Medical Travel Insurance specialists at AllClear Travel analysed data to discover the most Googled cruise-related searches by using a list of terms, such as ‘cruise to X’ and ‘X cruise holidays’, and combining them with different locations. The most popular search terms were split by countries, regions, continents, and coastal states in order to create the rankings.
Average Monthly Search Volume
Taking the crown for the most popular country for a cruise destination is Norway, with a total average search volume of 134,018 a month. Part of the Scandinavian region, the country offers an abundance of breathtaking landscapes: the UNESCO-protected fjords, the Jostedal Glacier National Park, and the Kjenndalen glaciers, to name a few.
Greece places second on the list, with an average monthly search volume of 41,378. Not only will you find luxurious islands like Mykonos, known for its exciting nightlife, but in mainland Greece you’ll find Athens, which is rich in history: the Acropolis Museum, Tower of Winds, the Pantheon, and much more.
Italy lands in third place; the destination received an average search volume of 29,889 each month. With ports in Naples, the Amalfi Coast, and Sorrento, Italy has many stunning cities to soak up the coastline views and indulge in Italian cuisine.
In fourth place is Iceland, which received an average monthly search volume of 18,036. Reykjavik in particular is the beautiful capital of Iceland with a variety of attractions either in the city or nearby, including the Glymur Waterfall, the Blue Lagoon, and not forgetting the Aurora Reykjavik to see the Northern Lights.
Fifth in the ranking is Australia, taking an average monthly search volume of 10,921. Australia boasts many coastal cities to experience both the city life and the beach life, including Sydney, Brisbane, and the Gold Coast; plus, there’s plenty of exciting activities for adventure-seekers, such as snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef or climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge.