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Welcome to our 2012 Complete Cruise Brochure. After a challenging year in 2011, which will probably be remembered for revolutions and concerns over the global economic uncertainty, we are now looking forward to what should be a very exciting year for the cruise industry. However it was not all bad news in 2011 as we saw some of the lowest cruise deals ever on www.cruise.co.uk as nervous passengers waited much later to book their cruises. We are starting the year with some really great cruise deals which I am sure will prove very popular. Destination cruising should continue to be popular as series like Frozen Planet have attracted the more adventurous travellers. The 6 star all inclusive cruising looks like it is here to stay and as there are no new luxury ships on the horizon I strongly advise you book early for the best luxury fares.

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And, just to prove that cruising is still growing despite any talk of recession we will see SIX new ships launched this year! Five of these will be resort style mega ships. The other new addition will be the premium plus Oceania Riviera, which will carry only 1200 passengers in great style, she will certainly be the one to try out. River cruising is fast becoming a new option for many ocean cruise passengers who like to travel in style in a more intimate surrounding. Again there are lots of new 4 and 5 star river vessels coming along in 2012 and if you want to find out what river cruising is all about then take a look at our new companion 2012 Complete River Cruise Brochure. Whatever destination or cruise line choice you may be considering we look forward to hearing from you. We promise you the best advice and assistance plus exclusive rates on many cruises. Cruise.co.uk is constantly changing and continues to be the UK’s top website for information, reviews and offers - so why not make it your first port of call!

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Many experienced cruisers will do most or all of these checks automatically when choosing their next cruise. How many of them do you do? With more than 50 cruises under his belt, there’s not a lot Neil Down doesn’t know about cruising. As one of our top contributors on both Cruise.co.uk, and our forum - Cruises.co.uk, he’s a fountain of knowledge helping people with questions, sharing his knowledge, and a few stories along the way. Here are some of Neil’s top tips to help you choose the right cruise.

Which cruise line/ship? Where to go?

Cruise ships visit a variety of places and ports so try to pick an itinerary that will suit those travelling. Study the ports of call and think about what each offers and whether those places are really suited to all concerned and don’t exclude the ship itself from being the main attraction.

Where to sail from?

There are now many cruises which start from the UK throughout the year so if you don’t want to fly or just like to start from the UK you have many options. Many people like to start their cruise in other countries. Here you often have the option to use transportation provided by the cruise line or arranging your own. If a cruise line provides a chartered flight, it is so often better to use that than to try to go on your own because the allowance for not taking the flight is generally quite small. However, if the flights are by a scheduled airline, it may be worth arranging your own flights. Of course, you have to take into account that you will have to make your own way to/from the airport, and it’s advisable to go a day or two early to avoid any complications should there be a delay but that often gets you through the jetlag period and allows you to acclimatise whilst adding to your holiday. There are so many starting points around the world that keeps cruising so interesting and different.

What is my budget?

You should know how much you want to spend and can afford, but be aware that the advertised price of a cruise is probably only half of the total cost. Even though your meals and most of your entertainment is free, your “extras” increase your spend substantially. There’s excursions and your purchases ashore, whether going on your own or using ships tours. Plus, on board souvenirs, duty-free goods, drinks, special meals, spa treatments, not forgetting gratuities of course, that all add up to larger sums than expected. It would also be wise to allow extra for pre and post cruise items, transport, accommodation and incidental depending on your situation.

Q: When did you take your first cruise? A: June 1992 on QE2. Q: How many cruises have you been on? A: More than 50 only 2 were less than one week. Q: What is your favourite ship(s)? A: Silver Whisper and Azamara’s Quest and Journey

Choosing the right ship to suit those travelling is so important. Too many complaints come from people who have failed to realise that certain ships appeal to certain factions of society and find that they are on ships which don’t cater for children or cater mainly for families and so on. Whilst we are here it is worth saying that certain cruise lines have certain cruise styles. If you would like a certain amount of dressing for dinner and Formal Nights then you will be happy with certain cruise lines and their ship but if you prefer a very casual approach then other cruise lines and ships may suit better. There are also cruise lines who slip in between these two stylings and have the self-service canteen open for those not wishing to join in with the formally dressed on the ship and yet other cruise lines which do not have Formal Nights but ask patrons to adopt a Smart Casual dress style. So there are ships to suit all styles but choosing the one which suits you is probably a wise move.

When to go?

Sometimes people have no option on when to go, fixed times for holidays rule what is available. If you are able to choose your cruising time then the world opens up and everywhere is available to you. Now we can re-engage question one “Where to go?” here. There are times when it is best to visit certain parts of the world just as there are times when they should be avoided. The Caribbean for instance is a great area but best visited in January to February and avoided in September to November. So combining both when to go and where to go is essential, elementary to many of you but worth saying as weather effects cruising as much if not more athan other holidays.

Selecting the right cabin

Sometimes price is the governing factor but when it is not then there are various things worth considering when making your choice. If you are not a good sailor, even on the largest ships, a centrally situated cabin, amidships as we say, could be advisable and not too high up might be good advice too. Remember that inside cabins have no natural light but are the choice of many because they spend little time in them and the value for money is good. If you are a good

sailor the cabins which overlook the stern of the ship are generally snapped up as prime positions, they often have more space and much larger balconies as do the cabins on the “Hump” - the part of the ship that bulges out in the middle amidships part. Cabins which are worth avoiding are those too close to the bow where movement can be excessive and where the sound of the anchor being lowered or raised at inappropriate times can be annoying. Other cabins you might avoid are those directly over or under the theatre, any of the lounges or public areas and for me the ones immediate below the pool deck because of the noise of the deck chairs being rearranged after cleaning every morning and evening can ruin your sleep. Those close to the free laundry rooms can be problematic as well, but on the other hand those close to lifts are handy and not noisy.

Where + when to dine?

When you book your cruise you will often be asked about your dining wishes. Two standard types of set dining times exist on a large number of ships: “Early” - around 6-6.30pm and “Late” - around 8:30pm. But it’s not set in stone - if you want to change once you’ve tried it out, just see the Maitre d’ and he will normally be able to switch you to the other sitting. The same applies if you find that you don’t fit in with your table companions; just ask for a change of table and it is normally done without a fuss. On offer are tables for 2, 4, 6 or 8 and sometimes 10. The hardest selection to obtain is a table for two and often these are either so close to other tables so that it makes no difference or tucked away in an uninteresting part of the dining room, you may be lucky and get an admirable one though. Lately there is a further choice on many ships; that is a “Flexible Dining” style. Different cruise lines call it by deferring names, “My Time”, “Any Time” “Freedom” Dining and many others. This allows you to pick when you would like to eat in the evening and there will be an allocated area for this style of dining. This dining style is becoming very popular and so the earlier you book it the more likely you are to be offered it. One thing that most cruise lines have in common with flexible dining is that they insist that you pay the suggested gratuities when you book. Their reason is that because you may not have the same waiters serving you each time you dine it simplifies working out who you should tip.

Q: What are your favourite ports of call? A: Venice, Singapore and Hong Kong

Q: Which ship would you like to try? Oceania’s Marina

Q: What is your least favourite port of call? A: La Guaira, Venezuela.

Cruising allows me to broaden my horizons and knowledge without too much effort at a sensible price.

Q: What’s so great about cruising? A: The luxury, the enchantment, the venues and the people you meet. Q: Where’s next on your bucket list? A: Circumnavigating Australia.

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Azamara Club Cruises is part of the Royal Caribbean group, meaning the familiar impeccable service, attention to detail and award-winning cuisine of the Royal Caribbean brand run through their veins. However, Azamara Club Cruises has a passion for destination and comfort at its core. Both ships, Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest capture the ambiance of premier European boutique hotels. This is evident in the modern staterooms, fine regional cuisine and world-class wine cellars which delight even the seasoned travellers.

longer STAYS. more OVERNIGHTS. night TOURING. Azamara Club Cruises’ smaller ships bring you closer to your destination and can access ports of call that larger ships can’t reach: anchor off beautiful Sorrento, instead of docking in Naples and gaze in awe that your fingertips can almost touch the towering waterfalls as you sail through Norway’s spectacular fjords. Azamara Club Cruises want you to get the most out of your destinations and longer stays, more overnights and night touring give you the time you need to let it all sink in. Enjoy 2 overnights in St. Petersburg for example giving you a passport to discover more than most manage to cram into 1 day.

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Azamara JAZZ IN THE FJORDS  Amsterdam (overnight at hotel), Bergen, Molde (overnight), Andalsnes, Journey Molde, Geiranger, Flam, Eidfjord, Stavanger, Edinburgh (Leith – overnight)

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Discoveries Restaurant This is the main dining room, with an open dining policy. With stellar nightly selections, Discoveries is not to be missed. Here you will find all the classic dinner favourites with a deliciously different twist to each, like a filet mignon with black truffle sauce. What's more, open seating provides you the opportunity to dine at your leisure.

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The homely and inviting Martini Lounge

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Bottled water, soft drinks, speciality coffees and teas throughout the day

Windows Café A relaxed and informal dining venue, offering made-to-order breakfasts and a large variety of lunch and dinner options, including fresh sushi, stir-fries and pastas, salads, a carving station and sumptuous desserts. Take in the fresh breeze at an outdoor table, where you can watch the world go by whilst tucking into a hearty meal. Windows Café also puts on special themed nights where you can enjoy fine Italian fare one night and then a spicy curry evening the next.

Aqualina For tastes of the Mediterranean, reserve your place at Aqualina, where you'll be soothed by a blue and white décor and equally magnificent water views through large panoramic windows right at the back

of the ship. Taste your way through starters including seafood bouillabaisse, lobsterasparagus salad, and wild mushrooms with parmesan and white truffle cream. Main courses may include seafood paella with saffron couscous, black truffle and mushroom risotto, seared duck breast and rack of lamb. Dinner reservations at Aqualina can be made for a very reasonable $15pp surcharge.

Prime C At Prime C, a classic steakhouse, relax into the rich autumn colors and wood panelled dining room as you take in magnificent floor-to-ceiling water views through large panoramic windows right at the back of the ship. The menu includes crab cakes with remoulade, lobster bisque, wedge salad with bacon and blue cheese, and of course,

Itinerary

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steaks. Choose the cut that suits you, cooked to perfection, or opt for lamb, pork or veal chops or a lovely variety of seafood entrees. Dinner reservations at Prime C can be made for a very reasonable $15pp surcharge.

Pool Grill Other lunch options include the Pool Grill, with made-to-order fish-kabobs, burgers, fries and salads. And for some of the best barbecue anywhere, don't miss Azamara's always popular poolside parties.

Room Service Azamara offers complimentary 24 hour instateroom dining. In addition to a standard room service menu, you can order from a full breakfast menu. Suite guests can also order from the restaurant menus at lunch & dinner.

Club Oceanview

Club Balcony

Club Suite

7 Jul ‘12

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Azamara GREEK ISLES & EPHESUS  Athens (overnight at hotel), Ephesus (Kusadasi), Kos, Rhodes, Quest Santorini, Chania (Souda), Nauplion, Athens (Piraeus) 

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Azamara GREEK ISLES & TURKEY  Athens (overnight at hotel), Hydra, Santorini, Mykonos (overnight), Quest Patmos, Lesvos, Istanbul (overnight) 

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Azamara ADRIATIC COAST VOYAGE  Venice (overnight at hotel), Split, Dubrovnik, Kotor (overnight), Quest Brindisi, Hvar, Venice (overnight) 

1689

1999

2629

28 Aug ‘12

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Azamara ROME TO BARCELONA  Rome (Civitavecchia), Sorrento, Capri (overnight), Amalfi, Trapani, Quest Bonifacio, Olbia, Mahon, Ibiza (overnight), Palma De Mallorca, Barcelona 

2089

2599

3289

14 Oct ‘12

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Azamara SICILY & MALTA  Barcelona (overnight at hotel), Mahon, Palermo, Trapani, Porto Empedocle, Journey Valletta (overnight), Catania, Naples (Salerno), Sorento (2 nights) 

2239

2739

3429

Black Sea and Transylvania

Rome to Seville

Azamara Quest • 11 nights • 21 Jul ‘12

Azamara Quest • 12 nights • 26 Oct ‘12

 Istanbul (overnight at hotel), Varna, Constanta, Odessa, Sevastopol, Yalta, Bosphorus Stait, Canakkale, Santorini, Paros, Athens (Piraeus) 

 Rome (overnight at hotel), Sorrento (Overnight), Capri, Trapani, Tunis, Palma de Mallorca, Cartagena, Málaga, Gibraltar, Seville (overnight) 

Fares from £pp

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Club Oceanview

2339

Club Balcony

2839

Club Suite

5489

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NEW Carnival Superliner

So much to do on board for all

Stunning cuisine prepared for one of the 9 dining venues

Carnival Cruises are renowned the world over as being fantastic fun ships, and the latest addition to the fleet is no different. New for 2012 is the spectacular Carnival Breeze – the new fun ship for the Med, packed full of all of the exciting facilities on the other Dream class ships plus much more.

Incredible interior spaces

Experience one of the 10 different bars and lounges on-board which act as a real hot spots or casually sample one of the 9 different dining options. And when you’re not on-board why not explore the highlights of classic Mediterranean ports with more days in port than ever before.

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Carnival doesn’t just welcome your children – they absolutely love them... Carnival provides 3 different kids clubs tailored for the needs of all ages whilst designed to offer fun and energising activities whilst cruising: • Camp Carnival (2—11) • Circle C (12—14) • Club 02 (15—17) Plus let your Kids enjoy the many on board facilities: • • • •

Kids Only Menu • SportSquare Video Arcade • Mini Golf Carnival Waterworks Pool and Deck Parties • Teen only areas

PLUS much much more... Carnival Breeze – 12 nights from Venice

3 Jun ‘12

DAY 1 2 4 5 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

Flights Port of Call Venice, Italy Included Dubrovnik, Croatia Athens, Greece Izmir, Turkey Messina, Italy Olbia (Sardinia) Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy Monaco Marseilles, France Barcelona, Spain 89

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1089

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1329

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1509

Fun for all the family on board Carnival Breeze

12 night Mediterranean Mediterranean Cruises Cruise on Carnival Breeze

15 Jun ‘12

DAY 1 2 3 4 5 7 8 10 12 13

Flights Port of Call Barcelona, Spain Included Marseilles, France Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy Naples, Italy Dubrovnik, Croatia Venice, Italy Messina, Sicily Palma de Mallorca Barcelona, Spain

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1339

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26 Aug ‘12

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Flights Port of Call Venice, Italy Included Venice, Italy Dubrovnik, Croatia Messina, Sicily Naples, Italy Olbia, Sardinia Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy Monte Carlo, Monaco Barcelona, Spain

Fares from £pp Stateroom Cruise.co.uk fare

Inside

1055

Outside

1285

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1519

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Port of Call Barcelona, Spain Marseilles, France Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy Naples, Italy Dubrovnik, Croatia Venice, Italy Venice, Italy Messina, Sicily Barcelona, Spain

Cruise only fares from £pp Stateroom Cruise.co.uk fare

£669

Inside

909

Outside

1139

Balcony

1339


America’s Music Cities landtour including….. ...New Orleans, Memphis & Nashville PLUS….. ...visit to Graceland, Jazz Revue, Grand Ole Opry and RCA Studio B

America’s

7 night full board cruise plus 10 meals during landtour Return flights and all overseas transfers, PLUS Door-to-Door UK transfers

with MEXICO & THE CARIBBEAN

Carnival Cruises • Carnival Conquest 16 nights • 22nd September 2012 Often referred to as the northernmost Caribbean city, New Orleans encapsulates pure joy and good-spirit. Despite hardships such as devastating Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans’ unofficial motto of laissez les bons temps rouler (let the good times roll) summarises the way the locals embrace life. A melting pot of African, Spanish, French, Italian and Caribbean cultural influences, New Orleans is the perfect starting point for a deliciously exotic Caribbean and Central American itinerary. Being the city of jazz, New Orleans is also the ideal departure point for a colourful tour of America’s Music Cities as you journey to Memphis and Nashville.

Your Itinerary 22 Sep ‘12

Fly UK to New Orleans and transfer to Hilton New Orleans Riverside for 1 night

23 Sep ‘12

Transfer to port to board Carnival Conquest

24 - 25 Sep ‘12 At Sea 26 Sep ‘12

Montego Bay, Jamaica

27 Sep ‘12

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

28 Sep ‘12

Cozumel, Mexico

29 Sep ‘12

At Sea

30 Sep ‘12

Arrive New Orleans and join ‘Music Cities’ Tour

1 Oct ‘12

New Orleans’ French Quarter, including Jazz Revue

2 Oct ‘12

New Orleans’ French Quarter

3 Oct ‘12

New Orleans – Memphis

4 Oct ‘12

Memphis, including visit to Graceland

5 Oct ‘12

Memphis – Nashville, including Grand Ole Opry Show

6 Oct ‘12

Nashville, including visit to RCA Studio B

7 Oct ‘12

Tour ends and transfer to airport for flight back to UK

8 Oct ‘12

Arrive UK

Deep South

Your Holiday Highlights New Orleans – 1st October 2012 Enjoy a leisurely walking tour of New Orleans’ famous French Quarter where you will see the majestic St. Louis Cathedral, one of the city’s most recognisable landmarks. Continue on to the bustling French Marketplace where you’ll explore Pirates Alley, the Cabildo, the Presbytere and the Pontalba. Stop to taste a true New Orleans favourite at Café Du Monde. Tonight, roll up your sleeves and prepare to discover how to cook New Orleans-style! During a unique cooking demonstration at the New Orleans School of Cooking, your chef will indulge you in everything that Louisiana cuisine has to offer. By your visit’s end, you’ll actually make your own bread pudding dessert! Following dinner, discover why New Orleans is known as the “Birthplace of Jazz” when you take in a toetapping jazz revue.

Memphis – 4th October 2012

Memphis

This morning, embark on a one-of-a-kind tour of the city of Memphis. Local musicians board the coach and tell the story of Memphis’ musical heritage and history as you view the city’s many highlights…you may even be tempted to sing along! Then, don your blue suede shoes when you visit Graceland, the palatial home of Elvis Presley. Enter Elvis’ 14-acre estate and visit his home, original business office, trophy building and the Meditation Garden, where Elvis and members of his family have been laid to rest. The rest of your evening is free to enjoy this city’s vast musical offerings on your own.

French Quarter, New Orleans

Jamaica

Snorkeling with Stingrays, Grand Cayman

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Celebrity Eclipse • 14 nights

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Oceanview

Balcony

Suite

1 Sep ‘12

1249

1749

1749

2989

7 Jul ‘12

1665

2059

2395

4669

15 Sep ‘12

1249

1749

1749

3259

4ˆ Aug ‘12

1499

1999

1999

3529

Scandinavia & Russia

Canaries & Azores

Southampton, Bruges (Zeebrugge), Berlin (Warnemünde), Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Tallinn, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Southampton

Southampton, Ponta Delgada (Azores), Madeira (Funchal), Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Lisbon, Southampton

Celebrity Eclipse • 14 nights

Cruise only fares from £pp Dates Interior 26 May ‘12

1299

9 Jun ‘12

1429

23 Jun ‘12

1399

21 Jul ‘12

1399

18 Aug ‘12

1499

Celebrity Eclipse • 14 nights

Oceanview

Balcony

Suite

1849

1849

3359

1899

1899

3349

1849

1849

3699

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Oceanview

Balcony

Suite

1949

1949

3599

29 Sep ‘12

1499

1849

1999

3559

1949

1949

3699

13 Oct ‘12

1249

1699

1699

3329

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Main Dining Room Celebrity transforms everyday dining into a culinary event and this elegant dining room offers spectacular choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner. On all Solstice Class ships, the main dining room is centred around an astonishing twostory Tihany wine tower that offers up to 480 different wine selections.

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“...I have cruised many times but I have to say I was totally blown away! As soon as I stepped aboard I was greeted by the stunning decor which is modern, contemporary, yet traditional. My jaw dropped and continued to drag along the floor for several hours as we were guided through the ship...”

Read more from Cruise.co.uk staff at: The breathtaking main dining room glistens with its magnificent two-storey glass wine tower

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Murano Restaurant

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Qsine Sushi Lollipops, Disco Shrimp and Popcorn Fish and Chips are just some of the memorable dishes you can indulge in! Welcome to the new world of Qsine, the one-of-a-kind restaurant featuring a ‘Uniquely Unordinary’ approach to dining. At Qsine your dinner is served in a playful and whimsical approach – for example order the spring rolls and they are served on a bed of springs! The menu and wine list are even presented on an iPad.

Prepare to indulge in savoury multi-course meals featuring a blend of Classic and Modern continental cuisines. The charming and timeless, Murano transports you through palate and décor, to an Italian piazza. Many selections on the menu are prepared right at your reserved table, making dining a truly spectacular event.

Cellar Masters

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Martini/Crush Bar

The dedicated Wine Bar. Become your own wine critic, taste and evaluate any wine based on your individual preferences and personal tastes, you can discover new wines, receive recommendations and enrich your knowledge of wine. There are different programmes on offer that will help you become the wine buff you have always wanted to be.

The classic; vigorously shaken - not stirred - with three plump green olives. Or, perhaps a trendier “Chocolate Kiss” is more your style. Offering 26 varieties of this quintessential beverage, one is sure to be your new favourite. With over 100 varieties of vodka to choose from and a chic ice-frosted 9, it’s the coolest place on the ship. The intimate alcove known as the Crush bar is located adjacent to the Martini Bar, offers spectacular vodka and caviar See page pairings on an ice77 for more filled table. dri

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+ Now sailing from Southampton in 2012 NEW on Millennium Class Celebrity Constellation. The first of these 4 iconic ships to be revitalised, Celebrity Constellation underwent a top-to-toe refurbishment in 2010. To start with you will find the contemporary colour palette and furnishings that grace the Solstice Class in every public venue. Further enhancements include a new Cellar Masters wine bar featuring a state-of-art Enomatic self-serve system, plus an upgraded Martini Bar & Crush with their hallmark ice-topped counter. New dining options include the vibrant creperie, Bistro on Five, and inviting Cafe© al Bacio and Gelateria. Finally, all staterooms and suites have been given a complete makeover, ranging from entirely new furnishings and enhanced bathrooms to flat-screen TVs. Nothing has escaped Celebrity's attention to detail.

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Southampton, Paris (overnight), Bordeaux (overnight), Bilbao (overnight), Vigo, Porto, Southampton Cruise only fares from £pp Dates Interior

Oceanview

Balcony

Suite

1279

1409

1729

2889

19 Sep '12

1219

1349

1669

2825

1 Oct '12

1155

1279

1605

2759

13 Oct '12

1089

1219

1539

1695

25 Oct '12

1025

1155

1475

2629

6 Nov '12

989

1119

1439

2599

18 Nov '12

919

1055

1375

2529

7 Sep '12

Mini Cruise

Transatlantic

Celebrity Constellation • 2 nights • 5 Sep '12

Celebrity Constellation • 15 nights • 30 Nov '12

Amsterdam, Southampton

Southampton, Paris, Lisbon, Tenerife, Miami

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279 129

315 165

345 195

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Stateroom

505 359

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Interior Outside Balcony

1125 649

1255 779

Relax in the Celebrity Solarium

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Mediterranean

Celebrity Solstice • 12 nights • 29*# Apr; 23# May; 10# Jul; 27# Aug '12

Celebrity Solstice • 12 nights • 11*# May; 4#, 28# Jun; 22 Jul; 15 Aug; 8# Sep; 2# Oct ‘12

Barcelona, Nice (Villefranche), Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Rome (Civitavecchia), Naples, Kotor, Venice (overnight), Dubrovnik, Barcelona Fares from £pp Stateroom Fly Cruise Cruise Only

Barcelona

Civitavecchia

Barcelona, Rome (Civitavecchia), Naples, Mykonos, Ephesus (Kusadasi), Santorini, Athens, Valletta, Barcelona

Naples Piraeus

Ephesus

Mykonos

Interior

1229 1179

Oceanview

1419 1419

Balcony

1419 1419

Suite

2949 2949

Valletta

Santorini

Fares from £pp Stateroom Fly Cruise Cruise Only

Interior

1129 1079

Oceanview

1379 1379

Balcony

1379 1379

Mediterranean

Mediterranean

Celebrity Solstice • 12 nights • 16*# Jun; 3 Aug '12

Celebrity Solstice • 12 nights • 20# Sep; 14*# Oct '12

Barcelona, Split, Venice (overnight), Kotor, Naples, Rome (Civitavecchia), Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Provence (Toulon), Barcelona

Barcelona, Cannes/Monte Carlo, Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Rome (Civitavecchia), Naples, Kotor, Venice (overnight), Split, Barcelona

Fares from £pp Stateroom

Fares from £pp Stateroom

Fly Cruise Cruise Only

Interior

1389 1339

Oceanview

1579 1579

Balcony

1579 1579

Suite

3039 3039

Fly Cruise Cruise Only

Interior

1329 1279

Oceanview

1329 1279

Balcony

1409 1409

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The Lawn Club is an enjoyable casual area, perfect for outdoor activities in a decidedly country club atmosphere. You can play games old and new, Croquet, Bocce, Blongo and Baggo. Or how about the Alcoves, where private cabana-style retreats overlook the lawns and passing oceans.

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Eastern Mediterranean

Eastern Mediterranean

Celebrity Equinox • 11 nights • 30 Apr; 21 May; 11 Jun; 2, 23 Jul; 3, 24 Sep; 5* Nov ‘12

Celebrity Equinox • 10 nights • 11 May; 1ˆ, 22 Jun; 13 Jul; 3, 24 Aug; 14 Sep; 5, 26 Oct; 16* Nov ‘12

Rome (Civitavecchia), Santorini, Istanbul (overnight), Athens, Mykonos, Naples, Rome Fares from £pp Stateroom Fly Cruise Cruise Only

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Celebrity Silhouette

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12

18 May ‘12

Civitavecchia

Messina

Interior

1109 1009

Oceanview

1359 1259

Balcony

1359 1259

Itinerary

Suite

Naples Piraeus

Kusadasi Rhodes

Mykonos

2579 2479

Santorini

Rome (Civitavecchia), Messina, Athens, Ephesus (Kusadasi), Rhodes, Santorini, Mykonos, Naples, Rome Fares from £pp Stateroom Fly Cruise Cruise Only

Interior

999 899

Oceanview

1299 1199

Balcony

1299 1199

Suite

2489 2389

Interior

Oceanview

Balcony

Suite

EASTERN MED & GREEK ISLES Rome (Civitavecchia), Naples/Capri, Valletta, Athens (Piraeus), Santorini, Ephesus (Kusadasi), Rhodes, Mykonos, Chania, Messina, Venice (overnight)

1565 1299

1719 1459

2039 1775

4095 3829

Celebrity Silhouette

ADRIATIC Venice (overnight), Ravenna, Koper, Split, Dubrovnik, Kotor, Bari, Valletta, Catania, Naples, Rome (Civitavecchia)

1849 1539

2035 1729

2185 1879

4089 3785

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Celebrity Silhouette

ITALY & CROATIA Venice, Ravenna, Split, Valletta, Catania, Naples, Rome (Civitavecchia), Kotor, Dubrovnik, Venice (overnight)

1619 1295

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1969 1639

3319 2989

4 Sep ‘12

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Celebrity Silhouette

ITALY & CROATIA Venice, Koper, Split, Dubrovnik, Kotor, Corfu, Valletta, Sicily, Bari, Ravenna, Venice (overnight)

1759 1475

1889 1605

2275 1989

3915 3629

11 Oct '12

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Celebrity Silhouette

ADRIATIC CRUISE Rome (Civitavecchia), Naples, Catania, Valletta, Corfu, Bari, Dubrovnik, Kotor, Split, Ravenna, Koper, Venice

1485 1189

1579 1285

1969 1669

3415 3119

23 Oct ‘12

11

Celebrity Silhouette

ITALY & CROATIA Venice (overnight), Ravenna, Split, Kotor, Dubrovnik, Valletta, Catania, Naples (overnight), Rome (Civitavecchia)

1409 1089

1505 1185

1889 1569

3335 3015

3, 17 Nov ‘12

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Celebrity Silhouette

HOLY LAND Rome (Civitavecchia), Alexandria (overnight), Jerusalem (overnight), Haifa, Ephesus (Kusadasi), Athens (Piraeus), Catania, Naples, Rome

1419 1039

1479 1099

1849 1469

3229 2849

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Barcelona

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Explore Barcelona’s best known promenade La Rambla, enter the famous football arena of the Nou Camp or admire the great Sagrada Familia.

£149

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Journey of the Czars

Crystal Serenity • 12 nights • 19 Jun ‘12

Crystal Symphony 11 nights • 23 Jul ‘12

 Stockholm (overnight), Tallinn, St. Petersburg (2 nights), Helsinki, Warnemünde (Berlin), Copenhagen (overnight) 

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7939

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Penthouse Suite

3239

4349

7089

Aveda Toiletries 3 Main Dining Room options; first sitting (6.15pm), second sitting (8.30pm) and Open Seating by Reservation (reserve your table as you would in a restaurant for whatever time you like each night)

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Verandah Stateroom

Penthouse Suite

Romancing the Riviera  Lisbon (overnight), Gibraltar, Barcelona, Palamos, Cannes, Monte Carlo (overnight), Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Porto Venere, Rome (Civitavecchia) 

3999

4599

7399

Castles and Canals  Copenhagen, Warnemünde (Berlin), Klaipeda, Riga, Tallinn, St. Petersburg (2 nights), Stockholm (overnight) 

3349

4459

7199

Crystal Serenity

Tapas and Treasures  Barcelona (overnight), Cannes, Bonifacio, Rome (Civitavecchia), Sorrento (overnight), Taormina, Kusadasi, Athens (Piraeus overnight) 

3569

4049

6449

Crystal Serenity

Mysteries of Morocco  Lisbon, Funchal, Santa Cruz de Tenerfie, Arrecife, Agadir, Seville (Cadiz), Valencia, Barcelona (overnight) 

2779

3129

4979

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Ship

25 Jul ‘12

12

Crystal Serenity

3 Aug ‘12

11

Crystal Symphony

25 Aug ‘12

12

28 Nov ‘12

11

Itinerary

Fares from £pp

Crystal Cruises Dining The Crystal Dining Room Savour authentic pad Thai on a journey through Asia. Or fresh paella which cruising the coast of Spain. The Crystal Dining Room sets the stage for an eclectic menu of regionally inspired dishes as well as traditional classics.

