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10 Cruise Deals From Ireland With Flights Included

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I’ve hand-picked some of my top cruise deals from Ireland to help you plan your next cruise holiday.

Why visit one destination when you can visit several? Cruise holidays offer you the opportunity to see multiple cities or countries on one trip, and you only need to pack and unpack once! They offer great value for money with meals and entertainment included in the cost, and there is a wide selection of cruise deals from Ireland to suit all tastes and budgets.

Want to know what cruise ship is best for you? Check out all my cruise reviews or read my latest post:

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1. Enchanted Princess: 7 Night Med, Greek Isles & Turkey Cruise, 23rd May, €1255

 

 
 
 
 
 
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If you were following me last week you may know I was having the best time on Princess Cruises’ Sky Princess! Watch out for a dedicated post coming soon with lots of offers, but I had to share this one now – the price is too good not to! 

This super deal for next summer is cruising on Enchanted Princess – the sister ship of Sky Princess, it was actually launched afterwards so is even newer than Sky Princess!
 

 

 
Fly from Dublin to Rome and cruise for seven days visiting the Amalfi Coast, Crete, Kusadasi, Istanbul and Mykonos, before returning home from Athens.

Price of €1255 includes flights, cruise with meals and entertainment, 20kg checked baggage. Add on Princess Plus for €46 per person per day which includes all drinks up to $12 in value, WiFi and gratuities!

Read: 10 cruise deals from Ireland with flights included

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2. Royal Caribbean’s Wonder of the Seas 7-Night Cruise, 16th October, €1349

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The biggest ship in the world was launched this year and is Royal Caribbean’s 5th Oasis Class ship – it can carry 6,988 guests plus 2300 crew. Thrill seekers will love the longest slide at sea, surf simulators, rock climbing walls and zip line, but there are plenty of spaces to relax too, including the adult-only solarium with indoor pool and luxury spa.
 

 

 
There are 9 complimentary and 12 speciality dining restaurants, as well as 12 bars and lounges across the ship. There are 8 different neighbourhoods on board including Central Park with 20,000 plants.
 

 

 
Wonder of the Seas sails from Barcelona this year and visits Palma, Marseille, Florence / Pisa, Rome and Naples before returning to Barcelona for your flight home. This seven night fly cruise includes flights from Dublin, checked baggage,  meals and entertainment. Add Deluxe drinks package from 46pp per night.

 
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4. MS Arena: Christmas Markets River Cruise, Flights, Hotel Stay & 4-Night Cruise, €799pp

river cruise deals from Ireland

While mega cruise ships get most of the media attention, river cruising is one of the fastest growing sectors within the cruise industry. They are a great introduction to cruising and ideal for people who may not want to cruise on crowded ships – river cruise ships carry an average of 150 passengers. 
 

 

 
Some of the advantages to river cruising over ocean cruising is that you have a different view each day. When you dock in a city, you can walk into the town centre without need for coaches or excursions.  They tend to attract an older clientele, although shorter itineraries such as Christmas market cruises can attract a younger age group.

Cologne Christmas markets cruise

I cruised on MS Arena overnight from Amsterdam, and while basic compared to 4-star ocean cruises, I found the food and service very good. It is a great way to try cruising without breaking the bank.
 

 

 
I found a great offer for a Christmas markets cruise which includes an overnight stay in Cologne. Price for flights, hotel stay and a four night cruise with all meals included on the 1st, 5th or 9th of December is €799 per person. 

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5. MSC World Europa: Dubai & Emirates 7-Night Cruise, 21st January 2023, €1099

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Cruise Dubai, and the Emirates this winter on board the brand new MSC World Europa. Visit Abu Dhabi, Sir Bani Yas Island, Dammam, and Doha, before returning to Dubai for your flight home. This super deals includes flights from Dublin, checked baggage, transfers, and a seven-night cruise with meals, entertainment and gratuities. Add on a premium drinks package for only €200.

This price is based on travel on the 21st of January 2023 but contact TourAmerica / Cruise Holidays for prices on departures from December to March 2023.

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6. MSC Seaview: 7-Night Med Cruise, 6th May from €1079

 

 
 
 
 
 
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I cruised on MSC Seaview a few years ago and loved its bright modern design and variety of outdoor spaces. This offers superb value for anyone looking to cruise the Med this year. MSC Seaview sets sail from Barcelona and visits Marseille, Genoa, Naples, Messina and Valletta, before returning to Barcelona for your return flight home.
 

 

 
Price of €1079 includes flights, checked baggage, meals, and entertainment, staying in a balcony cabin. Contact Travelnet via the link below for prices for alternative dates. 

Read: My review of MSC Seaview

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7. Harmony of the Seas: 7 Night Caribbean Cruise & 3-Night Universal Stay, September, €1940

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Treat yourself to a three-night stay at the 5-star Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Studios, before cruising the Caribbean on Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas for seven nights! Visit the Bahamas, Royal Caribbean’s private island – Coco Cay, Jamaica and Labadee over seven days and this luxury cruise deal includes flights, checked baggage and all meals and entertainment on board the cruise.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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By staying in one of Universal Studios premium hotels you will also receive early park admission and an Express Pass to Universal Studios, so you can skip the queues at almost all of the top attractions (valid theme park admission required).

