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Gozo Gozo

Gozo Cruise Passengers Increase

A total of 2,858 cruise passengers visited Gozo during quarter four (Q4) 2017, an increase of 67.4 percent on the same period in 2016, when the figure stood at 1,707.

According to National Statistics Office (NSO,) Malta, total cruise passenger traffic in both Malta and Gozo during Q4 2017 amounted to 187,280, an increase of 5.5 percent on 2016.

The NSO said there were 94 cruise liner calls during Q4 2017, nine more than the previous year.

It noted that, at 92.2 percent, transit passengers accounted for the absolute majority of total traffic, reaching 172,601.

Passengers who spent at least one night on board their berthed cruise liner numbered 11,769 on average, every vessel that berthed in Malta carried 1,992 passengers, 96 less than the previous year.