before promoting air transport, cruise ships were the method of travel abroad. With the industrial revolution, came the rise of very rich people with lots of disposable income. They are busy creating passenger ships intended for the elite economic and social of holiday and travel to exotic countries.
in 1818, New York maritime company, Black Ball Line, was the first shipping company to provide regular passenger service in the United States, in England. In the 1830s, Steamboats were introduced and took over passenger and mail market. In the 1920s, cruise tourism has become popular for wealthy people. Bigger and faster ships were custom made and designs of luxury living space has become the model of the industry. Between 1920 and 1940, transatlantic travel has become more and more popular amongst the very wealthy. Over the years, famous ships include Queen Elizabeth, Lusitania, Ocean Monarch and Queen Mary.
World War I and II saw the use of the passenger ships to transport soldiers and transport displaced to new lands. After the second world war, the U.S. Government began to sponsor companies to build more ships in the case of a new world war.
in the 1960s, there was a surge in production of cruise ships, because more people were looking for holiday cruises. Holiday Cruises has become popular with people in their middle ages. People have taken advantage of the luxury accommodation and lifestyle. It is also popular for people who want to get a break from the cold winters. However, there is a period in the 1960s when there was a decline in the cruise industry as the aircraft industry took off, but desire public to revive traditional means of travel the seas helped the rebound cruise industry.
in the 1980s, cruise ship companies broke primer promote the idea of travelling for pleasure. Since 1980, the cruise industry has grown at a steady pace. People of all ages and backgrounds began to take cruises. The cruise industry has developed programs for young and old. Some components are developed include: increased passenger room, a variety of cruise destinations and durations, affordable prices, products of luxury such as pools, climbing, skating and even ice wave simulators. Thus, there are also saunas, high cuisine, entertainment, Steeplechasing in different ports, dance, musicals, the luxurious rooms and good more.
the cruise industry has grown to giant over the years. Owners of cruise ships now focus on the development of new and innovative ways to attract customers. Today cruise ships have accommodations that often go beyond hotel rooms and contain features such as fancy cabins, luxurious rooms, private bathrooms and the beautiful and comfortable accommodations. Recreation abound, and the animations are endless with features such as casinos, singers, dancers and much more. Thus, progress in the design of propulsion systems, a decrease in the weight of the ships and a less polluting fuel, helped on board ships that are more respectful of the environment.
the future trends in the cruise industry include several lifestyle cruises, most big cruise ships, more services, attract more than one demographic diversity, providing more affordable vacation, offering more destinations and provide more recreational activities. The future looks promising for the cruise industry, and every day it quickly became a holiday choice to more people who are looking for a relaxing holiday, luxurious and enjoyable.