Honduras has reported an increase in the number of cruise ship tourists and cruise liners last year compared with 2015, reflecting a growing interest in the country as the next top destination.
With the recent addition of the 3 new lines, 18 different cruise companies now stop in ports of call in Honduras.
According to official port statistics, a total of 1,052,738 cruise ship passengers docked in Honduras last year, a 14.7% increase over 2015 figure of 917,938. Approx 85% of the passengers disembarked on the shores of Honduras to enjoy some of the natural beauty of the country. According to the Honduran Institute of Tourism (IHT) a 3% increase in cruises is expected in 2017.
In total, 341 cruise ships visited Honduran ports last year, 6.6% more than the 320 vessels which docked in the Central American country in 2015. Per-passenger average cruise spend in 2016 reached US$80.