Table 4-8: Top 15 Cruise Ship Ports by Port of Departure: 2003 and 2004
|Port||Rank in 2004||2003||2004|
|Passengers (thousands)||Cruises||Passengers (thousands)||Cruises|
|Fort Lauderdale, FL||2||1,078||544||1,237||637|
|Port Canaveral, FL||3||1,116||451||1,230||466|
|San Juan, PR||4||571||225||677||322|
|New York, NY||5||424||212||547||252|
|Los Angeles, CA||6||515||225||434||193|
|Long Beach, CA||8||171||70||401||166|
|New Orleans, LA||10||297||143||396||178|
|San Diego, CA||12||93||65||173||104|
|All other ports||805||471||697||517|
|Top 15, total1||7,478||3,369||8,290||3,710|
|Top 15 as percent of total1||90.3||87.7||88.0||83.1|
1 Data for 2003 are based on the top 15 cruise ship ports in that year.
KEY: U = data are not available.
NOTES: Cruise passenger statistics for this table are based on the passenger data provided by the ten major North American cruise brands. Those brands are as follows, listed in order of passenger volume for 2003: Carnival Cruise Line, Royal Carribean International, Princess Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Celebrity Cruise Lines, Disney Cruise Line, Cunard Cruise Line, Costa Cruise Lines, and Radisson Seven Seas Cruises. Vancouver, Canada, the fourth largest North American point of passenger embarkment, is not listed on this table.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, Cruise Passenger Statistics, available at http://www.marad.dot.gov/Marad_Statistics/index.html as of Sept. 28, 2005.