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British holidaymakers extol virtues of cruises

British holidaymakers extol virtues of cruises
30 May 2014

A new study of British travellers has revealed that cruises are considered to be the most reliable form of holiday.

This means that they are considered to be a better alternative than city breaks and beach holidays, which may come as a surprise to many Brits who often head off this time of year in search of sun, sea and sand.

Among the reasons cited for this viewpoint is that staff are generally more friendly, while there are also fewer delays and cleaner facilities.

The survey results were based on the poll results of some 1,438 adults aged 18 and over, all of whom have been on cruises as well as other forms of holiday.

Speaking to AOL.com, cruise expert Steph Curtin said: "These results show that as well as growing in popularity, cruise holidays are now deemed as the most reliable type of holiday for the British public, where holidaymakers are most able to relax and enjoy themselves without any extra stresses or hassles."

One of the most popular places to visit on a cruise holiday is the Caribbean, with a recent report showing that visitors to the Caribbean spent much more money in 2013 than 2012.

There was a 2.3 per cent increase in tourist expenditure last year compared with the year before, though the actual number of people rose by only 1.8 per cent.

What's more, there were 25 million arrivals, which is just 1.8 per cent higher than 2012's 24.6 million.

This is the first time in three years that visitor spending growth has been greater than that of visitor numbers in the Caribbean.

Beverly Nicholson-Doty, chairman of the CTO, said that indicators for the accommodation sector - room rates, revenue per available room and occupancy - were particularly healthy.ADNFCR-408-ID-801725014-ADNFCR

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