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Meet the Jetline team This months edition we are pleased to another two valued members of our team – Emma Neaves and Elizabeth Galloway. Below you can find out a little more about them. Name:
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Married: No, still looking Cruise ships sailed on: 9 Favourite cruise line: Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises Hobbies: Going out with friends and family. Enjoying lots of holidays whenever I can! Hi, my name is Emma and I’ve worked in the travel industry for 14 years now. Previously I have always worked in high street stores but am now venturing into a different area of the business with Jetline. I used to work for Thompsons as a Sales Manager and would visit the different shops and concentrate on turning the underperforming ones around. I am very much a people person and have always enjoyed working with the public – even when I am getting moaned at, which obviously wasn’t very often as I was so good at my job!
Name: Elizabeth Galloway Position: Graphic Designer Age: 28 (cough) Married: Not yet Kids: 2 cats, 2 chinchillas Cruise ships sailed on: None yet but I hope to Favourite cruise line: They all look good Hobbies: Holidays, cinema, reading Hello, My name is Elizabeth or Beth for short and I have been working for Jetline Cruise full-time for a month but have been designing Cruise Ahoy on a freelance basis for a couple of years. I am lucky enough to be allowed to work from my office at home using my apple mac and design software to produce the magazine you see before you as well as leaflets, stationery and adverts. Each month I lay all the pages, choose the photos and produce high resolution pdfs for the printers and low resolution pdfs for the website, so if you can’t wait for Cruise Ahoy to hit your doormat and you want to be among the first to see the special deals on offer then visit www.jetlinecruise.com
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I am really looking forward to the change that working for Jetline has offered me and the opportunity to work in a specific area of the travel business. Cruising is a massively popular sector of the travel industry and I particularly like how it offers something for all age groups and all types of people. I personally enjoy cruising as it allows you to wake up somewhere different every day and you are extremely well looked after on board the ship. Here at Jetline I will be working as the new call centre manager. So far I have found everyone in the company to be very well coming and supportive. I am extremely excited about heading up this new division of the sales team and am looking forward to working alongside a diverse and talented team that will be only too happy to find that perfect cruise for you. I look forward to speaking to you very soon! Emma
where you can view Cruise Ahoy online in its pdf format. If you don’t have a PC then don’t worry as your local library should have one you can use. I have been a designer for 11 years and have worked for a newspaper, various holiday companies and for a gardening magazine once too. I have known Ian Gilder - Managing Director for Jetline Cruise, and Martin Tanner (Product and Marketing Manager) and Paul Brown (web designer) for several years as I have worked with them before at a different company. They are all a pleasure to work with as they are so friendly and down to earth. So far Ian is the best boss I have had as no-one else has ever let me work from home in my pyjamas before! I really enjoy designing Cruise Ahoy as its great to see lots of photos of exotic destinations and amazing facilities that cruise ships have onboard. I have not yet been on a cruise but would one day love to as there is so much that would keep me entertained such as surf machines, rock climbing, shops, cinema and tasty food! Thanks for reading! Beth
Cruise Industry News With more news of ship building progress and ship launches it’s a wonder how cruise lines are able to fill them. That’s where we come in sourcing great deals and innovative ways of taking the ideal cruise holiday at an affordable price. Also giving cruise lines valuable feedback on pricing, promotions, itineraries and service. Plus keeping you in touch with what is going on in the race to build bigger and better ships to make an informed choice.
