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A Year of Cruise Industry Consumer Trends and Preferences Reviewed

DETROIT (Jan 8, 2019) – CruiseCompete has released its CruiseCompete CruiseTrends™ 2018 Annual Report. This report compiles data for the last 12 months to produce a snapshot of the most popular consumer trends in cruising.

One interesting trend found on the report is the length of the booking window, which is the average number of days between the date a cruise was booked and the date it sails. Numbers show a wide variance between mainstream, luxury, and river lines.

Contemporary/Premium- 177

Luxury- 265

River- 288

To view all data for the CruiseCompete CruiseTrends™ 2018 Annual Report, click here.

CruiseTrends™ information is available monthly from CruiseCompete and may be insightful for financial analysts and travel writers. To see 12-months of cruise trend data, please click here: Cruise Trends.

CruiseCompete member-agents are the most well-educated, forward-thinking and trusted cruise specialists in the industry. If you’d like more information or assistance planning a future cruise, please visit Find CruiseCompete’s “Sea Tales 2019 Family Cruise Travel Planner” at To see consumer feedback click here.

About CruiseCompete

CruiseCompete has been the premier online cruise marketplace since 2003 (see media praises).

Consumers come to CruiseCompete to research and book cruise vacations. More than 1.5 million users have generated close to 4 million requests from consumers, and agents have delivered almost 17 million quotes since 2003. They can compare offers from trusted travel agents, see consumer reviews of agents and agencies responding, then contact travel agents directly for more information and to book cruises. CruiseCompete is a member of the Family Travel Association, the leading authority and resource for family travel information and is home to the Sea Tales 2018 Family Cruise Travel Planner at Travel Resources.

CruiseCompete CruiseTrends™ offers monthly stats for an inside look at consumer trends and what consumers want in cruise vacations.

CruiseCompete takes top honors in Travel + Leisure's “Top 60 Best Apps and Websites for Travelers” with an honorable mention. The Wall Street Journal praised CruiseCompete as “Best Cruise Travel Site,” The New York Times says, “… independent travel agents compete to offer you the best deal," and follows similar praise from Travel + Leisure, Kiplinger and The Washington Post. The Street says, “Score luxury cruises at bargain prices.”

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CruiseCompete is an Iowa limited liability company, is not a travel agency or owned by a travel agency.



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