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Top 10 Cruise Deals With Norwegian Cruise Line

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From the Med to Mexico, Croatia to the Cayman Islands, I’ve got 10 great cruise deals with Norwegian Cruise Line to tempt you. Almost all deals include flights and a choice of any two packages from premium drinks, speciality dining, Wifi package or shore excursion credit! 

 

 
I was lucky to be invited on Norwegian Encore’s inaugural cruise from Germany to Southhampton recently. It was only a two-night cruise but I managed to fit a lot in! I raced a go-kart around the largest race-track at sea, got chased by dinosaurs in the massive virtual reality room, watched Kinky Boots and A Choir of Man in the theatre, and enjoyed a wonderful array of food in various dining outlets. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Norwegian’s ‘free style cruising’ means you can leave your dinner jackets and cocktail dresses at home. Everything on board is relaxed and you can dine whenever and wherever you like. If you want to dress up and enjoy a four-course meal in the main dining room – you can. If you fancy casual dress with pizza and beer, that’s cool too. You don’t have to sit with strangers or dine at 8pm, there are dining options available 24/7.
 

 

 
We ate in the complimentary restaurants the whole time, and I was really impressed with the quality of the food and variety available – I can only imagine how good the speciality restaurants are! With the choice to opt for the premium drinks package and three speciality dining restaurants for just €99, Norwegian Cruise Line offer some of the best value cruise deals from Ireland.

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Norwegian’s Free at Sea promotion allows you to choose any two of the following packages, over a seven-night cruise, for just €99 per adult:

  • Premium drinks
  • WiFi
  • 3 speciality dining meals
  • Shore excursion credit 

I will be writing a full review of Norwegian Encore in due course, but I had some many requests for prices that I thought I would publish my top 10 cruise deals with Norwegian Cruise Line first.
 

 

 

1. Los Angeles Stay & Mexico Cruise: Norwegian Joy, 10th January, 7 Nights €1275!

This amazing cruise deal is perfect for anyone who wants to try a cruise for the first time, or wants to incorporate this into a holiday to California. Like Norwegian Encore, Norwegian Joy is a Breakaway Plus class ship, so the facilities and size are similar in both. If you want to add on extra nights in California, talk to Sunway’s dedicated cruise team and they will arrange this for you.

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Price includes flights, a two-night stay in Los Angeles and a five-night cruise to Cabo San Lucas & Ensenada in Mexico, with two options from the Free at Sea promotion. 

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2. Northern Europe Cruise: Norwegian Escape, 5th September, 9 Nights, €1735!

Not only to you get to overnight in the magical city of St. Petersburg, but this wonderful nine-night cruise also brings you to Berlin, Tallinn, Helsinki and Stockholm. You will be cruising on Norwegian Escape, which has similar facilities to Norwegian Encore – without the race track or laser tag.

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Price includes flights to Copenhagen and nine-night cruise, with two options from the Free at Sea promotion

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3. Seattle Stay & Alaska Cruise: Norwegian Bliss, 8th May, 9 Nights, €1780!

An Alaska cruise has been on my bucket list for years, but with prices like this I might just get there! This amazing deal on Norwegian Bliss, another Breakaway Plus class ship, includes a two-night stay in Seattle before your seven-night Alaska cruise. Visit the famous Glacier Bay, Skagway and the city of Victoria, and marvel at the sights from Bliss’s stunning Observation Lounge. This ship was custom built for Alaska cruises so must be one of the best ships to see The Last Frontier.

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Price includes return flights from Dublin, 2 night stay in Seattle, plus 7 night cruise, with two options from the Free at Sea promotion.
 
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4. Eastern Caribbean Cruise: Norwegian Encore, 14th March, 8 Nights, €1795!

I loved Norwegian Encore, even though I cruised from Bremerhaven to Southampton in November! I admired all the outdoor dining areas and imaged how wonderful it would be to cruise on Encore in the Caribbean. This Caribbean cruise visits San Juan, St. Thomas and the Virgin Islands. Enjoy unlimited complimentary cocktails as you watch the sun go down over the Caribbean Sea. You will also enjoy a pre-cruise stay in Miami too.

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Price includes flights, Miami hotel and seven-night Caribbean cruise with two options from the Free at Sea promotion.  

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5.  New York & Bermuda Cruise: Norwegian Encore, 5th July, 8 Nights €2345!

Bermuda is one of those places that is perfect to visit on a cruise, and you will have plenty of time to explore this beautiful island as you will be docked there for two nights! This cruise deal includes an overnight stay in New York and and a seven night cruise on the brand new Norwegian Encore. 