Valentino at Prego

Prego

Legendary restaurateur Piero Selvaggio brings the delectable flavours of his acclaimed restaurants to Prego. You won’t want to miss the mouth-watering Carpaccio di Manzo or the slow-roasted Pumpkin Ravioli. They are, quite simply, divine.

The Brilliance of Nobu Known simply as “Nobu” the world over, master chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa brings his inventive Japanese cuisine to Silk Road, the only sea-going restaurant in his global empire. Rivalling any landbased restaurant, Nobu Matsuhisa’s Sushi Bar also draws on our Japanese heritage to create the freshest, most delectable sushi and sashimi dishes.

Crystal Penthouse

Crystal Cruises only goes all inclusive from May 2012 (First sailings are Symphony, 19th March 2012 and Serenity, 8th May 2012).

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Disabled Facilities Wheelchair or Scooter Hire

Azamara Club Cruises

Carnival Cruises

Celebrity Cruises

Crystal

Cunard

Your Own Electric wheelchair or scooter

Weight/Height restrictions for wheelchairs

Disabled cabins on board

Service animals

Service animals are permitted to accompany the person Stateroom door width: 32 inches, Bathroom door width: 32 with a disability in all public areas, including dining venues, inches, No doorsill to get into stateroom, Ramped bathroom unless its presence of behavior creates a fundamental thresholds, Bathroom grab bars, Lowered sink and stateroom alteration or a direct threat to safety. Due to health vanity, Roll-in showers*, Fold-down shower bench, Hand-held regulations, service animals are not permitted in pools, showerheads, Lowered closet rod, Refrigerator in stateroom whirlpools or spas. If the guest chooses to disembark the (upon request), Adjustable height commode chairs (upon ship at a port at which the service animal must remain request), Adjustable height commode chairs (upon request), * onboard, the guest must make arrangements to ensure Exception on Azamara Quest, inside staterooms feature bathtub that the animal is cared for. A 4 feet x 4 feet relief area with rather than roll-in shower. cypress mulch is provided.

No

Yes passengers can take electric wheelchairs/ scooters. Segways and other similar vehicles are not permitted on board.

No

Your personal scooter should 32” entry doorway into the cabin and bathroom. There are no lips be able to fit in a standard into the bathroom. Roll-in showers with fold-down shower seats. Yes passengers can take electric wheelchairs/ cabin: a 21” entry doorway. Additionally, there is a full turnaround space of approximately scooters. Segways and other similar vehicles If your scooter is larger than 60” x 60” in the cabin and as well as in cabin bathroom. These are not permitted on board. 21”, you must purchase a cabins are reserved for guests who use a wheelchair, with limited modified cabin or rent a or no mobility, or guests who use motorized scooters. smaller scooter.

No

Maximum width = 23”

Stateroom door width: 32”-34” (vessel-dependent), Bathroom door width: 32”-34” (vessel dependent), No door sill to get into stateroom, Ramped bathroom thresholds, Bathroom grab bars, Lowered sink and vanity, Roll-in showers, Fold-down shower stool, Hand-held showerheads, Lowered closet bars, Refrigerator in stateroom (upon request), Raised toilet seats (standard, 17.5”; taller raises available), Accessible balconies (selected staterooms).

See Azamara Club Cruises.

Maximum width = 22”

Certain staterooms offer extra-wide doors, fully wheelchair accessible bathrooms and wheel chair accessible closets with low fitted hanging rods. Some suites offer limited wheelchair access to personal facilities.

Service animals are permitted as defined by ADA regulations. Crystal cruises do reserve the right to limit the amount of service animals on board. Guests are responsible for bringing food on board for the service animal. Documentation must be provided that the necessary clearance for the animal has been arranged in each port of call.

No

Yes

Fred. Olsen

No

Hebridean

No

Yes passengers can take electric wheelchairs/ scooters. Segways and other similar vehicles are not permitted on board.

Yes passengers can take electric wheelchairs/ scooters. There are non-available on board

Yes must be collapsable. All wheelchairs/ scooters must have either a gel or dry cell battery.

Maximum width = 23”

Yes

Can not exceed the following measurements - Width 51cm Yes they are available onboard but due to regulations they for those passengers not in Yes - All accessible staterooms offer wider doorways, more open are not allowed to disembark at any port of call. Cunard accessible cabins, weight space, wheel-in ‘wet room’ bathroom facilities, lowered furniture Line has a DEFRA licence on Southampton to Southampton no more than 45kg total, and grab rails as well as the facilities offered in any standard cruises and transatlantic crossings on Queen Mary 2. Do with no component piece to stateroom of the same grade. require a minimum of 3 months notice. weigh more then 23kgs when disassembled.

On health and safety grounds, chairs weighing in excess Motorised wheelchairs/scooters will only be of 25kg cannot be carried All modified cabins have ramps at cabin entrance and bathroom/ accepted on Black Watch, Boudicca, Braemar ashore at any ports of call, wet room entrance. Door widths are wider, there are grab rails in and Balmoral when occupying an adapted other than the start/end point bathroom/wet room. cabin. of the cruise, unless they can be easily dismantled.

No

Yes

There are no lifts or disabled cabins on board.

All cabins have a step or raised lip into the bedroom. Bedroom doors are no wider than 70cm.

Yes, cruise line must be notified at the time of booking

Wheelchair Accessible Staterooms 32” wide entry door, 32” wide bathroom door, roll-in showers with grab bars, benches/ seats, and hand-held shower nozzles, as well as lowered closet and towel rods.

Yes

Holland America Line

No

Yes can take electric wheelchairs/scooters. Segways and other similar vehicles are not permitted.

23” maximum in order to be accommodated in a standard stateroom, unless collapsible to a width of 23” or less and weight no more than 100 ibs. without the battery.

Hurtigruten

No

Passengers must take their own wheel chair on board. It must be collapsible. There are non-available on board

Maximum width = 22”

Disabled cabins are available on all ships except MS Lofoten and MS Nordstjernen. Fully fitted wet rooms and adjustable electric beds.

Service animals are allowed on board however Hurtigruten must be notified at the time of booking. Subject to availability and ship.

Norwegian Cruise Line

No

Motorised wheelchairs and Scooters are welcome however, they must be powered by gel-cell batteries. The wheelchair battery charger must be adaptable to 110 voltage.

None

Grab rails in the shower and toilet and around the cabin, lower furniture, wider doorsways, shower stools.

Yes they are allowed but passengers must provide copies of the dog’s current vaccination records that show all shots are up to date. Guest are responsible for checking with all ports of call for any special requirements. Guest are also responsible for bringing all food and medication.

No

Yes, for part-time use the wheelchair/scooter must be collapsable. All wheelchairs/scooters must have either a gel or dry cell battery.

Can not exceed the following measurements - Width 51cm, Yes - All accessible staterooms offer wider doorways, more open weight no more than 45kg space, wheel-in ‘wet room’ bathroom facilities, lowered furniture total, with no component and grab rails as well as the facilities offered in any standard piece to weigh more then stateroom of the same grade. 23kgs when disassembled.

Yes are allowed but due to regulations are not allowed to disembark at any port of call. 3 months notice required.

Princess Cruises

No

The wheelchair/scooter must be collapsable and have either a gel or dry cell battery.

Can not exceed the following measurements - Width 51cm, Wider doorways, more open space, wheel-in ‘wet room’ weight no more than 45kg bathroom facilities, lowered furniture and grab rails as well as the total, with no component facilities offered in any standard stateroom of the same grade. piece to weigh more then 23kgs when disassembled.

No

Royal Caribbean

No

Yes passengers can take electric wheelchairs/ scooters. Segways and other similar vehicles are not permitted on board.

Maximum width = 23”

Stateroom door width: 32”-34” (vessel-dependant), Bathroom door width: 32”-34” (vessel-dependent), No doorsill to get into the stateroom, Ramped bathroom thresholds, Bathroom grab bars, Lowered sink and stateroom vanity.

See Azamara Club Cruises.

Guests with mobility issues must be able to embark and disembark the ship by walking up the gangway. Certain parts of Minerva ship are inaccessible.

There is a limited amount of disabled cabins. Some cabins on board Minerva have a 5” riser to bathrooms and some door sills however others have been adapted to wheelchair use. Designated disabled cabins have adapted bathrooms; roll in shower with pull down seat or bench, grab rails throughout the shower, grab rails at one or two sides of the toilet, extended tap handles and adjustable mirrors.

No

There are only 2 disabled cabins on the ship and they do book relatively quickly. Main door and bathroom doors are 33 inches wide. Bathroom has a large shower that is wheelchair accessible with a pull down seat, grab rails and a low level basin.

They are allowed on board however the cruise line must be notified at the time of booking.

There is a limited amount of disabled cabins on board this small ship. Lowered sink, wet room, fold down shower stool, bathroom grab bars and wider doors.

Service animals are allowed on board however the cruise line must be notified at the time of booking.

P&O Cruises

Swan Hellenic

No

Passengers must provide their own foldable wheelchair.

Voyages of Discovery

No

Passengers must take their own collapsible wheelchair.

Voyages to Antiquity

No

Passengers must take their own collapsible wheelchair.

Maximum width 23”. Passengers must be able to embark and disembark by walking a small distance up the gangway. Guests with mobility issues must be able to embark and disembark the ship by walking up the gangway. Maximum width 23”

Please note: The above information is to be used as a guide only. Please check with individual cruise lines before booking a cruise should you be looking for a cruise which meets with your individual needs as a disabled cruiser.


Who offers what? If you are physically challenged, cruising is a breeze - all you need is some careful research and planning. Most cruiselines make a concerted effort to accommodate passengers with all kinds of disabilities - some more than others, of course!

Hoist available on board

Mobility aids available

There are no hoists readily available on board, however they are available to hire through an independent source - please check with the cruiseline before booking.

Raised toilet seat, Commode chair, Shower stool, Transfer bench, Service animal relief area, Large print materials, TTY (Teletpyewriter), Visual-tactile alert system, Assistive listening device, Medical refrigerator, Sharp’s container, Distilled water, Extension cord, Oxygen supply delivery, Dialysis supply delivery.

You can take your own hoist or hire one however you will need to check with Carnival before you book to make sure that certain specifications are met.

Facilities for deaf/hard of hearing

Every stateroom, dining areas and public areas are designed to incorporate Braille.

A portable room kit is available upon request. The kit includes alerts for door knocking, telephone ringing, smoke detector and alarm clock. It comes with an under-pillow or under-mattress vibrator. An optional stateroom TTY (Text Telephone) is also available upon request. The TTY in your stateroom interfaces with the TTY at the Guest Relations Desk to meet all of your in-stateroom needs. Sign language interpreting services will be provided upon request for deaf guests who use American Sign Language (ASL) as their primary means of communication. Sign language interpreting services are provided for main production shows, port and shopping presentations and other major activities on a shared basis for all deaf guests onboard. A request for sign language interpreting services should be made with the Access Department at time of booking but no later than 60 days prior to sailing. Requests are subject to availability of interpreters. Sign language interpreting services are provided on cruises that depart from and/or return to the U.S. and Canada. Closed-captioned televisions are available in all staterooms across the fleet. Please note only select programs are captioned. All safety videos are captioned.

Braille Signage is available onboard some ships. Braille and Large Print format is Raised toilet seats, shower stools, lower available with advance notice for the furniture within the cabin. All items are following documents: In-Cabin Directories, limited and must be pre-booked before you Cruise Ticket Contract, and Welcome travel. Not all items are available on every Aboard Booklets. We also provide audio ship please check before you book. format for our Carnival Capers®, with advance notice.

Hydraulic lifts for one pool and one Jacuzzi on each Shower stools, bed extensions, raised toilet ship (available upon request) seats and transfer benches.

There are no hoists available on board

Braille on board

Raised toilet seat, shower stool, lower furniture within cabin and grab bars.

Braille elevator buttons/audio call signals, Celebrity Today daily program available in large-print and Braille, Cruise Services Directories available in Braille

See Azamara Club Cruises

Braille is available on board and must be requested

Hearing assist systems are available in several entertainment venues of the ships. Closed captioned programming is available on select television programmes. Guests need to contact reception desk to activate the closed-caption feature.

You can take your own hoist or hire one however Raised toilet seats, commodes, shower Underneath the stateroom number on the you will need to check with Cunard before you book stools and bath chairs. All items are limited door, outside and inside each lift, outside to make sure that certain specifications are met. and must be pre-booked before you travel. public toilets, at each stairway under the Hoist are available onboard Queen Victoria and Not all items are available on every ship deck letter for the stairway. All of the above Queen Mary 2 for pool use. please check before you book. are not available on every ship. No equipment provided, guests have to hire their own and would need to provide dimensions, and or pictures, manufacturer details, company hiring from info, delivery to port info, approx time to set equipment up in cabin prior to cruise departure. Guest would also need to arrange dismantle of equipment/ collection of aid at end of cruise. There are no aids to enter any pools, jacuzzis or SwimEx machines.

A variety of equipment is available onboard, such as shower stools, raised toilet seats and lower furniture.

No

In cabin alert systems are available upon request, these kits include: bed shaker, smoke alarm, and door. Our in cabin telephones are equipped with an amplifier.

A limited number of ameriphone systems are available onboard. These include vibrating pillow shaker, lamp attachment, wireless doorbell, fire alarm, and text phone. Neck loops are available from reception however there is no neck loop service at reception. The systems operates in different public areas on each ship, not all of the above are available on every ship please check before you book.

None

None

No

No

With 45 days notice, large print or Braille menus.

Stateroom kits that include a visual and tactile alert for someone knocking at the door, the phone ringing, or an alarm. Stateroom televisions capable of showing closed captioning (some satellite feeds do not transmit with captioning, so this feature is available only when the signal the ship receives has captioning). Assistive Listening Systems with portable receivers in the show lounges to assist guests who are hard of hearing to hear the shows. Written safety information and a copy of the lifeboat drill safety speech.

None

None

There is Braille on each of the stateroom numbers outside the door.

Staterooms with light alarms and under-pillow vibrating alarms.

Raised toilets seats, commodes, BHM You can take your own hoist or hire one however and Arjo hoists, bed blocks, baths seats/ you will need to check with P&O before you book to benches, shower chairs/stools, bath lift, make sure that certain specifications are met. Hoists ameriphone systems. All items are limited are available onboard Aurora, Ventura and Azura for and must be pre-booked before you travel. pool use. You will need to contact reception once Not all items are available on every ship onboard to book the use of the hoist. please check before you book.

On lift buttons and/or on stateroom numbers.

A limited number of ameriphone systems are available onboard. These include vibrating pillow shaker, lamp attachment, wireless doorbell, fire alarm, and text phone. Neck loops are available from reception however there is no neck loop service at reception. The systems operates in different public areas on each ship, not all of the above are available on every ship please check before you book.

You can take your own hoist but you will need to check that the hoist is compatible with the ship’s electrical supply. The Electrical Officer on board Raised toilets seats, commodes, hoists, will need to be notified of your intention to operate baths seats/benches, shower chairs/ such equipment so that it can be checked for safety stools. All items are limited and must be reasons. Swimming pool lift machines are available. pre-booked before you travel. Not all items The machine is called a Hoyer lift. Passengers are available on every ship please check should contact the Pursers/Passenger Services before you book. Desk once on board and in advance of requiring the equipment, to make arrangements.

On lift buttons and/or on stateroom numbers.

A limited number of ameriphone systems are available onboard. These include vibrating pillow shaker, lamp attachment, wireless doorbell, fire alarm, and text phone. Neck loops are available from reception however there is no neck loop service at reception. The systems operates in different public areas on each ship, not all of the above are available on every ship please check before you book.

You can take your own hoist or hire one however you will need to check with Holland America before you book to make sure that certain specifications are met.

Window-Eyes® computer software in the Explorations Café, downloadable daily activities, news, and menus for guests with laptops with screen reader programs. Raised toilet seats, shower stools and lowered furniture.

Hoists are available on board depending on ship. Fully adjustable electric beds, raised toilet Please check before booking which ships offer these. seat, shower stool and lower furniture.

Hoist are available onboard for use at the pool and jacuzzi.

Hydraulic lifts for one pool and one whirlpool on each ship in the fleet.

Shower stools, bed extensions, raised toilet seats, grab bars.

Shower stools, bed extensions, raised toilet Large-print menus and Cruise Compasses. seats and transfer benches. Braille elevator buttons/audio call signals.

See Azamara Club Cruises.

No

No

No

No hoists are available on board

None

For those hard of hearing the lecture rooms do offer a loop facility however there are no facilities for the deaf.

No

None

For those hard of hearing the lecture rooms do offer a loop facility however there are no facilities for the deaf.

Each cruise line reserves the right to change their disabled facilities at any time without notice, for which Cruise.co.uk cannot be held responsible.


W

hat unforgettable voyages these are! Imagine, for a moment, cruising along the sunny coasts of the Mediterranean on one of the world’s most famous luxury ocean liners – just as royalty and celebrities have done for over a century and a half. There are voyages through the lush islands of the Caribbean and itineraries sailing the Baltic Sea or the Norwegian Fjords and the Mediterranean. Perhaps you’d like to take part in the epic adventure of a World Voyage – first pioneered by Cunard in 1922. Then, of course, there is the legendary voyage that started it all – the Transatlantic Crossing on Cunard's flagship Queen Mary 2 between Southampton and New York.

Bars & Lounges

Entertainment

Royal Court Theatre Cabaret & Stage Productions, Concerts & Recitals.

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View 100s of photos online

The Queens Room Ballroom Dancing, Dance Instruction and Dance Hosts.

Veuve Clicquot Champagne Bar

Chart Room Lounge & Bar Complement live jazz with your favourite drink in this comfortable lounge.

Churchill’s Cigar Lounge Where Cognac, fine cigars and good company are all on the menu.

Commodore Club An Intimate lounge where you can relax and enjoy a Martini.

Sir Samuels Wine Bar Savour a variety of fine wines with your fellow guests

Winter Garden Sip a Mimosa while you enjoy the early afternoon art auction, or meet up with friends for an evening of drinks, music and laughs in this unique setting modelled after an English Garden theme.

Veuve Clicquot Champagne Bar Share conversations and sip champagne from Waterford crystal flutes. Choose from among seven different Veuve Clicquot champagnes.

The Pavilion After a cool dip in the Pavilion pool, spend an hour or two sipping a tropical drink at the chic Pavilion bar.

Golden Lion Pub Darts, karaoke and ale - everything you’d expect of an authentic English pub. There’s even a traditional pub lunch served every day.

View spa guides online

Canyon Ranch SpaClub* & Cunard Royal Spa Spas, Swimming Pools, Whirlpools & Fitness Centres.

Golden Lion Pub Karaoke, Daily Crossword Puzzles & Quizzes.

Dining

Accommodation View menus online Britannia Restaurant Main Dining Room Grand two storey dining room offering exquisite menus and exceptional standards of service. Boardwalk Café A casual eatery near the sun deck pool area. Premium Balcony on Queen Mary 2

Golden Lion Pub Gastro pub favourites such as fish & chips and cottage pie.

Stylish staterooms fully equipped with: • En-suite facilities • Half bottle bon voyage wine • Satellite TV with film / music channels • Direct dial telephone

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Fruit basket (on request) Hair dryer Safe Refrigerator 24 hour room service

• Daily shipboard newspaper • Bathrobe and slippers • Nightly turndown service with chocolate

Britannia Restaurant on Queen Elizabeth

Kings Court & The Lido Restaurants Alternative dining options from regional flavours from traditional British carvery to pizza and pasta, noodles and Asian fusion. Café Carinthia Speciality teas, rich coffees and indulgent pastries. Todd English Delectable Mediterranean cuisine. Owner of the internationally famous Olives of Boston among others, Todd English, is one of America’s leading chefs.

Plus Board Games, Bridge, Art Classes, Computer Learning Centre, Films screened daily, Nightclubs & Casinos, Illuminations Planetarium, Largest Libraries at sea, The Zone & The Play Zone Kids Areas, Fairways Golf Simulators.


Intimate luxury

ON A GRAND SCALE

I

magine a travel experience where, as you arrive into your sumptuous suite with private verandah, your butler appears and assists with unpacking your case. Throughout your stay, your concierge arranges memorable excursions with minimal fuss. Every evening, wherever you may venture, you are greeted personally in a dining venue which rates alongside the finest in any major city. Should the mood take you, a sumptuous spa, magnificent theatre and countless other entertainment possibilities are only ever moments away. Aboard Cunard these expectations will be exceeded. Modern yet rich in heritage, each ship balances intimate sophistication and supreme luxury with the full array of pleasurable diversions only a larger vessel can offer. All the while, unsurpassed standards of hospitality set you at ease in a world that revolves, unobtrusively, around you.

Welcome to the award winning Cunard Grills Experience.

The legendary

Features of the Grills Experience • Priority Embarkation • Priority Disembarkation* • Priority Luggage Delivery** • Tender Services • Butler & Concierge Service • Exclusive dining in Queens Grill or Princess Grill

GRILLS STORY

Cunard’s ultimate expression of discreet luxury began on iconic liners Queen Mary and Queen

Elizabeth where guests would pay an extra tariff for an evening of fine dining and dancing in the Verandah Grill. The popularity of this innovative concept ensured its continuation in1969 when QE2 was launched, first within her elegant Grill Room then, several years later, when her new penthouse suites were paired with an elegant Grills Restaurant. Today, all three exceptional Cunarders continue to treat discerning guests to this most accomplished expression of Cunard’s prized hallmarks.

• Queen Victoria guests have exclusive access to The Grills Lounge, The Courtyard and The Upper Grills Terrace • Queen Mary 2 guests have exclusive access to The Queens Grill Loung and The Grills Terrace *Queen Mary 2 (Q1-Q4) & Queen Victoria (Q1-Q7) **Queen Mary 2 (Q1-Q3) & Queen Victoria (Q1-Q7)  Queen Mary 2 (Q1-Q4)

Features & Amenities • Bon Voyage Bottle of Wine or Champagne* and Fresh Strawberries • Bar Stocked with Spirits or Wines and Soft Drinks* • Pre-Dinner Canapés* • In-Suite Dining from Queens Grill or Princess Grill Menu • Daily Fresh Fruit • Fresh Flowers* • Pillow Concierge Menu • Full Bathroom with Bath & Shower • Soft Robes and Slippers • Special Sweet Dreams Turndown Surprise on Formal Nights* • Nightly Turndown Service with Chocolate • 24-Hour Room Service • Data Port outlet† • Books, Atlas & Personalised Stationery • Daily Shipboard Newspaper • Satellite TV with Multi-Language Film and Music Channels • Direct-Dial Telephone • Refrigerator • Hair Dryer • Safe • 220V British 3-Pin and 110V 2-Pin Sockets *Queens Grill only † Queen Mary 2 only, (Q1-Q7)

Spacious stylish

ACCOMMODATION

C

unard’s Grills accommodation rates among the most sumptuous at sea, and offers a liberating sense of space over 335 to 2,249 square feet. Each is a welcoming home from home, with abundant storage, a marble bathroom featuring both a bath and shower, while the separate living area and private verandah are perfect for relaxing or hosting impromptu soirées. With space comes impeccable service. From priority embarkation until priority disembarkation, your butler or concierge will gladly attend to any requests, whether stocking your bar to your tastes or exploring ashore. You’ll notice other delightful flourishes too: personalised stationery on your desk; fresh fruit replenished daily and a pillow concierge menu offering nine different styles. Queens Grill guests will also appreciate how pre-dinner canapés arrive without the need to ask, while formal nights bring a culinary turndown treat. After all, true luxury is very much in the details.

The grills S

RESTAURANTS & LOUNGES

ophisticated yet understated, Cunard’s Grills Restaurants promise a dining experience virtually unrivalled at sea or on land. In fact, regular Grills guests cite the exceptional cuisine and exemplary service as the main reason for returning time and again. You’ll soon understand why, as your Maître d’ greets you warmly by name, your friendly waiter shows you to your table with its crisp damask and glinting crystal, while the sommelier shares recommendations to accompany your selection. In the Queens Grill Restaurant, let the à la carte menu act merely as a guide: accomplished chefs will strive to fulfil any culinary request. Close by, a refined lounge reserved for Grills guests hosts afternoon tea poured by white-gloved waiters, pre-dinner tipples or a sociable nightcap. On Queen Victoria & Queen Elizabeth, appreciate private access to the Courtyard for al fresco dining and Grills Upper Terrace too. On Cunard’s majestic ships, these exclusive venues ensure that an intimate, personal ambience always defines the Cunard Grills Experience.


Still the grandest way to reach New York in 2012 7NT CROSSINGS – EASTBOUND

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• Join the Queens Room Orchestra for the Sailaway Party. • Test your trivia skills in The Golden Lion Pub. • Enjoy Piano melodies in the Chart Room or the beautiful sounds of the harp in the Grand Lobby. • Dance the night away at the Welcome Dance Party with Caribbean Band – “Temperature.”

Day 2: At Sea

• In the Queens Room enjoy an evening of elegance in a Royal Night Black & White Ball. • Join the Art Director in the Winter Garden for the Champagne Art Auction. • In the afternoon you can join the Ballroom Dance Classes, watch Cosmic Collisions in the Planetarium or a table tennis tournament with the Sports Director. • Meet the Captain and his officers in the evening for the Welcome aboard Cocktail Party in the Britannia Restaurant.

Day 3: At Sea

• Today you can get some inside information in lectures by acclaimed experts. • Learn “Effective Strategies for enhancing performance and redirecting stress” with guest lecturer Dr Deborah Bright in the Canyon Ranch Spa Club™. • Take part in the Darts Tournament in the Golden Lion Pub.

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• Enjoy glorious interpretations of French & Russian piano repertoire in the Classical Concert. • In the evening some smooth jazz tunes in the Chart Room.

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• Learn the tools of the trade by joining graduates of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art for an introduction to the craft of acting. • Join in for an evening of London’s Singing Sensation in the Farewell Showtime. View • Each day, relax by the pool, out on your daily balcony or just do nothing.

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• Direct flight from London to Toronto • Train from Niagara Falls to New York • New York City Pass for entrance to

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Sail from Southampton to New York Arrive in New York and transferred to the 5* Loews Regency for 5 Nights

1 Jul ‘12

Loews Regency The hotel is situated in a superb location on Park Avenue and 61st Street, just steps away from upscale boutiques, antique shops and museums. It is one block from Madison Avenue, 2 blocks from Central Park, and 30 minutes from La Guardia Airport, 45 minutes from JFK International Airport and 60 minutes from Newark International Airport.

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Transfer to Port for Cruise back to Southampton

13 Jul ‘12

Arrive in Southampton

Do you hate flying but want to escape the boundaries of Europe? Do you want more than just a cruise and want to explore your destination? We have the perfect solution. Sail from Southampton across the Atlantic on board Queen Mary 2 to the city that never sleeps. With a five night stay in iconic New York, you will have plenty of time to marvel at Manhattan’s spectacular skyline, catch a Broadway show and scale the world-famous Statue of Liberty. Then still no flying as Queen Mary 2 picks you up in New York and brings you back home to Southampton. Experience a Transatlantic Crossing aboard Queen Mary 2. Sail between Southampton and New York and experience unforgettable days at sea to revel in activities and fascinating enrichment programmes. Do as much as or little as you wish! Your days and nights at sea offer an abundance of possibilities. Spend a refreshing moment beneath a waterfall in the AquaTherapy Centre of the Canyon Ranch SpaClub®, browse the books in the largest library collection at sea, attend lavish Royal Nights balls and indulge in traditional Afternoon Tea in the Queens Room. Dine on the finest cuisine and perhaps best of all; be among the privileged travellers who can say they have experienced an extraordinary legacy.

“The Big Three Combo” gives you access to the three most popular attractions in New York: • Empire State Building Observatory • Metropolitan Museum of Art • Statue of Liberty

Save time and money with this convenient package. • See the world at the Met Museum • See New York and beyond, from the top of the famous Empire State Building • See New York, close up views of the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Manhattan skyline on your choice of three different Circle Line Cruises.

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3149

3499

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Grand Lobby. First impressions matter and Queen Mary 2 impresses as soon as guests embark into the ship’s six-storey Grand Lobby which features a dramatic staircase and exclusive works of art.

Cunard Insights Enrichment Programme

Illuminations is the only planetarium at sea which also offers 3D screenings of operatic masterpieces and blockbuster movies.

A vast array of enrichment and speaker programmes are available to expand your horizons and take you to places you've always dreamed about. A thrilling line up of guest speakers from a multitude of backgrounds give fascinating lectures and talks across varied subjects on all voyages. Past guests have included Archbishop Desmond Tutu, John Cleese and Murray Walker. In addition, Cunard's Special Relationship programme features ambassadors, statesmen, academics and broadcasters who explain the unique link between the US and Britain.

Plus, exclusively on board Queen Mary 2: Take a virtual ride into outer space, view the stars and other visual spectacles or take a course on celestial navigation in Illuminations, Queen Mary 2's full-scale Planetarium and the only Planetarium at sea! Each day sees a new show to tantalise your imagination. It also functions as a grand art deco cinema, a 500-seat lecture hall and even a broadcasting studio. FREE

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1429

3099

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815

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Scandinavian Explorer

Queen Mary 2 • 14 nights • 13 Jul ‘12 • M214D

Queen Mary 2 • 11 nights • 10 Aug ‘12 • M217D

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Britannia Restaurant. Make a grand descent down the sweeping staircase of the two-deck-high Britannia Restaurant, which lavishly recalls the grand dining salons of ocean travel’s golden age.

Commodore Club. Majestically overlooking the bow of Queen Mary 2 and providing glorious panoramic views as you sail towards the horizon. An extensive selection of Martinis are available and you may even be tempted to try our Martini Mixology or Whisky Tasting classes.

...Just got back from QM2 transatlantic Southampton to NY and fly back from NY to Heathrow. What a fabulous trip. Embarkation and disembarkation was smooth and well organised. The QM2 is a wonderful ship with fabulous food and excellent entertainment. The planetarium was literally a wonder to behold; the library was simply superb and the entertainment was both varied and professional and again a sheer joy. The stateroom we had on this occasion was an outside cabin and again beautifully and well appointed; lovely comfortable beds and a steward who attended to our every need. To anybody (especially those cruising for the first time) should and would have no worry in booking a cruise with this line and on this ship...all in all 10/10!!! Well done Cunard! (Can’t wait to go again)..!!

