Florida Ports Remain Largest Despite Global Industry Growth

Florida ports lead the way, with Miami having the best numbers. (photo: Antonio Silva)Miami, Port Canaveral and Port Everglades remain the three largest cruise ports in the world, despite the industry’s global expansion, according to the 2015-2016 Cruise Industry News Annual Report.

For 2014, Miami reported 4.8 million passengers, Port Canaveral, 3.9 million, and Port Everglades 4.0 million.

The other top ports were (in order of traffic): Cozumel, Nassau, Barcelona, Balearic Islands, Civitavecchia, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, Venice, Southampton, Balearic Islands, Grand Cayman, Jamaica, San Juan, Galveston, Marseille, Naples, Shanghai, Sydney (Australia), New Orleans, Piraeus and Savona.

Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly listed Port Everglades passenger traffic at 3.4 million.

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