Table 4-8: Top 15 Cruise Ship Ports by Port of Departure: 2007 and 2008

Table 4-8: Top 15 Cruise Ship Ports by Port of Departure: 2007 and 2008

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Port Rank in 2008 2007 2008
Passengers (thousands) Cruises Passengers (thousands) Cruises
Miami, FL 1 1,890 679 2,099 755
Port Canaveral, FL 2 1,298 482 1,226 448
Fort Lauderdale, FL 3 1,289 582 1,188 526
Los Angeles, CA 4 624 260 607 253
San Juan, PR 5 534 215 521 220
New York, NY 6 525 223 477 188
Seattle, WA 7 386 176 435 190
San Diego, CA 8 341 171 416 206
Galveston, TX 9 529 207 403 142
Tampa, FL 10 368 173 393 177
Long Beach, CA 11 370 155 365 151
New Orleans, LA 12 258 113 185 79
Honolulu, HI 13 382 174 166 78
Cape Liberty, NJ 14 115 35 163 49
Mobile, AL 15 130 79 146 84
All other ports1   (R)639 358 594 346
Top 15 ports, total1   9,053 3,767 8,788 3,546
Total U.S. ports   (R)9,692 4,125 9,382 3,892
Top 15 as percent of total1   93.4 91.3 93.7 91.1

1Data for 2007 are based on the top 15 cruise ship ports in that year.

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 2008. Details may not add to totals due to rounding.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, Cruise Statistics, available at http://www.marad.dot.gov/library_landing_page/data_and_statistics/Data_and_Statistics.htm as of May 27, 2009.