DETROIT--(CruiseCompete, the Web’s premier online cruise marketplace since 2003 and publisher of the CruiseTrends™ 2012 Annual Report, presents a peek at industry trends cruise consumers can expect in 2013.)--
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From amenities like private outside showers while you gaze at the sea, to truly all-inclusive with everything from shore excursions to airfare included, and 14 new river ships on order, the cruise industry continues to exceed expectations.
1. Cruise lines becoming all-inclusive. The luxury lines lead the way with the most inclusive packages with amenities like airfare and pre/post-hotel stays. Regent Seven Seas and Seabourn currently offer the most all-inclusive packages. See a listing of included amenities by line here.
2. Repositioning cruises a “must-do.” Repositioning cruises used to be utilitarian sailings, with more days at sea and fewer “bells and whistles” and ports of call than traditional cruises. New repositioning cruises integrate more unique ports than one would visit on destination cruises. Leading is Crystal Cruises, with an impressive offering in 2013.
3. Travelers want to see, not hear. Because we are squarely in the middle of the digital age, consumer demand is calling for easy access to video footage of the lines and cruise destinations. AllThingsCruise has added a video library so travel consumers can see actual footage of the ships they are considering. Visit the video library here.
See all trends here: http://www.cruisecompete.com/pressrelease010913.php
CruiseCompete has been the premier online cruise marketplace since 2003 (see media praises). Consumers compare competing offers from trusted travel agents, are able to see consumer reviews of agents and agencies responding, and then contact travel agents directly for more information and to book a cruise.
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