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Cruise ships 'a fast-growing trend'

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2 December 2009

Cruise ships are continuing to grow in popularity despite the current economic climate, it has been suggested.

Chair of the World Travel Market Fiona Jeffery said that cruising is "vital" for the industry and appeals to all age groups, with eight new vessels introduced this year and ten planned for 2010.

She remarked: "Holidaymakers are being attracted to cruising because it's being heavily marketed and it's new and different for many holidaymakers."

According to Ms Jeffery, while cruise ships are traditionally associated with older travellers, many operators are now catering for the younger crowd.

South America is one of the most requested locations for individuals looking to take a trip on a cruise liner, she added, as well as Palma, Lisbon and Italy.

Earlier this week, the Passenger Shipping Association's director Bill Gibbons said that the organisation predicts a 6.5 per cent increase next year in the number of people taking a cruise.

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