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Brits love cruising, stats show

Date Posted: 11 Mar 2008
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Cruise holidays reached new levels of popularity last year among British holidaymakers, with some 1.3 million opting for a trip onboard a cruise liner in 2007.

Compared to 2006, this represented growth of 11 per cent, according to the Passengers Shipping Association (PSA).

The organisation believes that cruise holidays will exceed this level of popularity during 2008, as it expects 1.5 million people will go on such a trip.

Bill Gibbons, director of the PSA, reflected on the 2007 figures and suggested the increased capacity from Princess Cruises, along with the launch by Royal Caribbean of Ocean Village 2 and Navigator of the Seas boosted passenger numbers.

"We can expect this trend to continue in 2008 with a huge increase in cruising capacity in the UK," he added.

Among the ships expected to be popular this year are Independence of the Seas, which will set sail from Southampton next month, the Carnival Splendor of Carnival Cruises and Balmoral, the vessel of Fred Olsen.

Mediterranean cruises were the most popular option for UK travellers in 2007, enjoying a fifth more passengers compared to 2006.

Meanwhile, Caribbean cruises saw an increase of six per cent to take their share to 17 per cent of the cruising market in the UK.ADNFCR-657-ID-18504020-ADNFCR


Brits love cruising, stats show

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