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Norwegian Cruise Line: ‘It’s not too late to book Europe 2024’

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Despite a bleak start to the summer delaying the roll-out of BBQs across the country, the chillier climate presents the perfect opportunity for agents to push last-minute European sailings with Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) to their customers

Just as Brits were getting their flat-packed Hawaiian shirts and summer dresses from lofts across the country, the damp start to the summer has instead forced puffer jackets and umbrellas to remain by the door for longer than expected.

However, the current weather conditions are the perfect segway for agents to push last-minute summer 2024 holidays to their customers – and who better to promote than NCL.

With a fleet of 20 ships including the new Norwegian Viva and upcoming vessel Norwegian Aqua, which is due to launch in spring 2025, the line offers sailings to more than 400 destinations such as Great Stirrup Cay, its private island in the Bahamas.

Across Northern Europe, the Mediterranean and the Greek Isles the company docks in more than 150 ports – including Santorini, where guests can gaze upon the city’s blue domed roof tops as they enjoy a cool glass of Assyrtiko – a crisp white wine synonymous with the Greek destination.

Or they can journey to Mykonos, known for its summer party atmosphere and 16th century windmills which line the hills high above the shoreline.

NCL’s seven-day Greek Isles: Santorini, Rhodes & Mykonos itinerary round-trip Athens (Piraeus) on board Norwegian Getaway has departures from July-August 2024 and calls in Rhodes, Bodrum, Kusadasi, Heraklion (Crete), Santorini and Mykonos. Prices start from £919pp.

Elsewhere, customers can opt for a sailing to Malta where they can delve into the archipelago’s rich history of Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, a subterranean complex of halls and burial chambers dating to circa 4000 BC.

A seven-day Mediterranean: Malta & Alicante sailing from Athens (Piraeus) to Lisbon onboard Norwegian Getaway departs 29 September and calls in Valletta, Alicante, Motril and Seville (Cadiz). Prices start from £739pp.

Boost consumer experience with NCL’s Free at Sea offer

Further north, guests who prefer cooler temperatures can venture to Iceland and Greenland, where the town of Qaqortoq offers the chance to visit an original blacksmith workshop dated to 1804.

The 14-day Iceland & Greenland cruise from Reykjavik to Oslo on board Norwegian Star departs 1 September and calls in Nanortalik, Isafjordur, Akureyri, Seydisfjordur, Olden, Bergen, Ulvik and Kristiansand. Prices start from £1,239pp.

Whether your customers are fed up with the poor weather or are yet to decide on their 2024 holiday plans, an NCL cruise should be your first port of call when pitching a break.

If value for money is a top priority, highlight the brand’s Free at Sea programme, which, from £199pp, offers all applicable packages including premium beverages, speciality dining, wifi, excursion discounts and 3rd and 4th guests pay taxes only (on applicable sailings).

Terms and conditions apply to all offers, see for details.

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