Almost 2,400 cruisers were stranded in Barcelona last week when their holiday on Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Pearl came to an abrupt end. They were sailing on a 13-day cruise from Amsterdam to Civitavecchia, the port for Rome, when Pearl suffered a mechanical fault that slowed her up so much the captain had to skip calls into Mallorca and Monaco. When she finally arrived in Barcelona, NCL decided to call a halt to the cruise so she could be repaired. The company also axed the following sailing, a 13-night voyage around Italy and the Greek Isles due to leave on July 5, leaving several thousand more scrabbling to make last-minute holiday plans. That’s a lot of very disappointed people. Do cruises often get cancelled? Not often – cruise lines try to avoid cancelling sailings without good reason – but ships, like cars, do develop faults now and then. Carnival Cruise Line has had to pull three cruises on Carnival Vista this month due to problems with … [Read more...] about What to do if your cruise is cancelled
JUMP on board a luxury cruise liner this summer to explore everywhere from the Mediterranean to Mexico. It's the perfect time to book your summer cruise break with great value deals and discounts available from all the big hitters. Right now, you can find offers from the likes of P&O, Disney and Royal Caribbean cruises. Mini cruises If you're short of time or a first-time cruiser, a mini cruise can give you a taste of what you'd experience on a longer cruise. Bank on another British heatwave and take a UK summer cruise with inclusive fine dining and on-board entertainment. Find late deals and 'buy one get one free' offers on UK mini cruises to Rosyth, Tilbury and Newcastle with Newmarket Holidays, where prices start from £59pp . If you fancy getting further afield, browse two to five-night mini cruise offers - including to cities like Rome, Paris and Bruges - with Royal Caribbean, starting from £346pp. You can also set off from the UK to enjoy the cobbled … [Read more...] about Cheap cruise deals for summer 2019 – with Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises and more
REPOSITIONING or ‘repo’ cruises are the industry’s best kept secret, and if you’re fairly flexible and know what to search for, you can secure a brilliant deal. In some examples Sun Online Travel has found, you could save over £1,500 when compared to a regular cruise with a similar itinerary. Repositioning happens when a ship needs to relocate to another homeport during spring or autumn for more sun. Unlike a conventional cruise, which tends to be round trip, passengers sail one way on a one-off route at a discounted price. However, while the actual cruise can be a bargain, voyages are often longer than usual, you’ll spend more time at sea and may need to factor in the cost of a one way flight. But choose the right ship and you’ll be able to take full advantage of the facilities and activities on board, while having more cash to splash in the bar and spa. BOLT: First ever roller coaster at sea aboard Carnival Cruise Line's ship Mardi Gras The … [Read more...] about ‘Repositioning cruises’ are the secret to bagging a deal – you could save over £1,500 on your holiday
News Related: Ritz Carlton The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company is entering into luxury yachting and cruise market in 2019, bringing the award-winning luxury hotel brand’s service and timeless style to sea. Just take a look at the pictures in the scroller above to see the incredible interiors! Our Travel Auctions Sort Bypopularlatestending (Readers on Apple News may need to access our website on their web browsers to see the photos). The Ritz- Carlton Yacht Collection, this venture represents a unique foray into the cruise industry for a luxury hotel operator. The first of three lavish cruising yachts in this series is scheduled to take to sea in the fourth quarter of 2019, and you can book one of these cruises immediately via our luxury travel concierge. We also offer discounted premium flights, free room upgrades, free breakfasts, free hotel credit and VIP gifts on luxury cruises, and at luxury hotels like Four Seasons, Aman and more… for the same price as the hotel’s … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Luxury Cruise: Book A Ritz Carlton Cruise In 2019!
The promotion includes free or reduced round-trip economy class airfare for up to two guests flying from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and more than 100 other airports across the U.S. and Canada. Cruises depart from Honolulu, New Orleans, New York City, Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Tampa, Fla., Seattle and San Juan, Puerto Rico. … [Read more...] about Get free or discounted airfare on your next Norwegian Cruise Line cruise, if you book soon