Cruise Port Traffic Fun [infographic]

Cruise Port Traffic

Every year the Department of Transportation publishes a report of the previous year’s cruise port traffic.  We’ve taken the 1,400 page document (grossly exaggerated) and endless spreadsheets and consolidated the most important statistics into this fun infographic.

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Cruise Port Traffic

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Cruise Port Traffic Highlights

  • 71.8 million passenger nights booked on N American cruises
  • Average cruise ship size:  2,301 passengers
  • Average utilization (booked capacity): 103%
  • At 110%, Disney Cruise Lines has the highest utilization rate
  • Cruse port with most annual departures:  Miami with 1.97 million passengers
  • Location with the least annual cruises:  San Francisco with 44k
  • Total debarkation points in N America:  23
  • Most port locations in one state: Florida with five then California with four
  • Largest traffic increase:  New Orleans with a 35% jump
  • Biggest drop in annual cruise passengers:  San Diego with a 44% decrease
  • With 47.6% of the market, Carnival Cruises wins most N American departures
  • Coming in last among the 19 cruise lines is Fred Olsen Cruise Line with 0.3%

 

For those that love the details, here’s the cruise port traffic detail:

Port 000’s%
Miami197018.4%
Fort Lauderdale1,82617.1%
Port Canaveral1,49614.0%
New York6125.7%
San Juan5224.9%
Galveston4624.3%
Tampa4584.3%
Seattle4394.1%
Long Beach4053.8%
New Orleans3733.5%
Vancouver (CN)3233.0%
Los Angeles3112.9%
Baltimore2542.4%
Cape Liberty2172.0%
Jacksonville1901.8%
Charleston1651.5%
Mobile1501.4%
San Diego1481.4%
Honolulu1261.2%
Boston850.8%
Seward650.6%
Whittier620.6%
San Francisco440.4%
Total10,705100%

 

Some states have multiple ports – Here’s it broken down by state:

State%
Florida55.5%
California8.5%
New York5.7%
Puerto Rico4.9%
Texas4.3%
Washington4.1%
Louisiana3.5%
Canada3.0%
Maryland2.4%
New Jersey2.0%
South Carolina1.5%
Alabama1.4%
Alaska1.2%
Hawaii1.2%
Massachusetts0.8%

 

And finally, if you’d like to see which lines own this cruise port traffic, check this out:

Cruise Line%
Carnival Cruise Line47.6%
Royal Caribbean International34.2%
Norwegian Cruise Line17.2%
Holland America Line12.2%
Princess Cruises9.7%
Celebrity Cruise Line8.3%
Disney Cruise Line6.2%
Silversea Cruises4.3%
Regent Seven Seas Cruises1.1%
SeaDream Yacht Club1.1%
Cunard Line1.0%
Oceania Cruises0.9%
Crystal Cruises0.8%
MSC Italian Cruises0.8%
Costa Cruise Line0.6%
Seabourn Cruise Line0.4%
Aida Cruises0.4%
Azamara Club Cruises0.4%
Fred Olsen Cruise Line0.3%

All cruise port traffic is based on the latest report published by the Maritime Administration of the United States Department of Transportation.  This data is based off the latest full year of data (2011).

Which cruise port do you think it destined for more future cruise port traffic?  Are there any that you refuse to sail from?

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