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Same GoCruise&Travel Welcome to 2020 and the start of a brand new decade. Who knows what will happen in the world of travel over the next ten years – which unknown destinations will emerge as must-see, where the next luxurious hotels will be built, what the next thrilling attraction will be. What you can be sure of, though, is that GoCruise&Travel will still be providing the same much-loved and award-winning service as always. Our dedicated specialists are all set to visit many more destinations, continuing to advance their knowledge and expertise to help inform your holiday decisions. We may continue to expand our reach throughout the United Kingdom, but rest assured that whenever you talk to your local GoCruise&Travel specialist, you’re sure to receive the same friendly and professional service. So, as we embark on a new era of travel, we bring you some fantastic inspiration to whet your appetite for what’s ahead. These deals won’t be around for too long, though, so contact us today.

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Sail around the islan ds of the Caribbean Experience the thrill of at the Monaco Grandthe race Prix Explore the World on a cruise Get closer to nature in th Galapagos Islands e See the BIG 5 in Sout h Africa Experience the natura l phenomenon of the Northern Light s Wonder at the beauty of Japan’s cherry Blossom Dive off the coast of Thailand Explore India’s Golden Triangle Take a journey on the Orient Express Go Gorilla trekking in Uganda Take a road trip on Ro

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alfi Coast Dance the night away in Rio Watch Penguins at pla y in Antarctica Climb aboard the Rock y Mountaineer Stay a while in Vietnam ’s Halong Bay Try a taste of Italy in Tuscany Experience the beau ty of Alaska on a cruise Discover the history of Petra

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Mountainous, heavily wooded and dramatic, Basilicata is a different side to Italy which travellers are now discovering – from the city of Matera to the impressive mountain range of the Lucanian Apennines to the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Chicago and Lake Michigan

Vienna

In 2020, this beautiful city will celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Beethoven. Vienna has also been named the most liveable city in the world for the past two years, which visitors will be sure to agree with.

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Often referred to as the Island of Spice, Grenada is incredibly fertile its green hills are full of fruit, nut and spice bearing trees. It also has some beautiful beaches which are less crowded than many other Caribbean islands.

Georgia

Singapore

A blend of iconic hotels, 21st century architecture and the world’s best airport – join the party as this affluent and modern country celebrates its 200th birthday.

Morocco

A country that is very easy to fall in love with, Morocco has dramatically varied landscapes offering windswept beaches, the sand dunes of the Sahara and the rugged beauty of the High Atlas and Rif mountains.

The Netherlands

A country that effortlessly blends the ultra-modern with its rich historical legacy. With Rotterdam hosting Eurovision Song Contest 2020 and Dordrecht celebrating its 800th birthday in 2020, these are just two of many reasons to visit.

Namibia

Towering sand dunes, dramatic coastlines and beautiful national parks teaming with wildlife – Namibia is a place of dramatic contrasts and spectacular landscapes.

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Information provided in ABTA’s latest Travel Trends Report South Korea is already a leading cultural power in the Far East, but its reach is going global, driven by world-class films, food and the blockbuster phenomenon of K-pop.

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The “Windy City” has a spectacular lakeside location on one of the five Great Lakes, is home to one of the liveliest music scenes in the USA and has even designated 2020 as the ‘Year of Chicago Music’. With unspoilt landscapes, delicious wines and welcoming people, Georgia is a delightful and surprising destination – with direct flights from the UK into its capital Tbilisi taking just under five hours.

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Uruguay

A compact gem, with spectacular landscapes, lovely cities and incredible steaks – Uruguay is one of the smallest countries in South America, but it packs a lot into its land mass.

Madrid and its neighbouring cities

The Spanish capital Madrid is one of the world’s great city break destinations, and it is also a perfect base to visit many other historic cities and towns which are easily reachable by public transport or car.

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Golden West

Adventure SAVE £150pp on North America tours when you book by 21st February 2020

Having shared the world with savvy travellers for nearly 60 years, Cosmos knows what makes a great holiday. They are the local experts in every place they visit, with their professional Tour Directors among the most highly rated in the business. And with the largest number of tours to North America, their diverse range of affordable holidays offer many ways to experience America’s beautiful landscapes, energetic cities and everything in between.

What’s included? • Services of the best tour directors in the business • Flexible travel arrangements to suit your needs • Great choice of pre-arranged and optional excursions • Priority entrance on prearranged excursions

Come and explore the Golden West on this affordable vacation through California, Arizona, and Nevada. Begin in Los Angeles, drive through Hollywood, travel through the California desert and pass through scenic Oak Creek Canyon and the San Francisco Mountains. On to the “Golden Gate City” of San Francisco for sightseeing, including the Golden Gate Bridge plus much more...

1st May 2020 14 Days Fly from London Heathrow from £1,999PP SAVING £150PP

Eastern USA & Canada

Grand Vacation

From historic sites to beautiful scenery, enjoy the great cities of the Northeast and Canada on this exciting eastern Canada and U.S. tour. Your tour begins and ends in New York City with overnights in Boston, Québec City, Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Niagara Falls, Lancaster, Washington DC, and Philadelphia.

31st August 2020 15 Days Fly from London Heathrow from £2,195PP SAVING £150PP

• Comfortable air-conditioned coaches • Good Housekeeping reader recommended • Knowledgeable local guides • Perfect balance of free time and sightseeing • ABTA & ATOL Protected

Terms and conditions apply. Save an additional £150pp on flight-inclusive 2020/21 new bookings to the USA and Canada made between 15/11/19 and 21/02/20. Cannot be applied to existing bookings or in retrospect. Prices quoted include saving. For full terms & conditions, please ask. Good Housekeeping Reader Recommended survey of Cosmos escorted tours customer experience, 106 Good Housekeeping readers, 2018. Flight-inclusive holidays are fully protected by the CAA’s ATOL scheme. Prices correct at time of print, subject to availability.

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Canadian Rockies The Canadian Rockies are known for their stunning scenery, rugged mountains, breathtaking glaciers, mighty rivers, and gorgeous national parks. On this tour, you’ll experience this breathtaking scenery and enjoy thrilling experiences as you overnight in Calgary, Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Kamloops, Victoria, and Vancouver.

1st October 2020 10 Days Fly from London Gatwick from £1,555PP SAVING £150PP

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Surprising

Singapore

Why visit this corner of Asia? It has a reputation for being clinically clean and regulated but it is also great fun, very safe and quite diverse – a true melting pot. Surprisingly, it isn’t too busy with groups of tourists. It is best to visit in spring to avoid the worst of the stormy weather. However, you do need to enjoy the heat; it envelops you as soon as you step outside. It is expensive, but try the excellent food courts (usually in the basement of the huge shopping malls) and dine with the locals.

It is reasonably compact and walkable but public transport is needed to reach the botanical gardens (on a regular bus route from the centre). These are definitely worth a visit; very lush, varied and beautifully landscaped, with an excellent orchid garden where the flowers are so perfect that they don’t seem real.

Singapore is the first city to make concrete interesting, thanks to unusual structures and much greenery and water. There are many multi-storey buildings with good views over the city but, for a great panorama, try the Singapore Flyer, Singapore’s version of the London Eye.

It is a meeting of cultures, so leave time to explore the different ethnic quarters. Kampong Glam, with its Arab influence and beautiful Sultan mosque; Little India, with its multi-coloured Hindu temples; and Chinatown. Here is the opulent Buddha Tooth Relic Temple where the 4th floor overawes you with gold and riches. On a lower floor is an extraordinary collection of Buddha icons and carvings. The history of Singapore is very well explained at the National Museum of Singapore, which is far from stuffy.

However, the jewel of Singapore has to be the Gardens by the Bay. This can be found a short walk from the waterfront, across the helix bridge and then there is a shuttle bus to the site. Wander through the ‘super trees’, the steel structures covered in thousands of plants that provide the electricity to cool the biodomes. There is a Skyway walk across the treetops and every evening they come alive in the Garden Rhapsody light show. There are two conservatories – the Flower Dome has a dry climate with cacti, succulents and a beautiful display of blooms, whilst the Cloud Forest is tropical with its impressive waterfall and ‘mountain’ of plants. There is plenty to see and do for families, couples and individual travellers. Overall, Singapore is one for the must-see list.

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NEW for 2020

Your World - Best of Kenya

This escorted, small group safari will take in two of Kenya’s most popular and wildlife-rich national parks, the Maasai Mara and Amboseli, in addition to a night spent by the bird watchers paradise of Lake Elmenteita in the Eastern rift valley. Join a small group travelling by 7-seater safari minivan.

Route & accommodation Nairobi for 1 night Amboseli for 2 nights Lake Elmenteita for 1 night Maasai Mara for 2 nights Including a private safari tour

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Including overnight return flights with Kenya Airways, private transfers, the services of an English speaking representative on a full board basis. Departing 4th September 2020 flying from Heathrow

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E S CO RT E D TO U R I N G TO A L L 7 CO N T I N E N TS Why travel with us? From start to finish, we take care of everything - Planning your travel can feel overwhelming, and Collette’s here to solve it. Let us focus on the logistics of arranging transportation, accommodation, food, and sightseeing - you can focus on the incredible times ahead. Collette guided tours are the best way to travel, hands down.

Keeping it in the Family - Collette has been family owned for three generations. Today, Dan Sullivan Jr., CEO, works alongside his daughter and President, Jaclyn Leibl-Cote, to craft the perfect travel experience for each and every guest.

More included - You’re not just going on tour, you’re having a travel experience. Every time you set out on one of our guided tours, we strive to give you the most inclusive travel experience possible. What does that mean for you? More iconic must-see sights and cultural immersions selected by our experts. More meals

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at local restaurants, and more authentic dining experiences, and 4-star and above accommodation, strategically selected to capture the destination.

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Cape Town, Magnificent Garden Route & Eastern Cape Safari Cape Town is renowned for being one of the most beautiful cities in the world. A Cape Town holiday promises history, natural beauty and excitement of a cosmopolitan lifestyle. In this ‘Mother City’, there is such a diversity of attractions and activities to keep you entertained. Offering fantastic views of the city, Table Mountain dominates the skyline. For natural surroundings there are gardens, beaches and vineyards all close by. Cape Town is steeped in history and many of the museums and monuments have much to tell. The Magnificent Garden Route is a guided journey tour visiting the Garden Route in South Africa which is legendary for its incredible natural beauty. From Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, Somak’s tour takes you across spectacular mountain passes and along a pristine coastline, boasting some of South Africa’s top coastal and golfing resorts. Then, explore Knysna’s charming waterfront and nature reserve, as well as massive underground caves, the Garden Route will entertain young and old alike. Somak’s Magnificent Garden Route Tour ends in Port Elizabeth, so why not extend your stay and take in one of the many exciting ‘big five’ game reserves that are available nearby? Amakhala Game Reserve, near Port Elizabeth is the ideal choice for your ‘Big 5’ safari destination. It is a great location for travellers visiting Cape Town, the Winelands and the famous Garden Route. This 18,000 acre private reserve is renowned for its truly amazing topography and wildlife. Amakhala has a selection of 11 properties consisting of country houses, safari lodges and tented camps located in varying areas of the safari park. The tents are comfortably fitted with modern facilities and en-suite bathrooms, with a view across the valley of the historical site that is home to the first dinosaur discovery in South Africa. Departing 11th March 2020 Fly from London Heathrow with British Airways 3 nights at Commodore Hotel, Cape Town 3 nights Guided Magnificent Garden Route Tour 1 night at The Beach Hotel, Port Elizabeth 2 nights at Woodbury Tented Camp, Amakhala Game Reserve All prices quoted are subject to availability and change and can be withdrawn at any time. Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing. Terms & Conditions Apply.

Includes: ✔ Flights and airport taxes ✔ Meet and greet on arrival ✔ Cape Town: 1 dinner at the famous Gold Restaurant ✔ Garden Route: Wine tasting at a local estate and guided ostrich farm visit ✔ Garden Route: Lagoon cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve ✔ 9 breakfasts ✔ 1 dinner at Oudtshoorn and 1 lunch at Knysna ✔ All meals and game activities in the game reserve.

Combine the bustling city of Cape Town, the picturesque Garden Route and the exciting wildlife of the Eastern Cape on this fabulous 9-night tour. Why not try this amazing tour for yourself in 2020, from just £2725pp Other departure dates, airports and airlines available.

