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Cruise Activity



The cruise industry is an important market in Florida, with thousands of passengers embarking and disembarking everyday from ships at Florida’s deepwater seaports. The responsibilities of FDOT’s Seaport Office in the Public Transportation Office, include programs related to seaports, intermodal development, and planning for freight movement/intermodal connections. The Florida Ports Council (FPC) is a trade association that represents these seaports. In 1990, the FPC created the Florida Seaport Transportation and Economic Development Council (FSTED) that is charged with implementing the state’s economic development mission. One of the responsibilities of FSTED is to monitor the local markets and trends at the 14 deepwater seaports in Florida- so that capital investments can be made to stimulate Florida’s economy. The council collects data annually from the individual ports to compile statistical information.


Two indicators are shown in this section, one monthly and the other annual. The monthly indicator shows the total number of cruise passengers through Florida’s major seaports. Five seaports are accounted for in this indicator: Port of Miami, Port of Everglades, Port Canaveral, Port of Tampa, and the Port of Key West; however, Port Canaveral does not supply data beyond December 2014. The other indicator depicting the total number of cruise passengers at Florida’s seaports, includes people on both one-day and multi-day cruises, both embarkations and disembarkations.


Data is collected from the individual seaports These indicators are updated monthly with a lag time of about three months.



Contact Information:


Florida Ports Council

P.O. Box 10137; Tallahassee, FL 32302

Phone: (850) 222-8028

Fax: (850) 222-7552



Port of Miami

1015 N. America Way, 2nd Floor, Miami, FL 33132

Cruise Marketing

Phone: (305)347-4800


Tampa Port Authority International Headquarters

1101 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602

Marketing Services

Phone: (813)905-5124


Port Everglades

1850 Eller Drive, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33316

Cruise Marketing

Phone: (954) 523-3404 ext 3642

Fax: (954) 523-8713


Canaveral Port Authority

P.O. Box 267, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920

Business Development


American Association of Port Authorities

1010 Duke Street; Alexandria, VA 22314-3589

Phone: (703) 684-5700

Fax: (703) 684-6321



Florida Department of Transportation, Seaport Office

605 Suwannee Street, M.S. 68; Tallahassee, FL 32399-0450

Intermodal Systems Specialist

Phone:  (850) 414-4551


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