Travel Counsellors saw a significant rise in cruise bookings for September; up 49% year on year.

Janet Whittingham, head of cruise at the organisation, said: “September was a strong month for us thanks to our ability to truly tailor-make itineraries, no matter how complex, to suit the exact needs of all the travellers boarding the ship. We’ve seen a rise in forward 2017 bookings to Canada and Alaska with Holland America and Princess Cruises.

"High-end five- and six-star luxury cruises are becoming increasingly popular, such as Seabourn, Regent Seven Seas, and Azamara, as are river cruises like Scenic. We are also seeing an increasing number of group bookings with friends and multigenerational family bookings due to an ever-growing choice of options for togetherness or age-appropriate pursuits”.

According to the company’s booking statistics, the top ten most popular cruise ships booked in September were Ventura, Azura, Celebrity Eclipse, Independence of the Seas, Britannia, Aurora, Navigator of the Seas, and Oriana.

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