Top 2015 Cruise Trends From CruiseCompete

regal princess
Regal Princess was named the most popular contemporary/premium cruise ship of 2015. 

With eight of 10 travel agencies expecting increased cruise sales in 2016, according to Cruise Lines International Association’s (CLIA) “Cruise Industry Outlook,” CruiseCompete is taking a look at what was most popular among cruise travelers in the past year. 

CruiseCompete's CruiseTrends 2015 annual report looks at the most popular cruise lines, ships, ports and destinations in the industry. The report was compiled based on consumer quote requests and transactions taking place via

Most Popular Cruise Lines

Ranked by the total number of quote requests for each particular line in 2015.

Contemporary/Premium Luxury River
Carnival Cruise Lines Oceania Cruises Viking River Cruises
Royal Caribbean International Cunard Line American Cruise Lines
Princess Cruises Crystal Cruises AmaWaterways
Norwegian Cruise Line Silversea Cruises Avalon Waterways
Celebrity Cruises Seabourn Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
Holland America Line Windstar Cruises American Queen Steamboat Company
Disney Cruise Line Regent Seven Seas Cruises Scenic
MSC Cruises Azamara Club Cruises Emerald Waterways
Costa Cruises Star Clippers World Quest Cruises
Un-Cruise Adventures Paul Gauguin Cruises Scenic Cruises

Most Popular Cruise Ships

Ranked by the total number of quote requests for each ship.

Contemporary/Premium Luxury River
Regal Princess Queen Mary 2 Emerald Waterways Ships
Oasis of the Seas Oceania Riviera Queen of the Mississippi
Emerald Princess Oceania Marina Scenic Cruises Europe
Carnival Fascination Crystal Symphony American Eagle
Norwegian Breakaway Crystal Serenity American Queen
Norwegian Getaway Oceania Regatta Avalon Siem Reap
Allure of the Seas Azamara Journey MS AmaCerto
Carnival Fantasy Queen Victoria MS AmaSerena
Carnival Glory Oceania Insignia MS AmaPrima
Freedom of the Seas Seabourn Odyssey Viking Aegir

Most Popular Cruise Regions

Ranked by the total number of quote requests for each region.

Contemporary/Premium Luxury River
Caribbean Europe Europe
North America Mediterranean North America
Europe North America Asia/Far East
Central America Caribbean Mediterranean
Mediterranean South America Russia/Central Asia
South America South Pacific/Australia/New Zealand South America
Scandinavia Asia/Far East Africa
Asia/Far East Africa Middle East
South Pacific/Australia/New Zealand Central America Caribbean
Russia/Central Asia Scandinavia Scandinavia

Most Popular Cruise Departure Ports

Ranked by the total number of quote requests for each departure port.

Contemporary/Premium Luxury River
Fort Lauderdale Miami Amsterdam
Miami New York Budapest
Port Canaveral Southampton Paris
Los Angeles Barcelona Basel
Galveston Istanbul Nuremberg
New Orleans Venice New Orleans
New York Papeete Prague
Seattle Civitavecchia Lisbon
Tampa Athens Charleston
Vancouver Piraeus Berlin

Most Popular Cruise Ports Visited

Ranked by the total number of quote requests for each port visited during cruise itineraries. (Excludes departure ports).

Contemporary/Premium Luxury River
Cozumel Gustavia Vienna
Nassau Bora Bora Cologne
St Thomas Mykonos Passau
Philipsburg Kusadasi Regensburg
Grand Turk Santorini Rudesheim
San Juan Cartagena Nuremberg
Grand Cayman Island Rhodes Bamberg
Juneau Panama Canal Bratislava
Ketchikan Moorea Breisach
Skagway Dubrovnik Strasbourg

Source: CruiseCompete CruiseTrends 2015 Annual Report

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