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CruiseCompete CruiseTrends™
2018 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 2018

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
Silversea Cruises
Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Windstar Cruises
Viking Ocean Cruises
Star Clippers
River
American Cruise Lines
Viking River Cruises
AmaWaterways
Avalon Waterways
American Queen Steamboat Company
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
Scenic
Amadeus River Cruises
Emerald Waterways
Imperial River Cruises

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

Premium
Harmony of the Seas
Allure of the Seas
Oasis of the Seas
Anthem of the Seas
Norwegian Escape
Regal Princess
Symphony of the Seas
Celebrity Equinox
Caribbean Princess
Norwegian Getaway
Luxury
Queen Mary 2
Oceania Riviera
Oceania Marina
Azamara Journey
Crystal Symphony
Oceania Sirena
Oceania Insignia
Oceania Regatta
Crystal Serenity
Azamara Pursuit
River
Queen of the Mississippi
America
American Queen
American Duchess
Queen of the West
American Empress
American Pride
AmaCerto
American Song
AmaViola

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

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

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

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
San Juan
Philipsburg
Costa Maya
St Thomas
Juneau
Labadee
Ketchikan
Grand Turk
Luxury
Havana
Gustavia
Bora Bora
Livorno
Dubrovnik
St Georges
Monte Carlo
Cartagena
Kotor
Ketchikan
River
Vienna
Cologne
Passau
Regensburg
Koblenz
Strasbourg
Baton Rouge
Breisach
Natchez
Vicksburg

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
Canada
Luxury
United States
Italy
Spain
Greece
France
Canada
Portugal
Cuba
Saint Lucia
Croatia / Hrvatska
River
Germany
United States
Austria
France
Netherlands
Slovak Republic / Slovakia
Hungary
Serbia
Bulgaria
Portugal

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

Most Popular Cruise Itinerary Lengths
Most requested itinerary lengths.

Premium
7 Nights
5 Nights
4 Nights
14 Nights
10 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
9 Nights
15 Nights
18 Nights
River
7 Nights
8 Nights
10 Nights
14 Nights
9 Nights
12 Nights
4 Nights
11 Nights
13 Nights
6 Nights

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

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

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

No 83%
Yes 17%
No 79%
Yes 21%
No 70%
Yes 30%

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

No 43%
Yes 57%
No 64%
Yes 36%
No 91%
Yes 9%

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

Premium
177
Luxury
265
River
288

We hope you'll find this information on cruise trends useful. For any questions, suggestions, or to request an interview:

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