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October 11, 2002

Cruise industry U.S. spending increases
The International Council of Cruise Lines (ICCL), the trade association representing the major cruise lines, announced the North American cruise industry contributed $20 billion to the U.S. economy in 2001, the highest impact to date and a $2 billion increase over 2000

The total included $621 million spent on ship maintenance and repair, creating employment for 3,856 people and generating $198 million of wage income

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