TABLE D-16 North American Cruise Passengers by Destination

TABLE D-16 North American Cruise Passengers by Destination

Passengers in thousands

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Destination 2003 2004 2005 2006
Alaska 776.2 880.2 929.7 938.8
Atlantic Coast 0.0 0.0 1.5 0.0
Bahamas 1,292.2 1,431.0 1,390.5 1,541.0
Bermuda 212.2 195.1 225.8 234.2
Canada/New England 173.0 213.6 178.9 164.6
Eastern Caribbean 1,036.9 1,214.9 1,315.3 1,386.1
Far East 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5
Hawaii 222.0 231.9 306.6 401.7
Mexico (Pacific) 731.4 964.4 1,130.3 1,075.0
Nowhere 16.8 28.6 9.0 9.4
Pacific Coast 25.5 48.1 55.8 60.0
South America 11.7 9.9 6.7 18.5
South Pacific/Far East 7.0 7.5 8.9 11.7
Southern Caribbean 749.3 895.2 788.3 749.0
Transatlantic 75.7 96.1 146.4 138.0
Trans-Panama Canal 94.9 107.8 111.9 91.4
Western Caribbean 2,923.9 3,094.0 3,141.5 3,151.1
Total 8,348.7 9,418.3 9,747.2 9,970.9

NOTES: The cruise statistics cover seventeen major cruise lines that offer North American cruises with a U.S. port of call.

Destination Notes:

Eastern Caribbean: As far South as St. Maarten, as far west as Haiti.

Southern Caribbean: South of St. Maarten to northern coast of South America as far as Aruba.

Western Caribbean: West of Haiti, includes ports in Mexico, Central America, and Columbia.

Nowhere: Cruises that begin and end at the same port with no intervening calls.

Atlantic Coast: any coast fronting the Atlantic Ocean.

Pacific Coast: any coast fronting the Pacific Ocean.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, Cruise Statistics, Summary Tables, available at: http://www.marad.dot.gov. as of November 2007.