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CruiseCompete CruiseTrends™
2016 Annual Report

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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 2016.
Contemporary/Premium
Carnival Cruise Lines
Royal Caribbean International
Princess Cruises
Norwegian Cruise Line
Celebrity Cruises
Holland America Line
Disney Cruise Line
MSC Cruises
Costa Cruise Lines
Viking Ocean Cruises
Luxury
Oceania Cruises
Cunard Line
Crystal Cruises
Seabourn
Azamara Club Cruises
Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Silversea Cruises
Windstar Cruises
Star Clippers
Paul Gauguin Cruises
River
Viking River Cruises
American Cruise Lines
AmaWaterways
Avalon Waterways
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
Scenic
American Queen Steamboat Company
Emerald Waterways
World Quest Cruises
Imperial River Cruises


Most Popular Cruise Ships
Ranked by the total number of quote requests for each ship.
Contemporary/Premium
Allure of the Seas
Oasis of the Seas
Norwegian Escape
Regal Princess
Anthem of the Seas
Norwegian Breakaway
Carnival Imagination
Ruby Princess
Freedom of the Seas
Majesty of the Seas
Luxury
Queen Mary 2
Oceania Riviera
Oceania Marina
Crystal Serenity
Azamara Journey
Queen Victoria
Azamara Quest
Oceania Regatta
Crystal Symphony
Oceania Sirena
River
Emerald Waterways Ships
Queen of the Mississippi
Scenic Cruises Europe
American Queen
America
Avalon Siem Reap
MS AmaCerto
Ganges Voyager II
Viking Mani
MS AmaSerena


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


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
New York
Seattle
New Orleans
Vancouver
Cape Liberty
Luxury
Miami
New York
Southampton
Barcelona
Civitavecchia
Venice
Piraeus
Papeete
San Francisco
Lisbon
River
Amsterdam
Budapest
Basel
Paris
New Orleans
Nuremberg
Prague
Lisbon
Memphis
Bucharest


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
Philipsburg
St Thomas
San Juan
Grand Turk
Juneau
Ketchikan
Skagway
Labadee
Luxury
Gustavia
Bora Bora
Kotor
Cartagena
Corfu
Dubrovnik
Santorini
Monte Carlo
St Johns
Mykonos
River
Cologne
Vienna
Passau
Regensburg
Rudesheim
Breisach
Strasbourg
Koblenz
Kinderdijk
Nuremberg


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
Jamaica
Puerto Rico
Turks / Caicos Islands
Canada
Luxury
United States
Italy
Greece
Spain
France
Canada
Mexico
Croatia / Hrvatska
Saint Barthelemy
Portugal
River
Germany
Austria
France
Netherlands
United States
Slovak Republic / Slovakia
Hungary
Bulgaria
Cambodia
Serbia


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
10 Cabins
9 Cabins
Luxury
1 Cabin
2 Cabins
3 Cabins
4 Cabins
5 Cabins
8 Cabins
6 Cabins
20 Cabins
9 Cabins
7 Cabins
River
1 Cabin
2 Cabins
3 Cabins
4 Cabins
5 Cabins
6 Cabins
8 Cabins
10 Cabins
7 Cabins
17 Cabins


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


Most Popular Sailing Months Requested
Most requested months for consumer travel.
Contemporary/Premium
December 2016
July 2016
August 2016
January 2017
November 2016
June 2016
March 2016
October 2016
May 2016
September 2016
Luxury
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
July 2016
August 2016
October 2016
September 2016
February 2017
March 2017
June 2016
River
September 2016
October 2016
July 2016
August 2016
April 2017
May 2017
July 2017
November 2016
September 2017
June 2016


Requested Travel Insurance
Percentage of consumers indicating they would like to purchase travel insurance.
Contemporary/Premium
No80%
Yes20%
Luxury
No77%
Yes23%
River
No72%
Yes28%


Past Passenger on Line Requested
The percentage of consumers indicating past-passenger status on the cruise line they are requesting
Contemporary/Premium
No52%
Yes48%
Luxury
No72%
Yes28%
River
No92%
Yes8%


Booking Window
The average number of days between the date the cruise was booked and the date it sails.
Contemporary/Premium
158
Luxury
216
River
255



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