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ISSUED JULY 2015

THE SMALL SHIP DISCOVERY CRUISE SPECIALIST

MEDITERRANEAN | AZORES EUROPE | BRITISH ISLES ICELAND | ARABIA INDIAN OCEAN | ASIA | AFRICA MAY 2016 - MAY 2017


WELCOME THE ADVENTURE ASHORE. THE DISCOVERY ON BOARD. W H E R E W I L L YO U R N E X T VOYAG E O F D I SCOV E RY TA K E YO U?

Meteora, Greece

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Welcome to the latest collection of cruises from Voyages of Discovery. In this brochure, we are delighted to introduce 13 brand new cruises, which will see Voyager leave the Mediterranean in the autumn of 2016 to sail to the waters of South East Asia where five unique and very different itineraries explore this exciting corner of the world. Each cruise promises iconic cities, historic sights, vibrant cultures and ancient customs, along with a host of dramatic nature and extraordinary wildlife. Voyager then continues her winter season, returning by popular request to exotic Myanmar, before setting her sights on the African continent. For something a little different why not join Voyager as she island hops across the stunning Indian Ocean visiting the beautiful Maldives, Seychelles and Mauritius all in one fantastic cruise. Voyager’s African discoveries include Madagascar, magical South Africa and the wonders of Namibia, before seeking out some of the world’s remotest islands off the west coast of this vast continent as she returns to the UK in the spring of 2017. Each of these itineraries has been carefully crafted to take you to some of the world’s most amazing off-the-beaten-track destinations and, with more overnight stays and late evening sailings in our new winter programme, there’s plenty of time to discover and explore. We also offer a selection of pre- and post-cruise extensions, which means you can experience more of a destination and really make the most of your holiday. This brochure also features Voyager’s summer 2016 itineraries – and they are already proving extremely popular. After only recently going on sale, Voyager’s cruise around Britain, calling only at the islands of our nation, is selling out fast. As always, every one of our cruises includes a highly regarded programme of talks by renowned Guest Speakers. Chosen for their engaging personalities, passion and enthusiasm, their knowledge and insight promises to enrich your cruise, helping you uncover the history, traditions and culture of each destination. The combination of exciting itineraries, enlightening talks, excellent entertainment and choice as to how you spend your time on board or ashore is at the heart of the Voyages of Discovery ethos. It is why so many people choose to cruise with us time and time again – along with the wonderfully warm and welcoming atmosphere on board Voyager, which is created by our approachable officers and friendly crew. From the moment you step up the gangway, they will ensure you enjoy the personal and attentive service for which we’re renowned. We do hope you enjoy browsing our latest collection of cruises, and, along with Voyager’s officers and crew, we look forward to welcoming you on board very soon.

Ian Smith, Group CEO, Voyages of Discovery

CONTENTS Introduction

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Guest Speakers

84 – 87

Summer 2016 Cruises

18 – 35

General Information

88 – 91

Winter 2016/17 Cruises

36 – 63

Cabins, Deck Plans and Fares

92 – 99

Grand Voyages

64 – 67

Cruise Calendar

Pre- & Post-Cruise Extensions

68 – 83

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SO M U C H I N C L U D E D ON A D I SC OV E R Y C R U I S E

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here’s something very special about choosing a cruise. Sailing to distant shores, making discoveries off the beaten track, seeking out unspoilt corners and catching glimpses of worlds ‘a million miles’ from your own. At Voyages of Discovery, our small ship sails into ports that larger ones can only pass by, bringing you to the beating heart of each destination and giving you so much more time to make it your own. Explore ancient cities, marvel at natural wonders, lose yourself on a beautfiul beach with the sea lapping at your toes ... and feel good about indulging yourself, because after all, our prices are quite a discovery too. We believe real adventures aren’t just about black-tie dinners, strict itineraries or brief stops in port. By taking a simpler, more relaxed and inclusive approach to travelling the world, we’ve created an inviting range of unique cruises at surprisingly great value.

Y O U R C R U I SE I N C L U D E S : O  nboard gratuities and service charges A  ll meals with open-seated dining in a choice of restaurants Afternoon tea each day C  aptain’s welcome and farewell cocktail parties with gala dinners L ively Talks by Guest Speakers O  nboard entertainment, workshops and activities All port and airport taxes

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C  hauffeur service or meet and greet airport parking for higher grade cabins C  omplimentary car parking at Portsmouth or Harwich on round trip cruises from these two cities C  omplimentary coach transfers between London Victoria and Voyager on cruises departing from and/or returning to Harwich or Portsmouth. F acilities including a library, gym, plunge pool, hot tubs, spa with sauna, duty free shop and a choice of bars

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R E L A X I N C O M F O R TA B L E SURROUNDINGS

A R ANGE OF INSPIRING D E S T I N AT I O N S

LO N D O N T R A N S F E R S I N C L U D E D I N YO U R FA R E

From the moment you step aboard, you’ll find a laid-back atmosphere, free from hustle and bustle. We never carry more than 540 passengers, so our friendly team can give you all the care and attention you need.

On every one of our cruises you’ll visit a carefully chosen selection of destinations, from iconic sights to off-the-beaten-track treasures. They’re amazing places you’ll love exploring, so we stay in port longer to let you do just that.

If your Voyager cruise sails from and/or returns to Harwick or Portsmouth, you can take advantage of the complimentary transfers between London Victoria Coach Station and the ship (pre-booking essential).

E XCITING CHOICE OF SHORE E XCURSIONS

A L L T I P S & TA X E S INCLUDED

L I V E LY TA L K S F R O M GUEST SPEAKERS

We’re here to give you the kind of holiday you want, so we offer a wonderful range of optional excursions, helping you to see even more of the destination. Plus we’ll help you tailor your trip with a choice of pre- and post-cruise extensions.

To make your trip as relaxed as possible, we take care of all your port and pre-paid airport taxes, including them in the price of your cruise. It also covers all your onboard service charges, so you don’t have to give them a second thought.

Our entertaining talks are the best in the business, bringing experts on board to share their insights and adventures with you. They’re real characters who tell great stories, and there’s no extra charge for coming along.

FA N TA S T I C M E N U S F R O M QUALIT Y CHE FS

G R E AT AC T I V I T I E S & E N T E R TA I N M E N T

C O M F O R TA B L E C A B I N S & SUITES

There’s always plenty happening on board, from watercolour workshops and cookery demonstrations to live music and dancing. Join in as much as you like, it’s all included in your fare – just like our lido pool, gym, sauna and library.

Choose inside or outside, balcony or suite, and we’ll find the perfect one for you – or you can let us know exactly where you’d like to be right down to the cabin number. Take a look at pages 92-95 to see exactly what you get with each cabin.

Enjoy open-seated dining in one of our three restaurants. Our experienced chefs create delicious, constantly changing menus, including regional specialities and traditional favourites. Even better, it’s all included in your fare.

5%

LOYALTY DISCOUNT

If you’ve travelled with us before, we’ll automatically make you a member of our Discovery Club, giving you a discount of 5% off Standard Fares on every future trip you take with us.

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EXP ER T I N S I G H T

AC T I V I T I E S

On each of our cruises, a programme of talks from some great Guest Speakers and Port Lecturers will give you the chance to get to know the destinations even better. This programme has earned the reputation of being one of the best at sea and, even better, it’s all included in the cost of your cruise.

On every cruise you’ll find all sorts of great onboard activities which you can join as Voyager heads to each new destination. Friendly specialist tutors lead creative classes in everything from watercolours and photography to jewellery-making and embroidery.

We’ve handpicked a wonderful range of Guest Speakers to lead our latest series of talks. Renowned experts in everything from wildlife and the arts, to military history and politics, they’re colourful characters who’ve all been chosen for their eye-opening insights and enthusiasm.

There’s the chance to meet our chefs as you learn the art of fruit carving or pick up beauty tips from our spa therapists. We run a lively passenger choir and organise fitness classes covering everything from water aerobics to Zumba and yoga. You can also join our fitness team on a gentle jog or walk around the decks, or learn new dance moves with our expert tutors so you can shine on the dance floor come evening time.

Join them in the Darwin Lounge as they bring each destination to life. You’ll discover hidden secrets, unexpected tales and fantastic tips that will make the following days all the more fascinating. Many of our Guest Speakers also join you on the shore excursions or even at dinner, sharing stories and discussing things you’ve seen. You can find out who’ll be on board on pages 84-87.

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If you prefer to take it easy, why not lose yourself in a good book in the library or relax on a sun-lounger by the pool. Perhaps you’ll choose to join new-found friends in a game of Scrabble. One thing’s for sure, however you wish to spend your days at sea you’ll always have plenty of options.

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DEL ICI O U S D I N I N G

ENTERTAINMENT

We’re proud to say our chefs are some of the best in the business, creating imaginative menus full of fresh ingredients and mouthwatering flavours. Try new dishes from the destinations we’re visiting or sit back and relax with favourites from home.

When the sun goes down, our sparkling programme of evening entertainment kicks in. It’s different every time we sail but there’s always a fantastic range to choose from, whether you wish to relax after a busy day of exploration or want to let your hair down.

Get your day off to the best start with breakfast in bed, in our restaurant or at our buffet. After a morning exploring, linger over lunch on deck or on shore, and later maybe indulge in afternoon tea. Then, come evening, reflect on the day or meet new friends for dinner in one of our restaurants. Each cruise includes two glamorous gala dinners too, and with open dining, you can choose when and where to eat, as well as who to sit with, every single day.

You could take a seat in Scott’s Bar to enjoy a pre-dinner drink while listening to our resident cocktail pianist or a classical recital, meet with friends to discuss the day’s events, or admire the views from the Lookout Lounge as Voyager makes her way to a new destination.

Our elegant Discovery and Explorer Restaurants offer a fantastic four-course menu that changes throughout your cruise, served by an attentive but unobtrusive team. For something a little more laid back, our Veranda Restaurant offers a beautiful buffet of hot and cold dishes, with tables inside or al fresco. It’s a great spot for watching the sun set on another wonderful day.

After dinner, there’s plenty to keep you entertained. The Darwin Lounge plays host to our resident theatre company who will wow you with a fantastic show, and local musicians sometimes join us on board when we overnight in port. If you’re a night owl, why not take to the dance floor in the Sunset Club or at one of our deck parties, where you can enjoy live singing and dance the night away under the stars.

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Blue Mosque, Istanbul

EX T R A O R D I N A R Y SH OR E E X C U R S I ON S

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et us help you discover the very best each destination has to offer with our exciting programme of optional shore excursions. Expertly planned and executed, they take all the hard work out of exploring so you can relax as you soak up all the iconic sights as well as off-the-beaten-track treasures.

Wherever in the world we take you, there is always an exciting programme of optional shore excursions on offer. They’re your chance to experience the heart of each destination, taking in not just the famous sights but the hidden gems and authentic culture too. They’re all carefully crafted with insights from local guides and renowned experts on the region to showcase the best each destination has to offer, and well timed so that wherever possible you can take more than one excursion in each port. You’ll be accompanied by friendly, professional English-speaking local guides and, in some cases, our Guest Speakers – you couldn’t be in better hands. They’ll take you straight to the best spots, without waiting, negotiating or exchanging currency, so your time can be spent enjoying every sight and sound ashore. Whether your passion is for ancient treasures such as the archaeological site of Ephesus, natural wonders including the Sete Cidades twin lakes or you want to tick UNESCO-listed sights such as the Elephanta Caves off your list, let us help you experience everything you’ve always wanted to – and more. We also offer a fantastic range of pre- and post-cruise extensions, including escorted tours and city stays, so your adventure can last longer. You’ll find all the details on pages 68-83.

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SUPERB -VALUE EXCURSIONS Created with trusted local partners Accompanied by English-speaking guides The chance to see more ashore Fully insured

BOOK AHEAD AND SAVE UP TO £5 PER PERSON You can book excursions well before you set sail, so you’ve got your whole holiday planned before you leave home. It’s the best way to guarantee your place, and we’ll even give you a discount of up to £5 per person on each excursion you pre-book. You’ll find details of all excursions and cruise extensions on our website and we’ll also send you a brochure around 18 weeks before you sail.

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SPOIL Y O U R S E L F W I T H A N A D D -ON P A C K A G E

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o give you even more flexibility to do exactly what you want on your cruise we’ve created a selection of exciting add-on packages that will make your experience unique. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or you just want to spoil yourself, we’ve got something to suit every taste. From a perfectly chilled bottle of Champagne waiting for you in your cabin to pampering spa treatments, can we tempt you? ‘SPECIAL OCCASION’ WELCOME PACKAGE $80 Bottle of chilled

ALL-INCLUSIVE DRINKS PACKAGE From $40 per person/per day Evening cocktails

SOFT DRINKS PACKAGE From $30 per person/per day Mineral water in your cabin

Bottle of chilled

Non-alcoholic drinks with

Fruit platter

Champagne upon your arrival

House or sparkling wine

Strawberries

Unlimited house alcoholic

dinner

and soft drinks from the bar

Unlimited tea

Unlimited speciality coffees

Unlimited speciality coffees Unlimited soft drinks during bar opening hours

Belgian chocolates Other occasion packages are available, details of which will be sent to you along with your pre-cruise information.

with dinner

and tea

Mineral water in your cabin

PAMPER & INDULGE SPA PACKAGE $270 per person

daily

Champagne

1 cold facial massage 1 eyebrow tint or shape 1 choice of body massage

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A M O R E I N T I M A T E WA Y T O SE E T H E WOR L D

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mall-ship cruising offers a unique experience. You can step ashore in ports which mega-liners have to pass by, while aboard you’ll benefit from a friendlier, cosier atmosphere, a more personalised service from the crew and the chance to take advantage of the excellent facilities without the crowds. Welcome to Voyager, and a more relaxed way of cruising. On our comfortable ship you’re free from the hustle and bustle of larger liners, and you can also sail straight into lesser-visited ports to start your adventure. We carry just 540 passengers, which means there’s always a friendly, laid-back atmosphere on board, where everything’s within easy reach and nothing’s too much trouble. There’s no getting lost, no standing in queues, and getting on and off is easy. With fewer fellow passengers, you can enjoy more freedom and personal space. These seemingly simple things can make a huge difference to your cruise experience. Our regular customers tell us they relax the moment they step on board, and consider Voyager a real home from home. Make yourself at home in one of our 270 comfortable cabins – 87% with ocean views – or treat yourself to one of our 35 spacious suites – 30 with balconies. For dinner, there’s our elegant Discovery and Explorer Restaurants, or the Veranda Restaurant with its indoor or al fresco tables – perfect for watching the sun go down. With open seating, you can choose when and where you eat, as well as who you enjoy your dinner with.

ON BOARD, YOU’LL FIND: • 3 restaurants • 3 lounges • 4 bars • Lido pool • Spa, sauna and salon • Health and fitness centre • 2 hot tubs • Library • Internet hub • Medical centre

Whether you’re getting together or getting away from it all, with four bars, a library, live music, great Guest Speakers, a fitness centre, spa, beauty salon and more, it’s easy to have just the kind of holiday you really want.

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Gala night

A R E A L L Y W AR M WE L C OM E

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e’re proud to say that we’re known for our incredibly friendly, attentive crew. Many of them have been with us for years and their warm, genuine approach is part of what makes our cruises so memorable. In fact, it’s one reason why people choose us again and again. One of the great things about being a small ship is the chance it gives our crew to look after you better. Whether they’re serving you dinner, mixing you a cocktail, keeping your cabin clean or taking you out on shore, our loyal, professional crew take the time to learn your name, greet you with a smile and make sure your holiday is happy and hassle-free. They create a great atmosphere on board and we know this is something our passengers value. It’s also one of the reasons we have several travel awards, voted for by the public, under our belt. See the world with us and we think you’ll see the difference.

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MEET YOUR CAPTAINS Captains Oleksander Tkachuk and Tomasz Marek Kaminski have been sailing with us for years and they’re looking forward to welcoming you on board. Despite being born 650 miles from the coast, Captain Tkachuk has enjoyed a great career at sea, including a period with a Black Sea cargo fleet. He’s served on passenger vessels since 1995, working for a number of well-known cruise lines. Captain Kaminski began his career at sea in 1998 aboard British Petroleum’s tankers. In 2000 he joined passenger ship fleets and has sailed to a variety of thrilling destinations, including the Antarctic on numerous occasions.

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Villa Lante, Civitavecchia

San Georgio Island, Venice

S PE C I A L I N T E R E S T C R U I SE S

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e regularly work with expert organisations to create special interest cruises. They’re a great way to learn more about something you love, from heritage and horticulture to fine arts. On each one you’ll have the chance to take part in excursions and activities designed with these themes in mind, as well as listen to fascinating talks by respected experts.

Our Royal Horticultural Society cruises are a fantastic way to take in some of the world’s finest gardens and natural landscapes. The RHS is the UK’s leading gardening charity, dedicated to advancing horticulture and promoting good gardening. With their help, we’ve designed a series of cruises with wonderful shore excursions, garden tours and talks by expert speakers.

The National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies is a leading charity which promotes and improves accessibility to the arts. We’re really pleased to count some of their eminent accredited lecturers among our Guest Speakers, giving you the chance to hear some fascinating perspectives on the places we’ll visit.

Our RHS Garden Holiday cruises include:

AN INSIGHT INTO INDONESIA (pages 44-45) RICHES OF THE ORIENT (pages 48-49) COLONIAL CAPITALS & COASTS OF THE ORIENT

ESCAPE TO MADEIRA & THE AZORES (pages 20-21) ENCHANTING MEDITERRANEAN (pages 28-29) ATLANTIC ADVENTURES IN SPRING (pages 62-63)

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This season they’ll be joining us for:

(pages 54-55)

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EVEN MORE EXPERT HELP SOLO TRAVELLERS Thanks to her small size, it’s very easy to mingle and make new friends on Voyager, and the extremely friendly crew will make sure all solo passengers feel at ease. Every cruise features a programme of events specially designed for independent travellers, starting with a welcome get-together. The invitations will continue throughout the cruise, from lunch, afternoon tea and pre-dinner drinks to a quiz and the chance to meet the captain and entertainment crew, and the events are always very sociable. Single fares are available across our cruises and our Cruise Consultants will be happy to discuss your requirements.

GROUP BOOKINGS If you’re travelling as a group of 15 or more adults, whether you’re family, friends or members of a club, you can take advantage of some great group benefits. Just call us on 1800 OCEANS (623 267)

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GETTING TO VOYAGER ON CRUISES DEPARTING AND/OR RETURNING TO THE UK FREE PORT PARKING

FREE COACH TRANSFERS

FREE CHAUFFEUR SERVICE

We offer free parking at Portsmouth and Harwich. Just let us know if you’d like to use it when you make your booking.

If you’re joining one of our cruises at Portsmouth or Harwich, you can book to join our free coach transfer from London Victoria coach station (and back, if applicable). Timings are available at time of booking.

If you book one of our higher grade cabins, (JS and above) we can offer you a free chauffeur service within 75 miles of the UK port or airport you’re departing from. It’s a convenient, relaxing way to start your holiday and you’ll be picked up in an immaculate Volvo S80 saloon, or a similar model. If you’d like to book, just call our Reservations Team. If you need to travel further than 75 miles away from the port, we can arrange this service for an extra charge, so please ask for details.

VALET PARKING Cruise and Passenger Services (CPS) is a company offering secure valet parking at Portsmouth, currently for £3 a day. Drive to the terminal, collect your key tag receipt and make sure you take your cruise luggage out of the car. Their experienced, careful drivers will park your car in their secure car park. On your return, just pick up your keys and your car will be waiting for you right outside the terminal building. You can book directly with CPS on +44 845 071 3939 or email info@candps.com. Please note, services entered into directly with Cruise and Passenger Services form no part of any contract with Voyages of Discovery.

TRAVELLING BY TRAIN Portsmouth and Harwich have excellent rail links. The main Portsmouth / Southsea station is a five-minute taxi ride from the Portsmouth cruise terminal, while Harwich International station is right next to the cruise terminal.

PRE-CRUISE ACCOMMODATION LIFEHOUSE SPA & HOTEL

MEON VALLEY MARRIOTT HOTEL & COUNTRY CLUB

For passengers sailing on cruises departing from and returning to Harwich who wish to book a pre-stay hotel, parking and transfer package, we have teamed up with the Lifehouse Spa & Hotel. The hotel is in a small town called Thorpele-Soken, 13 miles from Harwich Port. The package includes:

For passengers booked on cruises departing from and returning to Portsmouth we have obtained special rates for a one-night stay in a standard deluxe room, including:

• One night’s accommodation with breakfast • Parking for the duration of the cruise • Return port transfers from hotel. Single occupancy from $310^ ^Per room

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Double/twin occupancy from $330^

• One night’s accommodation with breakfast • Parking for the duration of the cruise • Return port transfers from hotel. The hotel offers spacious en-suite rooms including a safe, tea & coffee-making facilities and hairdryer. Golf and spa facilities are also available. Single occupancy from $330^

Twin occupancy from $349^

^Per room

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THE ATLANTIC, MEDITERRANEAN, ADRIATIC & AEGEAN SEAS UNITED KINGDOM | SPAIN | THE AZORES | MADEIRA | PORTUGAL | FRANCE NORWAY | ICELAND | FAROE ISLES | CORSICA | TUNISIA | MALTA | ITALY CROATIA | SLOVENIA | MONTENEGRO | GREECE | TURKEY | CYPRUS

22ND MAY 2016 - 22ND OCTOBER 2016


“wonderful We live in a world

that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.

JAWAHARLAL NEHRU

Join Voyager as she embarks on a selection of exciting cruises seeking out the extraordinary treasures around the Azores and Britain before sailing north towards the Arctic Circle. She then heads into the warm autumn sunshine around the enchanting ports in the Mediterranean Sea. Take in Britain’s fascinating history, charming towns and stunning island landscapes, and discover hot springs, lava lakes and volcanic craters in Iceland. The Mediterranean offers a host of memorable sights, from chic towns and cities on the French Riviera and Croatia’s island-studded coastline, to extraordinary ancient relics in Turkey and Greece. 19


MUST-SEE SIGHT

One of the seven Natural Wonders of Portugal, the beautiful Sete Cidades twin lakes, one seemingly emerald-green and the other deep blue, are situated in the crater of a massive volcano in the Azores

ESCAPE TO MADEIR A & THE A ZORES CHANNEL ISLANDS | SPAIN | AZORES | MADEIRA | PORTUGAL

22ND MAY 2016

16-DAY CRUISE FROM

$3,120

PER PERSON TWIN SHARE

PORTSMOUTH - ENGLAND ST PETER PORT - GUERNSEY Step ashore in picturesque St Peter Port, the capital of Guernsey, with its charming blend of French and English influences. Visit spectacular Castle Cornet, a royal fortress that has stood guard over the harbour town for more than 800 years, explore the lovely Victorian Candie Gardens, or focus on the more recent history of the island’s occupation during the Second World War. If you choose to venture further afield, tiny Herm, a haven for wild birds, and neighbouring Sark, home to the splendid La Seigneurie Gardens, are wonderful choices. LA CORUÑA - SPAIN From La Coruña, follow in the footsteps of countless pilgrims to Santiago de Compostela, the culmination of the Way of St James, where a magnificent 12th century cathedral houses the tomb of the apostle. Discover grand buildings in Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque architectural styles in the UNESCO-listed Old Town. Alternatively, choose to stay in the intriguing port city, which is

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The convenience of sailing from the UK Complimentary car parking at Portsmouth Complimentary coach transfers from/to London Victoria All meals with open-seated dining in a choice of restaurants Afternoon tea each day

home to the world’s oldest working lighthouse. Stroll around its magnificent squares, through the medieval quarter or along its attractive promenade. HORTA - AZORES In the western part of the alluring Azores is Faial, known as the ‘blue island’ because of the abundant hydrangeas that frame its houses and border the roads. Historically, its cosmopolitan capital Horta was an important port for Portuguese and Spanish explorers, while today its sheltered marina is the place to admire transatlantic yachts. Journey inland to the Caldeira, an enormous crater classified as a natural reserve, or take the opportunity to spot whales and dolphins in the surrounding waters. PONTA DELGADA - AZORES Ponta Delgada is the capital of São Miguel, the largest of the nine volcanic islands of the archipelago. Soak up its diverse scenery of beautiful lakes, sandy beaches, rolling hills, high mountains and green plains. Head to the Sete Cidades twin lakes, one seemingly emerald-green and the other deep blue, situated in the biggest extinct volcano



C  aptain’s welcome and farewell cocktail parties plus gala dinners Talks by Guest Speakers O  nboard entertainment, workshops and activities Onboard gratuities and service charges F ull use of facilities including a library, gym, hot tubs, plunge pool and a choice of bars

crater in the Azores. Exploring Ponta Delgada, with its blend of turn-of-the-century architecture, parks and cobbled streets meandering to the marina, is a relaxing alternative. FUNCHAL - MADEIRA Nestled in a natural amphitheatre with a mountain backdrop, Funchal is blessed with a perfect climate for plant life, which means flowers bloom all year round. An overnight stay offers time to enjoy its many sights, including the tangle of red-roofed, whitewashed houses, which tumble down to the mighty ocean. For breathtaking views, take a cable car ride to Monte, noted for its fine architecture and gardens. Perhaps experience a thrilling wicker toboggan ride back down again, or visit Monte’s hillside Botanical Garden, which is home to 2,500 plants. PORTO SANTO - PORTUGAL One of the best-kept secrets of the Atlantic, laidback Porto Santo offers a glimpse of a slower pace of life. It benefits from a mild climate and has an endless stretch of sandy beach said to have therapeutic qualities. Its capital, Vila Baleira, was

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ST PETER PORT

SPAIN

PONTA DELGADA

AZORES

LISBON PORTUGAL

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HORTA

12.30PM 7.30PM

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PONTA DELGADA 8.30AM 4.30PM

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overnight

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PORTSMOUTH

ATLANTIC OCEAN

HIGHLIGHTS • Discover the British and French influences of Guernsey • The volcanic archipelago of the Azores • Enjoy Portugal’s hidden gem, the island of Porto Santo • Stunning landscapes of Madeira – the ‘floating garden of the Atlantic’ • Explore historic Lisbon, situated on the picturesque River Tagus

Belem Tower, Lisbon

MUST-SEE SIGHT

Colourful exotic plants fill Funchal’s Botanical Garden

once home to Christopher Columbus. Visit the house reputedly occupied by the great explorer which is now a museum, unwind on the beach lapped by warm turquoise waters or wander one of the island’s trails to experience the unspoilt landscape. LISBON - PORTUGAL Situated on the banks of the River Tagus, the Portuguese capital of Lisbon has a unique beauty and fascinating maritime history. See the Monument of Discoveries, erected to celebrate the achievements of seafaring pioneers, and the city’s icon, the Belem Tower, built in the 16th century to guard the harbour entrance. Savour the tranquillity of the Jerónimos Monastery, a jewel of Manueline architecture and the resting place of explorer Vasco da Gama. Further afield, medieval Obidos may appeal, or head to fairytale Sintra, described by Lord Byron as a ‘Glorious Eden’. PORTSMOUTH - ENGLAND

CHOOSE FROM A SELECTION OF OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS

Available to book 14-16 weeks before your cruise

Monte Palace tropical garden, Funchal

GUEST SPEAKERS MICHAEL SCOTT is a writer, broadcaster and a regular speaker with Voyages of Discovery. Michael has a passion for the natural world, which he shares with his wife, Sue, and they’ve even written a book together. Michael will introduce you to the natural wonders of these beautiful, lush islands. JOHN BRINKLEY will also join this cruise. He will give a series of illustrated lectures about the wide variety of geographical and geological scenery encountered on our visit to these unique Atlantic islands. Additionally, in a short programme of informal ‘Cruiseclass’ sessions, John will develop further aspects and ideas raised during these lectures. Full details can be found on pages 84-87.

In Partnership with

ALL-INCLUSIVE DRINKS FROM ONLY $40 A DAY

CONTACT US FOR OUR LATEST SPECIAL OFFERS PRICING PER PERSON

VGR160522

CABIN TYPE

STANDARD FARES FROM

2 Bed Inside

$3,120

2 Bed Outside

$4,100

Balcony Cabin

$6,710

Discovery Club members receive an additional 5% discount. Prices for all categories can be found on pages 98-99

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Honfleur, France

ESSENCE OF VOYAGER, JERSEY & FRANCE CHANNEL ISLANDS | FRANCE

6TH JUNE 2016

4-DAY CRUISE FROM

$590

PER PERSON TWIN SHARE

PORTSMOUTH - ENGLAND ST HELIER - JERSEY Step ashore in St Helier on Jersey – also known as the island of flowers thanks to a temperate climate, long hours of sunshine and rich soil, which produces glorious blooms year round. The largest of the Channel Islands, Jersey’s history has been hugely influenced by its strategic location between the south coast of England and the north coast of France. The only part of the British Isles to be occupied by German forces during the Second World War, you can learn more of this dark period with a visit to the Jersey War Tunnels – dug into the hillside by slave workers and now home to an extraordinary collection of thought-provoking galleries. Perhaps take a trip to Durrell Wildlife Park, founded by the late author and naturalist Gerald Durrell. Here, more than 1,400 mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians reside in 32 acres of beautiful

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The convenience of sailing from the UK Complimentary car parking at Portsmouth or Harwich Complimentary coach transfers from/to London Victoria All meals with open-seated dining in a choice of restaurants Afternoon tea each day

parkland, with endangered species including Sumatran orangutans and Western Lowland gorillas. HONFLEUR - FRANCE Traces of the past are in evidence all around the picturesque medieval port town of Honfleur, where you can discover timber-framed houses and delightfully atmospheric backstreets. Birthplace of landscape painter Eugène Boudin, the town is recognised as one of the cradles of Impressionism, and many renowned artists have been inspired by its location on the southern bank of the Seine estuary. Head to nearby Giverny to discover the garden of Claude Monet, whose water lily pond was arguably one of his most famous subjects, captured on canvas innumerable times. HARWICH - ENGLAND



C  aptain’s welcome and farewell cocktail parties plus gala dinners Talks by Guest Speakers O  nboard entertainment, workshops and activities Onboard gratuities and service charges F ull use of facilities including a library, gym, hot tubs, plunge pool and a choice of bars

SAMPLE THE VOYAGER EXPERIENCE Board Voyager for a four-day cruise taking in the delights of St Helier on the island of Jersey and Honfleur in France. This cruise is ideal for those wishing to sample life on board Voyager or who simply fancy a short summer break. While on board you can enjoy some of the wonderful Voyager experiences that you would expect on one of our longer cruises, including our renowned Guest Speaker programme. Take a seat in the comfortable Darwin Lounge and enjoy a fascinating talk by one of our most popular Guest Speakers, then relax as our hugely talented team entertain you with a wonderful show. You can also take advantage of the great onboard facilities during your cruise. Relax in the elegant Scott’s Lounge with pre-dinner drinks or admire the views from the unique Lookout Lounge as Voyager

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ITINERARY

ENGLAND

DATE

DESTINATION

ARRIVE

DEPART

PORTSMOUTH

JUNE 2016

ENGLISH CHANNEL

6

PORTSMOUTH

7

ST HELIER

7AM

5PM 5PM

8

HONFLEUR

7AM

4.30PM

9

HARWICH

7.30AM

HONFLEUR ST HELIER

FRANCE

NEW PORT 

TENDER PORT

HIGHLIGHTS • This 4-day cruise will give you the chance to experience the wonderful atmosphere and lifestyle on board Voyager • Visit Jersey’s port town of St Helier, a maiden call for Voyager • Explore medieval Honfleur, the birthplace of Impressionism and gateway to Giverny and Monet’s stunning gardens

MUST-SEE SIGHT

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HARWICH

CHOOSE FROM A SELECTION OF OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS

Claude Monet’s gardens at Giverny were a great source of inspiration to the artist, and wandering around them is like stepping into a painting

Available to book 14-16 weeks before your cruise

SPECIAL OCCASION WELCOME PACKAGE FROM ONLY $80 COMPLIMENTARY COACH TRANSFERS Take advantage of our complimentary car parking. Park at Harwich and enjoy a free coach transfer to Portsmouth at the start of your cruise, or park at Portsmouth and take a free coach transfer from Harwich to Portsmouth at the end of your cruise (pre booking essential).

