The cruise ports with the most passenger traffic continue to be Miami, Port Canaveral and Port Everglades, but other ports are also posting increased passenger numbers, according to the 2017-2018 Cruise Industry News Annual Report.
The top 21 ports reporting their 2016 traffic numbers are:
Miami: 4,898,000 passengers
Canaveral: 3,951,127 passengers
Everglades: 3,680,549 passengers
Cozumel: 3,637,321 passengers
Shanghai: 2,847,000 passengers
Barcelona: 2,683,594 passengers
Civitavecchia: 2,339,676 passengers
Nassau: 2,034,685 passengers
Canary Islands: 1,981,489 passengers
Balearic Islands: 1,957,429 passengers
U.S.V.I: 1,776,685 passengers
Galveston: 1,730,289 passengers
Grand Cayman: 1,711,565 passengers
Southampton: 1,700,000 passengers
St. Maarten: 1,668,863 passengers
Jamaica: 1,655,565 passengers
Venice: 1,605,660 passengers
Marseille: 1,597,213 passengers
Sydney (Australia): 1,309,000 passengers
Naples: 1,306,151 passengers
New Orleans: 1,070,323 passengers
Note: A previous version of this list incorrectly included same-day cruise passengers for Port Everglades while omitting transit passengers for Port Canaveral. It has since been amended.
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