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Funchal, Madeira

Cabo Girao

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Funchal, Madeira

The Pearl of the Atlantic Taking just three hours and 30 minutes from London, Madeira lies in the Atlantic, just off the coast of Morocco and above the Canary Islands. This gives it a warm and sunny climate year round, with temperatures rarely rising above 25c. It is a very green island and colourful flowers and fruits can always be seen. For nature lovers, walking alongside a levada is a must-do experience in Madeira. Levadas are man-made channels created to carry water for irrigation of agricultural fields around the island. There are more than 200 on the island, covering a distance of over 1,400 kilometres. The walks range from easy and flat to strenuous abovethe-clouds hikes, so you can choose a level that’s comfortable for you. I would recommend taking a guided hike, as you will learn so much more from your experience. There are no natural sandy beaches, but the majority of hotels have swimming pools and there is also a public lido you can use. For a first time visit, I would recommend staying in Funchal, the capital. The main part of the city is fairly flat but rises

steeply towards the lido area. Funchal has a large port and cruise ships can be seen arriving almost daily during the winter season. Right beside the port is the Cristiano Ronaldo Museum, which is well worth a visit to see the impressive display of sporting trophies that he has won. Cristiano was born in Funchal and not only has a hotel here, the CR7, but the airport is also named after him. Take the cable car from the sea front up to the village of Monte. Here you have the stunning Monte Palace Tropical Gardens to visit and the start of the wicker toboggan ride, one of Madeira’s most famous attractions, dating back to the 1850's. These sledges are powered by two 'carreiros' in white uniforms and straw hats and cover about 2km at speed, travelling down towards Funchal. You then either take a taxi to the city or walk down the very steep roadways. Visit Camera de Lobos village, which inspired some of Winston Churchill's paintings, and Cabo Girao, which has the highest sea cliff walk in Europe, over a glass floor. Both of these can be reached by buying a one or two-day bus pass using the yellow or red tourist

Cable cars above Funchal

buses located on the sea front. There are many excursions available for full or half-day durations, so you can easily cover the whole island in a few days. There is a vast choice of hotel styles in Funchal, including both historic and modern five-star hotels alongside more traditional Quinta properties (Portuguese country house). Over the last few years, many boutique hotels have also appeared, including high-tech, futuristic ones. Evening entertainment, away from the hotels, tends to be based around the many restaurants and openair bars. However, simply strolling along the city waterfront can be a relatively peaceful end to an adventurous day. We have an exclusive solo 8 day tour to Madeira departing 9th October 2020 priced from

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CROATIA Too Beautiful To Stay In One Place ...

I was fortunate enough to experience Croatia in October 2018. Croatia is quite an up and coming country with more and more people wanting to travel there for its un-spoilt beauty, so it was a fantastic opportunity to experience this for myself. I started in Dubrovnik, on the mainland, and then travelled to two islands, Hvar and Korcula, via catamaran. The islands are extremely picturesque and full of history, with Korcula being my personal favourite. There are countless marinas and promenades lined with local bars and fish restaurants.

The people of Croatia are very friendly and welcoming and want you to discover everything about their homeland. For those that are a fan of TVs ‘Game of Thrones’, there are several sights that were used as filming locations and you can take a guided tour to see for yourself. As well as contemporary and luxury hotels, you can stay on board a yacht and spend seven nights sailing around the different islands. Or, why not travel to the captivating Plitvice National Park to see the iconic waterfalls? I would definitely recommend a two-centre holiday; the country is too beautiful to stay in one place.

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Hvar Korcula Mljet

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Explore Croatia’s picturesque islands and historic coastal towns from your exclusively chartered cruise ship. YOUR INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS

• Explore Dubrovnik’s Old Town • Enjoy a Captain’s dinner on board • Tour of Mljet National Park • Discover UNESCO-listed Split • Enjoy a farewell dinner on board Please ask for full itinerary and further optional experiences

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VIP DOOR-TO-DO OR

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Discover South Africa’s stunning garden route on this NEW tour from £2,499PP.

LOW £99 DEPOSIT AVAILABLE ASK FOR DETAILS Explore Sicily’s ancient past and archaeological delights or wonder at thousand-yearold glaciers and simmering volcanoes in Iceland. Be enchanted by nature’s bounty on a Garden Route tour of South Africa or take a coast to coast trip across South America, giving you a taste of some of the continent’s most incredible cities and landscapes. Every SAGA holiday is exclusively designed by a team of dedicated travel experts, who create itineraries that feature all the must-see sights, as well as some lesser-known ones. Fantastic value, with so much included in the price, such as a Tourist Visa, where applicable, for full British Citizens resident in the UK, travel insurance with no upper age limit, and a selection of fantastic excursions and visits at no extra cost. Included Saga Tour Manager, who will accompany you throughout your guided tour holiday to share their expert knowledge and provide more information about the places you visit.

Saga’s VIP door-todoor travel service is the perfect way to start your Saga tour, and it’s included on all their long-haul holidays*

THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE AND TIGER TRAIL Discover the highlights of India’s famed Golden Triangle on this 10 night tour (1 night in flight) from £1,799PP. Unveiling the highlights of India’s famed Golden Triangle, this exciting tour allows you to experience the contrasts between Delhi, the regal splendour of Jaipur and the romantic lure of Agra. You can explore further beyond the Golden Triangle by extending your holiday in Goa. Excursions and Visits • Tour of Old and New Delhi • Visit to the Amber Fort • Maharaja’s City Palace and the Jantar Mantar observatory • Two safaris in Ranthambore National Park • Tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Fatehpur Sikri • Visit the Taj Mahal around sunrise • Agra Fort visit

South Africa’s Garden Route stretches for over 200 kilometres along the country’s south coast and is famed for its natural beauty and coastal vistas, mountains, wildlife and flora. On this new tour you’ll visit some of the highlights, such as the West Coast National Park, home to stunning scenery and 250 bird species, and Cape Aghullas – Africa’s most southerly point where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. Travel part of Route 62 – the longest wine route in the Western Cape – to the ‘ostrich capital’ of Oudsthoorn. You’ll also see the Little Karoo at the base of the Outeniqua Mountains as well as enjoying some time in the vibrant city of Cape Town. Excursions and Visits • West Coast National Park • Cango Caves • Ostrich farm • Monkey Land • Knysna Elephant Sanctuary • Cape Agulhas • Valley of Desolation • Cape Peninsular tour and boat ride

They also include a VIP door-todoor travel service on all longhaul worldwide holidays, and flexible flight options available with a wide selection of airlines from a number of UK airports. They also have a wide choice of tours reserved exclusively for solo travellers available. *Terms and conditions apply. Offers subject to availability, change, and can be withdrawn at any time. Prices are per person, based on two sharing.

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HOTEL SUN PALACE ALBIR, SPAIN

EUROPEAN & WORLDWIDE HOLIDAYS

LOW £99 DEPOSIT AVAILABLE ASK FOR DETAILS Saga have carefully chosen hotels known for their excellent standards of service and great facilities, so they provide everything you need to indulge in a relaxing holiday. From family-run hotels to adult only beachside resorts, they offer hotel holidays in a world of destinations including Greece, St Lucia, Croatia, South Africa and many more. They ever offer an all-inclusive stay in Northern Spain where you can enjoy authentic tapas and cooking demonstrations. You’ll have the freedom to spend your time as you please, whether you want to relax beside the hotel pool with a cocktail or explore the resort either independently or on an excursion. On European stays, they’ve included two excursions on seven-night holidays, and four excursions on holidays of 14 nights or longer, and they are all accompanied by an expert guide. What’s more, with a range of board arrangements available, you can choose to have everything included on an allinclusive stay, all your food and drinks included on a full-board stay or enjoy the freedom of dining out as you please during a half-board holiday. Your holiday includes... • Included travel insurance with no upper age limit • Regional flight options • Exclusive Saga Lounge and Lounge Plus • Free Wi-Fi in your hotel • Hold luggage up to 20kg • Porterage service at your hotel ^Optional travel insurance subject to medical questions. A reduction in price will apply if travel insurance is not required. Ask for full details.

Enjoy 7 nights all-inclusive at this hotel, hand-picked for its fantastic views across beautiful Playas del Albir, from £469PP. Sit back and admire incredible views across the bay of Altea and Playas del Albir from the locally rated 4-star Hotel Sun Palace Albir, a comfortable hillside retreat with a great indoor pool and spa. The hotel offers fantastic walking opportunities with the start of the Camino del Faro coastal walking trail just 450 metres away. Includes • Return flights and transfers • Saga Lounge and/or UK exclusivity • Hosted social dining • Selected excursions • Dedicated Saga Host • Hosted drinks reception • Guided orientation walks • Authentic experiences • Live entertainment • 20kg checked-in luggage • Free hotel Wi-Fi • Hotel porterage • Optional travel insurance^ underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance SE, UK Plus, this hotel features: • Saga Lounge Plus • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners • Free bar open 11 hours a day • Wine and water at lunch and dinner • Unlimited tea and coffee-making facilities within the hotel • Welcome drink

PEBBLES HOTEL,

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Discover more of Malta with 7 nights all-inclusive at this perfectly positioned hotel, hand-picked for its exclusive rooftop Saga Lounge from £672PP. The locally rated 4-star Pebbles Hotel boasts a recently renovated Saga Lounge Plus where you can make the most of the free bar from a rooftop setting with splendid views across Marsamxett Harbour to Valletta. You’ll also enjoy the hotel’s dine around dinner option with a choice of four à la carte restaurants. Includes • Return flights and transfers • Saga Lounge and/or UK exclusivity • Hosted social dining • Selected excursions • Dedicated Saga Host • Hosted drinks reception • Guided orientation walks • Authentic experiences • Live entertainment • 20kg checked-in luggage • Free hotel Wi-Fi • Hotel porterage • Optional travel insurance^ underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance SE, UK Plus, this hotel features: • Saga Lounge Plus • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners • All inclusive - only available with Saga • Free bar open 12 hours a day in the Saga Lounge Plus • Unlimited tea and coffee 12 hours a day in the Saga Lounge Plus • Waiter service at dinner • Dine around option • Newly renovated

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Shubuya, Shinkansen and Sprawling Cities in Japan Konnichiwa from Japan, the Land of the Rising Sun. I was fortunate to visit Japan at the end of September and discover what an amazing country it is. The people are so welcoming and so polite; everywhere is so clean, there is no litter or graffiti and everything runs on time. I visited Tokyo, Japan’s capital city of high-rise buildings and spaghetti road systems and endless tunnels. It was a thrill to walk with what felt like thousands of other people across the famous zebra crossing at Shubuya. Also, the Tokyo underground was amazing; there was no pushing or shoving and everyone gets on and off in an orderly fashion. From Tokyo, we flew to Sapporo on the island of Hakkaido. This region is a popular skiing area during the winter months and is becoming better known by European skiers who want something different. From Sapporo, we flew to Osaka and onwards to Kobe. Here you can take a cable car to one of the mountains behind Kobe to take in the spectacular views of this sprawling city and it is harbour. We took a train to Kyoto, the old capital, a city that escaped the bombing during World War II and so most of the historic temples and other buildings are still there for you to see. Geisha girls in their colourful Kimonos wander the streets, but you must ask of their permission before taking any photos. From Kobe, we took the Shinkansen (bullet train) back to Tokyo. En route, to our left, we passed Mount Fuji but, unfortunately, it wasn’t snow-capped at this time of year. However, it’s still a magnificent sight and ending to our fantastic journey through Japan. We will return one day soon to sample more of this beautiful country – during cherry blossom season, hopefully.

Sayonara.

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Jewels Of Japan Be captivated by the unique culture of Japan as you discover lively Tokyo, beautiful Mt Fuji and historic Kyoto. A visit to Hiroshima's Peace Memorial and the holy island of Miyajima complete this fascinating tour.

11 DAYS from £4,990PP

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 Return flights & taxes  3 star+ & 4 star accommodation

All meals All entrance fees, guides & daily tours All transportation in destination

Embark on a glorious adventure, starting amongst the magnificence of the temples of Angkor before boarding a three-night deluxe river cruise down the Mekong. With shore excursions designed to give you an authentic glimpse of local life, cross into Vietnam to discover its many treasures. Explore vibrant Saigon, charming Hoi An and historic Hanoi and sail the waters of Halong Bay.

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classic mekong 17 DAYS from £3,690PP

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2020 Holidays & Tours to Italy

Flying from your local airport

All our holidays include: • Return flights to Italy from your local airport • Carefully chosen hotel accommodation • Return coach travel and transfers throughout • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced tour manager

April - October 2020 for 8 days Lake Garda | 8-day escorted holiday from £545 | Flying from 18 UK Airports • Relax and unwind beside the blue waters of Lake Garda • Enjoy an optional Grand Circular Tour of Lake Garda • Enjoy an optional full-day tour of Venice

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Plus, personalise your holiday with a choice of optional excursions!

Portofino, Florence & Tuscany | 8-day escorted holiday from £885 | Flying from 14 UK Airports • Visit Portofino, one of the Mediterranean’s most exclusive corners • Discover Pisa and Lucca • Spend a day in Florence

Lake Como, St Moritz & the Bernina Express

Venice, Verona & Lake Garda

| 8-day escorted holiday from £895 | Flying from 16 UK Airports

| 8-day escorted holiday from £765 | Flying from 18 UK Airports

• Discover Bellagio, “Italy’s most beautiful town” • Enjoy a cruise on Lake Como • Ride the Bernina Express to St Moritz

• Enjoy a full-day visit to incomparable Venice, La Serenissima • Explore Verona, Romeo and Juliet’s exquisite city • Journey through the Dolomites

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Rail | Flights | Multi-centre | Ferry | Self-drive | Events | and more

Tailor-made European Holidays & City Breaks Why Tailormade Travel? The word ‘holiday’ means something different to everyone. From beach stays to city breaks, escorted tours to self-drive explorations, a holiday can be a full travel experience or a chance to relax and recover, or both. At Fred.\ Holidays, we appreciate that everyone is different and has different requirements. This is why we tailor each and every holiday from the star rating of a hotel to its location, regional flights or no-fly options to rail travel itineraries and daily excursions.

