Italy, one of the leading destinations of world cruise tourism, reached 2.45 million cruise passengers in the six-month period of 2022.
Italy Reaches 2.5 Million in Cruise Tourists
Italy, one of the leaders of world cruise tourism, which receives 10 million cruise tourists annually, excluding the crisis years, reached 2.45 million cruise passengers in the January-June period of 2022. The country received 4.52 million cruise tourists in the same period of 2019.
In the first half of 2022, the country, which achieved a growth of 702.5 percent compared to the previous year, received 45.8% less tourists compared to 2019.
Situation in Turkey and Spain
On the other hand, while the number of tourists arriving by cruise ships in January-July 2022 was 377 thousand in Turkey, it was 3.5 million in Spain. While Turkey exceeded 134.8 thousand cruise tourists in 2019, Spain lagged behind 5.6 million tourists in 2019.