Cathy

    Good news! Can’t wait for the Norwegian Escape. Cruising has changed so much over the years…

  • GiGi Elliott

    I love cruising! I treasure all of my experiences and memories made on board and can’t wait for next cruise. I always attend the Parkwest auctions :]

  • Carol Waits

    Need to be contacted. Have not received purchase.

  • Bert Simmons

    I prefer the smaller to mid-size ships of Holland American Lines (HAL) with under 1,200 passengers. They usually have a better itinerary and the staff has always been great. I have taken a cruise to Hawaii on a larger ship (with over 2,000 passengers) and it was terrible. If the small ships go away then my cruising days will be done.

  • Jack Elliott

    Cool. Will check it out in the future

  • Janice P.

    Cruising has changed so much over the years… Can’t wait for the Escape! First sea day you’ll see me at the auction!

  • Irma Doockler

    During my Cruise on Carnival in October-November 2014 I bought 6 artworks by Andrew Bone. After 6 months I received the respond from Selena Kline, Park West gallery, that his pieces “expected 2-3 weeks or sooner”.
    Today is already 29 of May, no respond, no artworks. I am still waiting. Disgusting.
    Irma Doockler.

  • Diane Schneck

    We’re going to be onboard Vision of the Seas transatlantic crossing October 30 – November 14, 2015. Any chance there will be a few Nano Lopez and Alexander Chen pieces on board?

  • Maria Abanto

    Received today only one of the two purchased aboard NCL Jewel on April 13, 2015. Please call me at 403-6xx-xxxx. Thank you.

  • Monica Juarez

    I live in Southern California and I have a $1500 voucher that I need to use hopefully this summer. Therefore, if you have any showings or functions that I can attend I would love to use my credit and add a few more oils to my Park West Gallery. If Marko is around I would love to see him again, he was a blast at the Montage Resort back in 2006, I think. I really enjoy everyone at Park West . Memories that I will cherish for the rest of my life. Please contact me via e-mail and I will send my number to the rep that deals with my account. Thanks again Park West!

  • John Bialecki

    Invoice #518T – 2 – 2 dated 3/31/15
    Have received partial order, 3 pieces not yet received.

  • Sharon Groh

    What does it take to get your Customer a Service Dept. to return a phone call? I left a message on May 28, no return call and I called twice today, June 1. The first call I held for six minutes, called back, held for ten minutes! I have two
    Patrick Guyton mini bird series, one red, one gold, and I still can not get them to understand that I want both to match, frames, frame sizes, mat or no mat. This is the third time I need to return these. Hopefully, the third time will be the charm and we can get it right! By the way, these were purchased on a VIP cruise last year!

  • tracy dennis

    purchased artwork on the radiance of the seas april 12 2015 still have no contact from anyone invoice 5663-3-1 5663-53-1

  • Robert Erickson

    Invoice # 6a7z-2-1

    I am still missing item number eg0020. When will this be sent?

  • Linda Kaye

    Sent an email today to Customer Service that the second of our three purchases(one of which we took of the Ship)was eventually delived today 3 weeks late, and when we opened it, the frame was sub standard and looked like the original painting that we were not allowed to take of the ship!!! Please can you ensure someone deals with our query, or we have no option but to inform NCL of the second rate service you have given us. We have booked a further cruise with NCL on the Epic for next January 16.

  • Gloria Otten

    On May 10, 2015, I purchased “Mountain Harbor” by Alex Pauker, invoice #3A9Z-20-2, as of today, June 8th, I have not heard from anybody regarding my delivery. Please inform me of expected date of delivery. you may contact me at #352-8xx-xxxx.

  • Lisa Milligan

    We have received most of the art work we purchased while onboard NCL Getaway March 201-27, 2015. We are anxiously awaiting the Lebo’s we purchased. Would like a status update. Thank you!

  • Keith Parker

    I purchased a large number of pieces at a VIP Event in Miami Jan-15. As we were in the process of trying to moving from UK TO USA, we asked for the items to be held until we communicated our new address.
    Suddenly, my Sister-in-Law, who lives in FL, was left a note from FedEx about a missed delivery. Then another missed delivery. Then both on the following day!
    I have emailed Customer service with the Tracking numbers and asked for them to be recalled back to PWG, as we are still in the UK, due to my Father’s ill health.
    As far as I can see, the items are STILL in a FedEx Facility in Ft Myers FL.
    Why were these released, without confirmation, that we’d be there to accept them?

  • earl&sharon tatum

    old customer call me at 408 582-xxxx

  • earl&sharon tatum

    call me at 408 582-xxxx

  • Joann O'Bert

    Rec’d my beautiful Sophisticated Mind picture by Tarkay the end of May and could not be happier. Worth the wait. Also enjoying our other purchase made on our Royal Cruise in April.
    Roxanne by Tarkay. I am hooked now. Thank you for introducing me to Art Auctions.

  • Mike Lee

    I’ll be on of those 7 million Cruisers! Any chance there will be some LEBO art on the Anthem of the seas next April?

  • Irene Robards

    We werw on Carnival Spirit in March.As we always do we ordered art works from PARK WEST ,no complaints about them FED EX delivered our ART WORK and the packaging was covered in GREASE which my carpet loved.

  • Jane Beddows

    Have received all 7 pieces of artwork we purchased in April. Love them all. One was damaged, but this has been dealt with, thank you. The only thing we haven’t received are two of our appraisals. We require these ASAP so as to update our insurance. Can someone please contact us?

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