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Mystery cruises provide surprises

30 April 2009 06:31

Mystery cruises provide surprises

Mystery cruises can give older holiday-makers the "element of surprise" that they desire, while cruise travel insurance can provide a welcome safety net.

Saga Holidays will be departing Southampton on the Ruby liner on May 5th for its third mystery cruise, in which guests embark on the ship only knowing that they will be returning in 18 days time.

Four countries will be visited over the course of the holiday and passengers will depart the ship at ten separate ports.

Carl Catterall, spokesman for Saga Holidays, believes that this experience is a new and unusual travelling concept.

She said: "The over 50s are intrepid and adventurous and do like the element of surprise. It is still something which is very positive to Saga and for our customers overall."

Earlier this month, the Passenger Shipping Association suggested that the recession is beginning to have an effect on the cruise tourism industry, though the sector will continue to experience growth in the long-term.