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Fewer cruise passengers went through New York City in 2012 than in 2011, according to a report by the New York Economic Development Corporation.

In a release, the NYEDC and Mayor Michael Bloomberg emphasized the industry’s reported $196.3 million economic impact on the city.

However, the 587,727 passengers who came through New York in 2012 was down from 632,939 in 2011, and passenger and crew total spending was down to $121.5 million from $149.8 million the previous year.

The full report is below:

NYC Cruise Report

NYC Cruise Report 2

NYC Cruise Economic Impact Study

Tags: economy, nyc
Photo Credit: "Carnival Victory" sails up the Hudson River at dawn, as seen from Weehawken, NJ. BK / Flickr