Cruise Nation has released a cracker of a deal: an 8-night Mediterranean cruise and Barcelona stay for £499 per person. We found this deal selling elsewhere for up to £429 more without any of the extra goodies.
The full package includes return flights from London Gatwick, a 7-night cruise on the Norwegian Epic with all meals and snacks and an overnight stay at the Century Park hotel in Barcelona.
You can add an extra night in Barcelona for £30 more or a 4-night stay at the 4-star Sol Costa Daurada in Salou (an hour's drive from Barcelona), with daily breakfast and dinner, for £69 more per person. On the Costa Dorada, Salou is one of Spain’s most popular resorts, with beautiful beaches and the Port Aventura theme park.
Flights depart on 13 October. It is £29 more to travel on 29 September and 6 October and £69 more on 12 May, 8, 15, 22 September. After landing in Barcelona, guests will board the Norwegian Epic and cruise to Florence/Pisa, Civitavecchia (for Rome), Naples/Pompeii and Palma (Mallorca) before returning to Barcelona. Guests will spend one night in the city before flying back to London.
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The price is based on two sharing an Inside Stateroom. Checked luggage is not included and costs between £28 and £34 per person. Transfers are also not included but can be booked locally for approximately 25€. Flights from Bristol, Belfast, Birmingham, Dublin, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Luton, Manchester, Newcastle and Southend are available from £29 more per person.
Described as "uber-chic" by the 2012 Berlitz Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships, Norwegian Epic has features to suit any traveller. For entertainment, there is a 2-tiered show lounge for cabarets and shows, a large casino, a nightclub and plenty of bars and lounges. There are also recreational facilities including a large spa and a climbing wall. Eleven of the onboard restaurants are included in the full-board price. Other dining options include Cagney's Steakhouse and Le Bistro (extra charges apply).