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If you’re new to cruises, 2018 is a good year to find out why millions of families now love them with a passion. Not only are there several cruise lines with early booking deals, free child places, and dozens of very persuasive offers like free cabin upgrades and on-board spending money, there are also real bargains to be had – even during school holidays.

Here are seven great cruise deals from Easter to Christmas 2018. From glorious Greek islands to magical Norwegian fjords, every one is all-inclusive, and they all put families front and centre from port to stern.

Ria of Vigo, Galicia, Spain

1/7  Cruise Spain, France & Portugal in July, seven nights from £710pp

Cruise out of Southampton with Royal Caribbean next summer and you don’t have to factor flights into the holiday costs.

You’re sailing on Navigator of the Seas, the ship with FlowRider surf simulators; climbing walls; Teen Zones; active kids clubs for under 12s; an ice rink and in-line skating rink; full-size basketball courts; and 15 restaurants and bars (handy, since the holiday’s all-inclusive, right down to snacks).

Le Havre and Paris are the first stops, then it’s on to Lisbon and round Portugal’s dramatic west coast to Vigo in gorgeous Galicia: one of Spain’s loveliest regions come late July.

The lowdown

From £710.55pp for seven nights from 22 July 2018. Round cruise from Southampton stopping at Le Havre, Lisbon and Vigo. All accommodation, meals, kids clubs, activities, and on-board facilities are included in ticket price.

Extra good value: This cruise also includes free parking at Southampton and free VOOM Internet Surfing on-board.

Find out more about Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas for summer 2018

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