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Il-Passiġġieri tal-Vapuri tal-Kruċieri: L-Ewwel Kwart tal-2023
Data tal-Ħruġ: 02 taʼ Mejju 2023
Total cruise passenger traffic during the first quarter of 2023 amounted to 71,986.

There were 21 cruise liner calls during the first quarter of 2023, a decrease of 2 when compared to the corresponding quarter of the previous year. Transit passengers accounted for the absolute majority of total traffic, reaching 68,562. On average, every vessel that berthed in Malta carried 3,428 passengers, 2,332 more than the previous year (Table 1).

Passengers from EU Member States comprised 72.6 per cent of total traffic. The major markets were Italy, accounting for 24.1 per cent of the total passengers, followed by Germany, with 18.4 per cent. The total number of passengers from non-EU countries stood at 19,744, of whom 32.1 per cent came from the United Kingdom and 13.9 per cent came from the United States (Table 1).

On a gender basis, female passengers made up 53.2 per cent of the total. The largest share of passengers fell within the 40-59 age bracket (34.1 per cent) and were followed by those aged between 60 and 79 years (22.5 per cent) (Table 1).

Chart 1. Total cruise passenger traffic

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Methodological Notes

1. The data in this release is compiled on the basis of administrative records supplied by Transport Malta.
2. Cruise liners calling at both Malta and Gozo during a single voyage are recorded as one cruise liner call.
3. The majority of passengers embarking on cruise liners from Malta generally end their trip at the same destination. Embarkations are therefore not included in total traffic figures, in order to avoid double counting. This measure was adopted as from News Release no. 079/2013, dated 23 April 2013. The referred news release also includes figures for 2011 and 2012.
4. For clarity, embarkation figures for the period under review are being provided:
Embarkations 2021 2022 2023
January-March 0 1,735 3,701

5. Definitions:
  • Cruise passenger traffic: comprises transit passengers and passengers who land in Malta.
  • Embarkations: comprise all cruise passengers who are either Maltese or who are foreigners who arrive in Malta by other means of transport.
  • Transit passengers: comprise all cruise passengers who arrive in and leave Malta on the same cruise ship.
  • Landed passengers: comprise all cruise passengers who arrive in Malta on a cruise ship and leave by other means of transport, or alternatively, stay in Malta.
  • Passengers staying overnight: comprise passengers who spend at least one night in the Maltese Islands, either onboard the cruise ship or on land.
  • Average number of passengers per vessel: computed by dividing total cruise passenger traffic by the number of cruise liner calls.
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Il-Passiġġieri tal-Vapuri tal-Kruċieri: L-Ewwel Kwart tal-2023
Data tal-Ħruġ: 02 taʼ Mejju 2023
  • Fl-ewwel kwart tal-2023, l-għadd sħiħ taʼ passiġġieri tal-vapuri tal-kruċieri kien taʼ 71,986.
  • Fl-istess perjodu, 21 vapur tal-kruċieri żaru pajjiżna, li huma tnaqqis taʼ tnejn meta mqabblin mal-istess żmien tas-sena taʼ qabel.
  • L-Italja u l-Ġermanja kienu ż-żewġt iswieq ewlenin fl-ewwel kwart tal-2023.
  • Il-passiġġieri nisa kienu jlaħħqu 38,304 u kienu jagħmlu 53.2 fil-mija tat-traffiku kollu.
  • L-akbar għadd taʼ passiġġieri, jew 34.1 fil-mija, kienu jagħmlu parti mill-grupp taʼ età taʼ bejn l-40 u d-59 sena.
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