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The CruiseTrends™ report for December 2016 is detailed below.

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CruiseCompete Dec 2016 CruiseTrends™ Report - Dec 2016

Most Popular Cruise Lines
1. Premium/Contemporary: Royal Caribbean International
2. Luxury: Oceania Cruises
3. River: Viking River Cruises (changed from America Cruise Lines last month)

Most Popular Cruise Ships
1. Premium/Contemporary: Norwegian Escape (changed from Allure of the Seas last month)
2. Luxury: Queen Mary 2
3. River: Emerald Waterways Ships (changed from America last month)

Most Popular Cruise Regions
1. Premium/Contemporary: Caribbean
2. Luxury: Caribbean (changed from Europe last month)
3. River: Europe

Most Popular Cruise Departure Ports
1. Premium/Contemporary: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
2. Luxury: Miami, Fla.
3. River: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Most Popular Cruise Ports Visited
1. Premium/Contemporary: Cozumel, Mexico
2. Luxury: Gustavia, Saint Barthélemy
3. River: Cologne, Germany

Most Popular Countries Visited
1. Premium/Contemporary: Mexico
2. Luxury: United States
3. River: Germany

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Most Popular Cabin Types
1. Premium/Contemporary: Balcony
2. Luxury: Balcony
3. River: Balcony

Number of Cabins Requested
1. Premium/Contemporary: 1
2. Luxury: 1
3. River: 1

Most Popular Cruise Itinerary Lengths
1. Premium/Contemporary: 7 nights
2. Luxury: 7 nights
3. River: 8 nights

Most Popular Sailing Months Requested
1. Premium/Contemporary: December 2016
2. Luxury: December 2016 (changed from November 2016 last month)
3. River: July 2017 (changed from May 2016 last month)

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Mike Keenan writes for QMI Agency (Sun Media) Canada's largest newspaper publisher, printing 44 daily newspapers as well as a web portal, Canoe.ca. Besides regular columns for the St. Catharines Standard, Welland Tribune and Niagara Falls Review, Mike has been published in the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, National Geographic Traveler, Buffalo Spree, Stitches, West of the City and Hamilton-Burlington's View Magazine. Share It !
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