Azura Float Out Ceremony P&O Cruises’ latest addition to the fleet Azura was floated out with a special ceremony in preparation for the launch next April. The 3,100 passenger superliner is set to be named in Southampton in April 2010 and then depart on her maiden voyage, a classic 16 night central Mediterranean cruise featuring calls in Venice and Dubrovnik. The sophisticated and stylish new ship is being built at Fincantieri Monfalcone shipyard near Trieste and will include a host of exciting and unique experiences. Azura will feature an Indian fine dining restaurant, Sindhu, the creation of celebrated Michelin starred Chef Atul Kochhar. Sindhu means meeting point, amalgamation or fusion, and the menu will offer a fusion of fine British and Indian cuisine. Dishes such as pan-fried lobster tail in coconut milk and tamarind sauce will tempt passengers through the doors of this – just one of 11 – dining venues on board. The ship will also have an open-air cinema-at-sea, an open air spa terrace and single cabins. TV wine expert Olly Smith has been enlisted to help create a new wine bar and restaurant concept – The Glass House. A must for wine lovers, The Glass House menu will feature different wines recommended with each course, all served by the glass and expertly matched by Olly. Amanda Dowds, wife of Azura’s Captain, Keith Dowds acted as ‘godmother’ for a symbolic ceremony in which a newly-minted two pound coin and a new euro are welded at the foot of the ship’s mast for good luck. Azura was then blessed by a priest as a bottle of Italian Prosecco smashed against the hull. P&O Cruises managing director Nigel Esdale, said: “The float out ceremony is a significant event in the build of a new ship. Azura is designed with traditional cruise values of service and quality combined with the flexibility and choice that today’s contemporary customer expects and the high level of early bookings proves this demand.”
UK Cruise Lines claim record early bookings Many UK cruise lines have reported record early bookings for 2010 and 2011 departures. P&O Cruises and Cunard Line have seen an incredible rate of reservations on July 1 for 2011 round the World cruises, some 47% ahead of last year with 2,044 people booking against 1,385 made this time last year. Cunard president and managing director Carol Marlow, said: “We are delighted to see this great response to the Cunard world voyage programme. We were the first to offer a world cruise back in 1922, and guests still seek out that civilised and authentic Cunard experience. Queen Elizabeth, whose keel was laid in Italy this week, will take her maiden word voyage in 2011.” P&O Cruises managing director Nigel Esdale said: “We hope that the figures for both companies are indicative of shoots of growth for the travel industry as a whole, and show the resilience of the cruise sector. The appetite to take that ‘once in a lifetime’ voyage is far from in decline, and for many experienced cruisers a world voyage is becoming a regular winter holiday experience. “The success of this launch day suggests that cruising is more immune to the current economic climate and that holidays are still a priority. P&O Cruises is the world voyage expert and has used this wealth of experience to create this, the largest and most varied programme for 2011. “With four ships sailing roundtrip from Southampton visiting a total of 89 ports in 46 countries we are able to offer more choice, more destinations and more holiday options than ever before.”
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Keel laying for new Cunard Queen Elizabeth ship The formal keel laying ceremony for Cunard Line’s new ship Queen Elizabeth has taken place in Italy at the Monfalcone shipyard of Fincantieri ship builders near Trieste. The event involves the placement in the dry dock of the first section of the ship’s hull. This section is made up of six pre-manufactured blocks weighing 364 tons and is fitted with 104 tons of pipes, cables, insulation and other equipment. Prior to Queen Elizabeth taking to the water for the first time there will be more than 50 sections to be fitted. The float out is set for December before her delivery to Cunard.
Queen Elizabeth is successor to QE2 and will honour the great liner with many artworks and memorabilia to be exhibited on board, along with its very own ‘Yacht Club’. Queen Elizabeth will be the second largest Cunard ship ever built and will enter service in October 2010, joining sister vessel Queen Victoria and the line’s flagship Queen Mary 2. Queen Elizabeth will depart on its maiden voyage on October 12, 2010 – a cruise which sold out in a record-breaking 29 minutes 14 seconds in April. The 13-night itinerary from Southampton calls at Vigo, Lisbon, Cadiz, Las Palmas, Santa Cruz de Tenerife (overnight call) and Funchal.
