Travel: Cruise northern Europe, Belcoo break, singles holidays and Mournes getaway

The canals of beautiful Bruges, Belgium
Joanne Sweeney

In Bruges, on a northern cruise

Royal Caribbean is offering a seven-night Northern European Cityscapes cruise on board Navigator of the Seas from £949pp for an interior stateroom.

Leaving Southampton on August 26, it will visit Hamburg, (Germany), Oslo (Norway), Bruges and Zeebrugge (Belgium) returning then to Southampton on September 2. Guests can upgrade to a balcony stateroom for an additional £250pp. Alternatively, there’s an eight-night Western Mediterranean cruise on board the new Symphony of the Seas from August 26-September 2, leaving Barcelona. An interior stateroom starts from £1,255pp, including return flights from London Gatwick. Itinerary includes: Barcelona – Palma De Mallorca – Marseille – Florence/Pisa (La Spezia) – Rome (Civitavecchia) – Naples (Capri) –Barcelona. To book, visit or call 0844 4934 005

Treading the board (walk) at Belcoo

From £200 per weekend, rent the four-star The Cottage Belcoo in Co Fermanagh for an enjoyable activity break. Offer for the two-night stay for up to four people includes a breakfast hamper, homemade flapjacks and water bottles for your backpack to set you up for your Cuilcagh Boardwalk trek, conveniently located only 10 minutes away. To book visit or call 077 0278 4060. Offer available until August 31.

Antrim singles holiday company marks 20 years

Antrim-based Friendship Travel is celebrating 20 years of offering singles’ holidays with the guarantee of double or twin bed rooms with no singles supplement – a bane for the single independent traveller. This summer it’s offering hosted holidays on Rhodes, Paros, Zante, Skiathos and Cyprus; in Turkey, Mallorca, the Costa Brava, Sicily, Corsica, Croatia and the Canaries plus the Caribbean, as well as escorted trips to Africa and the Far East. Many holidays are direct flights ex Belfast and Dublin with some accessible from Cork. For information, visit or ring 028 9446 2211.

Mourne getaway break in Kilkeel

The three-star Kilmorey Arms Hotel, Kilkeel, Co Down, is nestled close to the Mourne Mountains, making it a prime location for any holidaymaker exploring this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. From £120pp, the hotel's current offer includes two night’s B&B accommodation, a cocktail on arrival and a three-course meal for two. To book call 028 4176 2220. Offer available until July 7.

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

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