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What are the latest cruise trends, most popular cruise lines, ships and ports?

CruiseCompete, an online source for cruise information and bookings since 2003, compiled internal data to reveal the most popular cruise trends among consumers, including the top ships, lines and travel dates.

The rankings of most to least popular trends are listed in three categories: Premium, luxury and river cruising.

According to CruiseCompete’s CruiseTrends™ report for June 2015, Carnival Cruise Lines is the most popular contemporary cruise line, Oceania is the most popular luxury cruise line, and Viking River Cruises is the most popular river cruise line.

Meanwhile, the most popular cruise ships are Carnival Fascination, Queen Mary 2 and Queen of the Mississippi.

Check out rankings of the most popular cruise trends below!

Most Popular Cruise Lines

(Based on the total number of quote requests for each cruise line in the given month)

Ranked from most popular (top) to least popular (bottom).

Contemporary/Premium Cruising
1. Carnival Cruise Lines (most popular)
2. Royal Caribbean International
3. Princess Cruises
4. Norwegian Cruise Line
5. Celebrity Cruises
6. Holland America Line
7. Disney Cruise Line
8. MSC Cruises
9. Costa Cruise Lines
10. Un-Cruise Adventures
Luxury Cruising
1. Oceania Cruises (most popular)
2. Cunard Line
3. Silversea Cruises
4. Crystal Cruises
5. Seabourn
6. Regent Seven Seas Cruises
7. Azamara Club Cruises
8. Windstar Cruises
9. Star Clippers
10. Paul Gauguin Cruises
River Cruising
1. Viking River Cruises (most popular)
2. American Cruise Lines
3. Avalon Waterways
4. AmaWaterways
5. Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
6. American Queen Steamboat Company
7. Scenic
8. Emerald Waterways
9. World Quest Cruises
10. Imperial River Cruises




Most Popular Cruise Ships

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

Ranked from most popular (top) to least popular (bottom).

Contemporary/Premium Cruising
1. Carnival Fascination (most popular)
2. Carnival Glory
3. Carnival Sunshine
4. Oasis of the Seas
5. Carnival Fantasy
6. Carnival Valor
7. Carnival Breeze
8. Carnival Victory
9. Carnival Triumph
10. Carnival Dream
Luxury Cruising
1. Queen Mary 2 (most popular)
2. Oceania Marina
3. Oceania Riviera
4. Oceania Regatta
5. Crystal Symphony
6. Oceania Insignia
7. Crystal Serenity
8. Seabourn Odyssey
9. Oceania Nautica
10. Azamara Journey
River Cruising
1. Queen of the Mississippi (most popular)
2. American Queen
3. American Eagle
4. Scenic Cruises Europe
5. Emerald Waterways Ships
6. Avalon Siem Reap
7. MS AmaSonata
8. Century Paragon
9. MS AmaPrima
10. MS AmaSerena




Most Popular Cruise Regions

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

Ranked from most popular (top) to least popular (bottom).

Contemporary/Premium Cruising
Caribbean (most popular cruise region)
North America
Europe
Mediterranean
Central America
South America
Scandinavia
Russia/Central Asia
South Pacific/Australia/New Zealand
Asia/Far East
Luxury Cruising
Europe (most popular cruise region)
Mediterranean
North America
Caribbean
South America
Africa
Asia/Far East
South Pacific/Australia/New Zealand
Scandinavia
Central America
River Cruising
Europe (most popular cruise region)
North America
Asia/Far East
Mediterranean
Russia/Central Asia
Middle East
South America
Africa




Most Popular Cruise Departure Ports

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

Ranked from most popular (top) to least popular (bottom).

Contemporary/Premium Cruising
Miami  (most popular departure port)
Fort Lauderdale
Port Canaveral
Galveston
Los Angeles
Seattle
New York
New Orleans
Vancouver
Cape Liberty
Luxury Cruising
New York (most popular departure port)
Miami
Southampton
Istanbul
Barcelona
Venice
Civitavecchia
Montreal
Cape Town
Papeete
River Cruising
Amsterdam (most popular departure port)
Budapest
New Orleans
Nuremberg
Paris
Beijing
Vienna
Basel
Prague
Berlin

Most Popular Cruise Ports Visited

(Based on the total number of quote requests for each port visited during cruise itineraries, excluding departure ports)

Ranked from most popular (top) to least popular (bottom).