Thomson Cruises add Costa ship to fleet Thomson Cruises has charted the 1,500 passenger Costa Europa from Costa Cruises in a ten year deal, with the option for Thomson Cruises to purchase the ship. The addition will bring Thomson Cruises fleet back up to 4 vessels for summer 2010. The 54,000 ton ship will become Thomson’s largest vessel and will be renamed Thomson Dream. The ship was originally built in 1986 and has been in service with Costa Cruises since 2002 and was previously operated for Holland America Line. Thomson Dream will offer fly-cruises from Palma on three different seven-night itineraries, joining Thomson Destiny in operating from the Majorcan port. Destinations will include the ports of Rome and Florence as well as Barcelona and La Goulette in Tunisia, a new destination for Thomson Cruises.
Norwegian Epic takes to the water NCL’s newest and biggest ship Norwegian Epic has been floated out of its French shipyard STX Europe where it has been under construction since October 2007. The 153,000 ton vessel has now moved into the final building phase with work beginning on its interiors. The 4,200 passenger ship was accompanied by a fleet of six tugboats and taken a short distance down the Loire Estuary. Within about one and a half hours the ship was moored at the outfitting dock. Norwegian Epic is set to be delivered in late May 2010 and will take part in inaugural events before beginning Eastern and Western Caribbean sailings from its homeport of Miami. Norwegian Epic is changing the face of cruise line entertainment. In another industry first, Blue Man Group will perform in the ship’s 685-seat Epic Theater. Blue Man Group is best known for their wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts which combine music, comedy and multimedia theatrics to produce a totally unique form of entertainment.
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Offering the next generation of Freestyle Dining, Norwegian Epic will have 17 dining choices and 18 bars and lounges. The ship also boasts unique nightlife options with the first Ice Bar at sea and Spice H20 with non-stop entertainment day and night; an expansive Aqua Park with the only tube slide and largest bowl slide at sea -- The Epic Plunge; seven decks of Freestyle Family Fun with highlights including a 33-foot high, 64-foot wide extreme rock climbing wall and the first ever rappelling wall at sea; the most bowling lanes at sea with six in two venues; a mixed-use sports deck with the ability for guests to engage in eight different athletic activities; as well as three separate kids’ and teen activity areas and the first squash court at sea.
Although the Costa Europa will be leaving, Costa is continuing to expand its fleet of 14 ships currently in service. The Italian company’s fleet expansion program is in fact presently the biggest of its kind in the world with five new ships entering service between 2009 and 2012 representing a total investment of 2.4 billion Euros. The Costa Luminosa and Costa Pacifica were named together on June 5, 2009 in Genoa, Italy. In late January 2010, the Costa Deliziosa, sister ship to the Costa Luminosa, will be introduced. Two sister ships to the Costa Pacifica are scheduled to debut in 2011 and 2012.
NCL chief executive Kevin Sheehan said: “Watching Norwegian Epic make her first journey on the water was a very moving experience. “Norwegian Epic epitomises our continued commitment to innovation and represents the next generation of Freestyle Cruising, so we are thrilled to be celebrating her float out and looking forward to her delivery in less than a year.”
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Interview with Wendy Lahmich Sales Manager for Holland America
You describe yourself as a premium cruise line can you define premium for us? The definition of “Premium” really is to combine high quality accommodation, amenities and service with a value for money experience; to offer those extra touches and innovative enrichment opportunities to guests that they won’t find on other cruise ships! The Holland America Line mission statement “Through excellence we create once-in-a-lifetime experiences, every time”, which further defines our “Premium” goals.
What makes you different to your immediate competitors? Holland America Line retains a European heritage and style, which stretches back to the company’s roots more than 135 years ago, and is ideal for British guests. Our fleet of 14 modern ships are “mid-size”, (accommodating from 793-2,106 passengers), with more space per guest than most other cruise lines. The ambience is country house hotel, with intimate lounges adorned with thousands of pounds worth of beautiful paintings, antiques and fresh flowers – yet also offering grand theatres, elegant dining rooms and all the modern comforts such as pools, state of the art spas and wrap-around promenade decks. We offer our guests lots of little extras – hot and cold hors d’oeuvres served at cocktail hour, white gloved stewards to lead you to your stateroom, complimentary in-cabin fruit baskets and twice-daily ice service, cloth fingertip towels in public restrooms and award-winning attentive service by staff trained at our own hotel school, to name just a few. Some of our unique enrichment features include an interactive Culinary Arts theatre – which is a “ready steady cook” style tv kitchen featuring cookery demonstrations and lectures by celebrated guest chefs. Other experiences include in-depth lectures on your destinations or even learning how to post your photos on the web, via complimentary digital workshops in the Explorations Café.