Elizabeth Castle and harbour, St Helier enters and leaves each fascinating port. You could spend some time perusing the large collection of books in the library or relaxing by the poolside. You could even take part in a gentle exercise class in the Health & Fitness Centre – how active you want to be is up to you. In the Discovery and Veranda restaurants you will be able to enjoy the usual high standard of cuisine, enhanced by the attentive service of our onboard staff. The Captain’s Gala Dinner gives you the perfect excuse to don formal dress, before enjoying a wonderful evening of cocktails, a delicious meal and excellent company. This is bound to be a highlight of your cruise. As you bid your fellow passengers and the friendly crew farewell, you are sure to leave with wonderful memories and a desire to begin planning your next Voyage of Discovery.

STAY ON BOARD FOR BRITAIN’S BEAUTIFUL ISLES See page 24 for details

Honfleur, France

GUEST SPEAKERS MICHAEL SCOTT, a regular speaker with Voyages of Discovery, will join you on board this cruise to share his enthusiasm for the natural world. He will talk about some of the plant and bird life of the region. Full details can be found on pages 84-87

PRICING PER PERSON

VGR160606

CABIN TYPE

STANDARD FARE FROM

2 Bed Inside

$590

2 Bed Outside

$780

Balcony Cabin

$1,270

Discovery Club members receive an additional 5% discount. Prices for all categories can be found on pages 98-99

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Tobermory, Isle of Mull

BRITAIN ’S BE AUTIFUL ISLES

SHETLAND ISLES | ORKNEY ISLES | OUTER & INNER HEBRIDES | ISLES OF SCILLY | CHANNEL ISLANDS

9TH JUNE 2016

12-DAY CRUISE FROM

$2,540

PER PERSON TWIN SHARE

HARWICH - ENGLAND LERWICK - SHETLAND ISLES The remote Shetland Isles are Britain’s most northerly outpost, boasting heather-clad hills, untamed scenery and intriguing wildlife. Explore Lerwick, the islands’ capital and the most northerly and most easterly town in Scotland. From here, you can discover Mousa Island, a natural wildlife sanctuary. KIRKWALL - ORKNEY ISLES The Orkney Isles boast a fascinating heritage dating back to the days of the Vikings. Founded in the early 11th century, Kirkwall is an excellent example of an ancient Norse town. With a wide, picturesque bay, meandering lanes and gently rolling hills, this bustling market town offers impressive views at every turn. You could visit nearby Skaill House, or discover Skara Brae, a Neolithic settlement dating back 5,000 years.

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The convenience of sailing from the UK Complimentary car parking at Harwich Complimentary coach transfers from/to London Victoria All meals with open-seated dining in a choice of restaurants Afternoon tea each day

STORNOWAY - ISLE OF LEWIS Lewis is the largest and most northerly of the Hebrides, with a wild, unspoilt landscape steeped in thousands of years of history. Founded by the Vikings in the 9th century, Stornoway is the only town on the island. Admire the Neolithic Callanish Stones, one of the most complete ancient stone circles in Europe, or discover Dun Carloway, a well-preserved broch – a hollow-walled structure found only in Scotland. PORTREE - ISLE OF SKYE Created volcanically some 60 million years ago, the Isle of Skye is the largest of the Inner Hebrides. Step ashore in the lively town of Portree, whose picture-perfect harbour is lined with colourful houses. Take in the island’s stunning scenery of towering mountains, glistening lochs and picturesque coastline, or head to Trotternish Ridge, where mysterious rock formations include the Old Man of Storr.



C  aptain’s welcome and farewell cocktail parties plus gala dinners Talks by Guest Speakers O  nboard entertainment, workshops and activities Onboard gratuities and service charges F ull use of facilities including a library, gym, hot tubs, plunge pool and a choice of bars

TOBERMORY - ISLE OF MULL The Isle of Mull is an island of sweeping moors punctuated by picturesque clearings and its charming capital, Tobermory, is a haven for wildlife. Discover this Georgian-fronted fishing port and look out for rare species of bird and marine animals. Perhaps enjoy a boat trip for a better chance of spotting the whales and dolphins that live in the surrounding waters. ST MARY’S - ISLES OF SCILLY The Isles of Scilly are known for their spectacular scenery and laid-back atmosphere. St Mary’s is the largest island and a haven of hidden treasures. Witness a coastline of deserted white sandy beaches and dramatic rocky coves and head off the beaten track to discover nature trails rife with diverse wildlife. You could visit the museum in Hugh Town, the island’s capital, to discover an array of artefacts mapping out Scilly’s colourful history.

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STORNOWAY PORTREE

DATE

SCOTLAND

ENGLAND

HARWICH

Botanical treasures at Tresco Abbey Garden in the Scillies

ST MARYS

DESTINATION

ARRIVE

DEPART

JUNE 2016

TOBERMORY

MUST-SEE SIGHT

ITINERARY

NORTH SEA

KIRKWALL

ST PETER PORT TENDER PORT

9

HARWICH

10

AT SEA

4PM

11

LERWICK

8AM

12

KIRKWALL

7AM

6PM

13

STORNOWAY

8AM

10PM

14

PORTREE

7AM

9PM

15

TOBERMORY

8AM

7PM

16

AT SEA

17

ST MARY’S

8AM

5PM

18

ST PETER PORT

8AM

6PM

19

AT SEA

20

HARWICH

7PM

7AM

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LERWICK

HIGHLIGHTS • T  ake in the breathtaking scenery

of the Shetland Isles • Explore the tranquil haven of the Isles of Scilly • Discover the British and French influences of Guernsey • Look out for rare species of bird and marine animals in Tobermory • Journey through the rich archaeological landscape of the Orkney Isles

Dun Carloway, Isle of Lewis

CHOOSE FROM A SELECTION OF OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS

Available to book 14-16 weeks before your cruise

MUST-SEE SIGHT

ALL-INCLUSIVE DRINKS FROM ONLY $40 A DAY

The ancient and fascinating Callanish Standing Stones

ST PETER PORT - GUERNSEY Just off the coast of France lie the Channel Islands, where spectacular scenery, charming harbours and spectacular wildlife await. Step ashore on Guernsey and its atmospheric capital, St Peter Port, where you can explore Castle Cornet, an ancient royal fortress with tranquil gardens. Uncover poignant reminders of the islands’ German occupation during the Second World War at the underground military hospital. HARWICH - ENGLAND

GUEST SPEAKERS PROFESSOR SANDY PRIMROSE will join you on this cruise to some of Britain’s prettiest isles. He will talk about the plant life of the region. NEIL BONNER, a journalist for more than 50 years, will also be on board. He has a wealth of anecdotes to share with you, both from his days in local newspapers and as a celebrity interviewer. His love of humour, nostalgia and even magic will be woven into his talks.

Isles of Scilly

PRICING PER PERSON

VGR160609

DR LOUISE BONNER will also feature as a Guest Speaker on this cruise.

CABIN TYPE

STANDARD FARE FROM

Full details can be found on pages 84-87

2 Bed Inside

$2,540

2 Bed Outside

$3,340

Balcony Cabin

$5,400

CONTACT US FOR OUR LATEST SPECIAL OFFERS

Discovery Club members receive an additional 5% discount. Prices for all categories can be found on pages 98-99

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MUST-SEE SIGHT

Located in the Golden Circle, Gullfoss is Iceland’s best known waterfall, combining natural beauty with incredible power

VIKING L ANDS & ICEL ANDIC E XPLORER NORWAY | ICELAND | FAROE ISLANDS

20TH JUNE 2016

13-DAY CRUISE FROM

$3,120

PER PERSON TWIN SHARE

HARWICH - ENGLAND BERGEN - NORWAY Discover Bergen’s enchanting natural beauty as you explore the city’s quaint alleyways and steep, cobbled lanes, which lead down to a charming Hanseatic waterfront. Visit the unique Fantoft Stave Church or take the funicular up to the summit of Mount Floien, one of seven towering mountains that surround the city. AKUREYRI - ICELAND Akureyri is a unique town cradled at the head of Iceland’s longest fjord, close to the Arctic Circle. Despite its position, the city enjoys a mild climate, and its stunning Botanical Gardens are home to over 2,000 species of flora from around the world. Discover the dramatic landscape of volcanic craters, lava lakes, active geothermal fields and crashing waterfalls that surround the town, or set out on a memorable whale-watching trip.

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The convenience of sailing from the UK Complimentary car parking at Harwich Complimentary coach transfers from/to London Victoria All meals with open-seated dining in a choice of restaurants Afternoon tea each day



C  aptain’s welcome and farewell cocktail parties plus gala dinners Talks by Guest Speakers O  nboard entertainment, workshops and activities Onboard gratuities and service charges F ull use of facilities including a library, gym, hot tubs, plunge pool and a choice of bars

ISAFJORDUR - ICELAND Step ashore in the isolated town of Isafjordur, one of Iceland’s most important fishing and trading centres. Admire the town’s stunning scenery and explore its charming centre, which remains largely unchanged since the 18th century. Head further afield to Vigur Island, where you can look out for an array of bird species, from eiders and puffins to terns and black guillemots.

TORSHAVN - FAROE ISLANDS Step ashore on the spectacular Faroe Islands and Torshavn – one of the smallest and most charming capitals in the world. Despite its size, the city is home to over a third of the islands’ population. Explore the Old Town, where you will discover a maze of charming lanes, narrow passages and a cluster of brightly coloured houses that boast an intriguing Viking heritage.

REYKJAVIK - ICELAND Set in a land of glaciers, hot springs and active volcanoes, Reykjavik is Iceland’s vibrant capital and a city of bold contrasts. From here, you could choose to visit a fascinating Viking village at Fjorukrain. Reykjavik is also your gateway to the Golden Circle, where sites include the UNESCOlisted Thingvellir National Park, host to Iceland’s first parliament and the point where Europe meets America at the continental divide.

HARWICH - ENGLAND

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ITINERARY

AKUREYRI NORWEGIAN SEA

REYKJAVIK ICELAND

DATE TORSHAVN

NORTH SEA

HARWICH

ARRIVE

DEPART

JUNE 2016

FAROE ISLANDS

ENGLAND

DESTINATION

NORWAY

BERGEN

Hallgrímskirkja church, Reykjavik

20

HARWICH

21

AT SEA

22

BERGEN

23-24

4PM 12PM

10PM

AT SEA

25

AKUREYRI

8AM

5.30PM

26

ISAFJORDUR

7.30AM

5PM

7.30AM

6PM

8AM

7PM

27

REYKJAVIK

28

AT SEA

29

TORSHAVN

30

AT SEA

JULY 1

AT SEA

2

HARWICH

6.30AM

HIGHLIGHTS

MUST-SEE SIGHT

Set in the middle of a lava field, the warm geothermal waters of Iceland’s Blue Lagoon are renowned for their therapeutic properties

• Charming Bergen and its Hanseatic waterfront • Akureyri, your gateway to dramatic landscapes of ice and fire • Explore the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park • Admire the abundance of birdlife in the North Atlantic • Discover the contrasting landscapes of the remote Faroe Islands

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ISAFJORDUR

CHOOSE FROM A SELECTION OF OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS

Available to book 14-16 weeks before your cruise

ALL-INCLUSIVE DRINKS FROM ONLY $40 A DAY

MUST-SEE SIGHT

SPECIAL OCCASION WELCOME PACKAGE FROM ONLY $80

Take the funicular to the top of Mount Floien, Bergen GUEST SPEAKERS

SIR JAMES HODGE is an expert on the Viking Age and will introduce you to these fascinating sea warriors and to Norse mythology, as well as describing the discovery of Iceland, Greenland and North America.

PRICING PER PERSON

VGR160620

CABIN TYPE

STANDARD FARE

DR TONY WALTHAM will be joining him on board to discuss Iceland’s fascinating volcanic history, bringing the formation of the island to life.

2 Bed Inside

$3,120

2 Bed Outside

$4,100

Balcony Cabin

$6,590

DR SUSAN GUBBAY will also feature as a Guest Speaker on this cruise.

Discovery Club members receive an additional 5% discount.

Full details can be found on pages 84-87

Prices for all categories can be found on pages 98-99

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Franciscan monastery, Dubrovnik

ENCHANTING MEDITERR ANE AN

FRANCE | CORSICA | SARDINIA | TUNISIA | MALTA | SICILY | ITALY | CROATIA

2ND SEPTEMBER 2016

12-DAY CRUISE FROM

$2,196

PER PERSON TWIN SHARE MARSEILLES - FRANCE Begin your cruise in Marseilles, one of Europe’s oldest cities. It was founded by the Phocaeans in 600BC, and today it is a vibrant, multicultural city where a host of sandy beaches and hidden coves await your discovery. Admire the city’s ancient port and lose yourself amongst the atmospheric alleyways and cobbled streets of its inviting medieval quarter, Le Panier. ST TROPEZ - FRANCE With its breathtaking beaches, cobbled streets and magical views across the sea to the towering Maures mountains, beautiful St Tropez has long been an inspiration to talented artists, including Signac and Matisse. Now a playground of the rich and famous, the town’s enchanting fishing quarter of La Ponche offers a glimpse into its rich history. NICE - FRANCE Nice is a chic city lying on the sun-drenched Côte D’Azur. Linger on the smart Promenade des Anglais, dip in and out of upmarket boutiques or watch the world go by from a café in the Zone Peittone, a charming pedestrian walkway. Take a chance

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All meals with open-seated dining in a choice of restaurants Afternoon tea each day Captain’s welcome and farewell cocktail parties plus gala dinners Talks by Guest Speakers

to wander the sumptuous themed gardens of Villa d’Ephrussi, home to the Rothschild Foundation. World-class restaurants serve every type of cuisine, while the spectacular coastline of the French Riviera opens up a host of possibilities. CALVI - CORSICA Voyager makes her maiden call in Calvi, rumoured to be the birthplace of Christopher Columbus. As you draw closer to the island of Corsica, you will see Calvi’s lofty citadel rise into view on its rocky headland. A military outpost in the 15th century, the citadel is the town’s most famous historical monument. Absorb Corsica’s distinctive culture, soak up the sun on Calvi’s long, sandy beach and explore the authentic hilltop villages of ‘L’Île de Beauté’ – the Isle of Beauty. CAGLIARI - SARDINIA Lying between glittering waters and rolling landscapes, Cagliari is an enticing blend of modern highlights and medieval treasures. Admire fascinating architecture in the city’s historic quarter, explore a vast Roman amphitheatre or relax in one of several inviting piazzas. You could even venture to



O  nboard entertainment, workshops and activities Onboard gratuities and service charges F ull use of facilities including a library, gym, hot tubs, plunge pool and a choice of bars

ancient Nora, believed to be the first town founded in Sardinia. The Nora Stone, an ancient inscription found here, dates back as far as the 9th century. LA GOULETTE - TUNISIA Over the past 3,000 years, Tunis has seen the passage of Phoenicians, Romans, Vandals, Byzantines, Turks, Spanish and French. The Medina boasts a warren of twisting lanes lined with souks, while the Bardo Museum houses a mesmerising collection of Roman mosaics and Punic jewels. Also within easy reach is Carthage, the heart of the ancient Carthaginian civilisation that was destroyed by the Romans. VALLETTA - MALTA Built by the Knights of St John in the 16th and 17th centuries, Valletta is Malta’s intriguing capital. Make sure you’re on deck as Voyager sails into the fortified Grand Harbour, before taking time to discover Valletta’s fascinating architecture. Wander the winding streets of 4,000-year-old Mdina – ‘the silent city’ – where very few cars are allowed access. Head further afield to the small villages of Tarxien and Marsaxlokk as well as the Blue Grotto, a series of mesmorising sea caves.

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ST TROPEZ

CROATIA

NICE ITALY

MARSEILLES

DATE BRINDISI

CAGLIARI

MESSINA

LA GOULETTE TUNISIA

ITINERARY

DUBROVNIK

CALVI

VALLETTA MEDITERRANEAN SEA NEW PORT 

DESTINATION

ARRIVE

DEPART

SEPTEMBER 2016 2

MARSEILLES

3

ST TROPEZ

7.30AM

10PM

3

NICE

8.30PM overnight

4

NICE

overnight

10PM

5

CALVI

7AM

2PM

6

CAGLIARI

12PM

8PM

7

LA GOULETTE

8AM

2PM

8

VALLETTA

8.30AM

6PM

9

MESSINA

8AM

10PM

10

AT SEA

11

MESSINA

7AM

6PM

12

DUBROVNIK

8AM

overnight

13

DUBROVNIK

4PM

HIGHLIGHTS

MUST-SEE SIGHT

The Côte D’Azur is known for its spectacular scenery, tempting cuisine and fascinating history – and a visit here certainly never fails to impress

• Option to journey to Voyager on Eurostar direct from London • Overnight stay in port to explore Nice – ‘Queen of the Riviera’ • Join Voyager on a maiden call to stunning Calvi in Corsica • Historic yet cosmopolitan Cagliari • Fascinating Valletta and its impressive Grand Harbour • UNESCO-listed Alberobello and its characteristic Trulli houses • Extended stay in Dubrovnik to enjoy its fascinating Old Town

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FRANCE

In Partnership with MUST-SEE SIGHT

Valletta’s magnificent Grand Harbour has been used since at least Phoenician times, and today it creates a favourable first impression

MESSINA - SICILY Messina lies on a curved harbour close to the Italian mainland. Explore this vibrant city, which has been a major transport hub for centuries, and discover the hilltop town of Taormina and visit the Casa Cuseni Gardens. Overlooking the bay of Giardina, this charming town is home to one of the largest GrecoRoman theatres in the world. You could also choose to set foot on the mighty Mount Etna – Europe’s tallest active volcano. BRINDISI - ITALY Arrive in the port town of Brindisi. Experience the town’s laid-back atmosphere, and discover an array of fascinating churches, two impressive castles and a Romanesque cathedral. Visit Alberobello to admire its iconic, UNESCO-listed Trulli houses – limestone dwellings that feature distinctive conical roofs. DUBROVNIK - CROATIA Known as the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’, Dubrovnik offers impressive 13th century walls surrounding a captivating Old Town. Wander along the city’s famous marble streets, taking in fascinating architecture and memorable views of the glistening

STAY ON BOARD FOR DALMATIAN, VENETIAN & GREEK WONDERS

Adriatic as you explore. Admire the city’s remarkable Baroque Cathedral and 14th century Franciscan monastery, and step into a cable car for fantastic views of the city. Take advantage of an extended stay and visit Trsteno, home to one of the oldest and finest botanical gardens in Croatia, dating back from the 16th century.

See page 30 for details

CONTACT US FOR OUR LATEST SPECIAL OFFERS

PRICING PER PERSON GUEST SPEAKERS STEVE RAGNALL has had a life-long love affair with the sea and his enthusiasm for all things nautical continues to inspire his audiences. Steve may even invite you to join in with a sea shanty or two before the end of the cruise. Full details can be found on pages 84-87

VGR160902

CABIN TYPE

STANDARD FARE

2 Bed Inside

$2,190

2 Bed Outside

$2,970

Balcony Cabin

$4,932

Discovery Club members receive an additional 5% discount. Prices for all categories can be found on pages 98-99

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MUST-SEE SIGHT

Completed in 1591, the Rialto Bridge is the oldest bridge crossing the famous Grand Canal in Venice

DALMATIAN, VENETIAN & GREEK WONDERS CROATIA | SLOVENIA | ITALY | MONTENEGRO | GREECE

13TH SEPTEMBER 2016

14-DAY CRUISE FROM

$3,140

PER PERSON TWIN SHARE DUBROVNIK - CROATIA The medieval walled city of Dubrovnik offers ancient stone buildings, cobbled streets and fortified ramparts rising above red-tiled rooftops. Explore the UNESCOlisted old town and see Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque churches, palaces and fountains intertwined with marble-paved squares and cobbled streets. Perhaps take a cable car to the top of Mount Srd for stunning views of the city and sparkling Adriatic Sea. SPLIT - CROATIA Nestled on the dramatic Dalmatian coast, Split is an exuberant city boasting magnificent architecture with the Palace of Diocletian at its core. Marvel at the host of treasures that lie within the vast complex, including the sunken Roman Plaza and the Cathedral of St Domnius. Take a stroll along the medieval port’s treelined seaside promenade or escape the bustle of the city in Marjan Forest Park, a preserved pine forest hill offering panoramic views from the top. RIJEKA - CROATIA A maiden call for Voyager, cultural Rijeka is a delight to explore on foot. Wander around Korzo, a pedestrian

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All meals with open-seated dining in a choice of restaurants Afternoon tea each day Captain’s welcome and farewell cocktail parties plus gala dinners Talks by Guest Speakers

zone lined with picturesque cafés, and admire the Austro-Hungarian-style buildings and Clock Tower at the heart of Croatia’s charming third city. Head to the 13th century Trsat Castle, which sits on a hill offering magnificent views of the enticing Kvarner Gulf, take in beautiful churches or linger in its intriguing museums. KOPER - SLOVENIA Step back in time in medieval Koper’s well-preserved old town, which boasts ancient squares, a 15th century Venetian palace and Slovenia’s largest cathedral. Also known for its promenade, Koper is one of Slovenia’s ‘Mediterranean pearls’. Journey further afield to see the beautiful old Venetian town of Piran, or the lively capital, Ljubljana. Perhaps venture to the famous Postojna karst cave where spectacular drop stones, pillars and limestone curtains await. VENICE - ITALY An overnight stay in remarkable Venice gives time to enjoy its many treasures. Soak up the atmosphere of St Mark’s Square and admire its ancient basilica, visit the lavish Doge’s Palace and stroll across the famous Rialto Bridge spanning the Grand Canal, which snakes



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through this amazing floating city. Board a traditional gondola to see the sights in style, as a gondolier navigates through a maze of canals and bridges. KOTOR - MONTENEGRO Witness the splendour of Southern Europe’s deepest fjord as Voyager cruises through Kotor Bay – listed amongst the most beautiful bays in the world. Step ashore in UNESCO-listed Kotor to experience one of the best-preserved medieval towns of the Adriatic. Explore its Old Town, where a labyrinth of cobbled streets link small squares, ancient churches and former aristocratic mansions. CORFU - GREECE With its emerald-green mountains, yellow and pink buildings and abundance of olive trees, Corfu is the greenest and possibly the prettiest of the Greek islands. Unwind on a spectacular beach or explore cosmopolitan Corfu Town. In the old quarter, stroll along narrow streets dominated by a fortress. The Achilleion Palace, built for the Empress of Austria in the 19th century, is another inviting possibility.

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ITALY

RIJEKA

ITINERARY

CROATIA

DATE

SPLIT DUBROVNIK MONTENEGRO

CORFU

GREECE

PIRAEUS

KATAKOLON

NEW PORT 

TENDER PORT

ARRIVE

DEPART

SEPTEMBER 2016

KOTOR

IONIAN SEA

DESTINATION

MONEMVASIA

13

DUBROVNIK

overnight

14

DUBROVNIK

overnight 6.30PM

15

SPLIT

7AM

16

RIJEKA

8AM

6PM

17

KOPER

8AM

9.30PM

18

VENICE

8AM

overnight

19

VENICE

overnight

6PM

20

AT SEA

5PM

21

KOTOR

8AM

7PM

22

CORFU

12PM

7PM

23

KATAKOLON

24

MONEMVASIA

8AM

9.30PM

25

PIRAEUS

7AM

overnight

26

PIRAEUS

7.30AM 2.30PM

HIGHLIGHTS

MUST-SEE SIGHT

Lined by soaring mountains peppered with beautifully preserved medieval towns, Kotor Bay is one of the world’s most breathtaking inlets

• Join Voyager on a maiden call to cosmopolitan Rijeka • Two-day stay in Venice, a city of magnificent art and architecture • Cruising the beautiful Kotor Bay • UNESCO-listed Campiello in Corfu Town • Monemvasia is known as the ‘Gibraltar of the East’ for its 300-metre-high table-top hill and medieval fortress

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Cathedral of St Domnius, Split

The Old Fortress, Corfu

KATAKOLON - GREECE A small seaside town on the western coast of the Peloponnese, Katakolon is the gateway to Olympia, site of the ancient Olympic Games. See the remains of the stadium, temples and treasuries and browse the museum. A visit to the Mercouri Estate and Vineyard, with a wine tasting, is a relaxing alternative. MONEMVASIA - GREECE Another new port for Voyager is the castle town of Monemvasia, the ‘Gibraltar of the East’. Separated from the Peloponnese mainland by an earthquake in 375AD, today a causeway links the modern town to the rock island, whose medieval village is enclosed within the castle walls. Wander cobbled pathways to the Byzantine Aghia Sophia church and remains of the fortress, and enjoy the spectacular views from the top. PIRAEUS - GREECE From Piraeus, explore the extraordinary Greek capital of Athens. Immerse yourself in this ancient world as you see landmarks such as the Panathenaic Stadium, host of the first modern Olympics. Wonder at the imposing Acropolis, the magnificent citadel surrounded

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by important monuments including the Parthenon, and discover archaeological findings at the New Acropolis Museum. The crumbling ruins of ancient Corinth, where St Paul lived and preached for two years, are also within reach.

GUEST SPEAKERS BRIGADIER HUGH WILLING was a professional soldier for 36 years and has a deep-rooted interest in military and social history. Hugh will provide insight into some of the historic campaigns of the Adriatic Sea and the Balkan Peninsula, an area rich in history and culture. DR LOUISE BONNER, with her passion for geography and the environment, will be revealing some of the wonders and hazards of the Dalmatian coastal area. She will also investigate environmental threats facing Venice and whether it can be saved from the sea. Full details can be found on pages 84-87

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VGR160913

CABIN TYPE

STANDARD FARE

2 Bed Inside

$3,140

2 Bed Outside

$4,230

Balcony Cabin

$7,020

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MUST-SEE SIGHT

A former Byzantine church and Ottoman mosque, Hagia Sophia is one of Istanbul’s most remarkable sights

GREEK & TURKISH DELIGHT GREECE | TURKEY

26TH SEPTEMBER 2016

14-DAY CRUISE FROM

$2,950

PER PERSON TWIN SHARE PIRAEUS - GREECE Enbark in the ancient port of Piraeus, gateway to the wonders of Athens. THESSALONIKI - GREECE Thessaloniki is the cultural corner of Greece, and its intriguing history, which saw it conquered by Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires, is showcased in the city’s architectural styles. Almost all the monuments in the enchanting upper town of Ano Poli are UNESCO-listed. Discover Pella, the ancient capital of Macedonia and birthplace of Alexander the Great, or head to Vergina where excavations have uncovered the stunning gold tomb treasures of the Macedonian kings. KAVALA - GREECE Rising like an amphitheatre from the harbour up to an imposing Byzantine fortress, Kavala is one of the most picturesque cities in Greece. Built on the ancient city of Neapolis, it has been an important stop for army leaders and important travellers. Explore the archaeological ruins where St Paul was imprisoned. Alternatively, visit atmospheric Xanthi –

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the ‘City of a Thousand Colours’ – or relax on the beautiful beaches lapped by crystal-clear waters. ISTANBUL - TURKEY The only city to straddle two continents, Istanbul is unique mix of old and new. An overnight stay gives time to lose yourself in this unique city with its Byzantine ruins, Ottoman palaces, ancient mosques and exotic bazaars. Once a church, later a mosque and now a museum, the Hagia Sophia is a great architectural beauty, while a visit to the Topkapi Palace will reveal the half-hidden gardens, jewel-filled treasury and sprawling harem of the Ottoman sultans. CANAKKALE - TURKEY Once an Ottoman fortress, the strategically important city of Canakkale on the southern coast of the Dardanelles Strait is rich in history and mythology. It is also gateway to legendary Troy, one of the most important archaeological sites in the world, and the Gallipoli peninsula, where you can reflect on the poignant reminders of the tragic Allied campaign of the First World War.



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DIKILI - TURKEY Nestled between the azure sea and green hills, Dikili is a picturesque beach resort. From here visit the UNESCO-listed ruins of Pergamum, once a powerful Hellenic kingdom and today a dramatic site spread over a towering acropolis. Soak up breathtaking views from the 10,000-seat theatre sited on the steep hillside, with the Asklepion, the world’s first medical centre, another highlight. CESME - TURKEY Lined with golden beaches and clear waters, Cesme serves up an authentic slice of Turkish life. A pretty castle dominates the city centre and offers wonderful views of the bay. It is also your gateway to Ephesus, which was founded before the 10th century BC and gives an insight into ancient life. Marvel at the Great Theatre, the Marble Street and the exquisite Library of Celsus. KOS - GREECE Known for its rich vegetation, lovely climate and sandy beaches, Kos features numerous sites of archaeological significance. Wander the streets

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KAVALA

THESSALONIKI

ÇANAKKALE GREECE

TURKEY

PIRAEUS

GYTHION

AEGEAN SEA

KOS

SANTORINI

Santorini, Greece

DESTINATION

ARRIVE

DEPART

SEPTEMBER 2016

DIKILI ÇEŞME

DATE

TENDER PORT

26

PIRAEUS

27

AT SEA

10.30PM

28

THESSALONIKI

6.30AM 6.30PM

29

KAVALA

7.30AM 2.30PM

30

ISTANBUL

12PM

overnight

overnight

6PM

OCTOBER 1

ISTANBUL

2

CANAKKALE

8AM

6PM

3

DIKILI

7AM

11PM

4

CESME

7AM

7PM

5

KOS

8AM

7PM

6

SANTORINI

8AM

6PM

7

GYTHION

8AM

6PM

8

PIRAEUS

7AM

overnight

9

PIRAEUS

HIGHLIGHTS

MUST-SEE SIGHT

Dating back to the 4th century BC, the ruined Temple of Apollo lies at the heart of Delphi’s ancient site, with a stunning setting on Mount Parnassos

of Kos Town to see where the Romans, Ottomans and Italians have left their marks. Venture just outside the capital to discover the Asklepion, an ancient healing centre built to honour the god of health after the death of Hippocrates, the ‘Father of Medicine’, who was born on the island.

