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CruiseCompete CruiseTrends™
December 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

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
Princess Cruise Tours
Luxury
Oceania Cruises
Cunard Line
Crystal Cruises
Seabourn
Azamara Club Cruises
Viking Ocean Cruises
Silversea Cruises
Windstar Cruises
Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Star Clippers
River
Viking River Cruises
American Cruise Lines
AmaWaterways
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
American Queen Steamboat Company
Avalon Waterways
Scenic
Imperial River Cruises
Tauck River Cruising
Amadeus River Cruises

Most Popular Cruise Ships
Ranked by the total number of quote requests for each ship.

Premium
Harmony of the Seas
Regal Princess
Symphony of the Seas
Norwegian Escape
Allure of the Seas
Anthem of the Seas
Oasis of the Seas
Mariner of the Seas
Celebrity Equinox
Royal Princess
Luxury
Queen Mary 2
Crystal Symphony
Oceania Riviera
Oceania Sirena
Oceania Marina
Oceania Nautica
Crystal Serenity
Azamara Journey
Azamara Pursuit
Azamara Quest
River
American Queen
Queen of the Mississippi
Viking Delling
American Duchess
Avalon Tapestry II
Queen of the West
River Beatrice
AmaDante
AmaKristina
America

Most Popular Cruise Regions
Ranked by the total number of quote requests for each region.

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

Most Popular Cruise Departure Ports
Ranked by the total number of quote requests for each departure port.

Premium
Fort Lauderdale
Miami
Port Canaveral
Los Angeles
New York
Galveston
Tampa
San Juan
Seattle
Cape Liberty
Luxury
Miami
New York
Civitavecchia
Barcelona
Papeete
Venice
Lisbon
Bridgetown
Piraeus
Sydney
River
Amsterdam
Budapest
Memphis
Basel
New Orleans
Paris
Nuremberg
Avignon
Bordeaux
Passau

Most Popular Cruise Ports Visited
Ranked by the total number of quote requests for each port visited during cruise itineraries. (Excludes departure ports).

Premium
Cozumel
Nassau
Costa Maya
San Juan
St Thomas
Philipsburg
Cococay
George Town
Grand Turk
Key West
Luxury
Bora Bora
Gustavia
Moorea
Havana
St Georges
Castries
Monte Carlo
Cartagena
Philipsburg
Cienfuegos
River
Vienna
Cologne
Koblenz
Passau
Regensburg
Strasbourg
Breisach
Linz
Melk
Bamberg

Most Popular Countries Visited
Ranked by the total number of quote requests for each country visited during cruise itineraries. (Excludes countries of departure).

Premium
Mexico
Bahamas
United States
Netherlands Antilles
Virgin Islands (US)
Cayman Islands
Puerto Rico
Jamaica
Honduras
Saint Kitts / Nevis
Luxury
United States
Italy
Spain
Bermuda
Canada
French Polynesia
Greece
Portugal
Saint Lucia
Netherlands Antilles
River
Germany
France
Austria
United States
Netherlands
Slovak Republic / Slovakia
Cambodia
Hungary
Russia
Viet Nam

Most Popular Cabin Types
Ranked by the total number of quote requests for each cabin type.

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.

Premium
1 Cabin
2 Cabins
3 Cabins
4 Cabins
5 Cabins
6 Cabins
8 Cabins
7 Cabins
10 Cabins
20 Cabins
Luxury
1 Cabin
2 Cabins
3 Cabins
4 Cabins
10 Cabins
5 Cabins
River
1 Cabin
2 Cabins
3 Cabins
18 Cabins
4 Cabins
5 Cabins

Most Popular Cruise Itinerary Lengths
Most requested itinerary lengths.

Premium
7 Nights
5 Nights
4 Nights
10 Nights
14 Nights
3 Nights
8 Nights
11 Nights
12 Nights
15 Nights
Luxury
7 Nights
10 Nights
14 Nights
12 Nights
16 Nights
15 Nights
11 Nights
18 Nights
8 Nights
13 Nights
River
7 Nights
14 Nights
8 Nights
10 Nights
9 Nights
12 Nights
13 Nights
11 Nights
4 Nights
19 Nights

Most Popular Sailing Months Requested
Most requested months for consumer travel.

Premium
December 2018
January 2019
February 2019
March 2019
April 2019
June 2019
May 2019
November 2018
July 2019
August 2019
Luxury
December 2018
January 2019
March 2019
May 2019
November 2019
August 2019
February 2019
October 2019
April 2019
June 2019
River
March 2019
May 2019
April 2019
August 2019
December 2018
October 2019
September 2019
July 2019
June 2019
November 2019

Requested Travel Insurance
Percentage of consumers indicating they would like to purchase travel insurance.

Premium
No 85%
Yes 15%
Luxury
No 81%
Yes 19%
River
No 66%
Yes 34%

Past Passenger on Line Requested
The percentage of consumers indicating past-passenger status on the cruise line they are requesting.

Premium
No 45%
Yes 55%
Luxury
No 65%
Yes 35%
River
No 89%
Yes 11%

Booking Window
The average number of days between the date the cruise was booked and the date it sails.

Premium
151
Luxury
271
River
283

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