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Cruise Ship Workers

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There are 83,400 water transportation workers, and 408,300 recreation workers, including cruise ship workers, employed in the United States. More than 50 cruise lines are members of the Cruise Lines International Association; these lines comprise more than 95 percent of global cruise capacity. Most employees are contracted to work four or more months at a time. Some major employers include Royal Caribbean International, Carnival Corporation (Cunard Line, Holland America, Princess Cruises, etc.), and Disney Cruise Line.

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