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CruiseCompete Releases May 2016 CruiseTrends™ Reports Data - Insight Into “What is Trending” With Consumers for Ocean and River Cruises

Caribbean Most Popular Cruise Destination This Month for Contemporary / Premium Lines with Europe Most Popular for Luxury & River Cruises

DETROIT (May 3, 2016) – CruiseCompete has released its CruiseTrends™ report for the month of May 2016. This report is sponsored by © EyeforTravel Ltd.

We have mined our wealth of data to provide information on the most popular cruise trends among consumers, including the top ships, lines and travel dates for premium, luxury and river cruising.

The CruiseTrends™ report for May 2016 is detailed below. To see more topics and data, please visit CruiseCompete’s pressroom or click here to see the entire May 2016 report.

Most Popular Cruise Lines
(Based on the total number of quote requests for each cruise line in the given month)
1. Premium/Contemporary: Carnival Cruise Lines
2. Luxury: Oceania Cruises
3. River: Viking River Cruises

In second place is Royal Caribbean International for premium/contemporary, Cunard for luxury and American Cruise Lines for river. More…
Most Popular Cruise Ships
(Based on the total number of quote requests for each ship)
1. Premium/Contemporary: Oasis of the Seas
2. Luxury: Queen Mary 2
3. River: Viking Ingvi (changed from Emerald Waterways Ships last month)

Next in popularity are Norwegian Escape for premium/contemporary, Crystal Serenity for luxury and Scenic Cruises Europe for river. More…

Most Popular Cruise Regions
(Based on the total number of quote requests for each region)
1. Premium/Contemporary: Caribbean
2. Luxury: Europe
3. River: Europe

Next in popularity are North America for premium/contemporary, Mediterranean for luxury and North America for river. More…

Most Popular Cruise Departure Ports
(Based on the total number of quote requests for each departure port)
1. Premium/Contemporary: Miami, Fla. (changed from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. last month)
2. Luxury: New York, N.Y. (changed from Miami, Fla. last month)
3. River: Budapest, Hungary (changed from Amsterdam, The Netherlands last month)

Next in popularity are Fort Lauderdale, Fla. for premium/contemporary, Miami, Fla. for luxury and Amsterdam, The Netherlands for river. More…

Most Popular Cruise Ports Visited
(Based on the total number of quote requests for each port visited during cruise itineraries, excluding departure ports)
1. Premium/Contemporary: Nassau, Bahamas (changed from Cozumel, Mexico last month)
2. Luxury: Bora, Bora, French Polynesia (changed from Dubrovnik, Croatia last month)
3. River: Cologne, Germany

Next in popularity are Cozumel, Mexico for premium/contemporary, Kotor, Montenegro for luxury and Vienna, Austria for river. More…

Most Popular Countries Visited
(Based on the total number of quote requests for each country visited during cruise itineraries, excluding countries of departure)
1. Premium/Contemporary: Mexico
2. Luxury: United States (changed from Italy last month)
3. River: Germany
Second are Bahamas for premium/contemporary, Italy for luxury and Austria for river. More…

Most Popular Cabin Types
(Based on the total number of quote requests for each cabin type)
1. Premium/Contemporary: Balcony
2. Luxury: Balcony
3. River: Outside (changed from balcony last month)
More…

Number of Cabins Requested
(Based on most popular number of cabins per request)
1. Premium/Contemporary: 1
2. Luxury: 1
3. River: 1

Second are 2 cabins for premium/contemporary, 2 cabins for luxury and 2 cabins for river. More…

Most Popular Cruise Itinerary Lengths
(Based on most requested itinerary lengths)
1. Premium/Contemporary: 7 nights
2. Luxury: 7 nights
3. River: 8 nights

Second are 5 nights for premium/contemporary, 10 nights for luxury and 15 nights for river.
More…

Most Popular Sailing Months Requested
(Based on the most requested months)
1. Premium/Contemporary: May 2016 (changed from March 2016 last month)
2. Luxury: July 2016 (changed from May 2016 last month)
3. River: July 2016
More…

Other data available at the May 2016 CruiseTrends™ report:
• Number of cabins requested
• Most popular cruise itinerary lengths
• Travel insurance requested
• Cruise line past passenger status requested
• Booking window of time

This cruise trend information is available monthly from CruiseCompete and can be insightful, especially for financial analysts and travel writers. To see 12-months’ of cruise trend data, please click here: Cruise Trends.

For purposes of the CruiseTrends™ report, cruise lines recognized as premium or contemporary are grouped together as premium/contemporary. The CruiseCompete CruiseTrends™ report is sponsored by © EyeforTravel Ltd.
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