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The Caribbean emerged as?the top cruise destination for consumers searching online in November, according to latest anaylsis.

Search volumes for the most queried term, ‘Caribbean cruises’, rose 50% on the previous quarter’s (August) level, from 14,800 to 22,200 in November.

While brand searches accounted for 59% of the overall total, destination-related searches were 12%, generic 14% and cruise ships 15%.

A total of 1.3 million searches relating to cruises were brand-related and the terms ‘royal caribbean’ and ‘p&o’ dominated these, data from independent digital marketing agency Greenlight shows.

Each was queried 135,000 times, accounting for 10% of searches using brand-related keywords.

Of the 342,000 searches specifically for cruise ships, ‘independence of the seas’ was the most queried, accounting for 5% of searches.

‘Queen mary 2’ and ‘oasis of the seas’ followed with 4% a piece.

Independent cruise agent was the most visible site overall in natural search, attaining a 67% share of visibility in the organic listings. was the most visible advertiser in the paid listings, achieving a 43% s