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Norwegian Cruise Line offers one of the most stylish and modern fleet of ships with innovative features and unique experiences. Whether its for fun and adrenaline packed experiences, such as the biggest rope course at sea, to relaxing on The Waterfront with a glass in hand admiring the sunset, or maybe giving a round of applause to a fantastic Broadway musical, Norwegian Cruise Line fleet of ships are set within a class of their own!

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Norwegian Cruise Line opens up a world of culture, exciting experiences, exploration, and above all fun! Whether it’s a Mediterranean cruise, cruising the Baltic Sea, or further afield to destinations such as the Middle East, the Far East, or even Australia and New Zealand. Indulge in a slice of paradise with a Caribbean cruise, the Bahamas or the beautiful islands of Hawaii. Explore the amazing scenery in Alaska, or experience the vibrant South America, the world is a touch away with a Norwegian Cruise Line cruise!

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Great Stirrup Cay – Bahamas

With 14 ships within the fleet, there is a ship to suit everybody, offering freedom and flexibility throughout the cruise. Norwegian Cruise Line led the world of cruising with it’s flexible approach to dining, offering Freestyle Dining, enabling you to dine how you want, when you want. All of the fleet offer daily – changing menus, in up to three Main Dining Rooms, as well as the popular Asian – fusion restaurants, buffet options offering carving and pasta stations. Dining is a 24/7 experience on board Norwegian Cruise Line and is included within the cruise fare. A small cover charge will open up a wider selection of speciality dining, from seafood delicacies at Bayamo and Ocean Blue, to a more European feel at the French inspired Le Bistro. Head over to Cagney’s Steakhouse, the American style restaurant, offering Certified Angus Beef.

424x290_mainDiningRoomsEnjoy the dining experience in up to three main dining rooms

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Choice Cuts at Cagney’s Steakhouse

 

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Sample fine French Cusine at Le Bistro

Entertainment is plentiful, with Broadway inspired shows, Live Music at The Cavern Club or at the Atrium or pool deck, live music plays throughout the ships. Norwegian Cruise Line lead the way with their spectacular production shows, that are designed and are exclusive to Norwegian Cruise Line. Try your hand in the Casino, featuring the newest slot machines, plus favourite table games.

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Table Games

 

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Live Music at the Cavern Club – Available on Norwegian Epic

 

 

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Broadway inspired Live Shows

 

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       Norwegian Encore, Breakaway class ship:

Size 167.800 gross tonnage.

4000 guests:

The new ship will be innovative, luxurious decor and design freedom and flexibility throughout the ship:

Ncl have been Cruising now for over 50 years, so think they  will know what the customers expects from them.

The new ship will pair innovative design and modern luxurious decor with an array of options, so to allow guests the freedom and flexibility to enjoy their vacation at their own unique pace and style.

From October 2019 Ncl Encore will be operational from the Port of Miami down to the Caribbean 7 – nights sailings.

On board you will wowed with over a quarter mile oceanfront walkway which has shops, restaurants, and bars.

Accommodation on board: 

Haven Suite’s 

Mini Suite:

Balcony:

ocean views

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Dining on board:

Room Service

Your never going to be fare away from your dining experience on board the cruise ship with the main dining options, Buffet dining, casual cafe;s bars & grills.

There never will be a moment where you will be stuck for choice of menu and dining venue, freestyle dining gives this option. Fine Dining too will give you the chance to be gastro.

Every cruise fare includes beautifully crafted menus in our three main dining rooms, a help-yourself buffet and a variety of casual cafes, grills and on-the-go choices. From fresh-baked breads, desserts and pastries to our chefs’ original dishes made with the freshest ingredients, your dining can be as fine or fun as you want.

Norwegian Breakaway & Norwegian Getaway offers up to 29 unique dining experiences – more than any other cruise line.

Entertainment: 

Again the entertainment will be second to none.