• Overnight in port to explore intriguing Istanbul • Explore the legendary city of Troy • Magnificent archaeological sites of Pergamum and Ephesus • Wonder at the natural beauty of the Greek Isles • Extended stay in Piraeus to discover Athens’ ancient treasures

SANTORINI - GREECE In the Aegean Sea lies Santorini, a volcanic island with a rich history. In Thira, its cliff-top capital, wander cobbled streets, visit fascinating museums and enjoy views of the submerged volcano. Head to nearby Akrotiri with its Minoan Bronze Age settlement dubbed the ‘prehistoric Pompeii’, or escape to the hilltop village of Oia. GYTHION - GREECE The seaport for ancient Sparta, Gythion is a quintessential Greek seaside town with pastelcoloured buildings inching their way up the mountainside, brightly painted fishing boats and a pretty seafront. Nearby is Mystras, home to the last dynasty of Byzantine emperors. Enter through the castle gate to discover the ruins of churches, libraries, strongholds and palaces. PIRAEUS - GREECE From Piraeus, Athens’ ancient treasures await. With its past very much in evidence, the city also boasts a vibrant culture. Marvel at the Acropolis, a magnificent citadel towering over Europe’s oldest city from its rocky outcrop. Linger over the findings at its museums, experience Plaka, the city’s old quarter, or perhaps visit Delphi, the centre of the known world to the Greeks.

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ITINERARY ISTANBUL

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GUEST SPEAKERS STEVE RAGNALL has a love of the sea dating back to his school days, when he discovered James King (1750-1784), an Old Boy of his Grammar School, had sailed as a lieutenant for Captain Cook. A member of the Society for Nautical Research and the Captain Cook Society, Steve will bring to life tales of the sea. ANNE-MARIE HARRISON will also join you on this cruise. As an anthropologist, Anne-Marie will focus on the civilisations that shaped the Mediterranean, including Phoenicians, Greeks, Etruscans and Romans, as well as the advent of Islam in the region. Full details can be found on pages 84-87

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PRICING PER PERSON

VGR160926

CABIN TYPE

STANDARD FARE

2 Bed Inside

$2,950

2 Bed Outside

$3,980

Balcony Cabin

$6,630

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MUST-SEE SIGHT

Perched atop natural pillars up to 550 metres high, the UNESCO-listed Meteora Monasteries are a spectacular sight

TALES OF TURKEY & A GRECIAN ESCAPADE GREECE | TURKEY | CYPRUS

9TH OCTOBER 2016

14-DAY CRUISE FROM

$2,850

PER PERSON TWIN SHARE PIRAEUS - GREECE Piraeus is your gateway to the ancient city of Athens. Discover the iconic Acropolis, which towers over the city from its rocky outcrop, visit the fascinating New Acropolis Museum and soak up the vibrant atmosphere of this unique city. VOLOS - GREECE Lying on the shore of the Pagasitikos Gulf, the city of Volos is steeped in history and fascinating myths. Gaze up at the towering Mount Pelion, alleged to be the hunting ground of centaurs and other mythological creatures, or head to Meteora where you may visit the monasteries perched atop soaring natural rock pillars. THASSOS - GREECE Step ashore in Thassos, once known as the ‘Athens of the North’. Explore Thassos Town, where fascinating ancient relics emerge at every turn, or visit the archaeological museum, home to intriguing exhibits that have been excavated from sites all over the island. Its ancient treasures range from towering sculptures to intricate gold jewellery.

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LESVOS - GREECE In the north Aegean Sea lies Lesvos, the third-largest island in Greece. Lush, unspoilt and incredibly scenic, this beautiful island offers opportunities to experience the real Greece. Famed as the birthplace of Sappho, a renowned lyric poet, the island is now a major producer of olive oil and ouzo. Discover an array of ancient ruins, look out for rare bird species or visit gushing hot springs. IZMIR - TURKEY With a Levantine, Greek, Armenian and Jewish heritage, Izmir is a diverse destination with a laid-back atmosphere. Meander along the lively seafront promenade, or head to Pergamum, home to historic Asklepion – an ancient medical healing centre dedicated to the god of medicine and once the site of a medical school renowned throughout the ancient world. KUSADASI - TURKEY Vibrant Kusadasi is your gateway to the famous ruins of ancient Ephesus. This captivating city played an important role in the beginnings of Christianity, and



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features the remains of the Temple of Artemis, a temple dedicated to this Ancient Greek goddess. You can also wonder at the magnificent classical theatre where St Paul preached to the pagans in Acts. BODRUM - TURKEY Bodrum is an enchanting town with beautiful beaches, a stunning marina and ruins of the famous Tomb of Mausolus, built in around 350 BC. Relax in a pavement café, or discover Bodrum Castle, built from 1402 by the Knights of St John, which houses the Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology. Here, you can step back in time as you learn about ancient mariners and their unique lifestyle. RHODES - GREECE Once home to the Knights of St John, beautiful Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese Islands. Explore the charming Old Town’s medieval cobbled streets, or admire the Colossus of Rhodes, an impressive statue of the Greek titan-god of the sun, Helios, and considered one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. You could also head to the pretty town of Lindos, where whitewashed houses, hidden alleys and a stunning acropolis await.

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VOLOS

DATE

TURKEY

LESVOS

KUSADASI BODRUM

GREECE AEGEAN SEA

RHODES

ARRIVE

DEPART

OCTOBER 2016

IZMIR PIRAEUS

DESTINATION

ALANYA

KAS

Church of St Lazarus, Larnaca

CYPRUS LARNACA

NEW PORT 

9

PIRAEUS

10

PIRAEUS

overnight

overnight 3PM

11

VOLOS

7.30AM

6PM

12

THASSOS

8AM

6PM

13

LESVOS

7AM

4.30PM

13

IZMIR

11PM

overnight

14

IZMIR

overnight

11PM

15

KUSADASI

12PM

overnight

16

KUSADASI

overnight

6PM

17

BODRUM

7AM

11PM

18

RHODES

8AM

10PM

19

KAS

7AM

6PM

20

ALANYA

8AM

6PM

21

LARNACA

12PM

overnight

22

LARNACA

HIGHLIGHTS

MUST-SEE SIGHT

Ephesus offers a wonderfully well-preserved insight into ancient life, with the exquisite façade of the Library of Celsus amongst its treasures

• The awe-inspiring, UNESCOlisted Meteora Monasteries • Pergamum’s historic Asklepion – an ancient medical healing centre • Enjoy an overnight stay in Kusadasi, with time to visit ancient Ephesus • Discover two new ports of call for Voyager – picturesque Lesvos and Kas • Bodrum with its imposing castle built by the Knights of St John

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Lindos, Rhodes KAS - TURKEY Kas is a charming town with a spectacular setting backed by towering mountains and overlooking the glistening Mediterranean Sea. Discover the ruins of the ancient town of Antiphellos, while away a few hours in a waterfront café or take a boat trip to the nearby Blue Cave, whose clear waters and cave walls are illuminated a vibrant blue. ALANYA - TURKEY Alanya is a pretty beach resort where a lively cultural scene contrasts beautifully with stunning ancient relics and charming red-roofed houses. Head to the top of a rocky peninsula to discover the city’s impressive Seljuk castle, which now serves as an open air museum, or visit the famous waterfalls at Manavgat. LARNACA - CYPRUS One of the oldest cities in Cyprus, Larnaca is a vibrant destination with plenty to offer. In its atmospheric old quarter, discover a fascinating Orthodox church dating back to the 9th century. As legend has it, it was built around the tomb of

the biblical Lazarus – the brother of Mary. Wander along the lively seaside promenade, relax on one of several tempting sandy beaches or venture to Larnaca Salt Lake, a beautiful complex of four lakes nestled amongst rolling hills.

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PRICING PER PERSON GUEST SPEAKERS SIR MICHAEL BURTON is a former diplomat specialising in current affairs and historical subjects. His talks will focus on the relationship between the Greeks and Turks, the history of Cyprus and the British role in the Mediterranean. Full details can be found on pages 84-87

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THASSOS

VGR161009

CABIN TYPE

STANDARD FARE

2 Bed Inside

$2,850

2 Bed Outside

$3,880

Balcony Cabin

$6,540

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MEDITERRANEAN, ARABIAN, RED, JAVA & SOUTH CHINA SEAS, INDIAN OCEAN & THE ATLANTIC CYPRUS | EGYPT | JORDAN | OMAN | UNITED ARAB EMIRATES INDIA | SRI LANKA | THAILAND | MALAYSIA | SINGAPORE | INDONESIA BRUNEI | CAMBODIA | BORNEO | PHILIPPINES | HONG KONG | VIETNAM MYANMAR | MALDIVES | SEYCHELLES | MAURITIUS | MADAGASCAR SOUTH AFRICA | NAMIBIA | ST HELENA | ASCENSION ISLAND | CAPE VERDE CANARY ISLANDS | MOROCCO | PORTUGAL | SPAIN

22ND OCTOBER 2016 - 22ND APRIL 2017


“ideaYouthat gather the Mauritius was made first in heaven, and that heaven was copied after Mauritius.

MARK TWAIN

Beginning in the beautiful island of Cyprus, Voyager sails through winter and spring on a journey taking in East Asia’s most memorable destinations, unmissable South Africa and the dramatic Canaries before heading back to Britain. The highlights come thick and fast on these fascinating cruises, with chances to experience a melting pot of cultures in Malaysia, see the ‘wild man of Borneo’ and unwind on the idyllic beaches of the Maldives among the possibilities. Featuring glittering cities, ancient treasures and natural wonders along with maiden calls in Indonesia and Sri Lanka, the itineraries are fresh, exciting and diverse.

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Petra, Jordan

ANCIENT KINGDOMS & THE RED SE A CYPRUS | EGYPT | JORDAN | OMAN

22ND OCTOBER 2016

17-DAY CRUISE FROM

$1,860

PER PERSON TWIN SHARE LARNACA - CYPRUS Begin your cruise in Larnaca on the charming island of Cyprus, the third largest in the Mediterranean Sea. Famed for its sandy beaches and temptingly clear waters, it also boasts many archaeological treasures which tell intriguing tales of its 4,000-year history. ALEXANDRIA - EGYPT The capital of Egypt under the Ptolemaic and Roman Empire, Alexandria was the country’s centre of commerce and culture and the most prosperous city in the world. After time to explore you have the chance to discover Cairo’s staggering sights in a marvellous overland tour from Alexandria, rejoining Voyager in Port Said. Marvel at the great pyramids of Giza and the mighty Sphinx – amongst the most studied and debated monuments in the world. SUEZ CANAL TRANSIT Voyager transits the 100 mile-long Suez Canal – one of the world’s most important trade links.

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SHARM EL SHEIKH - EGYPT Sharm el Sheikh lies on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula where the Gulf of Aqaba meets the Straits of Tiran. This popular resort is the perfect spot for an afternoon of relaxation or perhaps enjoy a glassbottomed boat trip on the sheltered waters of the Red Sea, where coral reefs teem with colourful marine life. AQABA - JORDAN Jordan’s only sea port, Aqaba is your gateway to the incredible ‘Lost City’ of Petra. A legacy of the Nabataeans, this rose-red city carved into the sandstone was abandoned in the 4th century when trade routes bypassed Petra. What remains today is one of the world’s most extraordinary sights. SAFAGA - EGYPT The port of Safaga affords you access to Upper Egypt and the country’s lifeline since ancient times, the River Nile. Take a cruise on its calm waters or perhaps head to Luxor, the mesmerising ‘Land of the Pharaohs’, to discover the once-hidden Valley of the Kings. Here the tombs of more than 60 Pharaohs, including the boy king Tutankhamun, lay preserved deep underground.



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SALALAH - OMAN The largest city in the Dhofar province, Salalah lies on the Frankincense Trail. The resin that comes from the Boswellia tree has been an important commodity to the people of the ‘Perfume City’ for centuries, at its peak its value rivalling that of gold or precious gems. Perhaps pick up some oil at a local souk as an aromatic souvenir. MUSCAT - OMAN Step ashore in magical Muscat – a city boasting an ancient history and a rich Islamic heritage, evident in its ancient fortifications and Arabesque buildings. The Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is a superb example of modern Islamic architecture, often described as Oman’s crowning glory. Its courtyard of symmetrical white stone archways is a photographer’s dream, as is its magnificent chandelier, which weighs eight tonnes and glimmers with 600,000 Swarovski crystals.

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DATE

PORT SAID SUEZ J O R D A N ALEXANDRIA CANAL AQABA EGYPT SHARM EL SHEIKH

DESTINATION

ARRIVE

DEPART

OCTOBER 2016

SAFAGA MUSCAT OMAN

SALALAH

22

LARNACA

23

LARNACA

24

overnight overnight

1PM

ALEXANDRIA

1PM

overnight

25

ALEXANDRIA

overnight

7AM

25

PORT SAID

8PM

9.30PM

26

SUEZ CANAL

27

SHARM EL SHEIKH 12.30PM

28

AQABA

29

SAFAGA

30-31

7AM

7PM 4.30PM

6.30AM midnight

AT SEA

NOVEMBER 1-3

AT SEA

4

SALALAH

5

AT SEA

6

MUSCAT

7

MUSCAT

7.30AM

2PM

9AM

overnight

HIGHLIGHTS • Discover the Roman heritage of Alexandria • Uncover the ‘Lost City’ of Petra – a legacy of the Nabataeans • Luxor and the exceptional Valley of the Kings • Visit Arabia’s ‘Perfume City’ Salalah • Marvel at Muscat’s magnificent Grand Mosque MUST-SEE SIGHT

Oman’s Grand Mosque is beautiful and extravagant, boasting one of the world’s largest handmade Persian rugs and an 8-tonne crystal chandelier

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ITINERARY

CYPRUS

STAY ON BOARD TO ENJOY SHORES OF ARABIA & INDIA See page 40 for details

ENHANCE YOUR CRUISE WITH A 5-NIGHT TOUR IN OMAN

See page 70 for details

GUEST SPEAKERS DR LOUISE BONNER will join you on board this cruise. With her ‘biogeography hat’ on, she will be investigating some mysteries of the Red Sea, as well as revealing the living jewels of the local coral reefs. She will also be exploring the Frankincense Trail from Oman to the Mediterranean.

MUST-SEE SIGHT

Egypt’s Valley of the Kings is home to fascinating treasures

NEIL BONNER, a journalist for more than 50 years, has a wealth of anecdotes to share with you, both from his days in local newspapers and as a celebrity interviewer. His love of humour, nostalgia and even magic is woven into his entertaining talks. Full details can be found on pages 84-87

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PRICING PER PERSON

VGR161022

CABIN TYPE

STANDARD FARE

2 Bed Inside

$1,860

2 Bed Outside

$2,680

Balcony Cabin

$4,360

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Kerala backwaters, India

SHORES OF AR ABIA & INDIA OMAN | UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | INDIA | SRI LANKA

7TH NOVEMBER 2016

16-DAY CRUISE FROM

$2,940

PER PERSON TWIN SHARE MUSCAT - OMAN Framed by rugged mountains and the sparkling sea, Muscat is arguably the most exotic city on the Arabian Peninsula. The Oman capital preserves its cultural heritage while embracing a contemporary spirit, with ancient fortifications, royal palaces and modernistic architecture amongst its attractions. From here visit the country’s former capital, Nizwa, one the oldest cities of the Sultanate, to discover historic monuments, handicrafts and an extensive souk, and marvel at the unique, unspoilt beauty of the surrounding countryside. DUBAI - UAE Once a humble fishing village, Dubai has, in just 60 years, become one of the world’s most desirable cities. Embrace the traditional souks and markets in its picturesque heritage sites and wonder at its staggering, ambitious and record-breaking architecture. Gracing the city’s glittering skyline are the world’s tallest building, a shopping mall boasting an indoor ski resort and a sail-shaped 7-star hotel.

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All meals with open-seated dining in a choice of restaurants Afternoon tea each day Captain’s welcome and farewell cocktail parties plus gala dinners Talks by Guest Speakers

KHASAB - OMAN With a dramatic coastline and abundance of spectacular, steep-sided fjords, Oman’s Musandam Peninsula is called the ‘Norway of Arabia’. Lose yourself in the beauty of this remote region, which offers the most stunning scenery in the Gulf. Khasab, the lively little main town of the province, along with the ancient town of Bukha offer centuries-old forts and a compelling glimpse into the essence of Arabia. PORBANDAR - INDIA Famed as the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi, Porbandar is a coastal city that gives a true insight into authentic India. Immerse yourself in the fascinating history of this rich port, which once belonged to the Jethwa Rajputs, a dynasty that ruled vast areas of the Kathiawar peninsula for hundreds of years. MUMBAI - INDIA Mumbai is an exciting metropolis of more than 20 million people, defined by its exuberance, energy, friendly people and cultural diversity. The



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UNESCO-listed Elephanta Caves – a magnificent labyrinth of cave-temples containing exquisite Hindu and Buddhist rock art – and the majestic Babulnath Temple, which sits 1,000 feet above sea level and features intricately carved interiors – are amongst the treasures to linger over during your overnight stay. MARMAGAO - INDIA Conquered by the Portuguese in the early 16th century, and returned to India in 1961, Goa boasts an intriguing history. Its golden beaches and lush vegetation also make it a wonderful place to relax. Stroll the streets of its main port, Marmagao, to experience an exotic city studded with vibrant Hindu temples and majestic Christian churches. COCHIN - INDIA Kerala’s cosmopolitan capital, Cochin, is the most important port in Southern India and has been a major trading centre since before Roman times. Cultures from three continents have all left their mark and their legacy is reflected in the city’s

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ITINERARY PORBANDAR

INDIA

OMAN

DATE

DESTINATION

ARRIVE

DEPART

MUMBAI

NOVEMBER 2016 MARMAGAO ARABIAN SEA

COCHIN SRI LANKA COLOMBO

Muscat, Oman

7

MUSCAT

8

MUSCAT

9

AT SEA

overnight overnight

7PM

10

DUBAI

7AM

11PM

11

KHASAB

8AM

5PM

8AM

2.30PM

12-13

AT SEA

14

PORBANDAR

15

MUMBAI

10.30AM overnight

16

MUMBAI

overnight

5PM

12PM

8.30PM

7.30AM

8PM

17

MARMAGAO

18

AT SEA

19

COCHIN

20

AT SEA

21

COLOMBO

22

COLOMBO

7.30AM overnight

HIGHLIGHTS

MUST-SEE SIGHT

The Elephanta Caves, located on Elephanta Island, are home to remarkable sculptures of Hindu gods which are shrouded in mystery

• Explore Muscat and Nizwa – Oman’s contrasting current and former capitals • Discover Porbandar, the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi • Overnight in port to immerse yourself in the wonder that is Mumbai • Visit the UNESCO-listed Elephanta Caves • Soak up the breathtaking beauty of Kerala’s backwaters

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KHASAB

DUBAI UAE MUSCAT

CHOOSE A 2-NIGHT PRE-CRUISE MUSCAT CITY STAY

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rich heritage – giant Chinese fishing nets, ancient mosques and Portuguese palaces are just some of the attractions here. It’s also your gateway to Kerala’s tranquil backwaters – a beautiful interlinked body of waterways known as the ‘Venice of the East’ where a striking showcase of traditional rural life can be glimpsed. COLOMBO - SRI LANKA A unique mix of relics from its Portuguese, Dutch and English settlements, blended with Indian influences, make Colombo an intriguing destination. Unwind in this colourful city on the Indian Ocean with its laid-back ambience and diverse attractions including colonial architecture, designer shops and lush gardens. Visas for Oman, India and Sri Lanka must be arranged prior to your travel. A multiple entry visa is required for India.

MUST-SEE SIGHT

ENHANCE YOUR CRUISE WITH A 4-NIGHT TOUR IN INDIA

Burj Khalifa is Dubai’s magnificent centrepiece GUEST SPEAKERS

DR LOUISE BONNER will be joining you on this cruise. During her talks she will be revealing wildlife surprises and highlighting conservation issues in Oman and the UAE, discussing environmental aspects of Gandhi’s life and considering the role of elephants in the history and culture of Sri Lanka. NEIL BONNER, a journalist for more than 50 years, has a wealth of anecdotes to share with you, both from his days in local newspapers and as a celebrity interviewer. His love of humour, nostalgia and even magic will be woven into his talks. Full details can be found on pages 84-87

See page 72 for details

CONTACT US FOR OUR LATEST SPECIAL OFFERS

PRICING PER PERSON

VGR161107

CABIN TYPE

STANDARD FARE

2 Bed Inside

$2,940

2 Bed Outside

$4,180

Balcony Cabin

$6,780

Discovery Club members receive an additional 5% discount. Prices for all categories can be found on pages 98-99

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Galle, Sri Lanka

BE YOND CE YLON

SRI LANKA | INDIA | THAILAND | MALAYSIA | SINGAPORE

22ND NOVEMBER 2016

15-DAY CRUISE FROM

$2,760

PER PERSON TWIN SHARE COLOMBO - SRI LANKA With architecture influenced by Portuguese, Dutch and British colonisation sitting alongside shiny modern buildings, this vibrant city is a rare blend of cultures and an attractive tapestry of old and new. You might choose to head inland to the worldrenowned sanctuary of Pinnawela, established in 1975 to provide care for orphaned elephants. GALLE - SRI LANKA Exotic, colourful and with the scent of spice in the air, Galle is a lovely coastal city. Head to its heart to discover the UNESCO-listed fort, enclosed by towering bastions, and wander its traffic-free streets to admire the best-preserved colonial townscape in Sri Lanka. The Kalutara Temple, with its white domed roof topped by a pointed tip, is another unmissable sight. CHENNAI - INDIA Formally known as Madras, Chennai combines tradition with modernity. Here you will find magnificent Hindu temples built by ancient Tamil kings, and see the mark left on the region by British

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All meals with open-seated dining in a choice of restaurants Afternoon tea each day Captain’s welcome and farewell cocktail parties plus gala dinners Talks by Guest Speakers

rule during the height of the empire such as the 17th century Fort St George. This bustling city is also known for the shopping opportunities afforded by its colourful street markets and malls. PORT BLAIR - INDIA The enchanting capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands has a fascinating history to uncover. In the late 18th century the British rule established a naval base and penal colony here. Take time to explore Port Blair’s unforgettable sights including the Cellular Jail, which has been declared a National Memorial. Linger on the white-sand, palm-fringed beaches and discover the tropical flora and rainforests for which this destination is also known. PHUKET - THAILAND A crossroads for trade since ancient times, Phuket is a melting pot of Thai, Malay, Chinese and Western influences. Its importance over the past 500 years stemmed from the island’s natural resources, while today travellers are attracted by its outstanding beauty. There is an intriguing history to be revealed,



O  nboard entertainment, workshops and activities Onboard gratuities and service charges F ull use of facilities including a library, gym, hot tubs, plunge pool and a choice of bars

important temples to be visited and many unspoilt spots to be found. LANGKAWI - MALAYSIA Magnificent beaches, mystical folklore and majestic jungle-covered hills – the Langkawi archipelago is a tropical paradise. Take the opportunity to unwind on the powder-fine sands or perhaps seek out the rich flora and fauna of these inviting islands, which were only developed for tourism in the late 20th century and remain a haven of natural, unspoilt beauty. PENANG - MALAYSIA Penang’s UNESCO-listed capital city of George Town has the best-preserved heritage buildings in Southeast Asia. Step back in time to be rewarded with a European-style esplanade and a wealth of temples, mosques and Chinese clan houses. Also known as the ‘Pearl of the Orient’, Penang’s beautiful coasts, easy-going lifestyle and wonderful cuisine are other draws. PORT KELANG - MALAYSIA Port Kelang is your gateway to Kuala Lumpur,

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BAY OF BENGAL

ITINERARY

THAILAND

CHENNAI

PORT BLAIR

DATE COLOMBO

SRI LANKA

PHUKET LANGKAWI PENANG MALAYSIA PORT KELANG

GALLE

SINGAPORE

NEW PORT 

TENDER PORT

DESTINATION

ARRIVE

DEPART

NOVEMBER 2016 22

COLOMBO

23

COLOMBO

overnight

24

GALLE

7.30AM 2.30PM

25

AT SEA

26 27-28

overnight

CHENNAI

9PM

8AM

7PM

8AM

5PM

AT SEA

29

PORT BLAIR

30

AT SEA

DECEMBER 1

PHUKET

8AM

6PM

2

LANGKAWI

8AM

10.30PM

3

PENANG

7AM

5PM

4

PORT KELANG

8AM

7PM

5

SINGAPORE

12PM

overnight

6

SINGAPORE

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HIGHLIGHTS • Admire the Dutch colonial town of Galle, a UNESCO-listed site • Experience local life in Chennai at the lively markets • Embrace traditional Thai culture in idyllic Phuket • Visit traditional Georgetown in Penang • Explore Kuala Lumpur – home to some of the world’s most stunning modern architecture

Phuket, Thailand

MUST-SEE SIGHT

ENHANCE YOUR CRUISE WITH A 4-NIGHT TOUR IN SRI LANKA

The ancient town of Mahabalipuram, India

See page 71 for details

ENHANCE YOUR CRUISE WITH A 3-NIGHT ANGKOR WAT EXTENSION

the exciting Malaysian capital where steel and glass towers stand side by side with graceful stone colonial buildings and mosques adorned with slender minarets. Choose to admire historic monuments, browse the vibrant street markets or relax in its lush gardens. SINGAPORE This island city state of five million people is an ever-fascinating metropolis of contrasts. Modern high-rise buildings, Chinese shop-houses with red-tiled roofs, Victorian monuments, Buddhist temples and Arabian bazaars all vie for attention. Savour the diverse attractions of the Lion City for a fabulous finalé to your cruise. Visas for Sri Lanka and India must be arranged prior to your travel. A multiple entry visa is required for India.

See page 74 for details

MUST-SEE SIGHT

Kuala Lumpur’s dazzling Petronas Towers GUEST SPEAKERS

ROBIN PETCH is a whale and dolphin expert, Chairman of the Sea Watch Foundation and skipper and naturalist with Whitby Whale Watching. Robin’s extensive knowledge of these wonderful creatures, and other marine life, will be shared in lavishly illustrated lectures and on deck, helping you identify and learn more about what we might see. Full details can be found on pages 84-87

CONTACT US FOR OUR LATEST SPECIAL OFFERS

PRICING PER PERSON

VGR161122

CABIN TYPE

STANDARD FARE

2 Bed Inside

$2,760

2 Bed Outside

$3,980

Balcony Cabin

$6,500

Discovery Club members receive an additional 5% discount. Prices for all categories can be found on page 98-99

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MUST-SEE SIGHT

The main dome of the Borobudur Temple in Java is surrounded by 72 Buddha statues, each seated in a perforated stupa

AN INSIGHT INTO INDONESIA SINGAPORE | INDONESIA | MALAYSIA

6TH DECEMBER 2016

15-DAY CRUISE FROM

$2,780

PER PERSON TWIN SHARE SINGAPORE Begin your cruise in Singapore, a fascinating island country where East meets West. Founded in 1819 by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, the British trading post went from strength to strength and today five million people, soaring skyscrapers and an eclectic mix of cultures are packed onto a patch of land no bigger than the Isle of Wight. Immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere or head out and discover the peaceful green areas of this ‘City in a Garden’. KRAKATOA VOLCANO As Voyager sails towards Bali, you will enjoy a scenic cruise close to the island volcano of Anak Krakatoa, or ‘Child of Krakatoa’, lying between Java and Sumatra. The original Krakatoa erupted in 1883, resulting in a terrifying explosion heard 3,000 miles away from the island - the loudest sound ever heard in modern history.

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All meals with open-seated dining in a choice of restaurants Afternoon tea each day Captain’s welcome and farewell cocktail parties plus gala dinners Talks by Guest Speakers

BALI - INDONESIA An exotic island with a relaxed atmosphere, Bali is known for its traditional arts, from dance and music to painting and metalworking. Its picturesque hills are dotted with terraced rice paddies and plantations of coffee, banana and fragrant spices, while vibrant hillside temples fuse the island’s Hindu and Balinese beliefs. Venture further afield and you will discover dramatic natural gems ranging from magnificent volcanoes to spectacular beaches. KOMODO - INDONESIA The laid-back island of Komodo has plenty of unique highlights. Its diverse marine life includes 200 species of reef-building corals, along with hundreds of different types of fish, whale, dolphin and sea turtle. Perhaps the island’s most famous resident is the indigenous Komodo Dragon - the largest living lizard, which can grow to a maximum of 3 metres in length. With scaly skin, bowed legs and muscular tails, these fascinating creatures have thrived in the island’s harsh climate for millions of years.



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LOMBOK - INDONESIA Step ashore at Lembar, Lombok’s main port, which is set amongst soaring hills and sparkling waters. It’s your gateway to an island of diverse landscapes, from white-sand beaches and arid savannahs to lush vegetation and towering mountains. Soak up the laid-back atmosphere and meet the indigenous people, the Sasaks, who predominantly practise Wetu Telu, a blend of Islam and animist beliefs. SEMARANG - INDONESIA On the island of Java, Semarang is a city of great contrasts. Its Old Town showcases architectural gems dating back to the Dutch colonial era, while its commercial area buzzes with activity. Venture further afield to discover the magnificent UNESCOlisted Borobudur Temple. Set amidst lush scenery, this impressive structure was built in the 9th century, and is now considered one of the greatest Buddhist monuments on the entire planet.

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SINGAPORE

DATE

MALAYSIA

DESTINATION

ARRIVE

DEPART

DECEMBER 2016

SUMATRA

KRAKATOA VOLCANO

BALI

J A V A SEMARANG KOMODO

BALI

LOMBOK INDONESIA

INDIAN OCEAN

NEW PORT 

6

SINGAPORE

7

SINGAPORE

8

AT SEA

9

KRAKATOA VOLCANO

10

AT SEA

11 12 13

overnight overnight

1PM

8AM

10AM

BALI

1PM

overnight

BALI

overnight

1PM

KOMODO

9AM

4.30PM

14

LOMBOK

12.30PM

10PM

15

AT SEA 7AM

6.30PM

9AM

overnight

16 17-18

SEMARANG AT SEA

19

PORT KELANG

20

PORT KELANG

HIGHLIGHTS • Explore cosmopolitan Singapore and diverse Kuala Lumpur • Discover four brand new ports of call for Voyager • Immerse yourself in Bali’s rich culture and incredible scenery • See the famed Komodo dragon on Komodo Island • Visit UNESCO-listed Borobudur Temple from Semarang

Bali

CHOOSE A 2-NIGHT PRE-CRUISE SINGAPORE CITY STAY

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore MUST-SEE SIGHT

The Komodo dragon is the largest lizard in the world

PORT KELANG - MALAYSIA Kuala Lumpur offers mouth-watering cuisine, a rich fusion of cultures and diverse architecture ranging from historic monuments to soaring skyscrapers. An overnight stay here allows plenty of time to admire the iconic Petronas Towers and take in the architectural gems that line Merdeka Square, from the elaborate Sultan Abdul Samad Building to the Tudor-style Royal Selangor social club and charming St Mary’s Cathedral. Indonesian visas will be arranged by our ground agents and will be charged to your onboard account (subject to change).

