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Top cruising trends of 2017

Top cruising trends of 2017 | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has predicted the top eight cruise travel trends which will have an impact on the industry in the coming year. According to its 2017 State of the Cruise Industry Outlook, the top cruising trends for 2017 include increased uptake by Millennials and Generation X, greater usage of travel agents and greater demand for river cruising. An increase in cruise travel is expected for 2017, with an estimated 25.3 million passengers expected to sail in 2017, a strong surge from 15.8 million just ten years prior. More ships will set sail as well, with cruise lines scheduled to debut 26 new ocean, river and speciality ships in 2017. Find out more.

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Cruising boom continues to grow

Cruising boom continues to grow | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

Cruising has enjoyed a surge of 15 per cent in Australians taking an ocean cruise worldwide in 2015 to reach a record 1,058,781 passengers, according to an industry report. Domestic cruising jumped 42 per cent, contributing significantly to the record result. The growth in cruising in Australian waters saw local passenger numbers rise by more than 80,000 to 269,915 - a result which means one in four Australian cruise passengers took a domestic ocean cruise last year. Cruise Lines International Association Australasia's 2015 Australian Cruise Industry Source Market report reveals that Australia once again leads the global cruise industry in terms of market penetration. Find out more.

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Wifi and 24/7 tech support are now essential to cruise passengers

Wifi and 24/7 tech support are now essential to cruise passengers | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

UK travellers who have never cruised before are inclined to embark on one soon, according to a recent survey of 2,000 adults. The Amadeus survey found that technology continues to grow in importance to the cruiser. 62% of respondents expect 'super fast' wi-fi on board the ship and 30% actually require 24/7 technology support throughout the journey. Among those surveyed, 42% of adults who holiday abroad yet have never cruised would be interested in taking one. A further 30% would consider changing from an all-inclusive land-based package to a similar package at sea - as long as the price and value of the package remain identical. Find out more.

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Australian cruisers crack one million

Australian cruisers crack one million | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

The Australian market is being touted as a "world leader", with the biggest cruising market penetration in the world. Australia's cruising market last year managed to crack the one million market, a first in the country's history. Sitting at an exact figure of 1,003,256 cruisers from down under, it's clear the industry isn't slowing down any time soon. The market penetration of Australian cruisers has reached 4.2% of the population, which represents a growth of 170,000 passengers in order to hit this number. As the first nation worldwide to soar past the 4% mark in market penetration, Australia has become a world leader in the cruise industry. Find out more.

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Cruising pays big bucks to agents

Cruising pays big bucks to agents | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

The third largest operating expense for cruise companies in 2013 were travel agent commissions totaling $121 million, a new study has revealed. While the study focussed on cruise passenger spend - $371 a day in Australian ports fuelling a $3.2 billion contribution to the economy – it also revealed agent commissions were a costly factor for cruise companies. From a total of $963 million spent by cruise companies in 2013, 12.6% of total costs went to agent commissions, alongside fuel expenditure at $276 million (28.7%), food and beverages $143 million (14.8%) and port charges spend of $97.5 million (10%). The study commissioned by Cruise Lines International Association Australasia (CLIA) found passengers spent more than $700 million across the country last year with Sydney, Fremantle and Melbourne taking home the biggest piece of the pie in terms of highest daily spend for international passengers pre-cruise ($762, $669 and $612 respectively).

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The new cruise trend is back to back

The new cruise trend is back to back | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

Cruisers are no longer content just taking one cruise: they are custom building dream itineraries by taking back-to-back cruises across river and sea. "The huge range of cruise itineraries now on offer means that back to back cruising has become more feasible than ever before, with guests able to enjoy consecutive holidays to different destinations without having to change ships or pack and unpack for each trip," CLIA Commercial Director Brett Jardine said. APT said the trend is undeniable and there are key drivers behind its popularity and growth. "Some want to cover off several travel goals in one seamless journey and so they choose itineraries that enable them to see all their chosen highlights in one go." Find out more.

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The most popular consumer trends in cruising

The most popular consumer trends in cruising | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

CruiseCompete has released its CruiseCompete CruiseTrends™ 2015 Annual Report, which produces a snapshot of the most popular consumer trends in cruising. Reports are compiled based on actual consumer quote requests and transactions taking place via CruiseCompete.com, the premier online cruise marketplace since 2003. Consumers request an average of more than 25,000 cruise quotes per month via CruiseCompete. This article highlights the following trends:


  • Most popular cruise lines
  • Most popular cruise ships
  • Most popular cruise regions
  • Most popular cruise departure ports
  • Most popular cruise ports visited
  • Most popular countries visited
  • Most popular cabin types
  • Number of cabins requested
  • Most popular cruise itinerary lengths
  • Most popular sailing months requested
  • Requested travel insurance
  • Past passenger on line requested
  • Booking window
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Are virtual tours of cruise ships and excursions enough to woo a new generation?

Are virtual tours of cruise ships and excursions enough to woo a new generation? | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

The cruise sector has a problem - one that its operators and biggest fans will acknowledge but claim is shifting. It's an image issue, where the very concept of a cruise trip is aligned frequently to those retiring and taking their dream trip or generally those at the older end of the age spectrum. Inevitably, most cruise lines are working to banish this preconception but the statistics speak for themselves. According to cruise industry association, CLIA, the average age of the cruise passenger is 49 years old, married and has a full time job. The money and background angle is certainly there, with most college educated and with an average income of $114,000 a year. This article outlines how to use technology to help lure in the naysayers to a cruise ship. Find out more.

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New, billion-dollar cruise giant to call Australia home

New, billion-dollar cruise giant to call Australia home | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

Australia will be the home port for Royal Caribbean's newest billion-dollar mega-liner - Ovation of the Seas- when it arrives in December 2016, making it the biggest ever ship ever based here. The $US1 billion ($A1.3 billion) ship, currently under construction in Germany, will be the length of more than three football fields and tower at 50m tall. It will house over 18 decks and have a capacity to hold almost 5000 guests and 1500 crew members. The mega-liner will be the largest cruise ship to be based in Australia to date. Voyager of the Seas is the current title holder for the largest ship to be based in Australia. Ovation of the Seas will be based at Sydney's Overseas Passenger Terminal in Circular Quay for its maiden 2016/17 Australian summer season. Ovation of the Seas is said to 'completely redefine' the experience of cruising in Australia with features and technologies described as first-time offerings for ships worldwide.

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Stanlay Jeudy's curator insight, April 24, 2015 5:41 AM

this ship will be a giant one for sure. what a luxe!