- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 23, 2016

PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Cruise ship passenger traffic at Port Canaveral is down for the first four months of the port’s budget year.

But port officials said Monday that may be a short-term drop due to the temporary dry dock of the Disney Dream ship.

The number of passengers making a port of call at Port Canaveral for the four months from last October to the end of last January was down 9.4 percent compared to the same period a year earlier.

The number of cruises dropped 7.4 percent during that same time compared to the previous year.

The port is heavily reliant on cruises since cruise operations make up more than 80 percent of the port’s revenues.

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