Gustavia, Saint Barthélemy Named Most Popular Luxury Cruise Port

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CruiseTrends, the monthly stat report by CruiseComplete, just named Gustavia, Saint Barthélemy, the most popular luxury cruise port for August 2016, knocking Kotor, Montenegro, from the spot it held just last month.

Each month, CruiseComplete releases a report analyzing the data of cruising statistics called CruiseTrends. Statistics released this month were pulled from total number of quote requests within the month in focus.

For August 2016, the most popular premium/contemporary cruise line was Carnival Cruise Lines; luxury was Oceania Cruises and Viking River Cruises for river. Most popular cruise ships included Oasis of the Seas for premium/contemporary, Oceania Riviera for luxury (changed from Queen Mary 2 last month) and Queen of the Mississippi for river, changing from American Queen last month. Most popular cruise regions include the Caribbean for premium/contemporary and Europe for luxury as well as river cruises. Most popular cruise departure ports include Miami, Florida, for both premium/contemporary and luxury, and Amsterdam, the Netherlands, for river cruises. Other most popular cruise ports visited include Nassau, Bahamas, for the premium/contemporary category and Cologne, Germany, takes the spot once held by Vienna, Austria, for river cruises. For the most popular countries visited, premium/contemporary goes to Mexico, luxury goes to the United States and river cruises go to Germany.


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Other data available in the August 2016 report includes most popular cabin types, number of cabins requested, most popular sailing months requested, most popular cruise itinerary lengths, travel insurance requested, cruise line past passenger status requested and booking window of time. Also included within the trends are the runner-up answers for each category. 

The entire data report for the month of August can be found at

To see 12-months of cruise trend data, visit


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