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Welcome to the 2018 edition of escape with Fred. Olsen Travel Agents, featuring some fantastic inspirational destination features and offers, alongside some tried and tested reviews from our very own staff. 2018 is an important year for Fred. Olsen Travel Agents as we celebrate our 30th year selling holidays and cruises on the High Street. Much has changed in the industry in that time and some of you will remember names of the past such as Page & Moy, Yugotours, Air UK and Fred. Olsen’s Black Prince which have all now passed into the history books. Despite lots of hype in the early 2000’s that high street travel agencies will go a similar way with the influx of ‘online travel agencies’, here we are not only still going strong but growing our branches, our staff and our business. This is achieved with a belief that the level of service we offer cannot be beaten and that we provide competitive prices alongside unbiased & independent advice from our most valuable asset - our staff! I am sure, over the next 30 years, the travel industry will change even further but at Fred. Olsen Travel we aim to retain the ethos which has created our successful business whilst adapting to the various challenges and opportunities. We believe whether you are a regular customer or if you are thinking of using us for the first time and whether it’s holidaying in the UK, Europe or further afield, on land, river or ocean - Fred. Olsen Travel Agents has the right holiday at the right price for you.

If your car needs an MOT, you take it to a qualified garage. If your boiler breaks down, you call a Corgi-registered plumber. Therefore, it only makes sense that anyone in need of a holiday should seek the assistance of an ABTA-bonded travel agent. And let’s face it – we all could do with a holiday. It all comes down to trust and peace of mind - two things that we can offer in abundance. Knowing that you are consulting knowledgeable specialists and that, should anything go wrong, you have the backing of an expert to fight your corner, find a solution to your travel dilemma in a swift manner and ensure you get any compensation you deserve will leave you free to get on with the fun part – enjoying your holiday. And just as a mechanic knows their way around an engine and a plumber knows a diverter valve from a pressure release valve, our friendly team are experienced in the world of travel. They are in the enviable position of being able to sample some of the fantastic hotels, cruise ships and tours that we offer, giving them a great insight into the whats, whens and hows of the wheres that we sell. It’s a tough job but someone’s got to do it. So, whether you need help creating the perfect holiday from scratch, want someone to help you choose between two hotels or simply want a professional to take the confusing process of booking a trip off your hands, come and see us and let our 30 years of experience speak for itself.

So, as we celebrate turning 30, please sit back, relax and let us inspire you to find your next great escape….

Paul Hardwick Group Retail Manager

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A Rather Special Encounter in Croatia's Dalmatia Region

I rarely chat to people sitting next to me on an aeroplane. Usually I am too absorbed with my own holiday plans. And yet, soon after the lady started talking to me, I realised that this was different. She was very friendly and talk flowed effortlessly between us. Anna was travelling to Split with her husband and their two teenage boys and, like me, she too had fallen in love with Croatia. This was to be her third holiday there. I had lost count of how many times I had revisited this amazing country, the beautiful Adriatic coast and islands (fortunately my partner sees the attraction too!). By coincidence, we would all be in Split in one week’s time so we swapped mobile numbers and agreed to meet up at the end and compare notes so to speak. Her crowd were going to join one of the many casual cruisers plying the gorgeous Dalmatian coast and islands for a week’s real chill out treat with lots of sea, swimming and sunbathing. I couldn’t believe it when Anna mentioned the “Agape Rose” – this was the very cruiser that we had travelled on last year, in late September minus the peak season crowds. We had loved it but inwardly, I winced, wondering if her sons (aged 14 and 16) might be bored to tears. Most visitors seem to head south of Split but we had previously done that and had decided to discover the coast to the north of Croatia’s second city using a hire car. Our plans included Sibenik with it’s UNESCO listed Cathedral of St James and St Nicholas Fortress. Stephen, my partner, fancies himself as something of a gourmet and had noticed that Croatia’s second Michelin star restaurant, “Peligrini”, was right there; he had already made a reservation (the first Michelin star eaterie is Monte in Rovinj, in the Istria region). We would then head north, passing through the (hopefully unspoilt) seaside towns of Vodice and Biograd na Moru, before reaching Zadar where we would turn inland and start our journey back to Split via a stop at the famous waterfalls of Krka National Park.

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By Julia Mora

Sibenik was a delight with its beautiful old city founded in the 10th century, we spent several hours at the UNESCO sites and my partner raved (I mean really raved - which is unusual for men) about the food in Pelegrini, with superb levels of cuisine and service. From our next base in Vodice, and bearing picnics, we took the local ferry to the islands of Zlarin and Prvic where we found pretty coves to ourselves. The Hotel Olympia Sky where we stayed was brand sparkling new, resembled a cruise ship in design, had huge rooms and a rooftop a la carte restaurant which Stephen did not want to leave. But we did and found some wonderful little beach bistros offering great value for money. The incredibly named Biograd na Moru (Biograd on Sea) was another find with a hidden old town of twisting narrow streets, artists’ studios-galleries and simple wine bars. We loved them both. And so to Zadar where the blend of contemporary chic sits alongside Roman relics and the extensive city walls which also gained UNESCO status in 2017. We loved that too. Fast-forward seven days and we met up, as planned, with Anna and family in Bokeria restaurant in Split’s old town. Waiters there regaled us about how the cast of the new ‘Mamma Mia’ film favoured the place when passing through Split on their way to film on the island of Vis which was doubling for the Greek island from the original film. “Oh yes, Colin Firth, Meryl Streep, Julie Walters, Pierce Brosnan and others - they were all here – several times” boomed Davor the owner. Had Anna’s boys been bored? On the contrary, they had loved the swimming and diving opportunities and the chance to wander off in the evenings away from their parents in places that were safe yet ultimately “very cool” (their words). When I told Anna about our finds, she grabbed her notebook and, delightfully old fashionedly, said “Julia, can you write it all down for next year please”.

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Prestige Holidays features all of the places mentioned in this article with the exception of the islands of Zlarin and Prvic which can be visited as the writer describes. A seven night stay at the Olympia Sky in Vodice departing from London Gatwick on the 20th September flying to Split starts from £869 per person (2 persons sharing a twin/double room) on a bed and breakfast basis. Price includes return flights with Thomas Cook Airlines, 1 x checked hold bag per person, private return airport-resort transfers and the services of Prestige’s local representative. The same holiday is also available from London Southend flying to Zadar with Flybe for £829 per person.

Explore Croatia and the surrounding islands with Prestige Holidays, local departures available - ask in store for details

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A cruise with Fred. Olsen provides: Comfortable rooms and suites with tv, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities and individually controlled air-conditioning. Tempting cuisine every day throughout your cruise - with five-course à la carte dinners, casual breakfasts, lunch buffets and late-night snacks. Self-service tea and coffee at selected venues, morning coffee with biscuits, and afternoon sandwiches and cakes. In-room sandwiches and snacks.

A wide choice of onboard activities and lectures throughout the day. All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance). Luggage porterage between your room and the drop-off/pick-up point. Flights, as confirmed as part of a fly-cruise holiday. And everything on board is priced in Sterling so you don’t have any worries about currency fluctuations.

All evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, live music and dancing. Captain’s Drinks Party and Gala Buffet. Use of leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis & gym.

Stately St. Petersburg I enjoyed a fantastic four-day cruise through the Baltic to St. Petersburg on board Balmoral. This ship is a nice size and all the staff are amazing. My first ever day at sea was nothing like I expected and a good experience that I won’t forget! I would definitely recommend this trip. St. Petersburg is such an amazing place and spending two days there gives you a great opportunity to see most of the main attractions – and they are definitely worth seeing.

Kerry Saberton, Thorpe Travel

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Cruise to the heart of the Baltic... 14 Nights From

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Australia & the Contrasts of Asia 4th January 2019 - 30 nights Fly/Cruise from London Heathrow on board Black Watch

Brisbane, Australia - Cairns, Australia - Darwin, Australia - Singapore, Singapore - Phuket, Thailand - Kochi, India Goa, India - Mumbai, India - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Interior room from £4,599PP Ocean View room from £5,199PP Balcony room from £7,199PP

Mystery Cruise

23rd March 2019 - 8 nights Departs Dover on board Boudicca If you wish to experience a cruise with a difference, or simply can’t decide where to go next with Fred. Olsen, this exciting eight-night mystery cruise is an ideal getaway.

