P&O Cruises has announced details of 12 new cruises on board Azura for spring 2013. The cruises can be booked from February 29, 2012, and are priced from £999.
These new itineraries provide a range of four transatlantic cruises, seven fly-cruises and one short city break. Cruises range from three to 22 nights in duration and highlight destinations include Barbados, Curacao, Aruba, St. Lucia, Antigua and Guadeloupe.
Example itineraries are:
· 15 night transatlantic cruise, set sail from Southampton on January 10, 2013, and call in Ponta Delgada, St. Maarten, St. Kitts, Antigua, St. Lucia and Barbados for return flight, arrive UK January 25, 2013. Prices from £999 pp including return flight, equivalent to just £67 per person per night.
· 22 night transatlantic cruise, set sail from Southampton on January 10, 2013, and call in Ponta Delgada, St. Maarten, St. Kitts, Antigua, St. Lucia, Barbados, Curacao, Aruba, St. Vincent, Grenada and Barbados for return flight, arrive UK February 1, 2013. Prices from £1,599 pp including return flight, equivalent to just £73 per person per night.
· 15 night Caribbean fly cruise, fly UK to Barbados on January 24, 2013, and call in Curacao, Aruba, St. Vincent, Grenada and Barbados for return flight, arrive UK February 1, 2013. Prices from £1,499 pp including return charter flights from London Gatwick or Manchester, equivalent to £100 per person per night.
· Three night city break cruise (before Caribbean cruises commence), departing Southampton January 7, 2013 and call in Amsterdam. Prices from £249 pp, equivalent to £83 per person per night.
P&O Cruises managing director, Carol Marlow, said: “This is a collection of flexible itineraries for those who want an exotic winter holiday on one of our newest ships. The transatlantic cruises are fantastic for those who prefer a lazy start or end to their holiday and the ease of departure from or arrival into Southampton. And the fly-cruises are great for those who want immediate sunshine.
“Since joining the fleet in April 2010, Azura has established herself as a firm favourite with highlights including fine dining by Michelin starred chef Atul Kochhar and gourmet wine bar and restaurant by Olly Smith.
“Azura’s wide range of bars, restaurants and outdoor deck and relaxation areas lends itself particularly well for Caribbean cruising. Whether that be cocktails by the pool on balmy evenings, dinner on the terrace of Seventeen as you sail into the Caribbean sunset, or a massage in an open air cabana in The Retreat after a hard day at the beach.
“Prices start from just £67 per person per night and considering this includes flights, all main meals, entertainment, facilities and child care for families, this is outstanding value for money.”