Yes, I know it’s inland. I haven’t lost my marbles. Go cruising this Cruiseday Tuesday and also enjoy Grand Canyon and Las Vegas.
That’s what Jetlinecruise.ie is offering.
It’s a 13-nighter with a cruise on board the Carnival Cruise Line ship Inspiration, going from Los Angeles to Catalina Island and onto Ensenada, Mexico.
They’re billing it as a Taster cruise.
So you will be sailing on January 12 with flights from Dublin to Vegas.
With three nights Neon City and LA stay, two nights Grand Canyon Ranch stay and helicopter flight over the Canyon.
I think it’s a no-brainer. The California Pacific coast is everything you see in the movies while the Grand Canyon is jaw-dropping and Vegas is a whirl.
I saw some things, let me tell you… https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/vegas-strip-the-light-fantastic/
You’ll also get a free upgrade to oceanview stateroom. www.jetlinecruise.ie
Jock of Gibraltar
It’s the type of synergy that the media love… a Scottish manager of the Gibraltar national football team which allows the headline writers to pun Jock of Gibraltar.
That’s Gibraltar, a little corner of Britain off Spain, and also the oft-forgotten extra border in the Brexit head wrecker.
But don’t you worry about that. Just enjoy the Rock on your Pincess Cruises’ deal of the week… seven days Med cruise.
You’ll sail on Crown Princess for seven days, departing April 11, calling in Gib, Marseille, Genoa and Florence/PIsa.
From €1,049pp with free flights and transfers. Free flights and transfers from Dublin, up to €350pp. Based on two people sharing an inside stateroom.
That means the offer is available for bookings made up to August 12. www.princess.com
Amplified Allure of the Seas
With my other hat I like to dabble making cocktails at home for the Scary One but the amplified Allure of the Seas wants to put me out of business.
You see this is just one of the gizmos on board, and I’ve seen it and drunk the cocktails the bionic mixologist has come up with at the Bionic Bar.
And Royal Caribbean has $165m worth of new experiences including the tallest slide at sea, the Ultimate Abyss.
And glow-in-the-dark laster tag and a lunar landing themed escape room.
Why not try a seven-nighter West Mediterranean, departing May 17 and October 25?
You will depart and return from Barcelona.
And you’ll stop off in Palma, Marseille, Florence/PIsa, Rome (Civitavecchia) and Naples.
Budget offer – €1 flights
€1 flights you ask? That’s a budget.
And yes, it’s Royal Caribbean again.
Discover Corfu, Athens, Mykonos and more on Rhapsody of the Seas. With an award-winning kids and teen clubs too.
We were young, happy, free and sans kids when we honeymooned in Corfu (perhaps that was the source of our happiness and freedom.)
Prices from €1189, departing September 2020.