Opodo Cruise has dropped the price of an 18-night fly/cruise from Barcelona to Dubai, topped off with one night hotel accommodation in Barcelona and one night in Dubai, to £969 per person. Regularly £1799, this package works out at £54 per night. Here's what's included:
Flights depart from London to Barcelona on 5 May. After one night spent in Barcelona, guests will board Mariner of the Seas and sail to Alexandria in Egypt, before transiting the Suez Canal, a man-made waterway connecting the Mediterranean to the Red Sea. The ship then heads to Safaga for the Valley of the Kings (Egypt) and Aqaba for Petra (Jordan), before arriving in Dubai**. Guests will then spend a night in Dubai before flying home. Click here for more information.
The price is based on two people sharing an Interior Stateroom.
Described as "stunning" by the 2011 Berlitz Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships, Mariner of the Seas is a large ship with lots of facilities, including an ice rink, a rock climbing wall and an outdoor movie screen. Other facilities include a spa and a large show lounge and the 4-deck, shop-lined Royal Promenade, which regularly plays host to parades and street entertainers. There is also a good choice of restaurants and bars on board, including the new Giovanni´s Italian, The Boardwalk Dog House and the Aquarium Bar.