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San Diego sees increase in cruise passengers, forecasts growth

From the San Diego Union Tribune:

San Diego’s slow but steady success in growing the cruise industry business began declining seven years ago following a boom in the mid- to late 2000s.

Thanks to continued strong interest from Disney Cruise Line and the port’s most frequent visitor, Holland America, San Diego is starting to see a steady upswing in cruise calls and passengers.

“We already are expecting 96 calls for the 2018-19 season so I’m projecting we’ll be getting close to 300,000 passengers,” Deaton said. “What I’m hearing from the various cruise lines is that growth will continue for the next five years in San Diego. We’ll probably see 8 percent growth of passengers for the next couple of years.”

More at the San Diego Union Tribune

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