Broadway shows:

Howl to the moon:

Rock of ages:

Cirque du soleil:

You will never be stuck for something to entertain you on board with all the different option to choose from, dueling piano’s. Circus, singers, magicians and lots more.

Interactive experience:

This is the way forward with cruise lines now offering you to be more hands on once on board. Exciting times coming for all areas of the new ship watch this space.  you will be able to book your cruise on the new ship from March 2018. So this ship will have some of the most innovative  experience for the new cruise ships and in future.

Activities on board:

There is something for everyone on board, so never a dull moment. If you get of in port or stay on board there will be plenty of opportunity to join in the many option’s offered to you whilst on your amazing cruise in the Caribbean.

Aqua Park:

This is for everyone.

On deck also there will be the fastest drop slide at sea, multistory water slides with 5 plunge pools.

Casino:

Try your luck.

Bliss lounge:

Dance the night away making friends along the way.

Relaxing:

While we all want to enjoy and join in there always is a point when we have to relax so the spa and thermal suite is the place to start. There will be lots of different option for you to choose from on board, massage, reflexology, Acupuncture,  Elemis spa ritual.

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Norwegian Bliss is dubbed as a ship for sightseeing and is one of  Norwegian’s Breakaway Plus class ships. Norwegian Bliss, is sister ship to Norwegian Escape and Norwegian Joy, but with added extras. She will enter service in Summer 2018, and will have a guest capacity of 4,004 , she will sail between the Caribbean and Alaska. Guests are offered unparalleled 180 degree views, from the massive Observation Lounge located at the front of the ship. The largest racetrack at sea, will allow guests to go kart their way around a racetrack, reaching speeds of around 30 mph! For the daredevils amongst us, there is the free falling Ocean Loops water slide, which glides over the edge of the ship! High adrenaline activities include a laser tag, which is set within an old and abandoned space station. Of course, Norwegian Cruise Line are Premium All Inclusive. A new feature that has been added to the Bliss, is the virtual reality view interior staterooms for solo guests.

 

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On board water park

 

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Race track

 

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Observation Lounge

 

Symphony of the Seas is the newest addition to the Royal Caribbean fleet, and is anticipated to be the biggest cruise ship ever! Overtaking her sister ship, Harmony of the Seas by twenty eight staterooms, Symphony of the Seas will have a 6,870 guest capacity and will arrive in April 2018 for her maiden summer season in the Mediterranean. Symphony of the Seas will feature seven unique neighbourhoods, ranging from the well known Boardwalk, and the glitz and glam of the Royal Promenade with its designer shops, to the mini gardens with real plant life. The ten story slide, The Ultimate Abyss is a sure hit among those in search of some adrenaline packed fun, as well as the trio of water slides, The Perfect Storm…

 

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Symphony of the Seas

 

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A view of the Ultimate Abyss

 

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Central Park themed area with live plant life

 

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Counting down to my cruise next week I am excited to visit somewhere new, have a little bit of winter sun and try a new cruise line

After so many of our customers have recommended Norwegian cruise lines and hearing so many good reports I’m taking the plunge and giving them a try

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We have a night beforehand staying at La Concha beach resort in the Condado area, a 5* deluxe resort situated right on the beach. A perfect way to begin our holiday and situated equal distance from the airport and Old Town its the ideal combination of making the most of what San Juan has to offer.

The city appears to me in 2 halves, Old town San Juan, which is the main city center with the port, narrow cobbled streets, colourful old buildings, art and Latin life. Condado is located about a 10 minute drive from the old town, this is a beach front promenade area and strikes me as being more touristy, with an abundance of shops, bars, restaurants, hotels and casinos

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It will be interesting to see how the island has recovered from the aftermath of the recent hurricanes, from reading it seems that most of the large hotels are almost running as normal now with only a handful still remaining closed.