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Queen Mary 2 • 12 nights • 4 Nov ‘12 • M229N

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...No airport queues, no fuss, no bother, just a relaxed start to ones holiday. The luggage appears, as if by magic in the statesoom, you are free to snack or drink or both within a very few minutes of arriving at Southampton to board this beautiful liner.All the crew were so polite, nothing was too much bother and the attention to detail, first class. We had a wonderful holiday despite the weather not being on its best behaviour...

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The Grand Lobby. The central point of Cunard’s ships ensure a majestic welcome, with it’s marble floors and stunning chandeliers.

St Petersburgh & Baltic Explorer I Queen Victoria • 14 nights • 29 Jun ‘12 • V216

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Britannia Restaurant. Guests sailing in the comfort of the luxurious Britannia staterooms can make their dramatic evening entrance into this elegant two-tier dining room with a graceful descent of its grand staircase, gleaming beneath the eye-catching art deco chandelier.

Fjords & Waterfalls II

Mediterranean Gems

Queen Victoria • 8 nights • 13 Jul ‘12 • V217

Queen Victoria • 13 nights • 21 Jul ‘12 • V218

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Queen Victoria • 14 nights • 3 Aug ‘12 • V219

Queen Victoria • 7 nights • 17 Aug ‘12 • V220

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The Royal Court Theatre hosts fabulous shows, comedies, drama, a 20 piece orchestra, and superbly choreographed productions include signature pieces Apassionata, Dance Passion or La Danza.

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Canyon Range Spa Club. Wherever you are in the world, you can enjoy the best pampering spa treatments, rejuvenating body rituals and personalized fitness training.

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Grand Caribbean Discovery

Iberian Serenade II

Queen Victoria • 23 nights • 19 Oct ‘12 • V225

Queen Victoria • 11 nights • 11 Nov ‘12 • V226

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Queen Victoria • 7 nights • 13 Dec ‘12 • V228

Queen Victoria • 16 nights • 20 Dec ‘12 • V301

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Afternoon tea in the Queens Room is a Cunard signature not to be missed. White-gloved waiters serve delightful cucumber sandwiches, fresh scones and tea accompanied by the beautiful sounds of the orchestra.

Join in RADA workshops, Wine Tasting Classes, Fencing lessons & more...

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Norwegian Fjords & North Cape Discovery

Queen Elizabeth • 5 nights • 18 May ‘12 • Q206

Queen Elizabeth • 14 nights • 22 Jun ‘12 • Q210

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2069

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Fjords & Waterfalls

St. Petersburg & Baltic Explorer

Queen Elizabeth • 7 nights • 6 Jul ‘12 • Q211

Queen Elizabeth • 14 nights • 13 Jul ‘12 • Q212

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Canyon Ranch Spa comprises breathtaking ocean views, relaxation areas, beautifully appointed treatment rooms, indulgent therapies and a panoramic glass encased Fitness Centre.

The Verandah, her formal alternative dining venue is your invitation to savour contemporary French cuisine that uses ingredients sourced in France along with an ambience that recalls the legendary Verandah Grill aboard the original Queen Elizabeth.

The Promenade and Games deck have the ambience of an English country garden where you can enjoy a game of bowls, croquet, and paddle tennis beneath the shade of the canopy.

Around the British Isles

Mediterranean Gems

Queen Elizabeth • 11 nights • 27 Jul ‘12 • Q213

Queen Elizabeth • 14 nights • 14 Aug ‘12 • Q215

Southampton, Queensferry (Edinburgh), Invergordon, Kirkwall, Greenock, Liverpool, Dublin, Cork, St. Peter Port, Southampton

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Embarkation at Southampton was very quick and straightforward. Twenty minutes after being dropped off we were in our stateroom enjoying a glass of champagne. We were in a Queens Grill suite at the aft of deck 5. The room was much more spacious than I had anticipated and was well furnished and spotlessly clean. First impressions of the ship were ones of style and elegance and this was confirmed as we explored further throughout the cruise.

Mediterranean Memories

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Queen Elizabeth • 9 nights • 28 Aug ‘12 • Q216

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Queen Elizabeth • 12 nights • 18 Sep ‘12 • Q218

Queen Elizabeth • 12 nights • 5 Nov ‘12 • Q222

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World Voyage 2013

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Southampton to Perth 75 nights • 10 Jan '13

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Cartagena, Columbia

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Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt

Tue 16 Apr

Sokhna, Egypt

Wed 17 Apr

Transit the Suez Canal

Sat 20 Apr

Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

Full day

Tue 23 Apr

Lisbon, Portugal

Full day

Fri 26 Apr

Southampton

Sail late afternoon

Full day

Imagine following the time zones to the west on Queen Victoria's entire 105 night

odyssey, bejewelled with moments that will remain with you forever. Marvel at the extraordinary Panama Canal, the landmark Golden Gate Bridge and surfers on Hawaii's famed Waikiki Beach. Behold the astonishing Great Barrier Reef and the Blue Mountain near Sydney. Savour dim sum in Hong Kong then browse Bangkok's floating market. Stare in wonder upon the Blue Mosque in Kuala Lumpur and Dubai's gleaming Burj Al Arab Hotel. Behold the pink city of Petra and the Red Sea's rich marine bounty. Witness Egypt's serene Sphinx and explore the ancient treasure of Rome before you complete the circuit in Southampton.

Full day Full day & evening Full day Two full days

Full day

Southampton to SYDNEY 44 nights • 10 Jan '13

from

£4629pp

Southampton to SAN FRANCISCO 24 nights • 10 Jan '13

from

£2629pp

SINGAPORE TO SOUTHAMPTON 30 nights • 27 Mar '13

from

Two full days

£3239pp

Full day Full day Full day & evening

Arrive early morning

NEW YORK TO SYDNEY 36 nights • 18 Jan '13

from

£3839pp

A = Anchor port. PA = Possible anchor port

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! s u h t i w e t a r b Cele

We can’t believe that this year will be the 20th Anniversary of garden themed cruises with Victoria Travel & Cruise.co.uk. So, time to celebrate and what better way than to organise an anniversary cruise special re-visiting those ports of call in the Canaries & Madeira we called at on our very first Fred. Olsen garden themed cruise in 1992. Back then, it was Black Prince who played host and now 20 years on we will be celebrating aboard Fred. Olsen’s newest ship, Balmoral. We’d love you to join us and help us celebrate! Andrew Gardner, Cruise.co.uk Chairman

Keen gardener? Love cruising?

2012 Garden Cruises

Then you’re sure to enjoy our programme of Garden Themed Cruises, hosted by some of the top names in gardening!

British Isles

Spitsbergen & North Cape

22nd May ‘12 9 nights on board Braemar

5th July ‘12 15 nights on board Braemar

with Tony Russell

with Tony Russell

Date Date

Your Cruise Itinerary

May 2012 nd

Tue 22

Dover

Thu 24th

Dublin

Fri 25th

Holyhead

Sat 26th

Belfast

Mon 28th Kirkwall, Orkneys Tue 29th

Invergordon

Thu 31st

Dover

Enjoy one of Europe’s great treasures and Ireland’s most famous House & Gardens – Powerscourt Gardens. This nine night voyage has much to recommend it to lovers of both nature and natural beauty. Braemar eases away from Dover and sets course for the waters of Scotland and Ireland.

• • • • •

£879

pp

20th July ‘12 14 nights on board Balmoral

Fri 20

Southampton

Sun 22nd

Brunsbuttel

Mon 23rd

Warnemünde

Wed 25th

Tallinn

th

Thu 26

St. Petersburg

Fri 27th

St. Petersburg

th

Sat 28

Helsinki

Sun 29th

Stockholm

st

Tue 31

The jewel in the Baltic crown and Russia’s most European city, St. Petersburg was Tsar Peter the Great’s ‘Window on the West’. St. Petersburg is utterly captivating, with baroque palaces, wide elegant streets, ornate bridges and broad curving canals – the city is built on 40 islands at the mouth of the River Neva. The main street, Nevsky Prospekt, is 5km long and lined with cafés, bars and restaurants mixed in with upmarket hotels and sumptuous shops.

• • • •

Copenhagen

August 2012 Wed 1st rd

Fri 3

£140 per cabin on board spend FREE Garden Tour Private Drinks Party Exclusive Talks

Kristiansand

fares from

Southampton

Tromso

Wed 11

Honningsvag

Fri 13th

Longyearbyen

Sat 14

Ny Alesund

Tue 17th

Alesund

Wed 18th

Bergen

th

• • • • •

fares from

Dover

Fri 20

£150 per cabin on board spend FREE Car Parking at Dover FREE Garden Tour Private Drinks Party Exclusive Talks

£1499pp

with Adam Pasco, Matthew Biggs & David Hurrion 28th August ‘12 • 8 nights on board Balmoral

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Leknes, Lofoten Is.

Tue 10th

21st Birthday Norway Cruise

with Pippa Greenwood

July 2012

Dover

Mon 9th

th

The Baltic Date

Thu 5th

th

£100 per cabin on board spend FREE Car Parking at Dover FREE Garden Tour Private Drinks Party Exclusive Talks

fares from

Your Cruise Itinerary

July 2012

“It is no exaggeration to say that this cruise will take you to some of the most beautiful scenery on earth. Sail the west coast of Norway, with its spectacular Fjords and mountain ranges, to the delightful town of Tromso. Here we have the opportunity to visit the most northerly botanic garden in the world and enjoy its astonishing and diverse range of colourful plants and flowers - all growing within the Arctic circle. Sailing even further north we arrive at Spitsbergen, where even at midnight it is light enough to do a spot of whale or polar bear watching!”

Date

Your Cruise Itinerary

August 2012 Tue 28th

Southampton

Thu 30th

Bergen

st

Flaam

Fri 31

Olden

nd

Sun 2

£1399

pp

• • • • •

September 2012 Sat 1st Mon 3rd th

Wed 5

This fantastic Norwegian Fjord cruise marks the 21st birthday of Gardeners’ World Magazine. As such, you’ll be accompanied by three top gardening experts, who’ll host exclusive get-togethers. Also included in the price is a guided tour of the lush, exotic garden of Flor & Fjaere, on an island off Stavanger. So come and celebrate the magazine’s coming of age on this spectacular adventure.

Eidfjord Stavanger Southampton

2012 Garden Taster Cruises

£80 per cabin on board spend FREE Garden Tour Private Drinks Party Exclusive Talks Photo opportunity with your hosts, plus a FREE photo

fares from

£899pp

What’s Included in your cruise fare?

If you don’t have the time to squeeze in a full length cruise; to celebrate a special event; to treat friends or family without breaking the bank; or if you’d like a weekend away that’s more special than the usual city break, a Fred. Olsen mini-cruise could be made for you.

• Cabin accommodation with en-suite facilities, TV, hairdryer, telephone, air-con • All meals & snacks throughout the cruise

Keukenhof Gardens

• Tea and coffee during the day/early evening

Amsterdam & Belgium

Rouen

Braemar • 3 nights • 5 May ‘12

Black Watch • 3 nights • 9 Sep ‘12

• Welcome cocktail party

Dover, Ostende, Amsterdam, Dover

Dover, Rouen (overnight), Dover

• Daily on board activities

fares from

£299

pp

Monet’s Garden

fares from

£289

pp

The garden experts hosting any of our Garden Themed cruises are subject to personal circumstances permitting and we cannot be held responsible for the cancellation of a host for this reason. In the extreme event that a host has to cancel the cruise, we will, where possible, find a suitable replacement. All cruises will be hosted unless stated or advised or unless the group does not reach the minimum number of passengers. Please note, the 3 night mini cruises are not hosted by any of our garden experts.

• Evening entertainment • On board leisure facilities including swimming pool, Jacuzzis & gymnasium • All port and air taxes • No service charge added to on board drinks • Baggage porterage to/from cabin


Anniversary Cruise Special Celebrating 20 years of Garden Cruises!

Ca n a ri e s & M a d e ira

Your Garden Hosts...

3 November ‘12 13 night cruise aboard Balmoral

David Hurrion Explore the sun-drenched gardens of Tenerife and Madeira with Gardeners’ Question Time presenter Matthew Biggs, Horticultural editor of Gardeners’ World Magazine, David Hurrion and Tony Russell, broadcaster, tree expert and former head forester at Westonbirt Arboretum.

£100

per cabin o n board spen d

Tony Russell

Matthew Biggs

2 FREE Garden Tou

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Exclusive Ta lks, Gardeners’ get-together s& drinks part y

A full programme of activities on board Balmoral will all compete for your time with exclusive lectures and question times and a special Anniversary Drinks Party with your hosts. Enjoying an idyllic climate you can explore the lush gardens of Tenerife with its rich and colourful plantlife as well as discover the varied islands of La Gomera, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote. With rich volcanic soil and a magnificent climate, Funchal has many stunning gardens. The Monte Palace Tropical Garden has exotic plants from all over the world, as well as those from ancient forests native to the islands. Equally impressive is the Jardin Botanico, high in the hills. It can easily be reached by the magnificent Botanical Gardens cable car, which gives wonderful views over the city. Finally, taking a city stop at Lisbon, this cruise provides the perfect mix for an autumn holiday. Date

Southampton

Sun 4th

Cruising at sea

Mon 5th

Cruising at sea

Tue 6th

Cruising at sea

Wed 7

th

Thu 8th th

Sat 10th Sun 11

Gardens Galore in Madeira and Lisbon

Funchal, Madeira San Sebastian, La Gomera Santa Cruz, Tenerife

Fri 9

th

Mon 12th Tue 13

th

Wed 14th th

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Southampton

Fri 16

It will be gardens galore on this Anniversary cruise with FREE garden tours in Madeira and Lisbon and optional garden tours in La Gomera, Tenerife and Gran Canaria. Here is a taster of your Madeira tour which will include refreshments at a tea house and a visit to Funchal Market: The rich diversity of its sub-tropical flora and the extraordinary beauty of the location define Palheiro as one of the most celebrated botanical gardens in the world.

Palheiro Gardens, Funchal

Trees from all four corners of the globe, places like South Africa, Japan, Australia, South America and China, share the grounds with indigenous species like the Madeira laurel.

FREEPHONE 0800 408 6220

Fares from £pp based on double occupancy Stateroom Full fare Cruise.co.uk fare

Inside

Outside

Balcony

Suite

1239

1469

2279

2669

999

Palheiro Gardens, Funchal

Tucked into a lush, fertile landscape of rolling hills that rise 500 metres above sea level, this carefully cultivated and brilliantly vivid environment has been described as a garden for all seasons, such is its constant allure and year-round appeal. Created over 200 years ago by the 1st Count of Carvalhal and lovingly nurtured and improved by the Blandy family ever since, the award-winning gardens are justly famous for the wide variety of rare trees and shrubs that embroider the grounds, including an astonishing collection of camellia in every shade and hue.

Arrecife, Lanzarote

Thu 15

£999 pp

Free Gardeners’ Tour

Your Cruise Itinerary

November 2012 Sat 3rd

Fares from

Exotic flowers amidst the beautiful scenery of Madeira

1119

1679

1949

Single 2079

1539


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Smaller Ships Better Company

People discover that Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ smaller, more intimately-sized ships help to create a warmer, more sociable atmosphere on board. Guests and crew quickly get to know each other, friendships are forged and soon everyone can relax and be themselves. It’s all part of the Fred. Olsen difference.

View drinks prices online

Sail from SIX UK Ports

Sailing from the UK

With four ships in the fleet, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines are now operating from more ports than ever before. The ever popular regional departures are operating from six ports in Britain - Southampton, Dover, Portsmouth, Newcastle, Greenock and Rosyth - and with many cruises offering FREE Car Parking or Coach Transfers to the port, your Fred. Olsen cruise is even better value!

British Pub Drink Prices On Board Facilities

On board you soon unwind and learn to take life less seriously and more sedately. • • • • • •

Relax around the swimming pool Read a best seller borrowed from the library Experience Vistas programme on board Stay in touch with friends at the Internet Centre Enjoy a classical concert Improve your golf swing or bridge technique under the guidance of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ experts • Pamper yourself in the beauty salon or keep fit at the fitness classes. A wealth of entertainment

What should I wear?

Daytime wear is casual: comfortable shoes are essential for going ashore, sightseeing and walking on deck, and as the sun begins to set, a lightweight jacket or coat is recommended too.

By day and by night, when Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ships are at sea; this special time is devoted entirely to you to fulfil your needs. As the sun dips towards the horizon and the afternoon dissolves slowly into the dusk, the shipboard mood changes as the programme begins to focus on the pleasures of the evening ahead.

During the day the restaurants request you adhere to an appropriate dress code e.g. no swimwear. When it comes to evening, dressing for dinner is traditional. During your cruise there will be some casual as well as themed evenings, such as ‘Nautical’ ‘International’ or ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll’.

Generally speaking, the style is informal, with gentlemen wearing a jacket and tie (lounge suit or sports jacket is fine) and ladies smartly dressed. On ‘Formal’ evenings, gentlemen will prefer to wear ‘black tie’ with ladies elegantly dressed in cocktail or evening dress. As a guideline there are usually four formal nights on a two-week cruise. Details will be supplied with your travel documents.

Treat yourself to a pamper on board


Suite Dreams

M eet th e fleet...

A spacious and luxurious suite can make your cruise even more magical. The additional style, comfort and space offered by your own suite is something to be envied and really can make your holiday even more special. There is a variety of suites on offer, each with a range of extras to make your time on board even more relaxing. (not available on DS, BJ and JS grade cabins.) Extras include: • A welcome bottle of sparkling wine • Fruit basket (topped up on request) • Flowers or plant in your suite • Bathrobe and slippers • Luxury towels • Binoculars in cabin for your use • World Atlas and Country Guide for passenger reference

Join our ises! Garden Cru

tou rs Enjoy Free ta lk s &rt s wit h th e ex pe

• Afternoon canapé service • Daily newsletter, featuring national and international news • Free shuttle coach vouchers • Free pressing service for formal wear • Laundry service discount vouchers • Pair of compact umbrellas for use ashore

The largest ship in the fleet, but still intimate enough to deliver the renowned Fred. Olsen cruising experience. With over 120 private balconies, two freshwater swimming pools, spa treatments and a wide selection of bars and lounges, there’s always plenty to enjoy on board Balmoral both day and night.

Carrying around 1,000 passengers the ship now features over 80 passenger cabins and suites with balconies, an Observatory Lounge and a Morning Light Pub. There is a new Grampian Restaurant, while activities can be hosted in the new Arts and Crafts Room. Outside there are now two swimming pools, a pool bar and a children’s pool, to ensure passengers get the most from their cruise.

A Balcony Suite aboard Braemar

Fine service and fine foods

View daily

Entertainment

planners

online

Take your seat in the Neptune Lounge as the sun goes down and experience the music, dancing and extravagant costumes. You can choose to enjoy a cabaret act, a stand up comedian or even dance the night away. If that is not enough, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines have added special ‘Theme Nights’ such as Nautical, International or Rock n Roll, to get your imagination going. If the Gaming Tables don’t take your fancy, you can indulge in the graceful art of Ballroom Dancing or catch up with some of the Performers to strike the special chord for a more upbeat and energetic tempo.

Dining Options Balmoral

• Formal Dining - Ballindalloch Restaurant - Avon Restaurant - Spey Restaurant

Boudicca

• Formal Dining - Four Seasons Restaurant - Tintagel Restaurant - The Heligan Room

• Casual Dining - Marquee Bar - Palms Cafe

Black Watch

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Casual Dining - Marquee Bar Poolside - Secret Garden Cafe

• Formal Dining - Glentanar Restaurant - Orchid Room

Braemar

• Formal Dining - Grampian Restaurant - Thistle Restaurant

The minute you board Black Watch you will feel the classic cruising pedigree of a bygone age. The broad teak decks, cabins with 90% offering sea views and the soft tones of the stylish décor all contribute to a sense of freedom and wellbeing.

• Casual Dining - Marquee Pool Bar - Braemar Garden Cafe

• Casual Dining - Palms Cafe

Holding 856 passengers, Boudicca has attracted a band of loyal followers, being spacious yet on a human scale. There is an appropriate British historical theme with each public room, lounge and restaurant designed to ensure the mood is in keeping with her sister ship Black Watch.


Enjoy a pre-dinner drink in the Morning Light pub on Braemar

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Car P sfers Coach Tran to the port

Mediterranean

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British Pub Drink Prices

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I’ve Been On... BALMORAL

“...The staff I could not fault Within one day, they knew both myself and my partners names and what our tipple was - It was sad to say goodbye to them when we got off...” Read more from Cruise.co.uk staff at:

www.cruise.co.uk/cruise-blogs email me: markg@cruise.co.uk

The Coast of Spain with Lisbon

Boudicca • 14 nights • 2 Apr ‘12 • D1206

Black Watch • 14 nights • 26 Apr ‘12 • W1202

Southampton, Portimao, Barcelona, Almeria, Gibraltar, Ceuta, Cadiz, Leixoes, Southampton

Southampton, Gibraltar, Ceuta, Barcelona, Toulon, Palma de Mallorca, Cartagena, Lisbon, Southampton

Fares from £pp Cabin Fred. Olsen fare

Fares from £pp Cabin Fred. Olsen fare

19 May '12

23

20 May '12

21

20* Jul; 7 Sep '12

15

Inside Sold Out

Outside 1419

1019

Balcony Sold Out

Suite 2679

1909

1299

Outside 1614

Balcony 2464

1535

2339

The Adriatic with Tunisia

Balmoral • 14 nights • 12 May ‘12 • L1205

Balmoral • 22 nights • 6 Jun ‘12 • L1208

Southampton, Lisbon, Almeria, Alicante, Mallorca, Menorca, Gibraltar, La Coruna, Southampton

Southampton, Almeria, La Goulette, Corfu, Dubrovnik, Split, Venice, Koper, Catania, Valletta, Ibiza, Lisbon, Southampton

Fares from £pp Cabin Fred. Olsen fare

Fares from £pp Cabin Fred. Olsen fare

Ship Black Watch W1204

Boudicca D1210

Braemar M1217 / M1222

Inside 1449

1375

Outside 1704

1619

Balcony 2644

2515

Suite 3079

2925

Itinerary

Cruise.co.uk fare

Fares from £pp

Inside

THE EASTERN MED WITH EGYPT Dover, Cadiz, Gibraltar, Cagliari, Corfu, Katakolon, Alexandria, Malta, Algiers, Tangier, Lisbon, Dover

2239

THE ADRIATIC WITH CROATIA Greenock, Gibraltar, Malta, Sibenik, Venice, Koper, Ancona, Dubrovnik, Motril, Greenock

2109

WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN WITH CORSICA Dover, Cadiz, Menorca, Ajaccio, Toulon, Barcelona, Gibraltar, Dover

1219

†On board spend amount is per cabin and varies by cabin booked.

36

Cruise.co.uk fare

Inside 1369

Spain & her Islands

Cruise.co.uk fare

Nts

0800 408 6125

The Western Mediterranean

Cruise.co.uk fare

Date

MARK GRIMES

The UK’s Largest Cruise Information Website

FREEPHONE 0800 408 6229

2359

2219

1349

Inside 1999

1899

Outside 2369

2249

Outside 2784

2645 2624

2492 1599

1445

Balcony

Full

Balcony 4214

3999 3964

3765 2959

2669

Suite 3079

2454

Suite 4859

4615

Suite 5309

5045 4929

3989 3079

2459


FREE up to £200

Traditional British Cruising

EXTRA

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Your taste buds will be tempted by the fantastic dishes on offer in the Secret Garden Café

for past passengers

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on selected sa

View more menus online

...The food was lovely - always lots of choice. The one thing that stood out on our cruise was that everyone talked to everyone else - we had such a laugh and met so many nice people. Well done Fred Olsen! We shall definitely do another cruise with Fred Olsen again - it’s much nicer on a smaller ship. Congratulations Fred Olsen on getting it ALL right... Review submitted at www.cruise.co.uk by: Keith, Farnham - United Kingdom on 28th Sep 2011

Spain, Italy & Algiers

The Coast of Spain with Lisbon

Black Watch • 15 nights • 7 Jul ‘12 • W1208

Balmoral • 14 nights • 13 Oct ‘12 • L1218

Dover, Motril, Cagliari, Naples, Palermo, Algiers, Lisbon, Dover

Southampton, Gibraltar, Ceuta, Barcelona, Toulon, Mallorca, Cartagena, Lisbon, Southampton

Fares from £pp Cabin Fred. Olsen fare

Fares from £pp Cabin Fred. Olsen fare

Cruise.co.uk fare

Date

Nts

26 Sep '12

15

12 Oct '12

23

6 Mar '13

16

Ship D1222

Boudicca

Braemar M1305

1435

Outside 1874

1689

Balcony 2854

2575

Suite 3999

2859

Itinerary

Boudicca

D1223

Inside 1589

Cruise.co.uk fare

Fares from £pp

Inside

THE WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN Newcastle, Ferrol, Gibraltar, Cartagena, Mallorca, Alicante, Malaga, Lisbon, Newcastle

1389

THE MED WITH EGYPT & LIBYA Portsmouth, Portimao, Ibiza, Malta, Piraeus (Athens), Canakkale, Turkey (Istanbul), Kusadasi, Gozo, Menorca, Gibraltar, Portsmouth

1965

SPAIN & THE ISLANDS OF THE MED Southampton, Cadiz, Palma de Mallorca, Valletta, Trapani, Alicante, Gibraltar, Southampton

1469

1539

2179

1629

Inside 1369

1235

Outside 1614

Balcony 2504

1455

Outside

2259

Balcony

1814

2754

1639

2485

2569

3949

2319

3565

1929

2879

1739

2599

Suite 2919

2635

Suite 3399

2739 4819

3849 3739

3375

Coastal Spain & Algiers

Spain & Her Islands

Black Watch • 16 nights • 23 Oct ‘12 • W1216

Braemar • 14 nights • 8 Apr ‘13 • M1308

Dover, Cadiz, Castro, Palamos, Ajaccio, Menorca, Algiers, Gibraltar, Dover

Dover, Lisbon, Málaga, Cartagena, Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona, Gibraltar, La Coruna, Dover

Fares from £pp Cabin Fred. Olsen fare Cruise.co.uk fare

Inside 1519

1369

Outside 1794

1619

Balcony 2734

2469

Suite 3419

3085

Fares from £pp Cabin Fred. Olsen fare Cruise.co.uk fare

Inside 1499

1355

Outside 1779

1605

Watch more than 1300 cruise videos online

Balcony 2639

2379

Suite 3429

3095

37


Have your questions answered about Fred. e Olsen onlin

Baltic & Fjords

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Car P sfers Coach Tran to the port ilings

on selected sa

Relax with a good book in the well-stocked library, whose striking décor will make an impression on you.

The Fjords of Norway

Norwegian Fjords

Black Watch • 9 nights • 10 May ‘12 • W1203

Balmoral • 8 nights • 29 May ‘12 • L1207

Dover, Stavanger, Flaam, Olden, Bergen, Kristiansand, Oslo, Dover

Southampton, Bergen, Flaam, Olden, Eidfjord, Stavanger, Southampton

Fares from £pp Cabin Fred. Olsen fare Cruise.co.uk fare

Inside Sold Out

Outside 1134

1079

Black Watch • 13 nights • 24 Jun ‘12 • W1207

Dover, Kiel, Tallinn, St. Petersburg (overnight), Helsinki, Turku, Copenhagen, Kristiansand, Dover Inside 1444

1369

Cruise.co.uk fare

Date

Nts

31 May '12

14

18 Jun '12

7

27 Jun '12

8

5 Jul '12

15

12 Jul '12

8

Outside 1699

1615

Ship

2449

Cruise.co.uk fare

Suite 3239

2599

Boudicca D1212

Braemar M1215

Braemar M1216

Balmoral

Inside 929

799

Outside 1099

Balcony 1999

949

1719

Rosyth, Aalborg, Stockholm (overnight), Tallinn, St. Petersburg (overnight), Copenhagen, Rosyth Fares from £pp Cabin Fred. Olsen fare Cruise.co.uk fare

NORWAY WITH BERGEN Greenock, Floro, Skjolden, Bergen, Eidfjord, Rosyth

Inside 1519

1445 769

829

THE FJORDS OF NORWAY Dover, Ijmuiden (Amsterdam), Bergen, Olden, Flaam, Stavanger, Dover

799

SPITSBERGEN & THE NORTH CAPE Dover, Leknes, Tromso, Honningsvag (North Cape), Longyearbyen, Ny Alesund, Alesund, Bergen, Dover

1352

BERGEN & THE FJORDS Southampton, Bergen, Flaam, Olden, Eidfjord, Stavanger, Southampton

845

889

1499

889

Inside Sold Out

Outside 1559

Balcony Sold Out

1479

Outside

Balcony

1794

2734

1705

2599

904

1364

1785

1769

Sold Out

3085

1595 1034

1879

982

1785

Rosyth, Kristiansund, Tromso, Longyearbyen, Ny Alesund, Honningsvag (North Cape), Leknes, Olden, Bergen, Rosyth

Fares from £pp Cabin Fred. Olsen fare

Fares from £pp Cabin Fred. Olsen fare

The UK’s Largest Cruise Information Website

1559

FREEPHONE 0800 408 6229

Cruise.co.uk fare

1674

Sold Out

Boudicca • 16 nights • 15 Jul ‘12 • D1215

979

3459

3285

1034

935

Rosyth, Kristiansund, Alesund, Olden, Flaam, Bergen, Rosyth

845

Suite

1344

The North Cape

Suite 1939

2359

1295

Boudicca • 8 nights • 7 Jul ‘12 • D1214

Balcony Sold Out

Suite 2929

859

Norway's Fjords

Outside 1034

1939

Boudicca • 12 nights • 25 Jun ‘12 • D1213

Fares from £pp

Inside 889

Suite 2249

Stockholm & St. Petersberg

ST. PETERSBERG & STOCKHOLM Dover, Ijmuiden (Amsterdam), Kiel Canal Transit, Ronne, Visby, St. Petersburg (overnight), Tallinn, Stockholm (overnight), Aalborg, Dover

M1213

Cruise.co.uk fare

38

Full

Itinerary

Braemar

L1210

Balcony 2579

1639

Fares from £pp Cabin Fred. Olsen fare

Suite

Sail from 6 UK Ports

The Baltic with Norway

Fares from £pp Cabin Fred. Olsen fare

Balcony 1724

Inside 1699

1615

Outside 1999

1899

Balcony Sold Out

1979

3419

2129

2025

Suite 3779

3089


FREE up to £160

Traditional British Cruising

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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines offer a variety of suites, each with a range of extras to make your time on board even more enjoyable.

