Young Brits Get Onboard with Cruise Idea

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The Luxury Cruise Company is championing the idea of young travellers taking to the waves for their holidays.

A leading cruise specialist is championing the idea of young travellers taking to the waves for their holidays.

Over recent years, cruise holidays have been largely associated with the senior generations, but recent research suggests that almost half of young Brits would now consider swapping the beach for the ocean waves.

Furthermore, The Luxury Cruise Company is moving to dispel the myth that a cruise only caters for older age groups.

With the majority of modern cruise ships now boasting a whole host of amenities, as well as being equipped with the latest technology to keep passengers entertained while onboard, Scott Anderson, The Luxury Cruise Company’s general manager, was keen to state that “cruises are great holidays for young people, and also for families travelling together with mixed ages in their groups.”

This summer, research from Mintel, a leading market research company, revealed that 40% of young people (aged between 15 and 24) would consider taking a cruise in the future. As it stands, only 4% of the people quizzed in that age bracket had been on a cruise, compared to 32% of their older counterparts (aged 65-74).

When asked to elaborate, again 40% of the younger group said it was a great way of visiting many destinations within a single trip, while 28% believed the holiday would be a good way of meeting new people.

Mr Anderson added: “Many of today's new, modern ships cater very well for young people, with youth clubs and activities arranged for teens, and supervised groups for those even younger. Gaming fans are also well accommodated, with cutting edge technology available.

“For those young adults, there is plenty to see and do, from modern Cirque du Soleil-style entertainment through to vibrant nightclubs, comedy acts, ice skating and bars.

“Many cruise lines are now also offering more active shore tours as well, such as zip-lining through the rainforest, kayaking, 4x4 desert adventures, helicopter trips and more.

“We would recommend Celebrity Cruises for a good all-round cruise line appealing to younger people, with modern designs and an onboard iLounge, powered by Apple.”

Mintel also revealed that despite the turbulent economic landscape, the luxury cruise market saw an 8% year-on-year growth during 2011, and 40% between 2006 and 2011.

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About The Luxury Cruise Company:

The Luxury Cruise Company has been established since 2007 and is based in Hove, Sussex. The company specialises in the creation of tailor-made luxury holidays by combining a cruise with flights, hotels, private transfers and more, to create the perfect, stress-free package.

Scott Anderson, General Manager, The Luxury Cruise Company
71 Church Road, Hove, BN3 2BB
Email: info(at)
Telephone: 01273 311870
Twitter: @LuxuryCruiseCo

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