Interior room from £799PP FREE upgrade to Ocean View room Balcony room from £1,199PP

Christmas Markets

29th November 2019 - 9 nights Departs Southampton on board Balmoral Southampton, United Kingdom - Zeebrugge, Belgium - Cruising Oslofjord, Norway - Oslo, Norway - Copenhagen, Denmark - Warnemünde, Germany - Kiel Canal Transit, Germany - Hamburg, Germany Southampton, United Kingdom

Interior room from £999PP Ocean View room from £1,149PP Balcony room from £1,499PP

Voyage to the Islands of the Caribbean 3rd December 2019 - 16 nights Departs Southampton on board Braemar

Southampton, United Kingdom - Ponta Delgada, Portugal - Philipsburg, St Maarten, Netherlands Antilles - St John’s, Antigua and Barbuda - Basseterre, St Kitts - Castries, St. Lucia - St George’s, Grenada - Bridgetown, Barbados

Interior room from £1,599PP Ocean View room from £1,849PP Balcony room from £2,349PP

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Baltic

Western Mediterranean

Inside from £1,289PP

Inside from £1,149PP

Departing Southampton 13th May 2019 14 Nights on board Aurora

Outside from £1,599PP

Outside from £1,419PP

Balcony from £1,899PP

Balcony from £1,679PP

Plus FREE onboard spending money

Plus FREE onboard spending money

up to £620 per cabin or FREE Car Parking or FREE Coach Transfers

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Departing Southampton 6th October 2019 14 Nights on board Ventura

up to £620 per cabin or FREE Car Parking or FREE Coach Transfers

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Turn winter into summer

It's always sunny somewhere, and we'll take you there. We all know that feeling when your summer holiday’s about to end: you’d give anything to make it last longer. Well, the good news is, it’s always sunny somewhere in the world, and P&O Cruises can take you there. We’ll even give you extra onboard spending money, so you can add even more summertime sparkle to your holiday memories.

The charming harbour & cobbled lanes of Guernsey Our retail managment team spent two nights on board Ventura in June this year on a mini escape to Guernsey. This ship was in great shape having recently been refurbished. The dining on board was of a very good standard and the specialty dining was fantastic, this coupled with great entertainment meant there was plenty to see and do for a fun packed break.

Retail Management Team, UK

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Caribbean

Fly/Cruise from Selected UK Airports 18th November 2019 10 Nights on board Oceana

Fly/Cruise from Selected UK Airports 30th November 2019 15 Nights on board Azura

Inside from £1,099PP

Inside from £1,399PP

Outside from £1,369PP

Outside from £1,659PP

Balcony from £1,689PP

Balcony from £2,049PP

Plus FREE onboard spending

Plus FREE onboard spending

money up to £490 per cabin

money up to £700 per cabin

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Your Classic Collection Holiday

can include return flights from your selected departure airport, private transfers to and from your hotel, accommodation and room basis as stated.

Classic Collection Holidays – the award-winning independent specialist tour operator, celebrating 30 years in the travel industry. With luxury tailor-made holidays and a friendly and knowledgeable service. Classic Collection will create your holiday with the minimum of fuss. Specialising in a range of destinations including the Mediterranean, Canary Islands, Adriatic Coast, Caribbean, North Africa and European lakes & mountains. They feature four and five-star luxury hotels that have been carefully selected for their location, sophistication and first-class service, whether travelling as a family or looking for an adults-only holiday. With totally flexible flying options – any airport, any day - free concierge service, including restaurant reservations and private tours, plus private transfers in resort, you can feel relaxed and safe in the knowledge that every detail will be taken care of. Celebrating 30 years of trading, they enjoy a highly acclaimed and award-winning reputation within the travel industry and due to our long-standing relationships with hoteliers, airlines, car hire and transfer companies, we are able to negotiate the best rates for our customers. This means that, as well as delivering exemplary service, we bring you competitive prices; backed by our Price Promise guarantee. Plus, with Classic Collection, there are loyalty rewards for all customers travelling with them again.

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Morocco

Madeira

Just a four-hour flight from the United Kingdom, Morocco encapsulates the exoticism of far more distant lands. The towering Rif and Atlas Mountains proved historically to be an impenetrable barrier to successive invaders, thereby preserving the lifestyle and language of an indigenous Berber population who have added a richness and unique cultural depth to this Mediterranean country. Morocco holidays are a truly encapsulating way to discover this fantastic country.

The island is 35 miles long and 16 miles wide and its subtropical climate and moderate rainfall provide an environment where lush vegetation prevails and exotic flowers bloom all year. The water temperature is also pleasant year-round due to the warming influences of the Gulf Stream. Although there are no golden sand beaches, the island boasts a few manmade beaches and there are numerous lidos and wonderful hotel pools overlooking the ocean or situated in magnificent tropical gardens. These make Madeira holidays an ideal choice for sun worshippers.

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Tailor-made luxury from the leading independent specialist holiday company

ALL INCLUSIVE BASIS

Fly from Stansted

£899 per person

Fly from Gatwick

£975 per person

Morocco

May 2018-April 2019

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BED & BREAKFAST BASIS 2017/18

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Madeira

2018/19

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Canary Islands

Italy

An exotic land not too far from home; the Canary Islands are an eclectic mix of dramatic landscapes, paradise beaches and a lush island charm. Just 100km from the coast of Morocco, these Spanish islands are blessed with year-round warmth and beautiful weather. Each island is different and flaunts its own unique personality. Discover moonlike volcanic landscapes, striking sand dunes and breath-taking crystal clear waters. Not only that, the islands are packed with fun things to do including stargazing, water sports, dolphin watching, rock climbing, hiking, volcano tours, historical sites, wine tasting or simply enjoying the beautiful beaches.

Owing to its fabulous climate, enviable gastronomy, fantastic wines, beautiful scenery, magnificent architecture and rich heritage, Italy has long been a favoured haunt for British travellers. The perfect destination for all holiday-makers. With so many stunning locations, whether a city break, trip to the lakes or relaxing on the beach, Italy has something for everyone.

13th September 2018

27th September 2018

Stay 7 nights 4* Green Garden Resort & Suites, Tenerife

Stay 4 nights at the 4* The Duke Hotel, Rome

Tailor-made luxury from the leading independent specialist holiday company

BED & BREAKFAST BASIS

BED & BREAKFAST BASIS

Fly from Stansted

Fly from Gatwick

£659 per person

£899 per person

Italy

2018

Cities, Lakes, Sorrento & Amalfi Coast, Capri & Ischia, Adriatic Riviera, Tuscany, Puglia, Portofino & Liguria, Sicily, Aeolian Islands, Sardinia

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£947 per person

January-December 2018

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£678 per person

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a i d n I g n Inspiri Indulge yourself in India

Wendy Wu

I was incredibly lucky enough to be invited to join a fantastic tour taking in Delhi, Agra, Jaipur & Ranthambore with Wendy Wu. It was a dream come true to visit this beautiful, diverse country and take in the temples, the sounds & smells of bustling Old-Delhi, the pink city of Jaipur, spot the tigers in their natural habitat and to take in the true life of India – the good and sometimes not so. Enjoying some amazing traditional Indian dishes, and topping the trip off with a visit to the breathtaking Taj Mahal this really is a trip of a lifetime.

Be inspired by the classic sights of the Golden Triangle, discovering delightful Udaipur and searching for tigers at Ranthambore. Add some of Rajasthan's hidden gems and you have the ideal first-time holiday in India.

Vicky Bell, Norwich

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Marvellous Mauritius

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Each Beachcomber hotel is uniquely different yet shares the same personal and friendly service. At all Beachcomber hotels in Mauritius you’ll find soothing spas, fun children’s clubs, spectacular water sports and not forgetting luxury accommodation. Get married in Mauritius and not only can you choose from two great wedding packages, you’ll also benefit from the fact that they have one wedding a day. 12

Perfect for weddings, honeymooners, families, golfers, water sports enthusiasts, wildlife lovers, to be honest there is a location and hotel to suit everyone. Must do trips: Sunset Catamaran cruise, swimming with wild dolphins, snorkelling, Island Tour, the rum tasting was good fun.

Madeleine Mayes, Felixstowe

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E LL IV A US L C IN

With palm-fringed beaches, crystal clear lagoons and an exotic mix of culture and cuisine, Mauritius will enchant all those who visit. Beachcomber was the first hotel company on the island, so they were able to choose the finest locations for their eight hotels.

Mauritius stands out as one of my top destinations for many reasons. The stunning scenery, the backdrop of Le Morne mountain, the palm fringed pristine white beaches, turquoise waters and clear blue skies, truly a paradise island. All this coupled with fabulous hospitality, delicious cuisine, amongst the most luxurious and spacious accommodation I have ever stayed in.

