The Busiest Cruise Ports

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. 

About the Annual Report:

The Cruise Industry News Annual Report is the only book of its kind, presenting the worldwide cruise industry through 2027 in 400 pages.

Statistics are independently researched. See a preview of last year’s edition by clicking here.

The report covers everything from new ships on order to supply-and-demand scenarios from 1987 through 2027+. Plus there is a future outlook, complete growth projections for each cruise line, regional market reports, and detailed ship deployment by region and market, covering all the cruise lines.

Order the 2017-2018 edition today.

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