Updated: Mar 31, 2022
CEO John Murray says the remaining cruise season looks "robust".
The Orlando Business Journal reports that Port Canaveral's number of weekly cruise passengers hit more than 100,000 for the week ending March 20, a 900% jump from less than 10,000 for the week ending July 31, 2021.
That increase is according to data shared at the March 23 Canaveral Port Authority meeting.
At that meeting, Port CEO John Murray said, "The ships are going to get back to normal capacity as we evolve toward summer, and we will see some strong numbers ... Our berth capacity this year for the budget is 32% more berths on ships than 2019."
Peter Cranis, executive director of the Space Coast Office of Tourism, told Orlando Business Journal, "Port Canaveral is the second-busiest cruise port in the nation, and returning to full cruising this summer is significant for us. When the port is running on all cylinders, it has a very positive impact on visitor spending on the Space Coast. In addition, half of all multiday cruisers stay in hotels before or after their cruise, so we always try to communicate the convenience of staying here on the Space Coast."
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