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A New Approach to River Cruising Great Rail Journeys introduce their brand-new 2019 charter cruises, sailing along the beautiful Rhine and Danube rivers on some of the finest 5-star vessels on Europe’s waterways. They’ve created a selection of well-rounded itineraries, from ensuring daylight sailing through some of the most beautiful scenery to the little touches that make your experience the pinnacle of comfort.

PICK UP THE LATEST BROCHURE From your first call until your journey home, they'll be right there to make sure your cruise goes without a hitch from start to finish. And, with included excursions, meals and travel, you don't have to worry about a holiday budget, just enjoy everything that's been planned exclusively for you.

It's often the little things that mark the difference between ordinary and extraordinary, which is why they go the extra mile to make sure each detail is taken care of.

They know that one size fits all doesn't work for holidays, so when you book a Great Rail Journeys charter cruise you'll enjoy a choice of travel options including; the option to fly or travel by rail (in first or standard-class), or take a short escorted tour before the start of your cruise.

Five-Star Tulips Cruise

Glacier Express & Five-Star Rhine Cruise

8 Days from £1,495PP Departing 12 April 2019

11 Days from £1,995PP

Departures between 14 May and 21 September 2019

WHAT’S INCLUDED •Escorted throughout your cruise by an onboard Cruise Manager and Cruise Director •Escorted by a UK Tour Manager from London St Pancras to embarkation, and from disembarkation back to London •7-night cruise on board the Amadeus Silver II •Breakfast, lunch and dinner every day of your cruise •Excursion to the spectacular Keukenhof Gardens •Excursion to the Battlefields of Ypres •City tours of Ghent, Bruges and Antwerp •Unique flexible excursions allowing you to choose how you spend your day including: A tour of Amsterdam, a journey on the Medemblik Steam Train, an excursion to the Hartenstein Airbourne Museum and a visit to the Dutch Open Air Museum •Enjoy talks on board ship from television personality Charlie Dimmock and army veteran and battlefields expert Colonel Piers Storie-Pugh OBE •We offer a Standard Class and First Class rail options for departures on this tour

WHAT’S INCLUDED •Escorted throughout your cruise by an onboard Cruise Manager and Cruise Director •Escorted by a UK Tour Manager from London St Pancras to embarkation, and from disembarkation back to London •3 nights' hotel accommodation and 7 nights cruise on board the Amadeus Silver II or III •10 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 9 dinner •Journey on the stunning Glacier Express to Zermatt •Journey on the Gornegrat Mountain Railway and time at the summit •The Drachensfelbahn, Heidelberg, Speyer, Rudesheim, Koblenz, Cologne and the Rhine Gorge •Unique flexible excursions allowing you to choose how you spend your day including: Tours of Amsterdam and of Strasbourg, a visit to the Black Forest and a journey on the Medemblik Steam Train. •We offer a Standard Class and First Class rail options for departures on this tour

Book with 100% confidence, flight-inclusive holidays are ATOL or ABTOT protected, non flight-inclusive holidays are protected by ABOT. Dates and prices are subject to availability. Prices shown are per person, based on 2 people sharing C4 Classic Stateroom cabin. Prices may change prior to and after publication. Terms and conditions apply.

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Pompeii, Paestum & Herculaneum

8 days from £899 Oct 2018 – Nov 2019 departures “The Amalfi Coast and Mount Vesuvius offer stunning backdrops as you explore a trio of exceptional archaeological sites.” Flights available from: Stansted & Gatwick

As you explore new lands and discover new cultures, you’ll experience moments that will make you gasp in amazement, laugh out loud and even move you to tears. To top it all off, you’ll be sharing those moments with like-minded travellers, what could be better than that? You deserve a holiday of a lifetime and it’s our pleasure to deliver it.

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10 days from £1,599 Oct 2018 – Nov 2019 departures “If you want to delve deeper into India's fascinating culture and history, this is the tour for you. Discover the many highlights of Delhi before heading to Agra and ticking off the world-famous Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Keep your fingers crossed for plenty of wildlife sightings on safari in Ranthambore National Park and then enjoy a visit to the 'Pink City' of Jaipur and nearby Amber Fort. An overnight stay in a restored 200-year-old fort rounds off your journey and adds a touch of luxury at the end of your holiday.” Flights available from Heathrow

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Costa de la Luz 8 days from

£1,199

Oct 2018 – Oct 2019 departures

“Traditional in style and pace, the Costa de la Luz is well placed for easy access to an array of Spain's highlights. Head to Andalucia's regional capital, Seville, discover the Columbus Trail and relax on sun-kissed beaches.” Flights available from Luton & Gatwick

New York City

5 days from

£1,999

Sep 2018 – Dec 2019 departures

“From the iconic sights of the Empire State Building and Times Square to the quirks of Grand Central Station and the sparkle of Fifth Avenue, as you explore New York, this wonderful city will exceed all your expectations.” Flights available from Heathrow

These holidays aren't just for single people, they're for anyone who wants to travel solo. So if you want to experience a new destination in good company or feel it's time to do something that's just for you and you don't want to travel with your partner or friend, a Just You holiday will be perfect. PICK UP YOUR COPY OF THE LATEST BROCHURE - TODAY!

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Free classic drinks package for two & unlimited wi-fi plus free soft drinks package & wi-fi for additional guests*

Celebrity Cruises® opens up the world, enabling you to sail beyond your own borders to over 300 destinations across all seven continents. Book an eligible Ocean View stateroom or above before 29 August 2018 on select sailings departing June 2018 through to April 2020, and you’ll enjoy: • A FREE Classic Drinks Package for two, worth up to £1,400* • An UNLIMITED Wi-Fi package for two, worth up to £460* • A FREE Soft Drinks Package and unlimited Wi-Fi for additional guests within the same stateroom, worth up to £456pp* TO OPEN UP THE WORLD, POP INTO YOUR LOCAL STORE AND PICK UP A BROCHURE...

Western Mediterranean 10th June 2019 - 12 Nights On board Celebrity Infinity® Fly/Cruise from Selected UK Airports

£1,989 Ocean View Stateroom from £2,439 Veranda Stateroom from £2,999 Interior Stateroom from

Fares include Flights, Transfers and Gratuities

BOOK AN OCEANVIEW STATEROOM OR ABOVE & RECEIVE A CLASSIC DRINKS PACKAGE + FREE WIFI

Dalmatian Coast & Italy 10th October 2019 - 10 Nights On board Celebrity Constellation® Fly/Cruise from Selected UK Airports

£1,779 Ocean View Stateroom from £2,239 Veranda Stateroom from £2,649 Interior Stateroom from

Fares include Flights, Transfers and Gratuities

BOOK AN OCEANVIEW STATEROOM OR ABOVE & RECEIVE A CLASSIC DRINKS PACKAGE + FREE WIFI

Terms and conditions apply, ask for details. * Savings vary by cruise length. Saving calculated based on two people for a 14 night sailing.

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Elvis Presley's Memphis, New Orleans & Nashville Departing: Aug 2018 – Dec 2020

8 days from £1559 per person* Highlights & Inclusions:

•Visiting Montgomery, the resting place of country legend Hank Williams •Journeying through the sleepy countryside of Alabama •Spending two nights in New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz •The atmosphere of New Orleans' famous French Quarter •Visiting Elvis's tiny birthplace in Tupelo, Mississippi •Exploring cotton capital Memphis, Tennessee, once home to The King •Memphis' "home of the blues" and famous Beale Street •Discovering Nashville, the world capital of country music •Visiting Chattanooga of "choo-choo" fame •Seven nights' room-only accommodation at a series of good-quality hotels in Montgomery (1 night), New Orleans (2), Memphis (2) and Nashville (2), plus one night on the plane •Return flights from your chosen UK airport to Atlanta •Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel and transfers •The services of a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Infused with the magic and mystique, the sights and especially the sounds of the South, this wonderful holiday begins in Georgia and sweeps through the world of WC Handy, Robert Johnson, ‘Fats’ Domino, Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton and, of course, Elvis Presley. Crammed full of highlights, it takes in New Orleans, the laid-back ‘Big Easy’, Tupelo, the ‘King’s’ birthplace and Memphis, where he made his home, and finally heads to guitarpickin’, banjo-playin’ songwriters’ Mecca Nashville, Tennessee. *From price based on 6th November 2018, departing from London Heathrow.

