Barrhead Travel reports soaring cruise sales

Barrhead Travel’s bi-annual Cruise Show has highlighted the fast-growing demand for cruise holidays with sales up 78 per cent compared with their 2018 show.

Held in their flagship store in Glasgow, the summer show exhibited key cruise partners including P&O Cruises, Cunard, MSC, Royal Caribbean, Carnival and Cruise & Maritime Voyages. The most popular itineraries are still in the Mediterranean, with a significant influx in river cruise enquiries – 15 per cent of overall bookings – with top destinations including the Danube and the Rhine.

Over one third of the event’s visitors were new to cruise. There will be another event in autumn. 

Sam Ballard

Sam Ballard is the publisher of CRUISE ADVISER and has been writing about the cruise industry for a number of years. His CV includes the likes of shipping magazine International Cruise & Ferry Review and the digital publication Cruise News. He can be contacted

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