Table 1-2 Top 25 North American Cruises by Departure Port, 2003-2006

Table 1-2
Top 25 North American Cruises by Departure Port, 2003-2006

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Port/State 2003 2004 2005 2006
Miami 738 641 656 705
Fort Lauderdale 593 637 618 534
Port Canaveral 450 466 455 525
Galveston 203 208 222 248
Los Angeles 229 193 263 245
New York 236 253 171 231
San Juan 258 322 264 230
Tampa 216 198 192 222
Vancouver, CA 269 241 238 220
Seattle 79 135 151 187
Long Beach 70 166 150 157
Honolulu 80 90 121 155
San Diego 65 104 133 94
Jacksonville 5 65 83 77
Mobile 0 18 52 60
Cape Liberty 0 0 59 53
Whittier 0 42 51 52
San Francisco 51 54 54 50
Seward 90 53 44 42
Boston 43 47 49 39
St. Thomas 75 57 43 38
Philadelphia 16 22 34 35
New Orleans 143 178 121 34
Houston 8 55 56 31
Charleston 17 24 25 29
Total Top 25 3,934 4,269 4,305 4,293
Top 25% of Total 96.1% 95.6% 96.5% 96.8%
Total 4,094 4,465 4,463 4,435

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, North American Cruises, available at http://www.marad.dot.gov/ statistics as of 4th quarter 2006.

  • Since 2003, Miami has maintained its number one rank among all North American cruise departure ports. The top 25 cruise departure ports have accounted for at least 96% of all North American cruise departures over the last 4 years.
  • The Port of New Orleans had 72% less cruise departures from 2005 to 2006. Over the same period, 45% fewer cruises departed from the Port of Houston.