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January 3, 2018

CruiseCompete CruiseTrends™

2017 Annual Report


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CruiseTrends reports are compiled based on actual consumer quote requests and transactions taking place via CruiseCompete.com. Consumers request an average of more than 25,000 cruise quotes per month via CruiseCompete.

Most Popular Cruise Lines
Ranked by the total number of quote requests for each particular line in 2017.
Contemporary/Premium Luxury River
Royal Caribbean International Oceania Cruises American Cruise Lines
Carnival Cruise Lines Cunard Line Viking River Cruises
Norwegian Cruise Line Seabourn AmaWaterways
Princess Cruises Azamara Club Cruises Avalon Waterways
Celebrity Cruises Crystal Cruises Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
Holland America Line Regent Seven Seas Cruises American Queen Steamboat Company
MSC Cruises Silversea Cruises Scenic
Disney Cruise Line Windstar Cruises Amadeus River Cruises
Costa Cruise Lines Star Clippers Emerald Waterways
Viking Ocean Cruises Paul Gauguin Cruises Imperial River Cruises

Most Popular Cruise Ships
Ranked by the total number of quote requests for each ship.
Contemporary/Premium Luxury River
Oasis of the Seas Queen Mary 2 Queen of the Mississippi
Allure of the Seas Oceania Riviera America
Harmony of the Seas Azamara Quest S.S. Maria Theresa
Anthem of the Seas Oceania Marina American Queen
Norwegian Breakaway Oceania Sirena American Duchess
Norwegian Escape Oceania Insignia Emerald Waterways Ships
Regal Princess Crystal Serenity Avalon Siem Reap
Ruby Princess Azamara Journey Queen of the West
Celebrity Equinox Queen Victoria American Pride
Liberty of the Seas Crystal Symphony MS AmaKristina

Most Popular Cruise Regions
Ranked by the total number of quote requests for each region.
Contemporary/Premium Luxury River
Caribbean Europe Europe
North America Caribbean North America
Europe Mediterranean Asia/Far East
Central America North America Mediterranean
Mediterranean South Pacific/Australia/New Zealand Russia/Central Asia
South America South America Africa
Scandinavia Asia/Far East Middle East
South Pacific/Australia/New Zealand Central America South America
Asia/Far East Scandinavia Scandinavia
Russia/Central Asia Africa Caribbean

Most Popular Cruise Departure Ports
Ranked by the total number of quote requests for each departure port.
Contemporary/Premium Luxury River
Fort Lauderdale Miami Amsterdam
Miami New York Budapest
Port Canaveral Southampton New Orleans
Galveston Barcelona Basel
Los Angeles Civitavecchia Paris
New York Piraeus Memphis
Seattle Venice Nuremberg
Cape Liberty Papeete Portland
Tampa Lisbon St Louis
Vancouver Bridgetown Munich

Most Popular Cruise Ports Visited
Ranked by the total number of quote requests for each port visited during cruise itineraries. (Excludes departure ports).
Contemporary/Premium Luxury River
Cozumel Gustavia Vienna
Nassau Bora Bora Cologne
San Juan Livorno Passau
Philipsburg St Georges Regensburg
Labadee Kotor Breisach
St Thomas Monte Carlo Strasbourg
Grand Turk St Johns Koblenz
Juneau Cartagena Bratislava
Ketchikan Dubrovnik Rudesheim
Costa Maya Moorea Linz

Most Popular Sailing Months Requested
Most requested months for consumer travel.
Contemporary/Premium Luxury River
December 2017 December 2017 September 2017
July 2017 August 2017 July 2017
August 2017 October 2017 October 2017
November 2017 January 2018 August 2017
June 2017 November 2017 May 2017
January 2018 July 2017 June 2017
October 2017 September 2017 December 2017
September 2017 March 2018 April 2018
April 2017 June 2017 May 2018
March 2018 February 2018 November 2017

Requested Travel Insurance
Percentage of consumers indicating they would like to purchase travel insurance.
Contemporary/Premium   Luxury   River  
No 81% No 80% No 72%
Yes 19% Yes 33% 28%

Booking Window
The average number of days between the date the cruise was booked and the date it sails.
Contemporary/Premium Luxury River
170 246 257


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