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Monday, January 2, 2017

CruiseCompetes latest CruiseTrends Reports on winter destinations

(News Release)

Warm-Weather Destinations of Caribbean, Mexico, USVI See Surge in Popularity Heading Into Winter Months

“What is Trending” With Consumers for Ocean and River Cruises


DETROIT – CruiseCompete has released its CruiseTrends™  report for the month of December 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 December 2016 is detailed below. To see more topics and data, please visit CruiseCompete’s pressroom or click here to see the entire December 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: Royal Caribbean International
2. Luxury: Oceania Cruises
3. River: Viking River Cruises (changed from America Cruise Lines last month)

In second place is Carnival Cruise Lines 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: Norwegian Escape (changed from Allure of the Seas last month)
2. Luxury: Queen Mary 2
3. River: Emerald Waterways Ships (changed from America last month)

Next in popularity are Allure of the Seas for premium/contemporary, Oceania Riviera for luxury and America for river.  More…

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

Next in popularity are North America for premium/contemporary, Europe 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: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
2. Luxury: Miami, Fla.
3. River: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Next in popularity are Miami, Fla. for premium/contemporary, New York, N.Y. for luxury and Budapest, Hungary 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: Cozumel, Mexico
2. Luxury: Gustavia, Saint Barthélemy
3. River: Cologne, Germany

Next in popularity are Nassau, Bahamas for premium/contemporary, Cartagena, Colombia 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
3. River: Germany

Second are Bahamas for premium/contemporary, Spain 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: Balcony
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 4 nights for premium/contemporary, 10 nights for luxury and 7 nights for river.
More…

Most Popular Sailing Months Requested
(Based on the most requested months)
1. Premium/Contemporary: December 2016
2. Luxury: December 2016 (changed from November 2016 last month)
3. River: July 2017 (changed from May 2016 last month)
More…

Other data available at the December 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: http://www.cruisecompete.com/cruise_trends.php.


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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CruiseCompete CruiseTrends™ offers monthly stats for an inside look at consumer trends and what consumers want in cruise vacations.

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