Many cruise lines have made the island of Curaçao a customary destination while sailing the Caribbean. This has helped to distinguish the island as 115th out of 625 ports on the PortPulse ranking system. Curacao hosted 1.9% of all passengers sailing during the 4th quarter of 2010.
4th Quarter 2010:
The cruise port in Curaçao Netherlands Antilles hosted 39 cruise ship stops carrying a total of 86,158 passengers from October 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010. Stops were made by 13 different cruise ships owned by 8 different cruise brands.
The direct economic impact for the quarter from passenger and crew spending on transportation, food and other retail spending is estimated at $13.6 million.
Based on published cruise itineraries for next year (January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011) the cruise port in Curaçao Netherlands Antilles will host 120 cruise ship stops carrying a total of 271,115 passengers. These stops will be from 21 different ships representing 9 different cruse brands.
The total direct economic impact for 2011 is estimated at $42.9 million.
In the next comparable quarter (October 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011) passenger arrivals at the Curaçao Netherlands Antilles cruise port are expected to decline 17.4% to 71,194.
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 Date range based on sail date from cruise ship embarkation ports. Estimates based on proprietary database tracking 171 cruise ships.
 Cruise passenger and crew spending in ports of call on a variety of goods and services including ground transportation, clothing, food and shore excursions. For embarkation/debarkation ports estimates also include lodging as part of a pre- or post-cruise stay, air transportation and port and cruise line services. Source: Business Research & Economic Advisors, Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association and Cruise Lines International Association.
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My wife and I are happy to have been two of those 86k 2010 visitors and we look forward to returning to see more of the island since we chose to snorkel this go around.
sounds like a wonderful place to visit