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Holidaying on a ship or boat following a predetermined course, usually calling in at several places, is hugely popular in Germany.
Statistically Germany is the world's second biggest market for sea cruises after the United States. In terms of cruise routes, three out of four Germans prefer European routes, with one third choosing Northern Europe and only slightly fewer opting for the Mediterranean. This is an automatic compilation of DW content pertaining to "cruise holidays".