CruiseCompete, the cruise industry’s online cruise marketplace that provides monthly statistics on cruising trends, has released its most popular cruises for December 2022 in its CruiseTrends report. It doesn’t stop there, tho, for there are several other categories including most popular cruise ships, ports, regions, cabin bookings and, well, keep reading.
The reports are compiled based on consumer quote requests and transactions taking place on CruiseCompete.com. Consumers request an average of more than 25,000 cruise quotes per month via CruiseCompete.
Most Popular Cruise Lines
1. Premium/Contemporary: Royal Caribbean
2. Luxury: Oceania Cruises
3. River: Viking
In second place are Norwegian for premium/contemporary, Azamara for luxury and American Cruise Lines for river.
Most Popular Cruise Ships
1. Premium/Contemporary: Royal Caribbean Wonder of the Seas
2. Luxury: Oceania Riviera
3. River: American Countess
Next in popularity are Celebrity Reflection for premium/contemporary, Queen Mary 2 for luxury and American Cruise Lines American Jazz for river.
Most Popular Cruise Regions
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.
Most Popular Cruise Departure Ports
1. Premium/Contemporary: Miami
2. Luxury: Miami
3. River: Amsterdam
Next in popularity are Fort Lauderdale for premium/contemporary, Southampton for luxury and Basel for river.
Most Popular Cruise Ports Visited
1. Premium/Contemporary: Nassau
2. Luxury: Gustavia
3. River: Strasbourg
Next in popularity are Cozumel for premium/contemporary; San Juan for luxury and Cologne for river.
Most Popular Countries Visited
1. Premium/Contemporary: Bahamas
2. Luxury: USA
3. River: Germany
Second most popular are Mexico for premium/contemporary, Spain for luxury, France for river.
Most Popular Cabin Types
1. Premium/Contemporary: Balcony
2. Luxury: Balcony
3. River: Balcony
Second are Inside for premium, Outside for luxury, and Outside for river.
Number of Cabins Requested
1. Premium/Contemporary: 1 cabin
2. Luxury: 1 cabin
3. River: 1 cabin
Second are 2 cabins for premium/contemporary, 2 cabins for luxury, and 2 cabins for river.
Most Popular Cruise Itinerary Lengths
1. Premium/Contemporary: 7 nights
2. Luxury: 7 nights
3. River: 7 nights
Second are 7 nights for premium/contemporary, 7 nights for luxury, and 7 nights for river.
Most Popular Sailing Months Requested
1. Premium/Contemporary: December 2022
2. Luxury: January 2023
3. River: April 2023
Second are January 2023 for premium, December 2023 for luxury, and May 2023 for river.
Booking Window of Time
The average number of days between the date the cruise was booked and the date it sails.
1. Contemporary/Premium – booked 174 vs 159 days in advance last month
2. Luxury – booked 300 vs 261 days in advance last month
3. River – booked 177 vs 159 days in advance last month
Other data available at the December 2022 CruiseTrends™ report:
• Travel insurance requested
• Cruise line past passenger status requested
The complete list is available here: Cruise Trends for December 2022.