NCL Jade Hamburg Mini Cruise – 29th June 2018
Discover what it means to cruise like a Norwegian on this one-way weekend taster cruise from Southampton to Hamburg.
You'll have two-nights onboard Norwegian Jade - and one sea day - to really enjoy yourself and to see what sets NCL apart from other cruise lines.
About this cruise
Head to Southampton on Friday 29th June 2018 where you will board Norwegian Jade. The mid-sized ship is a great ship to begin your cruising experience on, and is a good value choice if you want to experience Norwegian Cruise Line without flying long haul to the States or into the heart of the Mediterranean.
The ship was recently refurbished and now looks as good as the latest ships like Norwegian Escape. You'll find plenty of bars, restaurants, and lounges on the ship. The pool deck will be popular in the height of summer. If indulgence is the name of the game, head to the Mandara Spa.
This itinerary does not have any ports of call en-route from Southampton to Hamburg, so Saturday is a lazy sea day. Here you can do as much or as little as you like.
If you've booked a top end suite in The Haven ship-within-a-ship complex, you'll not only enjoy 24-hour butler service but there's a private sundeck too.
Speaking of making a booking, the budget no-frills fare is available on the cheapest cabin grades and is exactly that - no bells and no whistles. However, you're able to pay to upgrade to the 'Premium All Inclusive' fare. Having played with the quote calculator, it looks to cost in the region of £20 to £50 per person depending on the grade, so it might be worth considering as it includes:
- A wide choice of premium alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, and bottled water
- Selected speciality coffees with meals
- Limited Internet access
- The service charge and gratuities (which you'll otherwise pay onboard)
Before you know it, Sunday morning sadly arrives and it's time to leave at Hamburg in Germany.
This is a repositional cruise that starts in Southampton and ends in Hamburg. You'll need to arrange onward travel to get back to the UK (flights back to the UK are NOT included in the price of this cruise, so you'll need to book these separately). Budget airlines regularly fly between Hamburg and London, which you may wish to consider.
If you don't need to get back to work ready for Monday morning, I suggest booking a night or two in a hotel in Hamburg to explore this modern maritime city before you head back home.
The itinerary for this mini cruise is:
|1||Friday 29th June 2018||Southampton||8pm|
|2||Saturday 30th June 2018||Day at sea||All day|
|3||Sunday 1st July 2018||Hamburg||7am|
Why choose this taster cruise?
- 2 nights on NCL's family-friendly cruise ship,Norwegian Jade
- Departs on Friday 29th June 2018
- Sail from Southampton and arrive in Hamburg (you'll need to fly back home)
- Enjoy a relaxing day at sea
So you know, the map above shows point-to-point lines which may cross land. Don't worry, your cruise ship will not sprout legs and run across dry land. Instead it's water all the way! Mapping is approximate, and the scheduled times are estimates. Your trip is subject to change as, occasionally, operators have to alter itineraries due to bad weather or unforeseen events.
On Sunday 22nd April 2018, I found a starting price from £79 per person based on two sharing the cheapest cabin (usually this is an inside cabin). 9 days prior it started from £119 per person, a saving of £40 per person.
What's that per night?
Want to compare this short break to a hotel stay? A starting price of 'from £79 per person' equates to 'from £39.50 per person per night'.
Here's a trend line showing the movement of the lead-in price for this cruise. I aim to check prices daily and this graph shows only those readings. I love geeky stuff like this and thought it might be handy when planning when to book your next cruise.
In my last 4 checks, the cheapest I have seen this cruise start at is from £79 per person, and the highest I've seen it go is from £159 per person.
Are there any extras?
This price normally includes some meals but excludes drinks, gratuities, optional shore excursions, and any applicable flights and transfers (if needed and if excluded). If you want a cabin or suite with a view, these come at a premium (if available).
Cruise prices are based on supply and demand so the more spare cabins there are closer to the sail date, the cheaper the prices often become. After all, no cruise line likes sailing with empty cabins and this cruise sails in 2 months.
I regularly check for price changes by hand, but as they can occur rapidly, please use the link below to get the latest prices.
Remember, prices were correct when I last checked, but may have since changed. Prices are usually based on two adults sharing the cheapest available cabin.
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