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14 January 2020 - Khaleej Times

Looking for your next 2020 holiday that is different from the rest? Then Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) is the one to choose. Offering cruises that rival no other, making them a fantastic choice for comfortable Eurotrips. Having won the award of Europe's Leading Cruise Line for 12 consecutive years at the World Travel Awards points to their impeccable and high-quality services. Curious about where to go in Europe? Here are NCL's top three cruises for travellers and guests of all ages.

Norwegian Epic offers a seven- day Western Mediterranean itinerary, and departs from Barcelona or Rome (Civitavecchia) every week between May and November. Norwegian Epic is filled with amazing restaurants, fully-staged Broadway musicals, and the Mandara Spa, a haven of relaxation and tranquillity, with over 50 beauty treatments. Enjoy dining in any one of the 21 dining options available, or book a seat for the musical, 'Priscilla, Queen of the Desert'. During port days, make sure you get your cameras ready for some lovely shots of Naples and enjoy traditional pizza, or soak up some history during a shore excursion to Rome, from the Colosseum to the older temples and marketplaces.

Another fantastic ship and itinerary would be aboard Norwegian Getaway, featuring 10 or 11-day sailings to Italy and the Greek Isles from Rome. With two days at sea, enjoy the restaurants and the challenging Ropes Course, or take this opportunity to 'walk the plank' at the edge of the ship. For dining, make sure you try Cagney's Steakhouse for its Premium Black Angus Beef with a side of moreish truffle fries, and enjoy some exquisite dances by Burn the Floor. While ashore, enjoy a calm kayak trip around the medieval walls of Dubrovnik, Croatia, and enjoy authentic food aboard rooftop restaurants in Santorini, giving you some fantastic views of the Mediterranean.

LUXURY REDEFINED: Find suites to fit your luxe needs in the Haven by Norwegian as well as enjoy stopvers at Copenhagen

For the perfect summer holiday, book a trip aboard the Norwegian Escape, one of NCL's newest ships across its fleet of 17! On a nine-day cruise sailing from Copenhagen, the highlight is a two-day stay at St Petersburg, Russia, along with stops at Sweden, where guests can enjoy tours of palaces from a bygone age, and the famed Ice Hotel and stunning Arctic landscapes. Enjoy some Russian ballet and soak in the sights at St Petersburg, and visit Stockholm's Vasa Museum, or take a stroll in Helsinki, replete with wide avenues and around 200 parks and statues. While aboard the ship, splash around at the on-deck Aqua Park with thrilling waterslides. Dine at the Manhattan room, and grab a seat for the Broadway musical, 'After Midnight'. The Haven by Norwegian is a luxurious enclave within a ship, with incredible, spacious suites that surround a private courtyard and pool, as well as luxury services available, including a concierge and a round-the-clock butler. Be it a romantic getaway or a family holiday, the Haven by Norwegian is the perfect choice, and some suites even come with a separate room for the little ones. If you're looking for something a little farther afield, NCL's fleet of 17 ships visit 122 countries and call at over 300 different ports of call. These vary from Caribbean, Asia, Canada and New England, Australia and much more. There's a destination for everyone with NCL.

Source: Khaleej Times


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