San Juan is the Capital city on the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico, it is both an initial embarking port and one of the most popular ports of call for many cruise itineraries. Visiting San Juan offers something for everyone, the long golden beaches, colourful Spanish colonial buildings and La Fortaleza, a huge fortress overlooking the blue ocean, and of course it is the home of rum and Pina coladas so a little sampling will be taking place and a visit to the Barcadi distilery

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Carry on and read my next blog to find out where I will be going on my cruise

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western med 6Short duration cruises of less than seven nights, are the perfect long weekend breaks, and in the past Costa Cruises has been the leader for short duration cruises, with some itineraries ranging from three to five nights, embarking in either Barcelona or Genoa, and calling into ports such as Marseilles, Corsica and Majorca, to name a few. As these durations are becoming increasingly popular, cruise lines such as MSC, Royal Caribbean, Azamara and Oceania have a handful of four and five night duration sailings, the amount of time in port is less than longer duration sailings, however there may only be one day at sea, or none at all.

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The more popular Western Mediterranean itineraries are generally durations between seven to twelve nights, and depart from ports such as Barcelona, Rome and Marseilles, and guests can expect to visit the well known ports whilst enjoying some leisurely days at sea in between. Itineraries such as these, can include porting in the Canary Islands, Tunisia and Morocco

A perfect way to cruise the Western Mediterranean region, without the hassle of flying and checking in at airports, is to sail out directly from a UK port, such as the well known Southampton, with Harwich and Dover also being popular embarkation ports. Although this is a great option, not only for ease, but for an unlimited luggage allowance, there is of course a downfall, and this is the famous Bay of Biscay, which can either be a smooth sailing experience, or can be an extremely rocky sailing experience!

A cost effective way to cruise, is by sailing on a repositioning cruise, these cruises generally sail from the Mediterranean, over to the Caribbean, or from the Caribbean over to the Mediterranean. These itineraries can usually be found in April, May, September, October and into early November. These itineraries usually embark in Barcelona or Rome, and call into various Western Mediterranean ports, the Canary Islands and Morocco, before heading to the Caribbean

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The Western Mediterranean is considered to be one of the most diverse and unique cruising regions, spreading over two continents (Europe and Africa), this area boasts the artistic beauties of Italy, France and Spain whilst combining the Arabic culture in areas such as Morocco and Tunisia. These particular  itineraries are perfect for those interested in art and history, who also like to combine and  experience the areas most popular landmarks,  stunning beaches, cafes bars, boutique shops and traditional markets. Highlights include, the famous Las Ramblas, Barcelona, the cosmopolitan and thriving hub of this fantastic city. A visit to Capri, is a must from Sorrento or Naples

 

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Royal Square, Barcelona

The Western Mediterranean as a cruising region, offers a spectrum of culture and arts, combined with beautiful beaches and a laid back atmosphere. Itineraries offered within this region include ports of call within, Spain, Italy and France, and sometimes include stops in Lisbon for Portugal, the Canary Islands, and Casablanca and Tangier for Morocco, and Gibralter

It was once considered best to visit the Western Mediterranean region during spring and the summer months, however cruise lines such as MSC and Costa are beginning to offer all year round itineraries within this area, with Barcelona and Marseilles (France),  still being included on the itinerary, they are now sailing further southwards towards Morocco and into the Canaries.

 

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Some of the larger ships usually visit the bigger ports, including destinations, such as Barcelona, Rome and Florence. The vast majority of cruise lines, including Royal Caribbean, Princess Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Holland America and Norwegian Cruise Line, tend to offer itineraries either starting in these ports, or featuring them on their itineraries

Costa Cruises and MSC Cruises are based from Italy, and can offer shorter cruise itineraries at much lower prices. For a more British feel, P&O Cruises and Cunard offer a variety of sailings, whilst the luxury cruise lines such as Azamara, Crystal, Silversea, Seabourn, Oceania and Regent Seven Seas offer itineraries to smaller ports of call such as Cannes, Capri and Portofino and often spend much longer in port.

