CruiseCompete recently released its CruiseTrends and Cruise Index reports which is calculated based on the average daily per-passenger (double occupancy) cost for the lowest-priced ocean view cabin category on a seven-night cruise on the six largest North American cruise lines.
Here is a summary of their findings:
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
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
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
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
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
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
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