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ITINERARY

MALAYSIA PORT KELANG

See page 69 for details

ENHANCE YOUR CRUISE WITH A 2-NIGHT STAY IN KUALA LUMPUR

ALL-INCLUSIVE DRINKS FROM ONLY $40 A DAY

See page 69 for details

GUEST SPEAKERS PROFESSOR IAN MORISON will share with you his love of astronomy using richlyillustrated talks about our universe. Given the dark skies seen from the ship, he will also be guiding you across the heavens in evening observation sessions to see, for example, the beauty of our Milky Way Galaxy. VIV LAWES is an arts journalist, lecturer and curator with more than 20 years’ experience in the art market. She is a NADFASaccredited lecturer and teaches at several degree-level art institutions in London. She has written for many national and international publications and regularly curates exhibitions of modern and contemporary Southeast Asian art in London and Singapore. Full details can be found on pages 84-87

CONTACT US FOR OUR LATEST SPECIAL OFFERS

PRICING PER PERSON

VGR161206

CABIN TYPE

STANDARD FARE

2 Bed Inside

$2,780

2 Bed Outside

$4,020

Balcony Cabin

$6,620

Discovery Club members receive an additional 5% discount. Prices for all categories can be found on pages 98-99

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Phuket, Thailand

YULETIDE IN E AST ASIA MALAYSIA | THAILAND | INDONESIA | SINGAPORE

20TH DECEMBER 2016

16-DAY CRUISE FROM

$3,220

Christmas Dinner and New Year party All meals with open-seated dining in a choice of restaurants Afternoon tea each day Captain’s welcome and farewell cocktail parties plus gala dinners

PER PERSON TWIN SHARE PORT KELANG - MALAYSIA From Port Kelang, explore the bustling metropolis of Kuala Lumpur, also known simply as KL, where you’ll discover a heady mix of history and culture amidst a skyline punctuated by intricate minarets and ultra-modern skyscrapers. Soak up Malay, Chinese and Indian influences as you stroll through the city’s beating heart. Discover the bargainhunter’s paradise of Chinatown, glitzy shopping malls and the soaring Petronas Twin Towers – one of the world’s tallest buildings. PENANG - MALAYSIA Established in 1786 as a trading post by the British, the island of Penang offers an enticing mix of modernity and old-world charm. Its UNESCO-listed capital Georgetown was named after George III and is a treat for the senses. Take in the mingling aromas of burning joss sticks and sizzling woks as you wander streets lined with unique architecture which blends Chinese, Indian and Islamic styles. Experience nature at its best amongst the tranquillity of Penang’s Botanic Gardens, where you can look out for the Pinang palm, which lent its

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name to the island, and inhabitants such as longtailed macaques and giant squirrels. PHUKET - THAILAND Lying off Thailand’s long southern coast, Phuket is an idyllic island of white-sand beaches and turquoise waters punctuated by sheer limestone karsts. Head away from the pristine sands to discover Chalong Wat, the largest and most ornate of the island’s 29 Buddhist temples. LANGKAWI - MALAYSIA The archipelago of Langkawi – 99 islands off Malaysia’s west coast – is a tropical paradise awarded Geopark status by UNESCO. The chance to laze on powdery sands under a swaying coconut palm, occasionally taking a dip in the warm, clear waters may prove irresistible. However, a sojourn further inland will give you the opportunity to admire verdant paddy fields and hills draped in jungle greenery. MALACCA - MALAYSIA Malacca was the first stop for British, Dutch and Portuguese colonial forces in Malaysia, and you’ll



Talks by Guest Speakers O  nboard entertainment, workshops and activities Onboard gratuities and service charges F ull use of facilities including a library, gym, hot tubs, plunge pool and a choice of bars

see evidence of their presence as you explore – either by foot or as a trishaw passenger. In its UNESCO-listed centre see the Sultanate Palace, a wooden replica of Sultan Mansur Shah’s 15th century abode, painstakingly built in the 1980s using traditional materials and techniques. Admire the Kampung Kling Mosque – among the oldest in Malaysia – and numerous churches which sit alongside Hindu and Chinese temples. KRAKATOA VOLCANO - SCENIC CRUISE As Voyager cruises past Krakatoa be sure to head up on deck to take in the views of this famous volcano situated between Java and Sumatra. SEMARANG - INDONESIA Indonesia is an archipelago comprising more than 13,000 tropical islands fringed by white-sand beaches – many are uninhabited and some don’t even have a name. Your port of call is Semarang, the cosmopolitan capital of Central Java. Enjoy its colonial architecture and explore its rambling Arab and Chinese quarters. It’s also the gateway to the spectacular UNESCO site of Borobudur, a giant Buddhist monument which looms over a patchwork

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ITINERARY PHUKET

DATE

LANGKAWI PENANG MALAYSIA MALACCA PORT KELANG SINGAPORE

ARRIVE

DEPART

DECEMBER 2016

SUMATRA

KRAKATOA VOLCANO

DESTINATION

SEMARANG JAVA NEW PORT 

20

PORT KELANG

21

PORT KELANG

22

overnight overnight

6PM

PENANG

12PM

7PM

23

PHUKET

12PM

8PM

24

LANGKAWI

8AM

10PM

25

AT SEA 8AM

5PM

7.30AM

9AM

26

MALACCA

27-28

AT SEA

29

KRAKATOA

30

SEMARANG

8AM

overnight

31

SEMARANG

overnight

7AM

7AM

overnight

JANUARY 2017 1

AT SEA

2

SINGAPORE

3

SINGAPORE

4

PORT KELANG

overnight 12.30PM 8AM

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THAILAND

HIGHLIGHTS MUST-SEE SIGHT

Phuket’s largest and most ornate temple, Chalong Wat is said to hold a bone fragment of the Buddha

MUST-SEE SIGHT

Krakatoa volcano of rice fields. Built in 800 AD, this remarkable site was lost within dense jungle for hundreds of years and rescued from its hiding place in the 19th century. SINGAPORE Founded in 1819 by Sir Stamford Raffles as a trading post, the island country of Singapore blends the very best of East and West. Step ashore to marvel at the futuristic glass-and-steel skyline, head to enormous malls where you can shop till you drop, stroll through the spectacular Gardens by the Bay or admire the beautiful Masjid Sultan Mosque in the celebrated Arab Quarter. With an overnight in port there’s plenty of time to discover all you wish – perhaps visit the world-famous Raffles Hotel and order its signature cocktail, a Singapore Sling. Indonesian visas will arranged by our ground agent and will be charged to your onboard account (subject to change).

• Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur is home to some of the world’s most stunning architecture • Admire traditional architecture in Penang’s bustling capital, Georgetown • Experience traditional Thai culture on idyllic Phuket • Head to the UNESCO-listed centre of Malacca • An overnight stay in Singapore gives plenty of time to explore this majestic city

Enjoy a Singapore Sling cocktail in Singapore’s iconic Raffles Hotel

ENHANCE YOUR CRUISE WITH A 2-NIGHT STAY IN KUALA LUMPUR

GUEST SPEAKERS ROBIN PETCH is a whale and dolphin boat skipper, naturalist and Chairman of the Sea Watch Foundation. He will be on deck to help you identify wildlife and will lecture on ‘Whales and Dolphins on this Cruise’, ‘Sirenia, Sharks, Seabirds and Turtles’, ‘Fascinating Facts about Whales, Dolphins and their World’ and ‘Friendly Wild Dolphins’. STEVE RAGNALL is a maritime historian and author. He is a member of the Society for Nautical Research, an expert on the voyages of Captain Cook and has close links with National Historic Ships. Drawing on his wide knowledge of the maritime world, Steve will present stories relating to our cruising area, including an extraordinary tale from the Dutch East India Company, pirate adventures with William Dampier in ‘The Painted Prince’ and the Polynesian who saved Captain Cook’s first voyage in ‘The Playboy’s Plaything’. Full details can be found on pages 84-87

See page 69 for details

CONTACT US FOR OUR LATEST SPECIAL OFFERS

PRICING PER PERSON

VGR161220

CABIN TYPE

STANDARD FARE

2 Bed Inside

$3,220

2 Bed Outside

$4,660

Balcony Cabin

$7,620

Discovery Club members receive an additional 5% discount. Prices for all categories can be found on pages 98-99

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MUST-SEE SIGHT

Cambodia’s glorious past is reflected in Phnom Penh’s Grand Palace, a complex of buildings showcasing Khymer architecture at its best, which serves as the royal residence for the King of Cambodia

RICHES OF THE ORIENT

MALAYSIA | BRUNEI | CAMBODIA | THAILAND | SINGAPORE

4TH JANUARY 2017

15-DAY CRUISE FROM

$3,180

PER PERSON TWIN SHARE PORT KELANG - MALAYSIA Port Kelang in Malaysia is your gateway to the country’s bustling capital, Kuala Lumpur. Step ashore to discover diverse architecture – from soaring skyscrapers and the iconic Petronas Towers to Malay mosques and Hindu temples. Bargain for traditional handicrafts in Central Market or head to Petaling Street – Kuala Lumpur’s original China town. MUARA - BRUNEI A tiny sovereign state located on the north coast of Borneo, Brunei is a glittering jewel in the South China Sea. One of the world’s wealthiest countries, its many treasures include opulent palaces, glistening mosques and unspoilt tropical rainforest. Admire the golden-domed Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque, or head into the tranquil beauty of Ulu National Park, where stunning flora and fauna await discovery, including as many as 400 types of butterfly.

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All meals with open-seated dining in a choice of restaurants Afternoon tea each day Captain’s welcome and farewell cocktail parties plus gala dinners Talks by Guest Speakers

SIHANOUKVILLE - CAMBODIA Sihanoukville is Cambodia’s most picturesque beach resort surrounded on three sides by the Bay of Thailand’s crystalline waters and a scattering of small islands. It’s also your gateway to Phnom Penh, located on the Mekong River and once considered the loveliest of the French-built cities in Indochina. The Royal Palace boasts a pagoda that glistens with 5,000 silver floor tiles and houses a collection of priceless Buddhist treasures. BANGKOK - THAILAND An overnight stay in Thailand’s vast buzzing capital gives plenty of opportunity for exploration. In this city of contrasts marvel at centuries-old homes and gold-spired temples sitting side by side with huge shopping malls and ultra-modern skyscrapers. Gaze in awe at the magnificent Grand Palace, hop on a tuk tuk and head to Chinatown or take a longtail boat through colourful floating markets.



O  nboard entertainment, workshops and activities Onboard gratuities and service charges F ull use of facilities including a library, gym, hot tubs, plunge pool and a choice of bars

KUANTAN - MALAYSIA Voyager makes a maiden call to Kuantan, a multicultural city where Hindu and Chinese temples sit together in perfect harmony. Head out of town to one of the surrounding beautiful beaches, admire the spectacular Sungai Pandan Waterfall or explore Taman Gelora National Park, overlooking the South China Sea. SINGAPORE It’s nearly 200 years since Sir Stamford Raffles put this former trading post on the map. Explore this dynamic destination where East meets West, and be sure to take your place at the Long Bar in the famed Raffles Hotel, where you can sip a Singapore Sling – widely regarded as the national drink of the country. Cambodian visas and landing permits for Brunei will be arranged by our ground agent and charged to your onboard account (subject to change).

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ITINERARY

CAMBODIA SIHANOUKVILLE

DATE MUARA

MALAYSIA KUANTAN

PORT KELANG

BRUNEI

SINGAPORE

Taman Gelora National Park, Kuantan

SUMATRA

NEW PORT 

DESTINATION

ARRIVE

DEPART

JANUARY 2017 4

PORT KELANG

5

PORT KELANG

6-7

AT SEA

8

MUARA

9-10

AT SEA

overnight overnight

5PM

9AM

8PM

7AM

11PM

11

SIHANOUKVILLE

12

AT SEA

13

BANGKOK

7AM

overnight

14

BANGKOK

overnight

7AM

15

AT SEA

16

KUANTAN

7AM

2PM

17

SINGAPORE

8AM

overnight

18

SINGAPORE

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THAILAND BANGKOK

HIGHLIGHTS

MUST-SEE SIGHT

The magnificent Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque, with its golden dome, dominates the skyline in Brunei’s capital, Bandar Seri Begawan

• Admire the spectacular Saifuddin Mosque – a landmark of the sovereign state of Brunei • Discover Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital which lies on the Mekong River • Experience Bangkok, Thailand’s vibrant, bustling capital • Multi-cultural Kuantan – a maiden call for Voyager • Explore dynamic and cosmopolitan Singapore ENHANCE YOUR CRUISE WITH A 2-NIGHT STAY IN KUALA LUMPUR

See page 69 for details

CHOOSE A 2-NIGHT POST-CRUISE SINGAPORE CITY STAY

See page 69 for details

Sihanoukville, Cambodia

GUEST SPEAKERS PROFESSOR MARIE CONTE-HELM is a specialist in the arts and culture of the Asian region and has published widely in her field. An experienced cruise lecturer, she will be speaking on aspects of Asian art and past economic and cultural encounters between East and West. BRIAN J FORD is a world-renowned scientist, best known to us as an author, broadcaster, TV host and cruise speaker. Professor Ford’s books, articles and television programmes have been published and broadcast around the world, and he has been a popular cruise lecturer for 15 years. Floating market, Bangkok

Full details can be found on pages 84-87

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PRICING PER PERSON

VGR170104

CABIN TYPE

STANDARD FARE

2 Bed Inside

$3,180

2 Bed Outside

$4,560

Balcony Cabin

$7,400

Discovery Club members receive an additional 5% discount. Prices for all categories can be found on pages 98-99

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Victoria Peak, Hong Kong

ISL ANDS & ICONS OF E AST ASIA SINGAPORE | BRUNEI | BORNEO | PHILIPPINES | HONG KONG

18TH JANUARY 2017

16-DAY CRUISE FROM

$3,420

PER PERSON TWIN SHARE SINGAPORE Where better to embark on your adventure than Singapore - an island city-state whose architecture, cuisine, language and religion has been deeply influenced by its Chinese, Indonesian, Indian and Malaysian heritage. Wander its streets to view the modern high-rise buildings sitting alongside traditional Chinese red tile-roofed homes, and the Buddhist temples adjacent to Arabian bazaars. MUARA - BRUNEI After two days relaxing at sea, step ashore in Muara - gateway to Bandar Seri Begawan. Marvel at the opulent mosques and palaces in the capital of the tiny Sultanate of Brunei, where even the most humble-looking stilt house boasts every modern amenity. Discover the Jame’Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque, an architectural masterpiece, as well as the Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque with its main dome of pure gold. For a showcase of Brunei’s royal heritage, browse the treasures of the Royal Regalia Museum.

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All meals with open-seated dining in a choice of restaurants Afternoon tea each day Captain’s welcome and farewell cocktail parties plus gala dinners Talks by Guest Speakers

KOTA KINABALU - BORNEO One of Malaysia’s fastest-growing cities, Kota Kinabalu sprawls between the South China Sea and the towering Crocker Range and occupies the site of the old British colonial capital. Take time to explore one of Earth’s last frontiers of wilderness, Kinabalu National Park - a botanical paradise of flora and fauna dominated by majestic Mount Kinabalu. SANDAKAN - BORNEO The historic city of Sandakan is your gateway to an amazing eco-adventure. Get up close to the ‘wild man of Borneo’ at Sepilok - the world’s largest orangutan sanctuary - where you can witness these fascinating apes in their natural habitat. Sampling everyday life at the colourful local market and admiring the Chinese Buddhist Temple with its wonderful panoramic views of the bay are other possibilities. BOHOL - PHILIPPINES The Boholano people still affectionately call their province the ‘Republic of Bohol’ - a reference to the island’s short-lived independence at the turn of the



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19th century. Escape to the extraordinary Chocolate Hills, an unusual formation of at least 1,260 unusually shaped hills in the middle of the island and so-called because of the grass turning from green to brown at the end of the dry season. Unwinding on an idyllic, tropical beach or delving into the distinctive cultural heritage are other choices. CEBU - PHILIPPINES The oldest Spanish settlement in the country, Cebu City is also one of the fastest-growing cities in Asia. There are many Spanish colonial buildings to admire and Fort San Pedro offers a glimpse of the city’s rich history. View one of the country’s oldest religious relics - a statue of the Child Jesus dating back to 1521 - or stroll along Colon Street, the oldest street in the Philippines. MANILA - PHILIPPINES Capital of the Philippines, Manila is a cosmopolitan metropolis. Linger in the old-walled city of Intramuros, a legacy of Spanish colonisation, whilst other landmarks are testament to the periods of American and Japanese occupation. With a

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ITINERARY

HONG KONG

DATE SOUTH CHINA SEA

PHILIPPINES

KOTA KINABALU

MUST-SEE SIGHT

Brunei’s Jame’Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque boasts 29 golden domes

CEBU BOHOL

SANDAKAN

BORNEO

SINGAPORE NEW PORT 

ARRIVE

DEPART

JANUARY 2017

MANILA

MUARA BRUNEI

DESTINATION

TENDER PORT

18

SINGAPORE

19

SINGAPORE

20

AT SEA

21

AT SEA

22

overnight overnight

6PM

MUARA

8AM

10PM

23

KOTA KINABALU

7AM

7PM

24

AT SEA

25

SANDAKAN

8AM

5.30PM

26

AT SEA

27

BOHOL

8AM

11PM

28

CEBU

7AM

1.30PM

29

MANILA

7.30PM overnight

30

MANILA

overnight 2.30PM

31

AT SEA

FEBRUARY 2017 1

HONG KONG

2

HONG KONG

11AM

overnight

IS L AN DS & IC O NS O F EAS T AS IA 18 T H J A N U A R Y – 2 N D F E B R U A R Y 2 017

CHINA

HIGHLIGHTS MUST-SEE SIGHT

The Chocolate Hills of Bohol are conically-shaped limestone mounds covered in green grass which turns brown during the dry season

Orangutan Sanctuary, Sepilok contemporary art scene, intriguing museums and some of the best shopping in Asia, there is much to enjoy. Choose to head away from this bustling city to experience the wealth of extraordinary scenery the Philippines has to offer. HONG KONG This former British colony is one of the most exciting and exotic ports in the world. At its heart is Hong Kong Island, and an overnight stay here offers the chance to discover why it is universally loved. Wonder at the futuristic skyscrapers, enjoy unrivalled views from Victoria Peak, browse the stalls of Stanley market or view the traditional Chinese fishing boats at Aberdeen fishing village. Watching the dazzling Symphony of Lights show illuminating Victoria Harbour is another magical possibility. Landing permits for Brunei will be arranged by our ground agent and will be charged to your onboard account (subject to change).

• A dmire the unique flora and fauna of UNESCO-listed Mount Kinabalu National Park • Get up close to the orangutans of Sepilok Sanctuary • Wonder at the majestic Chocolate Hills of Bohol • Explore Cebu, the Philippines’ oldest colonial city • Step back in time in Intramuros – the old walled city which was the centrepiece of Spanish Manila

CHOOSE A 2-NIGHT PRE-CRUISE SINGAPORE CITY STAY

ENHANCE YOUR CRUISE WITH A 5-NIGHT TOUR OF BEIJING & XIAN See page 76 for details

STAY ON BOARD FOR CULTURE & COLOURS OF VIETNAM

See page 69 for details

CONTACT US FOR OUR LATEST SPECIAL OFFERS

See pages 52 for details

GUEST SPEAKERS PETER MAWBY is well-known to cruise passengers as a knowledgeable and entertaining speaker on ornithology, ecology and wildlife conservation. Trained as a zoologist at the University of Cambridge, he looks forward to renewing his acquaintance with the iconic primates of Southeast Asia including the orangutans of Borneo and the tarsier of the Philippines. Full details can be found on pages 84-87

PRICING PER PERSON

VGR170118

CABIN TYPE

STANDARD FARE

2 Bed Inside

$3,420

2 Bed Outside

$4,820

Balcony Cabin

$7,720

Discovery Club members receive an additional 5% discount. Prices for all categories can be found on pages 98-99

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MUST-SEE SIGHT

Halong Bay is one of Vietnam’s most breathtaking natural wonders, encompassing around 1,600 islands and islets

CULTURE & COLOURS OF VIETNAM HONG KONG | VIETNAM | SINGAPORE

2ND FEBRUARY 2017

16-DAY CRUISE FROM

$3,260

PER PERSON TWIN SHARE HONG KONG Once a small fishing village, Hong Kong is now a cosmopolitan city which is home to an impressive skyline and a glittering natural harbour. Why not sample the diverse cuisine, or admire the lovely scenery of the beautiful mountains and sprawling parks. Alternatively, you could enjoy a spot of shopping in the chic boutiques and bustling markets, where you’ll discover a wonderful fusion of Eastern and Western influences. HALONG BAY - VIETNAM Halong Bay is a beautiful spot made famous by 2,000 stunning limestone karsts that punctuate the waters, carved over millions of years by the wind and sea. Local legend has it that the formations were created by a dragon from the mountains, whose flailing tail gouged out the numerous valleys and crevasses. This unique UNESCO-listed landscape is a truly breathtaking sight. HAIPHONG - VIETNAM An attractive city filled with peaceful tree-lined boulevards and impressive colonial buildings, Haiphong is a gateway to contrasting Hanoi. Here

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you can immerse yourself in the bustling streets of the Ancient Quarter, exploring by foot or perhaps by trishaw - a popular means of transport in the city. Another highlight is Ba Dinh Square, where silent sentries guard the marble and granite mausoleum where Ho Chi Minh lies in state. DA NANG - VIETNAM From vibrant Da Nang you may choose to visit UNESCO-listed Hue. Located on the beautiful Perfume River, this ancient capital of Imperial Vietnam is steeped in rich history, while nearby Hoi An offers an interesting fusion of Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese and French influences, reflected in its diverse architecture. QUY NHON - VIETNAM The birthplace of the 18th century Vietnamese emperor Nguyen Hue, Quy Nhon is a lovely coastal city bordered by stunning beaches. Admire the Long Khanh pagoda, founded in 1715 by a Chinese merchant and flanked by a 17 metre-high Buddha. The monks who reside here preside over the city’s religious affairs.



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NHA TRANG - VIETNAM Once the capital of the Champa Kingdom, Nha Trang is an attractive city fringed by a picturesque bay with a tempting crescent beach. Explore the colourful markets, dip in and out of vibrant cafés and bars and discover the centuries-old Cham Tower complex, overlooking the Cai River. HO CHI MINH CITY - VIETNAM Formerly known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh is a city of amazing contrasts. Evidence of former French colonisation remains, and this, combined with the culture of the predominantly Buddhist population and the booming free-market economy, makes for a memorable visit. With an overnight in port, you’ll have time to discover the Cu Chi Tunnels, first constructed in the 1940s by the peasant army fighting the French, and later extended by the Viet Cong rebels. Perhaps take a journey through the Mekong Delta, which stretches from Ho Chi Minh’s city limits to the Gulf of Thailand, where every aspect of life revolves around the water.

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HONG KONG HALONG BAY

ITINERARY

HAIPHONG VIETNAM

DATE

DA NANG

NHA TRANG HO CHI MINH CITY

SINGAPORE

ARRIVE

DEPART

FEBRUARY 2017

SOUTH CHINA SEA

QUY NHON

DESTINATION

NEW PORT 

2

HONG KONG

3

HONG KONG

4

AT SEA

5

overnight overnight

5PM

HALONG BAY

8AM

11PM

6

HAIPHONG

6AM

8.30PM

7

AT SEA

8

DA NANG

7AM

7PM

9

QUY NHON

12PM

8PM

10

NHA TRANG

7AM

10PM

11

AT SEA

12

8AM

overnight

14

HO CHI MINH CITY HO CHI MINH CITY AT SEA

15

AT SEA

16

SINGAPORE

17

SINGAPORE

13

overnight 3.30PM

8AM

overnight

HIGHLIGHTS • Admire Hong Kong’s spectacular harbour, fringed by soaring skyscrapers • Discover the outstanding beauty of the UNESCO-listed Halong Bay • Uncover Vietnam’s imperial past in Hue • Admire Nha Trang’s beautiful beaches and intriguing Cham Towers • Enjoy an overnight stay in Ho Chi Minh, with plenty of time to uncover its diverse influences

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

MUST-SEE SIGHT

C U L TU RE & C O L O U RS O F VIETN AM 2 N D F E B R U A R Y - 17 T H F E B R U A R Y 2 017

CHINA

The Thien Mu Pagoda is one of Hue’s highlights

SINGAPORE The modern city-state of Singapore was founded in 1819 by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles. Once a colonial outpost of Britain, this island country is now a thriving destination with a glittering skyline and a diverse mix of cultures. An overnight stay allows plenty of time to experience its unforgettable highlights. Vietnamese visas will be arranged by our ground agent and will be charged to your onboard account (subject to change).

Nha Trang beach, Vietnam

ENHANCE YOUR CRUISE WITH A 5-NIGHT TOUR OF BEIJING & XIAN

CHOOSE A 1-NIGHT MEKONG DELTA PREMIUM TOUR

See page 76 for details

See page 75 for details

GUEST SPEAKERS NEIL TAYLOR will be joining you on board, introducing the countries and the ports as we visit them. He is an old ‘East Asia’ hand, having first travelled to China in 1971 and to Vietnam in 1981. He will share his memories and update us on the fast-changing political scene in both countries.

CONTACT US FOR OUR LATEST SPECIAL OFFERS

PRICING PER PERSON

VGR170202

CABIN TYPE

STANDARD FARE

DR PHILIP LAWSON FRPS and JANET EDWARDS FRPS are award-winning photographers who will offer you fabulously illustrated talks on the places we will be visiting together with a multitude of hints and tips to improve your own photographic record of your holiday. Don’t forget your camera!

2 Bed Inside

$3,260

2 Bed Outside

$4,560

Balcony Cabin

$7,280

Full details can be found on pages 84-87

Prices for all categories can be found on pages 98-99

Discovery Club members receive an additional 5% discount.

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Bagan Temples, Myanmar

COLONIAL CAPITALS & COASTS OF THE ORIENT SINGAPORE | MALAYSIA | MYANMAR | SRI LANKA

17TH FEBRUARY 2017

15-DAY CRUISE FROM

$2,880

PER PERSON TWIN SHARE

All meals with open-seated dining in a choice of restaurants Afternoon tea each day Captain’s welcome and farewell cocktail parties plus gala dinners Talks by Guest Speakers

SINGAPORE First impressions of this island city-state are deceptive. It may seem ultra-modern, but dig a little deeper and you’ll discover the mix of cultures and colonial history that give Singapore its unique character. Soak up sights such as the iconic Merlion statue and Singapore’s oldest temple, to be found in Chinatown. Wandering the aerial walkway of the glorious 135-acre Gardens by the Bay is another tempting choice.

LANGKAWI - MALAYSIA The ‘Jewel of Kedah’, Langkawi is an archipelago of around 100 beautiful islands on Malaysia’s west coast. The interior of the main island is a mixture of picturesque paddy fields and jungle-clad hills. Benefiting from a balmy climate it offers the perfect escape, so why not unwind on the shoreline fringed by powder-fine sands and swaying coconut trees. Heading a little way from the idyllic beaches offers the chance to witness Malaysian rural life.

PORT KELANG - MALAYSIA Port Kelang is your gateway to Southeast Asia’s youngest capital, Kuala Lumpur, a gleaming city with a constantly evolving skyline. Founded in the 19th century, this metropolis boasts a mix of Moorish, Moghul, Malay and British colonial architecture. Wander its shady streets to discover temples and mosques nestling amongst cuttingedge skyscrapers and tropical vegetation. Reach the skies at the Petronas Twin Towers, experience local life at the Central Market or enjoy the ambience of a tropical rainforest without leaving the city at the Perdana Botanical Garden.

YANGON - MYANMAR Rising almost 100 metres above Yangon, the Shwedagon Pagoda is thought to date to the time of Gautama Buddha. Adorned with gold, encrusted with diamonds and said to hold strands of Buddha’s hair, it is the country’s most revered shrine. An extended stay in this cosmopolitan city, which began life as a small fishing village and was once the political hub of British Burma, offers plentiful opportunities. View the magnificent 70-metre long reclining Buddha in Kyaukhtatgyi You might choose to wander the warren of alleys

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and shops set amongst grand colonial architecture in Bogyoke Aung San Market. This cruise also gives you the unique chance to visit to Bagan, where more than 2,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas, stupas and ruins – mostly built between the 11th and 13th centuries – dot the plain. TRINCOMALEE - SRI LANKA Its natural deep-water harbour has attracted seafarers such as Ptolemy and Marco Polo, while various colonial powers have vied for its control. A maiden call for Voyager, Trincomalee’s centrepiece is Koneswaram Temple, perched on the promontory of Swami Rock. The temple was destroyed by the Portuguese in the 1600s and Fort Frederick was built from the debris. Today the rebuilt shrine can be found inside and deer can be spotted on the approach. Trincomalee is also your gateway to some of the finest beaches on Sri Lanka’s eastern coast, perfect for relaxing under a palm tree.

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YANGON

ITINERARY DATE

ARRIVE

DEPART

FEBRUARY 2017

SRI LANKA TRINCOMALEE COLOMBO

DESTINATION

LANGKAWI

MALAYSIA PORT KELANG

SINGAPORE

Paddy fields, Malaysia

NEW PORT 

17

SINGAPORE

overnight

18

SINGAPORE

overnight 2.30PM

19

PORT KELANG

20

LANGKAWI

21-22

7AM

5PM

12.30PM

10PM

4AM

overnight

AT SEA

23

YANGON

24

YANGON

overnight overnight

25

YANGON

overnight

8AM

8AM

5PM

7AM

overnight

26-27 28

AT SEA TRINCOMALEE

MARCH 2017 1

AT SEA

2

COLOMBO

3

COLOMBO

HIGHLIGHTS

MUST-SEE SIGHT

Pinnawela sanctuary in Sri Lanka, home to orphaned elephants

• Admire some of the world’s most stunning modern architecture in Kuala Lumpur • Discover Langkawi’s rural landscapes of rice paddy fields and plantations • Enjoy a two-night stay in Yangon with the opportunity to visit the beautiful Bagan Temples • Join Voyager for a maiden call to Trincomalee in Sri Lanka • Opportunity to get up close with the residents of Pinnawela elephant sanctuary during an extended stay in Colombo

ENHANCE YOUR CRUISE WITH A 4-NIGHT STAY IN INDIA

Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar COLOMBO - SRI LANKA With a large natural harbour and strategic position along the East-West sea trade routes, Colombo was popular with traders 2,000 years ago and became the island’s capital when Sri Lanka was ceded to the British Empire in 1815. Today it is a modern city where reminders of its colonial past contrast with high-rises and malls. Turn the pages of history at the marvellous National Museum, or venture inland to meet the elephants of Pinnawela and learn more about these gentle giants at the world-renowned sanctuary. Entry requirements for Myanmar will be arranged by our ground agent and charged to your onboard account (subject to change). Visa for Sri Lanka must be arranged prior to travel.

