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Travel Challenge: A late-season Med cruise


Each week we invite three companies to offer us their best deal for a specific break. Today: a week-long Mediterranean cruise, departing in the last week of September. Prices are per person, based on two people sharing. Each includes an inside cabin with meals onboard.


Norwegian Cruise Line

With BA flights from Heathrow to Barcelona on 30 Sept and a cruise on the Norwegian Epic. Stops at Naples, Civitavecchia, Livorno, Cannes and Marseille. "The Epic is our newest ship, with plenty of activities and more than 20 dining choices," says Francis Riley (0845 201 8900; ncl.co.uk).


Royal Caribbean

With easyJet flights from Gatwick to Barcelona on 29 Sept and a cruise on the Liberty of the Seas. Stops at Toulon, Villefranche, Livorno, Civitavecchia and Naples. "Highlights are Nice and Capri – perfect to soak up the last of the summer sun," says Jo Rzymowska (0844 493 2061; royalcaribbean.co.uk).


Holland America Line

With BA flights from Heathrow to Amsterdam and transfers to Rotterdam on 29 Sept (returning from Rome). The MS Rotterdam stops at Cadiz, Almería, Ibiza and Civitavecchia. "This cruise offers fantastic value for some autumn sunshine," says Lynn Narraway (0843 374 2300; hollandamerica.co.uk).