Caribbean Most Popular Booking Destination for Premium Cruise Lines

2014-07-03
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  • Travel Industry Wire CruiseCompete Releases July 2014 CruiseTrends™ Reports Data

     CruiseCompete has released its CruiseTrends™  report for the month of July 2014. This report is sponsored by © EyeforTravel Ltd.

    We have mined our wealth of data to give you what's most popular trends among consumers, including the top ships, lines and travel dates for premium, luxury and river cruising.

    The CruiseTrends™ report for July 2014 is detailed below. To see more topics and data, please visit CruiseCompete’s Press Room or click here to see the entire July 2014 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 Line for luxury and Avalon Waterways for river. 

    Most Popular Cruise Ships 
    (Based on the total number of quote requests for each ship)
    1. Premium/Contemporary: Caribbean Princess
    2. Luxury: Oceania Marina (was Queen Mary 2 last month)
    3. River: Scenic Cruises Europe (was Emerald Waterways Ships last month)

    Next in popularity are Oasis of the Seas for premium/contemporary, Queen Mary 2 for luxury and the Emerald Waterways Ships for river. 

    Most Popular Cruise Regions 
    (Based on the total number of quote requests for each region)
    1. Premium/Contemporary: Caribbean
    2. Luxury: Europe (was Mediterranean last month)
    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.
    2. Luxury: Istanbul, Turkey
    3. River: Amsterdam, the Netherlands

    Next in popularity are Miami, Fla., for premium/contemporary, Southampton, U.K., 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: Kusadasi, Turkey (was Santorini, Greece last month)
    3. River: Vienna, Austria

    Next in popularity are Nassau, Bahamas, for premium/contemporary, Santorini, Greece, for luxury and Regensburg, 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: Bahamas
    2. Luxury: Greece
    3. River: Germany

    Second are Mexico for premium/contemporary, United States 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 (was Inside last month)
    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 15 nights for river. 

    Most Popular Sailing Months Requested 
    (Based on the most requested months)
    1. Premium/Contemporary: July 2014 (was June 2014 last month)
    2. Luxury: August 2014
    3. River: September 2014 (was May 2015 last month)

    Other data available at the July 2014 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.


    Logos, product and company names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

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