News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Feb. 24, 2017: When it comes to cruise ship passengers, seven Caribbean nations outperformed all others in 2016 according to the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s latest ‘Performance of the Tourism Industry’ report, seeing arrivals of over a million and up. Here are the top7 for 2016:
1: The Bahamas
Leading the way in most cruise ship passenger arrivals in 2016 was The Bahamas which saw some 3.7 million cruise visitors in 2016, the most of any Caribbean country.
2: The U.S. Virgin Islands
The U.S. Virgin Islands took the number two spot on our list of top Caribbean countries that saw the most cruise passengers in 2016, recording over 1.7 million cruise visitors.
3: the Cayman Islands
Taking the third spot is the Cayman Islands which saw 1,711,849 cruise visitors in 2016.
In the number fourth spot was Jamaica, which saw over 1.6 million cruise visitors in 2016.
5: Puerto Rico
In fifth, is Puerto Rico, which saw 1,086,956 cruise passengers visiting the island in 2016.
6: St. Maarten
The Dutch Caribbean island of St. Maarten saw 1,029,027 cruise visitors in 2016, landing it at the sixth spot on our top 7 list.
Rounding out the top 7 list was the CARICOM Central American nation of Belize which saw 1,005,394 cruise visitors in 2016.