New report by CLIA about the contribution of the international cruise industry to the U.S. Economy in 2016, see: http://cruising.org/docs/default-source/research/us_economicimpact-100217.pdf

“The number of passengers sourced from the United States and those embarking from U.S. ports rose between 2014 to 2016. Passengers sourced from the U.S. including Puerto Rico, totaled 11.50 million in 2016, another record for the U.S. This is an increase of 1.5 percent from 2014, and U.S.-sourced passengers is 10 percent higher than in 2011.”

“Cruise passenger embarkations from U.S. ports increased by 5.4 percent from 2014 to 2016, to 11.66 million. Once again, this was a new high for passenger embarkations from U.S. ports.”

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