A dream... perhaps long-held. As yet unfulfilled. A place, a sensation, an experience, read about, seen on a screen, described by friends…

"Must do, must see"

Pick up a brochure – this brochure. Start to make that dream come true. Whichever places visited, whatever sights, smells, tastes experienced, people encountered, fun and laughter had, rest and relaxation enjoyed, you’ll return enriched and rewarded, with a treasurechest of memories to share with others. Tales to tell... The best travel stories –

Canada's Maple Leaf Trail

yours – begin when you choose

10 days from £1399 per person*

Departing: Sept 2018 – Oct 2020

One of the world’s greatest natural wonders, some memorably scenic journeys and a quartet of stunning, contrasting cities guarantee the enduring appeal of this fully escorted tour. Beginning with Niagara’s tumult, you then take in warm and welcoming waterfront Toronto with its sky-piercing CN Tower, Canada’s historic capital Ottawa, on the Rideau Canal, glorious Montréal, French Canada’s capital of style, and finally picturesque Québec City, North America’s only walled settlement, where the New World still resembles the Old. Highlights & Inclusions: •Gaze in awe at tumultuous Niagara Falls •Wander waterfront Toronto, on the shore of Lake Ontario •Travel through stunning scenery along the shores of Lake Ontario •Explore Victorian Ottawa, the elegant Canadian capital •Journey into the French Canadian province of Quebec •Stay in stylish and sophisticated Montreal •Visit charming, UNESCO-listed Quebec City •Eight nights' room-only accommodation at a series of good-quality hotels in Niagara Falls (2 nights), Toronto (2), Ottawa (1) & Montreal (3) •Return flights from the UK to Toronto •Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel throughout •Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager *From price based on 14th October 2018, departing from London Gatwick

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RIVIERA TRAVEL • 2018/2019 RIVER CRUISE COLLECTION

Incredible holidays with a difference

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Discover the Danube’s awe-inspiring sights on a relaxing five-star river cruise from Budapest to the Black Sea. Or explore a vastly different side of Italy in Sardinia, where the unspoilt hinterland reveals charming villages steeped in tradition. With Riviera Travel, the journey is every bit as enjoyable as the destination – and you can visit more than 140 of them. Every detail of your holiday is carefully considered by their experts – they may recommend a route less travelled for a closer look at local life, or select a lesserknown boutique hotel for its charming hospitality. Enjoy unrivalled personal service from the friendly team, who can be easily reached at any time. The experienced tour managers are with you all the way, and expert guides offer a depth of understanding and passion no guide book could match. These holidays include so much: insightful guided tours with local experts, return journeys with regional departures, hotel transfers, hand-picked accommodation and all taxes. Throughout your journey, our experienced tour managers – some of the best in the industry – are with you all the way. Award-winning reputation Since inception in 1984, Riviera Travel have been consistently recognised for outstanding service, value and quality. Book with confidence – the Riviera Travel Price Promise guarantees there are never any hidden charges or fees to be added later.

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The world. Within reach. 2018 & 2019 R I V E R C RU I SE C OL L EC T ION

FA S C I N AT I N G T O U R S F O R T H E D I S C E R N I N G T R AV E L L E R 2018 & 2019

PLUS T H E A D R I AT I C COA S T BY YACH T • M ED IT ER R A N E A N S M A L L S H I PS • M ED IT ER R A N E A N TA L L S H I PS Q U EEN M A RY 2 T R A NS AT L A N T I C CRU IS E S & TO U R S • M EKO N G & G A N G E S R I V ER CRU IS E S

The Blue Danube - Vienna, Budapest & Salzburg Eight days from only £1,099PP Unwind on our magical river cruise and enjoy an escorted tour to imperial Budapest, the Pearl of the Danube. See Bratislava, Esztergom, Melk, Salzburg and unforgettable Vienna along the course of Eastern Europe’s mightiest river.

Selected departures up to October 2018 and April to October 2019

Sardinia - Alghero, Costa Smeralda & Corsica Eight days from only £899PP Experience another side of Italy, where pristine beaches nestle on dazzling coastlines and all across the unspoilt hinterland are prehistoric settlements, as well as traditional villages inhabited by fiercely independent yet wonderfully warm locals – even the cuisine has its own identity. Selected departures from April to October 2019

Budapest to The Black Sea Gems of Eastern Europe Fifteen days from only £2,499PP On this incredible journey through the Balkans, discover extraordinary scenery, and explore the architectural and cultural heritage of towns and cities that are steeped in history and tradition, once beyond the Iron Curtain.

Selected departures from April to September 2019

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Australia's

diverse natural and cultural landscape is simply awe-inspiring... From the endless space & changing colours of the outback to the contrasting colours of the Top End, the big city excitement of Sydney & Melbourne to the underwater wonderland of the Great Barrier Reef and miles of sun-loving coast in between. Add to this 40,000 years of indigenous history and wildlife you never thought existed, and the warmth of the local people which will stay with you long after you return home.

Australia, New Zealand & the South Pacific New Zealand

is a land of diverse regions and landscapes stretching across two main and a myriad of small off-shore islands; a multi-cultural nation of people with a vibrant embracing culture, inspired by ancient traditions and pioneering adventurers, a nation which does innovation with enthusiasm and hospitality with heart. With majestic fjords waiting to be explored and towering mountains cloaking wide open spaces of untouched wilderness. A mystical place of rolling hills, boiling mud pools, ancient rainforest, myths & legends.

Australia

Both these lands ANZCRO proudly call home!

8 Days Darwin to Adelaide including the Ghan Expedition From £3,129 per person twin share This is an epic once-in-a-lifetime tour that will take you to some of the most remote yet captivating parts of Australia in style and luxury. This journey also includes 4 nights’ hotel accommodation in Darwin and Adelaide, a day tour to the Kakadu National Park & return airport transfers, with the highlight being the 4-day journey on board the Ghan Expedition allowing you to experience the very best Australia has to offer (including a choice of off-train excursions). Once you arrive into Adelaide, enjoy a true South Australian food and wine experience on a full-day tour to the McLaren Vale.

New Zealand 10 Day Southern Encounter From £3,519 per person twin share Embrace the wonders of New Zealand in genuine comfort & style on board this luxury intimate small group tour. Featuring handpicked boutique hotels, luxury lodges, overnight cruises, sightseeing and food & wine experiences your New Zealand journey will be one you will savour for a lifetime. Tour includes two-night stays in Queenstown, Dunedin & Christchurch, the Tranz Alpine Rail Journey, overnight cruise on Doubtful Sound & much more. Please enquire for a full itinerary.

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As a company, we invest heavily in the knowledge and expertise of our

Meet our team of highly staff by sending them all over the world on educational experiences. experienced & knowledgeable This, coupled with their own passion for travel, tells us we have some of the most well-travelled staff in the business and that is what ensures travel professionals; offering we are best-placed to arrange your next adventure... we are also able to first class service give you complete peace of mind when travelling away from home.

Ipswich in store at COES Nicola Atkinson

Ipswich in store at COES Gemma Deakin

Ipswich in store at COES Susanne Sutton

Ipswich in store at COES Annie Clougherty

Felixstowe Kerrie Lake

Felixstowe Linda Fowler

Felixstowe Gemma Hopkins

Felixstowe Madeleine Mayes

Felixstowe Leah Johnson

Bury St. Edmunds Mark Scrivener

Bury St. Edmunds Lindsay Cutting

Bury St. Edmunds Melanie Wells

Bury St. Edmunds Stacie Harvey

Colchester Lisa Robinson

Colchester Claire Bradford

Colchester Zoe Holmes

Colchester Laura Allan

Colchester Melissa Bidwell

Norwich in store at JARROLD Emma Livermore

Norwich in store at JARROLD Vicky Bell

Norwich in store at JARROLD Elodie Pethybridge

Norwich in store at JARROLD Lucy Bexfield

Norwich in store at JARROLD Melissa Hammond

Norwich Thorpe Travel Lorna Neale

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Norwich Thorpe Travel Donna Hardwick

Norwich Thorpe Travel Cerys Forder

Westbourne Gareth Duggan

Westbourne Charlotte Robson

Westbourne Ray Moye

Westbourne & in store at Beales Helen Apps

Bournemouth in store at BEALES Jane Kolowski

Bournemouth in store at BEALES Clare Ruffell

Christchurch Alison Maccarty

Christchurch Tom Holland

Christchurch David Hayford-Hobbs

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Christchurch Leanne Kennedy

Lymington Sarah Tonks

Lymington Samantha O’Connor

Lymington Mike Gay

Lymington Sally Jones

Dorchester Travel Nigel Alexander

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Dorchester Travel Jack Lawford

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Business Travel Manager Donna Bowers

Assistant Business Travel Manager Lorraine Brown

Business Travel Consultant Lizzie Parkin

Business Travel Consultant Vickie-Marie King

Administrator Teresa Hardwick

Business Travel Consultant Vicki Platten

Managing Director Steve Williams

Finance Director Anthony Moore

Group Retail Manager Paul Hardwick

Marketing Manager Sharon Ingle

Marketing Assistant Jenna Chinery

WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING TO EXPAND OUR TEAM

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Business Development Exec Karen Jones

Cruise Development Manager Rachel Brinkley

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ven if you don’t consider yourself to be much of a foodie, food plays an important role in any holiday. Some like to shape their travels around trying new dishes, whilst others just use a country’s cuisine to fuel their sightseeing but, either way, tasting a destination is one of the best ways to get to know it. Here are some world-renowned culinary delights that you should definitely try if you find yourself in that part of the world.

