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CruiseCompete CruiseTrends™
December 2017

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CruiseTrends™ reports are compiled based on actual consumer quote requests and transactions taking place via CruiseCompete.com, the premier online cruise marketplace since 2003. Consumers request an average of more than 25,000 cruise quotes per month via CruiseCompete.

Most Popular Cruise Lines
Ranked by the total number of quote requests for each particular line in the given month.
Contemporary/Premium
Royal Caribbean International
Carnival Cruise Lines
Norwegian Cruise Line
Princess Cruises
Celebrity Cruises
Holland America Line
MSC Cruises
Disney Cruise Line
Costa Cruise Lines
Viking Ocean Cruises
Luxury
Oceania Cruises
Cunard Line
Azamara Club Cruises
Windstar Cruises
Seabourn
Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Crystal Cruises
Silversea Cruises
Paul Gauguin Cruises
Star Clippers
River
American Cruise Lines
Viking River Cruises
AmaWaterways
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
Avalon Waterways
American Queen Steamboat Company
Scenic
Amadeus River Cruises
Imperial River Cruises


Most Popular Cruise Ships
Ranked by the total number of quote requests for each ship.
Contemporary/Premium
Oasis of the Seas
Harmony of the Seas
Regal Princess
Allure of the Seas
Anthem of the Seas
Norwegian Breakaway
Ruby Princess
Crown Princess
Celebrity Equinox
Norwegian Escape
Luxury
Queen Mary 2
Oceania Riviera
Azamara Quest
Azamara Journey
Oceania Sirena
Oceania Nautica
Queen Elizabeth
Oceania Insignia
Oceania Marina
Crystal Serenity
River
AmaCerto
Queen of the Mississippi
American Duchess
American Pride
S.S. Maria Theresa
American Queen
America
Avalon Siem Reap
Viking Tialfi
Queen of the West


Most Popular Cruise Regions
Ranked by the total number of quote requests for each region.
Contemporary/Premium
Caribbean
North America
Europe
Central America
Mediterranean
South America
Scandinavia
South Pacific/Australia/New Zealand
Asia/Far East
Russia/Central Asia
Luxury
Caribbean
Europe
North America
Mediterranean
Asia/Far East
South Pacific/Australia/New Zealand
Central America
South America
Africa
Scandinavia
River
Europe
North America
Asia/Far East
Mediterranean
Russia/Central Asia
Africa
Middle East
Scandinavia


Most Popular Cruise Departure Ports
Ranked by the total number of quote requests for each departure port.
Contemporary/Premium
Fort Lauderdale
Miami
Port Canaveral
Los Angeles
Galveston
Tampa
New York
Orlando
Cape Liberty
Seattle
Luxury
Miami
Southampton
New York
Barcelona
Civitavecchia
Bridgetown
Papeete
Piraeus
Fort Lauderdale
San Juan
River
Amsterdam
Budapest
New Orleans
Basel
Paris
Portland
Munich
Memphis
Nuremberg
Hanoi


Most Popular Cruise Ports Visited
Ranked by the total number of quote requests for each port visited during cruise itineraries. (Excludes departure ports).
Contemporary/Premium
Cozumel
Nassau
Costa Maya
San Juan
George Town
Labadee
Falmouth
Grand Turk
Philipsburg
Key West
Luxury
Gustavia
Bora Bora
St Johns
Havana
Cienfuegos
Santiago De Cuba
St Georges
Moorea
Livorno
Key West
River
Cologne
Vienna
Passau
Strasbourg
Breisach
Koblenz
Regensburg
Kinderdijk
Rudesheim
Bratislava


Most Popular Countries Visited
Ranked by the total number of quote requests for each country visited during cruise itineraries. (Excludes countries of departure).
Contemporary/Premium
Mexico
Bahamas
United States
Cayman Islands
Virgin Islands (US)
Jamaica
Netherlands Antilles
Puerto Rico
Saint Kitts / Nevis
Haiti
Luxury
United States
Italy
Spain
Greece
Antigua / Barbuda
France
Portugal
Saint Barthelemy
United Kingdom
Bermuda
River
Germany
France
Austria
United States
Netherlands
Slovak Republic / Slovakia
Hungary
Bulgaria
Serbia
Cambodia


Most Popular Cabin Types
Ranked by the total number of quote requests for each cabin type.
Contemporary/Premium
Balcony
Inside
Outside
JR Suite
Suite
Luxury
Balcony
Outside
Inside
JR Suite
Suite
River
Balcony
Outside
Inside
Suite
JR Suite


Number of Cabins Requested
Most popular numbers of cabins per request.
Contemporary/Premium
1 Cabin
2 Cabins
3 Cabins
4 Cabins
5 Cabins
6 Cabins
8 Cabins
10 Cabins
7 Cabins
12 Cabins
Luxury
1 Cabin
2 Cabins
3 Cabins
5 Cabins
4 Cabins
River
1 Cabin
2 Cabins
3 Cabins
4 Cabins
7 Cabins


Most Popular Cruise Itinerary Lengths
Most requested itinerary lengths.
Contemporary/Premium
7 Nights
5 Nights
4 Nights
10 Nights
14 Nights
8 Nights
3 Nights
11 Nights
12 Nights
15 Nights
Luxury
7 Nights
10 Nights
12 Nights
14 Nights
11 Nights
16 Nights
8 Nights
15 Nights
18 Nights
13 Nights
River
7 Nights
8 Nights
14 Nights
10 Nights
9 Nights
11 Nights
13 Nights
16 Nights
15 Nights
4 Nights


Most Popular Sailing Months Requested
Most requested months for consumer travel.
Contemporary/Premium
December 2017
January 2018
March 2018
February 2018
April 2018
May 2018
June 2018
November 2017
July 2018
August 2018
Luxury
December 2017
January 2018
May 2018
March 2018
June 2018
August 2018
February 2018
April 2018
September 2018
July 2018
River
December 2017
May 2018
April 2018
July 2018
March 2018
June 2018
September 2018
August 2018
October 2018
November 2017


Requested Travel Insurance
Percentage of consumers indicating they would like to purchase travel insurance.
Contemporary/Premium
No83%
Yes17%
Luxury
No84%
Yes16%
River
No70%
Yes30%


Past Passenger on Line Requested
The percentage of consumers indicating past-passenger status on the cruise line they are requesting
Contemporary/Premium
No50%
Yes50%
Luxury
No62%
Yes38%
River
No90%
Yes10%


Booking Window
The average number of days between the date the cruise was booked and the date it sails.
Contemporary/Premium
148
Luxury
259
River
227



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