UK 2017 ocean cruise passenger total revised higher - report

The number of Britons who took an ocean cruise last year is higher than first thought after CLIA had revised its figures, Travel Weekly reports in a newsletter.

CLIA now says 1,971,000 people took a cruise on open water, rather than the initial figure – 1,959,000 – which was released in March. This new total represents a growth rate of 4.3%, against 2016.

The total number of cruise passengers from the UK was 1,889,000 in 2016.

The new 2017 figure shows cruise’s share of the overall holiday market stood at just over 4%, and just under 11% of overseas package holidays, in line with figures seen in 2016.

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