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Royal Caribbean offers free flights with cruises - but you need to act fast

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Published 19/08/2016 | 16:15

Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas
Santorini, Greece
Rhapsody of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Royal Caribbean is offering free flights and transfers on select UK and European sailings... but you need to be quick.

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The offer is available for bookings of one or two guests on sailings between April 19 and November 17 of 2017, and must be booked before September 5th.

As we publish, the deals (see below) include around 139 sailings on ships including Rhapsody, Independence, Navigator and Freedom of the Seas.

The deal will suit couples rather than families, and remember - cruises include not just accommodation, but all meals and most entertainment too.

Here's a selection of the best free-flight offers:

€670pp: Spain, France & Portugal

This seven-night sailing departs Southampton on May 26, with calls in Le Harve, Lisbon and Vigo. Ocean view suites are available from €788. Call 1800 555604.

€858pp: Norwegian Escapes

An eight-night cruise from Southampton on June 29, taking in Stavanger, Oslo and Copenhagen. Ocean view cabins from €1,094pp. Call 1800 555604.

€1,039pp: Western Mediterranean has this seven-night Royal Caribbean cruise, including flights and transfers, departing Barcelona on May 21. An added advantage here is that you can secure the sale fare with a €100 deposit. Call 01 539-7770 to book.


€1,279pp: Greece & Croatia

This seven-night cruise departs Venice on July 29, calling at Dubrovnik, Kusadasi and Santorini, and includes two sharing an oceanview stateroom. Call 1800 555604.

€1,649pp: Canaries Adventure

A 12-night cruise from Southampton, this itinerary takes in Vigo, Lisbon, Lanzarote, Las Palmas, Tenerife and Madeira. Call 1800 555604.

Cruise deals are also available from Sunway (,,, and, among others. also has a one-off, last-minute offer on 8-night cruise from Hong Kong to Japan, including flights from Dublin, from €1,099pp.

It sails September 17, with upgrades to an ocean view cabin from €80pp.

RC's Other T&Cs? Free flights are only available on select sailings of six nights or more, with flights limited and subject to availability (direct flights not guaranteed).

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