You don't order a ship and have it delivered next week, or next year, for that matter. Then again you don't have to order it ten years in advance either. Yet the world's shipyards have cruise ships on order that far out.
The health of shipyards' order books relates directly to the strength of the demand for cruises, and right now, those order books have never been stronger.
Details appeared in the March 15 edition of Cruise News Daily.