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06 October 2011 10:20
The number of Britons choosing to set off on an ocean cruise from a UK port has reached an all-time high, figures show
New figures released by the Passenger Shipping Association (PSA) have shown that the number of Britons choosing to set off on an ocean cruise holiday from a UK port has reached an all-time high.
UK ports will see 835,000 people depart on cruise ventures, possibly with a comprehensive
cruise travel insurance policy, in 2012. The figure marks a rise of 28% over the past two years.
Holidaymakers board their cruise ships to destinations such as Russia, Scandinavia, the Norwegian fjords, Iceland, the Mediterranean, America, the coast of Britain and Ireland, from 20 ports in the UK.
According to the PSA, the UK cruise industry witnessed growth of over 5% this year.
There is expected to be a 1% year-on-year rise in the number of people setting off on a cruise holiday to 1.73 million in 2012, figures show.
23 September 2016
Theresa May is being urged to give the go-ahead for flights to resume between the UK and Sharm el-Sheikh by the head of the cross-party parliamentary group on Egypt.
22 September 2016
Budget airline Jet2.com is to open its first base in the south of England at Stansted.
21 September 2016
Smoking rates have dropped to the lowest level on record in England, new figures show, suggesting messages about the health effects of cigarettes are hitting home.
20 September 2016
Concerns have been raised over flight disruptions caused by heavy drinking among passengers.
17 September 2016
British Airways' decision to launch direct flights from London to Tehran earlier this month positions Iran as one of the hottest destinations to visit in 2017, according to experts.
16 September 2016
More than 100 flights have been cancelled as French air traffic controllers go on strike again.
15 September 2016
Two thirds of MPs would support an expansion at Heathrow.
14 September 2016
TripAdvisor is launching a new homepage, making the booking of holiday activities and tours even easier.
13 September 2016
Travellers are to be charged to use fast lanes to get through passport checks in an attempt to cut queues.
09 September 2016
People travelling to regions affected by the Zika virus outbreak should practise safe sex for at least half a year upon their return, health leaders say.
08 September 2016
British Airways is apologising to passengers for delays after an IT glitch hit check-in systems.
07 September 2016
Tiny particles that are breathed in and taken into the brain through air pollution could trigger Alzheimer's disease, research finds.