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Department for Transport written question – answered at on 23 October 2023.

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Photo of Peter Gibson Peter Gibson Conservative, Darlington

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what data his Department holds on the number of passengers (a) embarking and (b) disembarking UK passenger cruise ports in each of the last five years.

Photo of Richard Holden Richard Holden Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Department for Transport publishes monthly UK international cruise passenger movements by direction, as part of its annual sea passenger release. This information can be found at the following link in table SPAS0107, column H - Pleasure Cruises Sea passenger statistics: data tables (SPAS) - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk).

Numbers in the table represent the number of international cruise passengers in thousands.

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Arrivals

1,105

1,090

60

88

1,002

Departures

1,103

1,082

46

94

992

Total

2,208

2,171

107

181

1,994

The number of domestic cruise passengers can be found in table SPAS0201, Sea passenger statistics: data tables (SPAS) - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk).

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