There are some great cruise deals around, from snorkelling in the Caribbean to exploring Mayan temples, here’s my pick of the best offers this week

for-webCruise on new ship Norwegian Getaway

12 day transatlantic cruise | from £984pp fly cruise

This is the perfect chance to explore Norwegian Cruise line’s newest ship Norwegian Getaway on its inaugural transatlantic cruise to New York. There’s plenty to do on board during your days at sea, with 27 dining options and fabulous entertainment. Click here for more on Norwegian Getaway.

This 12-day transatlantic cruise with Norwegian Cruise Line departs from Southampton on 16 January 2014. For more information on this cruise deal click here.

Western Caribbean cruise

Five days in the Caribbean | from £259pp cruise only

This short cruise on Carnival Ecstacy gives you the chance to explore Miami on a pre- or post-cruise stay for its cool beaches and Coconut Grove. You’ll sail to Key West with it 19th century architecture, palm tree lined streets and vintage saloons. There’s also a stop in Mexico’s Cozumel, for crystal clear seas and coral reefs, before returning to Miami.

This five-day Western Caribbean cruise with Carnival Cruise Lines departs from Miami on 7 April 2014. For more information on this cruise deal click here.

Cruise to Spain and France

Eight days in Northern Europe | from £499pp cruise only

Take a week out to explore France and Spain on board Emerald Princess first stopping at La Coruña in northern Spain, noted for its lush mountains, gorges and rivers. Stroll along the promenade and visit the medieval churches and baroque palaces of the old town. Calls also include Bilbao, home to the Guggenheim Museum – housing some of the world’s greatest modern art – Le Verdon for Medoc vineyards and St Peter Port (Guernsey).

This eight-day Northern European cruise with Princess Cruises departs from Southampton on 3 May 2014. For more information on this cruise deal click here.

Cruise to Australia

21 days in Australia | from £2,869pp fly cruise

Fly out to Australia and board Celebrity Solstice, spend two leisurely days at sea before calling at Benoa Harbour in Indonesia for the diamond-shaped island of Bali and Darwin with its botanical gardens and colonial buildings. Calls also include Airlie Beach, Brisbane, Newcastle and Sydney.

This 21-day Australian cruise with Celebrity Cruises departs from Fremantle on 19 February 2014. For more information on this cruise deal click here.

Mayan Mystique cruise

13 days in the Caribbean | from £2,324pp fly cruise

This round-trip cruise from Miami explores Key West then continues to Costa Maya (Mexico) where you can climb the ruins of the Mayan Chacchoben. You can go snorkeling or take a horseback ride in Roatan (Honduras), Santo Tomas (Guatemala) for the fascinating Quiriguá and stunning Mayan stele, Belize City (Belize) for beautifully restored temples and there’s a chance to snorkel in Cozumel (Mexico) and George Town (Cayman Islands).

This 13-day cruise with Oceania Cruises departs from Miami on 17 March 2014. For more information on this cruise deal click here.

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