Can you please explain your Signature of Excellence? In 2005 Holland America launched a £220 million “Signature of Excellence” initiative fleet-wide – which is continually evolving fleet wide; and offers significant value and comfort added improvements to dining, accommodation, service and activities onboard all Holland America ships – again emphasising our “premium” status! On each ship, Holland America Line has added the innovative Culinary Arts Centres, the “Explorations Café”, which is a library, resource and internet centre powered by the New York Times, as well as new onboard enrichment opportunities and amenities, as shown above! Our four “S-class” ships are now undergoing transformations, to create new bar and entertainment areas, spa and “Lanai” staterooms and a new deck area, called The Retreat, with it’s own resort style pool. Another change is the choice of cuisine and dining venues. Cruise food has always been very good, but now our ships offer alternative “reservation-only” restaurants, “As you Wish” flexible dining times in the main dining room, as well as casual waiter-service dining alternatives for guests who do not wish to dress up on evenings at sea. In response to huge passenger demand for mini-suites and for private verandahs, our newer ships offer 85% sea-view accommodation, over 60% of these featuring a private balcony, as well as very spacious suites with their own concierge lounge and special amenities.
Holland America Line is known for destination rich itineraries can you please go into more detail? The choice of itineraries and destinations we offer mean that passengers can always come and experience something new with Holland America Line. We have a long list of very loyal past passengers who return year after year to HAL and perhaps try a different ship or destination. Winter 2009-10 offers 7-14-night Caribbean itineraries, most of which feature our own private Bahamian island, Half Moon Cay, as well as less visited, “deep” Caribbean ports; and our new Bermuda cruises from New York. We have six ships in Europe for summer 2010 including the new “Signature-class” Nieuw Amsterdam, cruising her inaugural season from Venice, and her sister ship the Eurodam, cruising ex-UK from Dover. There are more ships in Alaska than ever before, with a greater choice of “Glacier” itineraries, all of which reaffirm Holland America Line’s status as the leader in Alaska travel. One important element of a Holland America Line cruise is that we spend more time than most other cruise ships in port, including many overnights – enabling our guests to see more of their destinations. While volume markets are the Caribbean, Alaska and Europe, we offer new destinations that have huge appeal
to British guests, such as South America, the Far East and our Australia and New Zealand programmes, which enable travellers to see the highlights and contrasts of a huge region in 14 or 16 nights. Only on a Holland America Line ship can you for example sail through Cape Horn - at the tip of South America – and even Antarctica, enjoy the highlights of New Zealand’s spectacular Milford Sound or Chile’s beautiful fjord scenery. For those with more leisure time to spare, we offer five Grand Voyages for 2010 including the 114-night Grand World Voyage onboard our flagship, the Amsterdam.
Would you please explain a typical cruise customer of Holland America Line? Holland America Line has a very wide appeal, due to our huge choice of itineraries and destinations. Every discerning traveller who is looking for a quality holiday, which guarantees comfortable surroundings, fine dining and attentive, yet unobtrusive service – combined with spectacular destinations, will find their perfect holiday!
In 2010 you are doing some cruises from the UK. If successful do you think you will do even more in 2011? Holland America Line has been visiting UK ports for some time, and in July this year we trialled our first ever series of ex-UK short break cruises, with huge success. Following this, in May and June 2010, we are offering three dedicated 8-12 night round trip Dover Baltic and Norwegian Fjords cruises onboard the MS Eurodam. The reception to these cruises is already great, and we are sure this will mean more Holland America Line ships and itineraries from UK ports in the future.
