According to leading cruise travel agency, cruise.co.uk there is a huge demand for ‘sea-cations’ this summer.
A number of cruise lines are offering sea-cations this year, which are domestic sailings that travel round Britain, and can include visits to a variety of UK destinations including Liverpool, Greenock and Belfast.
The agency reports that bookings for sea-cations have more than doubled since mid-July, with enquiries increasing by the same amount. These cruises vary from either a couple of days to up to a week or longer, with seven-night getaways – which are offered by lines including P&O Cruises, Cunard, Celebrity, Fred Olsen, Disney and MSC.
Commenting, Tony Andrews, deputy managing director of cruise.co.uk, said: “Seacations have really captured the imagination of holidaymakers this year, with the option to stay in UK waters clearly proving appealing. The amazing facilities and value-for-money that cruises offer, coupled with the lack of availability on land, means we’re seeing strong demand from both a new-to-cruise audience and seasoned travellers alike.
“The safety element is also really important. Cruise lines have gone above and beyond to ensure that guests feel reassured on and off their ships.
Seacations will continue to depart up to October this year. For further information, or to book a ‘sea-cation’ visit the cruise.co.uk website.