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CruiseCompete Releases July 2012 CruiseTrends™ Report and 2012 Cruise Index™



DETROIT (July 3, 2012) – CruiseCompete has released its CruiseTrends™ and Cruise Index™ reports for the month of July 2012. This report is sponsored by ©EyeforTravel Ltd.

The CruiseTrends™ report for July 2012 is detailed below. To see more topics and data, please visit CruiseCompete’s Press Room or click here to see the entire July 2012 report.

The CruiseCompete Cruise Index™ for July 2012 was 146, increasing one point over June 2012, and three points over July of 2011. Regional pricing indices remained stable or saw an increase in all regions, except the Bahamas and Mexico, from June 2012.

The CruiseCompete Cruise Index ™ is calculated based on the average daily per-passenger (double occupancy) cost for the lowest-priced oceanview cabin category on a seven-night cruise on the six largest North American cruise lines. See details and indices by region and Monthly Historical Cruise Prices.

Most Popular Cruise Lines 
(Based on the total number of quote requests for each cruise line in the given month)
1. Premium/Contemporary: Carnival Cruise Line 
2. Luxury: Oceania Cruises 
3. River Cruises: Viking River Cruises

In second place is Royal Caribbean International for premium/contemporary, Seabourn for luxury and AmaWaterways for river cruises. More…

Most Popular Cruise Ships 
(Based on the total number of quote requests for each ship) 
1. Premium/Contemporary: Oasis of the Seas 
2. Luxury: Queen Mary 2 
3. River: American Queen-Great American Steamboat Company

Next in popularity are the Carnival Dream for premium/contemporary, Oceania Riviera for luxury, and the MS AmaLegro for river. More…

Most Popular Cruise Regions 
(Based on the total number of quote requests for each region) 
1. Premium/Contemporary: Caribbean
2. Luxury: Europe 
3. River: Europe

Next in popularity are North America for premium/contemporary, Mediterranean for luxury, and Asai/Far East for river cruises. More…

Most Popular Cruise Departure Ports 
(Based on the total number of quote requests for each departure port)
1. Premium/Contemporary: Fort Lauderdale, FL
2. Luxury: Southampton, U.K. 
3. River: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Next in popularity are Miami, FL for premium/contemporary, Civitacecchia, Italy for luxury, and Paris, France for River. More…

Most Popular Cruise Ports Visited 
(Based on the total number of quote requests for each port visited during cruise itineraries, excluding departure ports) 
1. Premium/Contemporary: Nassau, Bahamas 
2. Luxury: St. Petersburg, Russia 
3. River: Cologne, Germany

Next in popularity are Cozumel, Mexico for premium/contemporary, Tallinn, Estonia for luxury, and Vienna, Austria for river cruises. More…

Most Popular Countries Visited 
(Based on the total number of quote requests for each country visited during cruise itineraries, excluding countries of departure) 
1. Premium/Contemporary: Bahamas
2. Luxury: Greece 
3. River: Germany

Second are Mexico for premium/contemporary, Italy for luxury, and France for river cruises. More…

Most Popular Cabin Types 
(Based on the total number of quote requests for each cabin type) 
1. Premium/Contemporary: Inside Cabin 
2. Luxury: Balcony Cabin 
3. River: Outside


Hottest Months for Cruising 
(Based on the most requested months) 
1. Premium/Contemporary: July 2012 
2. Luxury: August 2012 
3. River: May 2013


Other data available at the July 2012 CruiseTrends™ report.
• Number of cabins requested
• Most popular cruise itinerary lengths
• Travel insurance requested
• Cruise line past passenger status requested
• Booking window of time

This cruise trend information is available monthly from CruiseCompete and can be insightful, especially for financial analysts and travel writers. To see 12-months’ of cruise trend data, please click here:

For purposes of the CruiseTrends™ report, cruise lines recognized as premium or contemporary are grouped together as premium/contemporary. The CruiseCompete CruiseTrends™ report is sponsored by EyeForTravel Ltd.

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About CruiseCompete, Where Travel Agents Compete to Offer Consumers the Best Cruise Deals:

Since 2003, over 700 travel agencies and 2,700 cruise experts have provided 9 million quotes in response to more than 2 millionconsumer cruise quote requests.

CruiseCompete continues to garner the highest praise from the media for its revolutionary premise that free-market competition provides the best pricing options for consumers.

The New York Times says, "…independent travel agents compete to offer you the best deal," and follows similar praise from Kiplinger’s, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal. The Street says "Score Luxury Cruises at Bargain Prices."

For more information, please visit or CruiseCompete is an Iowa limited liability company and is not a travel agency or owned by a travel agency.

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