Poutine, Canada

Goulash, Hungary Practically every local restaurant in Hungry has its own version of goulash on the menu and this popular national dish is certainly a winner. Especially good on a cold winter’s night, this hearty mix of beef, onions, garlic and every Hungarian’s favourite spice, paprika, will warm your heart, fill your stomach and put a big smile on your face.

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Poutine is never going to win any prizes for being healthy, but it deserves its place on our list for being comfort food at its best. Chips are topped with cheese curds and lashings of think gravy to create a delicious mound of goodness that can be eaten either as a side dish or as the main event. Some versions add bacon and other toppings but the original is often the best.

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14 nts Canadian Rockies & Vancouver with Titan, based on direct flights from Heathrow with Air Canada departing 9/05/19

A Taste l e v a r T r o f

Terms and conditions apply. All prices are based on two people sharing.

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Pasteis de Nata, Portugal

Pho, Vietnam

You may recognise these sweet tartlets from the counter in Nandos but these are the real deal. The official recipe is protected so only a few chefs in Portugal know the secret, leading to slight variations cropping up in cities like Lisbon and Porto. What all these little egg custard tarts have in common, though, is the fact that they are heavenly. It’s that slight zing created by a sprinkling of cinnamon that really tops them off.

Pronounced ‘fuh’, Vietnam’s national dish sums up the humble nature of food in the country. Don’t let its simplicity fool you, though, there is a lot happening in a bowl of pho. Beef bones are simmered on a low heat for hours in order to make the perfect broth, which then serves as a welcoming bath for the noodles to soak in. Spring onions are then added, along with fresh herbs and a small amount of meat (usually beef).

Tr y it y ou r s el f. .. 4 nights in stunning Lisbon...

From Based on return flights from Gatwick with EasyJet inc. hotel/breakfast departing 18/03/19

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Sauerbraten, Germany Germany is known for its hearty dishes that turn humble ingredients into flavourful meals. One such example is sauerbraten, which could be described as the country’s take on a Sunday roast. Beef is marinated in a mixture of onions, cloves, vinegar, bay leaves and water for around 48 hours before being cooked low and slow for 4 hours. A gravy made from gingersnap biscuits and the marinade is then poured over the top to help give the dish that recognisable sour taste. It’s usually served with potato dumplings and a healthy portion of red cabbage.

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£639

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5 days Riviera Travel Tour, based on direct flights from Gatwick with EasyJet departing 29/05/19

In Argentina, asado is not just a way of cooking, it’s a way of life. The term refers to the process of cooking food on an open-fire grill called a parrilla, BBQ style. Various cuts of meat are placed over the flame and attended to with diligence by the ‘asador’. This traditional, social way of cooking is how Argentinians get together at the weekends, but there are also restaurants based around this theme where you can watch the asador at work and then enjoy the juicy results.

From

10 days Journey Latin America tour based on direct flights from Heathrow inc. hotel stays, excursions & transfers departing 28/02/19

From

£3,290

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21 days Vietnam & Cambodia Discovery with Wendy Wu, based on return flights from Heathrow with Vietnam Airlines departing 23/11/18

Tagine, Morocco If you stroll through the streets of Morocco you will see these simmering away on the stalls of street food markets and in the kitchens of upmarket restaurants, but there are many different types to sink your teeth into. Lamb tagine is definitely a favourite but chicken with the citrusy punch of lemon is also widely eaten.

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Based on direct flights from Heathrow with Royal Air Maroc inc. 5 nts hotel/breakfast departing 8/10/18

If you would like to let your taste

buds guide you around the world, we can help to send you on a culinary adventure. Contact us today to book with a trusted travel agent.

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What makes Titan the perfect choice for your next escorted touring holiday ? The very best range of escorted holidays

Titan offers three times as many itineraries as other escorted tour operators, visiting almost 100 countries and every continent!

UK-only holiday makers

Titan holidays are only on sale in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, unlike several competitors whose tours originate outside the UK and which therefore attract a multi-national clientele. So Titan tours can be carefully, imaginatively crafted for British holidaymakers.

The original and still the best holiday home transfers*

Titan is still the only escorted tours operator to offer free home transfers on every itinerary and every departure date with no mileage supplement to pay. They are also the only escorted tour operator to offer free regional flights and home transfers for customers in northern England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man and Channel Islands.

Titan’s price promise

Titan’s price promise protects early bookers. Once you have paid a deposit, they will never apply supplements to the holiday price. If they subsequently reduce the price of a holiday to below what has been paid, the difference is automatically refunded in cash.

Travel solo but never alone

With a superb range of no and low single supplement holidays, Titan is always working to enhance the solo travel experience and reduce the cost for the traveller. Travelling solo can be a great adventure which is why a Titan tour is perfect for those who favour the safety and security of hassle-free travel, seeking out new experiences and destinations. There is a good selection of low/no single supplements plus dedicated solo departures in Titan’s brand new Worldwide 2019 brochure.

Multi award-winning holidays

In addition to a number of travel agent accolades, Titan won 15 British Travel Awards in 2017 including 10 gold. Titan is also very proud to have a 97% overall customer satisfaction rate.

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*excludes the essential collection

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Rockies & Alaska Grand Discovery Including the exciting Ice Explorer ride at Columbia Icefield 18 days from £3349pp* Includes 22 meals and 5 excursions Departs May – September 2019

India’s Golden Triangle

With Ranthambore National Park 10 days from £1649pp* Includes 18 meals and 10 excursions Departs January – November 2019 *Lead in price is based on 5 April 2019 departure.

*Lead in price is based on 11 September 2019.

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Sensational South Africa

Sicily – Jewel of the Mediterranean

*Lead in price is based on 21 February 2019.

*Lead in price is based on 24 September, 1 October 2019.

Kruger, Cape Town and the Garden Route 14 days from £2549pp* Includes 16 meals and 10 excursions Departs January – November 2019

Visiting Mount Etna and the Valley of the Temples 10 days from £1449pp* Departs April – October 2019

*Prices quoted are per person. Spaces are limited at these prices, subject to change and will be confirmed upon enquiry.

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Look where e've been! w Venturing To Venice

I got the chance to travel to Venice and returned via the iconic Orient Express. Our trip included virtually everything. We had a guided tour of the Doges Palace; a visit to the island of Murano, where we had a private demonstration of glass blowing; and then a trip to the island of Burano. The buildings are all painted in bright colours and the island has a lovely feel to it! Perfect for celebrating special occasions.

Classical Rhine We sampled the delights of the Amadeus Silver II from Basel to Amsterdam. We loved Strasbourg with its magnificent cathedral and the historic area of “Petit France”, and Rudesheim, the beautiful town on the banks of the Rhine famous for the mechanical music cabinet museum and the pretty “Drosselgasse”. A river cruise is truly a stunning way to experience these wonderful destinations. The food, wine and service were first-class and totally exceeded all of my expectations.

Wendy Dowe, Dorchester Travel

Tr y it y ou rs el f. .. visit Venice and ride the Orient... 3 nights From

£2,998

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Sarah Tonks, Lymington

Based on a 1-way flight, 2 ngts hotel, transfers, 1-night on the Orient Express in Mar/Apr/Nov

Tr y it yo ur se lf ...

cruise along the Rhine...

7 nights From

£1,229

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Based on C-4 Haydn departing on the 29/03/19

Camping in Kenya From singing and dancing with the Masai Mara to the walking safari when a giraffe crossed our path, we left no stone unturned. We visited Hell’s Gate which is where Disney producers visited to get inspiration for the Lion King film. The feeling when walking through the gorge was incredible. Seeing a lion having a snooze under a bush sheltering from the hot African sun, an experience I will never forget.

Elodie Pethybridge, Norwich

Try it you rse lf. ..

