Passengers in thousands
|South Pacific/Far East||7.0||7.5||8.9||11.7|
NOTES: The cruise statistics cover seventeen major cruise lines that offer North American cruises with a U.S. port of call.
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.