CruiseBritain, the destination association of British ports and services, has announced the appointment of a new chair. Angie Redhead, cruise and operations manager at Liverpool Cruise Terminal, has taken office for a three-year tenure. Outgoing chair, Daren Taylor, said: “CruiseBritain is a thriving organisation that works to raise the profile of Britain as a cruise destination.”
This year will see increased numbers of cruises sailing from UK ports as the appeal of basing ships in Britain grows. CruiseBritain reports that initial estimates of cruise embarkations for 2012 show a rise of 17 per cent year-on-year.
New research from a newly launched cruise website has revealed that the majority of Brits are unaware of which laws apply to them whilst on a cruise, with a quarter, 24% of those polled assuming that cruise ships were simply governed by the ‘law of the sea’.
British ports had a boom year in 2010, with visitor numbers topping half a million for the first time, according to a new report from CruiseBritain.