The Baltic with Norway Balmoral • 14 nights • 20 Jul ‘12 • L1211

Southampton, Kiel Canal Transit, Warnemünde, Tallinn, St. Petersburg (overnight), Helsinki, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Kristiansand, Southampton Fares from £pp Cabin Fred. Olsen fare Cruise.co.uk fare

Date

Nts

3 Aug '12

8

4 Aug '12

14

20 Aug '12

13

21 Aug '12

9

28 Aug '12

8

2 Sep '12

7

7 Sep '12

7

14 Sep '12

12

Ship

1399

Outside 1949

1659

Balcony 3539

3009

Suite 3989

3399

Small, friendly, intimate ships

Itinerary

Balmoral L1212

Braemar M1218

Black Watch W1211

Braemar M1220

Balmoral L1215

Black Watch W1212

Boudicca D1220

Boudicca D1221

Inside 1639

Braemar has a small and tasteful ‘atrium’ with sea views and attractive murals.

Into the Arctic Circle Boudicca • 12 nights • 14 Aug ‘12 • D1218

Newcastle, Leknes, Tromso, Honningsvag (North Cape), Alta Kristiansund, Olden, Bergen, Newcastle Fares from £pp Cabin Fred. Olsen fare

Cruise.co.uk fare

Fares from £pp

Inside

Inside 1189

1075

Outside 1419

Balcony 2469

1279

Outside

2229

Balcony

Suite 2659

2179

Suite

BERGEN & THE FJORDS Southampton, Bergen, Flaam, Olden, Eidfjord, Stavanger, Southampton

765

ST. PETERSBURG, HELSINKI & STOCKHOLM Dover, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Tallinn, St. Petersburg (2 nights), Helsinki, Travemunde, Kiel Canal Transit, Dover

1325

BALTIC CITIES Dover, Warnemünde, Tallinn, St. Petersburg (overnight), Helsinki, Turku, Copenhagen, Aalborg, Dover

1299

NORWAY'S FJORDS Dover, Bergen, Kristiansund, Trondheim, Alesund, Flaam, Eidfjord, Dover

899

1049

1599

2029

NORWEGIAN FJORDS Southampton, Bergen, Flaam, Olden, Eidfjord, Stavanger, Southampton

899

1049

1779

1829

NORWAY'S FJORDS Dover, Bergen, Flaam, Eidfjord, Stavanger, Dover

699

NORWAY'S FJORDS Newcastle, Alesund, Olden, Flaam, Bergen, Newcastle

759

STOCKHOLM & ST. PETERSBURG Newcastle, Stockholm (overnight), Tallinn, St. Petersburg (overnight), Ronne, Kalundborg, Newcastle

849

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999

779

839

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1195

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1739

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2329

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1774

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829

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825

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2139

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2925 2249

1734

1384 1704

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St. Petersburg, Helsinki & Stockholm

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Braemar • 14 nights • 22 Sep '12 • M1223

Boudicca • 16 nights • 25 Feb ‘13 • D1303

Dover, Warnemünde, Stockholm (overnight), Helsinki, St. Petersburg (overnight), Ronne, Copenhagen, Oslo, Dover

Portsmouth, Molde, Tromso (2 nights), Alta (overnight), Kristiansund, Bergen, Portsmouth

Fares from £pp Cabin Fred. Olsen fare

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Inside 1519

1369

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1619

Balcony 2734

2469

Suite 3459

3125

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1949

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3669

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Canary Islands

The Observatory Lounge has the best views on the ship. In addition to a full bar, a grand piano is constantly in use, providing the soundtrack to your luxurious cruise life.

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Madeira, Lisbon & the Canaries Boudicca • 13 nights • 7, 20* Mar ‘12 • D1204 / D1205

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Inside 1099

Outside 1309

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Balcony 1989

1245

1889

Suite 2459

2009

Canary Islands & Madeira Balmoral • 13 nights • 29 Apr ‘12 • L1204

Southampton, Madeira, La Palma, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Lisbon, Southampton Fares from £pp Cabin Fred. Olsen fare

The Thistle Restaurant on board Braemar

Date

Nts

8 May '12

14

6 Oct '12

14

4 Nov '12

14

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Itinerary

Braemar M1211

Braemar M1224

Boudicca D1224

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Fares from £pp

PORTUGAL, MADEIRA & THE CANARIES Dover, Madeira, La Palma, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Lisbon, Leixoes, Dover

1225

CANARY ISLANDS & MOROCCO Dover, Madeira, La Gomera, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Agadir, Lisbon, Dover

1099

PORTUGAL, MADEIRA & THE CANARIES Portsmouth, Madeira, La Palma, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Lisbon, Leixoes, Portsmouth

1019

Oporto & the Canary Islands Greenock, Lanzarote, Tenerife (La Palma), Madeira, Leixoes, Greenock Fares from £pp Cabin Fred. Olsen fare Cruise.co.uk fare

Inside 1239

1179

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1369

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2129

Suite 2699

2129

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2379

1445

2259

1429

2249

1289

2029

1329

2099

1199

1895

Suite 2969

2379

Suite 2919

2775 2739

2469 2479

1939

Canary Islands & Madeira Balmoral • 13 nights • 3 Nov ‘12 • L1220

Southampton, Madeira, La Gomera, Tenerife, Las Palmas, Lanzarote, Lisbon, Southampton Fares from £pp Cabin Fred. Olsen fare Cruise.co.uk fare

Inside 1239

859

Oceanview 1469

1019

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1579

Suite 2669

1849


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14

26 Nov '12

14

6 Jan; 10 Feb '13

14

13 Mar '13

14

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Braemar M1227

Braemar M1301 / M1303

Boudicca D1304

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1709

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2029

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Sold Out

Suite 4249

3829

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THE AZORES & THE CANARIES Dover, Lisbon, Lanzarote, Tenerife, La Palma, Praia da Vitoria, Ponta Delgada, Dover

1019

CANARY ISLANDS & MOROCCO Southampton, Madeira, La Palma, La Gomera, Tenerife, Lanzarote, Agadir, Lisbon, Southampton

1099

PORTUGAL & THE CANARIES Southampton, Madeira, La Palma, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Lisbon, Oporto (Leixoes), Southampton

1099

THE CANARY ISLANDS & PORTUGAL Portsmouth, Madeira, La Palma, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Lisbon, Oporto (Leixoes), Portsmouth

1229

1129

1089

1299

1429

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1529

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1819

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2829

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1199

1895

1269

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1085

2039

1539

2289

1289

2039

1689

2519

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2269

...Our first surprise was to find that we had been upgraded to a suite!!!! So many many thanks to Fred Olsen lines and to Louise our cruise expert! Things just went our way from then on. We actually were allocated a table for two for the evening dining, our stewardess Elizabeth was brilliant and kept us spic and span, we loved the expert treatments in the Spa and the crew on board were brilliant. The food was fab (how can so many people eat so much in such a short time?)...

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Suite 3669

3309

Suite 2509

1949 2269

2479 2979

2479 3189

2689

Braemar • 14 nights • 25 Mar '13 • M1307

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Inside 1479

1109

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Oceanview 1759

1319

Balcony 2709

2039

Suite 3389

2549

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Why not travel as a We’ve been organising group travel for almost 20 years now. From specialist Gardeners’ tours to our ‘strictly amazing’ Dance cruises and from Choirs at Sea to group travel amongst friends and family, celebrating that special occasion. We can help with it all! Introduce your group to us or join one of our 2012 exclusive group departures. You could find yourself ‘Foxtrotting’ down to Venice or taking a ‘Quickstep’ to Vegas & the Caribbean or enjoying horticultural feasts with celebrity gardeners’ in the Caribbean or Baltic.

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Enjoy a series of dance workshops run by Warren and Jane (World Professional 10 dance finalists) who will teach short routines in the various ballroom and Latin dances. Choose either the easy social level or the more experienced level of workshops to suit your dancing ability. All free for you to attend whenever you want to. There will be tips and valuable advice on how to improve your dancing and they’ll have you moving effortlessly in no time. Your dance programme will be given to you on board. It’s Strictly Amazing!

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3 night Paris Cruise

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• Burn up to 1000 calories an hour

2 May 2012

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• Dance Workshops

£899

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17 May 2012

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18 July 2012

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£2295

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£649pp

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pp

• Dance workshops • Valuable advice

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14 night cruise holiday

7 night Caribbean Cruise

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From the moment you step on board one of their mid-size ships, you will recognise the Holland America Line difference. A feeling of refined elegance characterises your experience aboard the five-star fleet. The fleet of mid-sized ships are purposefully designed to accommodate fewer guests, resulting in more space per guest than any other premium cruise line. The ships sail with almost one crew member for every two guests. The academy-trained professional crew members make courteous, prompt attention the rule and take genuine pride in providing the gracious, award-winning service that defines Holland America Line cruising.

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S ignat ure o f Ex ce llenc e Holland America Line’s ongoing “Signature of Excellence” programme continues to add enhancements and new features to their fleet. For 135 years, Holland America Line has led the way in global voyaging, and remains at the forefront by investing in amenities and innovative new programmes that thrill and engage their guests. To date, Holland America Line has invested more than £350 million into Signature of Excellence and five ships, ms Maasdam, ms Statendam, ms Ryndam, ms Veendam and ms Rotterdam now have new venues, staterooms, décor and more. Further enhancements have been made across the whole fleet of ships. Here are just some of the Signature of Excellence improvements:

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Ryndam • 7 nights • 6 May ‘12

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699

1199

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Ryndam • 7 nights • 13 May ‘12

Dover, Bergen, Geiranger, Alesund, Eidfjord, Dover

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Inside

699

Outside

699

Balcony Suite

1189

Ryndam • 14 nights • 9* Jun; 7ˆ Jul ‘12 Dover, Copenhagen, Warnemunde, Tallinn, St Petersburg (overnight), Helsinki, Stockholm (overnight), Visby, Dover Fares from £pp Stateroom Cruise.co.uk fare

Date

Inside

1499

Outside

1599

$50pc Beverage Card

Balcony Suite

2799

• Staterooms feature the Mariner Dream Bed, with premium plush Euro-top mattress and high quality bed linens • Flat screen TVs and bathroom enhancements in all staterooms, including deluxe bathrobes and lighted magnifying make-up mirrors • Lanai staterooms feature doors that open directly onto the walk-around lower promenade (certain ships only) • Spa staterooms located near the Greenhouse Spa, offering exclusive amenities such as organic cotton bathrobe and slippers, yoga mat, water fountain, special room service menus and treatments plus more • Canaletto, a complimentary dining venue offering up gourmet Italian selections • Tamarind, a dramatic new restaurant located at the top of the ship, offering sweeping views of the sea and delicious Pan-Asian cuisine (ms Nieuw Amsterdam and ms Eurodam only) • Silk Den, an airy and exotic new lounge located near Tamarind (ms Nieuw Amsterdam and ms Eurodam only) • Mix, a new bar concept with three speciality lounges serving their namesakes: Martinis, Champagne and Spirits & Ales • Showroom at Sea, a glamorous nightclub with performances featuring Broadway entertainers • The Retreat, a resort pool feature complete with an upscale pizzeria and a giant LED screen for evening movies

Nts

Ship

18 May, 7*, 27 Jun, 17 Jul, 6, 26 Aug, 15 Sep, 5 Oct ‘12

Itinerary

10

Noordam

30 Apr*, 5 Jun, 18 Jul, 23 Aug, 5 Oct ‘12

12

Venice (Overnight), Kotor (Montenegro), Athens (Piraeus), Istanbul Nieuw Amsterdam (Overnight), Mykonos, Ephesus (Kusadasi), Santorini (Thira), Split, Venice

16 Sep ‘12

7

Barcelona, Tunis (La Goulette), Palermo, Rome (Civitavecchia), Nieuw Amsterdam Santa Margherita, Monte Carlo, Barcelona

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899

999

1349

1499

1199

1349

1799

2599

799

949

1099

1649

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Alaska

Holland America Line offers more than 30 cruise tours which can be combined with their selection of cruise itineraries meaning you really can tailor your Alaskan holiday to your requirements and see the places you really want to see. Alaskan wildlife

W hy Holland A mer i ca for Ala sk a?

• The most experienced operator in Alaska with more than 60 years tour operating and cruise experience in this region – longer than Alaska has been a State • The first ever travel company to offer Alaska as a holiday destination Holland America Line deploy seven ships (nearly half of the fleet) to Alaska for five months every year • More employees on land and at sea in Alaska than any other competitor • More permits to Glacier Bay National Park (one of Alaska’s scenic highlights) than any other cruise line • Guests can learn more about Alaska throughout their cruise from an onboard naturalist, native Alaskan artist, National Park Service ranger and Huna Totem native speaker • Wrap-around teak decks, picture windows and balcony staterooms ensure guests see the very best of Alaska whilst cruising • A comprehensive land tour programme, spotlighting national parks, stunning wildlife and wilderness adventure • Most cruise tours feature travel aboard the McKinley Explorer along the Alaska railroad – the McKinley Explorer train boasts luxury, glass-domed railcars for unobstructed, panoramic views of the stunning scenery • Travel by road aboard new spacious Explorer coach, with leather seats and increased leg-room • Comfortable, rustic lodge accommodation in Denali National Park, plus hotel accommodation in key Alaskan towns and resorts including Fairbanks and Anchorage

Classic Denali

Zaandam • 13 nights 15*, 29 May; 12, 26 Jun; 10, 24 Jul; 7, 21 Aug; 4 Sep ‘12

We have focused on selected itineraries which cover the stunning coastal highlights of the Inside Passage and Glacier Bay National Park as well as land highlights such as Denali National Park, Anchorage and Alyeska. However, please do not hesitate to contact us for details of other itineraries offered by Holland America Line.

Stunning panoramic views from the McKinley Explorer

The McKinley Explorer train

Denali Plus

Flights Included

Day 1—2

Fly from UK and transfer to Vancouver hotel. Sail from Vancouver.

Day 2

Inside Passage cruising

Fly from UK and transfer to Fairbanks hotel

Day 3

Ketchikan

Day 2

Enjoy a tour of Fairbanks with a hearty included lunch at Gold Dredge No. 8

Day 4

Juneau

Day 3

Denali National Park – Board the McKinley Explorer to Denali, then choose local sightseeing options or explore on your own

Day 5

Skagway

Day 4

Anchorage – This afternoon, re-board the McKinley Explorer bound for Anchorage

Day 6

Glacier Bay

Day 5

Seward – Enjoy a scenic sightseeing tour to Seward aboard a luxury motorcoach, embark your ship for lunch and then explore

Day 7

Prince William Sound

Day 6

Prince William Sound

Day 8

Day 7

Glacier Bay

Day 8

Haines/Skagway

Day 9

Juneau

Day 10 Ketchikan Day 11

Inside Passage cruising

Day 12—13

Vancouver.. Tour ends with your disembarkation in Vancouver. Transfer to airport for flight to UK Inside

2139

Outside

2139

Flights Included

Statendam • 15 nights 19* May; 2, 16, 30 Jun; 14, 28 Jul; 11, 25 Aug ‘12

Day 1—2

Fares from £pp Stateroom Cruise.co.uk fare

Mount McKinley

Balcony Suite

2889

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Seward/Alyeska – After lunch aboard the ship, meet your Tour Concierge and enjoy a scenic motorcoach tour to beautiful Alyeska Resort Alyeska Resort – Alyeska Resort is your lavish base camp for exciting optional Day 9 excursions, fine dining, and luxurious spa services Anchorage – Enjoy a memorable tour aboard your deluxe motorcoach as you travel Day 10 to Anchorage along this beautiful Scenic Byway Denali National Park – Board the luxurious McKinley Explorer train to Denali, check Day 11 into your lodge and explore on your own this evening Denali National Park – Venture deep into Denali on the Tundra Wilderness Tour, the Day 12 best way to see wildlife and hopefully Mt. McKinley too Fairbanks – This afternoon, re-board the luxurious McKinley Explorer bound for Day 13 Fairbanks and bid farewell to your Tour Concierge Day Tour ends this morning in Fairbanks. Transfer to airport for flight to UK 14—15 Fares from £pp Stateroom Cruise.co.uk fare

Inside

2449

Outside

2449

Balcony Suite

3249

FREE

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Fit for a Queen

No cruising experience quite matches the magic and awe as Hebridean Princess steams majestically into a distant loch, dramatically ringed by mountains, or that of dining at anchor in the spectacular sunset of a far flung bay. The delectably small and exclusive Hebridean Princess, purpose-built for the Western Isles sails mainly from her home port of Oban and carries just 50 guests. The wildly beautiful coast of

Scotland is scattered with hundreds of islands and islets shaped by the ever relentless pounding of the sea, and is permanent home to Hebridean Princess. With the unrivalled comfort and refined service of a floating country house, this 5 star vessel boasts a near 1:1 crew-to-guest ratio and really is in a class of her own.

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• Meals and drinks: all meals, plus specially selected wines, spirits and Champagne, plus beers, soft drinks, tea, coffee and other hot drinks • Gratuities • Guides and Guest Speakers • Shore Visits: entrance fees to castles, gardens and other places of interest • Bicycles: use of the ship’s bicycles to explore ashore • Internet: free use of the internet including Wifi access • Port taxes: all pier and harbour dues • Extra activities: your holiday can be made even more enjoyable with fishing trips and speedboat rides, which can be arranged at your request, all at no extra charge North from Kintyre Hebridean Princess • 7 nights • 20 Mar ‘12 Greenock, Crarae, Cruising the Kyles of Bute, Rothesay, Scenic cruise of Loch Long and Loch Goil, Arran, Holy Isle, Campbeltown, Cruising Mull of Kintyre and through the Sound of Gigha, Jura, Crinan for walks along Crinan Canal, Craobh Haven, Kerrera, Oban

Tiree Lounge on board

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Footloose on the Clyde

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Hebridean Princess • 7 nights • 13 Mar ‘12

Greenock, Bute, Arran, Kintyre, Sanda Islands, Cruise through the Kyles of Bute, Tighnabruaich, Cruising Loch Long and Loch Goil, Cumbrae Isles, Greenock Fares from £pp Stateroom

Oceanview

2659

Balcony

3319

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Oban, Rum, Cruising Kyle Rhea and the Inner Sound, Shieldaig, Gairloch, Skye, Trotternish, Kyle of Lochalsh, Plockton, Inverie, Eigg, Glenmore, Tobermory - Mull, Oban

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2829

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4029

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Oceanview

3399

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4249

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4889

Oban, Skye, Loch Harport, Cruising the Sea of the Hebrides to Barra, Castlebay, Coll, Ulva, Tobermory - Mull, Cruisng past Inch Kenneth, Iona Abbey, Cruising the coast of Mull, Oban Inside

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5549

Balcony

5699

Suite

6509

Gardens of the West Hebridean Princess • 7 nights • 1 May ‘12

Inside

2309

Oceanview

3689

Balcony

4609

Suite

5309

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Hebridean Princess really can rightfully claim to be fit for a Queen. In 2006, her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth chartered Hebridean Princess for her and members of the Royal Family to celebrate her 80th birthday, sailing around the Western Isles. She chartered the ship again in July 2010 for a family holiday.

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Hebridean Princess • 7 nights • 24 Apr ‘12 Inside

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Oban, Eigg, Rum, Inverie, Skye, Kyle of Lochalsh, Cruising Sound of Sleat past the Small Isles, Ulva, Iona, Cruising past the Garvellachs towards the coast of Argyll, Crinan Canal, Craobh Haven, Oban Cruise.co.uk fare Sold Out

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2669

Easter in the Hebrides

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1909

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3059

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4879

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The world’s most beautiful voyage

IN ANY SEASON

Winter

& the Northern Lights

From the magnificent Norwegian Fjords to the ice-filled bays of Antarctica, Hurtigruten is renowned for its comprehensive and adventurous voyages to some of the most remotely beautiful and dramatic coastlines on the planet. Norway is Hurtigruten’s heart and soul, with a deep rooted history in Norway’s culture and heritage. Hurtigruten’s fleet of ships have been an integral part of Norwegian coastal life for over a century; a vital link between the cities, towns and hamlets along the shores. Meanwhile, a specialist expedition ship diversifies Hurtigruten’s product portfolio with a calendar of Explorer Voyages to the polar waters, including Spitsbergen, Greenland and Antarctica. The 34 ports of call along the Norwegian coast are the same on every itinerary, but your experience will change depending on when you go. You should do a Hurtigruten cruise to Norway at least four times in your life – once during each of the four seasons.

DAY 1

Embarkation in Bergen

DAY 2

Ålesund

DAY 3

The Royal City of Trondheim

Cruise Highlights

DAY 4

Arctic Circle and Lofoten Islands

DAY 5

Tromsø – Gateway to the Arctic

DAY 6

Honningsvåg and the North Cape

DAY 7

Kirkenes – the Voyage turning point

DAY 8

Hammerfest and Tromsø

Optional Winter Excursions

DAY 9

Vesterålen and Lofoten Islands

• Dog Sledging • Snowmobile in Lapland

DAY 10

Arctic Circle, Seven Sisters

DAY 11

Trondheim and Kristiansund

DAY 12

Disembarkation in Bergen

In winter, the sun is low on the horizon and, north of the Arctic Circle, can even be below the horizon for a few weeks. This natural phenomenon reveals a fascinating light. You never know when this magic colour show will appear, flickering from light green to dark purple across the Arctic Sky.

• Sail into the beautiful UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord (15 Apr - 14 Sep only)

• Visit Norway’s former capital, Trondheim • Cross the Arctic Circle • Sail through the incredible Lofoten & Vesteralen islands

• Kirkenes Snow Hotel • Lofotr Viking Feast

Norway cruise prices from

Spring After a long winter, warmth returns to the shores of Norway and the sun works overtime to thaw this frozen land. Bare branches shoot and colour gently returns to the landscapes.

Welcome on board

EXAMPLE ITINERARY – the Classic Round Voyage

£949pp*

Summer & the Midnight Sun

Brilliant sunshine through the clear Arctic air bathes the shores, fjords and mountains. Bask at your leisure in the setting From the moment you step on board, you will be treated to sun; day and night sightseeing is the norm. Going to bed is for relaxing days, sublime cuisine and the warm company of like once not necessarily the preferred activity at late hours. minded adventurers. It’s a journey unlike any other you’ve ever experienced. All ships offer comfortable lounges and ample deck space with perfect views as you glide through some of the world’s most beautiful and untouched scenery. There’s no requirement to dress up for dinner, and open seating for the buffet breakfast and lunch creates an informal atmosphere between the crew and guests. The onboard cuisine is inspired by the traditional dishes available in the places and ports you will visit. Fresh, seasonal ingredients and local products will satisfy hearty appetities.

Autumn As summer fades along Norway’s shores, the sharp, clear air strengthens the reds, yellows and oranges, which fill the mountainsides and hilltops.

Explorer Voyages – from Pole to Pole MS Fram, Hurtigruten’s expedition ship was purpose built in 2007 to sail in remote polar waters and to bring her guests closer to nature, wildlife and unforgettable experiences. Each Explorer Voyage carries an Expedition Team of experts from numerous disciplines including geologists, mammalogists and historians who will give presentations and lectures on the various regions in which you sail and take you out on Polarcirkel boats at each landing site in Antarctica.

Spitsbergen Remote, mysterious and extreme, the island of Spitsbergen is the crown of Arctic Norway – a land forged by ice, wind and sea that offers up a spectacular range of unforgettable adventures, and of course, the possibility spotting the King of the Arctic – the Polar Bear. Ny Ålesund – the world’s northernmost permanently inhabited community: keep your eyes peeled for walrus, whales and polar bears. Kongsfjorden – here the landscape carries from large tundra plains to alpine peaks with dramatic glaciers calving into the ocean.

£27rices from 69 pp* P

Antarctica Antarctica is different from anything else you will ever experience. A continent dedicated to science and peace. It has no permanent human inhabitants but is home to millions of penguins and is a rich feeding area for thousands of whales who visit in the austral summer.

£38rices from 79 pp* P

Half Moon Island – its serrated and creviced cliffs are home to a large colony of chinstrap penguins. Antarctic Sound – the huge ice shelves of the Antarctic continent give birth to mile-long icebergs.

Spitsbergen price is based on ‘The Explorer Voyage’ sailing 9 Aug ‘12. Antarctica price is based on ‘The Classic Expedition’ sailing 29 Nov ‘12. Norway’s ‘Classic Round Voyage’ is based on half board sailings from January to March 2012. Please note that both the Northern Lights and wildlife sightings are not guaranteed.

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Gratuities vary a great deal between cruise lines, ranging from a required added service charge to no tipping at all. But take our advice – it’s very important that you know before you book your cruise so you can budget accordingly!

How much, per day per ADULT?

How much, per day per CHILD?

Ways to Pay

Additional Charges

N/A

N/A

N/A

18% on drinks & beauty treatments

Carnival

$11.50

$11.50 (2 years+)

Pre Pay Auto

15% on drinks

Celebrity Cruises

$11.50 $12.00 (Concierge and Aqua Class) $15.00 (Suites)

$11.50 $12.00(Concierge and Aqua Class) $15.00(Suites)

Pre Pay Auto Personally

15% on drinks & beauty treatments

Are tips included? Azamara Club Cruises

Crystal Cunard Fred. Olsen

All gratuities / tips are included in the price of the cruise (from Spring 2012) $11 (Britannia Categories) $13 (Grills Categories)

$11 (Britainnia Categories) $13 (Grills Categories)

Auto Personally

15% on drinks & beauty treatments

£4 (except Full World Cruises)

N/A

Auto Personally

None

Hebridean Holland America Line

All gratuities / tips are included in the price of the cruise $11.50 ($12 for suites)

Hurtigruten

MSC Cruises

Norwegian Cruise Line Oceania Cruises P&O Cruises Princess Cruises

Auto Personally

$12 (Caribbean & Eastbound Transatlantics) €7 (8 nights or under Med, Northern Europe, Middle East & Autumn Transatlantics) €6 (9 nights or over Med, Northern Europe, Middle East & Autumn Transatlantics)

Under 14 None 14-17 years 50% charge on European cruises $6 per day for under 18’s sharing a cabin with 2 adults on Caribbean itineraries

Auto

15% extra on drinks

$12

$12 age 3+

Auto

15% on drinks 18% spa service

$13.50 $19.50 (Suites with a butler)

$13.50 $19.50 (Suites with butler)

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18% on drinks & beauty treatments

Auto (Freedom Diners only) Personally

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15% on drinks & beauty treatments

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No charge for under 12’s

$11.50 $12.00 (Suites & Mini Suites)

All gratuities / tips are included in the price of the cruise $11.65 $13.90 (Suites)

$11.65 $13.90 (Suites)

Pre Pay Auto

Seabourn

All gratuities / tips are included in the price of the cruise

Silversea

All gratuities / tips are included in the price of the cruise

Swan Hellenic

All gratuities / tips are included in the price of the cruise

Thomson

All gratuities / tips are included in the price of the cruise

Voyages of Discovery

All gratuities / tips are included in the price of the cruise

Voyages to Antiquity

All gratuities / tips are included in the price of the cruise

Ways to pay

What’s the difference?

15% on drinks

All gratuities / tips are included in the price of the cruise

Regent Royal Caribbean

$11.50 ($12 for suites)

Pre Pay: If you wish to ‘get it out of the way’, some cruise lines offer the option to ‘pre pay’ for your gratuities at time of booking.

Auto: Tips are added to your shipboard account automatically. You can change the daily amount to a figure of your liking – just tell the Purser at the start of your cruise.

15% on bar bills

Personally: Alternatively, you can pay whom you like in person at the end of the cruise. Speak to the Purser mid-cruise. And don’t forget to ask for envelopes!

The above information is to be used as a guide only. Please check with individual cruiselines or your cruise consultant before booking a cruise. Each cruiseline reserves the right to change their policy at any time without notice for which cruise.co.uk cannot be held responsible.


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Additional Info

Azamara Club Cruises

Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest have one designated smoking area. This areas is located on the starboard forward section of the Pool Deck.

All other areas of the ships are non-smoking. This includes Public Rooms, Restaurants, Pool Deck, Staterooms and Suites, Verandas and Halls.

Additionally, there is a non-smoking policy on all components of the land tour portion of all Azamara Club Cruises cruisetour products.

Carnival Cruises

Casinos, dance clubs, piano bars and other live music venues, as well as designated areas on open decks.

All dining areas, a number of public rooms, including the aft cabaret lounge, main show lounge, library, and along the promenade.

SPA accommodations are entirely smoke free. If guests do not comply with this a $250 reconditioning fee per stateroom will apply. Destiny/Conquest class ships have cigar bars.

Celebrity Cruises

Only permitted in designated indoor and outdoor areas of the ship, while cigar and pipe smoking Cabins, balconies, dining venue, casino, theatre, will only be permitted in designated outdoor hallway, elevator or corridor. areas. Observation lounges.

Violations to this smoking policy will result in a $250 cleaning fee being charged to the guest’s onboard account and may also be addressed through Celebrity Cruises’ Guest Conduct Policy.

You may not smoke inside the Lido Café, Palm Court, The Bistro, the Crystal Dining Room, Prego, Silk Road, The Sushi Bar Restaurants, the Galaxy Lounge and Crystal’s Symphony’s Starlite Club.

Crystal Cruises

Cunard

Churchill’s Cigar Lounge (cigars only) and designated areas on the open decks.

Smoking is no longer permitted in any public area with the exception of Churchill’s Cigar Lounge (cigars only) and designated areas on open decks.

Fred. Olsen

Designated areas on open-air decks only and cabin balconies.

All indoor areas.

Holland America Line

Designated areas

Restaurants and Show lounges as well as a number of public areas

Spa accommodations are entirely smoke free

Hebridean

On outer decks

Inside the vessel and in cabins

Guests occupying balcony cabins are asked to show consideration to other balcony users

Hurtigruten

Open decks

In cabins and the interior of the ships

Smoking on open decks is prohibited at all times when the ships are in port

MSC Cruises

Designated areas.