Something Extra Financial Security Fred.\ Holidays For your peace of mind, in Are you looking to enhance Top Destinations addition to being part of one of your holiday experience? Why not include a trip to the grand prix, a theme park or a special event? Don’t miss out on the Oberammergau Passion Play. In 2020, the Passion Play will be performed for the 42nd time and this event is only held every 10 years.

the UK’s most established travel companies, Fred.\ Holidays is ABTA & ATOL bonded, ensuring that you are financially protected in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

• Germany • Austria • Switzerland • France • Italy • Belgium

Multi-Centre Holidays As travel becomes more of the holiday experience, multi-centre holidays are being favoured as travellers look to maximise their stay. Why enjoy just one city when you can explore two, or more? For travellers looking to expand their holidays further, multi-country holidays give the perfect opportunity to merge cultures, cuisines and sights into one unique holiday experience. With rail travel, overseas transfers, car hire or your chosen method of transport included, your next multi-centre holiday can be closer than you think.

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La Gomera

A hidden Paradise In The Canaries For Nature Lovers A number of us took a Fred. Olsen ferry from the south of Tenerife to the island of La Gomera to stay at the Hotel Jardín Tecina for two nights. This is the most luxurious hotel on the island; also owned by Fred. Olsen. The crossing takes 50 minutes and we were all pleasantly surprised by the spacious areas available on board. There is even outside seating for sun worshipers and we were lucky enough to spot a pod of dolphins jumping through the waves – it was just magical.

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As we neared the hotel in the small village of Playa Santiago, we passed the award-winning golf course next to the property’s very own banana plantation. We all fell in love with the surroundings and ambiance; the hotel offers such a feeling of peace and tranquillity and a real escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The bungalow-style rooms are built around the beautiful gardens and winding pathways, which leads to it feeling very private and serene.

Garajonay National Park, which has a beautiful landscape full of unique and magnificent flora and fauna. The tour ended with a visit to Fred. Olsen’s restaurant, Abrante, where the main attraction is a seven-metre-long glass skywalk suspended above the small town of Agulo. During our lunch, the waiters demonstrated their traditional whistling language, which was used by generations and is still taught in schools today. Whilst super peaceful, La Gomera is also the perfect place for an active break. Trekking, cycling, climbing, rappelling, canyoning, golf, running, Yoga and Crossfit are just some of the many activities that await. The Hotel Jardin Tecina offers an authentic stay that includes a mix of luxury and natural discovery. We would highly recommend this beautiful hotel and island as a perfect year-round destination.

We enjoyed a tour of La Gomera. One highlight was a stop at the

Try La Gomera for yourself - Hotel Jardin Tecina packages from £689PP (based on London departure 12 May 2020)

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From the moment you step off the plane to the time you leave, you will be surrounded by some of the friendliest, most down to earth and genuine people that you could want to meet. It’s easy to see why Thailand is often called the ‘Land of Smiles’.

Food – If you are a foodie, you are in for a real treat. Thai food is a celebration of the fresh and fragrant, offering an abundance of delicious flavours. Make sure you have a big glass of water handy though as some of the dishes can be a tad spicy!

I honestly believe Thailand has something to offer everyone, from culture vultures, sun worshippers who love beautiful beaches, active families, honeymooners, adventurers and thrill seekers to people seeking peace and tranquility.

Fearless – If you have ever seen a family of five riding together on the smallest moped through the busiest streets of Bangkok, you will know what I mean.

Having been to six different areas of this amazing country, below is what sums up Thailand for me: Culture – Thailand is influenced by the modern day, yet still retains very proud links to its tradition and Buddhist spirituality. The country is filled with over 41,000 magnificent Buddhist temples, many of which are still used by Monks today and are fascinating to visit. Festivals – Thailand loves a Festival, with celebrations for things like food, water, lanterns, monkeys and elephants being held almost every month of the year – any excuse for having fun and socialising! I have been in Thailand for the Loy Krathong festival and absolutely loved being a part of a tradition where tourists and locals all get involved and celebrate together.

Beautiful Beaches – With over 2,000 miles of coastline and 8,000 islands to choose from, there is definitely a beach for every taste. These include quiet, secluded coves and stretches of sand that are filled with partying tourists. Value for Money – With a bowl of rice priced as low as 20p and a local beer costing around the £1.50 mark, Thailand offers tourists great value for money whilst dining. Also, the street markets are not only great fun but offer clothes, shoes, Thai silks and other souvenirs at great prices. Make sure to take an extra bag to fill before coming home. Marine Life – My latest holiday in Thailand was to experience the diving. Being one of the cheapest places in the world to complete a PADI course and offering the chance to see some absolutely amazing sea life, Thailand is one of the top destinations if you have an interest in snorkeling or diving. I had the opportunity to complete a night dive. This is the best time to see the larger marine life – a heart pounding experience, I can tell you. Unique Experiences – One of these for me was ‘Elephant Hills’, Thailand’s first Luxury Tented Jungle Camp on a lake, offering kayaking, jungle safaris and the opportunity to ethically interact with Elephants, bathing and feeding them. It’s a real highlight.

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Reasons

Whether you’re considering heading off on your first ever holiday at sea or you’re a regular on the ocean waves, there are so many great reasons to take a cruise. There is nothing quite like seeing the world from the rails of a cruise ship, making this a unique holiday option that more and more British people are falling in love with every year.

So why choose to cruise? Well, with all this to look forward to, why not? Value For Money It’s easy to look at the price of a cruise and see it as quite an expensive holiday option. However, when you consider everything included in the fare, it actually represents fantastic value for money. Depending on which cruise line you sail with, the price you pay will not only include accommodation but meals, entertainment and some shore excursions too. Choose an allinclusive operator and this will also stretch to things like your drinks, gratuities, Wi-Fi and possibly even butler service in your cabin.

See The World, Unpack Once One of the greatest cruising perks is the chance to see so many different destinations in one trip – something that would be almost impossible during any other type of holiday. Add this to the fact that you only need to unpack once and then wait for the spectacular sights to arrive outside your window and it’s easy to see why cruising is such a great way to see more of the world.

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There’s A Ship For Everyone

Relax and Refuel

Experience Unique Thrills As the top cruise lines all compete to outdo one another, the range of activities available at sea continues to get bigger and better. Things that you wouldn’t have thought possible a few years ago are now commonplace on the decks of a cruise ship, meaning there are some truly awesome ways to keep yourself busy. Think zip lines and go-karts, surf simulators and water slides, roller coasters and planetariums; there’s no way any member of the family will be bored with all that on offer.

With our lives getting busier and the increasing connectivity that technology brings creating more stress, there is more need to switch off and relax now than ever before. And, whilst we may have just highlighted some of the amazing activities at sea, the fact that you can equally decide to do nothing means that a cruising holiday is perfect for anyone looking to escape their daily routine. Lounge by the pool, amble aimlessly through beautiful cities, book a rejuvenating treatment in the onboard spa – it’s time to forget the phone and restore yourself to factory settings.

If you’ve heard about or seen an aspect of cruising that has put you off, perhaps you just need to tailor the holiday more to your personal taste. Don’t like the idea of giant, modern cruise ships? Choose a smaller, more intimate ship instead. Need something the whole family can enjoy? Opt for one of the many child-friendly options. Want to venture off the beaten track rather than see the major tourist spots? Consider an expedition cruise for something more adventurous. There really is a cruise ship for everyone, so it’s just a case of finding what suits you best.

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1st March 2020 - 14 Nights On board Regal Princess Fly from selected UK airports Interior Stateroom

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Terms and conditions apply. Prices are per person based on two sharing. ~Princess Best Value includes Premium Beverage Package, WiFi & Gratuities and is available on cruises between 3 and 32 nights in duration. Princess Best Value is an additional £35 per person, per day, for all passengers. Princess Best Value will not be available to purchase on cruises within 90 days of sailing and can be removed at any time. ^£50pp low deposit applies to all passengers. If cruise falls within 90 days before departure, then full balance would be required as per standard terms and conditions. Offer is available from 20th Dec 2019 - 2nd Mar 2020, and applies to cruises in this campaign only. The Premier Beverage Package is applicable to voyages and cruise fares advertised in this promotion only and age restrictions apply, and is not applicable during the land portion of cruisetours. Wi-Fi offer applies to all guests in stateroom (one device per guest). On MedallionNet enabled ships, unlimited Wi-Fi will automatically apply when guests sign in to activate. Discretionary stateroom gratuities to the value of $14.50 per person per day for Interior, Oceanview, and Balcony staterooms, $15.50 per person per day for Mini-suite and Club Class staterooms and $16.50 per person per day for Suites. Does not include gratuities added to bar charges, dining room wine accounts or Lotus Spa services. Gratuities are not transferable, non-refundable and have no cash value.

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NCL are continuing to celebrate 20 years of their mould-breaking Freestyle Cruising® with a fantastic saving of up to £1,500* per stateroom when booking selected 2020 cruises. It’s too good to miss, so start planning your next cruise now. Looking for inspiration? See Europe like you’ve never seen it before on a choice of six fabulous ships including Norwegian Escape cruising the Baltic Sea, and Norwegian Epic and Norwegian Jade calling at favourite destinations in the western Med. The Caribbean’s another hot spot and the top ticket is Norwegian Encore’s maiden season of cruises from Miami to tropical destinations in both the east and west – be among the first to sail on her. And if you’ve got an eye for an adventure, join Norwegian Spirit sailing to exotic ports in Japan and China… that’s one for the bucket list!

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Norway and the Arctic 14th June 2020 14 Nights On board Norwegian Star Sail from Southampton

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Prices are per person based on two sharing and are subject to availability, change and can be withdrawn at any time. Full operator terms and conditions apply. *Discounts are applicable to new cruise only and fly cruise qualifying bookings for a limited time.

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FROM EYE-POPPING HUES TO WHATEVER YOU CHOOSE

FROM TOUCHING A WATERFALL TO APPLAUDING A CURTAIN CALL

Take a trip to the Caribbean and you’ll discover a whole different side to these dreamy sun-drenched islands. Of course there’s the opportunity to laze on a white-sand beach, but P&O Cruises can also open your eyes to the diverse experiences tucked beyond the breathtaking coastlines.

Travelling through Norway takes you to a world of vivid landscapes, punctuated by deep fjords, soaring peaks and cascading waterfalls. Imagine gliding through still waters – sheer rock faces just metres from your balcony, the scent of verdant flower meadows rich in the air. Hiking to a mountain viewpoint and thundering through glacial arms on a thrilling RIB ride.

Caribbean

Norwegian Fjords

13th November 2020 14 nights – on board Azura Fly from selected UK airports

24th April 2021 7 nights – on board Iona Sail from Southampton

Inside Cabin from £1,529PP

Inside Cabin from £599PP

Free on board spending money up to £700 per cabin

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Why Wouldn’t You with a 5% low deposit◊ on applicable Select Price and

Early Saver holidays. Plus, enjoy Extra on-board spending money* and additional guests sail from £99pp on applicable Select Price holidays~ when you book by 2nd March 2020

HOLIDAY LIKE NEVER BEFORE There’s always something new to discover with P&O Cruises

FROM RIVIERA CHIC TO YOUR CREATIVE STREAK

FROM SEIZING THE DAY TO A FIERY DISPLAY

On a holiday to the Mediterranean, you can explore far more than one enchanting city and explore an entire region. Famed for its art, architecture, cultures, cuisines, beaches and more – the Mediterranean is a holiday full of rich experiences and P&O Cruises can help you unlock them all.

Think Spain, Portugal and the Canary Islands only offer beaches and blue skies? Think again. Let P&O Cruises take you off the beaten track with authentic local experiences. You can hike Tenerife’s rugged Anaga Mountains, explore a volcanic vineyard in Lanzarote or roll up your sleeves for a cooking lesson in Barcelona.

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9th October 2020 14 nights – on board Britannia Sail from Southampton

29th November 2020 12 nights – on board Ventura Sail from Southampton

Inside Cabin from £1,199PP

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Free on board spending money up to £700 per cabin

Free on board spending money up to £600 per cabin

Terms and conditions apply. Prices are per person based on two sharing and are subject to availability. *Book an applicable Select Price holiday and receive extra on-board spending money to spend during your cruise holiday. Amount varies by cabin and cruise duration. Applicable to new Select Price bookings made between 18 Dec 2019 - 2 Mar 2020 on selected cabin grades on applicable departures between 19 Dec 2019 - 2 Apr 2022. Offer is not applicable to Inside cabins. ◊Select Price and Early Saver bookings made up to 2 Mar 2020 will benefit from a 5% low deposit. After this date the standard deposit of 15% will apply. ~Book an applicable holiday and 3rd and 4th adult guests sail from £99pp. Available on selected off-peak cruises sailing from Southampton for 6-10 nights when sharing an applicable cabin with two full paying adults. Prices vary by cruise type, date and duration, are subject to availability and may go up or down.

