CruiseCompete has announced the CruiseCompete Cruise Index, a statistical tool showing the state of cruise industry pricing in a single number. Calculated based on the average per-night price to sail on a seven-night cruise departing any time in the next 12 months, the index focuses on the six major North American cruise lines. Data is supplied by partner Cayole.com.
The CruiseCompete Cruise Index for November was 146, a 0.7 percent decrease from October, and up 10 percent compared to November 2010. Cruise prices had remained stable since mid-summer, but dipped slightly in recent days. Still, prices continue to be significantly higher than they were at this time last year. On a regional basis, Alaska and Bahamas prices stayed level, while the other regions saw small dips, with prices for European sailings down the furthest at 2.8 percent.