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December 2016 CruiseTrends report released

CruiseCompete has released its CruiseTrends report for the month of December 2016.

CruiseCompete has released its CruiseTrends report for the month of December 2016.

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 December 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
2. Luxury: Oceania Cruises
3. River: Viking River Cruises (changed from America Cruise Lines last month)

In second place is Carnival Cruise Lines 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: Norwegian Escape (changed from Allure of the Seas last month)
2. Luxury: Queen Mary 2
3. River: Emerald Waterways Ships (changed from America last month)

Next in popularity are Allure 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: Caribbean (changed from Europe last month)
3. River: Europe

Next in popularity are North America for premium/contemporary, Europe 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: 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
2. Luxury: Gustavia, Saint Barthélemy
3. River: Cologne, Germany

Next in popularity are Nassau, Bahamas for premium/contemporary, Cartagena, Colombia 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, Spain 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: 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 4 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: December 2016
2. Luxury: December 2016 (changed from November 2016 last month)
3. River: July 2017 (changed from May 2016 last month)