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The CruiseTrends™ report for November 2016 is detailed below.

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CruiseCompete November 2016 CruiseTrends™ Report - November 2016

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

In second place is Carnival Cruise Lines for premium/contemporary, Cunard for luxury and Viking River Cruises for river.

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

Next in popularity are Oasis of the Seas for premium/contemporary, Oceania Riviera for luxury and American Queen for river.

Most Popular Cruise Regions
1. Premium/Contemporary: Caribbean
2. Luxury: Europe
3. River: Europe

Next in popularity are North America for premium/contemporary, Caribbean for luxury and North America for river.

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

Next in popularity are Miami, Fla. for premium/contemporary, Southampton, U.K., for luxury and Budapest, Hungary for river.

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

Next in popularity are Nassau, Bahamas for premium/contemporary, Cartagena, Colombia for luxury and Vienna, Austria for river.

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

Second are Bahamas for premium/contemporary, Spain for luxury and France for river.

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

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

Second are 5 nights for premium/contemporary, 10 nights for luxury and 7 nights for river.

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