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Price includes flights, New York hotel and seven-night Bermuda cruise with two options from the Free at Sea promotion.  

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6. Med Cruise to Spain, Italy & France: Norwegian Epic, 31st May, 7 Nights, €1165!

Norwegian Epic has been a firm favourite with Irish cruisers for many years.  You will be visiting Europe’s top cities including Barcelona, Rome and Palma and enjoy two packages from the Free at Sea promotion for an amazing price of €1165!

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Price includes flights and seven-night cruise with two options Free at Sea promotion. 

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7. Spain, Italy & France Cruise: Norwegian Epic, 7 Nights, 10th May, 2 adults & 2 children, €3280; 14th June €4550

Norwegian Epic has recently won Best Cruise Ship for Families and Best Cruise Ship for Entertainment from Cruise Critic, (the cruise industry’s TripAdvisor), so it a great choice for a family cruise. With non stop activities including a waterpark, mini-golf and a host of kids clubs – you can rest assured the kids will love it. You can even choose to leave the kids onboard when you are in port, and Norwegian also allow for ‘Date Nights’, with late night supervision available until 1am (extra charge).

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Price includes return flights from Dublin, Family Plus with baggage and priority seating, 7 night cruise based on 2 Adults and 2 Children under 12, with two options from the Free At Sea promotion for adults.

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8. New York Stay & Canada: Norwegian Encore, 5th September, 10 Nights, 2 adults & 2 children, €4865

Enjoy an overnight stay in New York, before setting off on a nine-night cruise through Maine and Canada on the brand new Norwegian Encore. Teens will love the go-kart race track, the outdoor laser tag and the amazing virtual reality room, Galaxy Pavillion. Don’t worry if they kids don’t want to see all the sights in Canada, you can leave them supervised on board while you take a shore excursion! 

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Price includes return flights from Dublin, airline baggage, 1 night pre cruise stay in New York , plus 9 night cruise based on 2 Adults and 2 Children under 12, with two options from the Free at Sea promotion for adults.

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9. Venice, Greece & Croatia Cruise: Norwegian Dawn, 7 Nights, 14th May, 2 adults & 2 children, €4550; 20th Sept €3725

Although  Dawn is one of Norwegian’s older ships, you can still enjoy great food, terrific entertainment and a variety of kids clubs. It’s smaller size may suit some families too, especially first time cruisers. You will also have the pleasure of visiting some of Europe’s best ports. Leaving from Venice ( is there anywhere better? ), you will be visiting the medieval cities of Kotor and Dubrovnik, as well as the Greek islands of  Santorini, Mykonos, Corfu and Kefalonia.

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Price includes return flights from Dublin, airline baggage, 7 night cruise based on 2 adults & 2 children under 12, with two options from the Free at Sea promotion for adults.

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10. Cayman Islands & Bahamas Cruise: Norwegian Escape, 7 nights, 2nd January 2021, Cruise Only, 2 adults & 2 children, €2296!

Plan ahead and spend New Year in Florida next year. Add on this amazing cruise and you have a trip of a lifetime. This is the only one of my cruise deals that doesn’t include flights, but the price is so good, I had to include it in this post! Flights and accommodation can be added on a later stage if you wish. You will sail from Port Canaveral and visit Mexico, Grand Cayman, Jamaica and Bahamas over seven nights. Norwegian Escape is a Breakaway Class cruise ship and has superb facilities for children, including an aqua park, mini golf and ropes course. I’m very tempted to book this one myself!

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Price is based on 2 Adults & 2 Children under 12 sharing, with two options from the Free at Sea promotion for adults.

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Like cruise holidays? See more cruise reviews and cruise deals here. 

 

 

 
Sarah

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Cruise Direct From Dublin to Iceland On 5* Celebrity Reflection, 18th May, 10 Nights, only €1399!

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Cruise on one of the world’s best cruise ships, to one of the world’s top destinations, with no need for flights – could this cruise deal be any better? Cruise direct from Dublin to Iceland in 2020, and enjoy ten relaxing days on luxurious Celebrity Reflection.

 

To be able to cruise direct from Dublin without having the hassle of connecting flights and lengthy lay overs, is massive bonus for cruise fans, and for anyone who doesn’t like flying – this is a game changer! As well as being a convenient way to travel, you will also be cruising on Celebrity Reflection, a 5-star luxury cruise ship. I have teamed up with Irish owned, cruise specialists, Sunway, who are offering this amazing 10-night cruise direct from Dublin, on the 18th of May, for only €1399.

