Royal Caribbean has revealed the ultimate UK holiday bucket list for 2021 and beyond. Spanning 16,357 miles, taking 11 years to complete and costing a total of £35,790, the list is the longest ever and includes must-visit destinations such as Australia, Canada, Alaska, Barbados and The Bahamas. It’s clear that the UK’s zeal for holidays and experiences is greater than ever before.
The survey, commissioned by Royal Caribbean and coinciding with the cruise line’s global return to sailing, discovered the ultimate travel bucket list destinations for UK travellers includes Australia, Canada, Alaska, and the balmy islands of Barbados and The Bahamas. Seeing the northern lights, cruising in the Caribbean, and reaching the top of the Eiffel Tower are some of the most popular experiences holidaymakers are looking forward to today. However, half admit their itinerary is ‘increasing all the time’ and 70% are concerned they won’t ever complete it all.
When adding a dream destination to their travel bucket list, UK holidaymakers are keen to ensure it has picture-perfect landscapes, activities, excursions, and opportunities to explore different cultures and delicious food. Just under half (49%) consider ticking off activities and experiences on their travel list as one of their biggest life goals. And as such, 56% said they always take into consideration how they can live out their bucket list when booking a holiday.
Island hopping in Greece, seeing Mount Fuji and swimming with dolphins are also among the nation’s top 20 bucket list activities. Many of those polled would also like to walk the Great Wall of China, travel on the Orient Express, stay in an overwater bungalow in the Maldives, and take in the views from the Empire State Building.
THE UK’S TOP 20 TRAVEL BUCKET LIST DESTINATIONS
- The Bahamas
- New Zealand
- Greece and the Greek Isles
- North America (not including Alaska)
THE UK’S TOP 20 TRAVEL BUCKET LIST EXPERIENCES
- See the northern lights
- Go to Disney World in Florida
- Make it to the top of the Eiffel Tower
- Visit Pompei
- Drive Route 66
- Go on safari in Africa
- Go to a casino in Las Vegas
- Cross the Golden Gate Bridge
- Swim with dolphins
- Travel on the Orient Express
- Go island hopping in Greece
- Pay your respects at Auschwitz
- Climb the Empire State Building
- Cruising in the Caribbean
- Hike the Great Wall of China
- Swim in the Blue Lagoon in Iceland
- See Mount Fuji in Japan
- Rail trip around Europe
- See a bear in Canada
- Stay at an overwater bungalow in the Maldives