Sixteen cruise ports have posted more than a million passengers, according to the 2012 Cruise Industry News Annual Report.
Miami continues to be the busiest cruise port in the world with more than 4.0 million passengers in 2011, slightly ahead of Port Everglades with 3.9 million. Port Canaveral reported 3.1 million. In Europe, Civitavecchia and Barcelona share fourth place on a global scale, reporting approximately 2.6 million passengers each.
Next, in order of traffic level are Cozumel with 2.3 million passengers, St. Thomas with 1.9 million; Venice and St. Maarten with approximately 1.7 million each; followed by Palma de Mallorca and Southampton with approximately 1.4 million each; Jamaica and Naples, 1.3 million each; and San Juan and Freeport (Lucaya), 1.2 million. New York (Manhattan and Red Hook) also made the one million passenger mark with combined traffic of 1.2.
The Asian ports of Hong Kong and Penang also reported more than one million passengers, but these include a large number of cruises to nowhere, gaming cruises and one-day cruises. Piraeus and Nassau did not submit passenger numbers.