Contemporary/Premium Cruising
Nassau (most popular port visited)
Cozumel
Juneau
Ketchikan
Grand Turk
St Thomas
Skagway
Grand Cayman Island
Half Moon Cay
San Juan
Luxury Cruising
Mykonos (most popular port visited)
Kusadasi
Rhodes
Halifax
Santorini
Gustavia
Cartagena
Livorno
Dubrovnik
Kotor
River Cruising
Vienna (most popular port visited)
Cologne
Regensburg
Passau
Rudesheim
Bratislava
Nuremberg
Strasbourg
Bamberg
Breisach

Most Popular Countries Visited

(Based on the total number of quote requests for each country visited during cruise itineraries, excluding countries of departure)

Ranked from most popular (top) to least popular (bottom).

Contemporary/Premium Cruising
Bahamas (most popular)
Mexico
United States
Virgin Islands (US)
Netherlands Antilles
Cayman Islands
Turks / Caicos Islands
Jamaica
Canada
Italy
Luxury Cruising
Greece (most popular)
United States
Italy
Canada
Spain
France
Turkey
Portugal
Croatia / Hrvatska
Colombia
River Cruising
Germany (most popular)
Austria
France
Slovak Republic / Slovakia
United States
Netherlands
Bulgaria
Hungary
China
Serbia

Most Popular Cabin Types

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

Ranked from most popular (top) to least popular (bottom).

Contemporary/Premium Cruising
Inside (most popular)
Balcony
Outside
JR Suite
Suite
Luxury Cruising
Balcony (most popular)
Outside
Inside
JR Suite
Suite
River Cruising
Balcony (most popular)
Outside
Inside
JR Suite
Suite

Number of Cabins Requested

(Based on most popular number of cabins per request)

Ranked from most popular (top) to least popular (bottom).

Contemporary/Premium Cruising
1 Cabin (most requested)
2 Cabins
3 Cabins
4 Cabins
5 Cabins
6 Cabins
7 Cabins
10 Cabins
8 Cabins
20 Cabins
Luxury Cruising
1 Cabin (most requested)
2 Cabins
3 Cabins
4 Cabins
5 Cabins
River Cruising
1 Cabin (most requested)
2 Cabins
3 Cabins
4 Cabins
6 Cabins

Most Popular Cruise Itinerary Lengths

(Based on most requested itinerary lengths)

Ranked from most popular (top) to least popular (bottom).

Contemporary/Premium Cruising
7 Nights (most popular)
5 Nights
4 Nights
3 Nights
10 Nights
8 Nights
14 Nights
12 Nights
11 Nights
15 Nights
Luxury Cruising
7 Nights (most popular)
10 Nights
14 Nights
8 Nights
12 Nights
11 Nights
16 Nights
18 Nights
9 Nights
20 Nights
River Cruising
8 Nights (most popular)
7 Nights
15 Nights
11 Nights
13 Nights
10 Nights
12 Nights
9 Nights
6 Nights
14 Nights

Most Popular Sailing Months Requested

(Based on the most requested months)

Ranked from most popular (top) to least popular (bottom).

Contemporary/Premium Cruising
July 2015 (most requested month)
June 2015
August 2015
September 2015
October 2015
December 2015
May 2015
November 2015
January 2016
February 2016
Luxury Cruising
August 2015 (most requested month)
July 2015
September 2015
June 2015
October 2015
December 2015
November 2015
January 2016
May 2016
March 2016
River Cruising
October 2015 (most requested month)
August 2015
September 2015
June 2015
July 2015
November 2015
December 2015
April 2016
September 2016
May 2015

Other data available at the June 2015 CruiseTrends™ report:
• Number of cabins requested
• Most popular cruise itinerary lengths
• Travel insurance requested
• Cruise line past passenger status requested
• Booking window of time


The cruise trend information above is available monthly from CruiseCompete. To see 12-months’ of cruise trend data, please click here: http://www.cruisecompete.com/cruise_trends.php. The CruiseCompete CruiseTrends™ report is sponsored by EyeforTravel Ltd.