Using a snapshot of the world’s ocean cruise fleet taken at 11 a.m. on April 14, the data shows just over 100 ships (30% of the fleet) are in US ports and anchorages with another 38 located in the Caribbean/Bahamas. In the US, East Coast ports and waters are temporary homes for 68 ships, West Coast 24 and the Gulf 11.
In the Caribbean/Bahamas, the heaviest concentration of cruise ships is in Bridgetown, Barbados, either berthed or just outside at anchor, and in the Bahamas.
Americas total 167
Adding ships currently located in Central and South American ports or waters, the number in the whole of the Americas totals 167. This equates to 49% of the oceangoing cruise fleet of 1,000gt or greater.
Mediterranean ports have 53 cruise ships alongside or at anchor (this includes seven ships in the Canary Islands).
Forty cruise ships are in North European ports and waters
Thirty-one vessels are in Australasia and South Pacific.
Asia, Gulf and beyond
Some 26 cruise ships are located in Asian waters with another 13 in the vicinity of Africa, India or Indian Ocean waters or ports.
Nine cruise ships are in the Middle East Gulf. Some are preparing to return to Europe with crew only, like AIDAprima, which is set to depart Dubai this weekend.
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