GUEST SPEAKERS ROSALIND WHYTE will be joining you on board this cruise, exploring the work of European artists who have travelled to this area in the past. She will examine how they responded to the different cultures of the Orient and to what extent they imposed their own European view on the countries they visited. DR PHILIP LAWSON FRPS and JANET EDWARDS FRPS are award-winning photographers, travelling on this cruise to offer you fabulously illustrated talks on the places we will be visiting together with a multitude of hints and tips to improve your own photographic record of your holiday. So don’t forget your camera! Full details can be found on pages 84-87

C O L O N IAL C APITAL S & C O AS TS O F THE O RIEN T 17 T H F E B R U A R Y – 3 R D M A R C H 2 017

MYANMAR BAY OF BENGAL

See page 72 for details

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PRICING PER PERSON

VGR170217

CABIN TYPE

STANDARD FARE

2 Bed Inside

$2,880

2 Bed Outside

$4,120

Balcony Cabin

$6,720

Discovery Club members receive an additional 5% discount. Prices for all categories can be found on pages 98-99

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Mauritius

MAGIC OF THE MALDIVES & SEYCHELLES SRI LANKA | MALDIVES | SEYCHELLES | MAURITIUS

3RD MARCH 2017

16-DAY CRUISE FROM

$3,500

PER PERSON TWIN SHARE COLOMBO - SRI LANKA The small island of Sri Lanka has it all – from sun-drenched beaches and rolling tea plantations to glittering temples and ancient ruins. A city of contrasts, Colombo is its bustling capital, where one moment you’ll be gazing at grand colonial mansions and the next browsing the wares spread on the floor before you at hectic flea markets. Admire the beautiful architecture of the Old Parliament Building or join the many devotees who flock to the Ponnambalam Vanesar Kovil – a colourful temple carved out of granite. MALE - MALDIVES After a day cruising the Indian Ocean, Voyager arrives at the Maldives – an idyllic island nation comprising 26 coral atolls and nearly 2,000 stunning islands. This is the ultimate beach destination, where whiter-than-white sand and glistening azure waters teeming with exotic marine life offer scenes of picture-postcard perfection. Drift away from the beach to discover monuments to Male’s proud history – maybe choose to start with the Sultan’s Palace or Hukuru Miskiy Mosque.

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KUDA BANDOS - MALDIVES A stone’s throw from the island of Bandos is Kuda Bandos, or ‘small’ Bandos, a secluded and uninhabited paradise. Snorkel in the crystal-clear waters, laze on the idyllic beaches or perhaps head inland to its lush green heart, where sightings of exotic birds and colourful reptiles could be your reward.

PRASLIN - SEYCHELLES Another of the Seychelles’ dream destinations is Praslin, where you’ll no doubt adopt the islanders’ slow pace of life. Explorers will head to the UNESCO-listed Vellee de Mai, with its unique, coveted coco de mer palms and many other rare species of plants.

PORT VICTORIA - SEYCHELLES After a relaxing cruise on the Indian Ocean you’ll arrive in the beautiful Seychelles. Few capitals can claim a more stunning backdrop than Port Victoria on Mahe, which is ringed by lofty mountains and home to some of the best beaches in the Seychelles. The largest of this 115-island archipelago and the most populous, it’s a great place to mingle with the locals. As you stay overnight, you’ve time to relax on the beach and explore – the cathedral, Government House and Botanical Gardens are notable highlights.

LA DIGUE - SEYCHELLES Praslin’s tiny neighbour, the island of La Digue is no more than four square miles in size. After an overnight in port, revisit days gone by at a plantation house, enjoy a sedate catamaran cruise or laze on beaches where rock formations add a touch of drama to the white sands and turquoise waters. PORT LOUIS - MAURITIUS There’s a marvellous mix of African, Indian, European and Oriental influences in culturally diverse Port Louis. Mauritius’ capital was first colonised by the Dutch in 1638, then populated over the next few centuries by traders, merchants and planters and their slaves. Discover the tea and

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SRI LANKA COLOMBO

MALE MALDIVES

DATE

PORT VICTORIA

INDIAN OCEAN

MADAGASCAR PORT LOUIS MAURITIUS

DESTINATION

ARRIVE

DEPART

MARCH 2017

SEYCHELLES PRASLIN LA DIGUE

Tropical birds, Seychelles

ITINERARY

NEW PORT 

TENDER PORT

3

COLOMBO

4

COLOMBO

5

AT SEA

6 7 7

KUDA BANDOS

8-10

overnight overnight

6PM

MALE

7AM

overnight

MALE

overnight

6AM

7AM

2.30PM overnight

AT SEA

11

PORT VICTORIA

8AM

12

PORT VICTORIA

overnight

6PM

12

PRASLIN

9PM

overnight

13

PRASLIN

13

LA DIGUE

9PM

overnight

14

LA DIGUE

overnight

1PM

15-16

overnight 7.30PM

AT SEA

17

PORT LOUIS

18

PORT LOUIS

8.30AM overnight

HIGHLIGHTS

M AG IC O F THE MAL DIVES & S EYC HEL L ES 3 R D M A R C H – 18 T H M A R C H 2 017

KUDA BANDOS

• Explore the island capital of the Maldives, Male • Discover the flora and fauna of uninhabited Kuda Bandos • Enjoy the beauty of the Seychelles and slip into the relaxed lifestyle of the islanders • UNESCO-listed Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve in Praslin is a delight to explore • The idyllic island of Mauritius and its culturally diverse capital Port Louis

Granite rocks, Seychelles

CHOOSE A 3-NIGHT POST-CRUISE BEACH STAY IN MAURITIUS

Maldives sugar plantations on which Mauritius was built or marvel at the flora and fauna of Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens.

See page 77 for details

Visa for Sri Lanka must be arranged prior to travel.

ENHANCE YOUR CRUISE WITH A 4-NIGHT TOUR IN SRI LANKA

GUEST SPEAKERS

See page 71 for details

BRIAN J FORD is a world-renowned scientist, best known to us as an author, broadcaster, TV host and cruise speaker. Professor Ford’s books, articles and television programmes have been published and broadcast around the world, and he has been a popular cruise lecturer for 15 years. DR LOUISE BONNER will also be joining you on board this cruise. She will be giving a variety of talks, from the role of elephants in the culture of Sri Lanka to the environmental challenges faced by the people of the Maldives and the geographical cornucopia of the beautiful Seychelles. Full details can be found on pages 84-87

PRICING PER PERSON

MUST-SEE SIGHT

See the Maldives from the air on a sea plane ride

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VGR170303

CABIN TYPE

STANDARD FARE

2 Bed Inside

$3,500

2 Bed Outside

$4,940

Balcony Cabin

$7,900

Discovery Club members receive an additional 5% discount. Prices for all categories can be found on pages 98-99

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MUST-SEE SIGHT

The iconic flat-topped Table Mountain is Cape Town’s crowning glory - if you take a cable car to the top you’ll be rewarded with remarkable views

SOUTH AFRIC A, WONDERS & WILDLIFE MAURITIUS | MADAGASCAR | SOUTH AFRICA

18TH MARCH 2017

15-DAY CRUISE FROM

$3,880

PER PERSON TWIN SHARE PORT LOUIS - MAURITIUS Nestled between mighty mountains and the sparkling Indian Ocean, Port Louis is the multicultural capital of Mauritius. The city is home to a rich mix of people of African, Chinese, Indian, Arab and European descent, and offers a modern lifestyle complemented perfectly by traditional island customs. Admire lush sugar plantations and impressive colonial architecture, or perhaps visit the nearby Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens, where indigenous flora and fauna await. POINTE DES GALETS - RÉUNION ISLAND Pointe Des Galets is your gateway to a host of spectacular natural gems. Enjoy breathtaking views of Piton de la Fournaise, one of the most active volcanoes in the world, and the striking contrasts of the barren Plaine des Sables with the lush forests and tropical wildlife. The island’s capital, St Denis, offers a sophisticated atmosphere and several interesting museums.

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All meals with open-seated dining in a choice of restaurants Afternoon tea each day Captain’s welcome and farewell cocktail parties plus gala dinners Talks by Guest Speakers

PORT D’EHOALA - MADAGASCAR In the extreme south east of Madagascar, Port D’Ehoala is your springboard to Fort Dauphin, the first French settlement in Madagascar. Set against a backdrop of soaring mountains and crystal-clear waters, and fringed by beautiful crescent-shaped beaches, the crumbling French colonial town enjoys one of the sunniest climates on the east coast. Why not visit Saiadi Botanical Gardens, where you can discover a host of diverse flora and fauna. RICHARDS BAY - SOUTH AFRICA Richards Bay is South Africa’s largest port, which started life as a makeshift harbour set up during the Anglo-Boer War. It’s also your gateway to Zululand, home to one of Africa’s most fascinating tribal people and the magnificent HluhluweUmfolozi – a prestigious game park. The world’s largest population of white rhinos can be found in the park, so make sure you look out for these fascinating creatures, along with the other members of the Big Five – lions, elephants, buffalos and leopards.



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DURBAN - SOUTH AFRICA British colonial architecture and natural beauty await in Durban. Perhaps head to the Shakaland Zulu Cultural Village, where you can experience the 19th century Zulu way of life, or simply stroll amongst the stalls of the bustling Victoria Street Market, where you can immerse yourself in the laid-back Afro-Oriental atmosphere. You could choose to head further afield to Tala Game Reserve, a fascinating wildlife sanctuary in the hills of a peaceful farming community. PORT ELIZABETH - SOUTH AFRICA Set on the sweeping shores of Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth boasts spectacular beaches and a wealth of historic sites. Follow in the footsteps of settlers who arrived in the 1820s as you uncover a host of architectural gems. The city is also home to South Africa’s oldest bowling green and the famous Port Elizabeth Cricket Club. Perhaps visit the Addo Elephant Park, where more than 600 elephants roam free in their natural environment.

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DATE

DESTINATION

ARRIVE

DEPART

MADAGASCAR

MAURITIUS PORT LOUIS POINTE DES GALETS REUNION ISLAND

SOUTH AFRICA

PORT D'EHOLA

18

PORT LOUIS

19

PORT LOUIS

overnight

7PM

20

POINTE DES GALETS

7AM

6PM

21

AT SEA

22

PORT D’EHOALA

8AM

6PM

RICHARD’S BAY DURBAN

INDIAN OCEAN

CAPE TOWN PORT ELIZABETH

Volcano, Réunion Island

MARCH 2017 overnight

23-24 AT SEA 25

RICHARD’S BAY

8.30AM overnight

26

RICHARD’S BAY

overnight

7PM

27

DURBAN

6AM

11PM

28

AT SEA

29

PORT ELIZABETH

8AM

7PM

30

AT SEA

31

CAPE TOWN

8AM

overnight

APRIL 1

CAPE TOWN

HIGHLIGHTS • Admire the dramatic scenery of Réunion Island and the active Piton de la Fournaise volcano • Enjoy an overnight stay at Richards Bay, your gateway to Zululand • Discover amazing flora and fauna and look out for the Big Five at Hluhluwe-Umfolozi game park • Experience the vibrant culture and traditions of the proud Zulus • Explore beautiful Cape Town and the famed Cape of Good Hope

Zulu masks

CAPE TOWN - SOUTH AFRICA Backed by the mighty Table Mountain and bordered by the rugged Devil’s Peak and Lion’s Head, Cape Town is considered the ‘Mother City’ of South Africa and one of the world’s most beautiful destinations. Admire the Cape of Good Hope, a rocky headland that has long been of special significance to sailors, or visit Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens – a magnificent showcase of South Africa’s floral heritage. Landing permit for Madagascar will be arranged by our ground agent and charged to your onboard account (subject to change).

S O U TH AF RIC A, WO NDERS & WIL DL IF E 18 T H M A R C H – 1S T A P R I L 2 017

ITINERARY

ENHANCE YOUR CRUISE WITH A 2-NIGHT VICTORIA FALLS EXTENSION

CHOOSE A 1-NIGHT SAFARI TO SEARCH FOR THE ‘BIG FIVE’

See page 79 for details

See page 82 for details

GUEST SPEAKERS ROBERT KERSHAW, a retired Colonel from the Parachute Regiment, is now a full-time author. He will be covering a succession of South African military themes that impact on attitudes in South Africa today. Starting with the Zulu conflict with the Boers in 1838, he will also cover the iconic battle Rorke’s Drift during the Anglo-Zulu war of 1879, the Boer War of 1899-1902 DR PHILIP LAWSON FRPS and JANET EDWARDS FRPS are award-winning photographers who will be presenting a range of talks on the African wildlife, people and places we will be visiting. They will also offer a multitude of hints and tips to improve your own photographic record of your safari and cultural encounters. Full details can be found on pages 84-87

CONTACT US FOR OUR LATEST SPECIAL OFFERS

PRICING PER PERSON

VGR170318

CABIN TYPE

STANDARD FARE

2 Bed Inside

$3,880

2 Bed Outside

$5,440

Balcony Cabin

$8,660

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Walvis Bay, Namibia

SOUTHERN AFRIC A TO ATLANTIC ISLES

SOUTH AFRICA | NAMIBIA | ST HELENA | ASCENSION ISLAND | CAPE VERDE | CANARY ISLANDS

1ST APRIL 2017

22-DAY CRUISE FROM

$2,940

PER PERSON TWIN SHARE CAPE TOWN - SOUTH AFRICA As dramatic locations go, few places in the world top Cape Town, with the magnificent flat-topped Table Mountain providing a stunning backdrop. From pristine coastlines and countryside bursting with exotic flora to cosmopolitan shopping malls and streets showcasing an eclectic mix of architectural styles, there is much to discover as you overnight in port. You could take a cable car up the mountain or visit Robben Island, a place of banishment and imprisonment during the years of apartheid. LUDERITZ - NAMIBIA Luderitz is nestled between the dusty Namib Desert and the South Atlantic coast. Purchased by German merchant Adolf Luderitz in 1883, it began life as a trading post and an alternative destination for German settlers who, at the time, were heading to North America in droves. The town enjoyed its heyday when diamonds were discovered in nearby Kolmanskop but when more accessible gems were found elsewhere, it became a ghost town. Today this abandoned site, where time seems to have stood still, is slowly being reclaimed by the shifting desert sands.

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All meals with open-seated dining in a choice of restaurants Afternoon tea each day Captain’s welcome and farewell cocktail parties plus gala dinners Talks by Guest Speakers



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WALVIS BAY - NAMIBIA Nature lovers and seekers of peace and quiet will find a haven in Walvis Bay. Situated at a wide, picturesque lagoon and surrounded by salt flats, it is one of the most important wetlands of Southern Africa and is the hibernation area for thousands of migatory birds. ‘Dune 7’ is the highest sand dune in the region, and anyone who makes the climb will be rewarded with spectacular views.

MINDELO - CAPE VERDE Voyager arrives at Cape Verde – a 10-island archipelago way out in the Atlantic to the west of Africa. Step ashore in Mindelo on São Vicente, which boasts a carnival atmosphere and a blend of Portuguese traditions and Brazilian style. Colonial architecture and historic monuments, lovely beaches and sweeping sand dunes are yours to discover as well as far-reaching sea views.

JAMESTOWN - ST HELENA The remote island of St Helena was discovered by the Portuguese in 1502 and became a bustling port of vital importance to the East India Company’s trade routes. It was also home to Napoleon Bonaparte, exiled here until his death in 1821. Scenically spectacular, step ashore to marvel at verdant hillsides, steep, vegetation-filled valleys and high cliffs of volcanic rock rising from the sea.

GRAN CANARIA - CANARY ISLANDS Step ashore to discover Las Palmas, Gran Canaria’s vibrant capital, which is home to an abundance of historic buildings and monuments chronicling its 500-year history. UNESCO-listed Veguta is its historic heart, where you can discover the twintowered Santa Ana Cathedral. Las Palmas is also nestled between two charming bays and boasts beautiful beaches.

GEORGETOWN - ASCENSION Ascension is a speck of an island covering an area of 34 square miles – its lower slopes and western side made up of volcanic ash, and Green Mountain at its heart, which is lush and green. Serving mainly as a military base, laid-back Georgetown has a population of just 200.

TENERIFE - CANARY ISLANDS Landing permits for St Helena and the Ascension Islands will be arranged by our ground agent and charged to your onboard account (subject to change).

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ITINERARY DATE

GEORGETOWN ASCENSION

JAMESTOWN ST HELENA

ATLANTIC OCEAN

ARRIVE

DEPART

WALVIS BAY NAMIBIA

SOUTH AFRICA

CAPE TOWN

TENDER PORT

1

CAPE TOWN

2

CAPE TOWN

3

AT SEA

4

LUDERITZ

5

WALVIS BAY

12.30PM overnight

6

WALVIS BAY

overnight

6PM

8AM

6PM

8AM

5.30PM

8AM

6PM 11PM

7-9

AT SEA

10

JAMESTOWN

overnight overnight

6PM

7AM

6PM

11-12 AT SEA

LUDERITZ

Santa Ana Cathedral, Gran Canaria

DESTINATION

APRIL 2017

MINDELO CAPE VERDE

13

GEORGETOWN

14-17 AT SEA 18

MINDELO

19-20 AT SEA 21

GRAN CANARIA

8AM

22

TENERIFE

6AM

HIGHLIGHTS

S O U THERN AF RIC A TO ATL AN TIC IS L ES 1S T A P R I L – 2 2 N D A P R I L 2 017

CANARY ISLANDS TENERIFE GRAN CANARIA

• Cape Town – an incredible city on one of the world’s most stunning capes • Luderitz, a beautiful, almost surreal city of German art nouveau architecture • Overnight stay in port in Walvis Bay to enjoy the star-strewn African night skies • Calls to isolated St Helena and Ascension island • Discover the diverse volcanic landscape of the Canary Islands São Vicente, Cape Verde

STAY ON BOARD FOR ATLANTIC ADVENTURES IN SPRING

WHY NOT CHOOSE OUR PREMIUM TOUR - A SCENIC FLIGHT OVER SOSSUSVLEI See page 83 for details

See pages 62 for details

GUEST SPEAKERS KEITH MURAS is a former British diplomat. Drawing on his long experience serving and living in Southern Africa, Keith highlights Intelligence and Security in exploring challenges faced by regional nations, (Angola, the former Rhodesia, Zimbabwe, South Africa) emerging from colonialism through ‘Cold War’ into the present. STEVE RAGNALL, a maritime historian and author, will also be joining you on board. Steve is a member of the Society for Nautical Research, is an expert on the voyages of Captain Cook and has close links with National Historic Ships. From his wide knowledge of the maritime world, Steve will present stories relating to our cruising area, including the homeward voyage of the Resolution and Discovery after the death of Captain Cook. Luderitz, Namibia

Full details can be found on pages 84-87

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PRICING PER PERSON

VGR170401

CABIN TYPE

STANDARD FARE

2 Bed Inside

$2,940

2 Bed Outside

$4,120

Balcony Cabin

$6,580

Discovery Club members receive an additional 5% discount. Prices for all categories can be found on pages 98-99

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MUST-SEE SIGHT

The beautiful Hassan II Mosque, with its walls of hand-crafted marble and intricate decorations, is a landmark of Casablanca and boasts the world’s tallest minaret, a 700-foot tower overlooking the Atlantic Ocean

ATLANTIC ADVENTURES IN SPRING CANARY ISLANDS | MOROCCO | PORTUGAL | SPAIN

22ND APRIL 2017

11-DAY CRUISE FROM

$1,780

PER PERSON TWIN SHARE TENERIFE - CANARY ISLANDS The largest and most populous of the seven Canary Islands, Tenerife is a popular holiday hotspot with a diverse array of experiences on offer. In the bustling capital of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, gaze up at impressive architecture built between the 17th and 21st centuries, and showcasing styles ranging from Renaissance to Baroque and Victorian. For an adventure, head to the UNESCO-listed Mount Teide National Park where Spain’s highest peak soars 12,200 feet high. LANZAROTE - CANARY ISLANDS Lanzarote is an intriguing island of landscapes shaped by intense volcanic activity. Sun-soaked beaches contrast starkly with petrified lava seas and deep layers of volcanic ash left behind by 300 now-dormant volcanoes. The Timanfaya National Park is a notable example of the island’s unique scenery, with a mysterious lava scape of volcanic soil and spent cones. Other highlights on the island include stunning architectural gems designed by artist, architect and environmentalist César Manrique.

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All meals with open-seated dining in a choice of restaurants Afternoon tea each day Captain’s welcome and farewell cocktail parties plus gala dinners Talks by Guest Speakers

CASABLANCA - MOROCCO Once a small fishing village, Casablanca is now a modern metropolis and Morocco’s cultural and economic capital. Fringed by the spectacular Atlas Mountains, the city is home to the Hassan II Mosque – the largest in Morocco which also boasts the world’s tallest minaret. Gazing out over the glistening Atlantic Ocean, the incredible structure has a retractable roof and beautiful walls made of hand-crafted marble. If you want to head further afield, nearby Rabat offers charming narrow streets leading to an impressive Kasbah and bustling souks. LISBON - PORTUGAL Some of the best views of Lisbon come as you sail up the Tagus River into the city. The Portuguese capital offers an array of highlights, from the UNESCO-listed Belem Tower to the intriguing Monument of Discoveries, which celebrates the Age of Discovery. The Gothic Jerónimos Monastery is also listed as a World Heritage Site, while the Queluz National Palace was one of the last great Rococo buildings to be designed in Europe.



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LA CORUÑA - SPAIN Diverse La Coruña offers the best of both worlds – the bustling atmosphere of a busy metropolis and the cultural treasures of a fascinating historic city. On an elevated headland is the world’s oldest working lighthouse, the UNESCO-listed Tower of Hercules. Visit this intriguing Roman landmark or perhaps retrace the route of countless pilgrims along the Way of St James to Santiago de Compostela. Here you can visit the shrine to St James at the city’s magnificent cathedral, where the apostle was reputedly buried. Another tempting possibility is the Pazo de Oca – a former 15th century manor house boasting stunning gardens. Often referred to as the ‘Galician Versailles’ it is thought to be the first site where camellias were grown in the region. Admire these beautiful blooms along with exotic trees, stone fountains and many other wonderful features of this tranquil garden. PORTSMOUTH - ENGLAND Complimentary post-cruise transfer from Portsmouth to your return London airport.

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ITINERARY DATE ATLANTIC OCEAN

LA CORUÑA SPAIN LISBON PORTUGAL

CASABLANCA

CANARY ISLANDS

MOROCCO LANZAROTE

TENERIFE

Camellia flower

DESTINATION

ARRIVE

DEPART

APRIL 2017 22

TENERIFE

23

TENERIFE

overnight

overnight 7PM

24

LANZAROTE

7.30AM

6PM

25

AT SEA

26

CASABLANCA

7AM

11PM

27

AT SEA

28

LISBON

7AM

8PM

29

AT SEA

30

LA CORUNA

7AM

5PM

MAY 1

AT SEA

2

PORTSMOUTH

8.30AM

HIGHLIGHTS

MUST-SEE SIGHT

Spain’s highest peak, Mount Teide, is located in Teide National Park on the island of Tenerife

• Discover the towering Mount Teide on the volcanic island of Tenerife • Wander the narrow streets of Rabat’s old Kasbah and souks • Explore Lisbon – Portugal’s capital and the ‘City of Discoveries’ • Follow the Way of St James to UNESCO-listed Santiago de Compostela • Visit the atmospheric city of Marrakech.

ATL AN TIC ADVENTU RES IN S PRIN G 2 2 N D A P R I L – 2 N D M AY 2 017

PORTSMOUTH

CHOOSE FROM OVER 20 OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS Rabat, Morocco

ALL-INCLUSIVE DRINKS FROM ONLY $40 A DAY

In Partnership with

GUEST SPEAKERS JOHN COVENTRY, a travel industry veteran of more than 25 years, will be joining you on board this cruise. His engrossing and superblycrafted presentations take in a diverse range of topics, from the Atlantic Slave Trade to the Taj Mahal, the Pendle Witches to Elvis Presley, the Castrati to Count Dracula.

MUST-SEE SIGHT

Santiago de Compostela is the culmination of the Way of St James

JEFF CHANDLER is a Military Historian who has been a very popular Guest Speaker on cruise ships for more than six years. His talks include ‘Dunkirk’, ‘The Battle of the Atlantic’ and ‘D-Day’ and they are all supported by superb PowerPoint images. Full details can be found on pages 84-87

CONTACT US FOR OUR LATEST SPECIAL OFFERS

PRICING PER PERSON

VGR170422

CABIN TYPE

STANDARD FARE

2 Bed Inside

$1,780

2 Bed Outside

$2,400

Balcony Cabin

$3,720

Discovery Club members receive an additional 5% discount. Prices for all categories can be found on pages 98-99

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GRAND VOYAGES COMBINE TWO CONSECUTIVE CRUISES AND SAVE MONEY

TWO

TWO

FIVE

ONE

CONSECUTIVE

UNREQUIRED

PER CENT

TAILOR-MADE

CRUISES

FLIGHTS

DISCOUNT

CRUISE

Why not make the most of your journey and combine two – or more – exciting cruises, creating one unforgettable adventure. It’s a great way to discover even more of the world’s most incredible sights, while saving money too. Wherever you want to go and whatever you want to experience, this is your chance to craft the perfect cruise for you. We include three examples of Grand Voyages you could choose to embark on, which combine two consecutive cruises from our exciting itineraries. Better still, you’ll save money on the flights you don’t need and receive a special 5% Grand Voyage Discount on top. It’s a great way to enjoy incredible value for money. Why not join us on an intriguing ‘Grand Voyage through Arabian Waters’ taking you from the beautiful island of Cyprus to the exotic city of Muscat, with stops to discover the treasures of Egypt and Jordan en route. Then you can stay on board as Voyager sets sail for India and finally laid-back Sri Lanka. Or maybe you’ll choose our ‘Grand Far East Discovery’, beginning your voyage in Singapore. Wonder at the highlights of Brunei, Borneo and the Philippines before arrival in Hong Kong. From

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here, you’ll head off to experience the many attractions of Vietnam, concluding your cruise back in the ‘Lion City’. ‘Homeward Bound from the Cape’ is a wonderful journey from dramatic Cape Town to the volcanic Canary Islands, with discoveries including a former Namibian diamond rush town along the way. Your adventure continues as Voyager sails across the Atlantic, bringing outstanding landscapes, spectacular architecture and bustling cities into focus before arriving in Portsmouth. With so many breathtaking destinations to choose from, you’re sure to end up with the adventure of a lifetime. Simply choose which cruise itineraries you want to combine, and call us on 1800 OCEANS (623 267) to reserve the cabin of your choice. Please note that when combining cruises, transport and parking options may differ from the single cruises - please ask for details.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka

Wadi Rum Desert, Jordan

CYPRUS

LARNACA

PORT SAID SUEZ J O R D A N ALEXANDRIA CANAL AQABA EGYPT SHARM EL SHEIKH

KHASAB

SAFAGA

DUBAI UAE

PORBANDAR

MUSCAT OMAN

INDIA

MUMBAI

SALALAH ARABIAN SEA

MARMAGAO

COCHIN SRI LANKA

COLOMBO

Dubai

GRAND VOYAGE THROUGH ARABIAN WATERS CYPRUS | EGYPT | JORDAN | OMAN | UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | INDIA | SRI LANKA

22ND OCTOBER 2016

32 DAYS FROM

$4,560

PER PERSON TWIN SHARE Uncover thousands of years of history and glimpse diverse cultures on this Grand Voyage which takes you from Mediterranean shores, through the Red and Arabian Seas to the idyllic Indian Ocean. Anchored in the Mediterranean Sea, the beautiful island of Cyprus is the starting point of this cruise, where archaeological sites and golden beaches offer something for every traveller. Alexandria is your gateway to Cairo’s magnificent treasures. Wonder at the pyramids at Giza – one of the world’s most revered and mysterious sights. The Red Sea resort of Sharm el Sheikh, with its astounding coral reefs and colourful marine life, is reached via a transit of the Suez Canal, before you head to Aqaba, from where you can discover Petra, an extraordinary ‘Lost City’ intricately carved into the rocks. Uncover more of ancient Egypt’s secrets with a journey into Luxor, on

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O  nboard entertainment, workshops and activities Onboard gratuities and service charges F ull use of facilities including a library, gym, hot tubs, plunge pool and a choice of bars

the eastern bank of the River Nile, where the pharaohs began their journey towards immortality in the Valley of the Kings. A rich Islamic heritage is evident in the historic fortifications of Muscat, arguably the most exotic city on the Arabian Peninsula, while Dubai offers the world’s tallest building and a glittering skyline. Porbandar, the famed birthplace of Mahatma Ghandi, is your first call in India, followed by the exciting metropolis of Mumbai – where treasures including the Elephanta Caves can be discovered during an overnight in port. Goa’s palm-fringed beaches and Cochin’s tranquil backwaters are further highlights before arrival at Colombo, Sri Lanka’s laidback capital, which languishes on the idyllic shores of the Indian Ocean. For more information on the ports featured in this Grand Voyage see pages 38-41.

