£279 for 9 night cruise with NCL (plus flights to barcelona)
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£279 for 9 night cruise with NCL (plus flights to barcelona)

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Found 1st Mar 2013
amazing deal for this 9 night cruise if you can travel last minute (departs barcelona 3 march 2013). all meals included. have already booked this cruise for later in the month but paid a lot more than this! visits madeira, lanzarote, tenerife and malaga plus starts / ends barcelona. flights are extra.

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Very good price

Great deal, Shame its such short notice or would definitely be there! Heat added

Brilliant! Love ncl!

Price displayed of £279 excludes flights. Please update to 'From £579' to give a more realistic idea of the actual cost.

Ryanair for £300. What?

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dooper

Price displayed of £279 excludes flights. Please update to 'From £579' to … Price displayed of £279 excludes flights. Please update to 'From £579' to give a more realistic idea of the actual cost.



not really as i got cheap flights with easyjet and BA for mine. The £579 is if you use NCL to book your flights. plus, for those luckily enough to already live in spain they dont need flights.

I have just returned from this cruise, was fabulous. We managed to put it together ourselves. Got flights with BA from heathrow for £160. Was our first cruise, enjoyed it that much we left a deposit for another one. One word drinks are expensive beers around $5.95 (us dollars) and dont forget tips at $12 dollars per person per day.

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howsaboutit

I have just returned from this cruise, was fabulous. We managed to put it … I have just returned from this cruise, was fabulous. We managed to put it together ourselves. Got flights with BA from heathrow for £160. Was our first cruise, enjoyed it that much we left a deposit for another one. One word drinks are expensive beers around $5.95 (us dollars) and dont forget tips at $12 dollars per person per day.



good news it was fantastic as we are on the 30 march sailing, exactly the same cruise and will be our first one too. i guess the good thing about cruising is you can make it as cheap or as dear as you like (re your comments on expensive drinks).

Happy hour 5-7 everyday in the main bar so its 241 shows were really good illusionist west end aerial acrobatics etc all was great. And if your going to have spa treatments i did notice the daily offers got cheaper as the week passed.

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howsaboutit

Happy hour 5-7 everyday in the main bar so its 241 shows were really … Happy hour 5-7 everyday in the main bar so its 241 shows were really good illusionist west end aerial acrobatics etc all was great. And if your going to have spa treatments i did notice the daily offers got cheaper as the week passed.



thanks for the tips!

kimmoorin

not really as i got cheap flights with easyjet and BA for mine. The £579 … not really as i got cheap flights with easyjet and BA for mine. The £579 is if you use NCL to book your flights. plus, for those luckily enough to already live in spain they dont need flights.



Diesn't alter the fact that your deal description is misleading. The minimum you should do is to update it to show that the price excludes flights.

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dooper

Diesn't alter the fact that your deal description is misleading. The … Diesn't alter the fact that your deal description is misleading. The minimum you should do is to update it to show that the price excludes flights.



have now revised.

Indirect flights from Manchester with Swiss available for £150. This a holiday which offers excellent value.

Tips are not compulsory,so you don't have to pay unless you think they are worth the extra.

Edited by: "Skybird" 1st Mar 2013

I haven't done this cruise but I have sailed NCL out of Barcelona on the Epic and all drinks were subject to 15% compulsory gratuity and 8% spanish tax so be ready for the extras which you cannot avoid paying.
If you don't want to pay for Soda & water stock up in the shops in Barcelona port (after check in) and take them on board with you. Ask your room steward to empty the mini bar fridge and put your drinks in there.
What a great price for 9 days, wish I could go myself

Skybird

Tips are not compulsory,so you don't have to pay unless you think they … Tips are not compulsory,so you don't have to pay unless you think they are worth the extra.



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Hi Karen46 we are going on this cruise on 30th March. Can you buy alcohol (spirits.wine) at Barcelona Port and take this onto the ship in your hand luggage? thanks

jenny212

Hi Karen46 we are going on this cruise on 30th March. Can you buy alcohol … Hi Karen46 we are going on this cruise on 30th March. Can you buy alcohol (spirits.wine) at Barcelona Port and take this onto the ship in your hand luggage? thanks



ncl.com/faq

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jenny212

Hi Karen46 we are going on this cruise on 30th March. Can you buy alcohol … Hi Karen46 we are going on this cruise on 30th March. Can you buy alcohol (spirits.wine) at Barcelona Port and take this onto the ship in your hand luggage? thanks



hi, we are also on this 30 march! i had read that you can buy alcohol AFTER checkin at barcelona and take on board BUT more recently i read that NCL have clamped down on this and take it off you as your bags are screened as you go on the ship. you can say its a gift and get it back at the end of the cruise. dont think we will bother now? not sure. i like a little drink in my room / cabin before we go out though!

Where do you find these?

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buckers582

Where do you find these?



had an email with half price offers this morning from here:
cruise.co.uk
0800 408 6200

i only see £519.00.. and no 3rd of march .. could be expired ?

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ah, its changed from this morning....just checked their website. must have now sold out for that date. worth watching for 2 days before the next one which sails march 12th. will EXPIRE the deal now x

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dooper

Price displayed of £279 excludes flights. Please update to 'From £579' to … Price displayed of £279 excludes flights. Please update to 'From £579' to give a more realistic idea of the actual cost.



MMMM wind your neck in and dont tell people to update!!

You need a cruise you seem a bit wound up!!

NCL treat the service charge differently to other companies. They say it's not tips but basically goes towards incentive schemes for the staff so you can't opt out at the beginning like you can with other companies. If you go to the customer service desk on the last but one day, you can ask to have these charges removed. They do encourage you to give something, but at least then it's up to you what you give not NCL.
(We went on first cruise in January with NCL and would go definitely go again)

IT is rare to see the prices much differnt from the NCL site.

Just check ncl.co.uk and ncl.com no problem booking US.


there is still availability forthe 3 March but not at that price through the US try giving NCL UK a call.

jenny212

Hi Karen46 we are going on this cruise on 30th March. Can you buy alcohol … Hi Karen46 we are going on this cruise on 30th March. Can you buy alcohol (spirits.wine) at Barcelona Port and take this onto the ship in your hand luggage? thanks

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You cannot take spirits on they will take them off you, you can take wine but you have to pay $15 per bottle for corkage. This may work out cheaper than buying a bottle on board as when I went the house wine was $25 at least per bottle. You could try and sneak some on if you are cheeky. Check out the website www.cruisecritic.co.UK forum under Norwegian cruise line it is full of useful information

Here's a tip that I used, get some of the large Capri Sun drinks with the screw lid, empty out the juice and fill with wine and pack it in your suitcase, wrap it well though in bubble wrap or those padded envelopes so it doesn't leak. Worked for us lol, suppose you could take them ashore when empty and refill with local wine if you take a little funnel with you

wine box in the case never had one picked up yet

getmore4less

wine box in the case never had one picked up yet



Depends on your check in luggage allowance, if you can fit it in go for it !
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