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All Things DINGLE – 24th March

St. Patricks Day was only last weekend, but the Irish theme continues this week with a tour around Dingle and SW Ireland. A stunningly beautiful part of the Emerald Isle, and one not to miss if you are ever touring Ireland. Touring is easily combinable with this weeks Cruise Deal as its a rare opportunity to cruise with Celebrity Cruises on a voyage that starts and finishes in DUBLIN.

You will fly to Dublin from Australia on the 14th May 2019. On arrival you are transferred to the Radisson Blu Hotel for a 2 night stay. We’ll even throw in daily breakfast. This stay will give you ample time to explore this wonderful town. With its mix of urban cool, lush parkland, sweeping coastline and hip designer boutiques, Dublin pulsates with energy while still retaining a warm, laid-back atmosphere. One of Europe’s most thrilling capitals, it offers all you could want from a city break with history, culture and more pubs than you’ll know what to do with!

Your cruise departs from Dublin onboard the 5* Celebrity Reflection. She boasts an expanded deck, 72 additional staterooms overall, more seating in the main and specialty restaurants, more sun lounges on the pool deck, and more seats in the theatre. On the Lawn Club, take a painting class with a Master Artist from the ArtCenter South Florida in The Art Studio. Celebrate the flavorful joys of outdoor grilling in the new Lawn Club Grill. Enjoy more than 20 delicious options in the Main Restaurant that are SPE-certified and healthy for you. Unwind in your own cabana-style haven, The Alcoves, on the Lawn Club. And check out all the new spa innovations in the enhanced Canyon Ranch SpaClub®. Your vacation time is precious. Time aboard Celebrity Reflection will make the most of it.

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Celebrity Reflection

Your first port of call takes you across to Bonnie Scotland, and into Glasgow for the day. Glasgow is Scotland’s largest city and is renowned for its culture, style and the friendliness of its people. Glasgow offers a blend of internationally-acclaimed museums and galleries, stunning architecture, vibrant nightlife, fantastic shopping and a diverse array of restaurants and bars. Vibrant and energetic, Glasgow enjoys a year-round buzz with an arts scene that regularly produces cutting-edge productions and attracts high-profile exhibitions that led to the city being crowned European City of Culture in 1990

A day at sea follows before you arrive for 2 full days in the Icelandic capital city of Reykjavik. Reykjavik is the gateway to Iceland’s stunning natural wonders, which range from ice fields to boiling thermal pools. The landscape on the island seems to be in a continual process of transformation much like its society, which blends Nordic tradition with sophisticated technology. You’ll have plenty of time to explore the Blue Lagoon, Geysers and Volcanoes around the region.

The Blue Lagoon, Iceland

Staying in Iceland, but moving to the north of the island takes you to Akureyri. Iceland is a place of delightful contradictions where flowers flourish amid ice and snow. Some of nature’s most powerful antics, from active volcanoes to geothermal phenomena, exist only a few miles from charming towns and major cultural centres. For those in search of the unexpected, the surprises begin in Akureyri — Iceland’s second-largest city.

Back to Scotland we go, and to the remote Shetland Islands. Lerwick is the main port of the Shetland Islands, Scotland, located more than 100 miles (160 km) off the north coast of mainland Scotland on the east coast of the Shetland Mainland. Lerwick is about 210 miles (340 km) north of Aberdeen, 230 miles (370 km) west of Bergen in Norway and 230 miles (370 km) south east of Tórshavn in the Faroe Islands.

After a final day at leisure crossing the Irish Sea, enjoying the facilities on board the Celebrity Reflection, you arrive in the small Irish port of Cobh, the gateway to the southern city of Cork. Despite its small town hospitality, Cork is Ireland’s second largest city and your gateway to romantic Ireland. Rich farmlands and river valleys define the countryside. And although Cork’s most famous attraction is the legendary Blarney Stone, there are over 100 heritage and cultural sites of significance covering over 600 miles of spectacular coastline.

Blarney Castle, near Cork, Ireland

Finally you sail back into Dublin, and fly back to Australia. Of course you can extend your stay and explore the other parts of Ireland, maybe the Ring of Kerry, Cliffs of Moher or even the Dingle Peninsular. Anything is possible!

This wonderful 12 night fly, cruise & stay package is excellent value, starting from just $5,445 per person! higher grades of cabin are also available as are flight upgrades.

Give the crew at Travel Masters a call on 1800 672 988 or you can see more details of the cruise here