All cabins and balconies, and areas except designated areas, dining rooms and theatres.

Designated areas have air extraction systems

Norwegian Cruise Line

Designated areas on open decks, casinos and cigar bars or smoking lounges

All indoor public areas except designated casinos and cigar bars or smoking lounges

Cigarettes are allowed on balconies, buy not cigar and pipe smoking

Oceania Cruises

Designated Smoking Areas are available on Deck 9, the forward starboard corner of the Pool Deck, and Deck 10, in the aft, port corner of Horizons.

Staterooms and Suites, on verandas, or in any areas of the ship other than officially designated Smoking Areas.

P&O Cruises

Specially designated areas of the open deck and balconies

Not permitted in cabins or public rooms

Princess Cruises

Specially designated areas of the open deck.

All staterooms and public rooms

Regent

There are designated areas on deck, casino, in the Connoisseur Club, certain lounges, casino & pool bar

All suites, staterooms and balconies fleetwide. Pipe smoking is only permitted in the Connoisseur Club. Pipe smoking in open deck areas is considered an extreme fire hazard and is not permitted in any enclosed dining area

Failure to comply with this ban will result in guests being asked to leave the ship at their expense, without refund or credit for the unused portion of their cruise.

Royal Caribbean

Outdoors on only one side of the ship; and smoking is permitted on all private ocean front balconies, including Loft Suite balconies on Oasis Class.

Interior private balconies on Oasis Class that overlook The Boardwalk or Central Park. Nor is it permitted in any dining venue, food outlet, theatre, hallway or corridor; nor in Central Park, The Boardwalk or The Jogging Track on Oasis Class ships; nor in the H2O Zone.

Pipe/cigar smoking is only permitted in Cigar lounge. A $250 cleaning fee will be applied to the SeaPass account if smoking has occurred inside staterooms or on private interior balconies overlooking The Boardwalk or Central Park onboard Oasis Class ships

Seabourn

Cigarette smoking is only permitted in your Suites, on the starboard sides of the Observation Bar, and on verandahs

In all dining venues (inside and outside). In the Show Lounge/The Grand Salon, The Club, The Casino and meeting rooms. On the port side (left side facing forward) of the Observation Lounge including during tea time and early morning riser. In the ship’s elevators, corridors and lobbies including Reception/Seabourn Square.In The Spa at Seabourn, the surrounding deck and Spa Terrace.

On Seabourn Odyssey, Seabourn Sojourn and Seabourn Quest, in addition to the above: Deck 11 including The Retreat, Sun Terrace and all of Deck 8 including the Patio Bar, Patio Grill and pool area. Pipe and cigar smoking is permitted only outside on deck on the starboard side (right side) except during on-deck meal service.

Silversea

Designated tables in some bars and lounges and designated outside areas

Cabin balconies and restaurant

Swan Hellenic

Designated areas of the ship

Cabins and outside the designated areas

Thomson

Strictly designated areas of the open deck including balconies.

Anywhere inside the ship.

Voyages of Discovery

Designated areas of sun deck and other open decks, subject to national government laws.

Anywhere inside and on sun deck when food is being served.

Voyages to Antiquity

Designated areas of the ship

All other areas including cabins and balconies

The above information is to be used as a guide only. Please check with individual cruiselines or your Cruise Consultant before booking a cruise should you be concerned about smoking areas. Each cruiseline reserves the right to change their policy at any time without notice for which Cruise.co.uk cannot be held responsible.

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MAIN RESTAURANTS AND SELF SERVICE BUFFET: Wine by the bottle (choose from 2 red, 2 white and 1 rosé), mineral water, draft and bottled beer, soft drinks. MSC Opera sails the spectacular Norwegian Fjords

BARS: Wines from bar list by the glass, mineral water, soft drinks, juices, cocktails without alcohol, draft beer, beer in bottle/can from the bar list, cafeteria (espresso, cappuccino, hot tea, hot chocolate).

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“...by far one of the most innovative and stunningly designed ships I have ever been on. The decor was contemporary without being too much and very welcoming. She still felt very new. My favourite part of the ship though has to be the main atrium area where the Swarovski Crystal staircases take centre stage - there are about 8 of them! With a grand piano which is also emblazoned with Crystals, every girls dream!...”

Norwegian Fjords MSC Opera • 8 nights • 23* May - 24 Jun ‘12

Southampton, Amsterdam (Ijmuiden), Oslo, Stavanger, Flaam, Bergen, Southampton Fares from £pp Cabin Brochure fare Cruise.co.uk fare Kids fare

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MSC Sinfonia • 7 nights

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Livorno

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Izmir

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Messina Tunis

MSC Splendida • 7 nights

Livorno

Côte d’azur

Bari

MSC Divina • 7 nights

Palermo

Tunis

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Dubrovnik

Istanbul

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Casablanca

MSC Magnifica • 8 nights

MSC Magnifica • 7 nights

MSC Poesia • 8 nights

2012 Mediterranean – 11 night Fly Cruises Cruise.co.uk fares (from £pp) - prices include flights and return transfers to the port

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MSC Melody • 11 nights Genoa from

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Civitavecchia Rome

Naples

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MSC Melody • 11 nights

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The Manhattan Room is a main restaurant with a difference – listen to great live music or catch a fantastic show from the comfort of your dinning table

Kids cruise from pp 9 £17

Fly Cruise or Cruise Only?

Fares in BLUE are Fly Cruise Prices These fares include your flights, accommodation, meals and entertainment on board, port taxes and transfers to and from the ship (you will be met at the airport by a Norwegian Cruise Line’s representative).

Western Mediterranean

£179

Norwegian Epic • 4 nights • 25 Apr ‘12

Barcelona, Marseille, Palma, Barcelona Fares from £pp Stateroom Fly Cruise Cruise Only

FREE Kids Clubs

Norwegian Epic has an Aqua Park with three thrilling waterslides including the huge Epic Plunge

£259

Fares from £pp Stateroom Fly Cruise

Inside 799

549

Cruise Only

Oceanview 939

689

Greek Isles, Adriatic & Greece Combination I Norwegian Jade • 14 nights • 28* Apr; 12, 26 May; 9, 23 Jun; 25 Aug; 8, 22 Sep ‘12 Venice, Corfu, Santorini, Mykonos, Katakolon (Olympia), Venice (overnight), Dubrovnik, Athens (Piraeus), Ephesus (Izmir), Split, Venice Fares from £pp Stateroom Fly Cruise Cruise Only

Inside 1285

1029

Oceanview 1555

1299

Balcony 1929

1679

Suite 2129

1879

Cruise Only

£259

Inside 899

645

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459

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609

Oceanview N/A

Balcony 1049

N/A

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915

Adriatic, Greece & Turkey Norwegian Jade • 7 nights • 5*, 19 May; 2, 16, 30 Jun; 1, 15, 29 Sep ‘12

Venice, Dubrovnik, Athens (Piraeus), Ephesus (Izmir), Split, Venice

Balcony 1139

885

Suite 1245

995

Combine these two cruises to create an amazing 14 night holiday

Fares from £pp Stateroom Fly Cruise Cruise Only

Inside 789

535

FREEPHONE 0800 408 6229

Oceanview 925

669

Balcony 1149

895

Suite 1229

979

Greek Isles, Adriatic & Greece Combination II Norwegian Jade • 14 nights • 5*, 19 May; 2, 16 Jun; 1, 15, 29 Sep ‘12

Venice, Dubrovnik, Athens (Piraeus), Ephesus (Izmir), Split, Venice (overnight), Corfu, Santorini, Mykonos, Katakolon (Olympia), Venice Fares from £pp Stateroom Fly Cruise Cruise Only

Inside 1349

1095

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Barcelona, Naples, Rome (Civitavecchia), Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Nice (Villefranche), Marseille, Barcelona

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315

Oceanview N/A

Norwegian Epic • 7 nights • Weekly from 29* Apr to 14 Oct ‘12

Fares from £pp Stateroom

Norwegian Jade • 7 nights • 28* Apr; 12, 26 May; 9, 23 Jun; 21, 28 Jul; 4, 11, 18, 25 Aug; 8, 22 Sep; 6 Oct ‘12

Inside 569

Western Mediterranean

£299

Greek Isles

Fares in RED are Cruise Only Prices Book your own low cost flights and buy only the cruise from us. Or alternatively, we can arrange flights for you.

Oceanview 1579

1329

Balcony 1979

1725

Suite 2159

1899


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...Restaurants... the included ones were all fantastic – we even tried room service by having breakfast in bed on the last sea-day. The freedom to eat where you want when you want suited us perfectly. Sometime the boys ate with us, other times they didn’t. We ate dinner in Taste once, The Manhattan Room twice, O’Sheehans once and every other time in The Garden Cafe as the buffet was amazing – every possible type of food...

Freestyle Dining –

what to eat, where to eat & when to eat – you choose! Freestyle Dining is key to the freedom of cruising with Norwegian Cruise Line. With no fixed dining times or pre-assigned seating, you can plan your days and nights as you choose. And with more than 20 tempting different places to eat on board, you can enjoy authentic cuisine from around the world, wherever you're cruising.

Review submitted at www.cruise.co.uk by: McDermott, Darwen on 14th Aug 2011

Norway, Iceland & Faroe Islands Norwegian Sun • 14 nights • 16 Sep ‘12

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Canary Islands Norwegian Spirit • 9 nights • 6, 15, 24 Nov; 3*, 12, 21, 30 Dec ‘12; 8, 17, 26 Jan; 4, 13, 22 Feb; 3, 12, 21, 30 Mar; 8 Apr ‘13

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GRAND MEDITERRANEAN Barcelona, Provence (Toulon), Florence/ Norwegian Pisa (Livorno), Rome (Civitavecchia), Naples, Mykonos, Istanbul, Ephesus Spirit (Izmir), Athens (Piraeus), Venice (overnight)

10* May; 3, 27 Jun; 21 Jul; 14 Aug; 7 Sep; 1, 25 Oct ‘12

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4, 13*, 22, 31 May; 9, 18, 27 Jun; 6, 15, 24 Jul; 2, 11, 20, 29 Aug; 7 Sep ‘12

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Norwegian BALTIC CAPITALS Copenhagen, Berlin (Warnemünde), Tallinn, Sun St. Petersburg (overnight), Helsinki, Stockholm, Copenhagen

20 Oct; 10* Nov; 1, 22 Dec ‘12; 12 Jan; 2, 23 Feb; 16 Mar; 6 Apr ‘13

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Norwegian MEDITERRANEAN & THE HOLY LAND Rome (Civitavecchia), Alanya, Jade Limassol, Haifa, Ashdod, Port Said, Alexandria, Rome

31 Oct; 21* Nov; 12 Dec ‘12; 2, 23 Jan; 13 Feb; 6, 27 Mar; 17 Apr ‘13

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Norwegian EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN Rome (Civitavecchia), Katakolon (Olympia), Jade Athens (Piraeus), Ephesus (Izmir), Alexandria (overnight), Rome

GRAND MEDITERRANEAN Venice (overnight), Athens (Piraeus), Ephesus (Livorno), Provence (Toulon), Barcelona

Each ship has a spectacular theatre where you will find a mix of Broadway and Vegas-style shows, plus 'world class' live entertainment from Blue Man Group and Legends in Concert

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For INNOVATIVE Entertainment! Las Vegas Shows, Blue Man Group, Legends in Concert & Cirque Dreams

Over 20 amazing culinary dining choices, many unique to Norwegian Epic

Go rock-climbing, abseiling, 10-Pin bowling or relax in the biggest spa at sea

Amazing staterooms, from studios for the solo traveller to private Villas with butler!

Spiegel Tent - Cirque Dreams® & Dinner This is a one-of-a-kind theatrical dining experience. The evening’s special is… an opulent entertainment extravaganza presented with an array of world class talent, Broadway acrobatics, a touch of whimsy and tasteful participation.

Epic Theatre It takes a world-class venue to attract world-famous acts like the wildly popular theatrical phenomenon known as the Blue Man Group, as well as Legends in Concert, the longest running tribute show in entertainment history.

Fat Cats Jazz & Blues Club Take five at this happening place with a split personality featuring both jazz and the blues. By day, jam with the performers - at night, the professionals hit the stage. Aqua Park & Epic Plunge

Spend an evening with The Second City® comedy troupe and their unique form of comedy or sing along with Howl at the Moon, the World’s Greatest Rock ‘N’ Roll Duelling Piano Show.

Just returned from a week around Spain, Italy and Mallorca on the EPIC and had the best holiday ever. The Entertainment was absolutley first class and the staff in all areas were polite, friendly and very helpful. We have a 2yr old daughter and she loved it! There were plenty of things to entertain her on board, from the Nickelodeon characters, recess kids club and all the various swimming and paddling areas... Review submitted at www.cruise.co.uk by: Clarke, Chesterfield on 25th Oct 2011

Headliners Comedy Club

SVEDKA Icebar The only true ice bar on the high seas was inspired by the ice hotels of Scandinavia and keeps a temperature of -8 °C. In this frozen ice landscape, you can sip your chilled vodkas wearing warm ponchos as they sit beside lifesized ice statues. Blue Man Group

Mandara Spa® When they say “full-service spa,” they mean full-service spa. Soothe your body and soul with a hot stone massage, a rejuvenating facial, mani/pedi, acupuncture, BOTOX® and teeth whitening and lots more.

Aqua Park Suit up and splash down at Norwegian Cruise Line's first ever Aqua Park. Choose from two pools, six hot tubs, kid’s pool, three multi-storey water slides and the 200-foot Epic Plunge, the only bowl slide at sea.

The Epic Club Enjoy cool sophistication with flair. The Epic Club offers exclusive private dining for guests staying in Suites & Villas. The haute design is highlighted with pearl drapes, glass sculptures, silk chandeliers and leather. It’s the perfect place for privacy with delicious meals and wine selections from an impressive collection. Giant Nintendo Wii™ Wall

Spice H20 Soak up the sun and the exotic flavour of this adults-only, two-level beach club.

Entourage Teen Centre Guaranteed to attract all teens, Entourage is designed like an adult lounge minus the adults. All play during the day, but at night Entourage turns into a teens-only nightclub.

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Welcome to THE HAVEN

PERSONALISED SERVICE -

24-hour butler Concierge service Courtyard Valet White Tablecloth in-suite dining Escort to your suite

EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS - Exclusive access to the Courtyard with private pool, sundeck, hot tub and fitness area - Priority embarkation and disembarkation - Distinctive platinum keycard - Priority boarding of tenders to shore - Complimentary limousine service from the pier to the airport for The Haven guests

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THE HAVEN EXPERIENCE

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Welcome to a private world of luxury at sea a ship-within-a-ship reserved exclusively for Norwegian's special guests. Each elegant suite and villa in The Haven provides you with the finest amenities, and the expert services of our concierge and 24-hour butlers. Step outside your residence and you'll enter a secluded Courtyard where you can spend your sea days relaxing, dining and enjoying exquisite privacy. We call it The Haven by Norwegian. You'll call it pure paradise.

From the moment you arrive, your VIP treatment begins. You'll be personally escorted to your suite and a concierge will help plan your day whether it's hosting a private party or reserving a private tour ashore. And our professional butlers offer the highest level of personalized service 24 hours a day. We are dedicated to making your experience truly first class.

What's your pleasure? Make it a memorable night “on the town” with preferred reservations at our award-winning specialty restaurants. For something more casual, enjoy complimentary dining in our main dining rooms, grills and cafés. For breakfast and lunch, you can choose to dine in a private restaurant reserved exclusively for guests of The Haven. And for the ultimate in private dining day and night, choose to dine in-suite with white tablecloth service.

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ACTIVITIES

From preferred seating at our award-winning shows on board to hot action at the casino to hip DJ house music at our nightclubs, you'll find that when the stars come out, the excitement begins. It's all there for you to enjoy should you wish. But if you simply want to unwind with a cocktail under the stars, you can do so within the privacy and exclusivity of The Haven.

The exclusive Courtyard at the top of the ship offers a private pool, hot tub, fitness area, dining areas and dedicated service from the Courtyard Valet. You also have the entire ship to explore with priority access to our first-class spa and fitness center. There's an outdoor sports court, bowling alleys, upscale shopping and more. We can also arrange for private VIP excursions ashore. Imagine it and chances are, we can make it happen.

- Champagne, custom selection of liquor, fruit, bottled water and sodas - Sparkling wine, bottled water and fruit on Embarkation Day - 24-hour room service Mini-bar and espresso/cappuccino machine - Special Haven menus - Gourmet treats delivered to your suite each evening - Invitations to an exclusive breakfast and lunch - Cocktail party with ship's officers - Private restaurant and lounge on Norwegian Epic and new ships coming in 2013 and 2014 *Extras may vary depending on Suite category booked.

THOUGHTFUL TOUCHES - Bliss Collection by NorwegianTM pillow-top mattress - Fine linens, feather duvet and pillow menu - Plush bathrobes, slippers and oversized towels

Find The Haven aboard all Jewel Class ships, Norwegian Epic and two new Project Breakaway ships coming in 2013 and 2014.

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...The holiday was fantastic from start to finish. Our children commentated that they only wanted to go on cruise holidays from now on, which as they had been to Florida last year shows how much fun they had. Food on the ship was fantastic, you could eat all day long if you wanted to. The main restaurants were great and we also ate in the steak house, Mexican, Chinese and Italian. You were spoiled for choice and I would highly recommend all of the above. If you didnt want to spend extra on these restaurants then the main ones were also fantastic with plenty of variety. Entertainment was plentiful both day and night. The children loved their clubs and needed to be persuaded to spend time with us, which is great if you fancy a bit of time on your own to sunbathe... Review submitted at www.cruise.co.uk by: Piper, Swansea on 10th Nov 2011

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Norwegian Gem • 10 nights • 8, 18, 30 Sep; 10* Oct ‘12

Norwegian Dawn • 7 nights • 21 Sep; 5, 19* Oct ‘12

New York, Halifax, Quebec City (overnight), Corner Brook, Sydney, New York

Boston, Portland, Halifax, Charlottetown, Gaspesie, Saguenay, Quebec City

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Glacier Bay from Seattle

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Norwegian Pearl • 7 nights • Weekly from 13 May* - 9 Sep '12

Norwegian Jewel • 7 nights • Weekly from 26 May - 8* Sep '12

Seattle, Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, Victoria, Seattle

Seattle, Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Victoria, Seattle

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16 Jan; 6, 27 Feb; 20 Mar; 10 Apr ‘13

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Norwegian WESTERN CARIBBEAN Miami, Great Stirrup Bay, Ocho Rios Jewel (Jamaica), George Town, Cozumel, Miami

SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN Miami, St. Thomas (Charlotte Amelie),

24* Oct; 14 Nov; 5, 26 Dec ‘12

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14* Oct; 4, 25 Nov; 16 Dec ‘12

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14, 28 Oct; 11, 25* Nov; 9, 23 Dec ‘12 6, 20 Jan; 3, 17 Feb; 3, 17, 31 Mar; 14 Apr ‘13

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~ Multiple open-seating dining venues for breakfast, lunch and dinner all at no additional charge ~ The elegant Grand Dining Room ~ Steaks, chops and seafood at Polo Grill ~ Gourmet Italian dining at Toscana ~ French cuisine at Jacques+ ~ Bold, contemporary flavours of Asia at Red Ginger+ ~ Casual breakfast, lunch and dinner served at Terrace Café Jacques

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DISTINCTION • Elegant mid-size ships featuring large-ship amenities • Finest cuisine at sea, served in a wide variety of distinctive open-seating restaurants; all at no additional charge • Gourmet culinary program created by world-renowned master chef, Jacques Pépin • The Destination Specialists; more overnight visits and extended evening port stays • Country club-casual ambiance; tuxedos & gowns are never required • Butler service offered in all suites • Acclaimed canyon ranch spaclub® treatments and cuisine • Extrordinarily high staff-to-guest ratio ensures exemplary personalized service • Best value in upscale cruising

Voted one of the world’s best cruise lines

Oceania’s cuisine reigns supreme for being extraordinarily inventive, wonderfully fresh and spectacularly diverse. It is, without exaggeration, “the finest cuisine at sea”; a bold statement, unless the inspiration behind it is the renowned Master Chef Jacques Pépin, Executive Culinary Director. Oceania’s cuisine is so provocatively flavoursome that it stirs the palate as never before. All restaurants are open-seating, allowing you to dine when you are ready and with whomever you choose. Regardless of whichever of Oceania’s gourmet restaurants you select, there are no additional dining charges.

~ Poolside dining at Waves Grill including gourmet burgers and hand-dipped milkshakes ~ Wine and food pairings in La Reserve by Wine Spectator++ ~ Host private dinners in Privée++ ~ Baristas coffee bar and sweets+ ~ Extensive wine cellar ~ Classic English-style afternoon tea ~ Authentic pizzeria, ice cream and sundae bar ~ Canyon Ranch® cuisine ~ Vegetarian, Kosher and special diets can be accommodated+++ ~ Connoisseur collection of fine single-malt scotches, grappas and cognacs ~ Gourmet canapés nightly in all Suites and in all bars throughout the ship ~ FREE room service available 24 hours a day +Available onboard Marina and Riviera ++Available onboard Marina and Riviera; wine experience or room reservation surcharge applies +++Please inquire prior to booking

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Pearls of the Aegean

• FREE unlimited soft drinks and bottled water, cappuccino, espresso, teas and juices around the ship • FREE unlimited soft drinks and bottled water replenished daily in your mini bar • FREE shuttles from port to city centre in many ports of call Regatta ~ 10 nights ~ 17 July ‘12

Marina ~ 10 nights ~ 22 Apr ‘12

• FREE speciality restaurants

Istanbul (overnight), Ephesus (Kusadasi), Santorini, Athens (Piraeus), Valletta, Trapani, Sorrento/Capri, Olbia/Porto Cervo, Rome (Civitavecchia)

Venice (Overnight), Dubrovnik, Kotor, Corfu, Monemvasia, Aghios Nikolaos, Santorini, Ephesus, Delos, Mykonos, Athens

• FREE room service available 24 hours a day

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Regatta ~ 12 nights ~ 30 August ‘12

Riviera ~ 10 nights ~ 24 October ‘12

Nautica ~ 10 nights ~ 5 November ‘12

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Regatta ~ 21 nights ~ 18 March ‘13

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Here is our new and updated guide to family cruises. With more and more ships getting bigger and better for families there has never been a better time to treat the kids to a cruise they will never forget. Check out the official cruise line information from what and where you can eat to who offers babysitting. And don’t miss the top tips from real cruisers who have been there and done that!

Club activities

Kids clubs

Look no further - we have all the information you need!

Camp Carnival Splits Children into three different agent groups 2 - 5 Years, 6 - 8 Years and 9 - 11 Years Circle “C” 12 - 14 Club O2 15 - 17

Camp Carnival - Board Games, Outdoor Fun, Reading and story times, Finger painting, Kid’s Dance parties, Kid’s Talent shows, Music and Movement activites Circle “C” - Latest game consoles, Board & card games, Trivia & scavenger hunts, music hangs, Dance parties, Lido Deck activities, Pool Parties Club O2- Music Hangs, teen -only shore excursions, karaoke sessions, dance parties, pool parties

Ship Mates – ages 3-5 Celebrity Cadets – ages 6-8 Ensigns– ages 9-11 Admiral Teens – ages 12-17

Cunard Nursery (babies from 1 - 2) Cunard Kids Clubs (Children aged between 3 - 6 or 7 -12) Cunard Teens (aged 13-17)

The Play Zone (1 - 6 years) videos, games, arts and crafts, a Fun Factory for 3-11 years - latest large plasma screen for videos gaming technology, crafts, music, and movies, outdoor area with karaoke, treasure hunts, theme climbing and a multi- purpose parties, movies and lots more activity area. Teen Entertainment - Theme The Zone for 7-12 years - Viedeo Parties, Scavenger Hunts, game stations, table football and Teen Late Night Dancing, Pool a lounge area with 42” plasna Olympics, Sports Tournaments, screens for videos and movies Team Trivia, Karaoke, Talent Teens for 13 - 17 years - spots Show, Play Stations, Wii & Xbox tournaments and games, video Kinect Gaming, Fitness Activities games, table football, air hockey, movie nights, discos & Karaoke

Club HAL Kids 3 - 7 year olds Mini Club for 3 to 6 year olds Club HAL Tweens 8 - 12 year olds Junior Club for 7 to 12 year olds The Loft and the Oasis Teenagers from 13 to 17 year olds - 13 - 17 year olds

Club HAL Kids - Pirate treasure hunts, hands on pizza making, storytelling, “Little Artists” crafts, ice cream sundae parties and farewell pajama parties. Club HAL Tweens - Xbox and Wii tournaments, relay races, scavenger hunts, karaoke disco parties and National Park Service Jr. Ranger Program in Alaska on Alaska cruises Loft/Oasis - Mocktail mixology classes, late night sporting competitions, teen yoga and hip hop classes, guys verses girls scavenger hunts, cooking demos, tech classes and teen only night club events. (The Loft/Oasis are not

Extra perks

Children’s menu

Family cabins

available on the Prinsendam.)

575- square feet Family Oceanview staterooms on Celebrity Solctice class ships with a master bedroom, a single bedroom and sofa with trundle bed. The Millennium Class ships has 271-square foot Family Oceanview Staterooms.

Have interconnecting on Queen Mary 2 and 3rd and 4th berth cabins are available

Children menu include calssic American Hotdogs, Oriental Chicken, stir-fried vegetables as well as the favourites pizza’s, chips and burgers. Celebrity cruises also freshly make baby food and mashi it.

Cunar provide the full range of Gerber Brand Baby Food jars onboard.

Offer private in stateroom baby sitting (extra charge applies)

Cunard offer Free group baby sitting.

Oceaniview family cabins vary from 11 to 29 sq.m and include a bedroom area and living area and can sleep up to 4 people. Family suites are available on MSC Magnifica and can sleep up to five people

Offer kid -pleasing food such as special sandwiches, tacos, hamburgers, hot dogs and pizza. Baby food is available on request

Kids Cruise for Free when sharing with two paying adults. Only need to pay for flights and port taxes


for a successful family cruise! Here’s some useful advice from REAL cruisers with kids! If cruising from Southampton, remember that you have a very generous luggage allowance allowing you to take books, toys etc If you have young children and are worried about them sleeping on upper berths then take a ready bed which can easily be stored under the bed during the day. Select a smaller table size in the main dining room so that your little one can be served promptly Be sure to ask about unlimited soda cards or drinks vouchers that they can use as they need.

Junior Sailors (2 -5 years) First Mates (6 - 9 years) Navigators (10- 12 years) Teen (13 - 17 years)

Junior Sailors - Storytelling, Development activites, Painting, Arts & crafts, age-specific games, treassure hunt, family activities First Mates & Navigators - Wii, Treasure hunt, pizza-making, games & classes, painting, movies, family activities, sports activities, family activities, arts & crafts, parties, scavenger hunt, team building challenges Teens - Video arcade, sports activities, movies, parties, teen dinner,, team-building challenges, ari hockey

“Splashers” for 2-4 year olds “Surfers” for 5-8 year olds “Scubas” for 9-12 year olds “h2o” for 13-17 year olds

Pelican for 3 - 7 year olds Schockwaves for 8 - 12 year olds Remix for 13 - 17 year olds

Splashers - Table Top Toys, Colour The Ship, Captain’s Footsteps, Snack Time, Glittery Cocktail Glasses, Ball Pool Fun, Pelican - Arts and crafts, Disco Nights, movies and Cartoons, Circle Games and Songs, The Staff Captain’s Cocktail Party talent shows, Klutz craft activities, Surfers - Pop up pirate, pirate Schockwaves - Karaoke, colouring competition, soft Playstation 2/3 and Wii play challenges, design your Tournaments, Movies and own pirate ship, Children’s tea, Funhouse, Captain’s Log Cartoons, Scavenger hunts, talent Scubas - Giant Jenga, Mission shows, Jr CHEF at Sea (charge applies), “Science on the Seas” Impossible, Photo Hunt, Water Program Basketball, Movie Time, Table tennis competition, late night Remix - Sports Competitions, late-night movies, talent shows, sports spot, Friends Fortune H2O - Scavengar Hunt, Casino night, DJ Workshops, Hip-Hop dance classes, teen Playstation Challenge, Arts & Crafts, Water Volleyball, makeovers, Scavenger hunts Manhunt, Giant Pictionary, The Teen Movie, Catchy Phrases, Free Arcade battle, The Teen Disco

Aquanauts for 3 - 5 year olds Explorers for 6 - 8 year olds Voyagers for 9 - 11 year olds Teens for 12 - 17 year olds

Aquanauts - Story time, face painting, theatre & Lots more Explorers - Science experiements and become Certified Jr. Adventure Scientists. , Kite making, talent sows, Karaoke Voyagers - Science Experiments, backstage tours and new sports like Gagaball Teens - Rock climbing walls, Ice Skating, FlowRider

Selected staterooms have upper berth to accommodate up to 4 passengers. Family suite with Balcony is also available ehich is actuallly two connecting balcony staterooms and can sleep up to 6 people.

Royal Caribbean offer a wide choice of spacious cabins which can accommodate 4 in a standard stateroom to up to 16 people in their suites.

Hipps Organic baby food is available in jars onboard. Baby milk through bottle warmers and sterilisers are available upon request. Adult food from the buffet can also be liquidized.

Kids only Dinners, Pizza and Ice cream parties & "Mocktail" parties. Gerber Brand baby food in stages 1 & 2 is available on request on board.

My Family Time Dining SM ensur that children from 3 - 11 are served swiftly and are then picked up by Adventure Ocean Kids Club staff to ensure parents can then finish off their meal at your leisure.

Group baby sitting is available from 10 pm - 1 amfor 3 - 12 year olds at a charge of $5 per child

Take a tupperware box with you to take on a tour. You can pop some pastries, bread, fruit or biscuits in there and keep them happy with snacks along the way. If there are a lot of you sharing a cabin, take a few space saver vertical coat hangers to put in cabin wardrobes.

NCL have a wide choice of family friendly staterooms from P&O cruises offer a number of value for money family inside cabins with upper pullman berths staterooms to out right luxury to sleep up to 4 people. The staterooms with Family courtyard Suites and balconies have have villas which can accommodate up sofa beds. to 6 people

Slected cruises allow kids to cruise for FREE

For older children, set a spend limit on their onboard account. Be aware that this can be used to get credit for the arcade games and they can easily run up a bill.

