“What is trending” with consumers for ocean and river cruises

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CruiseCompete has released its latest CruiseTrends report that provides information on the most popular cruise trends among consumers, including the top ships, lines and travel dates for premium, luxury and river cruising for the month of November 2016.

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 November 2016 is detailed below. To see more topics and data, please visit CruiseCompete’s pressroom or click here to see the entire November 2016 report.


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: America Cruise Lines (changed from Viking River Cruises last month)

In second place is Carnival Cruise Lines for premium/contemporary, Cunard for luxury and Viking River Cruises for river.

Most Popular Cruise Ships

(Based on the total number of quote requests for each ship)

1. Premium/Contemporary: Allure of the Seas (changed from Norwegian Escape last month)
2. Luxury: Queen Mary 2
3. River: America (changed from Emerald Waterways last month)

Next in popularity are Oasis of the Seas for premium/contemporary, Oceania Riviera for luxury and American Queen 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, Caribbean 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, 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: 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 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: December 2016
2. Luxury: November 2016 (changed from December 2016 last month)
3. River: May 2017 (changed from October 2016 last month)