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Cruise Value

Cruises were perceived as being out of the reach of most travellers – too expensive and not a realistic holiday option for most Irish budgets. Except now they are. Cruises are wonderful value for money. When you look at everything that a cruise includes – your luxurious hotel, wonderful cuisine and outstanding entertainment and you look at the price you pay on a per day basis, its hard to beat. Cruises are the perfect multi-generational holiday too – a family group whose ages range from three to ninety years old will love it.

Add flexibility to that value – you can see a few different cities on the one holiday. While you are on board, you can relax or take part in the too-many-to-mention fun on-board activities. Sunway has some great value cruises from €665 for Winter and Spring 2020. Call (01) 231 1868 for more information or


MSC Grandiosa – Winter Med Fly Cruise

Enjoy the culture of vibrant Barcelona and sail on to the historic, cosmopolitan and very French Marseille for the start of this wonderful cruise. Cruise next to Italy, calling at Naples with its iconic cuisine, natural beauty and incredible volcanic surroundings. Stop in the pleasant town of Messina and the small but fascinating Maltese capital, Valletta, before making your way back to Barcelona. On board MSC’s luxurious Grandiosa, you can make the most of their extensive leisure facilities including the Aqua Park, the Formula 1 simulators and the full size bowling alley. Night time entertainment includes Cirque Du Soleil at sea. Cabins are elegant and dining is superb. You will be spoiled for a week at the budget price of €665.

Departs 30th January 2020, 7 Nights

Full Board

From €665pp


NCL Epic – Short Italian Fly Cruise

The Spiegel Tent with its Cirque Dreams® show followed by dinner is the highlight of this three day cruise. Perfect for anyone who wants to see if they would enjoy the whole cruising experience. Take in Barcelona, Naples and Rome aboard the NCL Epic but there is enough to do on board too ranging from the Bliss Ultra Lounge, which offers 10-pin bowling as well as a dance floor and bar, the Aqua Park and the Aqua Racer slide, a tandem set of water slides. The adults-only Spice H2O pool is a sanctuary of relaxation.

Departs 3rd May 2020, 3 Nights


From €750pp


Queen Mary 2 – Transatlantic Cruise

Speciality dining areas serving Mexican, Pan-Asian, Indian, Italian and American menus and evening entertainment courtesy of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and The Royal Cunard Singers and Dancers ensure that you be royally entertained crossing the Atlantic on the QM2. More active options include fencing classes, Transatlantic Olympic Games, mini-golf, an 18-hole golf simulator, paddle tennis, deck games, table tennis and shuffleboard, plus a state-of-the-art fitness centre. You can even bring your dog to the Kennel Suite.

Departs Southampton 15th December 2019, 7 Nights

Full Board

From €690pp


MSC OPERA – Mini Med Fly Cruise

Language lessons, casinos, pool games, Zumba, mini golf and the Doremi Spray Park for kids are just some of the fun highlights on board the newly refurbished MSC Opera. Add in Barcelona, Genoa, Palma and Marseilles and you will never get a better value, fun and elegant way to see this corner of Europe.

Departs 6th April 2020, 4 Nights

Full Board

From €775pp


MSC DIVINIA – Short Med Fly  Cruise

Perfect for families, MSC Divinia offers an aqua park, water slides, pools, XD cinema, Formula One simulator, MasterChef at Sea competition, Chicco and Lego toys, games consoles, bowling alleys, tennis, table tennis, basketball, football, dance classes, cooking classes, quizzes, parties, discos, talent shows, pirate shows, acrobats, shore excursions, great food and evening entertainment too. MSC’s Family Explorer Club offers excursions specially designed to appeal to both kids and their parents. It’s a floating fun zone and get to see Barcelona, Genoa and Marseille also.

Departs 10th April 2020, 3 nights

Full Board

From €739pp