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That is precisely the point. You live in the neighbourhood. For those in EU and NA the costs are prohibitive hence the lower representation. But the majority of cruise passengers world wide come from NA and EU
That is because 65% of the Worldwide Market is America & Europe, so on those cruises mostly people from America & Europe. But in the growth markets are not dominated by Americans. In the current CLIA report Australia was named the world's fastest-growing cruise market. Percent of population wise Australia is larger than the US Market, but since the population is much smaller it has less effect on the overall market.
Korea, Japan and China all have growing markets, that have much more room to grow than the mature America market. From 2011 to 2016 the cruise market grew 20% plus, most of that growth was outside the American market.
The Caribbean is still the largest overall market by far with most passengers from North America. It will be the largest market but it has little room to go. The never markets have great upside to them and the value of American and EU passengers is much less in these markets.
As for cost to get to Asia from America or Europe, it is about $1000 dollars round-trip which is more than travel to Europe or the American market. But it really is not that much more, so when combine with other cost saving not really cost prohibitive.