Table 4-8: Top 15 Cruise Ship Ports by Port of Departure

Table 4-8: Top 15 Cruise Ship Ports by Port of Departure

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Port Rank in 2003 2002 2003
Passengers (thousands) Cruises Passengers (thousands) Cruises
Miami, FL 1 1,899 776 1,865 735
Port Canaveral, FL 2 1,036 423 1,116 451
Fort Lauderdale, FL 3 1,065 544 1,078 544
San Juan, PR 4 582 239 571 225
Los Angeles, CA 5 538 236 515 225
New York, NY 6 293 177 424 212
Tampa, FL 7 323 174 418 213
Galveston, TX 8 271 149 377 203
New Orleans, LA 9 256 126 297 143
Honolulu, HI 10 182 86 172 79
Long Beach, CA 11 U U 171 70
Seattle, WA 12 118 62 165 78
Seward, AK 13 151 78 147 83
San Diego, CA 14 140 82 93 65
Boston, MA 15 69 42 69 43
All other ports   722 412 805 471
Top 15, total   U U 7,478 3,369
Total   7,645 3,606 8,283 3,840
Top 15 as percent of total   U U 90.3 87.7

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, Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Holland America Line, Disney Cruise Line, Costa Cruise Lines, Cunard Cruise Line, and Crystal 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 Aug. 26, 2004.