Latin America & Caribbean: cruise tourism expenditure 2018, by destination

According to a survey of 2018, the port of Cozumel in Mexico registered the highest cruise tourism expenditure in Latin America and the Caribbean, with over 474 million U.S. dollars. The Bahamas was the second destination with the highest spending on cruise tourism, with nearly 406 million U.S. dollars. That same year, cruise tourists in Jamaica spent more than 244 million U.S. dollars during their travels.

Cruise tourism expenditure in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2018, by destination

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Release date

October 2018



Survey time period

October 2017 to May 2018

Number of respondents

60,162 respondents*

Method of interview


Supplementary notes

* 41,745 passenger surveys and 18,417 crew surveys were processed for this study. Further information about the methodology can be found in pages 30-35 of the report.

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