RCI have teamed up with Huggies and Gerber to provide stocked and ready to go nappy bags, which needs to be pre-ordered.

Make sure you and your children go along to the introductory talk given on the first day. This will encourage your children to join in and when they go along to the playroom/youth activities they will be happier that they have already met some friends and not feel so awkward at joining in. After tours etc take advantage of movie time in your cabin to let the children get some rest, they’ll be better behaved in an evening because of it. A blanket to pop over baby’s pushchair in the evening is helpful. We did this when taking to and from the night nursery to stop her being woken up by bright lights etc. It is equally useful even if not using the night nursery - if you have your child with you and they are trying to sleep - it also stops the temptation of well meaning guests to poke and make a fuss of your sleepy child. A big thank you goes to our members who contributed these top family cruising tips on our community forum! For more family cruising tips, why not join our free community cruise forum today at www.cruises.co.uk


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Sindhu one of Azura’s Select Dining venues is Atul Kochhar’s first venture at sea. Showcasing an elegant fusion of British and Indian cuisine from this Michelin-starred chef, passengers can choose from the enticing main menu, lighter options or exotic cocktails, created by Atul himself.

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The Retreat Azura’s open-air spa terrace, where passengers can sink into luxury sun loungers, enjoy waiter service and spa treatments under airy cabanas - all with stunning panoramic views. Oasis Pool Passengers who opt for a spa stateroom package will be able to enjoy passes to The Retreat, two facials and full body massages, unlimited fitness classes, access to the Thermal Suite and Oasis Pool, an exclusive ‘Spa under the stars’ welcome event and more. In your stateroom there’ll be strawberries dipped in chocolate on arrival, MP3 players and an Oasis Spa welcome gift.

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The Hub Finding their feet in The Hub, 9 to12 year olds will have a jukebox, Playstations, computers and family films at their disposal. Our Reef Rangers will also organise karaoke, pool games, quizzes and game shows.

Atrium The social heart of Azura, stunning lighting, marble arches and contemporary furnishings will frame the central wooden dance floor. With live music every evening, this will be the ideal place for guests to meet for pre dinner drinks, or a late evening dance.

The Glass House Combining two of P&O Cruises' greatest passions; fine wine and sublime cuisine, passengers can savour premium wines handpicked by well-known wine expert Olly Smith. And thanks to the unique Enomatic storage system, vintage wines will be available by the glass.

KEY Azura Days 1. Java A coffee shop and bar serving light snacks throughout the day 2. Atrium Spanning 3 decks and over 30ft, with a dance floor, this is the real heart of the ship 3. The Library Inviting library and bookshop 4. Shops Discover shops dedicated to clothing, gifts, jewellery, books and everyday items 5. The Gallery A collection of art for purchase or simply to admire 6. Photo Gallery Formal portraits, informal pictures and destination images 7. Children’s Club Age specific clubs from tots to teenagers 8. Aqua Pool & Bar Relax in and around the pool 9. Coral Pool & Bar Sunbathe around the pool and enjoy a drink 10. Terrace Pool & Bar Watch the wake disappear into the distance from the terrace 11. Breakers Bar Enjoy a drink in the sunshine overlooking the Coral Pool 12. Game On! A family friendly gaming room with the latest technology

Azura Dining 13. Sindhu Atul Kochhar’s restaurant offers a full menu & a selection of Indian tapas 14. Seventeen Classic fine dining room 15. The Glass House Wine bar and restaurant in association with Olly Smith 16. Verona Buffet restaurant with waiter service in the evening 17. Venezia Main buffet restaurant. Open 24 hours 18. The Peninsular Restaurant, The Oriental Restaurant and The Meridian Restaurant Formal silver-service dining rooms 19. Poolside Pizzeria Pizzas and ice cream available during the day

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...This was our honeymoon and first cruise and could not have asked for a better way to celebrate our wedding and start married life. From start to finish the service and help we received from the crew was outstanding. My wife is recovering from a stroke and is wheelchair bound so we wanted a relaxing holiday and this definitely ticked the boxes. Our deluxe stateroom with balcony was exactly how it sounds. There was ample room to manoeuvre the chair and the bathroom was well equipped for someone with a disability to use...

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P&O Cruises were created with family enjoyment and comfort in mind. Currently four ships in the fleet are dedicated to ensuring the very best for your family. To make sure you have a wonderful time and return home with amazing memories, P&O Cruises created The Reef – their child and teenagers programme. Split to cater for four age groups, enthusiastic and well-qualified Reef Rangers have extensive training and experience in planning a wide range of play and leisure activities ensuring that your children will always be in safe hands. Take a look at some of the activities your kids can look forward to on a P&O cruise...

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Splashers for 2 - 3 year olds

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A day at the Surfer’s club is so much fun you won’t want to go home! Being a Splasher onboard a P&O Cruises ship is lots of fun - especially for little people like you. The Reef Rangers make sure you do all the things you love - you can play with other children and make new friends, sing, dance, play with the stickle bricks, enter colouring competitions and win prizes - the fun never ends!

Fancy being a tiger for a day? Or a butterfly? Or maybe Spiderman?! You can be anything you like with face painting sessions. And there's loads of dressing up stuff too - mum and dad might not recognise you when they pick you up at the end of the day!

You even have your own special room, packed with toys and fun play areas. Hide in the ball pool, play ‘peek-a-boo’, climb about in the squishy activity corner, read stories or snuggle up in front of a film.

If you love making a mess, you’ll love the Cookery Corner. You and your new friends can invent your own chocolate bars with all sorts of weird and wonderful ingredients. You get to enjoy eating them all afterwards - yum!

Do you like dollies? We have loads! Prefer cars? We have loads of those too. The Reef Rangers even put on puppet shows - and you can join in!

You can also skip with friends, play video games or giant snakes and ladders there are even have three-legged races. Just try not to fall over!

Oh, and look out for Noddy! He pops in to play, eat with you and if you’re really good, he holds a special party for you. He might even give you a present - your very own Noddy activity pack.

But best of all, there is a very special guest - if you’ve heard of the Mr. Men books then you’ll know all about Mr. Bump - he’ll be there to join in your parties, organise treasure hunts and watch your talent shows. If you’re really nice to him he might even let you have your photo taken with him!

When the sun goes down, your mum and dad can settle you into the Night Nursery, where you can dream of the fun tomorrow will bring.

A typical day for a Splasher Morning 9.00 Table Top Toys 9.30 Colour The Ship 10.00 Captain’s Footsteps 10.30 Snack Time 11.00 Glittery Cocktail Glasses 11.30 Invitations to the Party Afternoon 12.00 Ball Pool Fun 12.30 Free Play Hour 1.30 Sticky Ships 2.00 Build A Duplo Ship 2.30 Musical Lotto 3.00 Snack Time 3.30 Circle Games and Songs 4.00 The Staff Captain’s Cocktail Party 5.15 Children’s Tea

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The Beach Hut Designed with 2 to 4 year olds in mind, there’ll be a soft play area, books, and games, while in the enclosed outdoor area, children will have access to tricycles, and rockers.

The Sea Bed Under the watchful eyes of Mum or Dad, toddlers will be able to roam free in this colourful soft play area. At night, this area will transform into a cosy Night Nursery.

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H2O for 13 - 17 year olds

Make the H2O club your first port of call on board and hang out with people your own age, in your own adult-free zone. Ready for your best ever holiday? You’d better be, because every day at a P&O Cruises Scuba club is an exciting adventure! Scuba members have a special room stuffed with everything from jukeboxes to Playstations®. Plus, there’s a seriously comfy bean bag area where you can gossip and watch films. One of the best things about Scuba club is the scavenger hunt - you get to follow the clues and questions around the ship and win some really cool prizes! Plus there are games and quizzes on all sorts of stuff - from music to movies. As well as pool games and sports sessions. Fancy being a famous actor? Join the drama workshops, create a mini-play with the Reef Rangers and you could be a star in the making! If you’re 12, you can even enjoy some star-style pampering at the TeenSpa. And if you like to stay up late, we have tons of night time fun too including pool parties, discos, games and Karaoke. Hope you’re brave enough to sing!

A typical day at the Scuba club Morning 10.00 Meet and Mingle 10.15 Breakfast in the Plaza 10.45 Mission Impossible 11.30 Giant Jenga Afternoon 12.00 Movie Time 2.00 Water Basketball 3.00 Photo Hunt 3.30 Playstation® Challenge 4.00 Table Tennis Competition 5.15 Children’s Tea Evening 6.00 8.00 8.45 10.30 11.00 12.00

Movie Time Late Night Sports Spot The Pool Party Snacks Around The Pool Friends Fortunes Close

You can pop in whenever you like! The Reef Rangers are young, fun and really friendly - you can listen to music, battle it out on the Playstations® and arcade machines or watch films and play pool or air hockey. Into sport? Every ship has a sport’s court where you can enjoy everything from football and basketball to volleyball competitions. During school holidays there’s even more to do. Ventura has a rock school where you can start your own band! From learning the drums to playing the electric guitar. If spinning the decks is more your thing, you can also learn to be a DJ for the day. Fancy chilling out and enjoying a bit of pampering? Then why not try our TeenSpa. Have a cleansing facial, exotic manicure or total bliss massage. And bring your friends! We have a TeenSpa for boys and girls so you can have a proper pampering party. Wait! It might be night time now, but the fun doesn’t stop when the sun sets - with discos, dance-offs and more.

A typical day for H2O Morning 10.00 Meet and Mingle 10.15 Breakfast Club 10.45 Scavenger Hunt 11.30 Playstation® Challenge Afternoon 12.00 The /pages/check Movie 2.00 Arts and Crafts 3.00 Water Volleyball 4.00 Manhunt 4.30 Giant Pictionary 5:15 Tea Evening 6.00 8.00 8.30 9.00 10.00 10.45 11.00 12.00

The Teen Movie Catchy Phrases Table Football Free Arcade Hour Battle of the Sexes Consequences The Teen Disco Close

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Crystal Pool - Take a dip or go for a swim no matter what the weather

North Cape

Honningsvaag Tromsø

Aurora • 14 nights • 19 May ‘12 • R205 Southampton, Bergen, Olden, Andalsnes, Trondheim, Honningsvaag, Tromso, Alesund, Flaam, Stavanger, Southampton

Trondheim Alesund Andalsnes Olden Bergen Flamm Stavanger

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Central Mediterranean

Southampton

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Venice Oporto

Dubrovnik

Valencia

Corfu Cephalonia

Messina Malta GC

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Malaga

Inside 2529

2349

Oceanview 2859

2649

Balcony 4344

3999

Suite 7303

Stockholm

Tallinn

Southampton

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Bruges

Kids fare

1365 1055

Oceanview 1959

1785 1259

Alesund Olden

Balcony 2399

2185 1535

3935 2975

Aurora • 17 nights • 15 Oct ‘12 • R218

Southampton, Málaga, La Goulette, Heraklion, Kusadasi, Athens (Piraeus), Katakolon, Lisbon, Southampton Lisbon Malaga Tunis

Katakolon

Athens Ephesus

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Heraklion

Bergen

Kids fare

Inside 1539

1449 609

Oceanview 2067

1929 799

Balcony 2562

2379 979

Stavanger

Suite 4509

4149 1779

Southampton

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Inside 2089

1899 N/A

Oceanview 2474

2249 1799

Balcony 3189

2899 2319

Suite 5334

4849 N/A

Norway & Fjords Aurora • 7 nights • 17 Aug ‘12 • R211

Southampton, Stavanger, Alesund, Olden, Bergen, Southampton

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Kids fare

Inside 899

819 579

Oceanview 1145

1039 739

Balcony 1439

1309 919

Suite 2385

2169 1519

This was our first cruise and, normally being independent and activity based travellers, we were somewhat apprehensive as to whether we would take to cruising... Bags collected from the car and delivered to the cabin with no fuss, a really efficient check-in (take note airports!)... we got our hiking fix in Bergen on the Mount Floen trip giving terrific views over Bergen... Review submitted at www.cruise.co.uk by: Reed, Sible Hedingham, Halstead on 2nd Nov 2011

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Fares from £pp Stateroom Brochure fare

Suite 4325

Central Mediterranean

Southampton

2069 FREE

Balcony 3015

Southampton, Málaga, Zakinthos, Dubrovnik, Venice, Split, Corfu, Oporto, Southampton

Kids fare

Southampton, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Tallinn, St. Petersburg (2 full days), Helsinki, Zeebrugge, Southampton Inside 1499

Corfu

6689

Aurora • 12 nights • 5 Aug ‘12 • R210

Fares from £pp Stateroom Brochure fare

Copenhagen

Split Dubrovnik

Zakinthos

Baltic St Petersburg Helsinki

1589 FREE

Oceanview 2275

Aurora • 16 nights • 20 Jul ‘12 • R209

Southampton, Valencia, Messina, Corfu, Dubrovnik, Venice, Cefalonia, Malta, Oporto, Southampton

Venice

Inside 1749

Central Mediterranean

Southampton

Aurora • 17 nights • 2 Jun ‘12 • R206

Oporto

North Cape

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Rhodes e Limassol

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2269

Oceanview 3112

2669

Balcony 3112

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Bodo

Bergen

Trondheim Molde Flamm Stavanger

Southampton

Klaipeda

Adonia • 16 nights • 18 May ‘12 • D205

Southampton, Kiel Canal, Sassnitz, Kalmar, Stockholm, Tallinn, St. Petersburg (overnight), Klaipeda, Warnemünde, Copenhagen, Kiel Canal, Southampton Fares from £pp Stateroom Brochure fare Cruise.co.uk SALE

Inside 2579

2349

Oceanview 2855

2599

Balcony 6719

6049

Adonia • 14 nights • 3 Jun ‘12 • D206

2145

Oceanview 2575

2345

Balcony 3149

2839

Honningsvaag Alta Hammerfest Tromsø Bodo

Bergen

Suite 6645

Barcelona Lisbon Portimao Valencia

Propriano

UPGRADE

2239

2239

Balcony 3059

2759

Belfast Foynes Dublin

6689

UPGRADE

Jersey

1049

1149

UPGRADE

from Balcony to Suite

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Inside 1549

1409

Oceanview 1689

1539

Balcony 5029

4529

Suite 5029

4529

ADULT ONLY

Central Mediterranean

Southampton

Adonia • 21 nights • 16 Sep ‘12 • D214

Southampton, Kristiansand, Eidfjord, Flaam, Stavanger, Southampton

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6035

Southampton, Dublin, Liverpool, Greenock, Belfast, Foynes, Cobh, Jersey, Southampton Fares from £pp Stateroom Brochure fare

Adonia • 7 nights • 24 Aug ‘12 • D212

Oceanview 1265

2709

Suite 6299

Liverpool

Southampton

from Balcony to Suite

Norway & Fjords

Inside 1155

2469

Balcony 3079

FREE

Glasgow

Suite 7429

FREE

ADULT ONLY

Fares from £pp Stateroom Brochure fare

2329

Oceanview 2749

Around Britain

Cork

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Inside 2639

Adonia • 10 nights • 7 Aug ‘12 • D210

Southampton, Stavanger, Bodo, Alta,Honningsvag, Hammerfest, Lofoten Islands, Bergen, Southampton Oceanview 2479

Fares from £pp Stateroom Brochure fare

ADULT ONLY

Adonia • 14 nights • 24 Jul ‘12 • D209

Inside 2479

Southampton, Portimao, Barcelona, Sanary Sur Mer, Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Propriano, Rome (Civitavecchia), Valencia, Lisbon, Southampton

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Spitzbergen

Fares from £pp Stateroom Brochure fare

Flamm Eidfjord Stavanger Kristiansand

Rome

6045

Stavanger

Southampton

Florence/ Pisa

Sanary-sur-Mer

FREE

ADULT ONLY North Cape

6049

Adonia • 16 nights • 17 Jun ‘12 • D207

Southampton, Flaam, Alesund, Trondheim, Honningsvaag, Tromso, Bodo, Molde, Bergen, Stavanger, Southampton Inside 2355

Suite 6719

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Western Mediterranean

Southampton

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Southampton

Southampton

Tallinn

Kalmar Copenhagen Kiel Canal Sassnitz Warnemunde

North Cape

Fares from £pp Stateroom Brochure fare

Lofoten Islands

Stockholm

ADULT ONLY

North Cape

Alesund

St Petersburg

Southampton, Alicante, Rhodes, Limassol, Port Said, Alexandria, Zakinthos, Messina, Salerno, Valencia, Cadiz, Lisbon, Southampton

SSalerno

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Balcony 3629

3269

Venice

Suite 3629

3269

Portimao Huelva Malaga

Zadar Hvar Dubrovnik Brindisi

Catania Tunis

Southampton, Huelva, La Goulette, Dubrovnik, Zadar, Venice, Hvar, Brindisi, Catania, Malaga, Portimao, Southampton Fares from £pp Stateroom Brochure fare Cruise.co.uk SALE

Inside 2969

2765

Oceanview 3399

3059

Balcony 3839

3459

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Suite 8959

8065

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I’ve Just Been On... ARCADIA

“...as we were in a suite we were given exclusive access to Orchid restaurant when embarking the ship. Here we had lunch (as well as more champagne) with waiter service. We were high up on deck 11 and was lovely to look out to sea. The food was fantastic ranging from salmon to mini cottage pies (which were to die for)...”

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The magnificent Palladium Theatre hosts fantastic Broadway style shows

ADULT ONLY

ADULT ONLY

Central Mediterranean

Southampton

Venice

Southampton, Málaga, Kotor, Venice (overnight), Koper, Dubrovnik, Corfu, Gibraltar, Southampton

Koper Dubrovnik Kotor

Malaga

Corfu

Gibraltar

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Inside 1924

1715

Oceanview 2089

1859

ADULT ONLY

Central Mediterranean

Southampton

Balcony 2892

2679

PENINSULAR CRUISE

Southampton, Queensferry (Edinburgh), Invergordon, Belfast, Liverpool, Dublin, Cobh, St. Peter Port, Southampton

Belfast Dublin Liverpool

Suite 4564

4199

Arcadia • 10 nights • 16 Jun ‘12 • J206

Edinburgh

Cork

Fares from £pp Stateroom Brochure fare

Around Britain

Invergordon

Arcadia • 17 nights • 10 May ‘12 • J203

Fares from £pp Stateroom Brochure fare

Southampton

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St Peter Port

Dubrovnik Kotor Malaga

Corfu

Gibraltar

Fares from £pp Stateroom Brochure fare Cruise.co.uk SALE

1999

Oceanview 2499

2249

Balcony 3329

Cadiz Gibraltar Casablanca

Yalta Cadiz

Palma

2999

Ephesus

4375

Atlantic Coast

Fares from £pp Stateroom Brochure fare

Inside 2419

2259

Oceanview 2727

2539

Balcony 3354

3109

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Cannes Lisbon

Inside 934

879

Oceanview 1044

979

Balcony 1264

1179

Suite 2199

Barcelona

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Florence/ Pisa Rome

Valencia Cadiz Gibraltar

2029

5209

Arcadia • 18 nights • 18 Dec ‘12 • J218

PENINSULAR CRUISE

Southampton, Lisbon, Cadiz, Casablanca, Gibraltar, Oporto, Southampto

Suite 5664

14

Western Mediterranean

Southampton

Arcadia • 10 nights • 26 Oct ‘12 • J215

Fares from £pp Stateroom Brochure fare

2829

Southampton, Seville (Cadiz), Athens (Piraeus), Ephesus (Kusadasi), Istanbul (overnight), Yalta, Odessa, Palma de Mallorca, Southampton

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Oporto

Odessa

Suite 4859

ADULT ONLY

Lisbon

1629

Suite 3079

Black Sea

Southampton S p

Athens

Inside 2219

1289

Balcony 1759

Arcadia • 20 nights • 30 Aug ‘12 • J212

Southampton, Gibraltar, Corfu, Dubrovnik, Venice, Koper, Kotor, Málaga, Southampton

Koper

1129

Oceanview 1385

ADULT ONLY

Arcadia • 16 nights • 31 Jul ‘12 • J210 Venice

Inside 1239

Naples

Tunis

Southampton, Lisbon, Cadiz, Valencia, La Goulette, Naples, Rome (Civitavecchia), Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Cannes, Barcelona, Gibraltar, Southampton Fares from £pp Stateroom Brochure fare Cruise.co.uk SALE

Inside 2263

2055

Oceanview 2546

2305

Balcony 3169

2855

Suite 5377

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Cruises still available... For the first time ever the seven ships of the P&O Cruises fleet will be together in Southampton on 3rd July 2012 in celebration of a very special milestone - the 175th anniversary of the formation of the Peninsular Steam Navigation Company

Grand event cruises

Grand event cruises special features:

Seven ships on the same day promises to be a spectacular affair and you can be part of it by joining us to celebrate on one of seven Grand Event cruises. These itineraries, all departing on the evening of 3rd July 2012 are broad ranging, from a 4 night party cruise to a 21 night Central Mediterranean holiday but each will share a very special sense of occasion.

• Grand Event departure procession • Sailaway party on deck Special 175th Gala dinner • Heritage art display Special speakers • Grand Event commemorative gift • Heritage presentations • Full World Cruise prize drawn on each Grand Event cruise

ADULT ONLY

Adonia Med cruise • 21 nts from

£3189pp

Aurora Baltic cruise • 17 nts from

£2599pp

Ventura Med cruise • 17 nts from

£1899pp

ADULT ONLY

Central Mediterranean

Southampton

Olden Flamm Bergen Stavanger

Oriana • 16 nights • 10 Apr ‘12 • X202

Southampton, Málaga, Corfu, Dubrovnik, Venice, Rijeka, Kotor, Gibraltar, Southampton

Venice Rijeka Dubrovnik Kotor Malaga

Corfu

Gibraltar

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Inside 1539

1449

Oceanview 1869

1599

Balcony 3049

2749

Suite 4839

4449

Norway & Fjords Oriana • 7 nights • 18 May ‘12 • X204

Southampton, Stavanger, Flaam, Olden, Bergen, Southampton Fares from £pp Stateroom Brochure fare

Southampton

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Inside 689

619

Oceanview 879

789

Balcony 1539

1389

Suite 2319

2109

ADULT ONLY

The evening entertainment was varied and again of a high standard. If you didn’t want to go to the Theatre for the evening Show (which we did choose to enjoy nearly every night!), then there was plenty of choice of other activites i.e. quizzes, dancing, pianists, jazz groups, kareoke, drinking etc. in various parts of the ship.

Baltic St Petersburg Helsinki

Oslo

Tallinn

Stockholm

Bruges

14

ADULT ONLY

Baltic St Petersburg Helsinki Kristiansand

Stockholm

Tallinn

Gothenburg Copenhagen

Southampton

Klaipeda

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1589

Oceanview 2045

1859

1469

Oceanview 1909

1739

Balcony 2459

2239

Suite 4549

4139

Eastern Mediterranean

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Oriana • 23 nights • 14 Dec ‘12 • X222

Southampton, Gothenburg, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, St. Petersburg (overnight), Tallinn, Klaipeda, Kristiansand, Southampton Inside 1749

Inside 1609

ADULT ONLY

Oriana • 14 nights • 4 Aug ‘12 • X214

Fares from £pp Stateroom Brochure fare

Southampton, Oslo, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Tallinn, St. Petersburg (2 full days), Helsinki, Zeebrugge, Southampton Fares from £pp Stateroom Brochure fare

Copenhagen Southampton

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Oriana • 13 nights • 20 Jun ‘12 • X209

Balcony 2769

2519

Suite 5209

4739

Oporto O orto LiLisbon Cadiz Malagaa

Katakolon Messina

Southampton, Oporto, Málaga, Valletta, Limassol, Haifa, Ashdod, Athens (Piraeus), Katakolon, Messina, Cadiz, Lisbon, Southampton Athens Limassol

Malta GC Cairo/Giza

Ashdod

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Oceanview 3024

2819

Balcony 4179

3869

Suite 7589

6969

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n o s i r a p m o C e c i r P s k n i r D A Bottle of beer

Azamara Club Cruises

Bottle Soft of water drinks

From $4.50

Latte

Included

Glass of wine

Spirit plus a mixer

From $5.50

From $5.50

All house wine at lunch and dinner is complimentary, as is bottled water and teas and coffees for the duration of your voyage.

Drinks packages

Carnival Cruises

Domestic: $5.00

$4.00

$3.00

$5.00

$5.00

$7.00

FOUNTAIN CARD - allows guests unlimited soft drinks & juices for the duration of their cruise at a one time purchase price (prices vary with cruise length), 7 nights child $28 adult $38.50. *All bar drinks will be subject to an additional 15% service charge at the time of purchase.

Celebrity Cruises

$5.75

$2.50

$2.50

$3.75

$5.95

$5.50

A range of drinks packages are available to book before you cruise including nonalcoholic, premium packages and build your own wine packages. Packages start from $8.05pp per day

Crystal

All drinks are complimentary (from Spring 2012)

N/A

Cunard

$5.25

$2.00

$2.25

$3.50

$5.95

$5.75

Soda Package is available where you receive unlimited soft drinks in any of the restaurants and bars. Price is $3.95 + 15% per day. In stateroom packages start from $20.00 which include a bottle of your prefered sprit and 5 cans of a mixer.

Fred. Olsen

£3.10

£1.75

£1.35

£1.95

£3.75

£3.50

N/A

Hebridean

(small)

All drinks are complimentary From $4.50

From $5.75

Soda Fountain Card - good for up to 20 sodas during your voyage - $25.00 *All bar drinks will be subject to an additional 15% service charge at the time of purchase. Wine packages start from $89 for 3 bottles

£2.80

£7.70

From £5.60

Onboard Norway sailings (except Norway Explorer sailings) you can take your own alcohol onboard, however you cannot take your own drinks into the restaurants or bar.

€2.70

€2.00

€3.50

€6.25

All inclusive drink packages are available to pre-book only. Packages cost from £26 per person per day. Wines are available from all bars if taking the all inclusive packages.

$1.25

$2.50

$5.00

$5.50

Kids soft drinks package - $4per person per day for 0 - 12 year olds. $6.25 pppd for 13 years+ (must be purchased for the entire cruise).

$6.95

From $7.00

There are two packages available to book: House Wine & Beer with meals - $29.95pp per day and Premium House Wine & Beer and Open Bar - $49.95pp per day.

£1.50

£3.25

£2.40

A soda package is available - £20 for 20 drinks.

$5.50

$6.75

$4.95

Packages available for a group of a minimum of 30 people. Super Soda Package $3.95 per person per day. Wine & Dine Package $25 per person per day. Ultra Deluxe Package $45 per person per day.

Holland America Line

From $4.45

$2.95

From $1.95

Hurtigruten

From £5.40

£3.60

£2.50

MSC Cruises

€4.50

€1.40

Norwegian Cruise Line

$3.95

$2.50

Oceania Cruises

$4.75

P&O Cruises

£3.00

£1.05

£1.60

Princess Cruises

$4.95

$3.50

$1.50

Regent Royal Caribbean

N/A

Included

All drinks are complimentary $5.50

$2.50

$1.95

$2.75

$5.50

N/A $5.25

Fountain Soda Package – allows guests up to 18 years of age to enjoy as many soft drinks as they like for a fixed price for the duration of the cruise (prices vary with cruise length; $20 for a seven night cruise).

Seabourn

All drinks are complimentary

N/A

Silversea

All drinks are complimentary

N/A

Swan Hellenic

From £2.50

£1.50

From £1.00

£2.50

From £3.50

From £4.50

N/A

Thomson

£3.25

£1.75

£1.60

£2.10

£3.70

£3.50

An all inclusive upgrade to include purchased pre-departure.

Voyages of Discovery

From £2.80

£1.95

From £1.25

From £1.20

From £3.00

From £3.75

N/A

Voyages to Antiquity

$3.50

$2.50

From $2.50

From $2.50

From $3.50

From $3.75

All house wine, beer & soft drinks are complimentary with dinner.

The above information is to be used as a guide only. Please check with individual cruiselines or your Cruise Consultant before booking a cruise. Each cruiseline reserves the right to change their policy at any time without notice for which Cruise.co.uk cannot be held responsible.

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ALL INCLUSIVE With an all-inclusive cruise, from the moment you step onboard for your holiday you can relax and enjoy the fine food and fancy cocktails being served to you without giving a thought to the cost. There is nothing worse than getting to the end of your wonderful cruise to be handed a shock when you get that final bar bill. Why not take away all of these worries by choosing an all-inclusive cruise? Remember, with an all-inclusive cruise, it isn’t what you pay to get on your cruise but what you pay to get off. Whilst the initial cost of an all-inclusive cruise may be higher, when you look at what you get included, it very quickly compares to a non-inclusive cruise as fantastic value for money and gives you the freedom to budget for your cruise in advance and pay for the whole experience before you travel. Here are a selection of the most inclusive cruise lines so you can see how they compare...

All Inclusive Cruise Lines

Drinks Soft Drinks

Wine with meals

Open bars

Gratuities on board

In-Cabin Mini-bar

All dining venues

Shore excursions packages

Shuttles

Soft drinks only

Soft drinks only

GO ALL INCLUSIVE Book BEFORE you cruise

Thomson provides a solid all round holiday experience. You could really transform your holiday into one big party by taking advantage of the Thomson all inclusive package. A fun filled holiday all paid for from the word go. No nasty shocks and surprises. • All inclusive upgrades from only £49pp

What to expect with all inclusive upgrades… – Draught beers, spirits, apertifs, house wine, soft drinks and a range of cocktails – Drinks are available from all bars, lounges and restaurants – All inclusive is available from 10am till 2am.

What to expect with all inclusive upgrades… – At mealtimes in the main restaurants and at the self service buffet you will have a choice of 2 red wines, 2 white wines and a rosé that will be poured for you. Mineral water, draft and bottled beer and soft drinks. – The mini bar in your cabin is inclusive. Mineral water in the cabin is covered by the package and is available on all ships. – All drinks from the bars priced up to ¤ 7,00 / $ 7,00 (including take-away ice-cream in cone or cup). For children this includes soft drinks, fruit juices, mineral water, hot drinks, virgin cocktails, smoothies, milkshakes and take away ice cream in cone or cup.

