2018 Cruise Report: Top Destinations Every Month of the Year
Last updated on 09/22/2022
WARWICK, R.I., July 5, 2018 -- A new report from InsureMyTrip ranks the most popular cruise destinations for travelers, month by month. The Caribbean is the top choice throughout the year with the Bahamas, Alaska, Mexico, Italy, and Canada also making the list. Results are based on all travel insurance purchases sold for cruise vacations on InsureMyTrip.com between January 2015 and June 2018.
A new report from InsureMyTrip ranks the most popular cruise destinations for every month of the year. Results are based on all travel insurance purchases sold for cruise vacations on InsureMyTrip.com from 2015 to 2018 (thus far). Note: for the purpose of this report, United States refers to the 48 contiguous states. Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories are separate destinations.
- The Caribbean islands (like Grand Cayman, Dominican Republic, and Aruba) remain the top destination for cruisers anytime during the year.
- Domestic cruises* gain popularity during October, November, and December.
- Travel insurance customers prefer to cruise to the Bahamas during the late fall and winter.
- April and May are the preferred months to sail through Alaska.
This list ranks the top five cruise destinations month by month:
*United States refers to the 48 contiguous states. Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories are separate destinations in this report.
Travel Insurance for Cruises
According to InsureMyTrip, 70 percent of cruise customers choose a comprehensive travel insurance policy for trips at sea. Comprehensive travel insurance provides a variety of benefits including trip cancellation, trip interruption, emergency medical coverage, emergency medical evacuation, 24/7 emergency assistance, travel delay and baggage protection.
Cruisers can also choose a comprehensive travel insurance policy that includes cruise-specific benefits. These benefits aim to address travel inconveniences most commonly experienced by cruisers, for example:
Shipboard Service Disruptions
Example: When a fire, mechanical breakdown, or virus disrupts a cruise.
Port of Call Change
Example: when a cruise line changes an itinerary prior to departure due to weather or other circumstances.
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