Cruise myths debunked in survey 

Cruise myths debunked in survey 

Cruise specialist surveyed 850 people to discover the top three myths about cruising

A survey by online agent has found that the most commonly held mistaken belief about cruising is that it’s ‘only for retired people’. However, more than half of the survey’s 850 respondents (54%) believe cruises are actually ideal for people of all ages. 

The cruise specialist asked respondents to name what they believed were the three main cruise misconceptions. 

The second main myth people believed prevented others from booking a cruise was that it would be too expensive. However 42% of those involved in the survey felt there are cruise holidays to suit every budget, and that they offered ‘extremely good value’ compared to other types of holidays.

In third place were myths surrounding seasickness, which 38% of respondents believed wasn’t a problem thanks to the advanced stabilisation on modern ships. 

Overall, 84% of respondents said there are still misconceptions about cruising among the general public. However 32% said there are fewer misconceptions than there were two years ago, as more people try cruising for the first time or plan to in the near future.

Tony Andrews, deputy managing director of, 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 onboard a ship for the first time to senior sailors toasting a happy retirement. And there’s so much more to enjoy onboard 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 onboard 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.”

In February reported a buoyant cruise market with 73% of people who sailed on a ship in 2021 having already booked for 2022.

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