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Passenger Shipping Association reveals cruise boom at World Travel Market

Passenger Shipping Association reveals cruise boom at World Travel Market

Latest UK cruise industry figures released by the Passenger Shipping Association at World Travel Market estimate that 1.72m Brits will take an ocean cruise this year, 20,000 passengers more than the 1.7m carried in 2011. This has been achieved despite a challenging year for the industry following the January Concordia incident, and a protracted subdued UK economic climate for consumers that has seen market falls in many other sectors of the holiday industry.

Boom time for global cruise industry

Boom time for global cruise industry

11th Sep 2012 Cruise News

The number of people around the world who took a cruise holiday grew by ten per cent last year – an increase of almost two million people which topped 20 million global ocean cruise passengers for the first time. The numbers increased from 18.7 million to 20.6 million between 2010 and 2011. The main markets are North America (11.5 million) and Europe (6.2 million).

Johnson to head Passenger Shipping Association

Johnson to head Passenger Shipping Association

5th Jul 2012 Cruise News

Passenger services director for P&O Ferries, Simon Johnson, has become the nineteenth chairman of the Passenger Shipping Association. The decision was taken at the annual general meeting, held at the Chamber of Shipping in London. 

Cruise industry seeks new emergency plans following Concordia sinking

Cruise industry seeks new emergency plans following Concordia sinking

10th Feb 2012 Cruise News

The global cruise industry has announced a new emergency drill policy requiring mandatory muster for embarking passengers prior to departure from port. The new policy follows the industry’s announcement on January 27th of a Cruise Industry Operational Safety Review in response to the Concordia incident and as part of the industry’s continuous efforts to review and improve safety measures. 

Boom in UK cruise holidays reported by Passenger Shipping Association

Boom in UK cruise holidays reported by Passenger Shipping Association

4th Oct 2011 Cruise News

More Brits are choosing to begin their ocean cruise holiday from a UK port than ever before according to figures released by the Passenger Shipping Association. In 2012, 835,000 passengers will join their cruise ship in Britain, a 28 per cent increase over the last two years, as the choice of destinations continues to expand. 

Boom for UK cruise holidays

Boom for UK cruise holidays

18th May 2010 Cruise News

British holidaymakers have sparked a boom in cruise holidays, with luxury offerings fairing particularly strongly. Some 1.65 million British travellers are expected to take a cruise this year – double the figure at the turn of the century – with destinations including northern Europe and the Caribbean enduringly popular.

Ferry services sail to rescue to ease volcanic logjam

Ferry services sail to rescue to ease volcanic logjam

19th Apr 2010 Press Release Cruise News

The PSA (Passenger Shipping Association) has reported a massive increase in the number of ferry passengers and booking activity as they look to assist passengers stranded by grounded airlines in the wake of the Icelandic volcanic ash cloud.