CruiseCompete Releases August 2013 CruiseTrends™ Report Data

Consumer Trend Information for Ocean & River Cruises

DETROIT (August 1, 2013) – CruiseCompete has released its CruiseTrends™ and Cruise Index™reports for the month of August 2013.

Cruise Ship MSC passing Blue Mosque on Bosphorus

We have mined our wealth of data to give you what's hot among consumers, including the top ships, lines and travel dates for premium, luxury, and river cruising.

The CruiseCompete Cruise Index™ for August 2013 was 150, one point higher than July 2013, and four points higher than August 2012. Regional pricing indices saw an increase in all regions except Mexico.

The CruiseCompete Cruise Index ™ is calculated based on the average daily per-passenger (double occupancy) cost for the lowest-priced oceanview cabin category on a seven-night cruise on the six largest North American cruise lines. See details and indices by region and Monthly Historical Cruise Prices.

Most Popular Cruise Lines
(Based on the total number of quote requests for each cruise line in the given month)
1. Premium/Contemporary: Carnival Cruises
2. Luxury: Oceania Cruises
3. River: Viking River Cruises

In second place is Royal Caribbean International for premium/contemporary, Cunard Line for luxury and AmaWaterways for river. More…

Most Popular Cruise Ships
(Based on the total number of quote requests for each ship)
1. Premium/Contemporary: Oasis of the Seas (changed from Enchantment of the Seas last month)
2. Luxury: Queen Mary 2
3. River: MS AmaCello (changed from Viking Spirit last month)

Next in popularity are Allure of the Seas for premium/contemporary, Oceania Riviera for luxury and the Ms AmaPrima for river. More…

Santorini's Dome and Bell Tower of Greek Orthodox

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 Asia/Far East for river. More…

Most Popular Cruise Departure Ports
(Based on the total number of quote requests for each departure port)
1. Premium/Contemporary: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
2. Luxury: Southampton, U.K. (changed from New York, NY last month)
3. River: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Next in popularity are Port Canaveral, Fla. for premium/contemporary, Miami, FL for luxury and Budapest, Hungary 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: Nassau, Bahamas
2. Luxury: Livorno, Italy (changed from Sorrento, Italy last month)
3. River: Cologne, Germany

Next in popularity are Cozumel, Mexico, for premium/contemporary, Sorrento, Italy for luxury and Vienna, Austria 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: Greece
3. River: Germany (changed from France last month)

Second are Mexico for premium/contemporary, Italy for luxury and Austria for river. More…

Most Popular Cabin Types
(Based on the total number of quote requests for each cabin type)
1. Premium/Contemporary: Inside
2. Luxury: Balcony
3. River: Balcony

Most Popular Sailing Months Requested
(Based on the most requested months)
1. Premium/Contemporary: August 2013
2. Luxury: August 2013
3. River: May 2014 (changed from September 2013 last month)

Other data available at the August 2013 CruiseTrends™ report:
• Number of cabins requested
• Most popular cruise itinerary lengths
• Travel insurance requested
• Cruise line past passenger status requested
• Booking window of time

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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