Cruise with Confidence - Covid-19 Updates - Flexible Cancellations - Future Cruise Credits
0203 848 3600
  • Over 1.5 Million Happy Cruise Customers
  • Price Match Guarantee
  • ATOL Protected
02038483600

Cruising 'increases in popularity as prices drop'

Date Posted: 06 Jun 2008
Category:
The UK's cruise industry is enjoying a boom, according to the Passenger Shipping Association (PSA).

Statistics compiled by the body show that in 2007 around 1.34 million Britons took their holidays onboard a cruise liner.

It also predicted that passenger numbers would grow to 1.5 million this year and that with a large number of new cruises ships currently on order, the figure could rise above two million by 2012.

Cruise Critic reported that more than a third of cruises booked during 2007 cost less than £1,000 and PSA director William Gibbons said that value for money is one of the main factors in the industry's recent success.

"In difficult economic times, the cruise industry is very well placed with the all-inclusive pricing, all meals and entertainment included. With UK departures there is no need to fly either," explained Mr Gibbons

About.com's Linda Garrison recently said that cruises make a "wonderful family vacation" and published a list of the best family cruise lines.

Carnival Cruise Lines came out on top, with Celebrity Cruises in second and Costa Cruise Lines completing the top three.

Written by Martyn Elliot





Cruising 'increases in popularity as prices drop'

Top Costa Cruises Deals

Italy, France, Spain..., 7 Nts
24th Feb 2018. Costa Diadema
Italy, France, Spain..., 7 Nts
3rd Mar 2018. Costa Diadema
All Inc. Spain & Bale..., 7 Nts
24th Feb 2018. Costa Diadema
More about: Costa Cruises

Book with Confidence

We are ATOL Holders and members of ABTA for your financial protection.


Price Match Guarantee
Search Cruises
Your Shortlist

You do not currently have any cruises in your shortlist.


What our customers say


"I booked a Fred Olsen cruise with IGLU last month and was so impressed by the service I received. The staff member I spoke to was Kimberley and she was exemplary. Capable, kind, professional, patient, friendly and knowledgeable. She went through every step of the way calmly and thoroughly. IGLU were recommended to me by friends and I have no hesitation in passing the recommendation along. Well done IGLU and thank you. "

Christina
(March 2019)

"So easy to deal with, I studied the Cruise I wanted, did my research with different company's and returned to Iglu. I had three quotes matching Iglu’s cost, but with one phone call they beat the price themselves by £40 without me even asking, how easy was that! "

Gary
(February 2019)


Read more feedback


Are you rebooking a cancelled cruise due to Covid-19?