Greece, Croatia and Italy are often high on the list when people are choosing summer holiday destinations. How about a cruise that includes all those countries and more? Cruise1st is offering a 15-night Adriatic cruise with a 1-night pre-cruise stay in Venice for £799 per person, a massive saving of up to £769 on prices we saw elsewhere.
Depart from London Gatwick on 23 August; 27 September or 4 October and fly to Venice where you'll stay for one night at the Hotel Centrale or the Hotel Ducale, both 3-star hotels in Mestre -- part of the Venice mainland that is connected to the historical part of the city by a bridge.
Join Norwegian Jade the following day for a 14-night cruise that visits Corfu, Santorini, Mykonos, Katakolon (all Greece), Venice (Italy), Dubrovnik (Croatia), Piraeus for Athens (Greece), Izmir for Ephesus (Turkey) and Split (Croatia), before returning to Venice. All meals and snacks are included on board.
Book by 31 May.
Entertainment options on the Norwegian Jade include a 3-tiered theatre, which hosts shows and cabaret, a casino and a good mix of bars and lounges. Guests can choose when, where and with whom they eat thanks to Freestyle Dining. Options include Alizar and Grand Pacific, the two main restaurants, Cagney's Steak House and the French-inspired Le Bistro (extra charges apply).
It's an additional £100 to depart on 21 June; 12 July and 13 September**. Click on the link below to see all available travel dates and departure airports.