If you’ve not booked your 2014 cruise yet, don’t worry – it’s not too late, and there are some amazing deals to be had on last minute sailings.
Princess Cruises are one cruise line who have recently released reduced fares for some of their June 2014 voyages, and we’re offering these amazing deals with some truly tempting extras, including free on board credit to help you make the most of the cruising experience.
Emerald Princess & Ruby Princess
Two Princess Cruises ships that are departing from Southampton during June 2014 (just around the corner!) are Emerald Princess and Ruby Princess – two of the largest and most contemporary of the Princess Cruises fleet, boasting 19 decks and accommodating 3080 passengers on each voyage.
The Emerald Princess, which entered into service in 2007, and the Ruby Princess, which followed in 2008, are remarkably similar, and offer a number of comparable features, including the Calypso Reef & Pool and the Neptune Reef and Pool (complete with relaxing hot tubs), and the gigantic ‘Movies Under the Stars’ screen for watching the very best Hollywood blockbusters.
On Ruby Princess, you’ll be utterly amazed at the breathtaking views out to sea. Not only are there an unfathomable number of balcony staterooms on board, giving passengers the most amazing scenic sights from the moment they wake up, but there’s also panoramic lifts which travel right from deck 5 up to deck 14.
On Emerald Princess, you’re sure to fall in love with the romance of the 1920s theme incorporated into the Gatsby Casino and the adjacent (and rather authentic) Speakeasy and Cigar Lounge.
Both ships ooze opulence, and are two of the best loved ships of the current Princess fleet, not forgetting the outstanding dining choices available. Princess Cruises are renowned for truly breathtaking cuisine and both of these ships never fail to deliver.
On board you’ll find the glamour of the main dining rooms complimented by a wide choice of stunning speciality restaurants including Sabatini’s the ever popular Princess Cruises Italian signature dining venue and the delectable Crown Grill.
Amazing Prices from Southampton
Emerald Princess will depart Southampton on 11 June 2014 for a 17 night voyage around the Mediterranean – one of the longest and most varied of the Mediterranean itineraries for this year on any cruise line. This itinerary visits spectacular ports in both the western and central Mediterranean, offering a healthy mix of beachside paradise along with rich and vibrant culture.
The itinerary begins with a visit to Spain’s Seville – a place known for its unique architecture and Moorish influences, before heading to Malta which is filled with fascinating history.
Following a visit to the Venetian canals, you’ll sail to Korcula and Dubrovnik, Croatia, where you can wander the historic parts of town, or relax on the white sand beaches. Finally, it’s a stop in Gibraltar – your home away from home with superb shopping opportunities and the chance to explore the enchantment of the rock.
Cabins start from £1029 per person, and we’re also offering passengers $200 of on board credit per stateroom for you to use however you wish – for speciality dining, for cocktails, or for booking shore excursions, for example. Book now to guarantee your price of just £60.50 per person per night.
Following her 17 night Mediterranean itinerary, Emerald Princess will be heading to the Baltic for a 14 night voyage exploring Scandinavia, Northern Europe, and Russia, departing on 28 June 2014 for a cruise that’s sure to be a true cultural awakening.
Starting off in Southampton, Emerald Princess will stop in the fairytale city of Bruges before heading onto Norway’s busy and bustling capital, Oslo, followed by Copenhagen, Stockholm (home to the ABBA Museum, so get dancing!), and Helsinki, which boasts its own, one-of-a-kind culture created from a blend of the Swedish and Russian influences throughout the city.
The highlight of the trip is, undoubtedly, the overnight stay in St Petersburg, which allows passengers plenty of time to take in some of Russia’s most iconic attractions, including the Russian ballet. After a stop in the historic Tallinn, Estonia, and Gdansk, Poland, it’s back to Southampton.
We have an amazing offer on this cruise – just £1029 per person, plus $200 on board credit per cabin. This works out at just under £75 per person per night – how can you say no?
British Isles & France
A British Isles holiday isn’t something many of us think of when planning a cruise getaway, but these trips offer a great opportunity to discover some of the UK’s hidden gems. Sailing on Ruby Princess for 12 nights departing 4 June 2014, passengers will travel from Southampton to Guernsey – closer to the French mainland than to Britain, then onto Ireland, making stops in Cork and Dublin in the Republic of Ireland and Belfast in Northern Ireland.
You’ll then sail across the Firth of Clyde – the deepest waters of the British Isles – before docking into Greenock offering easy access to Glasgow. Kirkwall, Invergordon, and Edinburgh follow, with a final stop into Paris for a wander down the Champs Elysee and a climb up the Eiffel Tower.
Book your cruise now and you’ll pay just £699pp for an inside cabin – that works out at just over £58 per person per night. With exciting ports of call, mouthwatering cuisine, and fantastic entertainment all day, every day, this really is an astonishing bargain.
So which last minute offer will you choose? Do you fancy the great weather of the Mediterranean, the culture of Northern Europe, or perhaps you’d like to stay a little closer to home, traveling around the British Isles? Whatever takes your fancy, book now!