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Top 15 Cruise Ship Ports by Port of Departure

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Port2010 Rank 2010 Passengers (thousands)2010 Cruises2011 Rank2011 Passengers (thousands)2011 Cruises
Miami, FL12,15177911,970731
Fort Lauderdale, FL21,75964921,826611
Port Canaveral, FL31,29944831,496485
New York, NY45622194612242
San Juan, PR55222275522222
Galveston, TX74401526462149
Tampa, FL84251927458199
Seattle, WA64692178439183
Long Beach, CA94141509405144
New Orleans, LA112618910373136
Los Angeles, CA1037814011311130
Baltimore, MD132159012254104
Cape Liberty, NJ14198671321773
Jacksonville, FL16172711419077
Charleston, SC18117491516568
All other ports(1)700348706390
Top 15 ports, total(1)9,5163,6189,7023,554
Total U.S. ports10,2163,96610,4093,944
Top 15 as percent of total(1)

Cruise passenger statistics for this table are based on the passenger data provided by 20 major cruise lines that offered North American cruises with a U.S. port of call. Details may not add to totals due to rounding.


1 Data for 2010 are based on the top 15 cruise ship ports in that year.


U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, Cruise Summary Tables, available at as of June 2013.

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