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*Terms & Conditions apply. Valid on select ship voyages only and select cabins. Offer is valid on new bookings only aboard our ships which must be booked and deposited by 31st March 2020, or until sold out, whichever comes first. Promotion is subject to availability at the time of booking and capacity controlled. The promotion is not available in conjunction with any other offer, can be withdrawn at any time and is not redeemable for cash. Normal booking terms and conditions apply. Gratuities are not included. For solo or triple share pricing please contact us. To confirm your booking, a completed booking form and non-refundable deposit of $2,500 pp in the booking currency is required within 7 days of reserved berth/s. Additional terms and conditions may apply. Please contact your cruise agent for full terms and conditions. Zodiac (boat) featured was at a safe distance from glacier.

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Imagine a holiday destination so unique, it doesn’t have an address. Where you can lose yourself in rooms so luxurious, you’ll never want to be found.

With dining that delights every sense, thanks to menus crafted by Michelin-starred chefs. And featuring stylish spaces dreamed up by A-list architects and designers, intent on transforming the way you’ll perceive the world. It’s easier than ever before to escape with the Best Luxury Cruise Line... Book with four perks included – drinks, Wi-Fi, gratuities, and $300 to spend on board – for the ultimate in value and convenience. Alternatively, choose your favourite two perks, or even simply select cruise-only for Celebrity Cruises’ lowest available fare. And don’t forget, guests beyond the first two in a stateroom save 50% on their cruise fare. This offer applies nearly everywhere Celebrity Cruises sails – more than 300 exciting destinations worldwide!

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Spain and France

Italy & the Greek Islands

1st May 2020 - 8 Nights On board Celebrity Silhouette® Sail from Southampton

15th May 2020 - 10 Nights On board Celebrity Edge® Fly from selected UK airports

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Southampton > Bilbao (Overnight) > Vigo > La Coruna > Paris (Le Havre) > Southampton

Rome > Sicily (Messina) > Santorini > Athens (Piraeus) > Mykonos > Rhodes > Chania (Souda) > Naples > Rome

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13th June 2020 - 14 Nights On board Celebrity Silhouette® Sail from Southampton

16th August 2020 - 7 Nights On board Celebrity Infinity® Fly from selected UK airports

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Southampton > Copenhagen (overnight) > Stockholm > Helsinki > St. Petersburg (overnight) > Berlin (Warnemunde) > Aarhus > Southampton

Celebrity Cruises’ Sail Your Way offer applies to a wide selection of exciting itineraries. Admire the historic capitals of Europe, the sun-soaked coasts of the Mediterranean, or the idyllic beaches of the Caribbean in unparalleled luxury. Or, you might choose to explore the wild frontier of Alaska. Many of their cruise deal itineraries also set sail from Southampton, bringing your dream holiday closer than ever before. Each of the 13 cruise ships in Celebrity Cruises’ fleet are fitted out to the highest standard, with stunning spaces designed by some of the world’s most famous architects and interior designers. On your Celebrity cruise, luxury comes as standard. They offer a range staterooms, across their Solstice® Class, Millennium® Class, and Xpedition® Class ships.

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Rome (Civitavecchia) > Sicily (Messina) > Valletta > Kotor > Zadar > Rijeka > Venice

Your stateroom is your private sanctuary at sea and is as luxurious as any modern hotel room. The smart design is matched with stylish décor, not to mention that all of Celebrity Cruises’ accommodation has a dedicated 24hour Stateroom Attendant. From their sprawling suites to their intimate Interior staterooms, Celebrity Cruises® accommodation is the ultimate in modern luxury. If the itinerary you choose has a day or two at sea, you can rest assured that there’s plenty of activities onboard to keep you entertained. From the relaxed, country club atmosphere of the Lawn Club to the array of glamorous shops and boutiques to browse, you’re free to choose how to spend your perfect day... Will you relax and recharge poolside, or curl up with a good book in the library?

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Terms and conditions apply. Prices are per person based on two sharing. Offers subject to availability, change and can be withdrawn at any time. The ‘Sail Your Way’ offer only applies to new bookings on selected sailings of 4 nights or greater departing after 1st Jan 2020. *Guests choosing a Beverage Package as one of their chosen amenities will pay an additional supplement which varies by length of the voyage. Onboard spend offered is $150 per person. Single adult guests will receive the same amenities as applicable to two adult guests, but on an individual basis.^In addition to the benefits included in the “Sail Your Way” offer, Eligible Bookings made between 19 Dec 2019 - 3 March 2020 on selected sailings of 4 nights or greater departing between 1 Jan 2020 - 30 April 2022 will a receive an additional onboard credit of $200 per stateroom for Inside, Oceanview, Balcony, Concierge Class, and AquaClass staterooms with any Perk Choice (Sail, Sail Plus, Sail All Included). Guests who make an Eligible Booking in a Suite will automatically receive all 4 perks as part of Sail All Included and an additional onboard credit of $700 per stateroom.

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The Regent Experience has long been absolute in its inclusiveness, providing you with the most enriching and luxurious journey on the seven seas. Join them as they travel the world in search of the best life has to offer, with every luxury included. Regent Seven Seas take care of every detail so that you can fully experience and enjoy every moment. Discover how everything from the exquisitely prepared cuisine to the included, unlimited shore excursions will create a truly unforgettable journey. They’ve travelled the world for more than 25 years and are honoured to share their expertise and experience with you as they continue to explore the globe. Come aboard and allow them to create the perfect moments for the perfect trip, wherever you’re looking to go. Our oceans connect and move us. They offer life, colour and beauty while providing passage to the great wonders of our world in a way unlike any other. From music, history and the culinary arts, to wildlife and adventure, amazing memories await you in every destination, whatever your interest. As you discover these fantastic destinations, at the end of the day there’s nothing better than retiring to the comfort and relaxation of your own suite - the ultimate escape - a place all of your own as you explore the world in confidence and sophistication. Discover the perfect suite for your next journey aboard any of their all-suite ships. When dining aboard a Regent Seven Seas ship, you may do this whenever, and with whomever, you wish. There is always an array of refined flavours and refreshments to enjoy, from a choice steak and the perfectly paired glass of wine to freshly baked pastries, made from planchet flour, sourced directly from France. Book your Regent Seven Seas cruise and you can enjoy up to 30% off selected fares, and a reduced 10% deposit* on selected sailings booked before 29th February 2020.

Rome to Monte Carlo

9th September 2020 7 Nights Seven Seas Voyager Fly from selected UK airports

Rome, Italy • Tuscany, Italy • Portofino, Italy • Ajaccio, France • Palma De Mallorca, Spain • Barcelona, Spain • Toulon, France • Monte Carlo, Monaco

Deluxe Suite was £5,019pp

Singapore to Sydney

Now from

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Cape Town Roundtrip

20th December 2020 18 Nights Seven Seas Explorer Fly from selected UK airports FREE pre-cruise or post-cruise land tour available

22nd December 2020 14 Nights Seven Seas Voyager Fly from selected UK airports FREE pre-cruise or post-cruise land tour available

Singapore • Cruising the Java Sea • Semarang, Indonesia • Surabaya, Indonesia • Bali, Indonesia • Komodo, Indonesia • Cruising the Timor Sea • Darwin, Australia • Cruising the Arafura Sea • Cooktown, Australia • Cairns, Australia • Airlie Beach, Australia • Cruising the Coral Sea • Brisbane, Australia • Cruising the Tasman Sea • Sydney, Australia

Cape Town, South Africa • Mossel Bay, South Africa • Port Elizabeth, South Africa • Cruising the Indian Ocean • Maputo, Mozambique • Richards Bay, South Africa • Durban, South Africa • Cruising the Indian Ocean • Cruising the Cape of Good Hope • Cruising the Atlantic Ocean • Walvis Bay, Namibia • Luderitz, Namibia • Cruising the Atlantic Ocean • Cape Town, South Africa

Veranda Suite was £9,889pp Now from £8,299PP

Deluxe Suite was £10,489pp Now from £7,999PP

it’s all included it’s all included it’s all included

FREE FLIGHTS TRANSFERS | FREE SHORE EXCURSIONS FREE& FLIGHTS & TRANSFERS | FREE SHORE EXCURSIONS

TRANSFERS | PREMIUM FREE FINEFREE DINING | FREE DRINKS FREE WIFI | FREE GRATUITIES FINE DINING | FREESHORE PREMIUM| EXCURSIONS DRINKS | FREE WIFI | FREE GRATUITIES 1-NIGHT HOTEL| STAY* FREE 1-NIGHT PRE-CRUISE HOTEL GRATUITIES STAY* PREMIUM FREE DRINKS | PRE-CRUISE FREE WIFI FREE NIGHT PRE-CRUISE HOTEL STAY*

Terms and conditions apply. Offers subject to availability, change, and can be withdrawn at any time. Reduced 10% deposit available on selected sailings until 29 Feb 2020. Reduced deposit is not applicable with Regent Suite bookings, full World Cruise sailings or named suites on Seven Seas Splendor sailings departing between 07/02/2020 and 14/11/2020. Free pre/post cruise stays are not combinable with other offers, such as special pricing. Inclusion of free pre/post cruise stays in printed material is not indicative of availability or combinability.

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Boudicca

Phang Nga Bay

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

SMALL Ships, BIG Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ flycruises are the most exciting and rewarding way to discover some of the world’s most exotic, far-flung and inspirational destinations, with unforgettable sights and once-ina-lifetime experiences featured on every expertly crafted itinerary. And what an experience it is…. With Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, you can experience the incredible wildlife of South Africa and the Indian Ocean islands; the paradise beaches of the spectacular islands in the Seychelles, Indonesia and the Andaman; the ancient treasures of Asia and Arabia; and the endless icons of Australia, from the awe-inspiring Great Barrier Reef to Sydney’s legendary landmarks and New Year’s Eve celebrations. Journey to Thailand Travelling from Heathrow to Phuket, we were met by friendly, knowledgeable guides and taken on an insightful transfer to join the beautiful Boudicca. On arrival at the ship, our luggage was taken to our rooms and we were welcomed on board. Having an overnight on board in Phuket meant we were able to explore the ship and relax before heading out the following day.

Experiences

Our tour in Phuket was to Phang Nga Bay and James Bond Island, travelling from the ship to the lagoon pier to join a speedboat for our scenic cruise. Our next stop was Ko Panyi, a 200-yearold sea gypsy village, which was one of the first communities to settle in the bay. The entire village is built on stilts above the water. After a tour of the village, we headed over to Rang Yai Island for a Thai meal. After time to relax on the white sand beach and a swim in the clear waters, we returned to the pier and the awaiting Boudicca. Back on board, there was time to enjoy the sailaway before getting ready for dinner. Dining is a high point of every Fred. Olsen cruise; expertly crafted dishes are served by waiters that provide a service that is second to none. After dinner, there is a programme of evening entertainment to suit everyone, ranging from music, cabaret and quick-fire stand-up comedy to the relaxed tones of a grand piano or a night of dancing in the Lido Lounge. The next day we arrived in Sabang, Weh Island, Indonesia. Representing Indonesia’s northernmost and westernmost point, this small volcanic island (often called Sabang after its capital) is known for its diverse

Ko Panyi

marine ecosystem. Guided by an English-speaking local, we were taken past historic Dutch colonial buildings to the colourful markets; the Century Sabang Museum, which houses items of artistic and cultural significance; and the old primary school. The evening comprised a truly premium dining experience at The Grill, featuring the finest cooked-toorder steaks and sumptuous desserts served in elegant, sophisticated surroundings. A day at sea offered the opportunity to relax on board and enjoy the intimate and more traditional cruise experience that Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines offers. Boudicca boasts three heated pools, a selection of relaxing bars and lounges, a library and card room gaming tables. There’s also a full entertainment programme that includes guest speakers and performers, arts and craft lessons, fun quizzes, Yoga, Pilates and other fitness activities. You can pamper yourself with a visit to the spa or pickup a holiday bargain in the onboard shops. And don’t forget to sample the traditional afternoon tea. Arriving into Singapore, there is so much to see and do. A city orientation tour, a boat ride along the Singapore river, a must-do stop at Raffles for a Singapore sling and a tour of Gardens by the Bay to visit the Flower Dome (the largest glass greenhouse in the world) combined to create the perfect last stop for the end of the trip.

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Smaller but spacious While Fred. Olsen’s vessels are on a more accessible scale, you can have just as much private space. With fewer people on board it’s easy to find a quiet spot. There’s room to stretch out by the pool, and you can get ashore faster too. And when you’re ashore, you’re seeing the best of each port with hundreds – not thousands – of others, giving you a much more authentic experience.

Service with a smile Each member of the Fred. Olsen team has been carefully selected for their warm and welcoming personalities. The quality of our people, supported by training and development, ensures they will give you a great holiday. In fact, 97% of guests rated Fred. Olsen’s friendly, attentive staff ‘Excellent’ or ‘Good’.

Fred. Olsen’s Enjoyment Promise**

Discovering

the world on board one of Fred. Olsen’s smaller ships is always a rewarding experience. What’s even better, if you book now you’ll find all the more to enjoy with their cruise sale offer, available on a wide range of 2020 holidays. Fares start from as little as £599 per person.

