The best Easter getaways

Easter Getaways: Barcelona

It’s almost the Easter holidays and you know what that means: chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate. But chocolate doesn’t last forever. What happens when the chocolate runs out??

If you’re staring down the barrel of a two-week holiday with your kids, had you considered taking a last minute Easter break? There are plenty of options available – from Mediterranean sailings through to Caribbean getaways.

Could this be the Easter break that you finally fill the void left by chocolate with a  24-hour buffet instead?

We’ve rounded up some of the best itineraries for those that want to take that break this Easter.

 

 

P&O Cruises

Seven-night Mediterranean cruise

Easter Getaways: Venice

Venice

For instant access to the sun, P&O Cruises has a seven-night Mediterranean fly cruise on Ventura from £699 per adult and £461 per child, based on four sharing.

Departing April 9, the price includes return flights, resort transfers, an inside cabin, full-board meals, daily afternoon tea, round-the-clock kids’ clubs and on board entertainment.

Departing from Venice, ports of call include Kotor, Corfu, Rome, Ajaccio and Genoa.

 

 

 

Norwegian Cruise Line

Nine-night Eastern Caribbean cruise

Easter getaways: Nassau

Nassau

Family firm Norwegian Cruise Line is offering an Eastern Caribbean cruise that includes return flights from the UK on the new line’s new vessel Norwegian Getaway.  The voyage leaves Florida and calls at Caribbean islands including St Maarten and Nassau before returning back to Florida and then the UK.

Departing 25 April, prices from are £1,413 per person for an inside family stateroom and £924 for children.

 

 

 

Disney Cruise Line

Seven-night Western Caribbean cruise

Disney's family cabin

Disney’s family cabin

What needs to be said about Disney that hasn’t already been said? Arguably the most famous brand in the world and one that offers cruise holidays with all of that history packed into one cruise ship. It all could all get too much for your kids – or even you.

Disney offers a seven-night Western Caribbean cruise on 12 April for £5,496 based on four people sharing a stateroom.

The price doesn’t include flights but does include ‘character experiences’ and other onboard activities.  And what’s more important than that?

 

 

 

Costa Cruises

Seven-night Mediterranean cruise

Easter getaways: Tunisia

Tunisia

Mediterranean specialist Costa Cruises is offering the best value deal of the entire Easter break.

For just £636 for two adults and two children sharing an inside cabin (£249 per adult and £69 per child aged between 2-18) a family can get a seven-night Mediterranean cruise departing Marseille and calling at the Balearic Islands, Tunisia, Sicily and Naples.

The cruise departs on 6 April but similar deals are available for departures across the break including a four-night cruise for £456 for a family of four.

 

 

 

Holland America Line

Seven-night Mediterranean cruise

Easter getaways: Rome

Rome

From just £349 per person, this seven night cruise onboard Holland America Line’s MS Eurodam takes guests to some of the Med’s most glamorous destinations.

Departing from Civitavecchia (Rome) on 22 April 2014, the ship calls at Livorno (Florence / Pisa), Monte Carlo, La Goulette in Tunisia, Palermo and Naples, before returning to Civitavecchia.

This seven night cruise starts from £349 per person, based on two sharing an inside cabin=.

Upgrade to an ocean view stateroom for an extra £50 per person.

 

 

MSC Cruises

Seven-night Mediterranean cruise

Easter Getaways: Barcelona

Barcelona

Family friendly line MSC has a seven-night sailing on MSC Splendida from Barcelona departing Good Friday (April 18), and calling at Marseille, Genoa, Naples, Messina (Taormina), Tunis and Barcelona for a family of four, staying in a balcony cabin.

The total price comes to £2,308 cruise-only.

With MSC kids cruise for free, so a break down of that price is: £1049 per adult with port fees for the kids of £105 each.

Not bad going.

 

 

Do you know any other great deals this Easter? Let us know!

Sam Ballard

Sam Ballard is the publisher of CRUISE ADVISER and has been writing about the cruise industry for a number of years. His CV includes the likes of shipping magazine International Cruise & Ferry Review and the digital publication Cruise News. He can be contacted on:sam@cruise-adviser.com.

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