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Cruises getting increasingly popular among young solo travellers

Cruising is a popular choice for solo travellers across all age groups, according to independent research conducted by cruise agency Cruise 118.

The study finds that cruisers in their 30s, in particular, are booking travel to exotic destinations, with the Middle East seeing a huge 293% increase year on year for solo travellers.

Alan Williamson, marketing director for the cruise agency, said: “Travelling alone is becoming much more culturally and socially acceptable, and cruising is often a great way for young, solo travellers to explore the world with the safety and reliability of a cruise.

“Cruises can be a popular choice for travellers really looking to switch off from work,” says Alan from Cruise 118.  “We have passengers that choose cruises as an option simply to digitally detox and our packages provide a great opportunity for them to do this. Lastly, not all those who embark on a cruise single, depart solo. Cruises are a fantastic way to meet new, interesting people.”

The research also found that the Far East, Middle East and Polar Regions have all been identified as up and coming destinations, suggesting that people are becoming increasingly more adventurous with their cruise choices.

Cruises that allow passengers to explore exotic, interesting destinations such as Sri Lanka, Oman, Alaska, Japan and expedition cruises to the Polar Regions are on the rise.

Williamson added: “These adventure cruise packages have been designed for people interested in exploring a variety of destinations and immersing themselves in the local culture and hidden charms of multiple places.”

“This shift towards experience led holidays is hugely prevalent across the entire travel industry right now and for a very good reason. It’s great to see so many people looking to broaden their cultural awareness through experiencing as much of the world as possible. People are seeking to get back in to nature, be adventurous and explore the world, and cruising is an excellent way to facilitate those desires.

“Adventure excursions can facilitate once-in-a-lifetime opportunities such as dolphin watching in Muscat, cycling tours through rustic villages and scenic landscapes in Kochi as well as visiting the Taj Mahal, sailing through the Suez Canal, touring the ancient city of Petra, walking the Great Wall of China or experiencing the Cherry Blossoms of Japan.”

Visit https://www.cruise118.com to find out more.


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