Table 1: Passenger Vessel Cruises and Passengers Departing From U.S. Departure Ports, 2004-2008

Table 1: Passenger Vessel Cruises and Passengers Departing From U.S. Departure Ports, 2004-2008

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  Cruises Percent change Passengers Percent change
2004 4,465   9,418,317  
2005 4,463 0.00% 9,747,188 3.49%
2006 4,435 -0.60% 9,970,922 2.30%
2007 4,464 0.60% 10,288,583 3.19%
2008 4,212 -5.60% 9,914,755 -3.63%

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics calculations derived from U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, Office of Policy and Plans, Cruise Detail Table (Updated 07/07/09), available at http://www.marad.dot.gov/documents/north_america_cruise_detail_data.xls as of Sept. 1, 2009.