States that love (and hate) taking cruises the most revealed
There are undeniable perks of using your vacation days to take a cruise.
Instead of dragging suitcases along cobblestone streets and dodging elbows at choked tourist traps, you can pamper yourself into a fuzzy, blissful state while overlooking uninterrupted stretches of sea.
As it turns out, residents of some states are more likely to spend a week at sea than others. Based on priceline.com booking data from 2016, all 50 states (and Puerto Rico and D.C.) were ranked by cruises reserved online.
They say getting there is half the fun ... no one knows this better than Floridians. Despite being in spitting distance of the Caribbean, Floridians overwhelmingly booked the most cruises with priceline.com. And Floridians were not just booking cruises out of convenience. It's proximity to the Caribbean makes it the top destination booked last year, but the next most popular destinations were Alaska, the Mediterranean and Europe. Turns out Floridians just can't get enough of the water no matter where they are in the world.
On the other end of the spectrum, North Dakotans booked cruises on priceline.com least frequently in 2016 -- but it's not just landlocked states who are disinterested in nautical conga lines.
Click below to see how beloved cruising is in your state -- and who to anticipate on your next voyage: