Norway tops wish list for cruisers

Norway tops wish list for cruisers

Norway is the most popular cruise destination among Brits, according to new research by AllClear Travel.

The data company compiled a list to determine the top 10 favourite destinations as ranked by cruise-related Google searches. 

Norway came top with a total average search volume of 134,018 a month. Cruisers are most keen to see the Scandinavian country’s UNESCO-protected fjords and glaciers and its coastal communities.

Greece, in particular islands such as Mykonos and history-rich Athens, placed second, with an average monthly search volume of 41,378. Italy was third, with Brits keen to see Naples, the Amalfi Coast, and Sorrento. The average search volume was 29,889 each month. 

Iceland also rated highly, mostly for its Blue Lagoon and Northern Lights, with an average monthly search volume of 18,036, while next up was Australia with  an average monthly search volume of 10,921. 

Region-wise, the Caribbean was cruisers’ top choice. Browsers are keen to see the white sand beaches of Jamaica, Barbados, and Saint Lucia in particular, while the  Mediterranean also rated highly, particularly Spain, France, Italy and Malta. 

Scandinavia and the Canary Islands rounded out the top four places. Europe was the most popular continent, followed by Antarctica and Asia.

A spokesperson from AllClear Travel said: “One of the many attractions of a cruise holiday is that it offers the opportunity to explore several cities or countries on a single trip…and also the fact that your belongings remain in one place instead of repeatedly being packed up for a move to a different accommodation for every new location visited.

“It’s interesting to see the variety of destinations that are popular among Brits, from the Caribbean with a hot climate and coastline views to Antarctica, the coldest place on earth, with icy landscapes.”

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