FREE Drinks & Tips* You can benefit from FREE Drinks & Tips on over 120 Fred. Olsen sailings. On Ocean Cruises, selected house wines by the glass, selected beers, spirits and soft drinks are included all day and evening, while on Brabant River Cruises, you’ll receive red and white house wines, a choice of beers and branded soft drink with your lunchtime and evening meals. Plus, they’ll take care of

your tips for the Cabin Stewardess & Waiter.

The Fred. Olsen difference With the fifth generation Fred. Olsen as Chairman, they’re led with 170 years’ worth of seafaring heritage, and in their combination of smaller, friendlier ships, warm and welcoming staff, and awardwinning itineraries, they believe they’ve found the perfect formula for you to get the best out of your holiday with them.

Bringing the world closer Their size advantage means they can take you to places that some of the larger cruise vessels simply can’t. They dock close to the heart of some of the world’s most beautiful cities and can take you on scenic cruising adventures showcasing inspirational landscapes. Their itineraries are expertly crafted to make the most of this advantage.

They’re so confident that you’ll enjoy the whole Fred. Olsen experience that if you find that it’s not for you within 48 hours of sailing, just let them know and they’ll arrange for a flight back to the UK from the next port and give you your money back.

Award-winning Cruises Our friendly staff and crews always work hard to give you the holiday of a lifetime. Pleasingly, this has been recognised by Fred. Olsen winning a number of recent awards, as well as attaining a guest experience rating of 4.5 out of 5, from over 34,000 independent guest reviews on Feefo.

*Offer is applicable to new bookings only made between 4th Dec 2019 to 4th Feb 2020, for departures from Apr to Dec 2020, as highlighted in the Cruise Sale brochure. Free drinks & tips are not applicable to the following sailings: North American Waterways in the Fall, with New York (L2026), Blacksea Discovery & Mediterranean Adventure (D2023), Japan, Asia & Africa Voyage (D20GV). Offer is not combinable with any other offer. **The Enjoyment Promise excludes Party Nights & cruises for 4 or less nights, & only applies to Bookings made for departures more than 12 weeks ahead. Standard FOCL Terms and Conditions apply. Prices are per person based on two sharing.

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Norwegian Fjords with National Day, Oslo 12th May 2020 11 Nights Black Watch Sail from Liverpool An immersive voyage of Norwegian discovery with an overnight in Oslo to celebrate Norway’s independence. from

All of the following is included in your cruise: Comfortable accommodation with Smart TV, hairdryer, tea & coffee facilities and climate control

£1,699PP

Irresistible cuisine every day – from five-course à la carte dinners to casual buffets and latenight snacks

Capital Cities of the Baltic 1st June 2020 13 Nights Braemar Sail from Southampton Experience cultural discovery at its finest as you visit five incredible cities in five different countries – including three magnificent Baltic capitals. from

Entertainment every evening, including dancing, cabaret, comedy & live music

£1,799PP

German Waterways 3rd June 2020 8 Nights Boudicca Sail from Dover Reaping the rewards of Boudicca’s smaller dimensions, you’ll revel in the gorgeous scenery of size-restricted German waterways. from

£1,199PP

Heart of Spain & Bordeaux 9th September 2020 13 Nights Braemar Sail from Southampton Explore some of Spain and France’s finest cities, including beautiful Bordeaux and stylish Seville. from

Luggage porterage between your room and the drop-off/ pick-up point

Varied on board activities & lectures throughout each day

Afternoon tea, in-room sandwiches & snacks and self-service tea & coffee

£1,899PP

Classic Caribbean & Havana 10th December 2020 13 Nights Braemar Fly from London Gatwick or Manchester

Captain’s Drinks Party and Gala Buffet

Full use of onboard leisure facilities

Visit Barbados for a pre-Christmas cruise to the Caribbean and Cuba packed with rich rewards every step of the way. from

£2,099PP

Many more departures available with

FREE Drinks & Tips

All UK port taxes where collectable in advance

sailing from Southampton, Dover, Liverpool, Newcastle and Edinburgh

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Save up to 50%* on the Worldwide 2020 Cruise Collection when you book by 31st March 2020 Cruise & Maritime Voyages specialise in

a more traditional and leisurely style cruising experience. Their distinctive, small to medium sized cruise ships are accessible to more ports of call so they offer innovative and exciting unique itineraries. Onboard you will find a friendly and attentive standard of service from an experienced international crew and the onboard currency is Pound sterling. For your added convenience there is a huge choice of 15 UK and Ireland departure ports, bringing cruising closer to home.

What’s Included: • Comfortable cabin accommodation • Delicious full board cuisine, afternoon teas and late night snacks • Welcome & Farewell Captain’s Cocktail Parties (cruises of 6 nights or more) • Self-service tea & coffee, from 6am to midnight • Stylish entertainment, cabarets and popular classical interludes • Daytime activities programme • Informative guest speakers and arts & crafts (cruises of 5 nights or more) • Wide range of leisure facilities to enrich your time on board • Porterage of luggage from port to cabin • Port Taxes

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Hidden Baltic Treasures & Kiel Canal 25th May 2020 12 Nights Sail from Portsmouth Onboard Marco Polo Voyager Inside Cabin from £1,029PP

Spitzbergen, North Cape & Land of the Midnight Sun 6th June 2020 17 Nights Sail from Portsmouth Onboard Marco Polo Voyager Inside Cabin from £1,229PP

Iceland & Northern Isles 9th August 2020 12 Nights Sail from London Tilbury Onboard Columbus Voyager Inside Cabin from £1,079PP

Majestic Fjordland 21st August 2020 7 Nights Sail from London Tilbury Onboard Columbus Voyager Inside Cabin from £629PP

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Terms & Conditions Apply. Cruise & Maritime Voyages are offered for sale in the UK by South Quay Travel & Leisure Ltd trading as Cruise & Maritime Voyages. ABTA V9945. Gratuities at £7 per person per night debited to your on board account. Prices are per person based on two adults sharing a twin inside guaranteed cabin therefore cabin number will be advised at ticketing stage. Subject to availability. Offers are applicable to new bookings and can be withdrawn at any time. Offers are correct at time of going to print.

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Book by 28th February 2020

Special offers may include...

Rivieras & Rome

Complimentary Veranda Suite Upgrades or 3 Category Suite Upgrades Up to $1,000 Shipboard Credit per Suite Inclusive Business Class Air on select 2020 Europe sailings Up to £500 Air Credit per person Up to 600 Minute Internet Package per guest

22nd April 2020 7 nights On board the luxurious Seabourn Odyssey Fly from selected UK airports

Plus, book any Penthouse or Premium Suite and receive up to $2,000 Shipboard Credit and an Unlimited Internet Package per Suite

Sail from sunny Spain to the heart of the Cote d’ Azur, then savour Corsica, the Cinque Terre and finally the Eternal City.

Oceanview Suite from £2,699PP Balcony Suite from £3,199PP Includes FREE BUSINESS CLASS FLIGHTS, a 3 Category Suite Upgrade and Receive up to $1,000 Free Onboard Spending Money per suite

Prices are per person based on two sharing and are subject to availability, change and can be withdrawn at any time. Full operator terms and conditions apply - ask for details.

For nearly 145 years, Holland America have been introducing guests to new places and new cultures, and they’ve witnessed firsthand the transformative power of travel. They’ve seen how it opens minds, builds connections and fosters an appreciation of the shared humanity that unites everyone the world over. They invite you to join them for an unforgettable experience. Because travel is more than an itinerary, it has the power to change us and our world, journey by journey. This is why they sail.

Choose from 500+ sailings and receive: • Stateroom upgrades • Up to $500 Onboard Spending Money per stateroom • Reduced fares for kids • 10% off select shore excursions • 50% reduced deposit

PLUS, book a suite and receive prepaid gratuities!

When you book by 28th February 2020

Iberian Adventure

13th September 2020 12 nights On board Nieuw Statendam

FREE FLIGHTS from selected UK airports

Outside Stateroom from £1,919PP

Enjoy FREE Upgrade to a Balcony Stateroom, $300 FREE Onboard Spending Money per stateroom, PLUS Reduced Deposits

Valid for new bookings made before 28th February 2020. Prices are per person based on two sharing and are subject to availability, change and can be withdrawn at any time. Full operator terms and conditions apply - ask for details.

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A Must for your Bucket List Seeing the Northern Lights, going on an African safari, writing a book or learning to play an instrument, there are certain things that a lot of us have on our bucket lists. What about the experiences we might not have thought of? I’m excited to bring you a once-in-a-lifetime tall ships experience with Star Clippers that will blow you away. Whatever else is on your bucket list, the tall ship experience is a must-do, unique experience in the world of cruising. So what is a tall ship? Well you can’t miss the sails that we most associate with their beautiful outline. On board, the crew raise the sails by hand and this is their defining feature. This means it all feels like an authentic sailing experience, resonant from the days when ships roamed the world.

So, it’s hard to believe these ships aren’t from a dream. The Star Clippers fleet will transport you to hidden beaches in Asia or the cradle of civilisation in Europe. At the same time, you’ll find the comfortable surroundings you’d expect. You’ll enjoy a six-course meal in the oldstyle dining room. Then find time to relax in the casual bars and bask in the pool with the sounds of the wind soothing you. As she hugs the coast, you can enjoy an array of activities like snorkelling or gentle yoga. The atmosphere on board is always very relaxed and unhurried.

Bali

STAR CLIPPERS

STAR CLIPPERS

Venice Barbados

As such, you can wander as you please on board. Enter into the bridge to connect with the captain. Relax up on the rigging or pop in on the engine room. Here on board, you’re all taking part in the adventure together with the crew and that’s what makes the tall ship experience different from a typical cruise. Experiences like being under sail as you glide towards a heavenly, isolated beach or the feeling of being lifted by the wind. You’re able to enjoy the sight of beautiful and enticing islands, seen from the crow’s nest. It’s moments like this that make me feel like I’m in my element.

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T

he gentle lapping of the waves against a winddriven hull. A pod of dolphins playing in the

curling bow wave. These graceful ships fly along the waves, just like the legendary clippers of a century

STAR CLIPPERS

and a half ago. And this is as much an adventure in highly evolved relaxation as it is in tradition. It is this unique combination of sailing and pampered relaxation that is the essence of Star Clippers.

STAR CLIPPERS Discover The Monaco

Grand Prix Finals and More Aboard a

Magnificent Tall Ship...

Experience a spectacular sailing aboard Royal Clipper, traversing beautiful Mediterranean ports of call such as Cannes, Portoferraio, Lerici and the historic town situated high up on the majestic Corsican cliffs, Bonifacio. Our ever-popular Monaco Grand Prix sailings offer an electric atmosphere amongst the roar of the cars and the cheers of the crowds, providing an unforgettable journey aboard a magnificent tall ship.

Departs UK 22nd May 2021 7-nights aboard Royal Clipper Visiting: Cannes (France) | Monaco | Lerici Portoferraio | East Corsica Beach | Bastia

FROM

ÂŁ1,785 PER PERSON

Bonifacio | Porto Cervo | Civitavecchia Cruise-only price includes 10% Early Booking Discount.

Lead in fare is based on two adults sharing category 6 cabin. Price displayed is cruise-only and includes 10% early booking discount plus port charges. Flights, transfers and accommodation will need to be added on separately. 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 expires 31.01.21. Early booking discount is combinable with repeat passenger discount of 5%. All prices are correct at time of print, are subject to availability and/or change, and can be withdrawn at any time.

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ALASKA Multi-Generational Glacier Hunting

Alaska - not the first destination that springs to mind for a family holiday but, for us, it was the perfect adventure for the three generations of my cruising family, taken in style and comfort thanks to a cruise on board Cunard’s luxurious Queen Elizabeth. Our family group consisted of my husband, daughter, our two-yearold Granddaughter and myself. For me, the only way I was ever going to see Alaska was on a cruise. So, when Cunard announced that the stunning Queen Elizabeth would be cruising the region in 2019, it had to be booked. My husband was desperate to travel on the Rocky Mountaineer and, whilst the promise of endless cocktails whilst travelling in the Gold Class glass-domed coaches did appeal to me, it wasn’t something I felt the need to do. My my husband opted for the Rocky Mountaineer Banff to Vancouver pre-cruise extension and he loved every minute of it; being transported in luxury through amazing scenery via Kamloops and some fabulous hotels, whilst all luggage was taken care of. The family was reunited in Vancouver and we embarked Queen Elizabeth for 13 nights along the Inside Passage and back down to San Francisco. This, for me, was where the real holiday started. Every day was different, every port was different, the scenery and sunsets never failed to impress. We went on adventures to meet big brown bears; we saw waterfalls, icebergs and glaciers. Kayaking in Sitka, walking through Creek Street in Ketchikan, Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, a ride on the iconic White Pass Scenic Railway in Skagway and soaking up the scenery and smell of pine trees at Icy Straight Point all followed too.

The highlight of the cruise was most definitely entering Glacier Bay; it was just breathtaking. The bright blue ice glistened like diamonds in the sunshine. The sound of the ice calving broke the sereneness and stillness of the bay as it fell away and crashed to the sea below. The approach to the glacier early in the morning was beyond magical, as the scenery grew ever closer whilst chunks of ice clinked against the hull of the ship. The captain slowly spun the ship twice in the bay so everyone got a full view of every inch of the glacier. Unforgettable!

