Cruise 2018 news: Record number of British cruise ship passengers | Travel News | Travel

Cruising is a holiday choice that has grown in popularity in recent years with everything from entertainment to leisure onboard.

According to the annual UK & Ireland cruise industry report, almost two million cruises were taken by British Holidaymakers in 2017.

This is a record high of 1,959,000 cruise passengers, a figure published by the industry body, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)

This figure sees the causing population to have risen by 0.5 per cent since 2016.

Attracted to the warm climate and crystal clear water, the report highlights the Mediterranean the most popular destination amongst British tourists.

The Med represents 37 per cent of all cruise holidays booked by Britons, although this number is falling.

Surprisingly northern Europe is on the rise, as eight per cent of UK…

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