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

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DETROIT, MI – CruiseTrends report for the month of September 2016 was released today.

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 September 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: Royal Caribbean International (changed from Carnival Cruise Lines last month)
2. Luxury: Oceania Cruises
3. River: Viking River Cruises

In second place is Carnival Cruise Lines for premium/contemporary, Cunard for luxury and AmaWaterways for river.

Most Popular Cruise Ships

(Based on the total number of quote requests for each ship)

1. Premium/Contemporary: Anthem of the Seas (changed from Oasis of the Seas last month)
2. Luxury: Queen Mary 2 (changed from Oceania Riviera last month)
3. River: Scenic Cruises Europe (changed from Queen of the Mississippi last month)

Next in popularity are Oasis of the Seas for premium/contemporary, Oceania Riviera for luxury and America 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. (changed from Miami, Fla. last month)
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.

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 (changed from Nassau, Bahamas last month)
2. Luxury: Gustavia, Saint Barthélemy
3. River: Vienna, Austria (changed from Cologne, Germany last month)

Next in popularity are Nassau, Bahamas for premium/contemporary, Kotor, Montenegro 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: United States
3. River: Germany

Second are Bahamas for premium/contemporary, Italy 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
2. Luxury: Balcony
3. River: Outside (changed from Balcony last month)

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 15 nights for river.

Most Popular Sailing Months Requested

(Based on the most requested months)

1. Premium/Contemporary: December 2016 (changed from August 2016 last month)
2. Luxury: November 2016
3. River: October 2016 (changed from September 2016 last month)