With everything that you have to offer do you feel Holland America is offering value for money? Our cruises offer great value, but are unique when you consider the experiences that are included in that price. As well as many other prestigious accolades, Holland America Line has just been awarded “Best Value in Cruising” for the 17th consecutive year by the World Ocean & Cruise Liner Society, which proves the point!
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The Caribbean Islands explained
Continuing on from our July Edition here is part 2 of our A-Z explanation of the Caribbean Islands. In this edition we are featuring Cozumel to Key West. Our quick check guide to see what’s hot and what’s not in the Caribbean, packed with lots of practical information to help you get the most out of your visit and save money. Look out for the final Part 3 in our September edition of Cruise Ahoy.
CURACAO Sandwiched in between Bonaire and Aruba – volcanic Curacao is situated in the far South of the Caribbean just 40 miles off the coast of Venezuela. The capital Willemstad is a cosy Dutch haven with its neat row houses. The most famous being the Puna and Otrabunda which are 17th and 18th century Dutch colonial buildings. Visit the Hato Caves formed from coral reefs with stalagmites and stalactites and the freshwater waterfall. Also visit the Shete Boka National Park to marvel at Boka Tabla – a wide limestone tidal cavern. Knip Beach is a UNESCO designated beach with its natural white sands surrounded by volcanic hills. The Ostrich Farm is the largest outside of Africa where you can feed the birds and watch the Ostrich dance. Best souvenir buys are Delft pottery and of course the Sapphire Blue Liqueur – Curacao. Curacao
This island remains part of the British Commonwealth and it is famed for its Scuba diving and white sands; in particular 7 mile beach close to Georgetown the capital. It is also one of the few nesting grounds of the logger head turtle. One of the best things to do is snorkelling with the Sting Rays – you will not be disappointed. Try visiting Hell - a village in the far corner of the island where you will find a turtle farm. Ships generally anchor off shore here and the island is reached by tender. The town is pleasant enough to walk around and it does not immediately appear to be purpose built to relieve you of your cruise dollars!
GRENADA Known as the Spice island where the aromas of Nutmeg, cinnamon and Cocoa hang in the air. This volcanic island with tropical rainforests and waterfalls lies at the southern end of the Windward Island chain. Most ships dock at the quayside, the bigger ones moor offshore and a tender takes you to the bay on the other side of the headland in St George’s - the capital. This bay is closer to Grand Anse beach (a two mile stretch of white sand) which can be reached by water taxi for just $6. The sunbeds and umbrellas can be quite expensive so be prepared to haggle – if you get 2 beds and an umbrella for $15 you are doing well!! Whilst here visit the Grand Etang cobalt blue lake and take a refreshing dip in the Royal Mt Carmel waterfall or perhaps go river tubing on the Balthazar River. There is also the unique underwater sculpture park at Molinere Point for keen snorkelers.
JAMAICA DOMINICA Dominica was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493 and was named after the day he discovered it – Sunday ! This mountainous lush tropical island belonging to the Leeward Island group is approximately 30 miles long by 15 miles wide. The capital Roseau lies in the South Western corner and is very picturesque at the foot of green hills and mountains. Ships usually moor at the quayside and you are right in the heart of the town. The roads here are extremely narrow and steep – but its worth the 1 hour journey to Ti Tou gorge where there is a refreshing waterfall amidst the rain forest. On the way back check out the Sulphur Springs and take a photo stop at the Botanical gardens overlooking Roseau and the bay. Not great for beaches. The sail away from Dominica is beautiful – one of the best in the Caribbean.
