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CruiseCompete CruiseTrends™
May 2018

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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
Azamara Club Cruises
Cunard Line
Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Crystal Cruises
Seabourn
Silversea Cruises
Windstar Cruises
Variety Cruises
Paul Gauguin Cruises
River
American Cruise Lines
Viking River Cruises
AmaWaterways
Avalon Waterways
American Queen Steamboat Company
Scenic
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
Amadeus River Cruises
Emerald Waterways
Imperial River Cruises


Most Popular Cruise Ships
Ranked by the total number of quote requests for each ship.
Contemporary/Premium
Harmony of the Seas
Allure of the Seas
Norwegian Escape
Oasis of the Seas
Symphony of the Seas
Anthem of the Seas
Caribbean Princess
Celebrity Equinox
Norwegian Getaway
MSC Seaside
Luxury
Queen Mary 2
Oceania Riviera
Oceania Regatta
Oceania Marina
Azamara Journey
Oceania Nautica
Azamara Quest
Oceania Insignia
Oceania Sirena
Crystal Symphony
River
America
Queen of the Mississippi
American Queen
Queen of the West
American Duchess
American Empress
American Pride
AmaCello
Viking Sineus
Zambezi Queen


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


Most Popular Cruise Departure Ports
Ranked by the total number of quote requests for each departure port.
Contemporary/Premium
Miami
Fort Lauderdale
Port Canaveral
New York
Seattle
Cape Liberty
Los Angeles
Galveston
Vancouver
Tampa
Luxury
Miami
New York
Barcelona
Civitavecchia
Venice
Vancouver
Lisbon
Papeete
Piraeus
Dubai
River
Amsterdam
New Orleans
Paris
Budapest
Basel
Nuremberg
Portland
Bordeaux
St Louis
Clarkston


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
San Juan
Philipsburg
Juneau
Ketchikan
Costa Maya
Skagway
Labadee
Grand Turk
Luxury
Havana
Livorno
Ketchikan
Dubrovnik
Sitka
Juneau
Kotor
Monte Carlo
Palma De Majorca
Bora Bora
River
Vienna
Cologne
Regensburg
Passau
Koblenz
Breisach
Strasbourg
Baton Rouge
Nuremberg
Kinderdijk


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
Netherlands Antilles
Virgin Islands (US)
Puerto Rico
Cayman Islands
Honduras
Canada
Jamaica
Luxury
United States
Italy
Spain
France
Canada
Greece
Croatia / Hrvatska
Portugal
Cuba
Bermuda
River
Germany
United States
France
Austria
Netherlands
Slovak Republic / Slovakia
Hungary
Portugal
Spain
Bulgaria


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
JR Suite
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
7 Cabins
8 Cabins
9 Cabins
10 Cabins
Luxury
1 Cabin
2 Cabins
3 Cabins
5 Cabins
River
1 Cabin
2 Cabins
3 Cabins
4 Cabins
5 Cabins
8 Cabins


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


Most Popular Sailing Months Requested
Most requested months for consumer travel.
Contemporary/Premium
June 2018
May 2018
July 2018
August 2018
September 2018
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
March 2019
April 2018
Luxury
July 2018
June 2018
August 2018
November 2018
May 2018
October 2018
September 2018
December 2018
January 2019
February 2019
River
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
September 2018
August 2018
October 2018
April 2018
November 2018
April 2019
October 2019


Requested Travel Insurance
Percentage of consumers indicating they would like to purchase travel insurance.
Contemporary/Premium
No81%
Yes19%
Luxury
No79%
Yes21%
River
No73%
Yes27%


Past Passenger on Line Requested
The percentage of consumers indicating past-passenger status on the cruise line they are requesting
Contemporary/Premium
No43%
Yes57%
Luxury
No64%
Yes36%
River
No93%
Yes7%


Booking Window
The average number of days between the date the cruise was booked and the date it sails.
Contemporary/Premium
189
Luxury
286
River
297



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