But that’s not all….

If you book and upgrade to an oceanview stateroom before the 30th of September, you will receive a Classic Drinks Package absolutely free, as well as $500 on board credit per stateroom! 

 

About Celebrity Reflection:

Multi-award winning Celebrity Cruises fully deserve their 5-star rating. From the moment you step onboard, their ships feel more like country-clubs than massive cruise ships. The bright, contemporary decor boldly breaks away from the stereotypical dark wood and plaid carpets. There is even a manicured grass lawn in the Lawn Club, which you can enjoy by day or night. Relax on one of their cabanas during the day, or treat yourself to a cinematic night under the stars. 

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You will also find one of the largest spas at sea, Canyon Ranch, on Celebrity Reflection. Complete with hot stone loungers, it is the perfect amenity to get you prepared for the hot springs in Iceland. Relax by the pool and let the pool-butlers deliver your drinks, or visit the World Class Bar for some creative cocktails.

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Celebrity Cruises are renowned for their superb dining options. Make sure you try the sophisticated French cuisine at Murano, the traditional Italian food at Tuscan Grille as well as the famous Sushi Lollipops and Disco Shrimp at innovative Qsine. I had the pleasure of touring Celebrity Silhouette while it was docked in Dublin recently, and I loved it. Celebrity Reflection is the younger sister of Celebrity Reflection, with similar decor and facilities onboard. You can read my full review of Celebrity Silhouette here.

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Itinerary:

You will have to tear yourself away from the wonderful Celebrity Reflection, as Iceland is a country that is just waiting to be explored. Stay overnight in Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik as well as visiting the northern town of Akureyi. I loved exploring Reykjavik, it is packed with vibrant cafés and bars, as well as cultural and historical attractions. Make sure you visit Hallgrímskirkja church – you can’t really miss it, it is visible from almost every angle of the city! It has a panoramic viewing platform at the top, where you will catch the best views of the city.

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Reykjavik is also close to the one of the world’s wonders, The Blue Lagoon. Don’t miss the opportunity to bathe here, it is a wonderful experience. If you are feeling a bit more adventurous, try Ben Fogle’s full day white water rafting and Golden Circle tour, just one of the many excursions that Celebrity Cruises offer.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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You will also have the opportunity to visit the world’s most northerly botanical garden when you stop in Akureyi. Only 100km from the Arctic Circle, this surprisingly, has a warm microclimate, and is filled with exotic plants. If gardens are not your thing, Akureyi also happens to be the whale watching capital of Europe, and it is also only 30 minutes from the magnificent Godafoss Waterfall.

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While Iceland may be the big attraction of this cruise, you will also have the opportunity to visit Liverpool and Belfast. Visit the Titanic Museum or take a trip to the Causeway Coast in Northern Ireland, and visit the legendary Penny Lane in Liverpool.

How to book:

Sunway, are offering this amazing cruise direct from Dublin on the 18th of May, for only €1399. If you upgrade to an oceanview stateroom, you will receive a Classic Drinks Package absolutely free, as well as $500 on board credit per stateroom. The supplement for an oceanview stateroom is €500 per person, making the total cost only €1899, including all beers, spirits, wines and cocktails, up to $9 in value.  So enjoy mimosas for breakfast, let the pool-butler bring you a cocktails in the afternoon and enjoy a nice Chardonnay with dinner – all included in the cost of your cruise!

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This post was sponsored by Sunway, but all views, as always, are my own.

 

Like cruise holidays? See more cruise reviews and cruise deals here. 

 

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Queen Mary 2 Cruise Deal Including Flights, New York Stay & Transfers, From €1439

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Combine the bright lights of New York City with a seven-night luxury cruise on the iconic Queen Mary 2. This cruise deal is one you won’t want to miss!

 

Imagine cruising into New York City, gazing at the Manhattan skyline from the deck of a luxury cruise ship – it must be an incredible experience. Audrey Hepburn and Clarke Gable have cruised on the Queen Mary 2, now you can too! I have teamed up with Jetline Cruise to tell you about this amazing Queen Mary 2 cruise deal that includes flights, a seven-night cruise and a three-night stay in New York, all for just €1439. They even include airport transfers and entrance tickets to the Empire State Building! I was amazed to see that the price of €1439 is even valid over New Year’s Eve. I can visualise the fireworks over Brooklyn Bridge already…

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Jetline Cruise’s Queen Mary 2 cruise deal is valid throughout 2019 and 2020. Prices vary depending on the time of travel and are clearly marked on their website. Whether you want to do some Christmas shopping in New York, or avail of the warm summer sun, just call their dedicated cruise team on 01 246 9690 and they will arrange it for you. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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You can choose to cruise from Southampton to New York and fly home direct to Dublin, or vice versa. Both have their advantages! As I have already mentioned, cruising into New York will surely be an incredible experience, however, if you choose to leave the cruise until your return journey, you won’t have to endure a tiresome over-night flight home. Both options include direct flights to or from New York and flights to and from Southampton, a three-night stay in a 4-star hotel, entrance tickets to the Empire State Building and airport transfers.

