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CruiseCompete CruiseTrends™
2017 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 2017.
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
Seabourn
Azamara Club Cruises
Crystal Cruises
Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Silversea Cruises
Windstar Cruises
Star Clippers
Paul Gauguin Cruises
River
American Cruise Lines
Viking River Cruises
AmaWaterways
Avalon Waterways
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
American Queen Steamboat Company
Scenic
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
Oasis of the Seas
Allure of the Seas
Harmony of the Seas
Anthem of the Seas
Norwegian Breakaway
Norwegian Escape
Regal Princess
Ruby Princess
Celebrity Equinox
Liberty of the Seas
Luxury
Queen Mary 2
Oceania Riviera
Azamara Quest
Oceania Marina
Oceania Sirena
Oceania Insignia
Crystal Serenity
Azamara Journey
Queen Victoria
Crystal Symphony
River
Queen of the Mississippi
America
S.S. Maria Theresa
American Queen
American Duchess
Emerald Waterways Ships
Avalon Siem Reap
Queen of the West
American Pride
MS AmaKristina


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
Europe
Caribbean
Mediterranean
North America
South Pacific/Australia/New Zealand
South America
Asia/Far East
Central America
Scandinavia
Africa
River
Europe
North America
Asia/Far East
Mediterranean
Russia/Central Asia
Africa
Middle East
South America
Scandinavia
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
Galveston
Los Angeles
New York
Seattle
Cape Liberty
Tampa
Vancouver
Luxury
Miami
New York
Southampton
Barcelona
Civitavecchia
Piraeus
Venice
Papeete
Lisbon
Bridgetown
River
Amsterdam
Budapest
New Orleans
Basel
Paris
Memphis
Nuremberg
Portland
St Louis
Munich


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
Labadee
St Thomas
Grand Turk
Juneau
Ketchikan
Costa Maya
Luxury
Gustavia
Bora Bora
Livorno
St Georges
Kotor
Monte Carlo
St Johns
Cartagena
Dubrovnik
Moorea
River
Vienna
Cologne
Passau
Regensburg
Breisach
Strasbourg
Koblenz
Bratislava
Rudesheim
Linz


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
Haiti
Canada
Luxury
United States
Italy
Spain
France
Greece
Canada
Portugal
Antigua / Barbuda
Croatia / Hrvatska
United Kingdom
River
Germany
Austria
France
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
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
10 Cabins
7 Cabins
9 Cabins
Luxury
1 Cabin
2 Cabins
3 Cabins
4 Cabins
5 Cabins
10 Cabins
20 Cabins
6 Cabins
8 Cabins
9 Cabins
River
1 Cabin
2 Cabins
3 Cabins
4 Cabins
5 Cabins
6 Cabins
10 Cabins
20 Cabins
7 Cabins
8 Cabins


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


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


Requested Travel Insurance
Percentage of consumers indicating they would like to purchase travel insurance.
Contemporary/Premium
No81%
Yes19%
Luxury
No80%
Yes20%
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
No48%
Yes52%
Luxury
No67%
Yes33%
River
No93%
Yes7%


Booking Window
The average number of days between the date the cruise was booked and the date it sails.
Contemporary/Premium
170
Luxury
246
River
257



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