Travel News: Ex-Belfast Med cruises, breaks in Galway, Mournes and Algarve

The Roman amphitheatre in Cartagena, one of the Spanish cities on the Marella Spirit's itinerary
Joanne Sweeney

Cruise the Med on

the Marella Spirit

TUI is offering all-inclusive seven-night cruises on the Mediterranean departing Belfast from May. Visit Malaga, Menorca, the Cote d'Azur, Barcelona, Valencia, and Cartagena aboard the Marella Spirit, travelling at night so time onshore is maximised. Offer: Belfast to Costa del Sol on May 28 on Marella Spirit/ Continental Coasts, three/four inside cabin, full board, seven nights from £699pp. To book visit or visit your nearest TUI Store in Northern Ireland.

Fairytale family

break in Galway

YOU and your family can enjoy a fairytale family break at The Twelve Hotel in Galway this Easter where your little ones can have fun discovering the magical Fairy Doors which the hotel has just had installed in their Marvellous Family Suites. Stay for two nights in a family suite, with cooked-to-order breakfasts each morning and one family dinner The Pins Bistro. Package costs from £442 (€499) per family, with a third night at the special rate of £124 (€140) per family. Included in the price is a family pass to one of the following family attractions: a visit to Brigit's Gardens in Moycullen or Kylemore Abbey & Gardens or Dan O'Hara's Farmhouse and Heritage Centre in Connemara. Visit

Whistle down the

wind in Warrenpoint

Experience a weekend of exploring the Mournes and the Cooley Peninsula with a weekend at Co Down boutique hotel Whistledown from £110pp sharing. A two-night bed, breakfast and dinner package at the three-star hotel in Warrenpoint, which overlooks Carlingford Lough, is available now until June 30. Package includes two-night stay with dinner one evening. To book call (00 353) 4175 4174

Head to the sun

post Easter break

Departing Belfast International Airport on April 18, Jet2 is offering seven nights self-catering at the three-star Parque Mourabel Oasis Village in Vilamoura, Algarve. Price: £219 per person based on two sharing, includes a 22kg baggage allowance and return transfers. For more information or to book, freephone 0800 408 5594, visit your local travel agent or click on or

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

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