Most Popular Lines, Ships, Ports & Cabins: CruiseCompete June Trends

Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw

Everybody wants a balcony.

CruiseCompete has released its CruiseTrends report for June 2018. 

The company mines data each month 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.

Here are some highlights from the June report:

Most Popular Cruise Lines 
(Based on 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: American Cruise Lines

In second place is Carnival Cruise Lines for premium/contemporary, Cunard Line 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: Harmony of the Seas
2. Luxury: Queen Mary 2
3. River: Queen of the Mississippi

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: Europe
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: Miami, Fla.
2. Luxury: New York, New York
3. River: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Next in popularity are Fort Lauderdale, Fla. for premium/contemporary, Miami, Fla. 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: Livorno, Italy
3. River: Cologne, Germany

Next in popularity are Nassau, Bahamas for premium/contemporary Monte Carlo, Monaco 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, Italy for luxury and United States 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

Most Popular Sailing Months Requested 
(Based on the most requested months)
1. Premium/Contemporary: July 2018
2. Luxury: August 2018
3. River: July 2018 

Booking Window 

The average number of days between the date the cruise was booked and the date it sails.

  1. Contemporary/Premium - 175
  2. Luxury - 270
  3. River - 189
Bruce Parkinson

Bruce Parkinson Editor-in-Chief

An observer and analyst of the Canadian and international travel industries for over 25 years, Bruce uses the pre-dawn hours to prepare a daily news and information package to keep industry members up to date.




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