Port of Galveston Ends Year with Cruise Milestone: Sets Record for Most Passengers and Sailings in One Month
The Port of Galveston announced on Wednesday that it achieved a new milestone in December 2017, embarking 113,488 passengers, surpassing previous passenger volumes and setting a record as the busiest month since the port began its cruise business on September 30, 2000.
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The Port of Galveston remains the fourth busiest cruise port in the U.S. based upon number of embarking passengers according to a recent study prepared by Business Research and Economic Advisors (BREA) for the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). The Port has held this ranking since 2012.
Embarkations from Galveston increased 35 percent to 869,923 passengers in 2016, up from 642,000 in 2014, according to the Cruise Lines International Association’s 2016 Economic Impact Analysis released Wednesday. (chron.com)