Table 4-8: Top 15 Cruise Ship Ports by Port of Departure: 2004 and 2005

Table 4-8: Top 15 Cruise Ship Ports by Port of Departure: 2004 and 2005

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Port Rank in 2005 2004 2005
Passengers (thousands) Cruises Passengers (thousands) Cruises
Miami, FL 1 1,683 641 1,771 656
Port Canaveral, FL 2 1,230 466 1,234 343
Fort Lauderdale, FL 3 1,237 637 1,199 618
Los Angeles, CA 4 434 193 615 176
San Juan, PR 5 677 322 581 264
Galveston, TX 6 433 208 531 222
Tampa, FL 7 399 198 408 192
New York, NY 8 (R) 548 (R) 253 370 171
Long Beach, CA 9 401 166 363 204
Seattle, WA 10 291 135 337 151
New Orleans, LA 11 396 178 308 121
Honolulu, HI 12 (R) 170 90 236 121
San Diego, CA 13 173 104 234 133
Cape Liberty, NJ 14 U U 147 59
Jacksonville, FL 15 114 65 137 83
All other ports   (R) 571 (R) 409 728 479
Top 15, total1   (R) 8,291 (R) 3,713 8,470 3,514
Total   (R) 8,861 (R) 4,122 9,198 3,993
Top 15 as percent of total1   (R) 93.6 (R) 90.1 92.1 88.0

1Data for 2004 are based on the top 15 cruise ship ports in that year.

KEY: R = revised; U = data are not available.

NOTES: Cruise passenger statistics for this table are based on the passenger data provided by seventeen major cruise lines that offered North American cruises with a U.S. port of call in 2005.

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. 12, 2006.