ADD ALL INCLUSIVE to your cruise • Soda package $6pp per day and 15% charge

• Soda package from $49

• Alcoholic beverage coupons 4 for $21

• Premium and classic beverage package from $98

• Drinks packages: – Beer/wine – $39pp per day – Classic – $49pp per day – Premium – $59pp per day

• Bottled water from $85

Book ON BOARD cruise

• Beer pack 6 for price of 5 – $24 • Unlimited soda package – $5pp per day

• Soda package £20 for 20 drinks

Book ON BOARD cruise

• Soft drink package: – Adult $6pppd – Child $4pppd

• Package A House Wine & Beer with lunch and dinner $29.95pppd • Package B Premium House Wine,Beer and Open Bar $49.95pppd


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The Piazza, the central gathering spot on each ship, welcomes guests day and night with live music & entertainment, plus relaxing spots for coffee, a drink, even complimentary casual fare from the International Café, available all day long

Lots of entertainment

Get your kicks in a glamorous casino or seek thrills from comedians. With at least two theatres offering performances, it’s always showtime with Princess.

The Sanctuary

Never a dull moment

There is never a dull moment from dusk to dawn on a Princess cruise. Whatever your mood, life on board is at your pace. Relax on your balcony with a good book, indulge in some retail therapy or enjoy a refreshing dip in the pool. • A choice of up to 5 swimming pools (including 1 with sliding glass roof) & 4 whirlpool spas • Oceanview gym • Golf simulator, 9 hole putting green & golf competitions • Scholarship@sea self – enrichment course including travel photography, culinary demonstrations, wine tasting and pottery • Dance and aerobic fitness classes

• Hair and beauty salon

• Movies Under the Stars – Relax and enjoy a Hollywood blockbuster next to the pool on an incredible 300 sq ft cinema screen for special viewing of first-run feature films

• Nightclub

• Broadway style shows

• Champagne waterfall

• Lavish casino

• Stand-up comedians

• Sports bar with live satellite coverage

• ...and much, much more!

• Live bands and lively cabaret performance

• Adult only Lotus Spa & The Santuary • Port, shopping and maritime talks • Ice carving demonstrations • Art auctions • Wine tasting • Movies Under the Stars • Duty free shopping

the Movies Under

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• Piano bar • Karaoke nights • Trivia quizzes


14 night Med cruises from pp

up to

£999

$85

Cruises from Dover & Southampton

on board spending money

Calypso Pool, Sometimes floating serenely just isn’t enough - splash around, ride the waves, swim against the current or take a dip in one of the bubbling hot tubs

Great accommodation

All standard Inside, Outside and Balcony staterooms include: • Refrigerator • Flat screen television • Hair dryer • Personal safe View menus online

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Choose where & when to eat

Princess Cruises offers both traditional and anytime dining options: you can decide to go formal or casual, eat early or late – so dinner times are always exactly to your taste. At least nine main courses are available every night in the main dining rooms. Here are some of the dining highlights: • Choice of Anytime (where you choose your dining time and table companions on a daily basis) or Traditional Fixed (where you eat at the same time at the same table each night) • Sabatini’s Trattoria (Italian)

• Massage shower head • Plush European-style duvets with 100% Egyptian cotton bed linens

• Pillow selection - feather and non-allergenic • Complimentary room service • Bathrobes and slippers • Bathroom toiletries: shampoo, conditioner, lotion and soap • Stateroom steward

Whether you want to snooze in the sunshine or sip a cocktail at nightfall, there's no better rendezvous than your own private balcony. Princess offers a high percentage of affordable balcony staterooms, so you can start the day with breakfast al fresco, or end it with a moonlit dinner for two - whenever the mood takes you.

• 24hr Room service (Free) • Pizzeria • Burger grill (Outdoor) • 24 Hour Buffet • International café

• Sterling Steakhouse

• Ice cream

• Crown Grill (Shellfish & Steaks)

• Afternoon tea terooms

sta Well-appointed

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Cruises from Southampton FREE Kids Club

Dedicated youth coordinators promise plenty of distractions, even for the youngest on board. Should you fancy exploring ashore but the kids are not so keen, three supervised kids clubs will mean that they make new friends while you take in the sights on terra firma. What’s more you can sneak off to the Lotus Spa or relax around the pool, safe in the knowledge that your kids are in safe hands. Some of the fun activities include: Ages 3-12

Ages 13 – 17

• Pool games

• Disco nights

• Arts & Crafts

Junior Chef@Sea

• Theme parties

• Deck parties

• Shipboard Olympics

• Videos and cartoons

• Murder mystery games

• Disco nights

• Film fest

• Separate toddlers play area

• Ping Pong tournaments

• Giant dolls house

• Juke boxes

• Video games (Nintendo Wii/ PlayStation)

• Video games including PlayStation tournaments and Nintendo Wii

• Junior Chef@sea

Lots of activities to entertain the kids

Canary Islands

Mediterranean Adventurer

Spitsbergen & North Cape

Grand Princess • 11 nights • 21 Apr ‘12 • A216

Grand Princess • 14 nights • 19 May; 11 Aug ‘12 • A218/A225

Grand Princess • 14 nights • 23 Jun ‘12 • A221

Southampton, Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Lanzarote, Madeira, Vigo, Southampton

Southampton, Málaga, Barcelona, Monte Carlo, Rome (Civitavecchia), Naples, Ajaccio, Gibraltar, Southampton

Southampton, Bergen, Hellesylt, Geiranger, Tromso, Honningsvag, Spitsbergen, Gravdal, Stavanger, Southampton

Cruise only fares from £pp Stateroom Inside Cruise.co.uk fare

899

£655 Oceanview

999

Balcony

1199

Cruise only fares from £pp Stateroom Inside 19 May ‘12 999

Suite

1399

11 Aug ‘12

1199

Balcony

1499 1799

Suite

1899 2099

Mediterranean & Adriatic

Grand Princess • 14 nights • 28 Jul ‘12 • A224

Grand Princess • 17 nights • 4 Sep; 5 Oct ‘12 • A228/A230

Southampton, Seville, Alghero, Rome (Civitavecchia), Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Cannes, Barcelona, Gibraltar, Southampton

Cruise.co.uk fare

1099 1299

Cruise only fares from £pp Stateroom Inside Cruise.co.uk fare

Mediterranean Medley

Cruise only fares from £pp Stateroom Inside

1199

Oceanview

Oceanview

1299

Balcony

1799

Cruise only fares from £pp Stateroom Inside 4 Sep ‘12 1599

Suite

5 Oct ‘12

up to

1499

Oceanview

1699 1599

Balcony

2299 2199

Suite

2699 2599

Cruise only fares from £pp Stateroom Inside Cruise.co.uk fare

on selected sailings

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Lotus Spa Pool, Take a refreshing dip in the Lotus Spa Pool, relax in one of the ship's invigorating hot tubs, or treat your body, mind and spirit to the serenity you deserve in the spa

FREEPHONE 0800 408 6229

Balcony

1799

Suite

2099

Southampton, Honfleur/Normandy, Vigo, Lisbon, Ponta Delgada, Bermuda, Fort Lauderdale

$85

*Denotes which sailing date the prices is based on. †On board spend amount is per cabin.

1299

Western Europe Passage

on board † spend per cabin

Sabatini's, the Italian restaurant, and the refined Crown Grill are among the speciality restaurants on board

Oceanview

Grand Princess • 14 nights • 3 Nov ‘12 • A232

Southampton, Seville, Valletta, Venice, Split, Dubrovnik, Corfu, Gibraltar, Southampton 2099

1199

749

Oceanview

799

Balcony

1099

Suite

1299


Cruises from Southampton & Dover

Ocean Princess This is a smaller ship but with all the facilities you would expect on the larger ships. With just over 600 passengers you can enjoy a more intimate cruising style and expect to cruise to smaller ports that are visited less because the larger ships cannot access them.

The Princess Difference special on board touches

At Princess, they believe that great holidays are made up of a series of special touches carefully collected together. And when those small things are complimentary, so much the better. • Cool and refreshing lemonade in the Horizon Court panoramic buffet and bistro • Hot chocolate offered in the main dining rooms, on deck and in the buffet areas on Alaskan itineraries • Waffle stations offering cooked-to-order waffle creations during breakfast and afternoon tea • Warm cookies and chilled milk on deck • Creamy chocolate and vanilla soft-servce ice cream • British-style pub lunch on select sea days, including a menu of British favourites such as fish & chips and bangers & mash • Chilled face cloths at the gangway, to refresh you upon returning from exploring ashore

up to

$85

View drinks prices online

on board † spend per cabin

• Educational seminars on art history, ship navigation, scrapbooking and other topics.

on selected sailings

Relax with a drink by the pool

Land of the Midnight Sun

Scandinavia & Russia Collection

Ocean Princess • 16 nights • 17 Jun ‘12 • 7212

Ocean Princess • 14 nights • 3 Jun; 3*† Jul ‘12 • 7211/7213

Dover, Bergen, Hellesylt, Geiranger, Tromso, Magdalenafjord, Ny Alesund, Murmansk, Honningsvag, Flaam, Dover

Dover, Copenhagen, Klaipeda, Riga, Tallinn, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Stockholm Kiel Canal, Amsterdam, Dover Cruise only fares from £pp Stateroom Inside

Cruise only fares from £pp Stateroom Inside Cruise.co.uk fare

2599

Cruise.co.uk fare

Oceanview

2699

Balcony

3619

Suite Sold Out

2199

Oceanview

2299

Balcony

3279

Suite

3915

Norwegian Fjords Interlude Ocean Princess • 7 nights • 10 Aug ‘12 • 7216

Dover, Stavanger, Olden, Hellesylt, Geiranger, Bergen, Dover

£610 Cruise only fares from £pp Stateroom Inside Cruise.co.uk fare

Geiranger Fjord, Norway

899

Oceanview

949

Balcony

1099

Suite

1299

Read menus, daily planners and more... British Isles

North Cape & Norwegian Fjords

Caribbean Princess • 12 nights • 14 May ‘12 • B220

Caribbean Princess • 12 nights • 19 Jun ‘12 • B223

Southampton, St. Peter Port, Holyhead, Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow, Kirkwall, Inverness, Edinburgh, Honfleur/Normandy, Southampton

Southampton, Bergen, Hellesylt, Geiranger, Honningsvag, Tromso, Gravdal, Flaam, Stavanger, Southampton

Cruise only fares from £pp Stateroom Inside

Cruise only fares from £pp Stateroom Inside

Cruise.co.uk fare

999

Oceanview

1099

Balcony

1499

Suite

1899

Cruise.co.uk fare

1099

Oceanview

1199

Balcony

1699

Suite

British Isles

Caribbean Princess • 12 nights • 20 Jul ‘12 • B226

Caribbean Princess • 12 nights • 13 Aug ‘12 • B228

Southampton, Bergen, Olden, Hellesylt, Geiranger, Aalesund, Akureyri, Reykjavik, Southampton

Southampton, St. Peter Port, Holyhead, Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow, Kirkwall, Edinburgh, Invergordon, Paris, Southampton

Cruise.co.uk fare

1199

Oceanview

1299

Balcony

1799

£805 Suite

2099

Cruise only fares from £pp Stateroom Inside Cruise.co.uk fare

1199

Oceanview

1299

Balcony

1799

View it all online

1999

Iceland & Norway

Cruise only fares from £pp Stateroom Inside

The Palace of Pushkin in St. Petersburg, Russia

£789 Suite

2099

Movies Under the Stars®, a Princess original, features films, concerts and more poolside on a giant screen

View over 14,000 real cruise photos online

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Mediterranean Cruises

up to

$85

on board † spend per cabin on selected sailings

We are pleased to offer you a range of flights, transfers and hotel stays to purchase with your cruise

Call for details!

The Sanctuary is Princess Cruises' signature haven for adults featuring massages, lounge chairs, spa fare and more

Grand Princess in Venice

View spa guides online

Holy Land

Scandanavia and Russia

Greek Isles

Pacific Princess • 12 nights • 30* Apr; 23 Jul; 15ˆ Oct '12

Emerald Princess • 11 nights • 12* May; 14 Jun; 17 Jul; 19 Aug '12

Crown Princess • 12 nights • 24* May; 11 Jul; 21 Sep; 8 Sep '12

Venice, Ravenna, Dubrovnik, Patmos, Haifa (2 days), Alexandria (2 days), Kusaadasi, Athens

Copenhagen, Oslo, Aarhus, Berlin, Tallinn, St. Petersburg (overnight), Helsinki, Stockholm, Copenhagen

Venice, Dubrovnik, Corfu, Katakolon, Athens, Mykonos, Kusadasi, Rhodes, Santorini, Naples, Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cruise only fares from £pp Stateroom Inside Cruise.co.uk fare 999

Cruise only fares from £pp Stateroom Inside Cruise.co.uk fare 999

Cruise only fares from £pp Stateroom Inside Cruise.co.uk fare 1299

2 DAY EXPERIENCE

ALEXANDRIA Outside#

1399

Balcony

1899

Suite

2499

Outside#

1099

Balcony

1499

Suite

1799

...Having sailed on the Grand Princess in 2010 we were interested to see whether the much publicised refit had changed it for better or worse... We opted for anytime dining and found the standard of food and service to be excellent throughout the cruise. This also has the advantage of dining with and talking to with different passengers most nights. As usual there were formal nights (3 on our 14 day cruise) with the rest being smart casual. Formal dress is not, however, mandatory....

Outside#

1099

Balcony

1499

Suite

1899

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Mediterranean Collection

Grand Mediterranean

Grand Mediterranean

Pacific Princess • 12 nights • 24* May; 9^ Sep '12

Ruby Princess • 12 nights • 30* May; 27 Sept '12

Ruby Princess • 12 nights • 11* Jun; 29 Jul; 22 Aug '12

Rome (Civitavecchia), Portofino, Nice, Sorrento, Messina, Valletta, Corfu, Kotor, Korcula, Venice (overnight)

Barcelona, Monte Carlo, Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Rome (Civitavecchia), Naples, Mykonos, Istanbul, Kusadasi, Athens, Venice (overnight)

Venice, Athens, Kusadasi, Istanbul, Mykonos, Naples, Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Rome (Civitavecchia), Monte Carlo, Barcelona

Cruise only fares from £pp Stateroom Inside Cruise.co.uk fare 1399

Cruise only fares from £pp Stateroom Inside Cruise.co.uk fare 1099

Cruise only fares from £pp Stateroom Inside Cruise.co.uk fare 1149

Outside#

1499

Balcony

1999

Suite

2599

Crown Princess • 12 nights • 29* Jun; 16 Aug '12

Rome (Civitavecchia), Monte Carlo, Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Naples, Santorini, Athens, Mykonos, Katakolon, Corfu, Split, Venice Outside#

1299

Balcony

1799

1199

Balcony

1699

Suite

1999

Pacific Princess

Greek Isles & Mediterranean

Cruise only fares from £pp Stateroom Inside Cruise.co.uk fare 1199

Outside#

Suite

2099

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1249

Balcony

1749

This is a smaller ship but with all the facilities you would expect on the larger ships. With just over 600 passengers you can enjoy a more intimate cruising style and expect to cruise to smaller ports that are visited less because the larger ships cannot access them.

Pacific Princess • 12 nights • 29* Jun; 28ˆ Aug '12

Venice, Split, Istanbul (2 days), Nessebar, Constanta, Odessa, Yalta, Volos, Athens Cruise only fares from £pp Stateroom Inside Cruise.co.uk fare 1599

Outside#

1699

Egypt and Aegean Crown Princess • 12 nights • 27 Oct '12

Copenhagen, Oslo, Kristiansand, Glasgow, Dublin, Belfast, Reykjavik, Qaqortoq (Greenland), New York

Rome (Civitavecchia), Alexandria (2 days), Mykonos, Istanbul, Kusadasai, Athens, Venice (overnight)

Cruise only fares from £pp Stateroom Inside Cruise.co.uk fare 1599

Cruise only fares from £pp Stateroom Inside Cruise.co.uk fare 1099

Balcony

2199

Suite

2699

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EXPERIENCE I S TA N B U L

Balcony

Emerald Princess • 16 nights • 10 Sep '12

1699

2 DAY

2819

Scandanavia and Russia

Outside#

Suite

2049

Black Sea and Crimean Coasts

*Denotes which sailing date the prices is based on. †On board spend amount is per cabin. ˆItinerary operates in reverse / or may vary on this date. #Outside cabins have obstructed view.

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Outside#

Suite

3379

2 DAY EXPERIENCE

ALEXANDRIA Outside#

1199

Balcony

1699

Suite

1999


South American

2 nights at a 4 hotel in Santiago, Chile

Sojourn

Concha y Toro Vineyard Tour 2 nights at a 4 hotel in Buenos Aires, Argentina Tango Dinner Show in Buenos Aires Visit Puerto Madryn for the Patagonian Wildlife Reserve

Princess Cruises • Star Princess 19 nights • 14th January 2013

Holiday Highlights

A spicy blend of cosmopolitan yet Latino Buenos Aires with its sultry tango and the breathtaking scenery of Chile from its stunning fjords to its handsome Andes; this holiday really goes to your head. South America is such a vast continent, yet Star Princess covers the miles with ease, beginning in Santiago de Chile, right round the bottom to Buenos Aires, taking in the fascinating wildlife and bewitching landscapes of Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Patagonia.

Puerto Madryn

Your Itinerary

Regional flig hts from Manch ester, Glasgow & Newcastle from

just £69pp

Once home to Welsh settlers, Puerto Madryn is known today for its animal life, which Argentina protects in its scenic, remote wildlife preserves. Puerto Madryn is the gateway to many natural splendors, such as Punta Tombo National Reserve, as well as Argentine Patagonia - a small city that caters as a base for exploring the region's remote wildlife preserves and paleontological sites. Puerto Madryn is the gateway to the Península Valdés wildlife sanctuary for birds and marine species, including rheas, oystercatchers, flamingos, egrets, whales, sea elephants, sea lions, Magellanic penguins, cormorants, petrels and many other species of wildlife

14 Jan '13

Fly UK to Santiago, Chile

15 Jan '13

Arrive Santiago and transfer to Regal Pacific Hotel for 2 nights

16 Jan '13

Concha y Toro Vineyard Tour

17 Jan '13

Transfer to Valparaiso port to board Star Princess and depart

18 Jan '13

At Sea

19 Jan '13

Puerto Montt

Concha y Toro Vineyard Tour

20 Jan '13

Chilean Fjords

21 Jan '13

Chilean Fjords

22 Jan '13

At Sea

23 Jan '13

Punta Arenas

24 Jan '13

Beagle Channel

25 Jan '13

Ushuaia

26 Jan '12

Cape Horn

27 Jan '13

Port Stanley

28 Jan '13

Puerto Madryn

29 Jan '13

Montevideo

You will depart from your hotel in Santiago to the Concha y Toro Vineyard, located in the Maipo River Canyon, planted with grapevines of the most noble French stock such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Pinot Noir and many more. This Vineyard was founded in 1883 and today displays the most modern technology in cooling equipments, stainless steel tanks, filters and oak casks, which has lead to the making of exceptional wines such as Don Melchor, Cabernet Sauvignon, Casillero del Diablo. Chilean wines are third in sales, surpassed only by France and Italy.

30 Jan '13

Arrive Buenos Aires and transfer to Regente Palace Hotel for 2 nights

31 Jan '13

Tango Dinner Show

1 Feb '13

Transfer to airport for flight back to the UK

2 Feb '13

Arrive UK

Penguin in Puerto Madryn

Concha y Toro Vineyard

Cruise.co.uk fares (from £pp) Stateroom (Grade)

Inside (K)

Oceanview (GG)

Balcony (BD)

Suite (AD)

Cruise.co.uk fare

2899

3099

3699

4099

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Cruises to Alaska

’ experience – With over 40 years one of the leading Princess Cruises is a operators in Alask ur to nd la nd a se ui cr

Simply choose your preferred Alaskan cruise then choose a land tour from the options below

The Best of Alaska Up north there's a land without fences. Animals outnumber people, sunlight shines at midnight and nature reigns. Life is different. This northern frontier still boasts pristine landscapes, majestic wildlife and a coastline that is one of the most enthralling waterways in the world. Beyond Alaska's fortresslike glacier walls lie scenic ports of call, treasured national parks, and abundant wildlife. And, with more than 1,400 miles north to south and 2,400 miles east to west, it's truly, a land of epic proportions.

1. Pick your Alaskan cruise... Voyage of the Glaciers

Inside Passage

Inside Passage

Diamond Princess, Sapphire Princess, Coral Princess, Island Princess 7 nights • Various dates between May - Sep '12

Sea Princess • 10 nights • Various dates between May - Aug '12

Star Princess, Golden Princess • 7 nights • Various dates between May - Sep '12

Vancouver, Cruise the inside passage, Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Cruising Glacier Bay National Park, Cruising College Fjord, Whittier

San Francisco, Juneau, Skagway, Cruising Glacier Nay National Park, Ketchikan, Cruise the Inside Passage, Victoria, San Francisco

Seattle, Ketchikan, Cruising Tracy Arm Fjord, Juneau, Skagway, Victoria, Seattle

Price based on Diamond 26 May '12

Price based on 13 May '12

Cruise only fares from £pp Stateroom Inside Cruise.co.uk fare 599

Outside#

Balcony

Suite

699

999

1149

Cruise only fares from £pp Stateroom Inside Cruise.co.uk fare 899

Watch videos of Princess Cruises' Alaskan land tours online at...

Outside#

Balcony

Suite

1099

1399

1999

Watch the videos online

...The Princess arrangements for transfers and movement of luggage worked like clockwork throughout the tour, which removed one possible stress element. This is important, particularly in the land tour part, because you are separated and reunitied with different parts of your luggage throughout. We did the cruise element first, and it was good to be able to unburden ourselves of much of our luggage (formal wear, etc) until the end of the holiday... Review submitted at www.cruise.co.uk by: Kirsch, Willaston, Neston - on 13th Sep 2011 #Outside cabins have obstructed view.

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Price based on Star Princess 20 May '12 Fares from £pp Stateroom Cruise.co.uk fare

Inside

Outside#

Balcony

Suite

599

699

999

1149


Direct to the Wilderness - Rail ~ Route of the famous Alaska Railroad ~ Wraparound glass domed ceilings ensure unobstructed views ~ Informative commentary from the on board guides ~ Delicious snacks and drinks ~ Open-air viewing platform

Princess Wilderness Lodges ~ All lodges have great views of the mountains and surrounding areas ~ Strategically located around Alaska’s national parks choose from Denali, Mt McKinley, Copper River, Kenai ~ Authentic Alaskan dining experience ~ Local experts ~ Viewing terraces and outdoor hot tubs

We are pleased to offer you a range of flights and transfers to purchase with your cruise

~ Choice of restaurants and bars

2. Add your Alaskan land tour... Denali Explorer (3 - 6 nights)

~ Stay at Princess wilderness lodge in Denali

Add this tour from just pp

£529

~ Exclusive Direct-to-the-wilderness rail service ~ Natural history tour into Denali National Park (option to upgrade to Tundra Wilderness Tour) ~ Sternwheeler Riverboat cruise and Gold Mine Tour in Fairbanks ~ Option to Fairbanks and/or Anchorage

Off the Beaten Path (6 - 8 nights)

Call for details!

Connoisseur (5 - 8 nights)

Add this tour from just pp

~ 2 nights in Denali

Add this tour from just

£985

~ Kensai Wrangell-St Elias National Park ~ Prudhoe Bay ~ Princess Rail service ~ Stay at Princess lodges on Kenai Peninsula and Copper River ~ Natural history tour into Denali National Park (option to upgrade to Tundra Wilderness Tour) ~ Sternwheeler Riverboat cruise and Gold Mine Tour in Fairbanks

£1355

pp

~ Escorted by a tour director on land tours ~ Most meals included ~ 2 nights in Denali ~ Kensai Peninsula or Wrangell-St Elias National Park ~ Princess rail service ~ Stays at Princess lodges ~ Sternwheeler Riverboat cruise and Gold Mine Tour in Fairbanks

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What are the perks of being a

Past passenger? Level 1

Azamara Club Cruises ‘Le Club Voyage’

Carnival

‘Concierge Club’

ADVENTURER (1 - 4 credits)- Le Club hostess available to you through out the voyage, Le Club Voyage onboard party, Le Club Voyage “Happy Hour”, 2-3 times per week, Welcome back gift sent to your home after your 1st cruise, onboard bookings savings for for future cruises, 89 minutes free internet access, bonus sailing credit for booking a suite.

Level 2

EXPLORER (5 - 9 credits) - All the benefits of the Adventurer plus a bottle of champagne on arrival, private & exclusive cocktail party with Senior Officers and staff, one bag of laundry (wash) per week, 150 minutes free internet access per cruise, exclusive club speciality coffee tasting.

PLATINUM MEMBER - Gold member benefits plus Personalised Stationary, A special Carnival logo item, Guaranteed dining times and steakhouse reservations, Free $20 entry fee into blackjack or GOLD MEMBER - Exclusive Past Passenger offers, Special Gold Sail & Sign card, Invitation to slots tournament, Spa Carnival priority reservations, Petit Fours and/or canapés delivered to your special cocktail reception (5 days or longer). cabin one evening, Free wash and fold laundry service, priority tender boarding, For guests under 18 free $5 tokens for the arcade. CLASSIC MEMBER (1 - 4 completed cruises) - Use of the Loyalty Desk member service centre between cruises, access to the on-board Loyalty Host during your cruise, a premium onboard discount booklet filled with special offers during each cruise, free custom air requests when booking your cruise, Pre-sailing specialty restaurant reservations available before your cruise, Annual member reunion cruises which include member events and discounts, One category upgrade from inside to inside and outside to outside only and balconies and suites do not apply. Captain’s Club newsletter with the latest programme news and information and exclusive Captain’s Club Celebration event onboard each Celebrity sailing (except Celebrity Xpedition).

SELECT MEMBER (5 - 9 completed cruises) - All the benefits of Classic member and priority embarkation while boarding the ship, invitation to a complimentary wine seminar event, priority status for shore excursion waitlist, invitation to the exclusive Senior Officer’s Cocktail Party, Ability to enrol in Royal Caribbean’s Crown & Anchor Society Platinum Tier, Exclusive Captain’s Club Celebration event onboard each Celebrity sailing, 25% off any single internet Package, pressing of two garments, One standing bag of laundry (wash, dry, fold) at discounted price of $20 during cruises of 12 nights or longer.

Cunard

SILVER ( 1 cruise) - 5% discount off Early Booking Savings on all voyages, notification of exclusive Cunard World Club special offers, dedicated shoreside Cunard World Club desk, onboard Cunard World Club representative, The Cunarder - keep in touch with the latest news and offers & exclusive access you Cunard World Club section.

GOLD (2 cruises or 20 nights) - In addition to the Silver benefits guests will receive free 2 hour internet access, a gold membership pin, invitation to the Cunard World Club Cocktail party, preferred reservations in Todd English or the Verandah.

Fred. Olsen

BLUE LEVEL - (1 - 30 points) - membership card, 5% discount on booking made in 6 months SILVER LEVEL - (31 - 100 points) - all blue level benefits and Ocean’s cocktail party, 5% discount in advance, advance notice of next seasons cruises, advance registration service, introduce a off onboard spend & 5% discount of flagship Golf packages. friend reward scheme, cruise lines newsletter, on-board representative.

Celebrity Cruises ‘Captain’s Club’

‘Cunard World Club’

‘Ocean’s Club’

Holland America Line ‘Mariner Society’

Hurtigruten

‘1893 Ambassador’

STAR MARINER - Welcome Back Embarkation Lunch in the dining room (from 12:00pm to 1:30pm) as well as a complimentary Mariner Champagne Brunch, a special collectible gift presented to you on board, a free subscription to the print or digital* version of Mariner magazine, offers to special sailings hosted by a representative of the Mariner Society, Special offers on select sailings, A 50% cruise fare discount on the 3rd/4th guest staying in your stateroom on select sailings.

2 STAR MARINER (30 Cruise Day Credits) - Will receive all the benefits of Star Mariner as well as a complimentary photo of the ship, a 10% discount on Holland America Line logo clothing sold in onboard signature shops (may exclude already discounted merchandise), a 15% discount on merchandise from www.shophollandamerica.com, an annual cruise planner, a special recognition lapel pin.

10% repeater discount on your next Hurtigruten Norwegian Coastal Voyage when you stay a minimum of 3 nights, 5% repeater discount on your next Explorer Voyage, 5% discount on selected excursi Nidaros Cathedral Free bridge visit), Free fruit basket in your cabin on arrival, 3 days free bicycle rental included with every Hurtigruten Norwegian classic round trip, Free quarterly member newsletter

MSC Cruises

CLASSIC (1 - 21 points) - 5% discount on any MSC Cruise valid to all occupants sharing a stateroom, preferential check in, MSC Club Welcome cocktail, MSC Club information point, 5% discount on Spa Treatments, 5% discount in MSC Logo shop, 20% discount on laundry service, 20% discount on mini- bar in cabin, MSC Club E-newsletter.

Norwegian Cruise Line

BRONZE (1 - 19 points) - Monthly Latitudes Insider Offers on Select Sailings, Complimentary Latitudes Rewards Online Magazine, Priority Check-in, Onboard Latitudes Rewards SILVER (20 - 47 points) - All the benefits of Bronze member plus 15% Discount on Photos (15% Representative, Onboard Discounts (10% discount at Duty Free Shop; Free work of art for Silver members, 20% Gold member, 25% Platinum members), Member 15% Discount on Spa Signature Services during port days , Nightly Chocolate Treats to enjoy in your room. attending art auction; 30 free minutes with 250-minute internet package purchase; 15 free minutes with 100-minute internet package purchase), Members Only Cocktail Party, Ship Pin.

‘MSC Club’

‘Latitudes Rewards’

Oceania Cruises

P&O Cruises

‘The Peninsular Club’

Princess Cruises ‘The Captain’s Circle’

Regent

‘Seven Seas Society’

Royal Caribbean ‘Crown & Anchor Society’

Seabourn

‘Seabourn Club’

Silversea

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SILVER (22 - 42 points) - All the benefits of classic plus 8% discount on all cruises, Free Ð10 casino chip, 5% discount on photographs and DVD purchases, 10% discount on Spa treatments, 10% discount in logo shop, one hour thermal suite session, 10% discount in speciality restaurant, 10% discount in speciality restaurants beverages, fresh fruit basket, 10% discount on internet access.

