Asia has been confirmed as the world's fastest growing source of cruise passengers, with a new Cruise Lines International Association report showing the region experienced an unprecedented 24% increase in passenger numbers last year. According to CLIA's Asia Cruise Trends study, the cruise industry in Asia is growing at a record pace, with 2.08 million people from the region taking an ocean cruise in 2015. The report shows that China accounted for almost half of the region's cruise passengers with 986,000 passengers from mainland China taking a cruise in 2015, up 40% from 703,000 in 2014. This figure makes China the world's fastest growing source nation for cruise passengers in 2015, with Australia ranking second with 14.6% growth. Find out more.