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Travel news: Zagreb flights ex Dublin, world's biggest cruise ship, Portballintrae and Blessingbourne estate

Zagreb, Croatia became Europe's newest capital after it the country joined the EU five years ago

:: Fly direct to Croatian capital Zagreb ex Dublin

CROATIA Airlines has just announced details of a new direct service from Dublin to Zagreb starting next month. The service will operate twice a week on Airbus A319 aircraft departing Thursdays and Sundays from May 3 to October 25.

It's a two hour flight ex Dublin to the city, which is famous for having the shortest funicular track in the world.

Return tickets start from £165 (€189)pp and include all airport taxes, 8kg hand luggage, free online seat allocation and web check in.

Complimentary food, drinks and newspapers are available on board on the new Dublin flights.

:: Royal Caribbean's new cruise ship to set sail

Billed as 'the best and biggest cruise ship of 2018', Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas will sail out of Barcelona this weekend for its last dress rehearsal before it beginning its 2018 schedule.

The ship's highlights are a 6,680 person capacity served by an international crew of over 2,000 staff, 16 decks with unrivalled water park entertainment on board for all the family with the Ultimate Abyss, a 10-story slide, full show entertainment every night and seven commercial neighbourhoods on board.

Read a full travel report on the new ship and all it has to offer in The Irish News soon. To enquire about sailings, visit Royalcaribbean.co.uk

:: Get out on your bike at Blessingbourne Estate

Located in the heart of Blessingbourne Estate, Fivemiletown, Co Tyrone in the historic 300 year old courtyard, the four star stable apartment break offers unique and pet-friendly self-catering accommodation.

Offer is £226 per stay and is available until June 28 2018. It includes two nights' stay, access to the estate grounds, complimentary welcome hamper and 20 per cent off bike hire. To book call 028 8952 1188.

:: Toast the coast with Bushmills whiskey tour break

Spend the night at the Bayview Hotel, Portballintrae, in the heart of the Causeway Coast from £80pp sharing.

The seaside village of Portballintrae is just one mile from Bushmills, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and close to the Giants Causeway, Old Bushmills Distillery and Dunluce Castle.

Offer includes overnight accommodation, Bushmills coffee or hot chocolate on arrival, a four-course meal in the Porthole restaurant and breakfast plus a discount voucher to Bushmills Distillery.

Offer available until May 31.To book call 028 2073 4100.

:: All prices and availability correct at the time of publication

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