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3 Nights In Hong Kong & Dubai With A 5 Night Asia Cruise, 2nd May, €1539!

Ovation of the Seas

This eleven night holiday is a trip of a life time! Enjoy a five night Asia cruise on one of Royal Caribbean’s largest cruise ships, Ovation of the Seas with three night stays in Hong Kong and Dubai –  in one magical holiday!

 

Three nights in Hong Kong is just what you need to enjoy all the highlights! Ride the cable car, take a dragon boat ride, do some duty free shopping (there is no sales tax in Hong Kong), and enjoy one of the best night skylines in the world. Enjoy an action packed three days before boarding the luxurious Ovation of the Seas for five nights. You can enjoy the ocean views from your balcony stateroom before making your first stop in Vietnam.

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Your Asia cruise includes two stops in Vietnam, Hue (Da Nang) and Nha Trang. Discover the famous ‘China Beach’ where American soldiers relaxed during the Vietnam war, or visit the Forbidden Purple City in Hue. Snorkel in the turquoise waters of Nha Trang amidst it’s tropical islands. Vietnam is renowned for it’s delicious food, why not try a street food tour in Da Nang or enjoy some of the best sea food in Nha Trang.

asia cruise

Although you are visiting exotic locations, you will also have plenty of time to enjoy all the facilities that Ovation of the Seas has to offer. I had the pleasure of being on board last year and I loved it. It is longer than three football pitches and taller than the Sydney Harbour bridge! Thrill seekers will love the circus school, surfing and sky diving, and if you just want to have some fun, try the roller skating or bumper cars. Let the robots pour you a drink in the bionic bar before sampling some of the top class entertainment on board. There are seventeen restaurants to choose from, including the popular Jamie’s Italian and fine dining options. For more information on Ovation of the Seas you can read my blog here.

asia cruise

Your trip doesn’t end there. After your five night Asia cruise you will then fly to Dubai for a three night stay in one of the World’s most impressive cities. Shop in the world’s largest shopping mall or haggle to your heart’s content in the famous souks. Visit the world’s tallest building or enjoy a desert safari, anything is possible in Dubai!  If all of this sounds like hard work, just relax and chill out on some of the Dubai’s magnificent beaches!

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Whats included:

  • Flights from Dublin to Hong Kong
  • 3 Night stay in Hong Kong
  • 5 Night cruise on Ovation of the Seas in a balcony stateroom, with meals and entertainment included.
  • Flight from Hong Kong to Dubai
  • 3 Night stay in Dubai
  • Flight from Dubai to Dublin
  • All taxes & fees.

This offer is exclusive to Sunway and won’t be around for long so call their dedicated sales team on 01-2311868 or

Click here for more details.

 

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

 

Sarah

The Travel Expert

 

 

 

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Flights, Hotel & 10 Night Hong Kong, Vietnam And Japan Royal Caribbean Cruise, €1299!

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A Hong Kong, Vietnam and Japan Royal Caribbean Cruise – see all of these magical places on one holiday! And you will be cruising on one of Royal Caribbean’s newest and largest cruise ships, Ovation of the Seas!

 

This amazing deal includes flights from Dublin and an over night in a four star hotel in Hong Kong before you cruise. This will give you the opportunity to ride the cable car, take a dragon boat ride, do some duty free shopping ( there is no sales tax in Hong Kong ) and enjoy one of the best night skylines in the world.

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Your cruise itinerary includes two stops in Vietnam, Hue (Da Nang) and Nha Trang.  Discover the famous ‘China Beach’ where American soldiers relaxed during the Vietnam war, or visit the Forbidden Purple City in Hue. Snorkel in the turquoise waters of Nha Trang amidst it’s tropical islands. Vietnam is renowned for it’s delicious food, why not try a street food tour in Da Nang or enjoy some of the best sea food in Nha Trang.

Hong Kong, Vietnam and Japan Royal Caribbean Cruise

When you move on to Japan, you will have the opportunity to overnight in Okinawa. You would never think that one of fiercest battles of World War II was on this island. It’s laid back atmosphere, beautiful beaches and clear waters will captivate you. Many describe Okimawa as the Hawaii of the East – once you visit you will see why.

Hong Kong, Vietnam and Japan Royal Caribbean Cruise

Although you are visiting some exotic locations, you will also have plenty of time to enjoy all the facilities that Ovation of the Seas has to offer. I had the pleasure of being on board it last year and I loved it. It is longer than three football pitches and taller than the Sydney Harbour bridge. You will be glad you have days at sea to avail of all her fantastic facilities.

Hong Kong, Vietnam and Japan Royal Caribbean Cruise

Thrill seekers will love the circus school, surfing and sky diving, and if you just want to have some fun, try the roller skating or bumper cars. Let the robots pour you a drink in the bionic bar before sampling some of the top class entertainment on board. There are seventeen restaurants to choose from, including the popular Jamie’s Italian and fine dining options. and For more information on Ovation of the Seas you can read my blog here.

Hong Kong, Vietnam and Japan Royal Caribbean Cruise

Fly from Dublin to Hong Kong on the 6th or 27th of May, overnight in a four star hotel in Hong Kong before cruising the Orient for 10 days on Ovation of the Seas. Visit Vietnam, Hong Kong and Japan before returning to Hong Kong for your flight home. This offer is exclusive to ClickandGo and wont be around for long so call their dedicated sales team on 01-5497713 or click below for more details.