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What is it like to cruise on the Queen Mary 2?

The Queen Mary 2 is Cunard’s flagship cruise-liner and it was re-mastered in 2016, with a staggering £90 million makeover. She has all the glitz and glamour associated with traditional cruising, but now has contemporary styling too. Expect fine dining, the best wine cellar at sea, exceptional service and sophisticated shopping.

There are five main dining options onboard, all included in the cost of your cruise, as well as two speciality restaurants, which incur a charge. Of course, no Cunard cruise would be complete without their signature afternoon tea, which incidentally is included in the price of your cruise.

 

Entertainment is what you would expect from Cunard – world class. From West-End-style shows in the grand Royal Court Theatre, to string quartets in intimate bars, the choice is yours. The Queen Mary 2 has a full-scale planetarium, famous speakers giving informative presentations, the largest library at sea and a luxury spa. This really is cruising at another level.

So why not treat yourself or a loved one to this amazing cruise holiday? With flights, hotel, cruise and transfers included in the cost, this Queen Mary 2 cruise deal, should not be missed! 

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Who are Jetline Cruise?

For those of you who may not be familiar with Jetline Cruise, they are a multi-award winning cruise tour operator that has sold cruises for 18 years to 250,000 customers! They launched in Ireland last year and their cruise and stay holidays have proved very popular with Irish cruisers. You also have the peace of mind of knowing that Jetline Cruise are licensed and bonded in Ireland, so your booking is 100% financially protected.  You can read my blog about the Jetline cruise launch in Ireland and what they offer, here.

 

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Prices are correct at the time of issue but are subject to change. This post was sponsored by Jetline Cruise but all views, as always, are my own.

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Jetline Cruise Launches in Ireland With All Inclusive Cruise and Stay Holidays from €1139

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From the Mediterranean to Mexico, Alaska to Antartica, Jetline Cruise offers a wide range of exclusive cruise holidays, with all cruise companies, to destinations all over the world. 

 

Did you hear that Jetline Cruise have launched in Ireland? For cruise fans, this is a game changer! Forget about your run-of-the-mill seven day Med cruise – Jetline Cruise will include three nights in Lake Garda afterwards! Many of us want to get away for longer than seven days, or extend a seven-day cruise with a few days in a city or resort. Jetline Cruise have listened to their customers feedback and have customised a huge range of bespoke cruise holidays, that are unique to the Irish market. Not only do they offer exclusive cruise holidays, but their prices are incredible too!

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Jetline Cruise have also broken the boundaries in terms of destinations. They have a long standing relationship with all of the major cruise lines and offer cruise holidays all over the world, including Alaska, Asia, Antartica, Hawaii. They even offer cruises to the Galapagos Islands! Instead of booking a Caribbean cruise with a stay in Miami (they do that too by the way), why not combine a stay in Barbados with a cruise around the Grenadines and some of the smaller Caribbean islands, on a luxury tall ship?

It’s not all about far flung destinations, they also have a super all-inclusive cruise and stay in Majorca from €1139! These are just just a sample of the great holidays from Jetline Cruise, check out their website for lots more cruise deals from Ireland. I loved searching the Jetline Cruise website and I was delighted to be asked to choose three of my favourites, to give you a flavour of what Jetline Cruise can offer.

 

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Lake Garda & Royal Caribbean Cruise from €1339 Including Flights, 4* Hotels & Transfers

Not only is this my favourite Mediterranean cruise itinerary, but you also get to spend time in Lake Garda and Venice too! Jetline Cruise really knew what they were doing when they combined Royal Caribbean’s Greek Isles and Croatia cruise, with such great Italian cities. I have holidayed in Lake Garda twice and loved it and this super deal includes a three night stay there, which is just enough time to catch the highlights. You will then travel by 1st class rail to Venice, where you will spend the night, before starting your cruise the following day.

