British cruise drinking figures revealed

8th August, 2014 by Neal Baker

British holidaymakers onboard cruise ships are drinking on average around 50 alcoholic drinks each during their stay, a new survey has revealed.

Drinks are served: Brits drink on average 16 cocktails over a two week cruise (Photo: Flickr)

Drinks are served: Brits drink on average a total of 16 cocktails over a two-week cruise (Photo: Flickr)

The Daily Mail reports that beer is the most popular drink, with an average 46,000 bottles or cans consumed over a two week break, which averages out to around three servings per adult per day.

Cocktails were the second most popular drink for sea-farers, with the average passenger confessing to drinking at least one a day – or 16 over the two weeks – a total of 35,200 per ship.

Passengers also own-up to indulging in half bottle of wine a day – meaning around 15,400 bottles of vino are consumed in two weeks.

All aboard!: The findings are reached based on an average of 2,200 passengers per cruise ship

All aboard!: The findings are reached based on an average of 2,200 passengers per cruise ship (Photo:Wiki)

Barmen emptied out some 828 bottles of whisky as passengers gulped down 16 measures each on average in two weeks, according to the research by cruise organisers Bonvoyage .

And it was the Med that appeared to give people the biggest thirst, according to findings based on an average of 2,200 passengers per cruise ship.

Champagne was unsurprisingly revealed as the most exclusive drink, with just 734 bottles consumed – or just two glasses per person over the average two-week trip.

Steph Curtin, cruise development manager at the cruise travel agency, said: “The majority of cruises have several different bars offering a variety of alcoholic services and it is great to see passengers taking advantage of this.”

One Response to “British cruise drinking figures revealed”

  1. Brenda Kelly says:

    ‘Confessing’ to a cocktail a day and ‘owning-up to indulging’ in a half a bottle of wine a day whilst on holiday.

    These verbs shed light on the deep-routed negative relationship the British have with alcohol. It’s disappointing that the drinks industry press choose to replicate this language used by The Daily Mail rather than challenge it.

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