This could be the bargain of the year. ‘Funfilled Florida to Brilliant Barcelona’, the latest fly-cruise-and-stay holiday from Worldwide Cruise Centres (worldwidecruisecentres.com.au) spans the world from Florida to Spain.
First, you jet to Orlando in Florida to enjoy all the fun of Universal Studios, complete with a three-night stay in a four-star hotel and a day pass to the Studios. Then board Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Spirit and sail away on a 14-night transatlantic cruise. You’ll visit a couple of laid-back Caribbean islands, Madeira in the Atlantic and disembark in Spain for a stay in fabulous Barcelona, one of Europe’s most popular cities.
The whole holiday lasts 18 nights, includes flights from Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne to Orlando and back from Barcelona, and costs from A$4399 per person twin-share.
The holiday gets underway on 20 April 2016 with a flight from Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne to Orlando, Florida, one of the world’s entertainment capitals, where you’ll stay three nights in a four-star hotel.
An included Universal Studios Day Pass gives the flexibility of visiting both Universal theme parks each day the ticket is valid. At Universal Studios, the world’s premier movie and TV-based theme park, go behind the scenes of your favourite films. At this working film and TV production facility, you’ll find amazing rides, shows, and attractions to put you right in the picture.
Thrills include The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley. Battle alongside Optimus Prime and Bumblebee in TRANSFORMERS: The Ride, 3D, visit Springfield to experience the Simpson Ride and join Gru and his Minions in Despicable Me Minion Mayhem.
At Universal’s Islands of Adventure, the world’s most cutting edge rides, shows and interactive attractions come complete with cartoon characters, comic book heroes and children’s tales. Join the battle of good versus evil above the streets of Marvel Super Hero Island . Splash in the water rides of Toon Lagoon. Come face to face with the dinosaurs of Jurassic Park. The list goes on, encompassing the epic adventures of The Lost Continent, the world of Dr Seuss in Seuss Landing, and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade.
After all that exhilaration, head to Port Canaveral and the sparkling sea for a leisurely 14-night transatlantic cruise from Port Canaveral to Barcelona aboard Norwegian Spirit. Port Canaveral is near John F. Kennedy Space Centre, America’s launch pad. The port’s logo is an anchor and the Space Shuttle.
The wonderful Norwegian Spirit, almost 270 metres long and 32 metres wide, offers an endless list of pleasant diversions: 14 delicious dining options, 10 bars and lounges, Maharaja’s Casino and the Roman Spa and Fitness centre.
Splash in the Tivoli Pool, soak in one of four outdoor hot tubs, or enjoy the fun at Buccaneer’s Wet and Wild.
All shipboard main meals (excluding specialty restaurants) are included. All shipboard tips are included too.
Norwegian Spirit heads first into the Caribbean, where you’ll call at the island of St Thomas (shopping hub of the Caribbean). Next, relax in laid-back St Maarten, isle of Dutch heritage and endless beaches, before crossing the Atlantic.
Six days at sea give plenty of time to take it easy and enjoy the ship before docking in the island of Madeira in the Atlantic Ocean, about 600km off the coast of Morocco. Beneath rugged volcanic peaks, along beautiful tropical coastline, Madeira lace and Madeira wine are both still produced in the Old World way.
Norwegian Spirit’s next port of call is stylish Barcelona, one of Europe’s most popular Mediterranean cities and a delight in springtime. Explore the iconic Ramblas, surrounded by museums and art. Take in Gaudi’s great cathedral, maybe sample tapas at an outdoor restaurant. You’ve a night’s stay in Barcelona at a four-star hotel. There’s plenty to enjoy in this great Spanish city before flying back home to Australia.
To find your local Worldwide Cruise Centres agent go to:www.worldwidecruisecentres.com.au