Norwegian in Europe: Sailing 5 Cruise Ships in 2017!

Hot off the presses, well maybe not so hot since this was announced by Norwegian Cruise Line a few days ago. 😉  NCL is expanding their cruising presence in European waters with five different ships sailing new and exciting itineraries from April through October 2017!

Norwegian released this following statement:

MIAMI – January 26, 2016 – Norwegian Cruise Line has announced its ground-breaking summer 2017 deployment for Europe that, for the first time in company history, features five ships sailing in European waters in the summer season.
Highlights of the new itineraries include cruises to the Baltic Capitals on Norwegian Getaway from Copenhagen and a first ever complete season from Hamburg on Norwegian Jade, with embarkation for those cruises also available in the UK and Amsterdam.
Norwegian will bring Norwegian Getaway, currently the second newest ship in the fleet, back to Europe for the first time since its delivery in 2014, giving guests the opportunity to experience the ultimate in freedom and flexibility on eight- or nine-night Baltic Capitals cruises from Copenhagen. This spectacular itinerary will allow guests to explore UNESCO World Heritage sites, take in the picturesque Baltic countryside and experience the unique history, cultures and architecture of these famed European cities. The itinerary includes calls in Tallinn, Estonia; Helsinki, Finland; Stockholm, Sweden; along with an overnight in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Marking the first time that Norwegian will homeport a ship in Hamburg, Germany, Norwegian Jade — one of the company’s four Jewel-Class vessels — will feature brand new cruises from Hamburg in 2017. Following an extensive dry dock in spring 2017, she will arrive essentially a new ship featuring Norwegian’s new standard of excellence the Norwegian Edge™ on May 14, 2017. Until October 9, 2017, guests can embark from Hamburg on a series of seven- and nine-day Western Europe cruises; nine- and ten-day Norwegian Fjords cruises; 12-day Norway & North Cape sailings; as well as a 14-day Norway, Iceland & UK cruise.
Norwegian will return to England for the first time since 2010 during summer 2017, as Norwegian Jade will call on Southampton during her cruises from Hamburg.
From May 12 – June 20 and August 7 – October 16, 2017, guests can choose to embark from Southampton for either seven- and nine-day Western Europe cruises or nine- and ten-day Norwegian Fjords cruises. Guests can also choose to embark from Amsterdam, The Netherlands on select dates for seven-day Western Europe cruises, providing even more flexibility for guests looking to explore Europe pre- or post-cruise.
“With these exciting new summer European itineraries, we are offering our guests a wider variety of adventurous itineraries that span the continent, while also bringing one of our newest and most innovative ships to Europe”, said Andy Stuart, president and chief operating officer of Norwegian Cruise Line.
Three further ships will sail European waters in 2017, including the recently refurbished Norwegian Epic with her popular seven-night Western Mediterranean itinerary, where guests can choose to depart from Barcelona, Civitavecchia (Rome) or Marseille; Norwegian Spirit sailing alternating 10- and 11-night Grand Mediterranean cruises between Barcelona and Venice; and Norwegian Star, which after her return from Australia, will spend the summer cruising from Venice to the Greek Isles as well as the Adriatic, Greece & Turkey.
These Europe itineraries will be available for booking beginning February 9, 2016 for NCL Latitudes guests then opening to the general public for reservations on February 10th!
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Norwegian Cruise Line wants to help you answer that “Come Cruise Me” call from Europe! Enjoy #FeelFree Cruising with 5 different NCL ships and new itineraries to choose from! Contact us at TLC Travels’ Tours and Cruises for reservations assistance!
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New American Air Non-Stop Service to Cancun!

Excitement hits eastern NC travelers again with Raleigh-Durham International being included as one of four departure Airports to offer American Airlines new non-stop flights for easier vacations to Cancun, Mexico in 2016!

As per American Airlines:

American Airlines will offer new access to Cancun, Mexico – one of Mexico’s most popular destinations – when it adds new service from four U.S. cities in 2016. The new seasonal service to Cancun International Airport (CUN) will operate on Saturdays from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU), Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT), Nashville International Airport (BNA) and Kansas City International Airport (MCI).
With that being said, TLC Travels’ Tours and Cruises has great 6-7 night Vacation packages available from any of these new or other departure cities via our travel partners at Apple Vacations! Weekly Air/Hotel packages are available now to book online for travel dates April 9 thru August 27, 2016.
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Book Your Air/Land Travel Package Online With TLC Travels’ Tours & Cruises here via Apple Vacations !!
Be sure to contact us directly at 2TLCTravels@gmail.com once you have confirmed your reservations online. – #Plan2Travel

11 GREAT Reasons Why Travel Makes You a Happier Person via Jacada Travel

If you have never traveled anywhere away from the only way that you know, you won’t know this happiness until you go! Now is the time to #Plan2Travel !!

So the next time you find yourself heading out on a shopping spree to lift your mood, why not put that money towards a flight instead? Here are 11 ways in which travel can make you happier:

1. FIND YOUR SELF-CONFIDENCE BY DEALING WITH UNEXPECTED SITUATIONS

2. HAPPINESS IS INFECTIOUS

3. BEING AWAY MAKES YOU APPRECIATE FAMILY AND HOME

4. YOU MAKE NEW FRIENDS

5. DETOX FROM SOCIAL MEDIA

6. GETTING SOME ‘YOU’ TIME

7. EDUCATION, EDUCATION, EDUCATION

8. GET A VITAMIN D BOOST

9. YOU’RE MORE INTERESTING

10. NEW EXPERIENCES GIVE US MOMENTS TO REMEMBER

11. THE EFFECTS OF TRAVELING AREN’T JUST SHORT-TERM

Read the full article on Huffpost Travel : 11 Reasons Why Travel Makes You a Happier Person | Jacada Travel

“Feel Free” at Sea With Norwegian Cruise Line!

#TLCKnows ….

Cruise into 2016 with this amazing new Free At Sea Wave Offer from Norwegian Cruise Line! Book any NCL stateroom with us at TLC Travels’ Tours and Cruises and you will be able to choose from 4 great offers:

  1. FREE Unlimited Beverages
  2. FREE Specialty Dining
  3. FREE WiFi or
  4. FREE Shore Excursion Credit.

Best of all, our clients who reserve a Suite or The Haven will receive ALL four offers for FREE – a value of up to $1,500! This exciting offer will only be available from January 4 thru to April 10, 2016 so contact us ASAP to book your Norwegian Cruise! ~ #TLCKnows ~ #Plan2Travel

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**Norwegian’s Free at Sea offer is applicable on sailings 5-days or longer and must be booked at least 30+days prior to departure/embarkation.**

Hello New Year 2016! Ready or Not…

It has been a minute or two since my last post. Like many others, I too have been dealing with #Life’s challenges and family health issues which absolutely brought me to my knees. Think I missed a few heartbeats over the last 30+ days too.

Anywhoo,… I am beginning to see the light at the end of this tunnel  and will be rolling back shortley.  Not sure just yet if I will be riding along on the same track as I did in 2015-(probably not) but 2016 is sure to bring a new way of being for me and I am ready to do and be the best that I can in this New Year 2016!  What about you?

Wishing you and yours a Happy, Healthy and Safe New Year 2016! ~ #PEACE

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