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According to recent scientific investigations, pollution levels are 60 times higher than ‘fresh air’ on cruise ships. The research, commissioned by Thalassa (a French documentary television series), was carried out on abroad a ship leaving Marseille, and is now warning people against the potential health implications.
According to the Association of British Travel Agents’ (ABTA’s) annual Holiday Habits report, cruising is currently the 7th most popular holiday type, with 8% of all Brits taking a cruise in the last 12 months. Of these people, 68% would be happy to go on another cruise, with only 32% preferring not to cruise again.
Last month the World’s largest cruise ship (330 foot longer than the Titanic) set sail from Southampton for its maiden voyage. The ship, which is longer than four football pitches and the Eiffel Tower at 1,188 feet long, can carry 6,780 passengers and is worth a cool £800million.
At some point during a cruise, most people will stare out across the ocean and picture what lies beneath the rippling surface, but now you can see for yourself thanks to Holland-based company U-Boat Worx, which has launched three new luxury submarines designed for cruise ships.
Cruise ships can, unfortunately, be a hot bed for nasty viruses, allowing bacteria to thrive in cabins and spread easily between passengers. To try and prevent viruses from spreading, some cruise lines are taking extreme steps, including banning Captains from shaking their passenger’s hands.
The moment you find the perfect holiday is hard to top – the accommodation, the food, the entertainment, when everything just clicks into place you know you will be returning year on year. However, one couple from Florida have taken this to the extreme, and have just completed their 100th cruise on the same ship.
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