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Mount Kinabalu, Borneo

CHINA

HONG KONG

HALONG BAY HAIPHONG VIETNAM DA NANG QUY NHON NHA TRANG HO CHI MINH CITY

PHILIPPINES SOUTH CHINA SEA

KOTA KINABALU MUARA BRUNEI

MANILA CEBU BOHOL

SANDAKAN

BORNEO

SINGAPORE

Singapore

NEW PORT 

TENDER PORT

GRAND FAR EAST DISCOVERY SINGAPORE | BRUNEI | BORNEO | PHILIPPINES | HONG KONG | VIETNAM

18TH JANUARY 2017

31 DAYS FROM

$6,350

PER PERSON TWIN SHARE From glittering skylines to ancient wonders, UNESCO-listed landscapes to contrasting cultures, the attractions on this fabulous Grand Voyage are as diverse as they are plentiful. Begin your adventure in the island citystate of Singapore, with its fascinating mix of modern skyscrapers, traditional temples and abundance of greenery. This bustling metropolis is also your gateway to the Far East. Unwind as Voyager cruises to the tiny Sultanate of Brunei, where the port of Muara gives access to the opulent mosques and palaces of the capital, Bandar Seri Begawan. The highlights continue in Borneo, with calls at Kota Kinabalu, from where you can visit the UNESCO-listed national park, and Sandakan, offering a chance to meet the ‘wild man of Borneo’. A trio of delights await in the beautiful Philippines – Bohol, famed for its Chocolate Hills, Cebu, the country’s oldest colonial

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All meals with open-seated dining in a choice of restaurants Afternoon tea each day Captain’s welcome and farewell cocktail parties with gala dinners Talks by Guest Speakers



O  nboard entertainment, workshops and activities Onboard gratuities and service charges F ull use of facilities including a library, gym, hot tubs, plunge pool and a choice of bars

city, and Manila, its cosmopolitan capital. Experience its intriguing culture before relaxing aboard Voyager as she sails to Hong Kong, an exciting city with a glittering skyline and spectacular natural harbour. Breathtaking Halong Bay makes for a wonderful introduction to Vietnam. Soak up its beauty before visiting the attractive city of Haiphong, gateway to contrasting Hanoi, and stopping at Da Nang for the chance to visit Hue, the ancient Imperial capital. Continue your Vietnamese adventures in coastal Quy Nhon and discover the centuries-old Cham Tower complex during time in Nha Trang. Ho Chi Minh, also known as Saigon, boasts many memorable sights and an overnight stay offers plenty of time to take these in before returning to fabulous Singapore. For more information on the ports featured in this Grand Voyage see pages 50-53.

Street vendor, Ho Chi Minh City

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PORTSMOUTH

LA CORUÑA

SPAIN LISBON PORTUGAL CASABLANCA

MOROCCO

TENERIFE CANARY ISLANDS

LANZAROTE GRAN CANARIA

MINDELO CAPE VERDE

Table Mountain, Cape Town

GEORGETOWN ASCENSION

JAMESTOWN ST HELENA

ATLANTIC OCEAN

WALVIS BAY NAMIBIA

LUDERITZ SOUTH AFRICA

Dune 7, Namibia

Monument of Discoveries, Lisbon

CAPE TOWN

HOMEWARD BOUND THROUGH THE CAPE SOUTH AFRICA | NAMIBIA | ST HELENA | ASCENSION ISLAND | CAPE VERDE CANARY ISLANDS | MOROCCO | PORTUGAL| SPAIN

1ST APRIL 2017

32 DAYS FROM

$4,490

PER PERSON TWIN SHARE Embark on a thrilling journey which takes you from beautiful Cape Town to historic Portsmouth, ticking off a host of enthralling highlights and diverse destinations scattered across the Atlantic Ocean. Your Grand Voyage begins in style with an overnight stay in South Africa’s ‘Mother City’ Cape Town, a stunning destination backed by the world-famous Table Mountain. Namibia’s intriguing history and picturesque scenery are yours to discover next as you step ashore at peaceful Luderitz and the nature lovers’ paradise of Walvis Bay. An overnight stay allows ample time to take in the local wildlife before Voyager sets her sights on the remote islands of St Helena and Ascension. Experience an array of fascinating Guest Speaker talks during four relaxing days at sea en route to Cape Verde, where you can immerse yourself in São Vicente’s vibrant carnival atmosphere. Next stop is the Canary

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Islands, an intriguing archipelago promising incredible natural wonders, beautiful beaches and captivating cities. Discover Gran Canaria’s fascinating architecture, Tenerife’s stunning national park and Lanzarote’s mysterious volcanic landscape before setting sail for Morocco’s modern metropolis of Casablanca, home to the magnificent Hasan II Mosque. Voyager will sail along the Tagus River straight into the heart of Lisbon, Portugal’s popular capital, before arriving in La Coruña, from where you can follow in the footsteps of numerous pilgrims to discover Santiago de Compostela’s magnificent cathedral. Your unforgettable Grand Voyage comes to an end as you reach historic Portsmouth. For more information on the ports featured in this Grand Voyage see pages 60-63 Main square, Casablanca

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PRE & POST-CRUISE EXTENSIONS

S

pend longer ashore, venture further afield or delve deeper into a destination before, during or after your cruise. You could discover the treasures of India’s Golden Triangle, laze on the idyllic white-sand beaches of Mauritius or look out for the ‘Big Five’ on a thrilling game drive in a private reserve in South Africa. From wonders of nature to iconic cities, the world is full of amazing sights and we can help you see more of them.

MUSCAT MAGIC 2-NIGHT CITY STAY TWIN PER PERSON

$800

SINGLE $920

2 nights’ accommodation at the 4-star Al Falaj Hotel, with breakfast Guided City Tour Coach transportation between the hotel and ship

PRE-CRUISE VGR161107 POST-CRUISE VGR161022

This extension is valid for passengers embarking or disembarking in Muscat see pages 38-41.

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

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You could choose to extend your holiday with a 2-night stay in the luxurious Al Falaj Hotel in Muscat before or after your cruise. It is conveniently located in the heart of Oman’s immaculate capital, offering easy access to a host of attractions, and boasts excellent facilities including a health club, beauty salon and swimming pool. An included city tour will introduce you to the many dazzling highlights of Muscat – one of the most exotic cities on the

Arabian Peninsula. Admire the Sultan’s Al Alam Palace, surrounded by 16th century Portuguese forts, and visit the Bait Al Zubair Museum, once a private residence, where you’ll discover a fascinating collection of Omani artefacts. A highlight of your tour will be the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, a glorious example of modern Islamic architecture. Step inside to discover the breathtaking prayer hall which displays one of the world’s largest handmade Persian carpets and a 68 20-tonne Swarovski crystal chandelier. Your tour concludes with the chance to bargain for unique souvenirs at the famous Muttrah Souk.

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SINGAPORE

2-NIGHT CITY STAY TWIN PER PERSON

$720

SINGLE $1,200

2 nights’ accommodation at the 5-star Pan Pacific Singapore, with breakfast Guided City Tour Coach transportation between the hotel and ship

PRE-CRUISE VGR161206 - VGR170118 - VGR170217 POST-CRUISE VGR161122 - VGR170104 - VGR170202

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

Pan Pacific hotel

This extension is valid for passengers embarking or disembarking in Singapore - see pages 42-45 & 48-55. Why not choose to extend your holiday with a 2-night stay in Singapore at the start or end of your cruise. You’ll stay in the 5-star Pan Pacific Singapore, in the heart of the city and overlooking the iconic Marina Bay harbour. Full-length windows mean you’ll enjoy excellent views of the harbour or Singapore’s dazzling skyline from your contemporary guest room. Your hotel also affords easy access to a range of attractions and boasts fantastic facilities such as a fitness centre, swimming pool, a bar and a choice of six award-winning restaurants.

An included tour of the city, founded by Stamford Raffles in 1819 as a British trading post, will introduce you to highlights including its colonial heart, the vibrant streets of Little India and Chinatown and the famous Botanical Gardens. During your stay perhaps head to the iconic Raffles Hotel, where you can enjoy a Singapore Sling, its famous signature cocktail.

Skyline, Singapore

KUALA LUMPUR 2-NIGHT CITY STAY TWIN PER PERSON

$720

SINGLE $920

 nights’ accommodation at the Shangri-La Hotel, 2 Kuala Lumpur, with breakfast Coach transportation between the hotel and ship Guided City Tour

PRE-CRUISE VGR161220 - VGR170104 POST-CRUISE VGR161206 - VGR161220

This extension is valid for passengers embarking or disembarking in Port Kelang see pages 44-49. Petronas Twin Towers

Shangri-La Hotel

You can choose to extend your holiday, either before or after your cruise, with a two-night stay in Kuala Lumpur. This vibrant city, the capital of Malaysia, is an intriguing mix of old and new, where exotic mosques and temples stand alongside gleaming skyscrapers. Discover more about its rich history and culture as well as its modern icons on an included sightseeing tour, which features the soaring Petronas Twin Towers among other highlights.

You’ll stay in the heart of this exciting city at the 5-star Shangri-La Hotel, so you’re perfectly located for exploring. The hotel’s tranquil atmosphere, comfortable surroundings and excellent facilities including a health club, pool and spa also make it the ideal place to relax at the end of the day.

The bustling city is also a shoppers’ paradise, with street markets to browse and contemporary malls featuring high-end stores.

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Nizwa Fort

WONDERS OF OMAN 5-NIGHT EXTENSION TWIN PER PERSON

$2,300 SINGLE $3,200

2 nights’ accommodation at the Al Falaj Hotel in Muscat, with breakfast 2 nights’ accommodation at the Golden Tulip Hotel, Nizwa, with breakfast

PRE-CRUISE VGR161107

1 night’s accommodation at the Sama Al Wasil Camp, with dinner and breakfast

POST-CRUISE VGR161022

Lunch on days 2-5 Coach transportation between the hotel and ship City tour of Muscat Visits to the Old Fort of Nizwa, Al Hamra and Misfah, Wadi Gul and Wadi Nakhar, Jebel Shams and Wadi Bani Khalid

Grand Mosque, Muscat

Wahiba Desert

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Sunset sand dune drive at Wahiba Sands This extension is valid for passengers embarking or disembarking in Muscat see pages 38-41.

at Wadi Gul and Wadi Nakhar, where remote villages are perched at the edge of a canyon, and Jebel Shams, Oman’s highest peak.

Choose to discover Oman’s glorious treasures, either before or after your cruise, on this Arabian adventure which begins in its exotic capital. An included tour will introduce you to Muscat’s highlights, including the imposing Grand Mosque and the famous Muttrah Souk, before heading to the historic town of Nizwa.

Next to be explored is Wahiba Sands, whose ever-changing patterns of dunes are a photographer’s dream. As sunset falls you’ll be taken on a memorable four-wheel drive dune safari here, before enjoying a barbecue dinner at Sama Al Wasil Camp and settling into your tent.

More fascinating sights await on day three as you admire Nizwa Fort, with its massive circular cannon tower, and step back in time at Misfah, known for its 400-year-old mud houses and UNESCOlisted falaj. Soak up wonderful views during stops

In the middle of the barren and dry mountains is beautiful Wadi Bani Khalid, with its pools of clear, deep-blue water. Perhaps take a refreshing dip before continuing to the limestone sinkhole in Bimah en route back to Muscat. An evening at leisure brings your adventure to a relaxing conclusion.

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Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

SRI LANKA’S WORLD HERITAGE 4-NIGHT EXTENSION TWIN PER PERSON

$1,600 SINGLE $2,000 PRE-CRUISE VGR161122 VGR170303 POST-CRUISE VGR161107 VGR170217

1 night’s accommodation at the Hotel Cinnamon Lakeside, Colombo and 3 nights’ accommodation at the Hotel Sigiriya, on a halfboard basis Lunch on days 2-5 pre-cruise and days 1-4 post-cruise Coach transportation between the hotel and ship Visits to the frescoes and ruins at Sigiriya, the archaeological ruins and Aukana Buddha Statue at Anuradhapura, the archaeological ruins at Polonnaruwa and Dambulla Rock Temple and Caves Panoramic city tour of Colombo

Sigiriya frescoes

Services of a local English-speaking guide This extension is valid for passengers embarking or disembarking in Colombo see pages 40-43 & 54-57. Extend your holiday at the start or end of your cruise with this 4-night tour which introduces a host of Sri Lanka’s ancient treasures.

Hotel Cinnamon Lakeside

Discover the extraordinary site of Sigiriya, a complex including moats, a gallery of frescoes painted on the rock face, water gardens that extend hundreds of metres out from the base of the rock and the impressive Lion Gate. At one time this stairway led through the jaws of

a stone lion but all that remains now are two huge paws. Sri Lanka’s first capital Anuradhapura is another highlight. At its peak it was home to dozens of monasteries housing thousands of monks and was considered the greatest monastic city of the ancient world. Admire archaeological gems in the country’s second capital, Polonnaruwa, and visit the Dambulla Rock Temple and the famous Dambulla Caves. Here you will see many paintings and impressive statues of Buddha carved into the rock.

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Agra Fort

INDIA’S GOLDEN TRIANGLE 4-NIGHT EXTENSION TWIN PER PERSON

$2,400 SINGLE $3,200 PRE-CRUISE VGR161122 VGR170303 POST-CRUISE VGR161107 VGR170217

Flight Colombo / Delhi 2 nights’ accommodation at the Hotel Shangri-La, Delhi, 1 night’s accommodation at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, Agra and 1 night’s accommodation at Le Meridien Hotel, Jaipur Breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout the tour Visits to Amber Fort, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikiri and Taj Mahal City sightseeing tours of Old and New Delhi All transfers between the hotel/airport/ ship (excluding arrival/departure airport transfer) Porterage at select airport/hotels

Qutub Minar

Services of a local English-speaking guide This extension is valid for passengers embarking or disembarking in Colombo see pages 40-43 & 54-57.

Amber Fort

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This 4-night excursion is a wonderful way to extend your holiday at the start or end of your cruise as you discover the treasures of India’s Golden Triangle. New Delhi’s highlights include the iconic India Gate, imposing Parliament House, the ancient Qutub Minar – a soaring tower of sandstone – and Humayun’s Tomb, thought to be a prototype of the Taj Mahal. In Old Delhi admire the spectacular Red Fort and the impressive marble domes of Jama Masjid Mosque, and see Raj Ghat, the simple memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. En route to Jaipur, the city

painted pink by Maharaja’s decree, a stop will be made at the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikiri, built to celebrate the birth of Emperor Akbar’s son but destined to become a ghost town overnight. In Agra, stroll through the chambers of the red sandstone Agra Fort and catch a glimpse of the incredible Taj Mahal. Your visit to this shimmering white-marble architectural wonder set in classical gardens is an undoubted highlight of this cruise extension. Built by the Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his wife Mumtaz, it took 20,000 men 20 years to complete and is sure to take your breath away.

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Taj Mahal, Agra

ROYAL INDIA & AGRA OVERLAND 3-NIGHT PREMIUM TOUR FROM MUMBAI TWIN PER PERSON

$3,090 SINGLE $3,750 A MID-CRUISE PREMIUM TOUR VGR161107

Flights between Mumbai/Delhi and Delhi/ Cochin 2 nights’ accommodation at the Hotel Shangri La, Delhi, 1 night’s accommodation at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, Agra Breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout the tour Visits to Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikiri and Taj Mahal City sightseeing tours of Old and New Delhi Coach transportation between the hotel and ship Porterage at airport/hotels Services of a local English-speaking guide

India Gate

Available on VGR161107 Discover the rich history and diverse cultures of Delhi, the capital of several empires including the powerful Mughal dynasty who ruled until the British took over. New Delhi reflects the legacy the British left behind, whilst the walled city of Old Delhi gives a glimpse into its imperial past. Sightseeing tours on days 1 and 4 will showcase the highlights of both. Admire the iconic India Gate, the red sandstone tower, Qutub Minar, and Parliament House as well as the 16th century Tomb of Humayun and Raj Ghat, the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi, the ‘Father of the Nation’.

Agra in Uttar Pradesh is home to many outstanding sights with the majestic Taj Mahal its jewel. Lose yourself in the breathtaking beauty of this magnificent mausoleum built of shimmering white marble and inlaid with semiprecious stones. It is the world’s most extravagant expression of one man’s love for a woman. You’ll also visit the UNESCO-listed Agra Fort, which was the seat and stronghold of the Mughal Empire, and uncover the mysterious legacies of Fatehpur Sikri – a unique city built to celebrate the birth of Emperor Akbar’s son which was destined to become a ghost town. This tour departs Mumbai on 16th November 2016 and rejoins the ship in Cochin.

Lotus Temple, New Delhi

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THE MAGNIFICENT ANGKOR WAT 3-NIGHT EXTENSION TWIN PER PERSON

$2,400 SINGLE $2,920 POST-CRUISE VGR161122 VGR170202

2 nights’ accommodation at the Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort, with 2 lunches and 1 dinner, and 1 night’s accommodation at the 4-star Pan Pacific Hotel, Singapore, with breakfast All coach transportation between the hotel/ship and airport/hotel in Siem Reap Return economy air travel from Singapore to Siem Reap Visits to Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom Complex, Ta Prohm Temple and Banteay Srei Dinner and show at Apasara Theatre in Siem Reap Short time at Pub Street and night market (Siem Reap)

This extension is valid for passengers embarking or disembarking in Singapore see pages 42-43 & 52-53. Angkor Wat

Rice paddies

Nestled between rice paddies and sat on the edge of Tonle Sap lake, Siem Reap is your gateway to the remarkable UNESCO-listed Angkor Wat site. This vast and legendary complex of temple ruins was built by the Khmer civilisation between 802 and 1220 AD and represents one of mankind’s most astonishing and enduring architectural achievements. During your stay in Siem Reap you’ll also enjoy a performance of traditional Apsara dance and visit the Angkor Thom Complex, a fortified city constructed in the 12th century by Jayavarman VII, Angkor’s greatest King. Other highlights include Ta Prohm, a temple long buried amid wild banyan

trees whose roots wrap around the stones like massive tentacles. You’ll also visit Banteay Srei, where exquisite ornamental carvings of gods, demons, coiling serpents and floral gardens adorn the pink sandstone, and Artisan d’Angkor whose craftsmen are devoted to reviving ancient traditions, creating ornamental sculpture, lacquerware and silk paintings. Also included is a 1-night stay in Singapore, enabling you to relax and explore the city at leisure.

HONG KONG

2-NIGHT CITY STAY TWIN PER PERSON

$1,000 SINGLE $1,200 PRE-CRUISE VGR170202

2 nights’ accommodation at the 4-star Pentahotel Hong Kong in Kowloon, with breakfast All transportation between the hotel and ship Half-day sightseeing tour of Hong Kong Island

POST-CRUISE VGR170118 Hong Kong harbour

This extension is valid for passengers embarking or disembarking in Hong Kong see pages 50-53. Extend your holiday with a stay in one of the world’s most dynamic cities – Hong Kong. With a sparkling skyline and glittering natural harbour, it is known as a city of diversity where East meets West and old and new landmarks stand side by side. Your included sightseeing tour will take you to Aberdeen Harbour, where the local fishing community live on traditional junks,

and Stanley Market – a popular spot with locals and tourists alike. Next you’ll have the chance to enjoy an exciting tram ride to the summit of ‘The Peak’ – the pinnacle of Hong Kong Island, from where you can gaze over the iconic skyline.

Hong Kong

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MEKONG DELTA

1-NIGHT PREMIUM TOUR FROM HO CHI MINH TWIN PER PERSON

$400

SINGLE $450 A MID-CRUISE PREMIUM TOUR VGR170202

1 night’s accommodation at Mekong Riverside Boutique Resort and Spa in Cai Be, with dinner and breakfast Vietnamese-style lunch at Cai Cuong ancient house Boat cruise in Vinh Long and Cai Cuong Boat cruise to the Cai Be floating market and coconut candy workplace and farm Coach transfers between Ho Chi Minh and Cai Be Services of a local English-speaking guide

Mekong Delta

Departing 12th February 2017 The fascinating Mekong Delta is an area of lush, tropical and fertile lands where life revolves around the river. Your exploration starts from Vinh Long, with a scenic journey along the Mekong River to Long Ho for a visit to a seedling farm. Admire the intriguing Cai Cuong ancient house, which you will reach by sampan – a traditional wooden boat – before a delicious Vietnamese-style lunch is served. A walk through the village and visit to a ceramics workshop are also included.

Floating market

Spa known for its excellent facilities and peaceful atmosphere. Enjoy free time before dinner in the hotel’s riverside restaurant, which offers spectacular views over the Mekong. On day two, experience the bustling Cai Be floating market, when the waterway becomes a colourful maze of boats piled high with goods such as mangoes, papayas and pineapples. A short visit to a coconut candy workshop and a bee farm, with tastings included, provide the perfect conclusion to this tour.

Cai Be, considered the most beautiful town on the delta, is your final stop of the day. You will stay at the 4-star Mekong Riverside Boutique Resort and

BAGAN TEMPLES

1-NIGHT PREMIUM TOUR FROM YANGON TWIN PER PERSON

$1,000 SINGLE $1,200 A MID-CRUISE PREMIUM TOUR VGR170217

Return economy flights from Yangon-Bagan Coach transfers between ship/airport/hotel 1 night’s accommodation in a 4-star hotel in Yangon on a half-board basis English-speaking guide Yangon orientation tour and visit to the Shwedagon Pagoda Visits to Shwzigon Pagoda, Anandar Temple, Sulamani Temple and Dhammayangyi in Bagan Horse and cart ride in Bagan Lunch in the Bagan Viewing Tower

Bagan Temples

Departing 23rd February 2017 Enjoy an orientation tour of Myanmar’s capital Yangon and a visit to the Shwedagon Pagoda, which towers almost 98 metres over the cityscape. Smothered in gold and encrusted with 4,531 diamonds – with the largest a single 76 carat gem – it is a mesmerising sight. On day two, you’ll fly to Bagan, one of the richest archaeological sites in Asia, where around 2,000 monumental stupas dot the landscape. Take in spectacular views from one of the pagodas, before visiting the Anandar Temple.

Considered the finest surviving masterpiece of Mon architecture, it is also the most revered of the Bagan temples. You’ll also see the ornate Sulamani Temple, the Shwezigon Pagoda and Dhammayangyi Temple, which is Bagan’s largest shrine and features fine brickwork and an intriguing history. Your visit to Bagan also includes a horse and cart ride around the temples and a delicious lunch at the Bagan Viewing Tower.

Shwedagon Pagoda

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Terracotta Warriors Museum

BEIJING AND XIAN 5-NIGHT EXTENSION TWIN PER PERSON

$3,400 SINGLE$4,000

The Temple of Heaven

E conomy air travel between Beijing/Xian and Xian/Hong Kong and local airport taxes All transfers between the hotel/airport/ ship (excluding arrival/departure airport transfer)

PRE-CRUISE VGR170202

 nights’ accommodation at the 5-star Regent 3 Hotel Beijing, with breakfast

POST-CRUISE VGR170118

 nights’ accommodation at the 5-star Xian 2 Sofitel Hotel, with breakfast plus 1 lunch  lunches in Beijing and 1 lunch 2 in Xian restaurants  isits to the Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen V Square, the Forbidden City, Silk Alley and Mutianyu, Great Wall, Beijing Hutong tour with trishaw ride, Beijing

The Great Wall of China

 isits to Xian City Wall, the Terracotta Warriors V Museum, Great Mosque and Old Bazaar, Xian This extension is valid for passengers embarking or disembarking in Hong Kong see pages 50-53

Tian’anmen Square

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A five-night stay in China, with the chance to explore two of its most fascinating cities, is a wonderful way to extend your holiday at the start or end of your cruise. The extraordinary capital, Beijing, where ancient temples and ornate palaces stand beside innovative modern developments, awaits your discovery. You will spend three nights in the 5-star Regent Hotel, which is ideally located in the city’s historic quarter, and take in so many highlights during two included full-day tours. The Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, the ‘Bird’s Nest’

National Stadium and the Forbidden City – the world’s largest palace complex – are among the incredible sights. You’ll also experience a trishaw ride through Beijing’s atmospheric Hutong neighbourhood and head to Mutianyu to see one of the New Wonders of the World – the Great Wall of China. Fly to Xian and uncover its 3,000-year history. You’ll stay for two nights in 5-star Xian Sofitel Hotel, right in the heart of the ‘eternal city’, and see treasures such as the exquisite Great Mosque, the Old Bazaar, the grand Xian City Wall and the magnificent Terracotta Warriors on an included tour.

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Mauritius

MAURITIUS

3-NIGHT EXTENSION TWIN PER PERSON

$1,200 SINGLE $1,400

3 nights’ accommodation at the Sugar Beach Hotel in an ocean-view room, on a half-board basis All transportation between the hotel and ship

PRE-CRUISE VGR170318 POST-CRUISE VGR170303

This extension is valid for passengers embarking or disembarking in Port Louis see pages 56-59. Before or after your cruise, why not spend an extra three nights on the idyllic island of Mauritius and enjoy a relaxing extension to your holiday. Set within beautifully landscaped gardens, the Sugar Beach Resort offers all the facilities you’d expect of a quality resort hotel, including a tempting spa and swimming pools, excellent restaurants, a charming café and a choice of bars. Dinner will be served in the hotel’s main restaurant, Mon Plaisir, which offers fantastic

themed evenings with a focus on delicious international buffets. If you manage to tear yourself away from your hotel, a stone’s throw away you’ll find glorious golden sands lapped by the warm turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Take some time out to relax and soak up the sunshine, and perhaps even snorkel amongst the colourful marine life found here. If you’re looking to explore further afield, why not venture out to discover the array of historic sights and stunning natural wonders that the island has to offer, or simply mix with the welcoming locals as you slip into their leisurely pace of life.

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Kwazulu-Natal

PHINDA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

1-NIGHT PREMIUM TOUR FROM RICHARDS BAY TWIN PER PERSON

$1,200 SINGLE $1,490 A MID CRUISE PREMIUM TOUR VGR170318

1 night’s accommodation at the Phinda Mountain Lodge, with lunch, afternoon tea and dinner (day 1), and early-morning tea and coffee, plus breakfast after game drive (day 2) Soft drinks, house wines, local-brand spirits, beer, tea, coffee and mineral water with lunch and dinner 2 game drives in 4x4 open vehicles, including refreshments Transfers between the port and Phinda Private Game Reserve in private touring vehicles with air-conditioning Transfers between the main park entrance and Phinda Mountain Lodge in 4x4 open vehicles, plus all entrance fees Porterage of 1 suitcase per person Services of a local English-speaking tour guide during transfers

Departing 25th March 2017 From Richards Bay you can enjoy a premium tour taking in Phinda Private Game Reserve, a fascinating wildlife haven in the Maputaland region of KwaZulu-Natal. Set amidst lush green scenery, the reserve boasts seven distinct ecosystems where a diverse array of species and intriguing landscapes await discovery. Set off on exciting game drives in a 4x4 open vehicle and keep a lookout for Africa’s famous ‘Big Five’ – lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhino. A host of other species found in the park include cheetahs, antelope, warthogs, reedbucks, Tonga red squirrels, the extraordinary

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four-toed elephant-shrew and over 380 bird species. With the help of special spotlights, you may even witness nocturnal creatures, ranging from aardvarks to bush pigs and the greater bush baby, as they explore the reserve after dusk. You’ll stay in the Phinda Mountain Lodge in an air-conditioned suite, with en suite bathroom, sitting area, private bar and private veranda, complete with plunge pool and open-air shower. Guest facilities include a spacious sitting area with a great vaulted ceiling and enormous fireplace. The dining area, shaded terrace and bar open onto decks with spectacular views of the Lebombo Mountains and the Bushveld.

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THANDA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

1-NIGHT PREMIUM TOUR FROM RICHARDS BAY TWIN PER PERSON

$890

SINGLE $1,090 A MID CRUISE PREMIUM TOUR VGR170318

Return transfers between the port and Thanda Private Game Reserve in private air-conditioned touring vehicles 1 night’s accommodation at Thanda Tented Camp including high tea, dinner and breakfast Soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits, beer, tea, coffee and mineral water with meals Transfers between the main park entrance and Thanda Tented Camp in open-top Land Rovers and all entrance fees 2 game drives in open-top Land Rovers, including refreshments

Black rhino and calf

Porterage of 1 suitcase per person Services of an English-speaking tour guide during transfers Departing 25th March 2017 Transfer from Richards Bay to Thanda Private Game Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal for an unforgettable adventure in the heart of the South African bush. An abundance of thrilling wildlife thrives in this 14,000-hectare habitat, including cheetah, hyena, warthog, wild dog and the endangered black rhino. You’ll stay in luxury in the Thanda Tented Camp – 14 spacious tents each with a

private sun deck and en suite canvas bathroom. Your 1-night stay includes high tea, dinner and breakfast, as well as drinks with meals. For a genuine and atmospheric bush experience, the camp does not feature electricity but is lit by paraffin lanterns, although a generator does give power to the tents for a few hours each day. Your tour includes two game drives in the company of knowledgeable rangers and trackers in open-top Land Rovers. Keep your eyes peeled for the ‘Big Five’ – lion, rhino, elephant, buffalo and leopard.

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Table Mountain


Monkeyland Sanctuary

SOUTH AFRICA’S GARDEN ROUTE 3-NIGHT EXTENSION TWIN PER PERSON

$2,200 SINGLE $2,500 PRE-CRUISE VGR170401 POST-CRUISE VGR170318

2 nights’ accommodation at the Protea Hotel Knysna Quays in Knysna 1 night’s accommodation at the Garden Route Game Lodge Breakfast each day plus 2 dinners and 3 lunches Transportation in a private vehicle with air-conditioning Visits to Port Elizabeth, Knysna Lagoon, Monkeyland Sanctuary, the Safari Ostrich Farm and Swellendam Late-afternoon and early-morning game drives

This extension is valid for passengers embarking or disembarking in Cape Town see pages 58-61. Teeming with wildlife and mesmerising vistas, South Africa is awash with charm. Follow one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the world – South Africa’s magnificent Garden Route – and you’ll soon discover a host of charming towns set amidst areas of incredible natural beauty. Your extension includes an orientation tour of Port Elizabeth, considered the sunshine coast’s friendliest city, plus a visit to the beautiful Knysna Lagoon including a ferry trip. Scenic highlights en route include the soaring Tsitsikamma Mountains, Groot River and ancient Khoisan sea caves.

You’ll also visit the Monkeyland Sanctuary, where you can learn about the endearing primates rehabilitated here, and the Safari Ostrich Farm, where highlights include the chance to sit on an ostrich and watch them race. From your base at the Garden Route Game Lodge, you can look out for more exciting wildlife on late-afternoon and early-morning game drives – and you may even spot the famous ‘Big Five’.

Safari Ostrich Farm

At the foot of the Langeberg Mountains is Swellendam, one of the oldest settlements of colonial times where historic treasures await. You’ll stop for lunch here on the final leg of your journey, before finally reaching cosmopolitan Cape Town. Knysna Lagoon

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Victoria Falls

VICTORIA FALLS 2-NIGHT EXTENSION TWIN PER PERSON

$3,000 SINGLE $3,200 PRE-CRUISE VGR170401 POST-CRUISE VGR170318

 nights’ accommodation at the Kingdom Hotel, 2 Victoria Falls, with breakfast and 1 dinner 2 lunches  inner and entertainment evening at the Boma D Restaurant, Victoria Falls Sunset river cruise on the Zambezi River  lose encounter with elephants during an C elephant-back safari  uided tour of Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwean G side  ll transfers between the hotel/airport/ ship A (excluding arrival/departure airport transfer)

This extension is valid for passengers embarking or disembarking in Cape Town see pages 58-61. An unforgettable guided tour of the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls is among the highlights of this two-night stay, which is the ideal way to extend your holiday either before or after your cruise. Learn about the customs and traditions that surround this natural wonder, which at 1,708 metres wide is the greatest curtain of falling water in the world. You’ll also experience a relaxing sundowner

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cruise along the Zambezi River, where you can look out for wildlife such as hippos and crocodiles while enjoying a spectacular sunset, cocktail in hand. An elephant-back safari will give you the chance to interact with the gentle giants of the animal world, and a feast of local dishes and entertainment will offer an authentic taste of Africa. Your hotel, the Kingdom at Victoria Falls, is built around a man-made lake and boasts architecture inspired by ancient Munhumutapa. Perhaps take a dip in one of the pools, choose from a selection of bars and restaurants or treat yourself to a beauty treatment.