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Norwegian Fjords On board Queen Victoria 12 Nights 3rd May 2020 Departs Southampton

Enjoy Additional Money To Spend On Board, Plus 5% Low Deposit * When you book before 2nd March 2020

More freedom for you, with money to spend on board from Cunard. Set sail with Cunard and escape into an unrivalled world of freedom. Experience the vastness of the ocean and stroll beneath the sun and stars as nature drifts by. Discover new shores across the globe; explore the majestic scenery of the Norwegian Fjords, marvel at Alaskan flora and fauna, or traverse the Atlantic in style and wake up as Lady Liberty sails past to greet you. With spacious decks, refined restaurants, elegant bars and cosy snugs you’ll be able to while away each day, doing as much or as little as you choose.

Inside Stateroom from

£1,299PP

Receive up to $1000 FREE Onboard Spending Money per Stateroom or FREE Car Parking or FREE Coach Transfers, PLUS 5% Low Deposit

Alaska On board Queen Elizabeth 11 Nights 20th July 2020 Fly from selected UK airports Outside Stateroom from

£2,899PP

Includes 1-Night Pre-Cruise Hotel Stay, FREE Upgrade to a Balcony Stateroom, $600 FREE On Board Spending Money Per Stateroom, PLUS 5% Low Deposit

Escape to uncrowded spaces.

Cunard ships offer more space per guest than other ships of a similar size.

Freedom of choice.

The opportunity to dress up and dine in style or to relax in more casual surroundings.

Time for you.

You can enjoy the view, relax with a book, or learn to taste wine, mix cocktails, paint or dance. It’s entirely your choice.

Book a 2020 or 2021 Alaska Voyage and Enjoy a Complimentary Stateroom or Suite upgrade^ When you book before 2nd March 2020 The spectacle of ice calving from massive glaciers is matched only by the thrill of spotting wild grizzlies foraging in tidal flats. Sail Queen Elizabeth to Alaska on a voyage filled with majestic scenery and local culture, interspersed with blissful days on board as only a Cunard Queen can offer.

*Book a Cunard Fare holiday & receive additional money to spend on board during your voyage. Applicable to new Cunard Fare bookings on selected voyages booked between 18th Dec 2019 - 2nd Mar 2020. Additional money to spend on board is in addition to the Cunard Fare benefit of money to spend on board and you must select the Cunard Fare benefit of money to spend on board to qualify. Money to spend on board is per person & cannot be exchanged for a cash alternative. 5% deposit is applicable to Cunard Fare stateroom bookings made between 18th Dec 2019 - 2nd Mar 2020 on selected 2020/21 voyages. ^Stateroom upgrades applicable on new Cunard Fare bookings on selected grades and voyages, subject to availability. Book between 18th Dec 2019 - 2nd Mar 2020 & the fare for your stateroom will be the same as that of a stateroom at least one type lower.

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A Z U R E C OV E S

W I N E R I E S & WON DE R S

MONTE CARLO TO BARCELONA 7 days | 26 July 2020 – RIVIERA

ROME TO BARCELONA 7 days | 1 September 2020 – RIVIERA

includes all amenities:

includes all amenities:

Airfare & Internet* FREE Gratuities FREE 4 Shore Excursions FREE Beverage Package FREE US$400 Shipboard Credit

Airfare & Internet* FREE Gratuities FREE 4 Shore Excursions FREE Beverage Package FREE US$400 Shipboard Credit

Amenities are per stateroom

Amenities are per stateroom

Florence

OLIFE ULTIMATE FARES PER GUEST FROM* BALCONY

£2,300

CONCIERGE

£2,491

Marseille

OLIFE ULTIMATE FARES PER GUEST FROM*

PENTHOUSE

£3,092

BALCONY

£2,380

CONCIERGE

£2,559

PENTHOUSE

£3,182

C I RC L I NG T H E BI S C AY

AT L A N T IC HOR I Z ONS

SOUTHAMPTON TO SOUTHAMPTON 10 days | 7 August 2020 – MARINA

BARCELONA TO MIAMI 14 days | 21 November 2020 – MARINA

includes all amenities:

includes all amenities:

Airfare & Internet* FREE Gratuities FREE 6 Shore Excursions FREE Beverage Package FREE US$600 Shipboard Credit

Airfare & Internet* FREE Gratuities FREE 8 Shore Excursions FREE Beverage Package FREE US$800 Shipboard Credit

Amenities are per stateroom

Amenities are per stateroom

Bordeaux

OLIFE ULTIMATE FARES PER GUEST FROM* BALCONY

£3,458

CONCIERGE

£3,752

PENTHOUSE

£4,750

The Finest Cuisine at Sea™ A variety of distinctive open-seating restaurants First hands-on cooking school at sea, “The Culinary Center” Destination immersion with over 450 destinations worldwide

Barcelona

OLIFE ULTIMATE FARES PER GUEST FROM* BALCONY

£2,939

CONCIERGE

£3,179

PENTHOUSE

£3,959

Engaging Culinary Discovery Tours™ Exceptional personalised service Elegant casual ambiance, no jacket or tie required Intimate, luxurious ships catering to 684 or 1,250 guests

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S C E N IC S TA R S & S H R I N E S

S OU T H E A S T & S U N N Y C OA S T

LOS ANGELES TO TOKYO 25 days | 30 September 2020 – REGATTA

SINGAPORE TO SYDNEY 20 days | 11 November 2020 – REGATTA

includes all amenities:

includes all amenities:

Airfare & Internet* FREE Gratuities FREE 8 Shore Excursions FREE Beverage Package FREE US$800 Shipboard Credit

Airfare & Internet* FREE Gratuities FREE 8 Shore Excursions FREE Beverage Package FREE US$800 Shipboard Credit

Amenities are per stateroom

Amenities are per stateroom

Tokyo

OLIFE ULTIMATE FARES PER GUEST FROM* INSIDE

£5,699

BALCONY

£8,089

Whitsunday Island

OLIFE ULTIMATE FARES PER GUEST FROM*

CONCIERGE

£8,629

INSIDE

£5,099

BALCONY

£6,699

CONCIERGE

£6,899

C OR A L S IGH T S & SE A S

A M A Z I NG AUS T R A L I A

SYDNEY TO BALI 16 days | 1 December 2020 – REGATTA

BALI TO SYDNEY 19 days | 17 December 2020 – REGATTA

includes all amenities:

includes all amenities:

Airfare & Internet* FREE Gratuities FREE 8 Shore Excursions FREE Beverage Package FREE US$800 Shipboard Credit

Airfare & Internet* FREE Gratuities FREE 8 Shore Excursions FREE Beverage Package FREE US$800 Shipboard Credit

Amenities are per stateroom

Amenities are per stateroom

Brisbane

OLIFE ULTIMATE FARES PER GUEST FROM* INSIDE

£4,599

BALCONY

£5,689

CONCIERGE

£6,155

Melbourne

OLIFE ULTIMATE FARES PER GUEST FROM* INSIDE

£5,599

BALCONY

£6,769

CONCIERGE

£7,159

ENJOY THE FINEST CUISINE AT SE A™ ABOARD OUR INTIM ATE AND LUXURIOUS SHIPS.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS *OLife Ultimate offers and fares are valid on select sailings and expire on 31st March 2020. All fares are per person in Pounds Sterling, valid for residents of the United Kingdom, based on double occupancy (unless otherwise noted), for new bookings only, subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. For current pricing visit OceaniaCruises.com. OLife Ultimate amenities are per stateroom, based on double occupancy and subject to change. Free gratuities are available on select sailings and valid for bookings made on select categories and do not apply to service charges relating to private dining, spa treatments or alcoholic beverages which will incur a compulsory service fee (approx. 18%). Free Internet is one per stateroom; Owner’s, Vista & Oceania Suites receive access for two devices per suite. OLife Ultimate Free Shore Excursions vary by voyage and exclude Oceania Select, Oceania Exclusive, Executive Collection, Food & Wine Trails, Wellness, Go Local, and Culinary Discovery Tours. Voyages up to 9 days receive 4 free excursions; 10-13 days receive 6 free excursions; 14+ days receive 8 free excursions. All excursions must be chosen at least 14 days prior to sailing. OLife Ultimate Beverage Package amenity is House Select and is one per full-fare paying adult of 21 years of age or older with a maximum of two per stateroom. Free Shipboard Credit is one per stateroom, based on double occupancy and subject to change. Not all promotions are combinable. Free pre- or post-cruise land tours are on select voyages, based on double occupancy, capacity controlled, subject to limited availability and to change. The Deluxe Land Collection upgrade price varies. Upgrade and voyage credit are per person. For itineraries shown with multiple departures, sailing prices may vary and any “Fares From” pricing is based on the lowest available category at the time of publication, unless otherwise indicated. Cruise Ship Fuel Surcharge may apply and, if applicable, is additional revenue to Oceania Cruises. Special Fares are based on published International Full Brochure Fares. Oceania Cruises reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares, fees, offers and surcharges at any time. Suite and stateroom measurements are approximate, and those in same category may vary in size. Suites and staterooms may also have different furniture placement than depicted in the photographs. Free Internet usage is subject to time and data limitations; Internet usage fees may apply. Airfare programme is limited to fl ights originating or terminating in London, regional connections are available at additional cost. For select sailings, a pre-cruise hotel may be required, depending on fl ight allocation. If so, this will be available at an additional supplement. Additional Terms and Conditions may apply. Complete Terms and Conditions may be found at OceaniaCruises.com or in the Guest Ticket Contract. Ships’ Registry: Marshall Islands.OCI191204373 UK

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Western Caribbean & Perfect Day 9 Nights 28th March 2020 Harmony of the Seas® Fly from selected UK airports

Western Mediterranean 7 Nights 10th May 2020 Allure of the Seas® Fly from selected UK airports

Discover the Canaries 14 Nights 6th September 2020 Anthem of the Seas® Sail from Southampton

Interior Stateroom PASSENGER 1 FROM

Interior Stateroom PASSENGER 1 FROM

Includes 1-night pre-cruise hotel stay in Orlando

Interior Stateroom PASSENGER 1 FROM

£1,989 PASSENGER 2 FROM £1,349

£1,759 PASSENGER 2 FROM £919

The Royal Caribbean sale is now on! Buy one cruise fare get one 60% off. Plus, save up to £125 off your stateroom and kids sail from just £99pp. Whether it’s 2, 4, 6, or 10 of you going away, it’s never been easier for you and your loved ones to have a truly amazing holiday. From fine-dining to deep-diving, trying out high-octane thrills or chilling out by the pool, these really are holidays where everyone in the family’s happy. This offer is available on selected sailings worldwide until 31st March 2020.

£3,279 PASSENGER 2 FROM £1,429

On a Royal Caribbean cruise holiday, it’s the ‘wow’ factor that sets them apart. They give their guests an upgrade on ordinary, with onboard innovations like robotic waiters, sky diving at sea, world class dining and West End style shows, not forgetting astonishingly spacious accommodation. Whether you’re a lounge lizard or an adrenaline junkie, Royal Caribbean cruise holidays can cater to everyone’s idea of extraordinary.

Terms and conditions apply. Offers subject to availability, change, and can be withdrawn at any time. Promotion is applicable to new bookings made between 17th Dec 19 – 31st Mar 20 on selected sailings of 3 nights or more departing between 2nd Jan 20 – 30th Apr 22. Promotions are based on two or more people sharing the advertised eligible stateroom, subject to a maximum of four guests in the eligible stateroom.*The 60% saving is calculated based on the applicable cruise fare of the first guest in the stateroom. **Kids Sail from £99pp promotion provides a reduced cruise fare (including taxes & fees) for 3rd & 4th guests who are 12 years-old or younger on select sailings of 4-nights.

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Enjoy a 10% Early Booking Saving PLUS an additonal £300 per suite Bonus Saving on Select Voyages* Book and pay in full before 28th February 2020 Silversea is an ultra-luxury, all-inclusive cruise line renowned for extraordinary worldwide voyages aboard intimate ships. Sailing to over 900 destinations spanning all seven continents, Silversea offers more destinations than any other cruise line. Butler service; fine dining; beverages including wines, beers and spirits; onboard gratuities and Wi-Fi are always included. Silversea’s expedition voyages offer awe-inspiring journeys to some of the world’s most exotic destinations.

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Barcelona to Rome

If, when you think of the Mediterranean you think of long nights in Barcelona, lavender fields in Marseille, bathing beauties in St. Tropez and the well-heeled glamour of Portofino, then this is the trip for you. Enjoy this 7 day cruise onboard Silver Shadow from £3,090pp, including return flights and airport transfers.

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activities and excursions throughout this trip, so expect fun, fiestas and a whole lot more! Enjoy this cruise for yourself from £3,800pp, including return flights, airport transfers and 1-night pre-cruise hotel stay.

