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October 07, 2014 05:00 ET

Luxury Cruise News Reader Survey Highlights Importance of Destination to Cruisers

Destination Outweighs Price as #1 Booking Factor for First Time in Survey History

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Oct 7, 2014) - Luxury Cruise News recently conducted the latest in its series of Reader Surveys, revealing -- among other findings -- the increasing importance of cruise destination, which ranked above all other booking factors for the first time in survey history.

"Each year, we conduct a survey to find out where our readers are cruising, what's most important to them when booking, and other useful insights for our cruise industry partners," said Angela Vogel, publisher of Luxury Cruise News. "We find this information is invaluable because our readers are such avid cruisers. For example, 77% are currently planning their next cruise, and 30% have taken 10 or more cruises!"

Significant findings from the Luxury Cruise News 2014 Reader Survey include:

  • "Destination/Ports" ranked as the #1 consideration when booking a cruise -- overtaking "Price" for the first time in our survey history
  • Increased interest in Asia and Transatlantic cruises over past surveys
  • 20% of readers have been on a river cruise -- 48% hope to take a river cruise
  • Live Entertainment ranked as the most popular onboard activity
  •  A nearly equal split between those who plan to book with a travel agent or directly with the cruise line

For more results from the Luxury Cruise News Reader Survey, check out our Infographic here.

Or download the full results of the survey here.

About Luxury Cruise News

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Luxury Cruise News is the sister publication of Your Travel Insider and is part of the Consumer Travel Group at Northstar Travel Media LLC, a Wicks portfolio company.

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