Each issue, cruise expert Jane Archer shares her tips on selling a specific area of cruise. This time, she looks at ex-UK
Could 2021 be the year of the no-fly cruise? The number of people sailing from the UK has increased over recent years as more cruise lines have based ships in British ports, but experts are predicting that, as the world gets back to normal post-Covid, more people will be looking to set sail from the UK. While the initial impetus might be to avoid flying, clients will soon discover why it is so popular: it avoids airport delays, puts you in holiday mood before you’ve even left the UK and means baggage allowance worries can be left behind. And all that’s before you consider the choice of ships and itineraries available from the UK these days. There are big ships, small ships, vessels made for families or geared around older passengers, and cruises that range from a hop over to Holland to a voyage around the world. We look at options for no-fly mini cruises, voyages to the Med and far-off.