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Table Mountain

CAPE TOWN

2-NIGHT CITY STAY TWIN PER PERSON

$920

SINGLE $1,200 PRE-CRUISE VGR170401

2 nights’ accommodation at the 4-star Cullinan Hotel with breakfast Coach transportation between the hotel and ship Half-day sightseeing tour of Cape Town

POST-CRUISE VGR170318

This extension is valid for passengers embarking or disembarking in Cape Town see pages 58-61. A two-night stay in Cape Town is a wonderful way to extend your holiday at the start or end of your cruise. ‘The Mother City’ boasts glorious beaches and a backdrop like no other in the shape of the magnificent Table Mountain. You’ll stay in the Cullinan Hotel, a stylish retreat which is located close to attractions including the world-renowned

Victoria and Albert Waterfront. It’s an ideal place from which to explore this fantastic city, from the spectacular Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens to haunting Robben Island. During your stay we include a city tour with a cable car ride up Table Mountain.

SOSSUSVLEI SCENIC FLIGHT PREMIUM TOUR FROM WALVIS BAY PER PERSON

$850 VGR170401

Sossusvlei

Approximately 2-hour scenic flight in a 5-seater Cessna 210 aircraft or similar Spectacular views and scenery Coach transportation between the port & airport

Enjoy a spectacular scenic flight over the Namib Desert on this Premium Tour, which is available on both 5th and 6th April 2017. In a little over two hours you’ll cover a distance of 630km as you journey from Walvis Bay on a 5-seater aircraft. Take in incredible views of the desert landscape as you travel to the Kuiseb River, fly low over the Gobabeb Training and Research Centre, which conducts research into climate, ecology and geomorphology, and pass Tsondabvlei, the only known breeding area in southern Namibia

for the lappet-faced vulture. At Sossusvlei you’ll see how the sand dunes change colour from pale apricot to brick orange and deep red, before flying over the Diamond Restricted Area. Look out for colonies of cape fur seals and the wrecks of ships stranded in 1909 and 1976. Before arrival back at the airport you’ll fly over Sandwich Harbour, an internationally important wetland, and Namibia’s coastal salt mines, which also attract huge numbers of birds.

General Information: Hotels - please be advised that accommodation has be pre-reserved at the hotels as indicated on the previous pages, if for any reason a hotel is unavailable we reserve the right to make a substitution of a comparable standard. Internal flights: please note where internal flights are required, these flights are subject to change and passengers will be notified as soon as possible of any changes. Where internal domestic flights are required, luggage allowance for the whole journey will be governed by the individual carrier. Please see Cruise Booklet for full Terms and Conditions.

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EXPERT GUEST SPEAKERS

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herever in the world you choose to travel with us, our Guest Speaker programme is always included in the cost of your cruise. With an impressive selection of world-class experts joining you on board Voyager, you’ll have the best possible experience of each destination you visit.

We carefully choose Guest Speakers, who specialise in a diverse range of topics, so there’s sure to be something to suit you - whether you’re interested in ornithology and wildlife, broadcasting, criminology, marine ecology or something else entirely. We’re proud to have an incredibly high calibre of Guest Speakers travelling with us on Voyager, all of whom are truly knowledgeable and passionate about the diverse range of topics they cover. Take a look at the biographies in the following pages for a flavour of the experts joining us.

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DR LOUISE BONNER BRITAIN’S BEAUTIFUL ISLES (P24) DALMATIAN, VENETIAN & GREEK WONDERS (P30) ANCIENT KINGDOMS & THE RED SEA (P38) SHORES OF ARABIA & INDIA (P40) COLONIAL CAPITALS & COASTS OF THE ORIENT (P54) MAGIC OF THE MALDIVES & SEYCHELLES (P56) For 35 years, Louise’s professional career was spent as a university geography lecturer, undertaking research and lecturing at Liverpool University, Staffordshire University and Harvard. Her specialisms include biogeography, wildlife ecology, environmental management, historical geography and sustainable development. With a lifelong passion for the environment, wildlife and different cultures, Louise has travelled extensively from her native Norfolk to many corners of the planet. She has led field trips to Kenya, Goa, Norway, Spain, Malta and elsewhere, as well as forging partnerships with universities in China, India, Thailand and Mauritius. Following her recent retirement, she spent time in South Africa monitoring lions, elephants and rhinos. Since 2010, she has been pleased to share her love of the natural world by being a guest lecturer on cruise ships. Her aim is to enhance enjoyment of areas visited by giving talks on local geography, wildlife, geology, historical and cultural geography and oceanography. NEIL BONNER ANCIENT KINGDOMS & THE RED SEA (P38) SHORES OF ARABIA & INDIA (P40) COLONIAL CAPITALS & COASTS OF THE ORIENT (P54) MAGIC OF THE MALDIVES & SEYCHELLES (P56) Neil Bonner has been a journalist for more than 50 years, starting as a reporter on a local weekly newspaper in his home town of Stafford. After moving on to regional evening newspapers, he began to specialise in writing about television and showbusiness and became Showbiz Editor of the United Newspapers group, through which his work was syndicated across the UK and overseas. A freelance writer for the past 20 years, Neil has met and interviewed hundreds of celebrities, from soap stars and Hollywood greats to comic legends and rock and pop icons. He’s written for every major UK national newspaper, as well as for titles such as Woman’s Own, OK! Magazine, The Stage and TV Times. Neil has been fortunate to travel the world, not only as a cruise lecturer but as a travel writer. And he also happens to be an accomplished magician! JOHN BRINKLEY ESCAPE TO MADEIRA & THE AZORES (P20) John Brinkley recently retired as a senior manager and head of department in a Midlands high school, where he taught geology and geography. Whilst teaching, he was involved in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, where he was an Award Officer for South Staffordshire, and he also led a successful World Challenge Expedition to the Middle East. He was co-author of a widely used Citizenship teaching resource and his images were used in a number of geography text books. On retirement, he was invited to be Host Photographer for the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, and he also works as a part-time volunteer at a local retirement village where he teaches computer skills.

SIR MICHAEL BURTON KCVO CMG TALES OF TURKEY & A GRECIAN ESCAPADE (P34) After graduating from Oxford with a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, Sir Michael Burton had a long and varied career in the Diplomatic Service. For his National Service he was commissioned into The Rifle Brigade and saw active service in Malaya. After joining the Foreign Office he had the good fortune to be involved in some of the historic moments of the second half of the 20th century in the Middle East and Europe and he was in Prague (as Her Majesty’s Ambassador) during the Czech Republic’s transition from communist regime to membership of Nato and the EU. He also headed the department dealing with the Indian sub-continent. Since his retirement he has travelled extensively in the Mediterranean, Middle East and South and South East Asia both as a lecturer and a tour leader and he also works as an Advisor to a global company. JEFF CHANDLER RICHES OF THE ORIENT (P48) ATLANTIC ADVENTURES IN SPRING (P62) Jeff trained as a Mechanical Engineer and qualified as a Chartered Engineer (C. Eng.). He initially served in the Royal Air force. He later spent 23 years teaching at the Royal Military College of Science (the Army University) now known as the Defence Academy, where he developed a passion for World War Two, having associated with many senior military commanders. On retirement he became a Battlefield Tour Guide for two leading tour operators escorting groups to Normandy, Arnhem and the sites of the Dambuster Raid. He has also guided in Italy, Malaya and Singapore and has visited most of the major battlefield sites worldwide. Since March 2009 he has been a regular Guest Speaker on cruise ships and has given more than 275 presentations. PROFESSOR MARIE CONTE-HELM OBE RICHES OF THE ORIENT (P48) Professor Marie Conte-Helm has lectured extensively on Asian art and culture, both in the UK and abroad, and is an experienced cruise speaker. She is also a NADFAS lecturer and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Professor Conte-Helm holds higher degrees in the History of Art and in Asian Art. Her research interests cover the artistic relationship and economic and cultural encounters between East and West. She has published widely in this field. Professor Conte-Helm is currently Executive Director of the UK-Japan 21st Century Group. Subsequent to her academic career, she served as Director General of the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, the largest UK charity supporting links between the two countries. In 2009 she was honoured with the Japanese Foreign Minister’s Commendation ‘for outstanding contribution to relations between Japan and the UK’. She was awarded an OBE in the 2011 Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to UK-Japan educational and cultural relations.

JOHN COVENTRY ATLANTIC ADVENTURES IN SPRING (P62) John Coventry’s background and education were in modern languages German, French and Spanish - and this led him into the world of travel. He spent 25 years in the tour industry, accompanying groups of special interest travellers on trips with themes as diverse as farming, sport, history, classic cars, fan clubs, Concorde and many others. Destinations ranged all over the planet, from South America to Australia and from Ireland to the Far East. John’s travel and experiences furthered and developed a wide range of knowledge and interests. In 15 subsequent years spent as a staff development trainer, a relaxed and entertaining delivery style evolved, enabling him to develop and produce a series of informed and imaginative presentations on a range of diverse subjects. PROFESSOR BRIAN J. FORD RICHES OF THE ORIENT (P48) MAGIC OF THE MALDIVES & SEYCHELLES (P56) Professor Brian J Ford was appointed Visiting Professor at the University of Leicester in 2006, is Fellow and Member of Court at Cardiff University, an Associate of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge University, Honorary Fellow of Keynes College, University of Kent at Canterbury and former Fellow at the Open University. He has written more than 30 books, most of them on biology and the microscope, on which he is an international authority. He has contributed to New Scientist, Scientific American, Nature and the British Medical Journal. A frequent broadcaster on programmes including the Today programme and Any Questions? and presenter of Science Now, Food for Thought and Where Are You Taking Us?, he has also written for The Times and the Guardian. Nature recently described him as ‘the world’s leading expert’ on obtaining images with early microscopes. DR SUSAN GUBBAY VIKING LANDS & ICELANDIC EXPLORER (P26) A freelance marine consultant working on projects for the public, private and non-governmental sectors on marine ecology, marine conservation and coastal management, Dr Gubbay’s specialist interest is Marine Protected Areas and the developing field of Marine Spatial Planning. She has acted as a specialist advisor to the UK House of Commons Environment Select Committee and has held various appointments, including President of the European Coastal Association of Science and Technology, the Buckland Professor (for Marine Protected Areas and Fisheries), and a member of the Council of English Nature.

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ANNE-MARIE HARRISON GREEK & TURKISH DELIGHT (P32) AN INSIGHT INTO INDONESIA (P44) Anne-Marie Harrison was born and brought up in Paris but has subsequently lived in many different countries. She is originally a linguist, but has widened her experience considerably because of the various relocations due to her British husband’s job. She spent 16 years in Southeast Asia (Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia) during which time she became involved with the local culture and languages through work in national museums. She ran a charity in the slum area of Bangkok, co-ordinated the teaching of English to Vietnamese refugees in Singapore and created a guiding programme in the Philippines. Back in France she obtained a Master’s Degree in anthropology (EHESS, Sorbonne) and became president of a local historical society, designed to help British expatriates learn about the culture of their new country of residence. She also served as deputy mayor of her village in the Dordogne. Anne-Marie has been lecturing in English and in French on ships and to cultural organisations in several countries for more than 20 years. She also speaks Thai and Indonesian. SIR JAMES HODGE KCVO CMG VIKING LANDS & ICELANDIC EXPLORER (26) Sir James Hodge spent 37 years as a British diplomat. His overseas postings included Ambassador to Thailand and to Laos, Consul-General at Hong Kong and Macao and Deputy Ambassador to China. Before joining the Foreign Office he studied Old Norse (the language of medieval Scandinavia) in the UK and in Iceland and was awarded a Fellowship by Harvard University to continue his studies in the USA. He pursued his interest in the Viking Age when he was Deputy Ambassador to Denmark. A Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists, Sir James has been for many years a member of the Viking Society for Northern Research, founded in the 19th century to promote the study of the medieval north. He has honorary Doctorates from the Universities of Ulster and Liverpool, and he has been knighted by HM The Queen and by HM The King of Thailand. ROBERT KERSHAW SOUTH AFRICA, WONDERS & WILDLIFE (P58) Robert Kershaw is a graduate of Reading University and joined the Parachute Regiment in 1973 and left as a Colonel in 2006. He served numerous regimental appointments until selected to command the 10th Battalion The Parachute Regiment (10 PARA). He attended the German Staff College (Fuhrungsakademie), spending a further two years with the Bundeswehr as an infantry, airborne and Arctic warfare instructor. He speaks fluent German and has extensive experience with NATO, multinational operations and all aspects of operations and training. On leaving the Army in 2006 he became a full-time author of military history as well as a consultant military analyst. He has written 10 books, with titles published in the US, Germany, Holland, Spain, Poland, Russia, Hungary and Estonia, and conducts battlefield tours all over the world. He has recorded for BBC radio and been interviewed on numerous TV documentaries, including Dutch TV and National Geographic, and published a number of magazine and newspaper articles.

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VIV LAWES AN INSIGHT INTO INDONESIA (P44) Viv Lawes is an arts journalist, lecturer and curator with more than 20 years’ experience in the art market. She is a NADFAS-accredited lecturer and teaches at the City & Guilds of London Art School, Sotheby’s Institute and L’Institut d’Etudes Supérieures des Arts (IESA), London. She has written for many national and international arts publications, including The Art Newspaper, Antiques Trade Gazette, The Guardian, Art & Auction, Country Life and The Royal Academy Magazine, and regularly writes artists’ catalogues. As UK consultant to Singapore gallery One East Asia, she has co-curated many exhibitions of Southeast Asian modern and contemporary art in London and Singapore since 2011. DR PHILIP LAWSON FRPS AFIAP DPAGB & JANET EDWARDS FRPS AFIAP DPAGB CULTURE & COLOURS OF VIETNAM (P52) COLONIAL CAPITALS & COASTS OF THE ORIENT (P54) SOUTH AFRICA, WONDERS & WILDLIFE (P58) Dr Philip Lawson FRPS AFIAP DPAGB and Janet Edwards FRPS AFIAP DPAGB are both awardwinning photographers who are also exceptional in their abilities to convey their enthusiasm for photography and the world we see around us. Both Philip and Janet are professional lecturers, having retired from their positions at Loughborough University where they both taught Computer Science. They both gained Fellowships of the prestigious Royal Photographic Society as well as the Federation International of Amateur Photographers. Since retirement, Philip and Janet have uncovered an enthusiastic audience for their style of lecturing and passenger engagement on board cruises. Among their many accolades, Janet is a winner of the BBC Wildlife Award for Creative Nature Photography and Philip was awarded Travel Photographer of the Year by The Times for a portfolio collection of travel photographs from Cuba, China and the USA. He also received a Hasselblad Gold Medal for his photography of the derelict diamond mines of Kolmanskop, Namibia. Philip has a doctorate in Astrophysics, from Leicester University in the 1970s, and retains a keen interest in Astronomy, Cosmology and Atmospheric Physics. PETER MAWBY ISLANDS & ICONS OF EAST ASIA (P50) Peter Mawby has travelled widely and is a regular and highly successful cruise ship lecturer. Peter is currently researching the environmental impact of changing patterns of agriculture on the birds of the Western Dales, working in conjunction with the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, the British Trust for Ornithology and the Environment Agency. He is now in great demand to speak to enthusiasts from the RSPB, Scottish Ornithologists Club and regional Wildlife Trusts.

PROFESSOR IAN MORISON AN INSIGHT INTO INDONESIA (P44) Professor Ian Morison studied physics, mathematics and astronomy at Hertford College, Oxford and became a research student at the University of Manchester’s Jodrell Bank Observatory. In 1971 he was appointed to the staff of the observatory and teaches astronomy at the University of Manchester. In 1999 he became president of the Society for Popular Astronomy, the UK’s largest astronomical society, and remains on the society’s council. In 2003 the Minor Planets Committee of the International Astronomical Union named minor planet 15,727 in his honour citing his work with MERLIN, the world’s largest linked array of radio telescopes, and that in searching for intelligent life beyond our Solar System in Project Phoenix. In 2007 he was appointed Professor of Astronomy at Gresham College, London. This is the oldest chair of astronomy in the world, dating from 1597, and was once held by Christopher Wren. KEITH MURAS SOUTHERN AFRICA TO ATLANTIC ISLES (P60) Keith Muras has a distinguished British Diplomatic Service career spanning 23 years, focusing on the security and intelligence dimensions of international political issues. He served in South Africa, the Former Soviet Union, Jamaica, Zimbabwe and Uganda. On joining the service, Keith underwent a period of intensive training and study in England before his posting, in 1980, to work in the Republic of South Africa at the height of apartheid government. Keith returned to the UK from Johannesburg and completed further training as a prelude to moving to Moscow in 1981, where he remained for three years working in the Former Soviet Union in the depths of the ‘Cold War’. He travelled throughout the Western Caribbean in an arc from Belize in the west to Haiti in the east, supporting efforts to combat drug trafficking, illicit financial activities and other crime. ROBIN PETCH BEYOND CEYLON (P42) YULETIDE IN EAST ASIA (P46) Robin Petch has been involved with the study and conservation of whales, dolphins and the marine environment for nearly 25 years. During that time he has studied and recorded whales and dolphins around the world. Robin became Education Director for International Dolphin Watch in 1991 and in 1995 he established Dolphinicity Surveys. This led to the current Dolphinspotter project and enabled members of the public to become involved in spotting and recording whale and dolphin sightings from land and on board the research yacht Dolphinicity. In 1999 he also became Yorkshire Regional Co-ordinator for national whale and dolphin research charity, the Sea Watch Foundation, and then in 2009 he was asked to become a Trustee. The board elected him Chairman in 2012.

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PROFESSOR SANDY PRIMROSE MBE BSC PHD BRITAIN’S BEAUTIFUL ISLES (P24) A microbiologist by training, Professor Primrose has degrees from the University of Strathclyde and the University of California. After undertaking research in Australia, he returned to the UK where he became an academic at the universities of Edinburgh and Warwick. In 1981 he moved to the pharmaceutical industry where he had responsibility for developing the new generation of biotechnology-based drugs plus new ways of making the sweetener Canderel. Sandy later ran a number of high-tech businesses in areas as diverse as radioactive chemicals, food safety and environmental toxicology. STEVE RAGNALL ENCHANTING MEDITERRANEAN (P28) GREEK & TURKISH DELIGHT (P32) YULETIDE IN EAST ASIA (P46) CULTURE & COLOURS OF VIETNAM (P52) SOUTH AFRICA, WONDERS & WILDLIFE (P58) SOUTHERN AFRICA TO ATLANTIC ISLES (P60) Steve Ragnall has a lifetime’s love of the sea and its history. An Old Boy of his Grammar School, James King (1750-1784) had sailed as a lieutenant with Captain Cook on his fatal third Pacific voyage, leading Steve to immerse himself in tales of Pacific exploration and adventure. A member of the Society for Nautical Research and the Captain Cook Society, and a regular contributor to its Quarterly Journal, Steve is continuing research, with members of the society and various museums, into Cook’s world and the characters associated with Britain’s greatest navigator. His book, Better Conceiv’d than Describ’d: The Life & Times of Captain James King, has been very well received.

MICHAEL SCOTT BSC OBE ESCAPE TO MADEIRA & THE AZORES (P20) ESSENCE OF VOYAGER, JERSEY & FRANCE (P22) SOUTHERN AFRICA TO ATLANTIC ISLES (P60) Writer, broadcaster and regular cruise ship speaker Michael Scott has a wide interest in the natural world. His books include Scottish Wild Flowers, The Young Oxford Book of Ecology and Walk & Eat: Cape Town (written jointly with his wife, Sue) and he is working on a book on Mountain Flowers for the British Wildlife Collection. He regularly contributes to publications including How It Works and British Wildlife. He is a former Deputy Chairman of Scottish Natural Heritage, the government conservation agency, and was awarded an OBE in 2005 for services to biodiversity conservation in Scotland. SARAH SEARIGHT ANCIENT KINGDOMS & THE RED SEA (P38) Widely travelled Sarah Searight has lectured on many cruises, on topics including The British in the Middle East, Steaming East between Europe and India, and Yemen: Land and People – all topics relevant to this cruise. Her most recent book is on the precious gemstone, lapis lazuli, seeking it out across a number of cultures and their histories, from northeast Afghanistan in the ancient world to the Italian Renaissance. She also lectures widely to NADFAS audiences on the general theme of Islamic art. NEIL TAYLOR CULTURE & COLOURS OF VIETNAM (P52) Neil Taylor is a specialist in 20th century political history with particular reference to China and Vietnam. He studied Chinese at university and then followed a career in the travel business. This involved frequent tours to East Asia, initially opening these two countries to Western tourists and then studying their rapid development whilst they still maintained their communist regimes.

DR TONY WALTHAM VIKING LANDS & ICELAND EXPLORER (P26) A geologist who graduated from Imperial College, London, Dr Waltham studied in the mines of Norway for his PhD. He was then a university lecturer for many years in Nottingham, where he taught mining and civil engineers, and pursued research into ground stability and geohazards. He has always spent his free time travelling to faraway places, and his geological interest has taken him all over the world, notably to almost every country in Asia. Author of more than a dozen academic books and innumerable scientific papers, he now enjoys taking his own photographs for books, articles and lectures for a wider audience. ROSALIND WHYTE COLONIAL CAPITALS & COASTS OF THE ORIENT (P54) Rosalind Whyte is an experienced guide and lecturer at Tate Britain and Tate Modern. She is also a docent at the Royal Academy and has guided in the historic Royal Borough of Greenwich. She is an accredited NADFAS lecturer, as well as lecturing regularly at the Dulwich Picture Gallery and to various independent art societies throughout the United Kingdom and abroad. She has a BA and MA from Goldsmith’s College and an MA from Birkbeck College. BRIGADIER (RETIRED) HUGH WILLING CBE DALMATION, VENETIAN & GREEK WONDERS (P30) Born and brought up in Africa but latterly educated in Britain, Brigadier (Retired) Hugh Willing was a professional soldier for 36 years before retiring in 2007. He served with the Royal Green Jackets and 2nd KEO Gurkha Rifles in many parts of the world. He was an Instructor at both the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and the Army Staff College Camberley where he was able to indulge his interests in military and social history combined with current affairs. Previously, whilst serving at NATO Headquarters in Holland, he was able to visit many European battlefields, often with his NATO colleagues, which provided an alternative perspective and balance to the official accounts.

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GENERAL INFORMATION

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assengers who have never cruised before, or who have not cruised with Voyages of Discovery, will no doubt have many questions to ask about the ship, our operation and many other matters. This section has been written to give you some general information about cruising with us, and we feel sure you will find it useful both before and during your voyage. Please note that instructions contained in this section form part of our Booking Conditions, which can be veiwed online at au.voyagesofdiscovery.com. A copy of the full Booking Conditions will be sent to you with your confirmation invoice.

Our aim is your complete enjoyment of the cruise and our staff, together with the ship’s crew, will do all that they can to ensure this. The information given here is correct at the time of printing (June 2015), but is subject to change without notice. If you have any queries about your booking we will always be pleased to help you. Please feel free to telephone us on 1800 623 267 or e-mail us at voyagesofdiscovery@discovertheworld.com.au

PRICING All prices are per person in Australian Dollars based on double occupancy. Single occupancy double cabins are subject to availability and rates will be quoted on request. Prices include port charges, pre-paid airport and government taxes, service fees and on board gratuities for your cabin steward, dining room waiter and his assistant. All rates are subject to change. Prices shown are inclusive of fuel supplement where relevant. All prices are subject to change and are based on known costs for fuel and currency as of June 2015. See website for full terms and conditions. Some cabins have obstructed views. BEFORE YOU GO RESERVATIONS & PAYMENTS A deposit of AU$750 per person or 10% of your total holiday cost whichever is greater (or full payment for bookings taken within 119 days of departure) and a completed booking form are required to secure your reservation and must be received within 7 days of booking. The balance is due from your travel agent no later than 119 days prior to your sailing. What’s Not Included in your Cruise Fare: Flights; meals other than onboard your cruise (aboard Voyager); beverages (beer, wine, spirits, sodas); travel insurance; shore excursions; driver and tour guide gratuities; items of a personal nature; passport costs or visa fees; vaccinations (if required); transfers; pre- and/or post-cruise hotel accommodation and porterage. BOOKINGS Bookings in Australia and New Zealand may be made through your preferred travel agent. PASSPORTS & VISAS Voyages of Discovery requires a valid passport with spare pages, valid for at least six months after the date of return for all AU/

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NZ citizens. We also recommend that you take photocopies of the personal details page of your passport with you (i.e. the page with your photograph) as this is sometimes required by local immigration authorities. In some ports, group visas are available and we will take care of these for you. Group visas will allow passengers on our shore excursions to go ashore. In some ports it may be necessary for passengers to obtain individual visas and you may be required to obtain these prior to travel. Australian and New Zealand passport holders joining our organised tours in Russia do not at the present time require individual visas. If however the situation changes, it will be the responsibility of the passenger to obtain and purchase their own visa. Currently passengers who wish to go ashore independently at any time in Russia will require a visa purchased and issued before arrival. Advice regarding all aspects of visa requirements and payments will be included in your pre-cruise information. Please note that it is the responsibility of each passenger to check with the various embassies or consulates of those countries to be visited on their particular cruise to ensure that they have the necessary visas/ documentation to enter all countries to be visited. Any passengers arriving at the departure port/airport without a passport or correct visas (if required) will be refused permission to board the ship/aircraft. Failure in this respect is not covered by insurance and no refund can be made.

to the advice given by the World Health Organisation or your local doctor, especially when arrival is by sea. We have to abide by the latest information given to us by the port authorities that allow the ship entry to the port of call. As such we will inform you of the latest mandatory vaccination requirements for your particular cruise in your final cruise documentation (or with your confirmation invoice if you book the cruise within 20 weeks of departure). We recommend that all passengers seek advice from their doctor or travel clinic at least 12 weeks prior to departure and take a copy of their itinerary and personal travel plans for review with their practitioner. If you do not normally enjoy good health, you should consult your doctor regarding the advisability of taking a cruise and being away from the usual medical and hospital facilities. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fully protected with the appropriate vaccination certificates for your cruise. Vaccination requirements are subject to change with or without notice. Up to date information may be obtained by visiting www.traveldoctor.com.au. Some countries recommend that precautions are taken against Malaria and other diseases. You should seek advice with regard to your personal itinerary, including pre / post voyage travel, as Malaria advice and / or prophylaxis may be recommended. Health advice varies from time to time depending on the situation of the country you are visiting. Seasonal influenza vaccination is recommended for all passengers.

VACCINATIONS Any passenger arriving at the port or departure airport without the correct vaccination or exemption certificate(s) will be refused permission to board the ship. No passenger refund would be applicable under such circumstances. Conditions of entry to each port vary according to the conditions set by each country and port authority and may differ

MEDICAL ATTENTION We hope you will find it unnecessary to use the ship’s medical facilities during your voyage. If, however, the occasion does arise, it is comforting to know that we do carry a fully qualified doctor and nurses. The National Health Service does not cover treatment on the ship and the doctor or nurse will make a charge for their services as well as requiring payment for any medicines or drugs needed.

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Such charges are normally reclaimable under your travel insurance, less any excess. In the unlikely event that you require urgent medical attention ashore, we will assist by contacting your insurer who will make the necessary arrangements for your treatment and repatriation. PASSENGERS WITH SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Voyages of Discovery will always try to accommodate passengers with special requirements. If you or any person travelling with you suffers from any medical condition, disability or limited mobility, you must contact our office for advice before your booking is confirmed. Please read clause 10 of the Booking Conditions - Fitness to Travel on the Cruise Ship, Pregnancy, Behaviour, Disability or reduced Mobility, Medical and Mobility Equipment. INSURANCE It is a condition of booking your cruise that you have fully comprehensive travel insurance valid from the date of deposit being made. We will require you to give us details of your travel insurance company including the policy number. You must ensure that, as a minimum, it covers cancellation for the total value of the cruise, delay or curtailment, medical charges, evacuation (from the vessel) and repatriation costs. We suggest you discuss the various policies that are available with your travel agent. CHILDREN There are no recreational facilities for children on Voyager and reservations for those under the age of 11 are not recommended. ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY Voyages of Discovery is committed to protecting the environment at all times and especially by the proper disposal of waste matter generated on board. This is achieved by adhering to stringent regulations and procedures on board and complying with various applicable legislation. OPTIONAL SHORE EXCURSIONS Shore excursions are not included in the price of your cruise. At the time of going to print the exact content and costs for the shore excursions programme have not been finalised. All excursions can be pre-booked although it is also possible (subject to availability and at a higher on board price) to book your tours on board. Full excursion details will be sent approximately 14 weeks before departure, they can be prebooked via a booking form. If you or any other person travelling with you have special requirements please check the suitability of the excursion with our Service Centre before you book. PROXIMITY TO PLACES OF INTEREST Fares for local shuttle buses at ports visited are not included in the cost of your cruise. We choose our ports of call for their proximity to

places of interest. In all our ports of callwe aim to dock the ship as closely as we can to the destination. Often we will be in walking distance or a short bus or taxi ride away from the city centre. A shuttle bus may be provided either by Voyages of Discovery or the local port authority for which a charge will usually be made. It is sometimes the case that the port is further away and it may be necessary to book a tour to visit the main destination or make use of local transport. FLIGHT DELAYS If flights are cancelled or delayed, it is the responsibility of the airline to look after you. We highly recommend you book flights that are scheduled to arrive into the port/city of cruise departure at least 24-hours prior to the cruise embarkation date. We regret the ship is unable to delay departure if you are unable to embark at the appointed time and date. Subject to the airlines own restrictions, please make sure that all medications are packed in your hand luggage. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS The Company will have no responsibility, financial or otherwise, in regard to air, hotel, transport or any other arrangements made by passengers with third parties. Passengers should ensure any such arrangements are transferable or refundable, or covered by their travel insurance, in the event of delay, amendment or cancellation of any of these independent arrangements, or of your cruise. ON BOARD GRATUITIES AND SERVICE CHARGES Unlike many other cruise operators, gratuities and service charges are included within the fares shown for Australian and New Zealand passengers on Voyager, however, you may wish to recognise special service at your discretion. CURRENCY & PAYMENTS On board Voyager all prices are in British Pounds. Foreign exchange facilities on board are very limited, so we would recommend that you purchase any currency requirements before you travel. There is little opportunity to visit banks whilst on holiday, although guides will normally help exchange small amounts if necessary. For purchases ashore, many shops accept most Travellers’ Cheques and major credit cards. A cashless system operates on board with passengers settling accounts at the end of the cruise. Visa, MasterCard and American Express (2% surcharge applies to Amex) credit cards, cash and Travellers’ Cheques are accepted for payment of shipboard accounts. We also accept UK debit cards bearing the VISA or MasterCard logos. Personal cheques are not accepted.

