Survey reveals consumers choosing cruising over 2012 Olympics

The British public are opting to go abroad as opposed to staying in the country to experience the London Olympics 2012, according to a survey commissioned by Voyages of Discovery, the small ship discovery cruising company.

A survey of over 1000 respondents in January 2011 questioned whether the UK Olympic Games will affect passengers’ travel plans next summer 2012.  A staggering 76% of those questioned responded to not minding being abroad while they are taking place – which suggests a high level of UK residents may not be as interested in attending the Olympics as would have been perceived.

The survey also revealed how only 16% of those asked thought that the Olympics may possibly have an effect on their decisions to travel during summer 2012.

Discovery’s smaller size accommodates around 650 passengers, allowing it to visit ports and destinations which larger cruise liners are unable to; and providing guests with an opportunity to discover some of the hidden treasures of countries rich in history and culture – while listening to guest speakers along the way.

All cruises include all on-board gratuities and service charges, all meals and entertainment, and the renowned guest speaker programme onboard the ship. No fly cruises also include free parking or selected coach transfers, whilst all fly-cruises include return flights from the UK.