Royal Caribbean Named Most Popular Premium/Contemporary Line by CruiseComplete

Royal Caribbean International has taken the lead as Most Popular Premium/Contemporary Cruise Line, according to CruiseComplete’s recently released September 2016 CruiseTrends report.

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.

Last month, it was Carnival Cruise Lines who held the top spot for the premium/contemporary section of the most popular cruise line category, but it was bumped to second place this month by Royal Caribbean. In first place for luxury lines is Oceania Cruises and for river lines is Viking River Cruises.


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Royal Caribbean also holds the most popular cruise ship title, with Anthem of the Seas being named the top premium/contemporary most popular cruise ship for September 2016. Last month it was Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas who held the title. For luxury, Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 knocked Oceania Riviera from the top spot and in river, Scenic Cruises Europe was named the most popular river cruise ship, taking the spot from last month’s Queen of the Mississippi.

Most popular cruise regions, based on the total number of quote requests for each region were Caribbean for premium/contemporary and Europe for both luxury and river.

Mexico was the most popular country visited by premium/contemporary ships, with United States being the top luxury country visited and Germany taking the top spot for river cruises.

Other data available in the September 2016 CruiseTrends report include the number of cabins requested, most popular cruise itinerary lengths, travel insurance requested, cruise line past passenger status requested and booking window of time.

Visit to see the full September 2016 report.

To see 12-months of cruise trend data, visit

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