Research undertaken by Norwegian Cruise Line has outed the nation’s most unusual requests and quirks when getting away on holiday. From bringing tea bags and slippers to sneaking their childhood teddy into their luggage, the survey – sent to over 2,000 respondents across the UK - has placed a spotlight on the habits and preferences of British holidaymakers.
Unsurprisingly; the British weather is the number one thing that people want to ‘get away’ from the most (40%), making Norwegian Getaway’s Caribbean destination more popular than ever. On the other end of the scale, 6% of the nation want to escape their neighbours and one in 20 want a break from their other half.
· 26.5% of the nation can’t go away without packing their teabags
· 24% of people take their slippers with them on holiday
· The number one thing people want to get away from (40%) is the British weather
· 19.7% of Brits are planning a special or big trip abroad this year and a further 44% of people are planning to ‘get away’ at some point this year
· 5% of people want to ‘get away’ from their partner
· 6% of British women bring their childhood teddy with them
Further facts discovered include that almost one in five observe a holiday tradition or quirk (18%), including avoiding the number 13 in their seat number, hotel room or floor number, and those who wear the same ‘going away’ outfit every time they getaway.
2014 is set to be the year of the ‘ultimate getaway’, as one in five British people are planning a special or big trip abroad this year, following years of austerity and more ‘ordinary’ holidays. This coincides with the launch of Norwegian Cruise Line’s latest ship Norwegian Getaway this January, travelling year-round from its home-port of Miami to the Caribbean.
Francis Riley, vice president and general manager, international, said “British holidaymakers appreciate being able to explore new experiences on holidays, however like to have their home comforts and traditions with them as well.
“Norwegian Cruise Line’s innovative Freestyle Cruising means that every traveller, every family, can enjoy their holiday however they like, with the flexibility to do and see what they want when they want to. Norwegian Getaway offers 28 dining options, along with Broadway shows, exciting excursions and the largest aqua park at sea ensuring that every guest will enjoy an individual holiday that suits them.”