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Cruise Ship Workers

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There are 77,260 water transportation workers, and more than 339,150 recreation workers, including cruise ship workers, employed in the United States. More than 60 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, the Cunard Line, Holland America, and Disney Cruise Line.

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