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CruiseCompete Releases April 2015 CruiseTrends™ Reports Data - Insight Into “What is Trending” With Consumers for Ocean and River Cruises
DETROIT (April 11, 2015) – CruiseCompete has released its CruiseTrends™ report for the month of April 2015. This report is sponsored by © EyeforTravel Ltd.

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

The CruiseTrends™ report for April 2015 is detailed below. To see more topics and data, please visit CruiseCompete’s Press Room or click here to see the entire April 2015 report.

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

In second place is Royal Caribbean International for premium/contemporary, Silversea Cruises for luxury and American Cruise Lines for river.

Most Popular Cruise Ships
(Based on the total number of quote requests for each ship)
1. Premium/Contemporary: Oasis of the Seas (changed from Norwegian Breakaway last month)
2. Luxury: Oceania Riviera
3. River: Queen of the Mississippi

Next in popularity are Norwegian Getaway for premium/contemporary, Queen Mary 2 for luxury and American Star 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, Mediterranean for luxury and North America for river.

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

Next in popularity are Fort Lauderdale, Fla. for premium/contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey for luxury and Amsterdam, the Netherlands 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: Nassau, Bahamas (changed from Cozumel, Mexico last month)
2. Luxury: Santorini, Greece (changed from Mykonos, Greece last month)
3. River: Vienna, Austria

Next in popularity are Cozumel, Mexico for premium/contemporary, Kusadasi, Turkey for luxury and Regensburg, Germany 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: Bahamas (changed from Mexico last month)
2. Luxury: Greece
3. River: Germany

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

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

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.

Most Popular Cruise Itinerary Lengths
(Based on most requested itinerary lengths)
1. Premium/Contemporary: 7 nights
2. Luxury: 7 nights
3. River: 8 nights

Second are 5 nights for premium/contemporary, 10 nights for luxury and 7 nights for river.

Most Popular Sailing Months Requested
(Based on the most requested months)
1. Premium/Contemporary: April 2015 (changed from March 2015 last month)
2. Luxury: July 2015 (changed from May 2015 last month)
3. River: October 2015 (changed from May 2015 last month)

Other data available at the April 2015 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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Note to Editors About CruiseCompete

CruiseCompete has been the premier online cruise marketplace since 2003. Consumers come to CruiseCompete to research and book cruise vacations and have received over 12 million quotes since 2003. Consumers compare offers from trusted travel agents, can see consumer reviews of agents and agencies responding, and 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.

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.”

CruiseCompete is an Iowa limited liability company and is not a travel agency nor owned by a travel agency.

Company Name: CruiseCompete LLC Contact Person: Heidi M. Allison Email: Phone: 248-651-4491248-651-4491 Address:3314 SW 33rd St City: Des Moines State: IA Country: United States Website:

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