Enjoy the Kenya Wildlife Safari... 8 days From

£870

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Price is land tour only based on 20/10/18

Sampling Symphony of the Seas I was lucky enough to be one of the first to sail on board the brand new Symphony of the Seas! I struggle to sit still for too long and this place is perfect for someone like me as there is plenty to do – lots of options and variety. The Aqua Nation show was seriously impressive. The high dives were dizzying and there was a moment when two men walked on a tightrope high above the venue. I also enjoyed the Hairspray show in the theatre. The quality of performance was great; they had some really talented singers and dancers. I would recommend this trip to those travelling as a family with children, they would benefit from the large range of activities and the great kids’ clubs with their extensive range of facilities.

Donna Hardwick, Thorpe Travel

Cruise the Eastern Caribbean...

Tr y it y ou r s el f. ..

7 nights From

£875

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Price is cruise only departing Miami on 5/01/19

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Danube Delights

LEADING THE WAY IN RIVER CRUISING

I recently experienced my first ever river cruise on board the beautiful AmaSonata. I fell in love with each quaint, charming little town and village along the way. In each port there is the chance to enjoy bus tours, guided walks, cycling and occasionally tasting the local food. AmaWaterways use tour guides who live locally and really know the history behind each town, giving incredible insight to the past. The onboard experience is amazing, the staff are so friendly and the evening meal each night was always something to look forward to, cooked to perfection and presented exquisitely. Cruising the Danube was an unforgettable experience, unlike anything I’ve ever done before. I highly recommend a river cruise for people who love to see the beautiful hidden gems of a country, and the stunning scenic views in-between.

ur staff have experienced some of the best resorts and destinations the world has to offer, giving them a wealth of first-hand knowledge and expertise. They are incredibly passionate about travelling and can utilise their own personal experiences to help you find the holiday of your dreams. Whatever you are looking for, be it a first-time cruise, family holiday, a romantic getaway or city break, chances are our staff will know exactly what to recommend! Here’s a look at just a few of their recent adventures. Visit us online to read more...

Jenna Chinery, Ipswich

Try it you rse lf.. .

cruise the magnificent Danube...

7 nights From

PLUS

Sampling Saga

fly to Europe for just £99

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Dining In Dubai

I was lucky enough to stay in two of Dubai’s best hotels. I loved the One & Only Royal Mirage, it has a very Arabian feel to it. We relaxed for the morning in the sunshine. Eventually, we moved to The Atlantis on the Palm via Rolls Royce transfer. The hotel is massive and very American in style and so reminded us of a hotel in Las Vegas. There are many bars and restaurants on offer to suit all tastes, age groups and budgets. I enjoyed every part of this trip but, for me, eating in the most amazing restaurants has to be a highlight.

Christine Caldwell, Dorchester

Tr y it yo ur se lf ...

Visit Germany's Christmas Markets...

£753

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Based on Romantic Danube departing 29/03/19

I got to try Saga Cruises for the first time on a trip to some of the German Christmas markets. It was lovely visiting the various Christmas markets, and Bremen was the highlight. A traditional German Christmas market, it had such a wide variety of stalls and entertainment, with the locals offering us such a warm welcome to their city.

6 nights From

£2,159

Claire Bradford, Colchester

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Based on Festive Hamburg sailing from Portsmouth departing 04/12/18

Discover Dubai...

3 nights From

Based on 3 ngts bed + breakfast with flights from Heathrow departing 27/09/18

£642

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An Amazing Argentinian Adventure Some highlights from my trip to Argentina include the escorted city tour of Buenos Aires with our amazing guide Sandra, who I would highly recommend. We also had a full day’s tour of the Perito Moreno Glacier, and visited a cookery school for some wine tasting and empanada making, the latter being a local delicacy in Argentina. It was so much fun and a great way to socialise whilst enjoying a wonderful meal. I had the most amazing trip to Argentina and will now recommend this as a diverse destination that’s suitable for all types of holidaymaker.

Charlotte Robson, Westbourne

Tr y it yo ur se lf ...

Take a tour across Argentina...

15 nights From

Based on Splendors of South America group tour, 15 ngts, departing 7/03/2019

£3,995

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Terms and conditions apply. All prices are based on two people sharing.

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Time to find the perfect holiday for you... At SAGA, they understand that everyone wants to experience the world in their own way and that’s why they offer a fantastic choice of holiday styles. From hotel stays all over the world, thrilling escorted tours for the adventurous, to both ocean and river cruises for those who want to kick back and unwind. SAGA have something to suit every type of traveller. They also offer special interest holidays, great for those who have just discovered a new hobby or want to indulge a lifelong passion, all expertly planned and providing fantastic value too. On top of all this, there are options for the single traveller, all-inclusive holidays, themed getaways, Christmas breaks and much more. Pop into your local store to find out more about booking your next SAGA holiday.

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Experience the natural splendour of Uganda, the Pearl of Africa Gorillas of Uganda NEW TOUR

11 nights, including 2 overnight flights, from ÂŁ3799PP Enjoy a 9-night tour of Uganda, including gorilla trekking and chimpanzee tracking; hike in the Rwenzori mountains; cruise the Kazinga Channel and explore Mburo National Park.

Includes... 27 meals: 9 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 9 dinners VIP door-to-door travel service Optional travel insurance Return flights and transfers Porterage at all hotels and lodges Local expert guide Tourist visa for full British Citizens resident in the UK

Excursions and visits Chimpanzee tracking and Bigodi Swamp walk Day hike on Mount Rwenzori Game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park Kazinga Channel boat ride Game drive in Ishasha Gorilla trekking in Bwindi National Park with personal porter Visit Lake Mburo National Park Nature walk in Mburo National Park

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On a voyage with Oceania Cruises, each day offers the rewarding opportunity to experience the history, culture and cuisine of a wondrous new destination. Filled with a spectacular array of diverse and exotic destinations, your world awaits your discovery. There is simply no better way to explore it than aboard the elegant ships of Oceania Cruises. Our unique itineraries are wide-ranging, featuring the most fascinating destinations throughout the world.

Mediterranean Collage

Legendary Europe

Barcelona to Rome 26th April 2019 - 7 days on board Riviera

Rome to Monte Carlo 3rd May 2019 - 7 days on board Riviera

Balcony from £2349PP Concierge balcony from £2499PP Penthouse suite from £3089PP

Balcony from £2529PP Concierge balcony from £2749PP Penthouse suite from £3349PP

O life choice: Wifi plus $400 onboard spend OR House Beverage Package OR 4 complimentary shore excursions

O life choice: Wifi plus $400 onboard spend OR House Beverage Package OR 4 complimentary shore excursions

Waterways of Wonder Venice to Monte Carlo 28th October 2019 - 14 days on board Marina

Balcony from £3839PP Concierge balcony from £4209PP Penthouse suite from £5249PP O life choice: Wifi plus $800 onboard spend OR House Beverage Package OR 8 complimentary shore excursions

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Regatta, Insignia, Nautica, Sirena, Marina and Riviera are all intimate and luxurious, with each calling on the world’s most desirable ports, from historic cities and modern meccas to seaside villages and faraway islands.

Iberian Quest Lisbon to Monte Carlo 29th September 2019 - 7 days on board Marina

THE

™ DIFFERENCE

o Intimate, luxurious ships catering to just 684 or 1,250 guests o A variety of distinctive open-seating restaurants, all at no additional charge o Gourmet cuisine curated by world-renowned Master Chef Jacques Pépin

Balcony from £2259PP Concierge balcony from £2439PP Penthouse suite from £3029PP O life choice: Wifi plus $400 onboard spend OR House Beverage Package OR 4 complimentary shore excursions

o Epicurean enrichment programs, including immersive Culinary Discovery Tours™ in the world’s most fascinating destinations o Award-winning itineraries featuring more than 400 alluring destinations o Spectacular port-intensive voyages featuring overnight visits and extended evening port stays o Exceptional personalised service o Elegant casual ambiance, no jacket or tie required o Acclaimed Canyon Ranch® Spa

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Cruise the Oceans & Rivers

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West Indies Explorer from £2,690pp

Puerto Rico (overnight) - Tortola - St. John’s, Antigua Castries, St. Lucia - Bridgetown, Barbados - Roseau, Dominica Basseterre, St. Kitts & Nevis (Price based on 18 Jan 2019) Valid to 30th September 2018

As the destination experts, Viking takes you beyond the sights to explore each fascinating place, its people, culture, customs and cuisine. Enjoy river cruising through Europe, Russia, Egypt and Asia on their award-winning fleet. Their innovative ships, spacious, comfortable staterooms and unrivalled food and service are all reasons why Viking is consistently voted number one by travel agents, respected media, and consumers.

