Cruise to 'buck holiday price trends'

Cruise misconceptions still common but ‘tide is turning’, says new survey

A survey of cruise passengers has revealed the biggest misconceptions associated with taking a holiday at sea.

The survey, conducted by cruise specialist, asked 850 respondents to name what they viewed as the three main cruise misconceptions.

The most common, according to the survey, is that cruise is only for retired people, however more than half (54 per cent) of those polled said that sailings are actually ideal for people of all ages.

Next is that a cruise is expensive. A total of 42 per cent of respondents stated there is cruise holiday to suit every budget.

In addition, 38 per cent of those who took part said that seasickness was “generally a thing of the past”.

Overall, 84 per cent of respondents said there are still misconceptions among the general public, but 32 per cent added there are fewer than there were two years ago.

‘Cruises for all ages’ deputy MD Tony Andrews said: “Our survey lifts the lid on some of those tired cliches we’ve all heard about cruise holidays.

“There are cruises out there for all ages, from young families stepping on board a ship for the first time to senior sailors toasting a happy retirement.

“There’s so much more to enjoy on board these days – from incredible spas, pools and even water parks to ice rinks, climbing walls and West End quality shows – everyone can make the most of their time on board and explore new destinations in comfort.

“And as our poll suggests, a cruise won’t break the bank. There are a wide range of ships and itineraries to try, from large floating hotels crossing the Mediterranean to luxury liners travelling around the world. All budgets and preferences are catered for.

“Meanwhile, modern cruise ships are amazingly stable, meaning passengers can immediately get their sea legs and enjoy a well-earned holiday from the moment they depart.”

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