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Fort Lauderdale to Bridgetown

See The Caribbean come alive on this 10 day cruise. Get ready to be transported by desert islands crammed with old world elegance and hill top views. With blue skies and calm seas, adrenaline packed tours on the water, colonial historic charm and superlative fish gazing. Weave your own tapestry of the Caribbean’s rich offerings onboard Silver Whisper from £2,910pp, including return flights, airport transfers and 1-night pre-cruise hotel stay. Arriving Summer 2020, the most elegant ship ever to sail the Galapagos. The first destination specific ship built by Silversea, Silver Origin, is the height of experiential travel in the Galapagos. Never before have the islands been so superbly presented: a team of Ecuadorian national expert guides, the highest crew-to-guest ratio in the Galapagos, 8 Zodiacs, seamless hybrid spaces that offer an extraordinary voyage – for extraordinary people. All-suite accommodation, Horizon

Balconies, butler service, sophisticated interiors, interactive basecamp, Ecuadorian inspired cuisine… No aspect of Silver Origin has been left to chance. The most environmentally conscious ship Silversea have ever built, take a vertical leap and transform your idea of travel with Silver Origin.

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San Cristobal to Baltra

Voyage through the Galapagos Islands, which once inspired Charles Darwin, and have been impressing travellers ever since. Snorkel with turtles, marvel at manta rays and marine iguanas, and witness the behaviour of flamingos, penguins, pelicans, and flightless cormorants. You’ll also walk across otherworldly lava fields, discover saltwater lagoons, and learn about the islands history before and after Darwin made it famous. Experience all this in 7 days onboard Silver Origin from £8,460pp, including return flights, airport transfers and a 2-night pre-cruise hotel stay. Plus, guided Zodiac, land and sea tours and shoreside activities led by the Expeditions Team.

Prices are per person based on two sharing the lowest suite category available & are subject to availability, change and can be withdrawn at any time. *Full operator terms & conditions apply. Other dates available - price may vary.

Fort Lauderdale to San Juan

Embark on this 9 day Caribbean dream that takes you from Florida’s fun in the sun to San Juan’s storied streets onboard Silver Shadow. Chairman ambassador, Fernando Barroso de Oliveira, will be hosting exclusive

Take advantage of Azamara’a biggest ever sale, with savings of up to 40% on more than 120 voyages in 2020 & 2021. Combine these incredible savings with their ‘Book with Confidence Guarantee’ to enjoy the flexibility to change your voyage free of charge, should you need to. For the first time, all three of their ships are spending the summer in Europe. With more sailings from Southampton than ever, you can venture to the north cape of Norway or discover

the captivating scenery of Iceland without having to take a single flight. Or let them take you as an insider to the hidden gems of the Mediterranean, where you’ll stay late in port so you can experience first-hand how the cities come to life after the sun goes down. Voyages are selling fast, with Suites already nearing sell-out on most sailings and limited availability across all other categories – so don’t miss your chance to secure your stateroom before it’s too late.

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2020-21 ALL INCLUSIVE CRUISES

SAVE UP TO 35%* OFF THE FULL FARE Britain’s newest cruise ship is now here, and embarking on her history-making inaugural season. Spirit of Discovery features the design cues, cuisine and levels of service you expect in the world’s finest boutique hotels. Except here you’ll wake up in a new idyllic location different to the one you went to sleep in.

Every Saga cruise includes all this…

Taking to the oceans in Summer 2020, experience the new luxury ship, Spirit of Adventure. Her maiden season is now on sale. Their second new ship is being built by the same expert team at the Meyer Werft shipyard. She’s a beautiful sister to Spirit of Discovery, but with a host of surprises all her own, including two new speciality restaurants and vibrant new cabins.

• Optional travel insurance including additional cancellation rights (or a price reduction if not required) • Gratuities • Complimentary Wi-Fi • Speciality dining at no extra cost • Complimentary 24 hour room service • Complimentary afternoon tea • Unlimited tea, coffee, fruit juices and freshly baked snacks in selected venues • Tourist visas free of charge • A free shuttle bus service at most ports • Day and night entertainment, live shows, talks, classes and activities, all at no extra charge • A sailaway party • Love it first time or your money back^ • Porters to unload and carry luggage when arriving at either Dover or Southampton • A free of charge service, Explore Ashore, helping you plan your excursions

Spirit of Discovery and Spirit of Adventure are the only small ships built for the British market, offering a balcony for every guest and a choice of free speciality restaurants. All backed by Saga’s famous personal service and inclusive value.

SAGA PRICE

Escape to the Continent 19th April 2020 - 4 Nights Sail from Dover ALL INCLUSIVE BALCONY CABIN

NOW from £999PP

NEW!

Norwegian Trilogy

19th May 2020 - 7 Nights Sail from Dover ALL INCLUSIVE BALCONY CABIN

NOW from £1,718PP

*Terms and conditions apply. Offers subject to availability, change, and can be withdrawn at any time.~Subject to availability. ^The ‘Love it First Time’ guarantee is available to guests that have not previously cruised aboard Saga Rose, Saga Pearl, Saga Ruby, Quest for Adventure, Spirit of Adventure, Saga Pearl II or Saga Sapphire, and are booking their first Saga ocean cruise aboard Saga Sapphire, Spirit of Discovery or Spirit of Adventure. Applicable only to new bookings. > This applies as long as the discounted holiday is the same package offered under the same terms of sale (which means the full terms that apply to your holiday contract, including your cabin grade & whether your cabin is allocated at the time of booking or at embarkation.

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Spirit of Adventure

Spirit of Discovery

PROMISE

Should the price go down or a new special offer is introduced, the difference will be returned to you>

• All Balcony Cabins as a standard on Spirit of Discovery and Spirit of Adventure • Complimentary return chauffeur (up to 250 miles each way) • Other travel options are complimentary car parking near the port, coach/rail travel, or UK domestic flights~

Amsterdam Christmas Sights 16th December 2020 - 4 Nights Sail from Southampton ALL INCLUSIVE BALCONY CABIN

NOW from £924PP

NEW!

Scandinavian Rhythms 22nd March 2021 - 7 Nights Sail from Southampton

ALL INCLUSIVE BALCONY CABIN

NOW from £1,529PP

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2020 RIVER CRUISES & SPIRIT OF THE RHINE

Spirit of the Rhine

LOW £99 DEPOSIT* AVAILABLE - ASK FOR DETAILS

NEW! Resplendent Rhine in Autumn 22nd November 2021 - 7 Nights Return coach travel via Eurotunnel or ferry

Outside Cabin from £999PP

NEW!

Keukenhof and Dutch Delights 19th April 2021 - 7 Nights Return coach travel via Eurotunnel or ferry

Outside Cabin from £1,349PP Chef and TV presenter Nick Nairn will join your cruise and use the on-board kitchen facilities to showcase his culinary prowess.

Inspired by Saga’s award winning ocean cruises, Spirit of the Rhine will bring their boutique cruise experience to the riverways of Europe. Launching Spring 2021, this luxury ship is exclusively for Saga guests, offering a wealth of exciting features. Beautifully appointed public rooms, spacious and stylish cabins, and levels of service that are second to none… Every feature of Spirit of the Rhine has been individually designed for Saga guests. This includes a panoramic lounge and bar, an inviting library, fitness area, and an expansive, shaded sun deck with a hot tub and alfresco barbecue.

The Saga boutique difference Every cruise offers premium value for money, with so much included in the price... • VIP door-to-door travel service^ • French balconies for almost all cabins • Free to dine à la carte restaurant • A selection of drinks at lunch and dinner • Up to five included excursions on every cruise • Included gratuities • Complimentary Wi-Fi

VIP DOOR-TO-DO

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TRAVEL SERVICE

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INCLUDED

Saga’s VIP door-to-door travel service is the perfect way to start your Saga holiday, and it’s included on all their river cruises^

Springtime in Holland 2nd April 2020 - 5 Nights Return coach travel via Eurotunnel or ferry

Outside Cabin from £699PP

*Terms and conditions apply. Offers subject to availability, change, and can be withdrawn at any time. ^Complimentary Saga VIP travel service includes a return chauffeur service from your home to your international airport, return chauffeur service to your local airport for an included domestic flight to your main departure airport, return chauffeur service to your UK departure point (such as a Eurostar or ferry terminal), standard class rail travel from your local station to your UK departure point, or complimentary parking at the airport if you’d prefer to drive yourself. Saga reserves the right to select the most appropriate form of transport and/or domestic airport for your journey. You could be sharing the journey with up to three (or very occasionally five) other Saga passengers in one of their larger MPVs.

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o d y l l We rea g n i h t know a t u o b a or two ! g n i s i u r C r e v Ri

A River Cruise Recommendation River Cruising is an amazing experience like no other. You get the superb service, dining and the ‘unpack-once-but-experience-manydestinations’ benefits of an ocean cruise mixed with a more intimate small ship, lower passenger numbers and beautiful scenery as you cruise. Plus, there’s the bonus of docking in some of Europe’s most stunning cities. I have been lucky enough to sail along the Danube from Passau to Budapest and I will never forget it. Cruising into Budapest, past the impressive parliament building and under six or seven bridges from the sun deck, is wonderful. Along the way, I saw castles

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and churches surrounded by forest, went shopping in tiny artisan villages and, of course, the wine tasting was a highlight. I ate more delicious food than I should and, from the ships’ restaurant, I could still see the countryside flowing past me. My cabin was lovely, with a dropdown window that made me feel immersed in all I was seeing. There was even a pool on the ship to take a dip. I would encourage everyone to give river cruising a try – it is something different for experienced cruisers and, for those who aren’t sure if an ocean

cruise is for them, it is the perfect stepping stone. Give this little bit of luxury a try! Top Tip: Nearly everything (shampoo, hairdryer etc) is provided for you in your cabin, so you can save room on your packing – just don’t forget an adapter.

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Award-winning five-star European river cruises EXCLUSIVE OFFER! Receive up to

€400

on board credit*

SO MUCH IS INCLUDED • • • • • • • •

Fascinating excursions with knowledgeable local guides The services of our experienced cruise directors and cruise concierges Five-star service from an English-speaking crew Return flights from a choice of regional airports, or travel by Eurostar Overseas transfers Spacious cabins and suites with en-suite bathrooms Exceptional dining from early risers’ breakfasts to midnight snacks Don’t miss out. Secure your bookings early

The Douro, Porto & Salamanca

Budapest to the Black Sea – Gems of Eastern Europe

Vienna, Budapest & Salzburg

8 day river cruise from £1,199PP

15 day river cruise from £2,949PP

8 day river cruise from £1,449PP

Departures March to November 2020

Departures April to October 2020

Departures April to October 2020

The Blue Danube –

* Ask for full terms & conditions.

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For over twenty years Pandaw has specialised in exploring the remote and off the beaten track rivers of Asia. Places that few can navigate with the specially designed ships, offering travellers a truly exclusive and unique experience. Essentially an outdoor experience, travellers meditate on the unfolding panorama of human and wildlife thriving on these great rivers from the spacious promenade and observation decks. All onboard enjoy an informal and friendly atmosphere - the ‘Pandaw Spirit’. Boasting the highest passenger-to-deck space ratio of any cruise ships afloat, Pandaw provides plenty of spots to relax and take in the panorama or chat with fellow travellers.

Classic Mekong SAIGON to SIEM REAP

Departing 16th September 2020 | 11-night package 2-nights pre-cruise stay in Saigon | 7-nights aboard RV Mekong Pandaw 2-nights post-cruise stay in Siem Reap Visiting: Saigon | Ben Tre | Con Phuoc Island | Cambodia Border Phnom Penh | Silk Island | Wat Hanchey | Siem Reap

FROM

£3,699 PER PERSON

Price is based on two adults sharing in the lowest available cabin. Price is based on 19.09.20 sailing and includes economy flights from London (regional flights available on request), non-UK transfers and port charges. Subject to availability and can be withdrawn at any time.

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GREAT BARRIER REEF For 34 years, Coral Expeditions has taken like-minded guests closer to remote cultures and nature, with personal service and warm Australian hospitality.

In true expedition style, the ships are intimate and limited to a maximum of 120 guests. This enables a very different cruise experience - relaxed, convivial, without queues, waiting, or assigned seating. Voyages are focussed on the destination, with immersive experiences led by an expert Expedition Team. Lectures and interpretation bring each location to life. The cuisine is created by talented chefs using fresh, locally-sourced produce. An openseat dining room allows guests to mingle and relax. A curated cellar features a selection of exceptional Australian wines and aged Tasmanian whiskies. Australian flagged and crewed, our ships operate to the highest Australian standards, and our Australian and New Zealand crew provide the highest level of personal service.

3 NIGHT EXPEDITIONS FROM

ÂŁ939

Based on single occupancy with no single supplement

A Great Barrier Reef expedition includes the Ribbon Reefs, Lizard Island, Hinchinbrook Island and Sudbury Cay. Visiting nine private mooring sites, this is the ultimate Great Barrier Reef experience where you can see it all – reef, rainforests and islands.

