In-Demand Cruise Destinations
Photo: The Norwegian Joy cruise ship in the Bahamas (photo by Lauren Bowman)
Europe is the number one region among luxury and river cruise passengers this spring while the Caribbean leads the premium cruise segment. Meanwhile, North America ranks second in both the premium and river categories, with the Mediterranean finishing second in the luxury market. In terms of the individual countries that travelers are targeting, the U.S. ranks second across all three categories, with the Bahamas, Spain and Germany winning the premium, luxury and river segments, respectively. The latter two categories are dominated by European destinations, including Italy, Greece, France, the Netherlands, Austria, Hungary, the U.K., Portugal, Switzerland and Slovakia. However, premium guests are eyeing places like Mexico and a slew of Caribbean destinations such as the U.S. Virgin Islands, Aruba and the Dominican Republic, among others.