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Introducing the new dining options onboard Norwegian Bliss

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Dining options on-board the Norwegian Bliss will still be offering a mix of Norwegians favourites together with new dining options. The Texas Smokehouse Q or just Q for short is just one of Norwegian Bliss’s new addition. Offering authentic Texas Barbeque food with live Country music playing every night giving that added Texan feeling. Offering an a la carte menu which will include everything from Ribs, Brisket, chicken and sausages which will all be cooked over a freshly smoked hickory using oak and pecan woods. Side orders will include natural cured ham, pickled jalapenos, fresh cheddar and breadcrumb crusted mac and cheese.

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Serving up market Mexican Cuisine will be the Los Lobos restaurant which made its debut in 2016 on the Norwegian Dawn. Offering Modern traditional favourites which will include guacamole which I believe will be made for you personally at your table, al pastor tacos plus handcrafted margaritas. Los Lobos will be a la carte offering indoor and outdoor dining on deck eight.

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Romance is in the air at Le Bistro, with the signature French restaurant situated toward the top of the ship among floor-to-ceiling windows offering spectacular views

Other popular Norwegian Cruise line  dining options  will include Cagneys Steakhouse, Le Bistro, La Cucina, Ocean Blue, Food Republic, Jimmys Buffets Margaritaville at Sea, the Bake shop and last but not least Teppanyaki.

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If you still have room left after the above dining options why not head for Coco’s, greeted by a chocolate fountain entryway this a la carte dessert venue is located on deck six where you can enjoy a Crepe or truffle and many other treats together with a speciality tea or coffee.

O’Sheehan’s Neighbourhood bar and grill which is Norwegian Lines theme bar will be place on the Norwegian Bliss which will simply be called The Local. Complimentary pub food will offered to passengers 24 hours a day.

Three decks of non-stop action – A three deck central hub which will be known as 678 Ocean Place will be a three deck central hub which many of the restaurants and bars will be located.

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There’s one word to describe the experiences awaiting you on Norwegian’s newest ship: BLISS

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The newest addition to Norwegian Cruise Line is still under construction but NCL have opened up to give the public an insight to what facilities will be available on-board this amazing vessel.

Due to make her debut in April 2018, the Norwegian Bliss stated by CEO Andy Stuart will be ‘Norwegians cruise lines most incredible ship to date’.

The Norwegian Bliss will feature several attractions that are based on the lines China based Norwegian Joy, one of the   major vocal points being the two level race car track. The track on the Norwegian Bliss will be nearly 1000 feet longer than the Norwegian Joy offering four different speed settings based on the drivers skills form Novice to advance drivers reaching speeds of up to 30 miles per hour. Not to disturb the passengers the cars completely run in silence , this will not stop the drivers getting the full racecourse experience as the sound of engines etcetera are fed through speakers situated in the drivers headrests .

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Another added feature taken from the Norwegian Joy for those passengers who like the High tech experience will be an open aired laser tag course which will be open day and night.

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Scaling the size of the ship, passengers will be able to enjoy two swimming pools and six hot tubs. Besides the pool area passengers will be able to enjoy the ships Aqua park which will feature two multi-story waterslides. Those who class themselves as frill seekers will be able to try the high speed Ocean Loops free fall slide which has two heart stooping loops, one that protrudes over the side of the ship and the second one being a see through loop that extends to the deck below. If that’s not enough you have the chance to go on the tandem Aqua Racer slide giving people the opportunity to race side by side for more than 360 feet.

Oh and of course let’s not forget about the kids who will have hours of fun with the splash pads, water cannons, tipping buckets as well as junior sized slides.

 

Norwegian Cruise Lines are known for their child friendly ships and the Norwegian Bliss will be no different. Offering a Splash Academy which will be located on deck 5 offering supervised activities for children ranging from age 3 to 12 years of age. For the teenagers 13 to 17 years of age they will have their own space located next to the ships arcade, with comfy furniture they will be able to enjoy gaming stations including Foosball, air hockey and even a dance floor with neon lighting.

