Accession Number:

ADA416978

Title:

The U.S. Cruise Industry - Evaluation of National Economic Development Benefits

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER INST FOR WATER RESOURCES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this report is to provide information on cruise ship operating practices and costs, revenue structures, and any other relevant factors that pertain to the conduct of National Economic Development NED deep draft benefits-cost analysis. NED benefits associated with cruise ships from harbor improvements could come from three sources 1 existing vessels using a harbor under without-project conditions operate more efficiently in that same harbor under with-project conditions 2 vessels using one harbor under without-project conditions transfer to the improved harbor under with-project conditions and 3 new vessels larger, with more amenities begin using a harbor under with-project conditions that they did not use under without-project conditions. Benefits could accrue to both vessel operators and passengers under each of the three scenarios. Benefits accruing to both passengers and operators are categorized as commercial navigation benefits

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE