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Norwegian launches the biggest DASH sale of the year

  • Written by Teijo Niemelä
  • Category: Latest offers

Today, Norwegian Cruise Line is launching its biggest DASH sale of the year, offering exceptional savings on all sailings of three days or longer, fleet-wide. Guests who book a Norwegian cruise vacation today through Friday, February 21, 2014, can receive up to $500 per stateroom to spend on board (based on cruise length and stateroom category), free balcony upgrades, reduced deposits and an e-coupon worth over $300 in on board savings. Military, AARP and Latitudes Rewards discounts also apply to select sailings.

Miami's Ultimate Ship, Norwegian Getaway, made her debut in her year-round home port of Miami on February 8, 2014, and is now setting sail on seven-day cruises to the Eastern Caribbean. This spectacular new ship visits tropical ports of call including Philipsburg, St. Maarten; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; and Nassau, Bahamas. On board guests will be dazzled by the ship's Miami flair, exceptional dining and entertainment as well as the excitement of 678 Ocean Place and The Waterfront, a variety of interconnected indoor and outdoor venues on three dynamic decks that creates a multiplex of dining, activities and more that enhance guests' connection with the ocean. Fares start at $579*.

Guests sailing from the Big Apple can set sail on board Norwegian Breakaway, Norwegian Getaway's sister-ship and the ship that brings the best of NYC to Sea. Norwegian Breakaway is currently sailing seven-day cruises to the Bahamas and Florida, now through April 27, 2014, visiting destinations including Port Canaveral (Orlando and Beaches), Florida; Nassau, Bahamas; and Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas, Norwegian's very own private Island. Fares start at $509*.

Also sailing from New York City, Norwegian Gem offers nine-day Eastern Caribbean cruises now through April 23, 2014. Guests on board will visit tropical destinations including; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; and Samana, Dominican Republic; with fares from $699*.

Cruisers can dash to cruise savings in Hawai`i when they book a seven-day cruise on board the newly-enhanced Pride of America, with fares from $999*. Sailing year-round from Honolulu, this spectacular cruise offers nearly 100 hours of port time and visits Hawai'i's four main islands, including an overnight in Kahului, Maui; an overnight in Nãwiliwili, Kaua`i; stops in Hilo, Hawai`i and Kona, Hawai`i; as well as an afternoon cruise by the jaw-dropping Nãpali Coast.

Norwegian Epic, the "Best Ship for Sea Days" by Cruise Critic and "Best Overall Cruise Ship" by the readers of Travel Weekly two years in a row, cruises to sunny Western Caribbean destinations on seven-day cruises from Miami, through April 20, 2014. Cruisers can explore ports of call including Ocho Rios, Jamaica; Costa Maya, Mexico; and Cozumel, Mexico; with fares starting at $399*.

Adventurers who are looking to experience the majestic beauty of Alaska can do so on board Norwegian Sun. Norwegian Sun offers a series of seven-day cruises from either Vancouver, British Columbia or Whittier, Alaska, from May 19, 2014 to September 22, 2014 with fares starting at $529*. Guests can also choose to combine these itineraries for the ultimate 14-day Alaskan family adventure.

For an unforgettable European Cruise experience, guests can set sail on a 10- or 11-day cruise on board Norwegian Jade from Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy. Ports of call on the 10-day itinerary include Olympia (Katakolon), Greece; Athens (Piraeus), Greece; Ephesus (Izmir), Turkey; Istanbul, Turkey  and Naples, Italy.  Guests cruising on the 11-day itinerary will visit Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy; Monte Carlo, Monaco; Provence (Toulon), France; Barcelona, Spain; Valencia, Spain; Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy; Carthage, Tunisia; Palermo, Sicily and Naples, Italy. Fares for these incredible cruises start at $749*.

P&O Cruises unveil 2014 Strictly Come Dancing cruises

  • Written by Kari Reinikainen
  • Category: Latest offers

P&O Cruises popular Strictly Come Dancing themed cruises, in partnership with BBC Worldwide Ltd, have just got bigger and better. New for 2014, the Strictly cruises will be packed with more stars and more sparkle than ever before. Each of this year’s four dedicated cruises will have two pairs of the programme's professional dancers, legendary acerbic judge Craig Revel Horwood, and one of the show's past celebrity contestants, travelling at different stages to offer a Strictly experience to remember.

Passengers can dust off their dance shoes, release their inner tango and learn to rumba with Robin Windsor, waltz with Ian Waite or cha cha cha with Camilla Dallerup. Regular dance classes will be on offer throughout the cruise and passengers can participate in a dance competition, with the grand finale performances taking place in the main theatre, judged by Craig and the special celebrity guest. 

The Strictly stars will give up close and personal interviews on board, photo opportunities and signing sessions, and official Strictly Come Dancing showcases produced by BBC Worldwide. A stunning selection of costumes from the television show will also be on display around the ship, with organised fashion events to showcase them at their very best. 

The Strictly Come Dancing cruise line-up for 2014 includes: 

14-night Canary Islands cruise on Oriana (X409) departing April 20, 2014. Departing from and returning to Southampton, ports of call include Lisbon, Madeira, La Palma, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Cadiz and La Coruna. Select Price fares from £1,149pp. Stars to join the cruise include: 
·        Robin Windsor & Kristina Rihanoff 
·        Ian Waite & Natalie Lowe 
·        Craig Revel Horwood 
·        Celebrity guest to be revealed 

14-night Western Mediterranean cruise on Oceana (
E413) departing May 31, 2014. Departing from and returning to Southampton, ports of call include La Coruna, Gibraltar, Alghero, Florence/Pisa, St.Tropez, Barcelona and Cartagena. Select Price fares from £1,319pp. Stars to join the cruise include: 
·        Aljaž Skorjanec & Janette Manrara 
·        Robin Windsor & Kristina Rihanoff 
·        Craig Revel Horwood 
·        Celebrity guest to be revealed 

12-night Western Mediterranean cruise on Azura (A421) departing August 2, 2014. Departing from and returning to Southampton, ports of call include Lisbon, Gibraltar, Barcelona, Ibiza, Cartagena and Seville. Select Price fares from £1,349pp. Stars to join the cruise include: 
·        Pasha Kovalev & Katya Virshilas 
·        Ian Waite & Camilla Dallerup 
·        Craig Revel Horwood 
·        Celebrity guest to be revealed 

13-night Canary Islands cruise on Aurora (R417) departing September 25, 2014. Departing from and returning to Southampton, ports of call include Lisbon, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, La Palma, Madeira and El Ferrol. Select Price fares from £1,199pp. Stars to join the cruise include: 
·        Ian Waite & Camilla Dallerup 
·        Darren Bennett & Lilia Kopylova 
·        Craig Revel Horwood 
·        Celebrity guest to be revealed

Cuba Cruise offers 2 for 1 promotion on all new bookings before February 28th

  • Written by Teijo Niemelä
  • Category: Latest offers

Cuba Cruise introduces a special 'Buy One, Get One' offer all new bookings made before February 28th, 2014. "Bring a friend, family member or spouse for free and enjoy the enchanting island of Cuba on an exclusive 7-night circumnavigation sailing. Cuba Cruise will even hold your cabin for 7 days to find your flights – no obligations!" Cuba Cruise says in its release.

"Winter is the ideal time to warm up in sunny Cuba, especially with the family," says Cuba Cruise President Dugald Wells. "We're thrilled to offer guests this special promotion, making it easier and more affordable than ever to explore this charming island."

The special promotion applies to all cabin categories and direct bookings, including reservations for children. Add a child to a booking and the second child is also free*.

For passengers travelling alone, Cuba Cruise also waived* the single supplement.

What's Included

" 7 nights accommodation in the selected cabin category

" Full breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks every day

" Fitness centre

" Fully supervised children's program for ages 4-12

" Daily entertainment program

" Evening entertainment and theme nights

" Your very own Cuba!

Guests can join the 7-night cruise at either Havana or Montego Bay. Cuba Cruise features Canadian imported cuisine as well as local specialties, and explores diverse ports including Santiago, Cienfuegos, Trinidad and Punta Frances on the Isle of Youth. The 480-stateroom boutique cruise ship Louis Cristal allows access into Cuba's remote areas, many of which have never been accessible on a single itinerary without complicated and uncomfortable travel between locations. Cuba Cruise makes it simple, relaxing and a whole lot of fun to see all of Cuba's most magnificent offerings on one comprehensive trip.

*For full terms & conditions, visit [http://www.yourcubacruise.com/DatesPrices.aspx]

To make a reservation, visit [http://www.yourcubacruise.com] and book online directly.

MSC Cruises outlines offerings on MSC Orchestra Dubai to Australia voyage

  • Written by Kari Reinikainen
  • Category: Latest offers

MSC Cruises, the Geneva based cruise shipping company, has outlines its pricing package structure for MSC Orchestra's voyage from Dubai to Fremantle in the spring of 2015.

Giles Hawke, Executive Director for MSC Cruises UK, Ireland and Australia commented: “We are very excited that the official launch of the new itinerary almost coincides with the launch of our new pricing structure as it not only allows an insight into the perks of the new 'Experiences' pricing but will also give travel agents an indication to how it will work. We are proud to offer our clientele a brand new product and feel that this itinerary highlights MSC Cruises' continuing evolvement and growth."

Prices for this itinerary start from £3,129pp cruise only for an inside cabin with Bella Experience. The ship will sail from Dubai on 21 February and reach Fremantle on 26 March 2015.


Bella and Fantastica guests:
• Oriental Odyssey drink package: 4 drinks per day during meals are
Free. Choose from wine, draft beer, mineral water and soft drinks.

• Oriental Odyssey shore package: 3 all-day excursions and 2 half-day excursions of choice from Mumbai, Singapore, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide

• 30% discount on laundry services.

Aurea guests:
• Oriental Odyssey Spa package: treatments especially designed for
Aurea guests. They include different kinds of massages, a medical
personalised consultation and various fitness activities.

• Oriental Odyssey shore package: 3 all-day excursions and 2 half-day
excursions of choice from Mumbai, Singapore, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.

• 30% discount on laundry services.

 

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