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8. Norwegian Prima: 2 Night Stay in New York & 5-Night Bermuda Cruise, 9th October, €1870

Norwegian Cruise line is launching a brand new ship in August – Norwegian Prima, and I’ve got the perfect deal to showcase it! This shop and cruise deal includes direct flights to New York on the 9th of October, a two-night stay New York and a five-night cruise to Virginia Beach and, wait for it, Bermuda
 

 

 
Price for flights, 23kg checked baggage, hotel stay pre and post cruise, and a five-night cruise with all meals, drinks, WiFi, shore excursion credit and one speciality dining option is just €1969 per person! Add €67.50 for gratuities.

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9. Princess Cruises: California Coastal 7-Night Cruise & 3-Night Stay, 28th September, €1779pp


Enjoy a three-night stay in San Francisco before boarding Ruby Princess for a California coast cruise, visiting Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, San Diego and Ensenada before returning to San Francisco for your return flight home.
 

 

 
This super deal includes direct flights with Aer Lingus, a three-night hotel stay in San Francisco and a seven-night cruise with meals and entertainment included. You can add on Princess Plus, which includes drinks, gratuities and WiFi for just €35 per person per day.

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10. Norwegian Sun: 10-Night Canary Islands Winter Cruise, 1st December, €995

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You don’t need to venture far to enjoy a sunny winter cruise! This super cruise sails from Lisbon and as well as visiting the Canary Islands of Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote, you will also visit Madeira, Gibraltar, Malaga and Cadiz! Priced at just €999 including flights and checked baggage.
 

 

 
And that’s not all, for an extra €199 you will receive a premium drinks package, WiFi, one speciality dining meal and shore excursion credit. Gratuities can be pre paid for an additional €135. This is one of the best value cruise deals from Ireland this winter.

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I hope my cruise deals from Ireland will help you plan a cruise holiday soon. Prices are correct at the time of issue but are subject to change. Want to know what cruise ship is best for you? Check out all my cruise reviews or read my latest post:

Read: How to choose the right cruise for you

 

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Multi-Generational Holidays – 7 Reasons To Go On Cruise Holidays With Your Parents!

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Royal Caribbean’s latest research has revealed that Irish families like to holiday together. With multi-generational holidays on the rise, is it time to think about booking a cruise holiday with your parents?

 

Did you know that half of Irish adults* still go on holidays with their parents? And 39% of Irish adults between 25-34 prefer to holiday with their parents rather than their friends! I have cruised with Royal Caribbean with my family and think it is the perfect choice for multi-generational holidays. Check out seven reasons why below and get planning your next big trip.

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1. Royal Caribbean cruise holidays offer activities and destinations to suit all tastes and ages.

Royal Caribbean cruises are the ideal choice for multi-generational holidays, as they offer facilities and entertainment for all ages. From kids clubs to water-slides, spa treatments to West End-style shows, and dining options to suit all tastes, a Royal Caribbean cruise has something to suit everyone. As well as offering world-class facilities across 26 cruise ships, they cruise to 260 destinations on six continents, so you are bound to find a cruise to suit all the family.

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Read: 10 reasons to choose Royal Caribbean for family cruises
 

 

 

2. Multi-generational holidays allow you to spend quality time with your family.

For many families, ‘time’ is the new poverty. Trying to juggle work, after school activities and housework, it can be difficult to find time for a walk or indeed a social life! Kids love their grandparents, but telling your teenager that they have to visit them every Sunday, chances are you won’t get the response you were hoping for…

Once you are on holidays, all of the work and home life pressures get left behind, everyone is happy and quality family time kicks in. It is great to see children and grandparents interacting, visiting new destinations, enjoying pool-time and evening entertainment – things you would probably never do at home. 

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3. 58% of parents pay for their adult children to come on holiday with them.

While this shouldn’t be a deal breaker, it probably is for some! 80% of parents pay up to €1,000 for the pleasure of their children’s company – clearly they really want to holiday with them! If you can’t afford to go on holiday and your parents have extra money they want to spend, should you refuse their generosity?

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4. Seeing the look on your parents’ eyes when they see a destination for the first time.

Although 58% of parents pay for their adult children’s holidays, it can also work the opposite way. I remember bringing my elderly mother to Rome a few years ago. She had always wanted to visit the Vatican but was not able to travel alone. I will never forget the look in my Mum’s eye when she walked into the Vatican for the first time, that memory will stay with me forever.

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There will be plenty of babysitters available!

As well as parents paying for their adult children’s holidays, this research from Royal Caribbean International also showed that 48% of adults aged between 35-54 brought their younger children with them too. As I now fall into that age bracket, I can’t help but think how great it would be to be able to visit the spa or have a date night, without having to worry about babysitters. When you go on a multi-generational holiday, there is always someone there to help out if you fancy some adult-only time.

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FOMO 

FOMO, or ‘fear of missing out’ for anyone who doesn’t know the acronym, can really set in if all of your family are away together and you are at home glued to the various social media posts. If you get a chance to go on a multi-generational holiday – don’t risk FOMO – go with them!  

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Memories

It is far better to spend your money on experiences than material things – I think we all know that. Multi-generational holidays are something that you, your children and your parents will never forget. For many grandparents, it will be the highlight of their year. Enjoy holidaying with them while you still can.
 

 


 

View market research and press release including a comment from myself.  

 

 

 

Want to know more about family cruises? Check out my reviews: 

My review of Independence of the Seas

My review of Harmony of the Seas

10 Reasons to choose Royal Caribbean for family cruises

 

This post was sponsored by Royal Caribbean International, but all views, as always are my own.

 

Sarah
 

 

 

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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.

jetline cruise japan

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! 

jetline cruise to New York

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.

jetline cruise to new york

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.  

 

 Visit Jetlinecruise.ie for more details

 

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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