Cruise Trends report names most popular

6th Apr 2011
Cruise Trends report names most popular

CruiseCompete has mined its wealth of cruise data to report trends in consumer behavior and purchase decisions for cruise vacations. This valuable information and statistics are available in its monthly CruiseTrends™  Report .

CruiseTrends™ reports are compiled based on actual but anonymous consumer quote requests by consumers on the highly acclaimed CruiseCompete website where travel agents compete to offer the best deal for consumer cruise business.

The following comprises a sampling of trends for February 2011. To see more topics and data, please visit CruiseCompete’s Press Room or click on February 2011 CruiseTrends™ Report .

NEW *****Most Popular Cruise Regions
(Ranked by the total number of quote requests for each region)

1.      Premium:  Caribbean
2.      Luxury:  Europe
3.      River:  Europe


NEW *****Most Popular Cruise Departure Ports
(Ranked by the total number of quote requests for each departure port)

1.      Premium:  Fort Lauderdale
2.      Luxury:  Venice
3.      River:  Amsterdam

NEW *****Most Popular Cruise Ports Visited
(Ranked by the total number of quote requests for each port visited during cruise itineraries, excluding departure ports)

1.      Premium: Nassau
2.      Luxury:  Santorini
3.      River: Vienna

NEW *****Most Popular Countries Visited
(Ranked by the total number of quote requests for each country visited during cruise itineraries, excluding countries of departure)

1.      Premium:  Bahamas
2.      Luxury:  Greece
3.      River:  Germany

Most Popular Cruise Lines
(Ranked by the total number of quote requests for each particular line in the given month)

1.      Premium:  Carnival Cruise Line
2.      Luxury: Oceania Cruises (overtaking Cunard Line in January)
3.      River Cruises: AmaWaterways (surpassing Viking River Cruises in January)

In second place are Royal Caribbean International for premium, Cunard Line for luxury and Viking River for river cruises (down from first place in January). More…

Most Popular Cruise Ships
(Ranked by the total number of quote requests for each ship)

1.      Premium:  Allure of the Seas
2.      Luxury:  Queen Mary 2
3.      River: MS AmaLyra (surpassing January’s MS AmaDolce)

Next in popularity are Carnival Dream for premium, Oceania Marina for luxury (replacing the Queen Victoria), and the ms AmaLegro for river (replacing the River Beatrice). More…

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

4.      Premium:  Inside Cabin
5.      Luxury: Balcony Cabin
6.      River: Outside Cabin

Hottest Months for Cruising
(Ranked by the most requested months for consumer travel)

1.      Premium:  March
2.      Luxury:  July (changed from May in January)
3.      River:  July (changed from April in January)

Other interesting data available at the February 2011 CruiseTrends™ Report .
•        Number of cabins requested
•        Most popular cruise itinerary lengths
•        Most popular sailing months requested
•        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 travel writers. To see a full year of cruise trend data, please click here:


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