More Britons taking a cruise trip
The number of Britons taking a cruise holiday this year is expected to have risen, despite the Costa Concordia disaster.
As many as 1.72 million Britons are expected to go on ocean cruise voyages in 2012 – a rise on the 1.7 million figure in 2011, the Passenger Shipping Association (PSA) said.
The association said it had been a challenging year for the industry following the incident in January when the Italian vessel Costa Concordia hit rocks off Italy and went over on its side in a disaster that claimed 32 lives.
With new ships on the way, the PSA is forecasting Britons will take 1.76 million ocean cruise holidays next year.
PSA director William Gibbons said: “There is no doubt that the cruise industry faced a unique set of challenges this year.
“But our UK figures show that the cruise sector has outperformed the rest of the holiday sector.
“The undiminished investment in new ships and product innovation is also encouraging, with six new cruise ships commissioned in 2012 and six more scheduled for launch in each of the next three years.”
Have you been on a cruise recently? Would you recommend it?
Latest posts by Silversurfers Editor (see all)
- Win 2 nights on board the Luxury Sunborn Superyacht in Gibraltar! - March 21, 2017
- Should MPs have more than one job? - March 20, 2017
- A simple way to maximise your ISA - March 17, 2017
- Blooming Lovely from Hotter! - March 17, 2017
- Claim a pair of cinema tickets to see Going in Style! - March 17, 2017
Leave a Comment!
Community Terms & Conditions
These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it.
You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.
be accurate (where they state facts); be genuinely held (where they state opinions); and comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.
Contributions must not:
contain any material which is defamatory of any person; or contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory; or promote sexually explicit material; or promote violence; promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; or infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person; or be likely to deceive any person; or be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence; or promote any illegal activity; or be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety; or be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person; or be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person; or give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case; or advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.
Nurturing a safe environment
Our Silversurfers community is designed to foster friendships, based on trust, honesty, integrity and loyalty and is underpinned by these values.
We don't tolerate swearing, and reserve the right to remove any posts which we feel may offend others... let's keep it friendly!