August 2016 CruiseTrends report released

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DETROIT, MI – CruiseTrends report for the month of August 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 August 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
2. Luxury: Oceania Riviera (changed from Queen Mary 2 last month)
3. River: Queen of the Mississippi (changed from American Queen last month)

Next in popularity are Norwegian Breakaway for premium/contemporary, Queen Mary 2 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: Miami, Fla.
2. Luxury: Miami, Fla.
3. River: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Next in popularity are Fort Lauderdale, 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: Nassau, Bahamas
2. Luxury: Gustavia, Saint Barthélemy (changed from Kotor, Montenegro last month)
3. River: Cologne, Germany (changed from Vienna, Austria last month)

Next in popularity are Cozumel, Mexico for premium/contemporary, Bora, Bora, French Polynesia 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: United States
3. River: Germany

Second are Bahamas for premium/contemporary, Italy 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 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: August 2016 (changed from July 2016 last month)
2. Luxury: November 2016 (changed from July 2016 last month)
3. River: September 2016 (changed from July 2016 last month)