Aussies are taking cruises in record numbers

Aussies have always been keen to broaden their horizons and visit different parts of the world – and now there are statistics to prove it.

New figures released by the International Cruise Council of Australasia (ICCA) have shown that a record number of people embarked on a cruise holiday last year.

The study indicated that 623,294 Aussies boarded a luxury liner in 2011, which was an all-time high and a 34 per cent improvement on the previous year.

Of course, the beauty of taking an international cruise is you get to see various different countries and cultures in one trip.

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ICCA chairman Gavin Smith said that the huge demand for cruise excursions will grow even further. Indeed, he predicts that by 2020, one million Aussies will take a cruise each year.

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