CruiseTrends: What is trending with consumers for ocean and river cruises

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DETROIT, MI – CruiseTrends report for the month of March 2016 has been released.

Cruise experts mined the 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 March 2016 is detailed below.

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.

Most Popular Cruise Ships
(Based on the total number of quote requests for each ship)

1. Premium/Contemporary: Allure of the Seas (changed from Regal Princess last month)
2. Luxury: Queen Mary 2 (changed from Oceania Riviera last month)
3. River: Emerald Waterways Ships

Next in popularity are Regal Princess for premium/contemporary, MS Paul Gauguin for luxury and Queen of the Mississippi for river.

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.

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: Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia (Changed from Miami, Fla. last month)
3. River: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Next in popularity are Miami, Fla. for premium/contemporary, Miami, Fla. for luxury and Budapest, Hungary for river.

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: Bora, Bora, French Polynesia (changed from Gustavia, St. Bart’s last month)
3. River: Vienna, Austria

Next in popularity are Nassau, Bahamas for premium/contemporary, Moorea, French Polynesia for luxury and Cologne, Germany for river.

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: Italy (changed from United States last month)
3. River: Germany

Second are Bahamas for premium/contemporary, United States for luxury and Austria for river.

Most Popular Cabin Types
(Based on the total number of quote requests for each cabin type)

1. Premium/Contemporary: Balcony (changed from Inside last month)
2. Luxury: Balcony
3. River: Balcony

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.

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 7 nights for river.

Most Popular Sailing Months Requested
(Based on the most requested months)

1. Premium/Contemporary: March 2016
2. Luxury: June 2016 (changed from July 2016 last month)
3. River: May 2016 (changed from June 2016 last month)