Hot off the Presses! CruiseCompete has just released September 2013 CruiseTrends™ Reports on consumer cruise trends for ocean and river. If you are planning to take a cruise, make sure to check out this data to make an informed decision on where to travel!
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"We have mined our wealth of data to give you what's most popular among consumers, including the top ships, lines and travel dates for premium, luxury and river cruising."
The CruiseTrends™ report for September 2013 is detailed below. To see more topics and data, please visit CruiseCompete and click here to see the entire September 2013 report.
The CruiseCompete Cruise Index™ for September 2013 was 150, the same as August 2013, and four points higher than September 2012. Regional pricing indices saw an increase in all regions except the Caribbean, which remained the same, and Mexico, which dropped slightly.
The CruiseCompete Cruise Index ™ is calculated based on the average daily per-passenger (double occupancy) cost for the lowest-priced oceanview cabin category on a seven-night cruise on the six largest North American cruise lines. See details and indices by region and Monthly Historical Cruise Prices.
Most Popular Cruise Lines
(Based on the total number of quote requests for each cruise line in the given month)
1. Premium/Contemporary: Carnival Cruises
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. More…
Most Popular Cruise Ships
(Based on the total number of quote requests for each ship)
1. Premium/Contemporary: Allure of the Seas (changed from Oasis of the Seas last month)
2. Luxury: Queen Mary 2
3. River: AmaCello of AmaWaterways
Next in popularity are Oasis of the Seas for premium/contemporary, Oceania Riviera for luxury and the AmaDolce of AmaWaterways for river. More…
Most Popular Cruise Regions
(Based on the total number of quote requests for each region)
1. Premium/Contemporary: Caribbean
2. Luxury: Mediterranean (Changed from Europe last month)
3. River: Europe
Next in popularity are North America for premium/contemporary, Europe for luxury and Asia/Far East 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 (changed from Southampton, U.K., last month)
3. River: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Next in popularity are Port Canaveral, Fla., for premium/contemporary and New York, N.Y., for luxury and Budapest, Hungary, 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: Nassau, Bahamas
2. Luxury: Gustavia, St. Barts (changed from Livorno, Italy, last month)
3. River: Cologne, Germany
Next in popularity are Cozumel, Mexico, for premium/contemporary, Kusadasi, Turkey, for luxury and Vienna, Austria, 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: Bahamas
2. Luxury: Greece
3. River: Germany
Second are Mexico for premium/contemporary, Italy for luxury and France for river. More…
Most Popular Cabin Types
(Based on the total number of quote requests for each cabin type)
1. Premium/Contemporary: Balcony (changed from Inside last month)
2. Luxury: Balcony
3. River: Balcony
Most Popular Sailing Months Requested
(Based on the most requested months)
1. Premium/Contemporary: December 2013 (changed from August 2013 last month)
2. Luxury: December 2013 (changed from August 2013 last month)
3. River: August 2014 (changed from May 2014 last month)
Other data available at the September 2013 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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