Table 4-8: Top 15 Cruise Ship Ports by Port of Departure: 2005 and 2006

Table 4-8: Top 15 Cruise Ship Ports by Port of Departure: 2005 and 2006

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Port Rank in 2006 2005 2006
Passengers (thousands) Cruises Passengers (thousands) Cruises
Miami, FL 1 1,771 656 1,890 705
Port Canaveral, FL 2 1,234 (R) 455 1,396 525
Fort Lauderdale, FL 3 1,199 618 1,145 534
Galveston, TX 4 531 222 617 248
Los Angeles, CA 5 615 (R) 263 583 245
San Juan, PR 6 581 264 555 230
New York, NY 7 370 171 536 231
Tampa, FL 8 408 192 461 222
Seattle, WA 9 337 151 382 187
Long Beach, CA 10 363 (R) 150 380 157
Honolulu, HI 11 236 121 316 155
San Diego, CA 12 234 133 180 94
Jacksonville, FL 13 137 83 128 77
Cape Liberty, NJ 14 147 59 123 53
Whittier, AK 15 96 51 109 52
All other ports   941 543 645 404
Top 15 ports, total1   8,470 (R) 3,659 8,800 3,715
Total U.S. ports   9,198 (R) 4,132 9,445 4,119
Top 15 as percent of total1   92.1 (R) 88.6 93.2 90.2

1 Data for 2005 are based on the top 15 cruise ship ports in that year.

KEY: R = revised

NOTES: Cruise passenger statistics for this table are based on the passenger data provided by eighteen major cruise lines that offered North American cruises with a U.S. port of call in 2006. Details may not add to totals due to rounding.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, Cruise Passenger Statistics, available at http://www.marad.dot.gov/Marad_Statistics/index.html as of Nov. 21, 2007.