Every now and then an opportunity presents itself and the other day I learnt that NCL’s latest ship will do an inaugural cruise from Hamburg to Southampton in October 2015. In no time at all I had circulated enquiries around the cruise agents on my mailing list to find if I could get a good deal and nice cabin location. Cruise Club UK again came up trumps with something acceptable and I duly made the booking.
The initial cruise from Hamburg is for 2 nights but we have added a 1 night cruise to nowhere when we reach Southampton so we are actually going to be doing back to back cruises. The third night is exactly as described, a cruise to nowhere because the ship will leave Southampton at 5:00pm and return at 8:00am the next morning presumably doing a big loop in the English Channel.
|Sunday, October 25, 2015||Hamburg, Germany||–||07:00 PM|
|Monday, October 26, 2015||At Sea||–||–|
|Tuesday, October 27, 2015||Southampton, England||08:00 AM||05:00 PM|
|Wednesday, October 28, 2015||Southampton, England||08:00 AM||–|
For our accommodation, we have opted for a mid ship balcony stateroom on deck 11 which when looking on the deck plan will have an angled balcony which is slightly bigger than the others.
Above are some of the available renderings of a balcony cabin, these are of a ship which is yet to be built. Even the current deck plans are are showing lots of blank areas on the upper decks so presumably NCL are planning something a little different to the two previous ships in this class. Its a long way off but I am already looking forward to the smell of a new ship.