Stats: Over 50 Percent Cruise to Explore

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Marriott Rewards Insiders has released a new study with insights on what travelers want out of their cruise.

Top Reasons to Cruise

Over 50 percent selected exploring as their top reason to take a cruise vacation, followed closely by relaxing. Trying something new and The chance to see multiple destinations were also highly rated.

Top Elite Benefits

Marriott also polled travelers on the top benefits theyd like to see during their cruise. Bonus points and onboard credit to use on anything were the top picks, as well as free drinks, a free excursion and a hotel certificate.

Respondents also offered a number of insights on top cruise lines, destinations and more:

Favorite cruise line:

Royal Caribbean, Celebrity and Viking

Coolest region to visit:

Caribbean, Alaska and Mediterranean

Best cruise length:

6 – 8 nights

Top incentives to cruise:

Free Elite perks, ability to earn extra Marriott Rewards points, affordable price.

How far youd travel to the point of departure:

Long flight (over 4 hours)

Your favorite onboard experiences:

Culinary delights, entertainment and shows, relaxing

Source: Marriott

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