The cruise industry had a bit of a torrid time a couple of years ago, but it is nice to see that it is bouncing back, especially for Great Britain. There are 51 cruise ports in the country and with a combined effort saw an increase of passengers in 2013.
According to a recent CruiseBritain report over 100 ships visited a port in the UK and with them brought a total of 866,000 passengers, which is said to see an increase of 20 per cent compared to 2012.
That’s not all though because the number of passengers starting their cruise at UK ports also increased last year to over one million, and will only get better for 2014.
One of the reasons for this is because there will now be newer ships coming to the likes of Southampton, although it is worth mentioning that some of the smaller ports will see an increase in ships, and in turn more passengers as well.
In all, 49 different cruise lines came to UK ports last year, which is not only a boast for the ports, but for tourism around the surrounding areas. Some of the more poplar cruises were mini-cruises around Great Britain; much like P&O Britannia will do on her inaugural cruise next year.
As for 2015, that looks set to be even better, what with P&O Britannia and Anthem of the Seas calling Southampton home.