Some time away from the lure of every-day technology appears to be a motivating factor for cruise trippers, with a total digital "detox" a popular choice for many in a recent survey.
A study from cruise online travel agency BonVoyage (decent enough sample size of nearly 1,350 Brits) found that almost four out of ten (39%) would like a complete break away from their "usual tech-filled environment".
Over half (57%) would go on a tech-free cruise if available while 18% admitted they considered having gadgets and other tech items on board to be "stressful".
Almost half (23%) said they would struggle to switch off if they had personal devices on-board with them and just over a quarter (27%) thought it unnecessary to bring technology along on a trip.
But what would be the item most missed if travellers opted for a tech-free cruise holiday?
The survey found:
- Mobile phone - 72%
- Tablet - 53%
- MP3 player - 41%
- Kindle - 32%
- Gaming console - 21%
Despite the desire to ditch the tech, previous studies show that cruise trippers are happy to use their devices and other technology when sailing the seas.
A survey by CruiseCompare in 2011 outlined to what extent passengers are using their own technology when on-board a ship, while Royal Caribbean is actively promoting its technological prowess in terms of gadgets and other devices available to travellers.
NB:Ship technology image via Shutterstock.