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Visit the Croatian cities of Split and Dubrovnik before cruising to the bucket list island of Santorini and to the mainland port of Katakolon, before returning to Venice for your flight home. The cruise itinerary will vary depending on the date you choose, Montenegro, Corfu, Athens, Mykonos and Kefalonia are also possible cruise stops. When you click on the link below, simply scroll down to select the date and itinerary that suits you.

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No matter which cruise itinerary you choose, you will enjoy a fabulous week on Royal Caribbean’s Rhapsody of the Seas. Rhapsody of the Seas boasts contemporary styling and floor to ceiling windows, that ensure stunning ocean views. There are numerous restaurants on board including their famous steak-house, Chops Grille, Japanese at Izumi and fine dining at Chef’s table. With superb broadway shows, the ShipShape Spa, a choice of swimming pools and eight bars – you may not want to leave!

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Prices start at €1339 which includes flights, transfers, hotel & cruise, departing in October. However Jetline Cruise have secured deals throughout the 2019 and 2020 season. Simply click on the link below and scroll down to find the date that suits you.

 

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Tokyo, Mount Fuji Bullet Train & Japan Cruise from €1849 Including Flights, 4* Hotel & Transfers

Japan is so on trend at the moment, the number of visitors to Japan has actually doubled in the last few years. Instagram is full of images of a white tipped Mount Fuji and of blooming Cherry Blossoms and let’s not forget that Japan is hosting the rugby world cup this year. Japan is the country that everyone is talking about and this amazing deal from Jetline Cruise allows you to see all the highlights, without the expensive price tag. The price includes flights, transfers, a three night stay in Tokyo with breakfast, a ride on the rapid Bullet Train, a full day Mount Fuji and Lake Ashi tour and an eight night cruise on Princess Cruises’ Diamond Princess. You will visit Okinawa, Ishigaki and Taipei before returning to Tokyo for your overnight flight back to Dublin.

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The Diamond Princess has recently undergone a multi-million pound refurbishment and now offers a ‘ Movies under the Stars’ giant screen, a luxury spa and fitness centre as well as a host of entertainment options. If Japanese food is not your thing, don’t worry, Princess Cruises offers a wide selection of dining options including the popular Sabatini’s Italian restaurant which serves up delicious home made pasta dishes.

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Prices start at €1849 which includes flights, transfers, hotel & cruise, departing in November. However Jetline Cruise have secured deals throughout the 2019 and 2020 season. Simply click on the link below and scroll down to find the date that suits you.

 

New York Stay with Cunard Queen Mary 2 Cruise from €1269 Including Flights, 4* Hotel & Transfers

Imagine cruising into to New York city on the iconic Queen Mary 2! Audrey Hepburn and Clarke Gable have cruised on this luxury liner and now you can too! It is incredible to think that you can cruise on this opulent ship and enjoy a three night stay in New York for only €1269, this has to be one of Jetline Cruises’ best cruise deals! 

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Cunard’s flagship cruise-liner, the Queen Mary 2, was remastered in 2016, with a staggering £90 million makeover. She has all the glitz and glamour associated with traditional cruising, but now has contemporary styling too. Expect fine dining, the best wine cellar at sea, exceptional service and sophisticated shopping.

There are five main dining options on board, all included in the cost of your cruise, as well as two speciality restaurants which incur a charge. Of course no Cunard cruise would be complete without their signature afternoon tea, which incidentally is included in the price of your cruise.

Entertainment is what you would expect from Cunard – world class. From West-End style shows in the grand Royal Court Theatre to string quartets in intimate bars, the choice is yours. The Queen Mary 2 has a full-scale planetarium, famous speakers giving informative presentations, the largest library at sea and a luxury spa. This really is cruising at another level.

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You can choose to cruise from Southampton to New York and fly home direct to Dublin or vice versa. Both have their advantages! Arriving into New York by cruise ship is incredible experience, however if you choose to cruise on the return you won’t have to endure a tiresome over night flight. Both options include a direct flights to or from New York and flights to and from Southampton, a three night stay in a four-star hotel, entrance tickets to the Empire State Building and airport transfers.

 

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Although relatively new in Ireland, Jetline Cruise is a multi award winning independent cruise operator, which has been selling cruises for 18 years to 250,000 customers. Their specialist cruise team will be able to advise you of the best cruise to suit your requirements and their product team have created unique cruise holidays, that you won’t find elsewhere! You also have the peace of mind of knowing that Jetline Cruise are licensed and bonded in Ireland, so your booking  is 100% financially protected.  

 

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Prices are correct at the time of issue but are subject to change. This post was sponsored by Jetline Cruise but all views, as always, are my own.

 

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