NORWEGIAN BREAKAWAY art work, courtesy of NCL
Norwegian Breakaway art work, courtesy of NCL

If you fancy something a little different from your cruise holiday this year, why not try a holiday with NCL Cruises? This innovative cruise line certainly knows how a great cruise holiday should be done, and it also knows how to shake things up a bit.

For instance, unlike the traditional cruise holidays of old, NCL cruises are flexible and lighthearted. They have thrown out old-fashioned dining room seatings and formal dress codes, and replaced it with a much more easy-going approach that’s better suited to younger passengers and families. And if you are thinking of taking the little ones, you needn’t worry about hearing the dreaded “I’m bored”. With NCL Cruises you’ll find a great range of child-friendly amenities, which starts with flexible dining options and finishes with first-rate entertainment like bowling alleys, waterslides and Nintendos.

And as for destinations, this really is the jewel in the NCL crown. With a range of itineraries starting from just three or four nights there is plenty of flexibility and more than a few holidays to choose from. For instance, you could enjoy a trip around the Mediterranean, stopping off at Civitavecchia for a day trip to Rome, before heading off to visit the effervescent French city of Marseille and the Spanish port of Palma on the lovely sun-drenched island of Majorca.

Or for something completely different, why not take a 7-night tour of Alaska? With NCL Cruises you could explore the spectacular sights and sounds of Alaska, visiting cities like Juneau and taking day trips to discover the vast Hubbard Glacier and the Icy Strait.

Whatever cruise tickles your fancy, one of the best ways to find the itinerary that suits you is to use a travel agent like Thomas Cook. Use the search panel to enter your criteria and then filter your results by your top priorities, be it price, cruise length, destination and so on. It’s a great way to compare cruises across all the major operators and it could help you to save money, too.