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