BRONZE LEVEL (Cruise Credits 5 -9) - Bronze memberships pins & $200 shipboard credits. SILVER LEVEL (Cruise Credits 10 - 14) - Silver memberships pins, $400 shipboard credit, complimentary Pre Paid Gratuities. GOLD LEVEL (Cruise Credits 15-19) - Gold membership pins, $500 shipboard credit, Two complimentary Canyon Ranch spa treatments, Complimentary pre-paid gratuities.

PLATINUM LEVEL (Cruise Credit 20) - Platinum membership pins, FREE CRUISE (certain restrictions apply), Two complimentary Canyon Ranch spa treatments, Two complimentary half-day shore excursions, Complimentary pre-paid gratuities. PLATINUM LEVEL (21 - 39 credits) - $600 shipboard credit, 2 free Canyon Ranch Spa Club, 2 free half day shore- excursions, free pre-paid gratuities.

PACIFIC TIER (150 - 500 points) - Magazine, Dedicated telephone hotline, access to Club online, member cruises, 5% discount for onboard spend, services of a loyalty manager. ATLANTIC TIER (501 - 1000 points)- All the benefits as Pacific Tier plus 7.5% discount for onboard spend, Lapel Pin & Free Glass of Champagne at first Sailaway party. MEDITERRANEAN TIER (1001 - 2000 points) - All the Benefits of Pacific and Atlantic tier and 8.5% discount for onboard spend, cocktail party for cruises of 8 nights or more and P&O Cruises slippers with bag to take home.

CARIBBEAN TIER (2001+ points) - All the benefits of Mediterranean Tier and 10% discount on bespoke P&O Cruises travel insurance, priority booking, an annual gift from P&O Cruises, dedicated check-in, embarkation lounge on board, priority embarkation, 10% discount on board spend, priority booking for select dining venues taken in the embarkation lounge onboard, half bottle of champagne on one formal night, senior officer hosted dining experience on Cruises of 8 night and more.

GOLD MEMBER BENEFITS (Upon completion of 1st cruise) - Extra savings on launch cruises, preferential pricing offers, members only onboard events, Princess Passport, collectible destination stamps, access to a Circle host onboard, member benefits card, Princess Cruises Captain’s Circle Quarterly Magazine, Princess Cruises Captain’s Circle newsletter, Gold member recognition pin, Princess Cruises Captain’s Circle Center online.

PLATINUM MEMBER BENEFITS (from you’re 6th to 15th Cruise, or 51-150 cruise days) - Include Gold Member benefits plus: complimentary Cruise Atlas, Princess Platinum Vacation Protection upgrade, preferred Check-in, Platinum Disembarkation Lounge, complimentary Internet package determined by the length of your cruise, exclusive phone line.

BRONZE (4 - 20 nights) - Access to online personal profile, access to Seven Seas Society cruises, including exclusive events ashore, communications with advance access to itineraries and special offers, Seven Seas Society cocktail reception onboard, Seven Seas Society savings on selected sailings.

SILVER (21 - 74 nights) Everything from Bronze tier plus New priority shore excursion reservation at 240 days, and Priority Dining Reservations at 90 days, complimentary internet access on board, free pressing (up to 2 items per 7- night cruise)Invitation to participate in Seven Seas Society Advisory board (on Select Sailings), 1 hour complimentary phone time per suite.

GOLD (3 points) - Exclusive Onboard booking bonus, ultimate value booklet with great onboard offers, exclusive invitation to the welcome back party, SeaPass card recognition, quarterly savings Certificates online, priority notice on special offers, new ships & itineraries, priority access on stateroom upgrades (if available), member cruises, an activity and ultimate value booklet with special onboard savings, commemorative gift, the same member status as the parent after your child’s first completed cruise.

PLATINUM (30 points) - All the benefits of Gold Members plus priority check in, priority departure lounge with continental breakfast, exclusive top tier event, bathrobes for use onboard, Signature lapel pin, discounts on balcony and suite staterooms, Matching Celebrity Cruises® Captain’s Club and Azamara Club Cruises® Le Club Voyage tier status, custom air fee waived, EMERALD (55 points) - All the benefits of Gold and Platinum plus welcome Gift/Amenity including choice of beverage.

Bonus 5% aboard booking savings, plus other savings programs, on a future sailing that is booked while aboard a Seabourn cruise, Special recognition for our frequent cruisers, Private All first tier benefits and you will receive a complimentary cruise award of up to seven days when Club cocktail party hosted by the Captain and senior officers, Seabourn’s club magazine, your Club account reaches 140 sailed days. Club Herald, as well as periodic mailings featuring destinations, special programs and exclusive offers, an exclusive online e-mail address. 2nd Cruise - Venetian Society party, 5% savings on Select Venetian sailings. SAPPHIRE MILESTONE (100 Cruise Days) - All previous benefits and sterling and sapphire Tiffany membership pin, complimentary laundry service onboard.

EMERALD MILESTONE (250 Cruise Days) - All Sapphire benefits and Sterling and Emerald Tiffany membership pin, 10% discount on future cruises can be combined with Venetian Society savings and complimentary early embarkation privileges.


Once you’ve taken a cruise, most lines want you back to try another ship or itinerary. To entice their past passengers, cruise lines have special clubs for “repeaters,” which include perks such as magazines, member sailings, and discounts. So when booking your cruise, don’t forget to let the sales consultant know that you are a ‘past passenger’ to make sure you get all the benefits you are entitled to!

Level 3 DISCOVERER (10+ credits) - All the benefits of the Explorer plus Champagne Brunch with the senior Officers, 237 minutes free internet access per voyage, complimentary wine tasting, savings on select onboard purchases. PLATINUM MEMBER - Milestones - For guests who sail on 25th, 50th & 75th cruise you will receive shipboard credit representing 25%, 50% or 75% of your cruise fare. After you’re 100th cruise you will receive a free cruise to the Caribbean, Mexican Riviera or Alaskan Cruise up to eight day in length. This benefit is in addition to the Platinum member cardholders.

ELITE MEMBER (10+ completed cruises) member will receive all the benefits as Select Members as well as access to the private shipboard departure lounge with continental breakfast during disembarkation, priority tender service status, priority waitlist status for dining room seating, invitation to attend the Elegant Tea Service event, complimentary use of the Thalassotherapy pool (Celebrity Mercury only), ability to enrol in Royal Caribbean Crown & Anchor Society Diamond Tier, Exclusive Captain’s Club Celebration event.

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PLATINUM (7 voyages or 70 days) - In addition to the Gold and Silver benefits guests will receive an extra 2 hours free internet access, priority check-in and embarkation in New DIAMOND (15 voyages or 150 days) - Guests will receive all the benefits of the other clubs as well as priority disembarkation, extra 4 York and Southampton, free Wine Tasting event, 20% saving on dry cleaning and laundry hours internet access, free lunch at Todd English or the Verandah, A Diamond Membership pin, priority luggage delivery, preferred on services, 10% saving on White Star Luggage service, Invitation to the onboard Senior board Sales Appointments, Dedicated Diamond Member Contact at the shoreside World Club Desk. Officers Party. GOLD LEVEL - (101+ points) - All Blue and Silver benefits and Welcome aboard gift, personalised luggage labels, priority embarkation at UK ports, dedicated telephone line to the Ocean’s Club Administrator, complimentary shuttle bus pass, 5% discount off shore tours booked prior to departure. 3 STAR MARINER (75 Cruise Day Credits) - Will receive all the benefits of Star and 2 Star Mariner as well as a 25% discount on specialty restaurant surcharges, wine packages, beverages in the Explorations Café and all mini-bar purchase, discounts on select treatments from the Greenhouse Spa & Salon, Advance information on new itineraries, A 50% cruise fare discount on the 3rd/4th guest staying in your stateroom on select sailings, A waiver of air deviation fees.

4 STAR MARINER (200+ Cruise Day Credits) - A 50% discount on specialty restaurant surcharges, wine packages, beverages in the Explorations Café† and all mini-bar purchases, a complimentary wine-tasting session, complimentary laundry and pressing services, a 15% discount on Holland America Line logo clothing sold in onboard shops (may exclude already discounted merchandise), priority disembarkation, priority tender. Priority check-in, early notification of shore excursions available for prebooking, a complimentary oneyear subscription to Travel + Leisure or Food & Wine magazine (one per household), complimentary cruise fare on 3rd/4th guest in your stateroom on select sailings.

ions booked on board Norwegian Coastal Voyages (these include: 5A The Arctic Capital Tromso, 7A The Russian Border, 8C Midnight Concert in Tromso. (31st Oct - 15th Mar), 8E Arctic Energy (15 Nov - 15 Mar), 11A Trondheim with r with interesting background stories about Hurtigruten as well as travel tips and destination information, Personal and free membership card. GOLD (43 - 99 points) - All the benefits of classic and Silver members and 10% discount on your next MSC Cruise, 8% discount on Photographs purchased onboard, 15 discount on spa treatments, 30% discount on laundry service, 25% discount in speciality restaurants and beverages purchased, 20% discount for internet access & gold MSC cruises pin.

BLACK (100+ points) - All the benefits on Classic, Silver and Gold members plus 20% Cruise discount, upgrade within the category booked, Ð20 casino chip, priority disembarkation in tender boat, 20% discount on photographs, 20% discount on spa clubs, free dining in the speciality restaurants, free champagne with chocolate covered strawberries in your cabin, bath robes and slipper in your cabin, dinner with the captain, priority disembarkation at the end of your cruise, 30% discount on internet access.

GOLD (48 - 75 points) - All the benefits of Silver and Bronze plus 20% discount on Photos, 20% discount on Spa Signature Service during port days, Exclusive onboard gathering with Senior Officers, Priority tender tickets, Priority Disembarkation, Fruit Basket.

PLATINUM (76+ points) - All the benefits of Gold, Silver and Bronze member as well as 25% discount on photos, 25% discount on Spa Signature Services during port days, chocolate covered strawberries, Concierge Service, Dinner for two in the Le Bistro with a Bottle of Wine, complimentary “behind the Scene” tour of the ship, free laundry service, free sparkling wine in your stateroom.

DIAMOND LEVEL (Cruise Credit 40) - Diamond Membership pins, Free Cruise (certain restriction apply), 2 Canyon Ranch spa treatments, 2 half day shore excursions, 2 full day shore excursions, pre-paid gratuities. DIAMOND LEVEL (Cruise Credit 41 - 59) $700 shipboard credit, two complimentary Canyon Ranch spa treatments, two complimentary half-day shore excursions, two complimentary full-day shore excursions, complimentary pre-paid gratuities.

PINNACLE (Cruise Credit 80) - Pinnacle Membership pin, Free Cruise (certain restrictions apply), 2 Canyon Ranch spa treatments, Four complimentary full-day shore excursions or two full-day Executive Collections with private car for two, complimentary pre-paid gratuities. PINNACLE LEVEL (Cruise Credit 81 - 99) - $900 shipboard credit, two complimentary Canyon Ranch spa treatments, four complimentary full-day shore excursions or two full-day Executive Collections with private car for two, complimentary pre-paid gratuities. FOUNDER’S CLUB (Cruise Credit 100) - All benefits as above and Free Cruise in Owners Suite.

BALTIC TIER (2501 points plus 80-200 nights spent on board in the 3 years preceding the start of your next cruise) - all the benefits of previous clubs and priority to book preferred seats on charter flights prior to embarkation, select your time of disembarkation, separate disembarkation baggage collection area, exclusive Senior officer hosted event on cruises of 8 nights and over and 50% discount on machine washable laundry items.

LIGURIAN TIER (2501 points plus 201 or more nights spent on board in the 3 years preceding the start of your next cruise) - all the benefits of previous clubs and invitation to inaugural events, subject to availability, priority cabin access, priority baggage to cabin, luggage collected on day of disembarkation by 6.30 am, hospitality area in the cruise terminal, early embarkation, complimentary formal attire pressing for first formal night & recognition of most travelled passengers.

ELITE MEMBER BENEFITS (From your 16th Cruise on, or 151+ Criuise Days) - Include Platinum member benefits plus priority ship to shore tender embarkation, priority disembarkation, shoe polishing service, free laundry and professional cleaning service, complimentary mini-bar setup, Deluxe Canape selection, compliemntary afternoon tea in your stateroom, upgrades bathroom amenities, 10% boutique discount, complimentary grapevine wine tasting.

PLATINUM (200 - 399 nights) Everything from bronze, Silver & Gold tiers plus additional 6 hours of phone usage per sailing, complimentary laundry service, complimentary pressing, and invitation to customer advisory Panel (on select sailings). TITANIUM (400+ nights) Everything from Bronze, Silver, Gold & Platinum tiers plus complimentary dry cleaning, complimentary private car transfers to and from your home to the pier (within 50 mile radius) or private car transfers from the airport to the pier and pier to the airport.

GOLD (75 - 199) - Everything from Bronze and Silver tier plus extra 2 hours of phone time per suite, choice of newspaper service from around the world, pressing of 2 extra items per 7 night cruise, exclusive Gold, Platinum and Titanium activity aboard or ashore on every sailing, priority disembarkation on selected ports.

DIAMOND ( 80 points) - All the benefits of Gold, Platinum and Emerald plus chef’s choice gift/amenity, priority waiting list for Shore Excursions/VitalitySM Day Spa services, Diamond Lounge on Freedom and Oasis Class Ships, priority departure, exclusive nightly Diamond event, daily breakfast with speciality coffee, entertainment tour, priority waiting list seating request in the main dining room.

DIAMOND PLUS (175 points) - All the benefits of Diamond, Emerald, Platinum and Gold tiers plus behind the scenes tours, personalised gift/amenity, Concierge lounge access, priority seating at the theatre, ice show and AquaTheatre events, meal with an Officer for members with 340 or more cruise points, upgraded bathroom amenities for members with 340 or more cruise points, bonus Gift for members with 350 or more cruise points, bonus Gift for members with 525 or more cruise points, choice of additional gifts ordered pre-cruise on RoyalCaribbean.com.au, preferred location and table size seating request in the main dining room, luggage tags, single supplement cruise fare reduced to 150% from 200% for members that have 340 or more cruise points. PINNACLE CLUB (700 points) - Will receive all the above benefits plus a personalised lapel pin for the Pinnacle Club, a complimentary 7-night cruise in a Balcony stateroom for 700 and 1050 cruise points and a complimentary 7-night cruise in a Junior Suite stateroom for 1,400 cruise points and 350 cruise points thereafter.

All first tier benefits and up to 14 days when your Club account reaches 250 sailed days.

RUBY MILESTONE (350 Cruise Days) - All Emerald benefits plus Sterling and Ruby Tiffany membership pin and Free 7 day voyage in a veranda suite (cruise only).

DIAMOND MILESTONE (500 Cruise days) - All the benefits of Ruby milestone plus Sterling and Diamond membership pin and complimentary 14-day voyage in a Veranda Suite (cruise-only).


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775

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825

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539

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Seabourn Quest • 7 nights • 1 Jun ‘12

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4639

Seabourn Odyssey • 7 nights • 1 Sep ‘12

 Istanbul, Nessebur, Constanta, Odessa, Yalta, Sinop, Istanbul (overnight) 

Gourmet dining experiences All with no extra cover charge. Enjoy expertly prepared cuisine, when, where and with whom you wish

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Complimentary drinks throughout your cruise Including Champagnes, fine wines and premium branded spirits

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2639

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2839

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4739

Seabourn Pride • 14 nights • 1 Sep ‘12  Stockholm, Mariehamn, Helsinki, St. Petersburg (2nts), Riga, Klaipeda, Gdansk, Ronne, Warnemünde, Kiel Canal, Dover

Complimentary in-suite mini-bar Stocked with your preferences and replenished daily

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3749

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4899

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The 104-suite yacht-like ships offer a surprising wealth of facilities. You’ll find three dining venues, four lounges offering open bars and, of course, all-suite accommodations. Life aboard these ships is like a private club – an intimate environment where the staff remembers your name, and maybe even your favourite drink.

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The 225-suite ships maintain Seabourn’s distinctive brand of intimate elegance while allowing for the added amenities of a larger ship. Nearly every suite offers a veranda. You’ll also find four restaurants, six open bars and lounges, and two outdoor pools. There is also room for innovative features, like the multipurpose concierge lounge, Seabourn Square – featuring a speciality coffee bar, library lounge, computer and travel centre – and a sumptuous two-deck spa – the largest SEABOURN QUEST in ultra-luxury cruising. “...The food and fine wine were out of this

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world, but what really made it for me was how relaxing the cruise was. I totally switched off for 5 nights, there was no rushing around, the public areas, restaurants or bars were never too busy or noisy, but managed to have that perfect atmosphere..!”

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Caribbean Harbours Seabourn Legend • 11 nights • 29 Nov ‘12

 Fort Lauderdale, Grand Turk, Prickly Pear Island, St. Johns (Antigua), St. Martin, St. John (Cruz Bay), San Juan, Fort Lauderdale  Fares from £pp Stateroom Cruise.co.uk fare

Seabourn Suite

3295

Veranda Suite

3899

Classic Suite

5615

Thailand and Vietnam Seabourn Pride • 14 nights • 21 Jan ‘13

 Singapore, Bangkok, Ko Kood, Sihanoukville, Ho Chi Minh City (overnight), Da Nang, Halong Bay, Hong Kong  Fares from £pp Stateroom Cruise.co.uk fare

Seabourn Suite

4875

Veranda Suite

5289

Classic Suite

8385

Gold Coast and Great Barrier Reef Seabourn Odyssey • 16 nights • 27 Feb ‘13

 Sydney, Brisbane, Hamilton Island, Townsville, Cairns, Thursday Island, Darwin, Komodo Island, Gili Trawangan, Benoa  Fares from £pp Stateroom Cruise.co.uk fare

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5649

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5949

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Here are a selection of the kinds of wine that Seabourn include as part of their bar offerings. As you can see, they are quality, fine wines, all included in your cruise fare. White Wines ~ Santa Alicia Sauvignon Blanc 750ml ~ Pinot Grigio Santa Margherita 750ml ~ Sauvignon Blanc Matua 750ml ~ Chardonnay White Mondavi Private Select California 750ml ~ Chardonnay Rawsons Retreat ~ Orvieto Classico Antinori 750ml ~ Riesling Jekel 750ml Red Wines ~ Pinot Noir Irony 750ml ~ Cabernet Sauvignon Arrowwood Sonoma 750ml ~ Merlot Freemark Abbey Napa Valley 750ml ~ Santa Cristina Antinori 750ml ~ Malbec Auka 750ml ~ Merlot Rawsons Retreat Comp Champagne ~ Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Rose Wine ~ White Zinfandel Beringer Please note that the above is only a guideline and might not be available during each voyage. Additional wines may be purchased by the onboard management as part of the local region program.

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Q: GRATUITIES

Hi All, Can you ask to have you $12 charge removed from your account and tip individually? I don’t mind too much, but friends of ours have asked me to ask the question. Thanks a lot in advance Ryde - United Kingdom on 1st Nov 2011

A: I have just returned from a cruise on the Norwegian Epic and had the tips removed. They didn’t like doing this but I just filled in a form and I advised that I would tip who I wanted to tip. If you go early into the cruise they advise you to come back on the day before departure. I am sure you will enjoy your cruise with NCL as we did and would cruise with them again. Weedon, Manchester

Q: CHILDREN

We are taking our grandaughter with us, what is this notarised letter we have to get? wheeler, reading - United Kingdom on 22nd May 2011

A: We are taking our 13 year old grandson on IOTS in July and when we booked the cruise we were only told that we needed a letter from his parents . We have previously had him with us on NCL and Princess and only taken a letter from his parents , I have just by chance clicked on to this and are now amazed that we have to go through a solicitor. Harrison, Billingham

Q: FORMAL DRESS FOR KIDS

I am travelling in Aug for a med cruise on the Grand Princess with my family and unsure what my son age 10 should be wearing for formal nights. Any advice greatly appreciated from a first time cruiser. Kay, Upminster - United Kingdom on 26th Jul 2010

A: My boys choose to wear Tux’s they wanted to be Mini Dads for the evening, they looked lovely and loved all the attention they got. I got mine from Childrenswear.co.uk think it was £20 for whole outfit yes the material was cheap but I wasn’t buying it to last, other children were wearing smart suits or smart trousers/ shirts with or without a tie.. we did travel North though so weather was nice and cool Monk, Undy

Q: DRINKS PACKAGES

Are drinks packages worth it?

Richmond, Falkirk - United Kingdom on 24th Oct 2011

A: Only you can answer this question, since only you and any other members of your party know how much you are going to drink whilst on board. Also drink packages vary from ship to ship. The one real advantage however much you drink you won’t be hit by surprise drink bills at the end of the cruise. Taylor, Loughborough

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TAKING YOUR OWN ALCOHOL ONBOARD

Having read the frightening story of the couple being thrown off their cruise with RCC for taking a bottle of gin in their suitcases - I was wondering if you are able to take alcohol on to the Queen Vic to drink in your cabin? Not thinking of crates of the stuff just a couple of bottle of wine and perhaps a bottle of brandy! :) M, WM - United Kingdom on 14th May 2011

A: I was on the Queen Victoria last September and was able to take alcohol on board. In fact, in port we were able to go to the duty free and buy alcohol and take it on board. It was the same with P & O’s Aurora. The American ships, ie Princesses, do not allow you to take alcohol on board, this is a definate no, no and I would not consider it. If it says NO ALCOHOL, just stick to the rules and you will be fine. Donachie, North Berwick

Q: SINGLE PASSENGERS

I am single. Where can I get the best cruise deals for singles. I dont want to pay twice. giles, London - United Kingdom

A: Go for ships which have single cabins eg SAGA, Fred. Olsen, P&O. You will still pay over the odds but perhaps less than paying for a double cabin with single occupancy. Sadly, the world is made for couples. I travel regularly with Fred. Olsen and find the single cabins more than adequate. Occasionally you may be lucky enough to get a free upgrade to a double cabin. Hope you find what you seek. Miller, Hamstreet

Q: BEST CRUISELINE FOR SINGLES

Which Cruise line is well rated for single passenger? Do they all double their price for single occupancy? Allan, Newcastle on tyne

A: Check out NCL (mixed age range) some of their ships have a high proportion of single cabins, and Fred Olsen (mainly retireds) who have a good reputation for singles’ prices. .................. prettywell all cruise lines will offer bargain singles’ fares - ooops, best make that comparatively-reasonable singles’ fares - on late bookings if you’re not tied to dates, though beware of late-availability & prices on flights. Chris, Romsey

Q: ONBOARD BOOKING

we are due on the caribbean princess next week and wondered do they offer good discounts for the next year direct or is it best to wait till after the cruise when we get home and shop around, its our first cruise so would be good to get some advise. thanksx holland, weymouth - United Kingdom on 1st Dec 2011

A: While on board, you should buy what they call ‘Future Cruise Credits’. These cost a small amount (£75?) which you use as a deposit when you actually come to book your holiday. In return, you get some free onboard credit, amount depending on length of cruise booked. You can book through your usual agent on your return. The credit shows up automatically. Buy one per person. If you don’t use them in five years, you can get a refund. You will be given a leaflet on board explaining it all fully. Rae, Walton-on-Thames

Q: GENERAL

Hello, Which is the best month to take an Alaska Cruise - any thoughts on HAL Volendam ? ..thanks Graham, Durham - United Kingdom on 29th Nov 2011

A: We went in Sept. The weather was lovely, but we didn’t see many animals apart from deer, as they were staring to hibernate. There was no cruise dot then to advise us.Gorgeous though. powell, Widnes

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Regular cruising How does it all add up?

 Has a 6* cruise been completely out of the question when looking into your next holiday? Do the more expensive prices put you off from looking any further? What you may not realise is that when you take the whole cruise experience into account (cruise fare plus on board spending), a luxury cruise starts to become an attractive option. If you have had a hefty bill at the end of your ‘bargain’ cruise, you may start to wonder whether it really was that good of a deal. A good thing to remember when considering your options is that it’s not just what you pay to get on the cruise, but also what you pay to get off. We have compared an ultra-luxury cruise with a ‘regular’ cruise and factored in all those extra on board purchases to look at the bigger picture. Here are our findings:-

Ultra-Luxury 7-day Cruise 

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£1,350

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Don’t forget on an ultra-luxury cruise, you are not limited to how many drinks you have or how many shore excursions you take. So whilst the above costs are based on an average consumption, if you fancy a liquor coffee for a treat after dinner, or a champagne cocktail as you sail away at sunset, you don’t have to worry about your on board account building up. What’s more, the luxury lines are normally 6* standard, so not only do you get a ‘cheaper’ all-round cruise, but also a better quality of food and service and a more luxurious cruise experience.

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The next time you’re wondering which cruise to take, maybe it’s worth taking a closer look at luxury cruises - they’re really not as expensive as you think... *Ultra-Luxury cruise is based on Regent Seven Seas Mariner, 12th April 2012. Non-inclusive cruise is based on Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas, 29th April 2012. Both cruises are based on a balcony cabin.


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Swan Hellenic has been refining the art of discovery cruising for more than 60 years. This British company offers a blend of 'must see' sites with smaller, no less, intriguing destinations which larger ships pass by. Your cruise will be further enriched by the presence of distinguished speakers drawn from the academic, diplomatic and media worlds. Their presentations and the more informal conversations you can enjoy in the Darwin Lounge will really bring their destinations to life.

So much included in your cruise fare: • An integrated programme of talks by our Guest Speakers • A tailor-made, inclusive shore excursion programme, accompanied by English-speaking guides • All gratuities to staff on board and ashore - no tipping required • Entrance fees to places of interest featured in the shore excursion programme • A cruise book designed and produced for your cruise, with detailed destination and excursion information • A team of experienced Swan Hellenic staff on board Minerva • All meals, including Welcome and Farewell Cocktail Parties followed by Gala Dinners • Morning coffee and afternoon tea on board Minerva Minerva adventures to another Greek port Temple of Saturn, Rome

Vintage Iberia & Italy Minerva • 13 nights • 16 Mar ‘12

 Madeira, Cadiz, River Guadalquivir Transit, Seville, River Guadalquivir Transit, Tangier (Morocco), Málaga, Palma de Mallorca, Lucca/Pisa (Livorno), Rome (Civitavecchia)  TRAVEL WITH THE EXPERTS

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 Rome (Civitavecchia), Naples, Sorrento, Palermo, Sousse (Tunisia), Valletta, Athens (Piraeus), Istanbul (overnight) 

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PROFESSOR CAROLE HILLENBRAND FBA, OBE is Professor Emerita of Islamic History and former Head of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Edinburgh.

Postcard from the Mediterranean Minerva • 13 nights • 29 Mar ‘12

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MRS MAGGIE MCNIE MW became a Master of Wine in 1986 and since then has worked as a wine consultant, speaker, writer and international wine judge. Her top speciality is champagne and she also has a great interest in the lesser known fortified wines, such as Madeira, Marsala and specialist sherries.

Blue Mosque, Istanbul

Valletta, Malta

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PHIL PHILLIPS spent many years in Mayfair residencies culminating in 17 years as bandleader at London’s famous "Talk of the Town" playing opposite all the big stars of the era from Shirley Bassey to Stevie Wonder. MR JEREMY PATERSON taught ancient history for nearly 40 years at Newcastle University. Although mainly a social and economic historian, his research and publications range widely from the ancient wine trade to early Christianity.

Black Sea Panorama Minerva • 14 nights • 11 Apr ‘12

 Istanbul, Kerch (Ukraine), Yalta, Sevastopol, Odessa (overnight), Constanta, Nessebur, Dikili, Nauplion (Greece), Athens (Piraeus)  TRAVEL WITH THE EXPERTS

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 Athens (Piraeus), Transit the Corinth Canal, Itea (Delphi), Katakolon, Argostoli (Kefalonia), Preveza (Greece), Kotor (Montenegro), Korcula, Dubrovnik, Palermo, Rome (Civitavecchia) 

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DR PETER CADDICK-ADAMS is acknowledged as one of the UK's most experienced battlefield guides, Peter has led over 200 visits to more than 50 battlefields around the world, covering all periods in history, from the Romans to the present day.

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DR. PHILLIP CRIBB is a botanist who worked at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew in 1974, retiring in 2006 as Deputy Keeper of the Herbarium and Curator of the Orchid Herbarium. THE RT REVD STEPHEN OLIVER was bishop of Stepney in London’s East End. He served as a Parish priest in Nottinghamshire before joining the BBC where he became Chief Producer of Religious Programmes.

A Mediterranean Masterpiece Minerva • 14 nights • 8 May ‘12

Oporto, Portugal

 Rome (Civitavecchia), Portoferraio, Nice, Port Vendres, Mahon, Málaga, Cadiz, Portimao, Vigo, St. Peter Port, Portsmouth TRAVEL WITH THE EXPERTS

A Classic Spring Minerva • 13 nights • 25 Apr ‘12

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DR. MARA KALNINS is University of Cambridge Reader in Modern Literature and a Fellow of Corpus Christi College. Her most recent book, The Ancient Amber Routes: Travels from Riga to Byzantium, explores the links between the Baltic, Mediterranean and Black Seas from prehistoric to modern times.

Málaga, Spain

Church in Kotor

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Minerva • 14 nights • 1 Aug ‘12

Portsmouth, St. Peter Port, La Coruna, Oporto, Cadiz, Málaga, Cartagena, Palma de Mallorca, Cagliari, Trapani, Valletta 

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FEARGHAL MCCARTAN is a graduate of Aberdeen University (BSC Hons. Conservation Biology). As well as his interest in wildlife and the outdoors he has been playing traditional harp for 14 years and classical harp for 7 years. MARTIN BLACKWELL is a highly regarded UK jazz musician having played piano and keyboards with many of the world’s leading jazz personalities, including Art Farmer, Barney Kessel, James Moody, Sonny Stitt and Michael Brecker.

South to the Mediterranean

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DR. PHILIP DE SOUZA FRHistS is a lecturer in Classics at University College Dublin. He specialises in ancient history, but has also published works on world and maritime history. THE REVD. TIM BLEWETT has been Warden of Launde Abbey since 2004 having been Residentiary Canon of St Asaph Cathedral. Between the two posts he mobilized as a military chaplain serving in Iraq (2003 – 2004).

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