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2020 EUROPE

LAUNCH SAVINGS UP TO

£1,000

PP

ON EUROPE RIVER CRUISES

7 nights from £1,436

PP

WHAT’S INCLUDED MORE LUXURY

Innovative Twin Balcony Staterooms Sun Deck Pool with Swim-Up Bar n Personalised Service n Complimentary WiFi and in-house movie channel n Tea, Coffee and Bottled Water 24 hrs n

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All dining on board in multiple dining venues, including The Chef’s Table restaurant Wine, beer & soft drinks during lunch & dinner Daily “Sip & Sail” pre-dinner cocktail hour

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Wellness Programme with Onboard Wellness Host^ n All shore excursions - a choice of up to 4 per day n Bicycles onboard with a choice of Guided Hiking & Biking Tours^ n

^Excludes Douro

FREE FLIGHTS AVAILABLE FROM A RANGE OF UK AIRPORTS DANUBE • BORDEAUX • RHINE • MOSELLE

*Terms & Conditions: Fares are per person based on double occupancy of the lead Category stateroom, unless otherwise stated. ’The AmaWaterways 2020 Launch’ promotion applies to selected European sailings between 15th March 2020 and 28th December 2020. Fares for applicable European sailings include cruise, port charges, return economy flights from selected UK gateways & group overseas transfers (between Airport and Ship, or Airport and Hotel if applicable, and vice versa). Flights from gateways other than those included in the promotion may incur a supplement. Flight schedules and airlines used are fully at the discretion of AmaWaterways and will be confirmed once airline schedules become available. Cancellations are subject to full loss of deposit (£270 per person & any additional flights supplements) once flights have been confirmed. Solo guests must pay an additional supplement before receiving any savings. Fares and offers are capacity controlled, subject to availability and may be changed or withdrawn at any time. Offers are valid on new bookings only, made between 1st September 2019 and 31st January 2020. Terms & conditions apply. For full details visit www.amawaterways.co.uk or view our 2020 Europe,Asia & Africa Brochure.

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Save up to £2500 per couple on 2020 River Cruises when you book by 21st February 2020 What’s Included? • Private home pick-up service • Flights and transfers • Full-board dining • Beer, wine and soft drinks with lunch and dinner • A choice of excursions in every port •Services of a cruise director • All airport and port taxes • Onboard local entertainment • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard • Complimentary bicycles •Gratuities

Who says you can’t rise when you like, dine

when you want, and explore as you wish? On an Avalon cruise, schedules give way to whims, leaving you the freedom to do exactly as you please. Oodles of included excursions are on every cruise, from in-depth sightseeing to local discoveries and active pursuits... whatever floats your boat. Drift away, your way with Avalon, featuring cruising’s only award- winning bed with a view.

Tulip Time

Danube Dreams

Romantic Rhine

8 Days from £1,599pp

8 Days from £1,799pp

8 Days from £1,749pp

Start in Holland’s popular, modern capital of Amsterdam. This 700-yearold city offers an abundance of classic architecture, cafés, and restaurants. Sail through Holland and Belgium to Rotterdam’s harbour, said to be the world’s busiest port. Garden enthusiasts will delight in a visit to see the breathtaking colours of Keukenhof, one of the world’s largest flower gardens. Sail to Antwerp, Belgium’s second-largest city. On to Ghent, Belgium, join a local expert for a guided tour of the city. No trip to Holland is complete without a visit to the technical miracle that is the Delta Works, a storm flood barrier almost six miles long, constructed after the floods of 1953.

Cruise along the peaceful Danube River through Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary - stopping at some of Central Europe’s most splendid capitals and charming towns along the way. Passau, Germany, is called the “City of Three Rivers” as it lies at the confluence of the Danube, Inn, and Ilz rivers. Enjoy the magnificent views as your river cruise takes you through the picturesque wine region of the Wachau Valley. Enjoy a guided tour of Vienna, the “City of Music.” In Bratislava, a guided walk takes you through the delightful Old Town and to the gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral. In vibrant Budapest, a local expert shows you all the must-see sights.

One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits you on this exciting journey along the Rhine River, which begins in Switzerland and stops in France, Germany, and Holland! Start in Basel, Switzerland, then head for Breisach, Germany, located at the foot of the Kaiserstuhl Mountain on the FrenchGerman border. Visit Strasbourg, France, where you’ll be amazed by the red-sandstone gothic cathedral. Visit the ruins of Heidelberg’s castle, towering magnificently over the city. Pass through the dramatic Rhine Gorge - the most beautiful view of the Rhine River. Enjoy Cologne - a 2,000-year-old city known for its gothic architecture. Finally, spend time in Holland’s popular capital of Amsterdam.

Price based on 29/04/2020

Price based on 01/05/2020

Price based on 16/05/2020

Terms and conditions apply. Offers subject to availability, change, and can be withdrawn at any time. Flight-inclusive prices are based on London airports; other UK airports are available. Save up to £2,500 per couple on the cruise only portion of selected departures, not including flights, transfers or extra nights. Valid for new bookings made between 20/12/19 and 21/02/20. Prices based on two people sharing a stateroom; single supplements may apply. Savings are on the normal selling price as stated in the Avalon Waterways 2020 River Cruises brochure. Prices quoted include saving. Ask for full terms & conditions. Prices correct at time of print.

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SAVE UP TO £1,200 per person on 2020 European River Cruises PLUS RETURN FLIGHTS, PORT TRANSFERS, TAXES & CHARGES, TIPS & GRATUITIES AND EXCURSIONS INCLUDED An Emerald Waterways river cruise takes you on an unforgettable journey across some of the world’s most enchanting rivers. From culture-rich cities to world-famous wine regions, Emerald Waterways represents a new chapter in the world of river cruising. Our deluxe

fleet of revolutionary Star-Ships promise contemporary comfort and unique on-board innovations, while our generous offering combines affordability with great dining, exceptional service and immersive itineraries across Europe and Asia. We take great

NUREMBURG - BUDAPEST

DANUBE DELIGHTS

8 day departures: April 2020 - November 2021 FROM

£1139PP

Based on 4th April 2020 departure

pride in ensuring every journey is perfectly planned, and each guest enjoys a relaxing and insightful river cruise experience, whether you’re sailing on-board our awardwinning fleet or exploring a nearby town for the day.

AMSTERDAM - BASEL

JEWELS OF THE RHINE 8 day departures: April 2020 - November 2021 FROM

£1289PP

Based on 27th October 2020 departure

All our holidays are subject to availability. Prices correct at time of going to print (December 2019) and are per person, based on two people sharing and include relevant discounts. Supplements apply for single travellers, upgraded cabins and other departure dates. Savings of up to £1,200 per person are valid for new 2020 European river cruise bookings only, made between 1st and 29th February 2020. Flights may not be a direct service and a supplement may be charged.

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Save up to 40%, and enjoy FREE private door-to-door chauffeur driven transfers, across the full 2020 Europe river cruise collection Experience unrivalled all-inclusive luxury on board custom-designed Space-Ships, built to sail the rivers of Europe. Where regional fine dining, sommelier-paired local wines and some of the most spacious suites in Europe combine with a diverse collection of onshore excursions, for a 5-star all-inclusive experience unlike anything else available. Take a look at what’s included: Return flights from a selection of up to 16 UK airports 5-star Scenic Space-Ships Up to five on board dining options Complimentary premium branded beverages Butler service for all guests Exclusive Scenic Enrich events and Scenic Freechoice excursions Cruise Director to guide and assist, plus expert local guides Laundry concierge Salt Therapy Lounge, Gym & Wellness Area, E-bikes Exclusive Scenic Tailormade available Complimentary Wi-Fi Return airport transfers All tipping, port charges and airport taxes

NUREMBURG - BUDAPEST

GEMS OF THE DANUBE

5-STAR 2020

EUROPE RIVER CRUISING AMSTERDAM - BASEL

RHINE HIGHLIGHTS

8 day departures: April November 2020 FROM

£2589PP

Based on 8th July 2020 departure

MANY MORE DEPARTURES AVAILABLE ITINERARIES ALSO IN REVERSE

8 day departures: April November 2020 FROM

£1769PP

Based on 21st October 2020 departure

Suite availability is correct as of December2019. Offers are valid for new bookings only, made between 2 January 2020 and 15 March 2020. Maximum saving of 40%, dependent on itinerary, saving differs per itinerary. Private door-to-door transfers are complimentary within 75-miles of an airport where flights are available from. For guests who live outside of 75 miles, an additional supplement of £2.00 per mile will be charged. Offers can be withdrawn at any time and are only applicable to residents of the UK.

Book your Luxury Scenic River Cruise with return flights, tipping and gratuities included.

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Secure your 020 Cruise for £99PP when you book before 5 th February 2020

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Days 1-2 London St Pancras To Chur, Switzerland | Day 3 The Glacier Express & Zermatt | Day 4 Gornergrat Mountain Railway | Day 5 Board your ship | Day 6 Strasbourg | Day 7 Speyer & Heidelberg | Day 8 Rüdesheim & the Rhine Gorge | Day 9 The Lower Rhine & the Drachenfelsbahn | Day 10 Cologne | Day 11 Amsterdam & the Medemblik Steam Train | Day 12 Homeward bound

Glacier Express

and Rhine Cruise

Embark on one of the world’s finest rail adventures aboard the Glacier Express before descending down the valley for a cruise on the spectacular Rhine. Enjoy picture-postcard river gorges, iconic cities, cheerful riverside towns and much more.

From £2,645PP

Tour highlights • Journey on The Glacier Express & Gornegrat Mountain Railway • 4 nights’ hotel accommodation and 7-night cruise on board the Amadeus Silver III • Rüdesheim and the Rhine Gorge • The Lower Rhine • Journey on the Drachenfelsbahn • Amsterdam & the Medemblik Steam Train • The services of a professional UK Tour Manager from London to Basel and from Amsterdam to London • 11 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 10 dinners • Dinner drinks included every night of your cruise

Cabin Upgrades Available Price is per person based on 10/06/2020 departure, based on two sharing and is subject to availability, change and can be withdrawn at any time. Full operator terms and conditions apply.

VIKING INCLUSIVE VALUE – SO MUCH INCLUDED

2021 Viking river cruises now on sale.

P Return scheduled flights from London and a choice of up to 14 regional airports at no extra cost P River-view stateroom P All meals on board including wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner P Free Wi-Fi on board (connection speed may vary) P An included excursion in almost every port P Free tea, coffee and snacks any time on board P All port charges, government taxes and overseas transfers P Onboard gratuities

Save £1,000pp on all 2021 Viking river cruises. Book early to guarantee the best choice of staterooms Single supplements apply. Please note on selected cruises a visa may be required and is at the passengers own expense. Gratuities included on board ship only. For more information please visit vikingcruises.co.uk/terms-conditions or call us.

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An American Adventure Have you ever wondered what the real America is like? Do you wonder about those film-like photos of Southern plantation homes, with their history of splendour and slavery; The American Civil War; and Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn? Was the most difficult word you learned to spell at school Mississippi?

She holds 190 passengers at full capacity and I noticed there were quite a few solo travellers enjoying the trip, as well as multi-generation families. There was a gentleman on board who had wanted to cruise the Mississippi for 59 years and a couple who had been looking forward to experiencing this river for 35 years.

If any of these have caught your imagination, an American adventure along the Mississippi is a must. We completed a week aboard the traditional paddle steamer ‘America’ with American Cruise Lines and tied this in with a short stay in Memphis beforehand and New Orleans afterwards. The whole holiday exceeded expectations - and here are some of the reasons why...

American Cruise Lines has grown quickly and successfully on the Mississippi and other American rivers, and most trips they are close to being sold out. The cruise included daily excursions of high quality, gratuities, and wine and beer at lunch, dinner, cocktail hours...and beyond.

We headed for Memphis and were surprised how enjoyable a visit to Graceland was. It wasn’t just the trip around Graceland and seeing the remarkable home of Elvis Presley, it was also seeing all the new exhibits that recent investment has created – there’s more about the culture of the times now. It was so enjoyable and stimulating; we spent nine hours there! We also visited Sun Studios, home of the famous rock and roll pioneer, Sam Phillips, who discovered and recorded Elvis along with Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis and many others. Another big highlight was when we visited the Civil Rights Museum, actually located in the Lorraine Motel, the site where Martin Luther King was assassinated. It was highly informative and extensive; a great way to get a feel for the historic part that slavery and freedom from slavery would play in the places we were about to visit. The American Cruise Lines paddle steamer ‘America’ is a traditionally design Mississippi River boat.

In search of the

Northern Lights Flying from selected UK airports Various Departure Dates throughout 2020 & 2021

The trips were hugely informative with visits to places like • Vicksburg – site of one of the most critical Civil War battles • Plantation homes – some of which you may have seen in films or photos, offering a clear representation of the wealth, hardships and slavery • Baton Rouge – capital of Louisiana and home to a superb museum The onboard entertainment was well handled – often a small ship has lowkey entertainment. For this cruise, the artists included a national awardwinning banjo player; a well-known jazz trumpeter; the ‘Southern Belles’; and an expert on the Mississippi, its wildlife and history. Arrival at New Orleans meant a very different experience – jazz, vibrant live music and Creole food. Besides the famous ‘French Quarter’ and Bourbon Street, there were other famous landmarks including iconic Creole and Cajun restaurants, and a famous World War II museum. This was a fine way to experience a taste of real America in the South.

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Hurtig Round Classic age Voy st from ju PP £1,499

What’s Included... • Return flights • 11 night voyage with full board • All port and airport transfers • Overseas transfers where provided by Hurtigruten • English speaking tour leader on board Lead in price is per person based on

on the

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2 adults sharing for 21st November 2020 departure, flying from London.

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