Table 1-4 Number of North American Cruises by Destination, 2003-2006

Table 1-4
Number of North American Cruises by Destination, 2003-2006

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Destination 2003 2004 2005 2006
Western Caribbean 1,341 1,374 1,335 1,293
Bahamas 536 597 591 654
Eastern Caribbean 527 541 556 554
Alaska 449 473 487 493
Mexico (Pacific) 327 430 491 457
Southern Caribbean 362 454 377 357
Hawaii 110 127 161 200
Bermuda 146 143 137 136
Transatlantic 67 71 91 82
Canada/New England 100 112 98 79
Trans-Panama Canal 75 82 83 69
Pacific Coast 20 28 32 30
South America 17 10 7 15
South Pacific/Far East 10 10 11 9
Nowhere 7 13 5 6
Far East 0 0 0 1
Atlantic Coast 0 0 1 0
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.

  • In 2006, the Western Caribbean maintained its number one rank for North American cruise destinations over the past several years. The number two ranked Bahamas had about half the number of cruises by destination.
  • The top six North American cruise destinations accounted for about 86% of market share for the last 4 years.