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Sleek, stylish and built for pleasure, Viking ocean ships set a new standard in onboard Scandi-chic and innovative facilities. Discover exciting new ocean

cruises from Scandinavia and the Baltic to Asia and Australasia, on their award-winning fleet. Every stateroom boasts its own private veranda; there is a choice of fabulous dining venues, a Nordic-style spa and the first glass-walled infinity pool at sea. Best of all, every Viking journey – whether river or ocean – offers remarkable value for money, with so much included in the price from return flights to onboard Wi-Fi. Two different ways of seeing the world with the same high standards of service and quality on board.

Rhine Getaway from £1,445pp

Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Kinderdijk, The Netherlands - Cologne, Germany - Koblenz, Germany - Heidelberg, Germany - Strasbourg, France - Breisach, Germany - Basel, Switzerland

(Price based on 22 Nov 2019) Offer valid to 30th September 2018

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Many more 2018/2019 departure dates and destinations to choose from - call or visit our local agent (see back page)


. . . n o g n i o g s ' t a h W ? e r e h w and We hold a number of local shows and events throughout the year - they are informative and fun. You are always welcome to go to any of them, even if it is not your local store.

Looking for something different?

…maybe a trip along the Amalfi Coast, a stay in the Black Forest or a rail journey across Europe. Pick up your copy of Fred.\ Holidays Tailor-made European Holidays & City Breaks brochure today.

Coming soon: Tailor-made Winter Holidays & Christmas Markets brochure Pre-order your copy for an exclusive £50 saving on your winter holiday. Terms and Conditions: £50 savings on Winter Holidays is applicable on

This year, we have held afternoon teas, curry nights, brochure and new product launches and a whole host more, presenting you with some of the top travel and cruise companies available.

brochure pre-orders only, Full terms and conditions apply.

Keep up to date with what’s going on, and where by visiting one of our websites or like us on facebook to find out more...

Exclusive Savings book before 31st August 2018

Your personal invitation... to our exclusive with... Afternoon Tea Event

Save £50 when booking your 7-night (or longer) stay at the Hotel Jardin Tecina Quote SAVE50 at the time of reservation for discount to apply Pick up your brochure in store today

Terms and conditions: Reservation is applicable for new bookings only when made via Fred. Olsen Travel or related branches only. Discount is valid until 31st August 2018 on stays of 7 nights or longer. Quote SAVE50 at the time of reservation for the discount to apply, discount can be withdrawn at any time. Full operator terms and conditions apply.

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BRAND NEW – THE GRAND MAYAN EXPERIENCE

BOOK BY 30TH SEPTEMBER 2018 & SAVE £2,100

Spectacular All-inclusive Cruise & Land Safari to the Yucatán DEPARTING 23RD JANUARY, 10TH & 28TH FEBRUARY, 18TH MARCH, 5TH & 23RD APRIL 2019

Enjoy an: • Exclusive overnight stay in Chichen Itza including a private sunrise tour • Two-night fully inclusive stay in Campeche • Evening dinner show at Xcaret • And more… CRUISE ONLY

FROM

£ 2,449 pp

FOR FLIGHT INCLUSIVE FARES PLEASE CALL OR VISIT YOUR NEAREST STORE FOR DETAILS - SEE BACK PAGE

10 DAYS | MIAMI TO CAMPECHE DAY Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4

PORT Miami Key West At Sea Key West Puerto Morelos / Valladolid / Day 5 Ek Balam / Chichen Itza Day 6 Isla Mujeres / Playa del Carmen Puerto Morelos / Valladolid / Day 7 Ek Balam / Chichen Itza Day 8 Chichen Itza / Izamal / Progreso Day 9 Mayapan / Merida Dzibilchaltun / Xlacah Cenote / Day 10 Hacienda - Sotuta De Peon Day 11 Campeche / Becal Day 12 Campeche Day 13 Campeche Terms and conditions: Savings message is based on two adults sharing a room on board the 23rd April 2019 departure when booked before the 30th September 2018, savings have been applied to the advertised fare. Gratuities are not included and are payable on board at $15.50pp per day. Full terms and conditions apply.

2019 on sale now Flight inclusive sailings from

£1,129pp

The art of

River Cruising

Solo supplements from as little as

15%

in 2019

Explore Europe in style and comfort aboard the award-winning Amadeus ships in 2019. From Amsterdam to the Danube Delta and the Black Sea, to the north and south of France and the beautiful scenery of the Rhine and Danube rivers, these cruises are designed to showcase they’re European heritage. Free from transfers and hassles, full of personal choice and freedom, the possibilities are endless with an Amadeus River Cruise. Included in your fare: Return flights • Non-UK transfers • Accommodation on board your river cruise ship • Gourmet dining with wine, beer and soft drinks at lunch and dinner • 24-hour tea and coffee station • Complimentary Wi-Fi • Complimentary bicycles

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Lead price of £1129pp is based on 2 adults sharing a C4 cabin on Treasures of Burgundy & Provence, departing on 28th March 2019. Terms & conditions apply.

Your next escape awaits you in store - visit or call our local agent.


Discover a World of River Cruising Fred.\ River Cruises is proud to offer a wide range of river cruise lines that will help you discover a ship and itinerary to suit you, whilst taking into account your likes, dislikes and budget. They can tailor-make cruises for European and Worldwide rivers, with pre/post-cruise land extensions and regional flights. Not only that, they can organise all of those little extras that transform a great holiday into an amazing one. NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENTS

BOOK NOW AND SAVE

£99PP

£300pp

FLIGHTS ON 2019 EUROPEAN SAILINGS

ON SELECTED SAILINGS

ON SELECTED SAILINGS

Discover France...

Discover the Rhine...

Appoigny to Auxerre

Amsterdam to Basel

Ho Chi Minh City to Luang Prabang

15th September 2018 | 8 days | Hotel stay and delightful week of scenic daytime canal and river cruising in France

March to December 2019 | 8 days | Selected 2019 departures sail aboard AmaKristina, rated the #1 ship in the Bertlitz River Cruising Guide

January to April & August to December

The Joys of the Yonne

From

£1,045PP

Discover Asia...

Captivating Rhine

Impressions of the Mekong 2019/2020 | 15 days | Discover Hanoi, Halong Bay and the mighty upper Mekong

From £2,369PP

BOOK NOW AND SAVE

From £2,999PP

BOOK BY 31ST AUGUST 2018 AND SAVE UP TO

£850pp

BOOK NOW

EGYPTIAN VISA INCLUDED

£280pp

ON SELECTED SAILINGS

Discover India...

Discover Russia...

Discover Egypt...

Follow the natural history paradise under the shadows of the eastern Himalayas

Moscow to Volgograd

Cairo stay & Nile Cruise

11 days | Includes 2 nights pre-cruise stay

11 days | Includes 3 night pre-cruise hotel

October 2018 to April 2019 / October 2019

in 5* centrally located hotel in Moscow

stay in Cairo | October to December 2018 /

Kolkata & the Mighty Brahmaputra River

Volga Dream

to April 2020 | 10 days From £2,299PP

From £2,999PP

Mövenpick

January to April 2019

From £2,699PP

T&C’s: Fully bonded and protected. All prices quoted are per person, based on two adults sharing a twin/double lead in cabin unless otherwise stated. Based on the following departures; AmaWaterways 24.03.19; Lernidee 22.10.19; Far Horizon 27.09.18; Volga Dream 03.05.19; Traveline 22.04.19. Prices include London flights (regional flights available on request) hotels where indicated and overseas transfers. Prices are correct at time of sending and are subject to availability and/or change and can be withdrawn at any time. Available for new bookings only.

Visit or call the local river cruise specialists - find out more at your nearest store (see back page)

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Our dedicated team of travel agents also specialise in group travel and can arrange for you and like-minded people to pursue your interests and passions anywhere in the world. We have organised cookery escapes, where people get to experience the culture and surroundings of another country whilst enjoying to cook local cuisine. Here is a list of some of the travel interest groups we have arranged: Visiting a Twin Town Food & Wine Art Photography Dancing Music Flora & Fauna Sport The opportunities are endless and can be tailored to your specific requirements or interests. We can also simply bring a group of people together, who enjoy each other’s company on a trip - even a theatre break, a work conference, team building event or a river or ocean cruise, where you can meet up to dine together and visit lots of different places at the same time...

