CLIA passengers 1980-2007
FROM THE ARCHIVES
North American passengers
Florida Ports Surpass N.Y.
In Cruise Volume
For First Time In History
Feb. 15, 1972
Cruise traffic from Miami and Port Everglades last year surpassed boardings
from New York for the first time in shipping history. Embarkations from
Florida ports grew 21%, to 297,477 passengers, besting New York’s
number of 284,696 passengers.
Cuba Sailings Canceled
After Bomb Threats
June 13. 1977
President Jimmy Carter eased the economic embargo on Cuba just enough
to permit cruise ship visits, prompting Carras Cruises to begin regular
sailings from New Orleans. But the cruises were scratched
after a series of bomb threats.
* Data is for Cruise Lines International Association member lines only.
International passengers were not broken out until 1990.
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The British government formally requisitioned Cunard’s QE2 for use as a sup-
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