Caribbean tops list of most wanted destinations
San Francisco, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/07/2013 -- Being able to enjoy the marvels of a cruise has been an interest and dream for many since pleasure cruises were invented. The beauty of the seas and oceans captivate and engage the senses, while the thrill of adventuring to beautiful locations is a delight for all. CruiseOffers.co.uk has released an infographic detailing the quality holiday offers of today's cruises that they have offered 1980.
The infographic notes that over 20 million took the opportunity to take in the sites that cruises have to offer last year. According to the Telegraph, 1.9 million of those individuals were doing so for the first time.
A majority of cruisers were North Americans, according to CruiseOffers.co.uk, while the British were but 1.7 million overall. That number is likely to grow, as there has been steady increases year-over-year for an interest in holiday cruising.
Since 1990, there have been 185 million passengers who have taken a cruise lasting two or more days. Of those passengers, 70% were within the last decade, proving the holiday cruise is becoming a trusted interest of the average traveler.
The infographic also profiles the average passenger, noting that the median age for cruise passengers is 50 years of age, while 44% are over 25 years of age. Nearly 80% of cruiser-goers are married, while only 2% travel on cruises solo.
According to CruiseOffers.co.uk, the most appealing destination to travelers is the Caribbean, which accounted for 39.8% of total itineraries in 2011. Overall, the Caribbean makes up 45% of all cruise destinations, while Alaska comes in at 24% of travelers. The Bahamas and Bermuda come in at number three and four respectively, with the Mediterranean, Greek Islands, and Turkey comprising of spot number five.
Cruising gives travelers the wonderful mix of pampering, relaxing and expansive settings and accommodations, and the ability to travel. That is not to forget the safety and convenience of the experience. Affordability is also important, with the average cruise costing anywhere between $171-$234 per day.
Cruise Offers provides quality cruise options for a reduced price to anyone looking to enjoy quality traveling with all the luxuries. Find the destination and cruise type and enjoy the pampering, quality, and safety that comes with traveling via cruise liner. See their newly released infographic here - http://www.cruiseoffers.co.uk/2013/02/06/infographic-cruise-holiday-facts-figures/ .
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