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CruiseCompete CruiseTrends™
September 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
Holland America Line
Celebrity Cruises
MSC Cruises
Disney Cruise Line
Costa Cruise Lines
Un-Cruise Adventures
Luxury
Oceania Cruises
Cunard Line
Viking Ocean Cruises
Seabourn
Azamara Club Cruises
Silversea Cruises
Crystal Cruises
Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Windstar Cruises
PONANT
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
Tauck River Cruising


Most Popular Cruise Ships
Ranked by the total number of quote requests for each ship.
Contemporary/Premium
Harmony of the Seas
Anthem of the Seas
Allure of the Seas
Oasis of the Seas
Regal Princess
Norwegian Bliss
Norwegian Getaway
Norwegian Escape
Symphony of the Seas
Caribbean Princess
Luxury
Queen Mary 2
Oceania Marina
Oceania Riviera
Azamara Journey
Crystal Serenity
Oceania Insignia
Queen Elizabeth
Seabourn Encore
Viking Star
Azamara Pursuit
River
Queen of the Mississippi
Queen of the West
American Duchess
America
American Queen
AmaCerto
Crystal Mozart
Zambezi Queen
AmaSerena
Delfin III


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
South Pacific/Australia/New Zealand
Asia/Far East
Scandinavia
Russia/Central Asia
Luxury
Europe
Mediterranean
Caribbean
North America
South Pacific/Australia/New Zealand
Asia/Far East
South America
Scandinavia
Africa
Russia/Central Asia
River
Europe
North America
Asia/Far East
Mediterranean
Russia/Central Asia
South America
Africa
Middle East


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
New York
Cape Liberty
Galveston
Seattle
Tampa
Barcelona
Luxury
New York
Miami
Civitavecchia
Barcelona
Venice
Piraeus
Vancouver
Papeete
Lisbon
San Juan
River
Amsterdam
New Orleans
Budapest
Memphis
Portland
Paris
Basel
St Louis
Lisbon
Vienna


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
St Thomas
Costa Maya
Grand Turk
Labadee
Juneau
Roatan Island
Luxury
Dubrovnik
St Johns
Havana
Kotor
Bora Bora
Livorno
Monte Carlo
Gustavia
Santorini
Corfu
River
Vienna
Cologne
Natchez
Vicksburg
Regensburg
Passau
Baton Rouge
St Francisville
Strasbourg
Breisach


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)
Cayman Islands
Puerto Rico
Jamaica
Honduras
Saint Kitts / Nevis
Luxury
United States
Italy
Greece
Spain
France
Canada
Croatia / Hrvatska
Antigua / Barbuda
Cuba
Portugal
River
Germany
United States
Austria
France
Slovak Republic / Slovakia
Netherlands
Hungary
Portugal
Serbia
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
8 Cabins
7 Cabins
9 Cabins
10 Cabins
Luxury
1 Cabin
2 Cabins
3 Cabins
6 Cabins
10 Cabins
5 Cabins
4 Cabins
7 Cabins
River
1 Cabin
2 Cabins
3 Cabins
6 Cabins
4 Cabins
8 Cabins


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


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


Requested Travel Insurance
Percentage of consumers indicating they would like to purchase travel insurance.
Contemporary/Premium
No82%
Yes18%
Luxury
No78%
Yes22%
River
No71%
Yes29%


Past Passenger on Line Requested
The percentage of consumers indicating past-passenger status on the cruise line they are requesting
Contemporary/Premium
No41%
Yes59%
Luxury
No68%
Yes32%
River
No89%
Yes11%


Booking Window
The average number of days between the date the cruise was booked and the date it sails.
Contemporary/Premium
172
Luxury
269
River
291



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