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Published on : Friday, August 25, 2017
The figures are reaching new heights. And, the ages of the passengers on board the cruise vessels are being noticed to be increasingly lower. The average age of a cruise ship globally is 46 while the lowest age is observed to be in 20 years.
In England and the UK, the age rises to 55 and this is the lowest as reported for the area ever since the year 2011. A younger generation of cruise vacations is currently the latest trend among the key emerging trends as forecast by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) this year.
There are many reasons as to why the cruise industry is drawing a rising number of young travellers.
A political turmoil and a spate of terrorism in several popular travel locales that are much favored holiday destinations have permitted cruise vessels to sail away to safer options for travelling.
In addition, the new ships have started offering a wide new range of entertainment facilities and activities.
For instance, Norwegian Bliss and Norwegian Joy both have added new race tracks and water slides. The Independence of the Seas ship of Royal Caribbean is ready to welcome a trampoline park and also a laser tag centre.
These new features have been designed bearing in mind the tastes and preferences of a younger age group.
Andy Harmer who is the SVP Membership & Director, CLIA UK & Ireland said that the latest CLIA Cruise Review mentioned that the average age of UK cruise passengers dropped to its lowest in six years and all these factors contributed in attracting the younger passengers and also the first-time visitors.
Mr. Harmer said that a cruise vacation makes it possible for travellers to get a taste of many destinations on a single trip with the added advantage of having to unpack only once.