The popularity of cruise holidays has been highlighted by P&O Cruises
, which has revealed that tickets for its vessel Artemis
' final voyage were scooped in less than 20 minutes.
Cruise lovers eager to go on the final journey of the ship, which will feature a special jazz and classical music festival at sea, snapped up the tickets in just 17 minutes.
People on the final 14-night voyage, which departs Southampton on April 12th 2011, will also be treated to commemorative memorabilia, surprise guest entertainers and champagne sailaways.
Commenting on the development, P&O Cruises' managing director, Carol Marlow said it was the fastest-selling farewell voyage she had ever seen.
"It is fantastic to see how much Artemis is loved by our passengers, and to know that her final send-off will be a truly memorable experience," she stated.
She went on to add that she hoped to join cruise lovers for "what will be a very special cruise" as they bid farewell to "a dear friend".
P&O Cruises also operates Arcadia
Written by Chris Smith.