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11 March 2013 09:26
UK ports are set for one million cruise passenger embarkations this year after a record 2012
One million passengers are set to embark on cruises from UK ports this year, according to the Passenger Shipping Association (PSA). It claims there will be an improvement on what was a record 2012, when a 10% rise resulted in a new high of 962,000 people leaving UK ports on cruises.
Last year also witnessed a big jump in passengers visiting UK ports during their cruises, up 11% to 723,000 - double the 2007 figure. The south coast ports of Southampton, Dover and Portsmouth were largely responsible for the surge in port activity.
With such increased activity predicted for the year ahead, the number of people taking out
cruise travel insurance policies is also set to rise. Of the 1,701,000 UK holidaymakers who went on cruises in 2012, nearly 700,000 embarked on a Mediterranean trip. Northern Europe trips also proved popular, especially Norwegian fjords voyages, with 443,000 Brits sailing to the region.
27 April 2017
The port city of Liverpool is to be the starting point of the biggest round the world ocean race.
26 April 2017
Nearly three-quarters of patients diagnosed with cancer in A&E had previously seen their GP with related symptoms, according to research.
25 April 2017
Researchers recently suggested cycling could reduce the risk of cancer - and now a campaign has launched urging people to get on two wheels.
22 April 2017
The flag for Britain will be flown on a global scale at the forthcoming Clipper Round the World Race.
21 April 2017
Want to lower your risk of suffering cancer or heart disease? Then get on your bike.
20 April 2017
Researchers have made a significant breakthrough in understanding the way in which breast cancer grows and spreads.
19 April 2017
Budget airline easyJet has apologised over an incident in which two passengers were ordered to leave an overbooked flight.
14 April 2017
Holidays have topped the priority lists of people approaching retirement, with close to two thirds (64%) aiming to go on more trips once they leave the world of work behind.
13 April 2017
A major bank has outlined plans to become more "dementia-friendly".
12 April 2017
Restrictions should be put in place to curb the drinking of alcohol before early-morning flights, a House of Lords committee has suggested.
11 April 2017
Drivers heading to airports and ferry ports this bank holiday weekend have been told to expect heavy traffic.
People who are beginning to notice signs of grey hair have more to worry about than their image.