Month: October 2015

CruiseCompete Releases October 2015 CruiseTrends™ Reports Data – Insight Into “What is Trending” With Consumers for Ocean and River Cruises

CruiseCompete has released its CruiseTrends™  report for the month of October 2015. 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 October 2015 is detailed below. To see more topics and data, please visit CruiseCompete’s pressroom or click here to see the entire October 2015 report.

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 AmaWaterways for river. More…

Most Popular Cruise Ships
(Based on the total number of quote requests for each ship)
1. Premium/Contemporary: Regal Princess
2. Luxury: Queen Mary 2
3. River: Viking Var (changed from Viking Aegir last month)

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

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, Caribbean 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: Budapest, Hungary

Next in popularity are Miami, Fla. for premium/contemporary, New York, N.Y. for luxury and Amsterdam, The Netherlands 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, St. Barts (changed from Bora Bora, French Polynesia last month)
3. River: Vienna, Austria

Next in popularity are Nassau, Bahamas for premium/contemporary, Bora Bora, French Polynesia for luxury and Passau lower Bavaria Germany 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
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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 5 nights for premium/contemporary, 10 nights for luxury and 7 nights for river.
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Most Popular Sailing Months Requested
(Based on the most requested months)
1. Premium/Contemporary: December 2015
2. Luxury: January 2016 (changed from October 2015 last month)
3. River: October 2015 (changed from September 2015 last month)
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Other data available at the October 2015 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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