BARS & ALCOHOL Only alcohol purchased in the ship’s bars and restaurants may be consumed on Voyager. The serving of alcohol may be restricted in certain countries. PHONES & WIFI Our onboard telecommunications systems mean that you are never more than a phone call away from your home or office. All cabins feature direct-dial telephones, whilst fax facilities are available at the Purser’s Desk and computer facilities in the Internet Centre. Wi-Fi connections are also available in certain locations on board (charges apply for internet connectivity), however connection difficulties can occur in some areas of the world. Mobile phones usually get a signal but only via satellite. ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES Cabins are fitted with both UK standard three pin plugs (220 Volt) and European two pin (110 Volt). Any questions regarding the use of electric rollers, curling irons, electric shavers and other small appliances should be directed to reception. For safety reasons the use of travel irons and any tea/coffee making equipment is definitely not allowed. Each cabin is equipped with a hair dryer. LAUNDRY A service is available for laundry and pressing. Laundry bags and order forms are provided in your cabin. For passengers taking two or more consecutive cruises, there is a 50% discount for laundry and pressing. WHAT TO WEAR As a general rule, for days on board and ashore, summer clothing/sports wear is the order of the day. It should be light, casual and easy to care for. A sweater and jacket for cooler evenings and a light raincoat are also advisable. In certain countries, shorts, short skirts, bare arms and shoulders will not be appreciated locally and you may be prohibited entry to certain sites. Advice will be given on board. For trips ashore and for getting into and out of the ship’s tenders, comfortable, sturdy footwear is recommended. You may also want to bring with you a camera, binoculars, umbrella, sun hat and insect repellent. In the evening, there is a recommended dress code. Passengers may wish to dress in ‘black tie’ and evening dresses for formal nights such as the Captain’s Welcome Cocktail Party and Dinner, however, a lounge suit or blazer and tie would be fine – the choice is yours. On other evenings the dress code will be smart/casual. Details will be given in the daily programme on board. Gentlemen are not permitted to wear shorts at evening dinner, only long trousers are acceptable. The Veranda Restaurant offers a less formal dining environment and casual clothing including jeans are perfectly acceptable to wear.

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SMOKING Passengers are not permitted to smoke (including electronic cigarettes) inside Voyager, or where food is being served. Passengers are requested to smoke only in designated areas on open decks, subject to national government laws when in port. Smoking is not permitted on excursion coaches. EMERGENCY DRILL Before the ship sails or early in the cruise, there will be a full muster stations drill. This exercise is to give all passengers precise information on the correct route from their cabins to the places where they should muster in an emergency, together with instructions about life jackets and emergency procedures. ALL passengers must attend. NOISE As you might imagine, there is all kinds of noise when the ship is in motion. We recognise that tolerance levels vary so please contact us to discuss this in more detail before you book. PORTHOLES In rough weather or for operational or security reasons portholes covers (known as dead lights) may need to be closed. On cruises where the vessel sails through the Red and Arabian Seas, the vessel is subject to the requirements of the International Maritime Organisation for anti-piracy. The requirements are designed to protect the ship from the potential risk of attack, which includes the rigging of razor-wire and the closing of the cabin deadlights. The Captain is required to comply with these requirements, which vary day to day dependent upon the reported level of risk. ONBOARD GIFTS Approximately 14 weeks before departure you will receive details of our onboard gift selection, a variety of packages to help make your cruise even more special. These range from Champagne and fruit baskets to canapés and birthday cakes. GENERAL DINING ARRANGEMENTS Breakfast and lunch are arranged on an open sitting basis and may be taken in the Discovery Restaurant on the Discovery Deck, inside the Veranda Restaurant on the Bridge Deck or ‘alfresco’ by the Veranda Restaurant. Continental breakfast is also available in your cabin. In the evening, there are two restaurants to choose from. The Discovery Restaurant on the Discovery Deck and the Veranda Restaurant on the Bridge Deck both offer open seating, with the Veranda being less formal. A limited room service menu is available most days from 7.00am to 10.00pm.

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SPECIAL REQUESTS We are unable to accept ‘conditional bookings’. Please note any special requests clearly on your pre-cruise Passenger Information Form or advise our consultant at time of booking. Although we will do our best to comply with your wishes, we cannot guarantee that we or our suppliers will be able to fulfil the request. We must point out that failure to fulfil a special request cannot be considered a breach of Contract on the part of the company. CHANGE OF ADDRESS We ask you to notify us in writing immediately of any alterations to your address before departure. In all communication, please state the cruise on which you are travelling and your booking reference. DATA PROTECTION At Voyages of Discovery we are committed to protecting your privacy. This data protection policy sets out how we will use your personal data after it has been collected by us through our website, brochures, speaking to our customer services staff or otherwise. This policy may be updated from time to time and we will contact you if there are any changes. Where ‘you’ are referred to in this policy, this shall mean you and every member of your party. You should ensure that all your party members have read this policy and agree that you may act on their behalf in dealing with us. Voyages of Discovery is a trading name for All Leisure Holidays Ltd. Our registered office is at Compass House, Rockingham Road, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 7QD. Registered in England with company number 2888825. For your protection, we are registered under the Data Protection Act 1998 and have made appropriate notifications to the Information Commissioner’s Office. What we collect and why - When you make an enquiry, join our mailing list or book a holiday with Voyages of Discovery we may need to collect information about you including (but not limited to) your name, contact details and company name and position (if applicable). We may also collect such data if you enter competitions, register for promotions, take part in surveys, provide us with feedback or make use of our ‘call you back’ facility. We may also collect payment details and/or relevant health information to process bookings. Some of the information we collect may be ‘sensitive personal data’ (for example ‘special requirements’ data relating to disability, diet, health or religion) in which case we will only collect, retain and pass it on with your positive consent. We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with the service you have requested. We use it to advise you of information concerning your holiday booking, enquiry or other transaction. We may use the information to advise you of our new services, products, promotions, special offers and/

or other information which we think will be of interest to you. We may use your data for our business management and operation and for monitoring, marketing and customer care purposes in order to achieve our aim to provide you with the highest standard of quality and service and increase our customers’ choices wherever possible. Who else do we give your details to? – Voyages of Discovery is part of All Leisure Holidays Ltd. We may share your personal information with other All Leisure Holidays companies in order to provide you with the latest news and offers on products or services which may be of interest to you. We may share your information with our credit checking companies, public authorities (e.g. customs/ immigration), companies who process data on our behalf or to our professional advisers. We may also share your information with carefully selected market research companies that may contact you (by email, telephone or otherwise) to help us understand your preferences and help us to improve our products and services and the customer experience. We may pass on your personal details to those companies or organisations that need to know them in order that your holiday or other service or product can be provided. For example, the tour operator, the airline, hotel or credit card company. This may include the transfer of information outside the European Economic Area where data protection controls may not be as strong as in the UK. When you make a booking or enter into a transaction this means you consent to our passing on such details. On all of our direct marketing and email communications you will be given the opportunity to opt-out of receiving such communications in the future. If you do not wish us to use your data for direct marketing, please contact us at Voyages of Discovery, c/o Discover the World, PO Box 125, Queen Victoria Building, NSW 1230, Australia. Security - We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect. We use encryption when collecting or transferring sensitive or financial data. Consent - By disclosing your personal data to us, whether using our website, telephone services or otherwise, you consent to the collection, processing and use of your personal information by Voyages of Discovery in accordance with the terms of this privacy policy. Data Subject Access Request - You are entitled to ask us by letter what details of yours are being held or processed, for what purpose and to whom they may be or have been disclosed. There is a maximum charge of $30 for this service and we will respond to legitimate requests within 40 days of receiving your written request and fee.

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Questions - If you have any questions about Voyages of Discovery Data Protection Policy, please contact us at Voyages of Discovery, c/o Discover the World, PO Box Q125 Queen Victoria Building, NSW 1230, Australia. CHANGES TO YOUR CRUISE The information in this brochure outlines details of our carefully planned programme. Should any subsequent events cause us to change our plans or affect the published itinerary in any way, we shall let passengers know. Please read the section entitled ‘Cancellation or alteration by the Company’ in our Booking Conditions carefully before you make a booking. OVERSEAS STANDARDS It is a fact of life that when we travel to different countries, we often find that the customs, traditions and general pace at which things are done can be very different from those at home. So as far as standards of safety are concerned, the suppliers of services must comply with the rules and regulations of their own country and these are not always as strict as they are in Australia or New Zealand. Please read the ‘Shore Excursions’ section of our Booking Conditions. DANGEROUS GOODS It is an offence to carry on board aircraft or ship any goods of a dangerous nature. Please read Section 10.22 & 10.23 of our Booking Conditions. BROCHURE ACCURACY The information contained in this brochure is checked for accuracy by our UK staff, our overseas staff and our agents. Nevertheless, we would ask you to bear in mind that things can change, often without our prior knowledge. Should we become aware of anything that we consider will have a permanent impact on your enjoyment of the cruise, we will do our utmost to advise you before you sail. IMPORTANT INFORMATION The information in this brochure is subject to change without notice. If cost factors dictate the need for the fare, tax or surcharge increases, the company may do so prior to departure and without notice. Correct fare will be quoted at time wof booking.

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CHOOSE A CABIN TO SUIT YOU

O

n board Voyager you’ll find 270 comfortable cabins, 87% of which are outside. The ship also has the added attraction of 35 suites, 30 with balconies from which you can take in the splendid views as you sail to each new destination.

All cabins feature private facilities with a bath and/or shower, air-conditioning, television, hairdryer and safe. All suites have both a bath with shower over (some with spa baths) and are also equipped with a fridge. Where cabins feature a bath and a shower, please note the shower will be over the bath. Outside cabins on Columbus, Promenade and Bridge Decks have picture windows, while all outside cabins on other decks feature two portholes which may need to be covered in the event of adverse weather conditions.

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All cabins have two twin beds or a double bed. Some cabins also have one upper berth or a sofa-bed allowing for a third person to share the cabin (when only one or two passengers are occupying a cabin the upper berth neatly folds away). There are also three cabins aboard Voyager which have been adapted for wheelchair access. Images are for reference only. Your cabin may differ slightly to the one shown.

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OWNER’S SUITE

OS

Bridge Deck approx. 342 sq ft • Sitting room • Window and balcony • Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath and shower over • Tea/coffee-making facilities • Flatscreen television • Hairdryer • Safe • Air-conditioning • Bathrobes and slippers • Premium bed linen, towels and toiletries • Fully stocked mini-bar, replenished daily

• Daily complimentary mineral water • Champagne on arrival • Fruit basket and flowers • Daily canapés • Priority embarkation/ disembarkation • A dinner at an officers’ table • Option to book early or late dinner in Explorer Restaurant • Chauffeur service or airport meet and greet parking (optional)

BALCONY SUITE WITH SPA BATH Bridge Deck minimum 303 sq ft • Sitting room • Window and balcony • Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath and shower over • Tea/coffee-making facilities • Flatscreen television • Hairdryer • Safe • Air-conditioning • Bathrobes and slippers • Premium bed linen, towels and toiletries • Fully stocked mini-bar on arrival (replenishments paid thereafter)

• Daily complimentary mineral water • Champagne on arrival • Fruit basket and flowers • Daily canapés • Priority embarkation/ disembarkation • A dinner at an officers’ table • Option to book early or late dinner in Explorer Restaurant • Chauffeur service or airport meet and greet parking (optional)

BALCONY SUITE

BS

Promenade Deck minimum 216 sq ft • Sitting room • Window and balcony • Bathroom with bath and shower over • Tea/coffee-making facilities • Flatscreen television • Hairdryer • Safe • Air-conditioning • Bathrobes and slippers • Premium bed linen and towels toiletries

BSS

• Fully stocked mini-bar on arrival (replenishments paid thereafter) • Daily complimentary mineral water • Champagne on arrival • Fruit basket and flowers • Daily canapés • Priority embarkation/ disembarkation • Option to book early or late dinner in Explorer Restaurant • Chauffeur service or airport meet and greet parking (optional)

Cabin numbers 6112 and 6211 do not have a sofa and these Cabins are accessed externally from the Promenade Deck.

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JUNIOR SUITE

JS

Promenade Deck minimum 257 sq ft • Sitting room (1 sofa) and window • Bathroom with bath and shower over • Tea/coffee-making facilities • Flatscreen television • Hairdryer • Safe • Air-conditioning • Bathrobes and slippers • Premium bed linen, towels and toiletries

• Daily complimentary mineral water • Champagne on arrival • Fruit basket and flowers • Daily Canapés • Option to book early or late dinner in Explorer Restaurant • Chauffeur service or airport meet and greet parking (optional)

OUTSIDE DELUXE

ODX

Promenade Deck minimum 214 sq ft • Sitting area (2 chairs) and window • Bathroom with bath and shower over • Tea/coffee-making facilities • Flatscreen television • Hairdryer • Safe

• Air-conditioning • Bathrobes and slippers • Premium toiletries • Daily complimentary mineral water • Champagne on arrival • Fruit basket and flowers

OUTSIDE SUPERIOR VIEW Columbus Deck minimum 129 sq ft • Picture window • Bathroom with shower • Flatscreen television • Hairdryer • Safe

• Air-conditioning • Bathrobes and slippers • Premium toiletries

OUTSIDE SUPERIOR

OSP

Livingstone Deck minimum 108 sq ft • 2 portholes • Bathroom with shower • Flatscreen television • Hairdryer

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OSV

• Safe • Air-conditioning • Premium toiletries

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OUTSIDE STANDARD

OST

Raleigh Deck minimum 122 sq ft • 2 portholes • Bathroom with shower • Flatscreen television • Hairdryer

• Safe • Air-conditioning • Premium toiletries

INSIDE DELUXE Promenade Deck minimum 124 sq ft • Bathroom with shower • Flatscreen television • Hairdryer • Safe • Air-conditioning

• Bathrobes and slippers • Premium toiletries

INSIDE SUPERIOR Columbus/Livingstone Deck minimum 127 sq ft • Bathroom with shower • Flatscreen television • Hairdryer • Safe

ISU

• Air-conditioning • Premium toiletries

INSIDE STANDARD

IST

Raleigh Deck minimum 142 sq ft • Bathroom with shower • Flatscreen television • Hairdryer

IDX

• Safe • Air-conditioning • Premium toiletries

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VOYAGER DECK PLANS FR O M 2 2 N D M AY 2016 - 2ND MAY 2017 SHIP’S PROFILE: Gross Tonnage

15,271

Length 152.5m Beam 20.6m Draft 5.8m

SUN DECK BRIDGE DECK PROMENADE DECK DISCOVERY DECK COLUMBUS DECK LIVINGSTONE DECK RALEIGH DECK

DECK 8 - SUN DECK

Cruising Speed

15 kts

Passenger Decks

7

Registration

Bahamas

FITNESS CENTRE

KEY SUNSET CLUB

• 3rd berth with sofa bed

SUN DECK

 3rd berth with upper bunk bed Double bed configuration only

DECK 7 - BRIDGE DECK

Adapted cabins

AWNING

7200

7201

7202

VERANDA RESTAURANT

7203

7204

HOT TUB

Twin bed configuration only

LIDO BAR

POOL

BRIDGE 7100

7101

7102

7103

7104

HOT TUB

No sofa but does have a balcony Restricted view

DECK 6 - PROMENADE DECK

CATEGORY 6203

6202

6204

6205

6206

6104

6103

6105

6106

6107

6108

6109

BRIDGE

6200

BSS

BRIDGE

6100

BS

PROMENADE

6101

JS

PROMENADE

6102

ODX

PROMENADE

OSV

COLUMBUS

OSP

LIVINGSTONE

OST

RALEIGH

IDX

PROMENADE

ISU

COLUMBUS

ISU

LIVINGSTONE

IST

RALEIGH

6201

6300

6400

6401

6301

6302

6111

6110

6112

6115 6114 6113

6402

THE ATLANTIS SPA

6207

6208

6210

6214 6213 6212

6209

6211

PROMENADE

DECK 5 - DISCOVERY DECK WIFI AREA

FUTURE CRUISE SALES

EXPLORER RESTAURANT SCOTT’S LOUNGE

DISCOVERY RESTAURANT

DARWIN LOUNGE

SHOP

LOOKOUT LOUNGE

LIBRARY

DECK 4 - COLUMBUS DECK 4200 4100

3202

3201

3203 3204

4101

4103

3205

4102

3206

4201

4203

4104

4202

4106

3207

4105

4400

4107

4204

4206

4205

4300 4301

3210

4207

4110

3211

4108

4111

3212

4109

4112

4401

4210

4113

4208

4211

4209

4213

4212

4116

4114 4115

4118

4117

4214 4215

4302

4403

4402

4119

4218

4303

4120

4216 4217

4219

4404

4121

4220

4405

4122

4123

4124

4125

4126

4129

4128

4127

4131

4130

4132

4133 4134

4135

4136

4137

4138

4139

4140

4141

4143 4144

4142

4146

4145

4221

4407

4304

4408

4409

MEDICAL CENTRE

4222

4223

4224

4225

4226

4227

4228

4229

4230

4231

4232

4234

4233

4235

4236

4237

4238

4239

4240

4241

4244

4242

4243

4246

4245

4406

DECK 3 - LIVINGSTONE DECK 3200

3209

3101 3102

3100

3105

3104

3103

3106

3400

3401

3301

3107

3108

3302 3109

3110

3112

3113

3111

3304

3303

3402

3114 3115

3403 3116

3117

3120

3119

3118

3123

3121

3122

3125

3124

3129

3128

3126 3127

3131

3130

3305

3405

3404

3306

3134

3132

3135

3133

3136

3137

3138

EXCURSIONS DESK

3208

3213

3214

3215 3216

3217

3218

3219

3221

3222

3220

3223

3224

3225

3227

3226

3230

3228 3229

3231

3233

3232

3234

3236

3235

3237

3238

3239

3240

RECEPTION

DECK 2 - RALEIGH DECK 2200

2203

2201 2202

2204

2205 2206

2207

2210

2220

2211 2212

2215

2214

96

2213

2216

2217

2218

2219

2221

DECK

OS

2209 2208

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Scott’s Lounge

Veranda Restaurant Lido Pool and Bar

Sunset Club

Lookout Lounge

The Darwin Lounge

Discovery & Explorer restaurants

LIDO POOL AND BAR Voyager’s very own pool is complete with hot tubs, sun loungers and bar - just right for a dip or a day soaking up the sun.

SCOTT’S LOUNGE A lovely laid-back lounge that’s great for coffee and catching up during the day, or cocktails and live music in the evening.

VERANDA RESTAURANT Our relaxed restaurant, with indoor and al fresco tables, offers gorgeous views and a mouthwatering hot and cold buffet.

DISCOVERY RESTAURANT An elegant, intimate setting for delicious four-course dinners served by our attentive team.

THE DARWIN LOUNGE Our comfortable theatre is home to our lively Guest Speaker series as well as great evening shows.

SUNSET CLUB The perfect place for daytime games and activities, or evening entertainment and dancing.

LIBRARY A relaxing library complete with squashy leather sofas and a huge choice of books to borrow.

LOOKOUT LOUNGE A quiet spot for relaxing, reading, playing cards or just taking in the beautiful views. This lounge also incorporates our internet hub.

HEALTH & FITNESS CENTRE Our free, well-equipped onboard gym is great for a workout when at sea.

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CRUISE NAME:

ESSENCE OF VOYAGER, JERSEY & FRANCE

BRITAIN’S BEAUTIFUL ISLES

VIKING LANDS & ICELANDIC EXPLORER

ENCHANTING MEDITERRANEAN

DALMATION, VENETIAN & GREEK WONDERS

GREEK & TURKISH DELIGHT

TALES OF TURKEY & A GRECIAN ESCAPADE

22ND MAY 2016 – 9TH OCTOBER 2016

ESCAPE TO MADEIRA & THE AZORES

VOYAGES OF DISCOVERY SUMMER 2016 FARES PER PERSON TWIN SHARE (AUD)  

DEPARTURE DATE:

22/5/16

6/6/16

9/6/16

20/6/16

2/9/16

13/9/16

26/9/16

9/10/16

16

4

12

13

12

14

14

14

NO. OF DAYS DESCRIPTION IST

INSIDE - STANDARD

$3,120

$590

$2,540

$3,120

$2,440

$3,140

$2,950

$2,850

ISU

INSIDE - SUPERIOR

$3,420

$650

$2,770

$3,420

$2,690

$3,470

$3,260

$3,160

IDX

INSIDE - DELUXE

$3,960

$740

$3,200

$3,940

$3,160

$4,060

$3,810

$3,710

OST

OUTSIDE - STANDARD

$4,100

$780

$3,340

$4,100

$3,300

$4,230

$3,980

$3,880

OSP

OUTSIDE - SUPERIOR

$4,370

$820

$3,550

$4,370

$3,530

$4,550

$4,270

$4,180

OSV

OUTSIDE - SUPERIOR VIEW

$4,740

$900

$3,840

$4,720

$3,840

$4,920

$4,640

$4,550

ODX

OUTSIDE - DELUXE

$5,090

$960

$4,120

$5,050

$4,140

$5,310

$5,000

$4,900

JS

JUNIOR SUITE

$5,440

$1,040

$4,390

$5,350

$4,410

$5,640

$5,330

$5,230

BS

BALCONY SUITE

$6,710

$1,270

$5,400

$6,590

$5,480

$7,020

$6,630

$6,540

BSS

BALCONY SUITE - SPA BATH

$6,980

$1,330

$5,620

$6,830

$5,720

$7,300

$6,910

$6,810

OS

OWNERS SUITE

$10,100

$1,910

$8,150

$9,950

$8,450

$10,810

$10,220

$10,120

$1,950

$370

$1,600

$1,950

$1,720

$2,210

$2,090

$2,090

THIRD/FOURTH RATE^

TWIN SHARE (AUD)

22/11/16

6/12/16

20/12/2016

4/1/2017

17

16

15

15

16

15

NO. OF DAYS

RICHES OF THE ORIENT

7/11/16

YULETIDE IN EAST ASIA

22/10/16

BEYOND CEYLON

DEPARTURE DATE:

SHORES OF ARABIA AND INDIA

CRUISE NAME:

ANCIENT KINGDOMS AND THE RED SEA

AN INSIGHT INTO INDONESIA

VOYAGES OF DISCOVERY WIINTER 16/17 FARES PER PERSON TWIN SHARE (AUD) 22ND OCTOBER 2016 - 4TH JANUARY 2017

DESCRIPTION IST

INSIDE - STANDARD

$1,860

$2,940

$2,760

$2,780

$3,220

$3,180

ISU

INSIDE - SUPERIOR

$2,100

$3,300

$3,120

$3,140

$3,640

$3,580

IDX

INSIDE - DELUXE

$2,500

$3,900

$3,700

$3,740

$4,340

$4,240

OST

OUTSIDE - STANDARD

$2,680

$4,180

$3,980

$4,020

$4,660

$4,560

OSP

OUTSIDE - SUPERIOR

$2,900

$4,540

$4,320

$4,380

$5,060

$4,940

OSV

OUTSIDE - SUPERIOR VIEW

$3,080

$4,820

$4,600

$4,660

$5,380

$5,260

ODX

OUTSIDE - DELUXE

$3,460

$5,380

$5,140

$5,220

$6,020

$5,860

JS

JUNIOR SUITE

$3,580

$5,580

$5,320

$5,420

$6,240

$6,080

BS

BALCONY SUITE

$4,360

$6,780

$6,500

$6,620

$7,620

$7,400

BSS

BALCONY SUITE - SPA BATH

$4,840

$7,360

$7,080

$7,200

$8,280

$8,020

OS

OWNERS SUITE

$7,300

$11,160

$10,780

$11,000

$12,640

$12,200

$1,640

$2,500

$2,440

$2,500

$2,880

$2,760

THIRD/FOURTH RATE

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CRUISE NAME:

CULTURE AND COLOURS OF VIETNAM

COLONIAL CAPITALS AND COASTS OF THE ORIENT

MAGIC OF THE MALDIVES AND SEYCHELLES

SOUTH AFRICA WONDERS AND WILDLIFE

SOUTHERN AFRICA TO ATLANTIC ISLES

ATLANTIC ADVENTURES IN SPRING

18TH JANUARY 2017 - 22ND APRIL 2017

ISLANDS AND ICONS OF EAST ASIA

VOYAGES OF DISCOVERY WINTER 2017 FARES PER PERSON TWIN SHARE (AUD) 

DEPARTURE DATE:

18/1/17

2/2/2017

17/2/17

3/3/2017

18/3/2017

1/4/2017

22/4/2017

16

16

15

16

15

22

11

NO. OF DAYS DESCRIPTION IST

INSIDE - STANDARD

$3,420

$3,260

$2,880

$3,500

$3,880

$2,940

$1,780

ISU

INSIDE - SUPERIOR

$3,840

$3,640

$3,240

$3,920

$4,340

$3,280

$1,960

IDX

INSIDE - DELUXE

$4,500

$4,280

$3,840

$4,620

$5,080

$3,860

$2,260

OST

OUTSIDE - STANDARD

$4,820

$4,560

$4,120

$4,940

$5,440

$4,120

$2,400

OSP

OUTSIDE - SUPERIOR

$5,220

$4,940

$4,480

$5,340

$5,880

$4,460

$2,580

OSV

OUTSIDE - SUPERIOR VIEW

$5,540

$5,240

$4,760

$5,660

$6,240

$4,740

$2,720

ODX

OUTSIDE - DELUXE

$6,160

$5,820

$5,320

$6,300

$6,920

$5,260

$3,020

JS

JUNIOR SUITE

$6,380

$6,020

$5,520

$6,520

$7,160

$5,440

$3,120

BS

BALCONY SUITE

$7,720

$7,280

$6,720

$7,900

$8,660

$6,580

$3,720

BSS

BALCONY SUITE - SPA BATH

$8,380

$7,900

$7,300

$8,560

$9,340

$7,240

$4,040

OS

OWNERS SUITE

$12,640

$11,880

$11,100

$12,920

$14,100

$10,840

$5,940

$2,820

$2,640

$2,500

$2,880

$3,140

$2,380

$1,260

CRUISE NAME: DEPARTURE DATE: NO. OF DAYS

18TH OCTOBER 2016 - 1ST APRIL 2017 GRAND VOYAGE FAR EAST DISCOVERY

GRAND VOYAGE THROUGH ARABIAN WATERS

GRAND VOYAGES WINTER 2016/2017 FARES PER PERSON TWIN SHARE (AUD) 

GRAND VOYAGE HOMEWARD BOUND FROM THE CAPE

THIRD/FOURTH RATE

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22/10/16

18/1/2017

1/4/17

32

31

32

DESCRIPTION IST

INSIDE - STANDARD

$4,560

$6,350

$4,490

ISU

INSIDE - SUPERIOR

$5,130

$7,110

$4,980

IDX

INSIDE - DELUXE

$6,080

$8,350

$5,820

OST

OUTSIDE - STANDARD

$6,520

$8,920

$6,200

OSP

OUTSIDE - SUPERIOR

$7,070

$9,660

$6,690

OSV

OUTSIDE - SUPERIOR VIEW

$7,510

$10,250

$7,090

ODX

OUTSIDE - DELUXE

$8,400

$11,390

$7,870

JS

JUNIOR SUITE

$8,710

$11,780

$8,140

BS

BALCONY SUITE

$10,590

$14,250

$9,790

BSS

BALCONY SUITE - SPA BATH

$11,590

$15,470

$10,720

OS

OWNERS SUITE

$17,540

$23,300

$15,950

$3,940

$5,190

$3,460

THIRD/FOURTH RATE

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CRUISE CALENDAR DEPARTS UK

CRUISE NAME

MAY 22, 2016

ESCAPE TO MADEIRA & THE AZORES

JUN 6, 2016

FROM / TO

CRUISE REF.

PAGE

16

Portsmouth, England / Portsmouth, England

VGR160522

20

ESSENCE OF VOYAGER, JERSEY & FRANCE

4

Portsmouth, England / Harwich, England

VGR160606

22

JUN 9, 2016

BRITAIN’S BEAUTIFUL ISLES

12

Harwich, England / Harwich, England

VGR160609

24

JUN 20, 2016

VIKING LANDS & ICELANDIC EXPLORER

13

Harwich, England / Harwich, England

VGR160620

26

SEP 2, 2016

ENCHANTING MEDITERRANEAN

12

Marseille, France / Dubrovnik, Croatia

VGR160902

28

SEP 13, 2016

DALMATIAN, VENETIAN & GREEK WONDERS

14

Dubrovnik, Croatia / Piraeus, Greece

VGR160913

30

SEP 26, 2016

GREEK & TURKISH DELIGHT

14

Piraeus, Greece / Piraeus, Greece

VGR160926

32

OCT 9, 2016

TALES OF TURKEY & A GRECIAN ESCAPADE

14

Piraeus, Greece / Larnaca, Cyprus

VGR161009

34

OCT 22, 2016

ANCIENT KINGDOMS & THE RED SEA

17

Larnaca, Cyprus / Muscat,Oman

VGR161022

38

NOV 7, 2016

SHORES OF ARABIA & INDIA

16

Muscat, Oman / Colombo, Sri Lanka

VGR161107

40

NOV 22, 2016

BEYOND CEYLON

15

Colombo, Sri Lanka / Singapore

VGR161122

42

DEC 6, 2016

AN INSIGHT INTO INDONESIA

15

Singapore / Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

VGR161206

44

DEC 20, 2016

YULETIDE IN EAST ASIA

16

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

VGR161220

46

JAN 4, 2017

RICHES OF THE ORIENT

15

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / Singapore

VGR170104

48

JAN 18, 2017

ISLANDS & ICONS OF EAST ASIA

16

Singapore / Hong Kong

VGR170118

50

FEB 2, 2017

CULTURE & COLOURS OF VIETNAM

16

Hong Kong / Singapore

VGR170202

52

FEB 17, 2017

COLONIAL CAPITALS & COASTS OF THE ORIENT

15

Singapore / Colombo, Sri Lanka

VGR170217

54

MAR 3, 2017

MAGIC OF THE MALDIVES & SEYCHELLES

16

Colombo, Sri Lanka / Port Louis, Mauritius

VGR170303

56

MAR 18, 2017

SOUTH AFRICA WONDERS & WILDLIFE

15

Port Louis, Mauritius / Cape Town, South Africa

VGR170318

58

APR 1, 2017

SOUTHERN AFRICA TO ATLANTIC ISLES

22

Cape Town, South Africa / Tenerife, Canary Islands

VGR170401

60

APR 22, 2017

ATLANTIC ADVENTURES IN SPRING

11

Tenerife, Canary Islands / Portsmouth, England

VGR170422

62

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