Cruise Ship passengers flow increases by 16% during the first semester of 2019

Cruise ships passengers totaled 127,825 in June of 2019, 7,078 or 5.2% less than in the same month of the previous year. Despite the decrease, passenger flow has actually reached its highest point since the year 2000 when looking exclusively at the first semester of each year (January-June).

Passenger flow in the first semester of the current year totaled 944,477 this represents an increase of 150,692 or 16% when compared to the same period of the previous year. Passengers increased every single month for the first five month of 2019 with June being the first month to register a decrease, this means that we could expect a higher flow than in 2018, when it totaled 1.7 million and the end of the year.

Nevertheless this highly depends on how trends behave November and December as historically these months have shown the highest flow. Additionally one can expect passenger flow numbers to dip during July as some cruise ships have changed course to avoid the protests that have been happening in Old San Juan in the past weeks.