Posted By Cruise Market Watch / 22nd February 2011
Many cruise lines have made the island of Curaçao a customary destination while sailing the Caribbean. This has helped to distinguish the island as 115th out of 625 ports on the PortPulse ranking system. Curacao hosted 1.9% of all passengers sailing during the 4th quarter of 2010.
4th Quarter 2010:
The cruise port in Curaçao Netherlands Antilles hosted 39 cruise ship stops carrying a total of 86,158 passengers from October 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010. Stops were made by 13 different cruise ships owned by 8 different cruise brands.
The direct economic impact for the quarter from passenger and crew spending on transportation, food and other retail spending is estimated at $13.6 million.
Based on published cruise itineraries for next year (January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011) the cruise port in Curaçao Netherlands Antilles will host 120 cruise ship stops carrying a total of 271,115 passengers. These stops will be from 21 different ships representing 9 different cruse brands.
The total direct economic impact for 2011 is estimated at $42.9 million.
In the next comparable quarter (October 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011) passenger arrivals at the Curaçao Netherlands Antilles cruise port are expected to decline 17.4% to 71,194.
Learn more about the PortPulse reports and read the entire Curacao sample report.
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 Date range based on sail date from cruise ship embarkation ports. Estimates based on proprietary database tracking 171 cruise ships.
 Cruise passenger and crew spending in ports of call on a variety of goods and services including ground transportation, clothing, food and shore excursions. For embarkation/debarkation ports estimates also include lodging as part of a pre- or post-cruise stay, air transportation and port and cruise line services. Source: Business Research & Economic Advisors, Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association and Cruise Lines International Association.
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