After falling off significantly after a record-breaking 2008 season, the West Coast/Mexican Riviera market is coming back to life, and expected to account for 910,000 passengers in 2015, according to independent data from the 2015-2016 Cruise Industry News Annual Report.
After climbing to 1.2 million by 2008, the West Coast market saw the bottom fall out as economic and perception problems led to tonnage going elsewhere, and a disastrous year in 2013, with just 447,000 passengers. Now, the market is coming back, posting a 66 percent capacity increase in 2014, and continuing the trend in 2015 with a 22 percent uptick.
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