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60+ Historical Cruise Trends Factoids

 

 

The Caribbean is a perennial favorite for cruisers2005

 

The top cruise destination booked for 2005 by Cruise Holidays was the Western Caribbean.

 

The 2nd most popular cruise destination booked for 2005 by Cruise Holidays was the Eastern Caribbean.

 

The 3rd most popular cruise destination booked for 2005 by Cruise Holidays was Alaska.

 

 

Tropical Destination2006

 

The top emerging destination named by Cruise Holidays experts in 2005 was: South America.

 

The top cruise destination booked for 2006 by Cruise Holidays was the Caribbean.

 

The 2nd most popular cruise destination booked for 2006 by Cruise Holidays was Alaska.

 

The 3rd most popular cruise destination booked for 2006 by Cruise Holidays was the Mediterranean.

 

The most popular Caribbean port of call, as named by Cruise Holidays experts in 2006, was St. Thomas, USVI.

 

The 2nd most popular Caribbean port of call, as named by Cruise Holidays experts in 2006, was Grand Cayman.

 

The 3rd most popular Caribbean port of call, as named by Cruise Holidays experts in 2006, was Cozumel.

 

The most popular European port of call, as named by Cruise Holidays experts in 2006, was Rome, Italy.

 

The 2nd-most popular European port of call, as named by Cruise Holidays experts in 2006, was Venice, Italy.

 

The 3rd- most popular European port of call, as named by Cruise Holidays experts in 2006, was a Greek Isle.

 

2007

 

The top cruise destination booked for 2007 by Cruise Holidays was the Caribbean.

 

Wolf in SnowThe 2nd most popular cruise destination booked for 2007 by Cruise Holidays was Alaska.

 

The 3rd most popular cruise destination booked for 2007 by Cruise Holidays was the Mexican Riviera.

 

The top emerging cruise destination for 2007, according to Cruise Holidays experts, was South America.

 

The top cruise itinerary of 9 days or more in 2007, according to Cruise Holidays, was a 12-day Mediterranean cruise.

 

The top cruise itinerary of 6-8 days in 2007, according to Cruise Holidays, was a 7-day Alaska cruise.

 

The top short itinerary of 1-5 days in 2007, according to Cruise Holidays, was a 5-day Western Caribbean cruise.

 

The most popular Caribbean port of call, as named by Cruise Holidays experts in 2007, was St. Thomas, USVI.

 

The 2nd most popular Caribbean port of call, as named by Cruise Holidays experts in 2007, was Grand Cayman.

 

The 3rd most popular Caribbean port of call, as named by Cruise Holidays experts in 2007, was Cozumel.

 

The most popular European port of call, as named by Cruise Holidays experts in 2007, was Rome, Italy.

 

The 2nd-most popular European port of call, as named by Cruise Holidays experts in 2006, was Venice, Italy.

 

The 3rd- most popular European port of call, as named by Cruise Holidays experts in 2006, was Barcelona, Spain.

 

The most popular type of cruise in 2007, according to Cruise Holidays, was a cruise to a sunny/warm destination.

 

The 2nd most popular type of cruise in 2007, according to Cruise Holidays, was a family cruise.

 

The 3rd most popular type of cruise in 2007, according to Cruise Holidays, was a sight-seeing cruise, not necessarily sun-seeking.

 

According to survey data, in 2007, less than half of Cruise Holidays’ clients were older than 55 years old.

 

2008

 

The top cruise destination booked for 2008 by Cruise Holidays was the Caribbean.

 

The 2nd most popular cruise destination booked for 2008 by Cruise Holidays was Alaska.

 

The 3rd most popular cruise destination booked for 2008 by Cruise Holidays was the Mexican Riviera.

 

EuropeCruise bookings to Europe skyrocketed 42.3% when comparing cruises booked in 2007 to cruises booked in 2006.

 

 

 

The most popular Caribbean itinerary, as named by Cruise Holidays experts in 2008, was a 7-day Western Caribbean.

 

The 2nd most popular Caribbean itinerary, as named by Cruise Holidays experts in 2008, was a 7-day Eastern Caribbean.

 

The 3rd most popular Caribbean itinerary, as named by Cruise Holidays experts in 2008, was a 7-day Southern Caribbean.

 

The most popular European itinerary, as named by Cruise Holidays experts in 2008, was a 12-day Mediterranean.

 

The 2nd most popular European itinerary, as named by Cruise Holidays experts in 2008, was a 7-day Mediterranean.

 

The 3rd most popular European itinerary, as named by Cruise Holidays experts in 2008, was a 10-day Baltic.

 

The top emerging cruise destination in 2008, according to Cruise Holidays, was South America.

 

The top cruise itinerary of 9 days or more, sailing in 2008, according to Cruise Holidays: 12-day Mediterranean.

 

The top cruise itinerary of 6-8 days, sailing in 2008, according to Cruise Holidays: 7-day Alaska.

 

The top cruise itinerary of 1-5 days, sailing in 2008, according to Cruise Holidays: 5-day Western Caribbean.

 

The most underrated port of call in 2008, according to Cruise Holidays experts across North America: Dubrovnik/Croatia.

 

Top recommended Mediterranean shore excursion in 2008 by Cruise Holidays: a private, guided tour of The Vatican

 

2nd-most recommended Med shore excursion in 2008 by Cruise Holidays: a Rome city sights tour

 

3rd-most recommended Med shore excursion in 2008 by Cruise Holidays: a tour of Pompeii’s excavated ruins

 

2010

 

Oasis of the SeasThe top cruise ship innovation in 2010, according to Cruise Holidays: The sheer size of Oasis of the Seas

 

The #2 cruise ship innovation in 2010, according to Cruise Holidays: Oasis of the Seas’ AquaTheater

 

The #3 cruise ship innovation in 2010, according to Cruise Holidays: Oasis of the Seas’ Central Park

 

 

The #4 cruise ship innovation in 2010, according to Cruise Holidays: Celebrity’s Lawn Clubs

 

The #5 cruise ship innovation in 2010, according to Cruise Holidays: Celebrity’s Hot Glass show

 

The top cruise destination booked in 2009 for 2010 by Cruise Holidays was the Caribbean.

 

The 2nd most popular cruise booked in 2009 for 2010 by Cruise Holidays was Alaska.

 

The 3rd most popular cruise booked in 2009 for 2010 by Cruise Holidays was The Bahamas.

 

The first thing Cruise Holidays agents did when they boarded a ship (according to 2010 data) was to find their stateroom.

 

2011

 

Customer Value WordleOnboard credits offered by cruise lines through travel agents are the most popular cruise booking incentive, according to Cruise Holidays.

 

The Disney Dream was the most anticipated new ship of 2011, according to Cruise Holidays.

 

Celebrity Cruises’ Silhouette was the 2nd most anticipated ship of 2011, according to Cruise Holidays.

 

Oceania Cruises’ Marina was the 3rd most anticipated ship of 2011, according to Cruise Holidays.

 

The top cruise destination booked in 2010 for 2011by Cruise Holidays was the Caribbean.

 

The 2nd most popular destination booked in 2010 for 2011 by Cruise Holidays was the Mediterranean

 

The 3rd most popular destination booked in 2010 for 2011 by Cruise Holidays was Alaska.