Norwegian Cruise Line has launched a sales event that they call Europe Bonus Days that runs today (Monday January 7, 2013) through tomorrow, Tuesday January 8, 2013. Guests who book a European cruise now through tomorrow, January 8, will receive $100 per stateroom to spend on board, plus Wave season offers including free upgrades, e-coupons worth up to $300 in on board savings, and reduced deposits on sailings of three-days or longer. In addition, Norwegian is offering additional savings to families who book a new Europe cruise reservation; children ages 17 and younger will receive 50% off their cruise fare on any of Norwegian’s exciting Europe itineraries when traveling with two adults in the same stateroom.
Three of Norwegian's ships sail incredible itineraries in Europe, which include Norwegian Spirit, Norwegian Jade and Norwegian Epic. Norwegian Spirit is sailing their ultimate 12-day Grand Mediterranean cruises, which start in either Barcelona or Venice. These cruises begin April 7, 2013 and run through October 14, 2013, with rates beginning at $999. Norwegian Spirit visits five countries during these sailings and stops in Athens (Piraeus), Greece; Ephesus (Izmir) and Istanbul, Turkey; Mykonos, Greece; Naples, Rome (Civitavecchia) and Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy; and Provence (Toulon), France.
In addition to Norwegian Spirit, Norwegian Jade sails some nice cruises in Europe as well. She offers alternating seven-day Greek Isles and Adriatic sailings from Venice and 10-day Eastern Mediterranean from Rome (Civitavecchia) cruises starting April 27, 2013 and running through October 19, 2013. Her visits include Corfu, Santorini, Mykonos and Olympia (Katakolon), Greece; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Athens (Piraeus), Greece; Ephesus (Izmir), Turkey; and Split, Croatia for her Greek Isles and Adriatic cruises. The Eastern Med cruises will include stops in Olympia (Katakolon) and Athens (Piraeus), Greece; Ephesus (Izmir), Turkey and Naples, Italy with fares starting at $359.
Norwegian Spirit and Norwegian Jade are just two of the ships, with Norwegian Epic being the third in Europe for the Europe Bonus Days event. She will sail seven-day Western Mediterranean cruises from May 5, 2013 through October 13, 2013, with fares starting at $349. The itinerary, which starts in Barcelona, Spain, will have stops in Naples, Rome (Civitavecchia) and Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy; and Cannes and Provence (Marseille), France before debarking again in Barcelona.
All three of these ships boast great itineraries. Your Charlotte Cruise Ships Examiner has taken the Norwegian Epic sailing, and it is a great way to experience the fantastic Mediterranean way of life. Flights to all embarkation ports are between 8 to 10 hours from Charlotte's Douglas International Airport, so it is very little time to spend to have the vacation you will always remember. If you need help with finding a travel agent - which is highly recommended due to the complexity of this type of travel - Your Charlotte Cruise Ships Examiner can help you. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Stay tuned for more great cruising vacation ideas and stories in future articles. Until then, Bon Voyage!