Magic OF Advent ON THE DANUBE Flying from London

from only

7 Day river cruise departing 10th December 2018

£1259 per person

WHAT’S INCLUDED Return flights from London with overseas transfers Fascinating river cruise with large, river-view staterooms, most with drop-down panoramic windows, walk-out balconies in suites Complimentary state-of-the-art audio headsets for all excursions Services of a multilingual Cruise Director Gourmet dining with all meals included (buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner and midnight snack) in the elegant Panorama-Restaurant, which accommodates all guests in one seating Free-flowing quality red & white wines from Europe’s famous wine regions with every dinner on board Coffee and tea after lunch and dinner, plus 24-hour complimentary beverage station

Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner Special onboard entertainment including lectures, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and nightly music by the Amadeus Duo in the Panorama Bar Complimentary use of onboard bicycles Non-smoking environment (smoking permitted on the Sun Deck) All port taxes and local taxes Escorted all the way by Fred. Olsen Travel (subject to minimum numbers)

Especially arranged for the single traveller

BRAND NEW TOUR FOR PHOTOGRAPHY LOVERS ASK IN YOUR LOCAL STORE FOR MORE DETAILS

EXCLUSIVES

Exclusive Cruise & Stay Departures 10, 27 or 28 January 2019

in partnership with

EXCLUSIVES

Explore legendary sailing routes and experience the delights of classic seafaring travel...

EXCLUSIVE GARDEN PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR 2019

9TH - 14TH MAY 2019 MERANO & TRAUTTMANSDORFF CASTLE

Hand-picked Cunard Voyages, with flights, transfers, hotel stays and extra added value from just £2,399 per person

All

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One

MORE EXCLUSIVE DEPARTURES - COMING SOON… We are planning an escorted trip to Oberammergau 2020 REGISTER YOUR INTEREST AT YOUR LOCAL STORE

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Airport Parking, Private Taxi Transfers, Coaches, Meet & Greet, Valet Parking, Airport Hotels... All available to book in advance and SAVE yourself time and money.

Make the most of your time at the Airport and treat yourself to a Departure Lounge Pass... Available from any of our local stores.

Tall Ship Cruises That Dreams Are Made Of... Mamma Mia | 7 nights

18th May, 29th June or 17th August 2019 aboard Star Flyer

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STAR CLIPPERS

Visiting: Athens | Dikili | Myrina Lemnos | Skiathos | Skopelos | Poros | Athens

Cruise Only Price includes port charges and 10% early booking Discount

From £1,506

pp*

Italy, Montenegro & Croatia | 11 nights 15th June or 17th August 2019 aboard Royal Clipper

Visiting: Civitavecchia | Ponza (morning) | Palmarola (afternoon) | Sorrento (optional Tour Capri or Pompeii) Giardini Naxos | Corfu | Kotor | Dubrovnik | Hvar | Rovinj | Piran | Venice

Cruise Only Price includes port charges and 10% early booking Discount

From £2,582

pp*

ASK IN STORE FOR FLIGHT PRICES

*Lead in fare is based on 2 adults sharing a category 6 cabin, port charges, full board cruise. Single supplement ranges from 50% when booking a category 6 to a category 2 cabin and 100% supplement for categories 1 and above. Early Booking Discount on Summer 2019 sailings must be booked before 31st January 2019 and are also combinable with past passenger 5% discount. All prices are correct at time of print, subject to availability and/or change and can be withdrawn at any time.

Visit your local store to find out more about Star Clippers - Tall Ship Cruises That Dreams Are Made Of...

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We do Ski!

The Slopes Of Val Thorens I got to enjoy an all-inclusive experience in the famous Val Thorens resort. The bedrooms are stunning - very spacious with a balcony offering magnificent views over the ski area. The extensive skiing which Val Thorens offers is obviously the main highlight. There really is nothing more exhilarating than whizzing down a mountain as fast as you can - but in control. Being able to ski straight out of the hotel’s front door was another major plus. I would recommend a holiday like this 100%. Club Med offers premium all-inclusive ski holidays, meaning the only thing you have to pay for in the resort is your ski equipment.

Karen Jones, Ipswich

Skiing holidays may not be something

you would think is available in our stores but it definitely is!

Solden and Obergurgl I was delighted to visit Austria’s resorts of Solden and Obergurgl for a few days. The accommodation was clean and tidy. It’s a Chalet Hotel so it has a really homely feel with big, squashy sofas in the lounge. We skied in Solden on the first day and Obergurgl on the second. We had such a good group of people and on the second day, we had all found our ski feet. both resorts are fantastic. I have previously skied in France & Spain, but I have to say I think Austria is my favourite.

Elodie Pethybridge, Norwich

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We send many avid skiers, all over the world to satisfy their passion. Any level of ski ability from beginners to advanced - solo, couples, families, friends or groups of like-minded people can all enjoy a ski holiday. Also snow-boarders find us incredibly helpful when it comes to making their arrangements run smoothly. We can book all the top ski operators - Inghams, Crystal, Mark Warner and Club Med... to name a few. The main ski brochures will be landing soon, so call in to one of our branches to pick up your copy and let us make it easy for you to ...

ski

We can book your ski holiday - Visit your local store for ideas and brochures (see back page for details)


CLASSIC ROUND VOYAGE - 12 DAYS - MS NORDLYS 20 November 2018

16 February 2019*

27 February 2019

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Hurtigruten Voyage offers a unique opportunity to tour Norway’s western coastline more intimately as their smaller ships are better equipped to navigate the fjords and inlets nearer to shore, something that larger ships are unable to do. You will be sailing within the auroral oval which offers better opportunities of catching the mesmerising lights than if you were on a land-based trip and, by sailing up the coast, there will be no disruption of artificial, ambient light. During the 12-day expeditions, you will visit 34 ports of call and cover over 2,400 nautical miles. And, if the lights don’t occur during your voyage, Hurtigruten will offer you a FREE 6 or 7-day Classic Voyage between October and March (terms and conditions apply). You will need plenty of warm clothing for these winter sailings to the Arctic, there is no need for formal wear. The locals who use the ships as their lifeline do not dress for dinner and therefore neither should you.

Dog Sledging

On all departures, you will have the chance to take part in some fantastic winter excursions to areas of the frozen land that are seldom seen by tourists. All three holidays depart from Bournemouth Airport and on the 16th February you will have door-to-door taxi transfers and be accompanied by a Fred. Olsen Travel escort (subject to minimum numbers) who will give you help, advice and smooth your travel arrangements. Day 1

Fly from Bournemouth to Bergen

Day 2

Florø - Molde

Day 3

Kristiansund - Rørvik

Day 4

Brønnøysund - Svolvær

Day 5

Stokmarknes - Skjervøy

Day 6

Øksfjord - Berlevåg

Day 7

Båtsfjord - Kirkenes - Berlevåg

Day 8

Mehamn - Tromsø

Day 9

Tromsø - Stamsund

Day 10

Bodø - Rørvik

Day 11

Trondheim - Ålesund

Day 12

Ålesund - Bergen Return flight to Bournemouth

Escorted by Fred. Olsen Travel Staff

Fred. Olsen Travel Prices

20 Nov 2018

16 Feb 2019

27 Feb 2019

Twin Outside (limited view) (L)

£1277PP

£1495PP

£1495PP

Twin Outside (N)

£1385PP

£1625PP

£1625PP

Twin Outside (O)

£1488PP

£1748PP

£1748PP

Superior Twin Outside (P)

£1606PP

£1806PP

£1806PP

Superior Twin Outside (U)

£1689PP

£1923PP

£1923PP

£1599

£1899

£1899

Single Cabin from

Prices quoted are per person and based on 2 adults sharing a cabin, unless otherwise stated

sø Cable Car View from Trom

FREE 6 or 7-day Classic Voyage if the lights don’t occur on your 12-day journey. Full conditions apply. (A Northern Lights Occurrence is defined as a sighting from the ship which has been recorded by the ship’s deck officers and which has been announced to passengers on board. An occurrence can last anything from a few minutes to a matter of hours, and the ship’s decision as to whether the Northern Lights occurred is final).


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Terms & Conditions: All pricing quoted is per person and based on 2 adults sharing unless otherwise stated and is correct at time of print (13/07/2018). Prices are subject to availability and change and can be withdrawn at any time. All offers are subject to the terms and conditions of the travel or cruise operator - please ask for details at the time of your enquiry. Your booking is ABTA and ATOL bonded for your peace of mind. E&EO. *Win your holiday or cruise for ÂŁ30 - one lucky booking will be drawn after 1st October 2018 and the full cost of the holiday or cruise booked will be reduced to just ÂŁ30! winner will be notified as soon as possible after the date of the draw and must be happy for promotional photographs to be taken and shared. FREE or Reduced Taxi Transfers are available when you book your holiday or cruise with Fred. Olsen Travel - subject to mileage and minimum spend.

Escape Magazine - South Coast Edition  

Our latest selection of inspirational holiday ideas, staff reviews and offers...

Escape Magazine - South Coast Edition  

Our latest selection of inspirational holiday ideas, staff reviews and offers...