Table 4-8: Top 15 Cruise Ship Ports by Port of Departure: 2003 and 2004

Table 4-8: Top 15 Cruise Ship Ports by Port of Departure: 2003 and 2004

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Port Rank in 2004 2003 2004
Passengers (thousands) Cruises Passengers (thousands) Cruises
Miami, FL 1 1,865 735 1,683 641
Fort Lauderdale, FL 2 1,078 544 1,237 637
Port Canaveral, FL 3 1,116 451 1,230 466
San Juan, PR 4 571 225 677 322
New York, NY 5 424 212 547 252
Los Angeles, CA 6 515 225 434 193
Galveston, TX 7 377 203 433 208
Long Beach, CA 8 171 70 401 166
Tampa, FL 9 418 213 399 198
New Orleans, LA 10 297 143 396 178
Seattle, WA 11 165 78 291 135
San Diego, CA 12 93 65 173 104
Honolulu, HI 13 172 79 171 90
Jacksonville, FL 14 U U 114 65
Baltimore, MD 15 57 49 105 55
All other ports   805 471 697 517
Top 15, total1   7,478 3,369 8,290 3,710
Total   8,283 3,840 9,417 4,463
Top 15 as percent of total1   90.3 87.7 88.0 83.1

1 Data for 2003 are based on the top 15 cruise ship ports in that year.

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, Princess Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Celebrity Cruise Lines, Disney Cruise Line, Cunard Cruise Line, Costa Cruise Lines, and Radisson Seven Seas 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 Sept. 28, 2005.