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Cruise Trends: Oceania Cruises Continues Trend as 2019’s Most Popular Luxury Cruise Line

DETROIT (April 4, 2019) – CruiseCompete has released its CruiseTrends™ report for the month of April 2019. This report details a picture of consumer behavior for cruise ship travel for April 2019. The report is sponsored by ©EyeforTravel Ltd.

CruiseCompete has mined its wealth of data to provide information on the most popular cruise trends among consumers, including most requested cruise ships, lines and travel dates for premium, luxury and river cruising.

The CruiseTrends™ report for April 2019 is detailed below. To see more topics and data, please visit CruiseCompete’s press room or April 2019 to see the entire April 2019 report.

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 Norwegian Cruise Line for premium/contemporary, Cunard Line for luxury and Viking River Cruises for river. More...

Most Popular Cruise Ships

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

1. Premium/Contemporary: Allure of the Seas

2. Luxury: Queen Mary 2

3. River: Queen of the Mississippi

Next in popularity are Norwegian Escape for premium/contemporary, Oceania Riviera for luxury and America for river. More...

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, Mediterranean for luxury and North America for river. More...

Most Popular Cruise Departure Ports

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

1. Premium/Contemporary: Miami, FL

2. Luxury: Miami, FL

3. River: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Next in popularity are Fort Lauderdale, FL for premium/contemporary, New York, NY for luxury and New Orleans, Louisiana for river. More...

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: Livorno, Italy

3. River: Vienna, Austria

Next in popularity are Nassau, Bahamas for premium/contemporary Santorini, Greece for luxury and Cologne, Germany for river. More...

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: Italy

3. River: Germany

Second are Mexico for premium/contemporary, Spain for luxury and United States for river. More...

Most Popular Cabin Types

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

1. Premium/Contemporary: Balcony

2. Luxury: Balcony

3. River: Balcony


Number of Cabins Requested

(Based on most popular number of cabins per request)

1. Premium/Contemporary: 1

2. Luxury: 1

3. River: 1

Second are 2 cabins for premium/contemporary, 2 cabins for luxury and 2 cabins for river. More...

Most Popular Cruise Itinerary Lengths

(Based on most requested 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 10 nights for river.


Most Popular Sailing Months Requested

(Based on the most requested months)

1. Premium/Contemporary: April 2019

2. Luxury: July 2019

3. River: June 2019


Booking window of time

The average number of days between the date the cruise was booked and the date it sails.

Contemporary/Premium - 195

Luxury - 273

River - 238

Other data available at the April 2019 CruiseTrends™ report:

• Number of cabins requested

• Most popular cruise itinerary lengths

• Travel insurance requested

• Cruise line past passenger status requested

This cruise trend information is available monthly from CruiseCompete and can be insightful, especially for financial analysts and travel writers. To see 12 months of cruise trend data, please click here:

For purposes of the CruiseTrends™ report, cruise lines recognized as premium or contemporary are grouped together as premium/contemporary. The CruiseCompete CruiseTrends™ report is sponsored by ©EyeforTravel Ltd.

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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 2019 Family Cruise Travel Planner at Travel Resources.

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