Travel: Belfast cruise holidays, Aer Lingus sale, Heathrow flights and Portrush break

Summer’s coming as travellers book sunspots and cruises
Joanne Sweeney

Full-board cruises

ex Belfast from £719

TUI is offering a range of full-board seven-night cruise holidays departing Belfast in May. First sailing is May 22 to Majorca on the Marella Dream, Spanish Delights cruise from £919pp (inside cabin provided). Or, on May 27, there's a cruise to Costa Del Sol on the Marella Spirit, Continental Coasts, from £719, while on May 29 the Marella Dream sets sail to Majorca on its Treasures of the Caribbean tour from £1,039pp (inside cabin). Passengers can upgrade to all-inclusive on all cruises for an extra cost to include drinks. If long haul is more your thing, First Choice is offering seven nights all-inclusive to the Dominican Republic from £928pp departing London Gatwick on May 18. To book visit or visit your nearest TUI store

Catch a sun deal

in Aer Lingus sale

Sunseekers and golf fans take note – Aer Lingus has slashed 20 per cent off flights from George Best Belfast City Airport to our top hotspots, Malaga in Spain and Faro in Portugal. Starting from May 1, Aer Lingus will be flying daily from Belfast City Airport to both destinations. There's still time to snap up a discounted summer deal if you book your flights at by April 23 for travel between July 16 and October 7.

Kids go free to

Heathrow with BA

British Airways is offering free flights for children under 12 who travel with a full-paying adult (from £87) on journeys between Heathrow and Belfast City Airport – even during the school holidays. Flights must be booked by 23:59 on May 13, are subject to availability and travel must be taken between June 1 and November 5 2018. The offer is valid on one-way and return tickets. Find out more and book online at

Two-night Portrush

break at the Adelphi

The popular Adelphi hotel in Portrush, Co Antrim, is offering two nights' B&B and one dinner, from £99 per person sharing. Centrally located in Portrush, the hotel is an ideal base for exploring the town and surrounding Causeway Coast. The offer is available until April 19 next year (excluding holidays.) To book call 028 7082 5544.

:: All prices and availability correct at time of publishing

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