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

 

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Royal Caribbean’s Ovation Of The Seas

Ovation of the Seas

I knew I was in trouble when I boarded and was given a 16 page map! I only had a half day to see this enormous ship. And when I say enormous I mean ENORMOUS – Royal Caribbean’s Ovation of the Seas, is longer than three football pitches and higher than the Sydney Harbour bridge!

 

Ovation of the Seas is the third ship in the Quantum Class range, and is almost identical to it’s sisters, Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas. Heralded as the most innovative ships at sea and the ability to carry over 6400 passengers and crew – they are the most technologically advanced ships in the world.

Royal Caribbean's Ovation of the Seas

They feature first at sea amenities, including sky dive experiences, surf simulators and the North Star, an observation capsule which ascends 300 feet above sea level. Even the state of the art interior staterooms offer ‘virtual’ balconies , where images are reflected in real time on digital screens. Guests can have a real time view of the ocean even from an interior stateroom!

Review of Royal Caribbean's Ovation of the Seas

I think I used the words ‘mind blowing’ over and over during the day. Did I mention there is a $4.5 million art collection on board? At one stage we were fortunate to get a tour of the bridge – the sheer size of it was mesmerising. To hear the captain describe the proud feeling he gets when he parallel parks it at his first attempt. I was blushing at the thought of how excited I was when I got parking sensors on my new car!

Review of Royal Caribbean's Ovation of the Seas

Immediately we set off on our guided tour, we couldn’t waste a moment. It was actually quite bizarre, we walked past the Seaplex and saw people chasing each other in bumper cars. The Seaplex is an indoor sports zone with a full size basketball court, roller skating, a circus school ( flying trapeze lessons anyone?) and live global video gaming.

Review of Royal Caribbean's Ovation of the Seas

If you are more the outdoors type you can try rock climbing or the surf simulator – flowrider, as its more commonly called. Thankfully I wasn’t given a choice of activity because genuinely it would have been impossible to choose! Everything looked amazing, I wanted to try it all! When we turned a corner and saw people skydiving in a virtual wind tunnel. I was blown away (excuse the pun!) I had heard about the rip cord by iFLY simulator but seeing it first hand, is a different story. It is identical to those used by professional sky divers for practice. It simulates the feeling you get if you were actually brave enough to jump out of a plane. To date I haven’t been that soldier and I reckoned this was probably the closest I was likely to get – I just had to give it a go!

Review of Royal Caribbean's Ovation of the Seas

The fully trained staff made you feel completely at ease and after watching a short video, the nerves had disappeared. It was an incredible feeling, and something I would like to try again and again. I would imagine if I was on a week’s cruise, I might try it a few times. I noticed that lessons are also available so it got me thinking – maybe the elusive sky dive might no longer be just a pipe dream… If you are the sporty type, Ovation of the Seas also has a running track, a state of the art gym with TRX and bootcamp classes. Don’t worry, you can relax in their internationally acclaimed spa afterwards!

Review of Royal Caribbean's Ovation of the Seas

You might want to consider using some of the sports equipment because the chances are you will not be able to resist the mouth-watering food on board! There are 18 different restaurant choices, with everything from burger bars to fine dining. At the Wonderland themed restaurant you are given a blank easel and a brush to ‘paint’ the menu. Suddenly, voilá, your menu appears! Quirky or gimmicky, I wasn’t sure, but imaginative none the less. Like all of their speciality dining restaurants, the food is exceptional.
 Review of Royal Caribbean's Ovation of the Seas

I ate in Jamie’s Italian, this is the third Jamie Oliver restaurant on board Royal Caribbean ships – if it ain’t broke don’t fix it I suppose. The food was excellent and the service, top class. We had sharing platters of antipasti which offered a different dish from each part of Italy, North to the South. You just knew you were sampling the best of Italian cuisine and the speciality of each region was a nice touch.

Review of Royal Caribbean's Ovation of the Seas

What then to choose? The theatre, magical music in the piano bar, an acoustic session in the Irish bar or the infamous Wildboys 80’s band in the Music Hall ? I’m partial to a bit of 80s music so I couldn’t resist, and boy, they did not disappoint. The atmosphere was electric and for a minute I thought I was in Wembley at an amazing concert. I just had to have a drink in the bionic bar afterwards ( for research purposes of course), hard to believe but they actually have robots serving drinks!

Review of Royal Caribbean's Ovation of the Seas

I would have liked to try the casino  but thankfully sense prevailed ! I knew I had to disembark at 8 am the following day so I sensibly avoided it and the numerous bars and shows that continued until the small hours. Instead I retired to my spacious stateroom and availed of the WiFi which is FAST and FREE! As I disembarked the following morning, I noticed a man removing a tile in the elevator to read Tuesday instead of Monday. There are sixteen passenger elevators on board and this is done every day.

Review of Royal Caribbean's Ovation of the Seas

The attention to detail on board Ovation of the Seas is phenomenal, the Royal Caribbean slogan ‘where extraordinary happens’ couldn’t be more apt!

 

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Sarah

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