From the Wires
Top Ships for a Fly and Cruise
By: PR Newswire
Dec. 27, 2012 04:30 AM
LONDON, December 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Everyone wants their holiday to be hassle free and the best way to make sure you don't have to lift a finger is with fly and cruise packages. Not only does this ensure you can travel to more exotic destinations in less time, but it also means you don't need to waste time preparing for your dream trip.
The packages can see you flown to any number of destinations across the globe. With a range of fly cruise deals available from the experts at Thomas Cook, the journey of a lifetime is more affordable than ever.
Here is our guide to some of the most popular fly-cruise packages currently available:
Liberty of the Seas Western Mediterranean Cruise (from Barcelona)
Barcelona is the ideal departure location for any cruise. The stunning city has it all: from world-class art galleries to beautiful restaurants and incredible architecture.
It is worth flying in with a couple of days to spare so that you can fully explore the city before you board your liner. From the Catalan capital, you can then embark on any number of cruises on your choice of ships.
One of the most popular is the 7 night Western Mediterranean Cruise on the Liberty of the Seas. The cruise stops at popular destinations including Provence (Toulon), Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Civitavecchia (Rome), Ajaccio (Corsica), Naples (Capri) before arriving back at Barcelona.
The trip guarantees great weather, even better food and an abundance of historic attractions spanning thousands of years of civilization.
MSC Splendida Mediterranean Cruise (from Civitavecchia (Rome))
Civitavecchia, more commonly known as the port of Rome, is a fantastic starting point for any history lovers. The city is littered with important historical sites and fantastic restaurants.
MSC Splendida leaves regularly with a range of journeys around the Mediterranean. The modern liner retains an Italian charm and classic feel with carefully thought out decorations and features.
For those who are active then the 4 swimming pools, squash courts, F1 simulator and basketball court will keep you busy. Elsewhere there is just about every type of food you could ever want to eat - what more could you want?
Nieuw Amsterdam European Cruise (from Venice)
Venice is perhaps the most famous cruise destination in the world. The city on stilts is truly like nowhere else in the world and is a perfect place to begin your cruise.
The Nieuw Amsterdam liner is a popular choice with its sophisticated and classy reputation. It excels with fantastic entertainment options including an 890 seat theatre, casino, cinema and numerous bars and restaurants.
Cruises from Venice visit destinations all over Europe making it popular throughout the year.
SOURCE Thomas Cook
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