Research conducted by an independent cruise comparison website has found that 9% of Britons who cruise regularly have been ‘unfaithful’ to a partner during their trip, but only 18% confessed about their infidelity.
A new study by an independent cruise comparison website, http://www.CruiseCompare.co.uk, looking at relationships formed on holidays, has revealed that a tenth of ‘serial cruisers’ have been unfaithful whilst on a cruise holiday in the past.
The study, conducted by http://www.CruiseCompare.co.uk, was carried out in a bid to discover more about the relationships formed whilst on holiday. The poll asked 1,218 Britons, each of whom had been on 5 or more cruises, about their romantic experiences whilst onboard the cruise ships. Each respondent had been in a relationship whilst on a cruise in the past.
Respondents to the study were initially asked by http://www.CruiseCompare.co.uk if they had ever been ‘unfaithful’ to a partner whilst on a cruising holiday, to which 9% answered ‘yes’. A further 16% stated that they had formed a ‘romantic relationship’ on-board when involved with a spouse, yet ‘didn’t class it as being unfaithful.’
Of the 9% of respondents that admitted to being unfaithful when on a cruising holiday, less than a fifth, 18%, stated that they ‘confessed’ about their actions to their partner.
According to the research by http://www.CruiseCompare.co.uk, more than a third, 34%, of those asked had felt ‘tempted to be unfaithful’ when on a cruise holiday and a further 27% had ‘witnessed’ a fellow passenger being ‘unfaithful’ to their partner during a cruise.
6% of the respondents who admitted to forming a relationship whilst on a cruising holiday kept up the betrayal once the holiday ended. In contrast, 91% of those who were unfaithful to a partner when on a cruising holiday felt ‘remorseful’ about their actions.
Danielle Fear, managing director of http://www.CruiseCompare.co.uk, had the following to say:
“It isn’t at all uncommon for romantic relationships to be formed when on any kind of holiday; however it is shocking to discover the amount of people who form romantic relationships to spite the fact that they are already romantically involved. Many cruisers spend a lot of time together on board, and this can allow close relationships to form.”
“All romantic relationships are different and couples are entitled to create their own boundaries when it comes to faithfulness. However, as only a fifth of those who were unfaithful then told their partners once they got home, this indicates that they know they are doing something wrong. It is vital that people enjoy their holiday, though I would suggest thinking about the consequences certain types of enjoyment can bring.”
A previous study by http://www.CruiseCompare.co.uk found that half of singletons over the age of 50 years old, who had recently been on a cruise, did so with the hope of finding romance.
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- CruiseCompare.co.uk is the UK’s largest cruise comparison website, comparing more than 10,000 cruise holidays on more than 200 cruise liners.
- CruiseCompare.co.uk has partnered with leading agents so offer cruises from the leading brands including P&O Cruises, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Princess Cruises, Costa Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL).