Travellers taking Mediterranean cruises
are set to benefit from improved international connections now that Norwegian Cruise Line
has entered into a service partnership with the low-cost airline Jet2.com.
Under the new initiative, passengers will be able to fly from either Manchester or Edinburgh to the Italian port city of Venice, from where they will be able to embark on a Mediterranean cruise.
The Norwegian cruise liner operates two separate cruise packages out of the historic city, alternating between its 'Venice and the Greek Isles' and its 'Venice and the Aegean Sea' itineraries.
At the same time, Jet2 flights into Barcelona will also be timed to coincide with the departure of the Norwegian Jade as it embarks on its weekly 'Mediterranean Treasures' cruise between May and September, it has been confirmed.
News of this travel agreement comes as Norwegian Cruise Line has confirmed that its 4,200-passenger Norwegian Epic liner will enter service next June, with fleet veteran Captain Trygve Vorren to take the helm.
Written by Chris Smith