Marriott Rewards Insiders has released a new study with insights on what travelers want out of their cruise.
Top Reasons to Cruise
Over 50 percent selected “exploring” as their top reason to take a cruise vacation, followed closely by “relaxing.” “Trying something new” and “The chance to see multiple destinations” were also highly rated.
Top Elite Benefits
Marriott also polled travelers on the top benefits they’d like to see during their cruise. “Bonus points” and “onboard credit to use on anything” were the top picks, as well as free drinks, a free excursion and a hotel certificate.
Respondents also offered a number of insights on top cruise lines, destinations and more:
Favorite cruise line:
Royal Caribbean, Celebrity and Viking
Coolest region to visit:
Best cruise length:
6 – 8 nights
Top incentives to cruise:
Free Elite perks, ability to earn extra Marriott Rewards points, affordable price.
How far you’d travel to the point of departure:
Long flight (over 4 hours)
Your favorite onboard experiences:
Culinary delights, entertainment and shows, relaxing