The Port of San Diego is expecting a busier cruise season than usual. They’re expecting 83 stops which is pretty average, but the number of passengers on those ships is higher than normal.
Robert ‘Dukie’ Valderrama, the Chairman of the Board of Port Commissioners, spoke out in a press release about the increase.
“San Diego continues to be a popular port for cruising. We have made improvements to our cruise ship terminal and the waterfront adjacent to it to enhance the passenger experience. We are proud that our homeported lines will be returning for yet another season.”
The number of passengers is expected to be around 242,000, as opposed to 224,000 from the year before. More passengers mean more action in San Diego, which the city has been making changes to accommodate. The cruise season began on September 15 with Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Wonder.