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The largest Guppies playroom on the Norwegian bliss will host sensory play activities for both parents and their babies from agers 3 months to 3 years of age.

To be continued…..

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First of all you may or may not be aware that there have been some changes to Norwegian Cruise Line……

Included on EVERY cruise is now the following;

  • A wide choice of premium alcoholic beverages, including wine, beers, cocktails and spirits. Also included are soft drinks, juices, non alcoholic cocktails and non alcoholic beers. Children and teens travelling will receive unlimited juices, soft drinks and water.
  • Selected Lavazza speciality coffees will be complimentary in all restaurants during meal times.
  • One bottle of water per person will be provided daily in your stateroom.
  • Service charge and all tips relating to the all inclusive services.

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Where can you visit with Norwegian Cruise Line?

The answer to that is quite simple…. Worldwide! NCL have one of the most modern and innovative fleet of ships at sea covering virtually the globe! From the Norwegian Bliss ( Brand new for 2018! ) in Alaska to the Pride of America sailing around the Hawaiian Islands to the Norwegian Jade sailing from Southampton next summer.

In our brand new May brochure we have a selection of great worldwide offers with NCL!

If you are looking for an all inclusive Winter break look no further than the Norwegian Spirit taking in the Canary Islands from Barcelona. This cruise is always one of our best sellers!

In summer 2018 the Norwegian Jade will be based out of Southampton! She will be operating Northern European itineraries throughout the season. Great news for those who prefer to sail from the UK and avoid flying. If you would rather fly we have the Norwegian Breakway from Copenhagen on a Baltic Capitals cruise. This itinerary has an overnight in St. Petersburg to give you plenty of time to explore the Winter and Summer Palaces or even take in the Ballet.

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Winter Palace Square – St. Petersburg

If you are looking for a break later this summer, we have offers for the Norwegian Epic in the Western Mediterranean and the Norwegian Star in the Eastern Mediterranean. From lazy sunny days to sightseeing, these itineraries have everything you could need to make the most of the last part of summer.

For something a little different take a look at our Panama Canal and South America offers. The Norwegian Star has a fantastic full Panama Canal transit to give you the full experience of sailing from one end of the canal, through Gatun Lake, to the other.

If South America is on your bucket list as well as the Panama Canal, why not try The Norwegian Sun sailing from Santiago in February 2018. This itinerary not only includes Peru, Ecuador, Costa Rica and Chile but also features a full Panama Canal transit! What a great itinerary to combine all these destinations!

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Basilica Cathedral – Lima

Remember; even if your preferred cruise does not feature in the brochure we can look at any cruise for you, just give us a call!

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Don’t forget: Get up to £100 off your next cruise with Double Bonus Points on bookings from our new May brochure, for a limited period only!

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Disney Cruise Lines introduced lifeguards onboard their ships in 2013. Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines followed suit and by June this year (2017) all their ships will have lifeguards

Now Norwegian Cruise Lines have just announced by mid 2018 all their ships will add a lifeguard service.

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Brilliant news for parents with children or for those adults who aren’t water savvy!

Since 2015 Norwegian Cruise Lines had crew members acting as pool monitors, however they aren’t trained lifesavers. The new lifeguards will be fully trained and certified by the American Red Cross.

Family pools will be monitored during scheduled pool hours

This summer Norwegian Escape, Norwegian Getaway, Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Epic will start this service onboard

Free swim vests for adults and children will also be available. These can be collected from the towel station onboard.

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For those who haven’t sailed with Norwegian Cruise Lines, their Aqua Parks are brilliant fun for all the family, especially kids! From the tropical-themed pool on Norwegian Epic to Spongebob Square Pants & Friends themed splash area. If slides are your kind of thing then you’ve hit the jackpot with Norwegian. Take a free fall and drop at the speed of 4Gs or race side by side on The Whip.

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Plus Norwegian Cruise Lines are now premium all inclusive… Feel free to enjoy a new sense of freedom at sea

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