“Seacation” demand set to continue

“Seacation” demand set to continue

Domestic sailings are a “real success story”, poll reveals

Almost half (48 per cent) of holidaymakers who have taken a UK cruise this year are planning to book another one within 12 months.

That’s the finding revealed by cruise specialist cruise.co.uk after it polled more than 1,400 of its customers.

Three-quarters of guests who have taken a “seacation” cited onboard service as a standout feature.

The quality of the food and drink was favoured by 57 per cent of customers, while 52 per cent loved the onboard facilities.

Respondents gave the thumbs up to onboard safety measures which were given an average rating of 8.9 out of 10.

Domestic cruises will depart up to October this year before starting again next spring.

Seven-night “seacations” are the most popular option and these are offered by P&O Cruises, Cunard, Celebrity and MSC.

Tony Andrews, deputy managing director of cruise.co.uk, said: “Seacations have been a real success story this year and it’s a pleasure to hear so much positive feedback from impressed guests. The outstanding onboard service, facilities and dining, combined with the health and wellbeing measures, have proved a winning formula.”

He added: “With staycations now well-established in the UK, we’re hopeful that the advantages of a seacation will similarly make it a popular holiday option for many years to come.”



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