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Cruising, by the numbers

By the numbers

— 20.3 million annual passengers for 2012, up 5.6% over 2011

— $34.07-billion cruise revenue worldwide

— Miami is the No. 1 cruise embarkation port

— Nassau, Bahamas, is the No. 1 port of call

— Direct spending by passengers and crew at all cruise ports world-wide estimated at $15.5 billion

— Average cruise revenue per passenger per day for 2012 is projected to be $240

Source: Cruise Market Watch/2012 Cruise Trends Forecast (

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