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Three-Quarters of Cruisers Suffer “Cruise-Blues”
New research from an online cruising travel agency has shown that British cruise passengers experience feelings of post-holiday sadness after returning to shore from a cruising holiday more so than when returning home from a ‘dry-land’ holiday.
The poll, conducted by http://www.BonVoyage.co.uk, examined the post-holiday moods of British passengers departing a cruise, in comparison to their last holiday on dry land. A total of 1,283 British holidaymakers were polled, each of whom had been on a cruise and a dry land holiday.
When questioned about their overall holiday experience by http://www.BonVoyage.co.uk, a total of 76% said they felt ‘sad’ for their time onboard to be at an end, whilst only 3% admitted they were ‘happy’ to leave the ship.
In comparison, when respondents were asked by http://www.BonVoyage.co.uk the same question about the last ‘dry land’ holiday they embarked upon, a total of 58% said they felt saddened to return home; almost a fifth less than those who admitted to feeling sad when returning from a cruising holiday.
Similarly, more than a tenth, 11%, of the respondents admitted to feeling ‘happy’ when returning home from a dry-land holiday, almost four times more than respondents who felt ‘happy’ being home after a cruise.
The respondents who admitted to feeling sad about the end of the cruise were asked to explain their reasons further. According to the study, the majority, 53%, of those who felt sad about the end of their cruise holiday said it was because they would miss the ‘luxury lifestyle’ that the cruise offered.
A further 37% of the respondents who admitted that they felt sad at the end of their cruise holiday admitted to feeling this way as they had enjoyed not having ‘general life stresses’.
Just under a quarter, 23%, of those asked cited that they would ‘miss’ the friendships that they had formed when onboard the cruise ship; whilst 7% claimed they would simply ‘miss being at sea’.
In comparison, when asked ‘Why were you sad to leave your dry land holiday?’ more than two thirds, 67% said they felt sad that they had to return to work.
Chris Brown, co-founder of http://www.BonVoyage.co.uk, spoke about the results of the survey:
“I was surprised by the amount of people that claim to have suffered with ‘cruise-blues’
“My advice for anyone who is suffering with ‘cruise-blues’
For more information, please contact Charlotte Merryfield of 10 Yetis PR Agency on 01452 348211 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Bonvoyage.co.uk was launched in August 2011 by the founders of the UK’s fastest growing online independent travel agency, www.sunshine.co.uk, Chris Brown, Chris Clarkson and Alan Gilmour.
The site uses innovative technology to enable users to select the exact cabin they want to stay in from a plan of the deck on the various ships and also provides videos of the ships, ports, shore excursions and more.