Table 4-8: Top 15 Cruise Ship Ports by Port of Departure: 2008 and 2009

Table 4-8: Top 15 Cruise Ship Ports by Port of Departure: 2008 and 2009

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Port 2008 2009
Rank Passengers (thousands) Cruises Rank Passengers (thousands) Cruises
Miami, FL 1 2,099 755 1 2,032 742
Fort Lauderdale, FL 3 1,188 526 2 1,277 537
Port Canaveral, FL 2 1,226 448 3 1,189 433
San Juan, PR 5 521 220 4 507 219
Seattle, WA 7 435 190 5 430 199
Long Beach, CA 11 365 151 6 415 158
San Diego, CA 8 416 206 7 413 196
Los Angeles, CA 4 607 253 8 412 157
New York, NY 6 477 188 9 403 150
Tampa, FL 10 393 177 10 401 181
Galveston, TX 9 403 142 11 386 134
New Orleans, LA 12 185 79 12 243 101
Jacksonville, FL 17 87 45 13 188 79
Baltimore, MD 22 46 25 14 166 77
Cape Liberty, NJ 14 163 49 15 156 48
All other ports1   (R)581 (R)340   655 367
Top 15 ports, total1   8,788 3,546   8,618 3,411
Total U.S. ports   (R)9,370 (R)3,886   9,273 3,778
Top 15 as percent of total1   (R)93.8 (R)91.3   92.9 90.3

KEY: R = revised.

1Data for 2008 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.

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 Apr. 15, 2010.