Table 1 - Number of Passengers Departing From North American Departure Ports, by Destination, 2008

Table 1 - Number of Passengers Departing From North American Departure Ports, by Destination, 2008

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Destination 2008, total by quarter Annual total 2008 2008, percent of annual total attributed by quarter
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
Western Caribbean 979.9 592.7 509.3 734.7 2,816.6 35% 21% 18% 26%
Bahamas 326.9 335.3 365.9 419.6 1,447.7 23% 23% 25% 29%
Eastern Caribbean 475.9 295.7 251.3 384.3 1,407.3 34% 21% 18% 27%
Mexico (Pacific) 382.3 296.3 272.0 314.5 1,265.1 30% 23% 21% 25%
Alaska 0.0 413.4 602.0 0.0 1,015.4 0% 41% 59% 0%
Southern Caribbean 396.4 134.8 72.5 255.2 858.8 46% 16% 8% 30%
Hawaii 89.2 55.3 37.3 68.7 250.5 36% 22% 15% 27%
Canada/New England 0.0 31.0 145.6 54.2 230.8 0% 13% 63% 23%
Bermuda 0.0 97.3 98.0 28.8 224.2 0% 43% 44% 13%
Trans-Atlantic 14.3 60.6 42.1 50.9 167.9 9% 36% 25% 30%
Trans-Panama Canal 23.6 27.1 7.8 43.8 102.2 23% 27% 8% 43%
Pacific Coast 3.5 24.9 22.2 7.9 58.4 6% 43% 38% 13%
Nowhere 0.0 8.6 8.9 11.3 28.9 0% 30% 31% 39%
South Pacific/Far East 5.3 5.6 12.9 3.7 27.4 19% 20% 47% 13%
South America 2.2 1.6 0.0 9.8 13.6 16% 12% 0% 72%
Total Passengers 2,699.4 2,380.2 2,447.7 2,387.5 9,914.8 27% 24% 25% 24%

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, based upon U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration; North America Cruise Summary Data; available at http://www.marad.dot.gov/ as of Oct. 14, 2009.