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

Apr 05, 2016

DETROIT, MI – CruiseCompete has released its CruiseTrends report for the month of April 2016.

Cruise experts have 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 April 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: Oasis of the Seas (changed from Allure of the Seas last month)
2. Luxury: Queen Mary 2
3. River: Emerald Waterways Ships

Next in popularity are Allure of the Seas for premium/contemporary, Oceania Riviera for luxury and Scenic Cruises Europe 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 Asia/Far East for river.

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

Next in popularity are Fort Lauderdale, Fla. for premium/contemporary, New York, New York 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: Dubrovnik, Croatia (changed from Bora, Bora, French Polynesia last month)
3. River: Cologne, Germany (changed from Vienna, Austria last month)

Next in popularity are Nassau, Bahamas for premium/contemporary, Monte Carlo, Monaco for luxury and Vienna, Austria 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
3. River: Germany

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

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

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 4 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: May 2016 (changed from March 2016 last month)
2. Luxury: May 2016 (changed from July 2016 last month)
3. River: July 2016 (changed from May 2016 last month)

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



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