British Teenagers ‘prefer Cruise Ships To Marbella’

Jeff Bezos Airlifted by Ecuadorian Navy From Cruise Ship in Galápagos

Thats close to three times the number of under-25s who took to the sea in 2013. Katie Crumpton, 22, is among the new legion of cruise fans after she embarked on a seven-day Adriatic tour with her boyfriend. She told Metro: I think more young people are attracted to them because theyre now more affordable. I love having the freedom to do as little or as much as you like and waking up somewhere different every day without having to unpack and repack. Cruise ship companies have been keen to shake off their reputation for chintzy decor and cheesy cabaret, with revamped ships and attractive all-inclusive drink deals luring in young customers. Even on-board activities have been given a rethink, with water slides and rock climbing walls installed for guests who arent too fond of bingo. The industry has also attracted a growing army of 20-somethings by combining cruises with music festivals. In 2012, more than 2,000 fans piled on to the SS Coachella for a four-day voyage around the Caribbean with the 1990s band, Pulp. Meanwhile, British bands such as Ash and The Cribs will be performing on a Bahamas cruise next month. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit

over a kidney stone attack. The WashingtonPost owner was rescued by an Ecuadorian Navy helicopter from theGalapagos and taken to his private jet on Baltra Island on New Years Day, according to local newspapers. No surgery was required and hes feeling well, according to Amazons vice president of public relations Drew Herder. When asked for a comment, Bezos replied by email, Galapagos: five stars. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit

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