To go along with their Freestyle Cruising theme, Norwegian Cruise Line has unveiled its biggest sale of the year, the "Ultimate Freesome" event, which will give guests the ultimate opportunity to save more than $1,000 when they book a new cruise reservation on Norwegian Getaway or Norwegian Breakaway, the line's two newest ships, between February 27, 2014 and March 10, 2014. Guests who book a balcony or a mini-suite stateroom will receive a free Ultimate Dining Package; and guests who book a suite will receive a free Ultimate Dining Package, plus a free Ultimate Beverage Package. In addition, all new reservations will enjoy free balcony upgrades and receive an e-coupon book valued at more than $300 in on- board savings. Military, Latitudes Rewards and AARP discounts may apply to select sailings.
According to Norwegian, "Guests who take advantage of this incredible offer can enjoy their complimentary Ultimate Dining and Ultimate Beverage packages on board Miami’s Ultimate Ship, Norwegian Getaway, from April 19 through September 27, 2014; or on board the ship that brings the best of NYC out to sea, Norwegian Breakaway, on all sailings from April 20 to September 28, 2014.
Norwegian Getaway, which began sailings out of Miami on February 8, 2014, offers seven-day sailings to the Eastern Caribbean. The ports of call on this itinerary are amazing: Philipsburg, St. Maarten; St. Thomas, USVI; and Nassau, Bahamas. Fares for these cruises start at $599.
Norwegian Breakaway, which began sailing out of New York City, is currently offering seven-day cruises to the Bahamas and Florida through April 27, 2014. It's destinations include Port Canaveral, Florida (Orlando and Beaches); Nassau, Bahamas, and Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas, Norwegian's private island in the Bahamas island chain. On May 4, 2014, however, Norwegian Breakaway begins sailings to Bermuda. Fares for these start at $639.
These ships are easily accessible to those in the Charlotte area. Flights to either embarkation port are about two hours from Charlotte's Douglas International Airport. Drive times are a little more tricky, and you should expect a 12-hour drive to the ports from Charlotte at the least. If you need assistance in getting these discounts and booked, or if you have any other questions about cruising, please contact Your Charlotte Cruise Ships Examiner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay tuned for more cruise news and happenings in future articles. Until then, Bon Voyage!