February 5 2018  |  Industry News

Royal Caribbean and Oceania top the consumer cruise charts in February 2018, says new report

By Hibah Noor

CruiseCompete has released its CruiseTrends report for February 2018, revealing the most popular cruise trends among consumers, including the top ships, lines and travel dates for premium and luxury cruising.

Most Popular Cruise Lines

Based on the 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 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: Oceania Riviera

3. River: Queen of the Mississippi

Next in popularity are Oasis of the Seas for premium/contemporary, Queen Mary 2 for luxury and American Duchess 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, Caribbean for luxury and North America for river.

Most Popular Cruise Departure Ports

1. Premium/Contemporary: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

2. Luxury: Miami, Florida

3. River: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Next in popularity are Miami for premium/contemporary, New York 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: Bora Bora, French Polynesia

3. River: Cologne, Germany

Next in popularity are Nassau, Bahamas for premium/contemporary, Moorea, French Polynesia 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: US

3. River: Germany

Second are Bahamas for premium/contemporary, Italy for luxury and Austria for river.

Most Popular Cabin Types

1. Premium/Contemporary: Balcony

2. Luxury: Balcony

3. River: Balcony

Most Popular Cruise Itinerary Lengths

1. Premium/Contemporary: 7 nights

2. Luxury: 7 nights

3. River: 7 nights

Second are 5 nights for premium/contemporary, 10 nights for luxury and 8 nights for river.

Most Popular Sailing Months Requested

1. Premium/Contemporary: March 2018

2. Luxury: March 2018

3. River: June 2018

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