Maritime Administration News Release

News Release #: DOT 47-12
Date: Apr 27 2012
Contact: Kim Riddle
Contact Phone: 202-366-5067

North American Cruise Statistical Shapshot 2011 Available Online

The U.S. Maritime Administration announced that 2011 was a record year for the North American cruise line industry, with 10.9 million passengers taking 4,222 cruises for a record 71.8 million passenger nights, a 2.8 percent increase over 2010. Data also show a two-year surge in cruise capacity helped benefit ports and related businesses. A more complete analysis of cruise industry statistics is published in MARAD’s booklet North American Cruise Statistical Snapshot 2011, which is available for online review or downloading at www.marad.dot.gov/library_landing_page/maritime_publications/Library_Publications.htm.