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is more of a country rather than an island and you cannot really do it justice on a day trip. On most itineraries – cruise ships call in at Ocho Rios towards the eastern end of the North Coast. Here cruise ships will either moor directly at the quay side in the town centre or further out and a 5 minute taxi ride away. Ocho Rios is a bit of a cruise tourist trap for shops etc and the unauthorised street sellers can be pests. In the centre of the North Coast is Montego Bay which is a lesser frequented port of call and even less of a desirable place to wander around. There are some great attractions on Jamaica – the biggest one being Dunns River Falls made famous by the James Bond film Dr No. Here you have the refreshing opportunity to walk up the falls – the guides ask you to hold hands as it can be quite slippery. Gentle bamboo rafting on the Martha Brae river made famous by Errol Flynn is exceedingly tranquil and worth doing.
Another great trip is horse riding through the sugar cane plantations, on to the beach then swimming on your horse in the sea - absolutely marvellous. Perhaps visit the Blue Mountains and the coffee plantations for a unique souvenir or gift.
KEY WEST At the Southern end of the Florida Keys just 90 miles off the coast of Cuba. This holiday paradise is the perfect mix of the Caribbean meets Cape Cod. Wonderful weather, white sand beaches, excellent nightlife, tropical plants and attractive upmarket houses. This is clean, tidy, organised and fun. The marina with its wooden boardwalk, rustic bars and pelicans is excellent and leads to Duval Street which is the heart of Key West. Fort Zachary Beach and conservation area is the ideal place for a dip. The island is flat and hiring a mountain bike is a great way to get around or alternatively take the trolley bus tour. You must visit Sloppy Joes for a drink – the old hangout of Ernest Hemingway. The ships moor at the cruise pier in front of the upmarket marina condos and a short walk leads you to the western end of Duval Street and the marina.
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Destination Focus A region known for its passion, raw energy and scenic delights, South America is a place like no other. Diverse and spectacularly beautiful, its attractions range from Chilean fjords to lively cities, exuberant people and captivating wildlife. Columbus, Darwin, Pizarro â€“ the list of explorers who travelled through South America is almost as long and diverse as the land itself.
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here is an amazing selection of cruises to South America and with an area so large and so much to see it could be difficult to make a decision of which to cruise to embark on. Most South America cruises sail from November to May and climates can change quickly so make sure you pack lots of layers to adapt. Cruising South America in the North will take in Peru, Rio de Janeiro’s buzzing port and villages lining the Amazon. Cruises in the South will generally visit the tango capital Buenos Aires, Argentina as well as Patagonia’s remote fjords and Ushuaia snow-peaked mountains Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires is an essential port of call to include. The capital city of Argentina is so strongly influenced by European culture it’s known as the ‘Paris of South America’. More than just the main Argentina cruise port; Buenos Aires is also a stylish, sophisticated city whose broad tree-lined boulevards and elegant mansions are reminiscent of Paris at its most romantic. Buenos Aires is full of sightseeing opportunities, from the Evita museum at the Plaza de Mayo to the fashionable Recoleta Quarter with its exclusive shops and restaurants. A top tip would be to take a day trip to visit one of the Wonders of the World – the spectacular Iguazu Falls. Rio de Janeiro in Brazil is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The 120ft Christ the Redeemer stature makes up part of its background and is a sight you will never forget. Famous for its colourful carnival and its
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fabulous beaches, as well as the dramatic entry to its cruise port, Rio de Janeiro in the south-eastern corner of Brazil has much more to offer than sun and sand. We recommend taking the aerial tramway to the Sugarloaf Mountains; here you will experience amazing panoramic views of the city, its beaches and Guanabara Bay. The Chilean Fjords are a truly breathtaking part of the country set within the southern west portion of Chile. An amazing sight will behold you when you sail from Puerto Montt into waters framed with snow-capped volcanoes, deep forests and hot springs. Make sure you look out for the wide variety of local wildlife such as the soaring Andean condor, orcas, seals and penguins. This enormous continent is truly unique and South America Cruises will allow you to hear the song of exotic birds, to stand in remote wildernesses and admire landscapes you can only imagine. There are rivers and rainforests, mountains and lakes, coasts and cliffs, even snow capped peaks and awe inspiring fjords. Explore Patagonia’s glaciers and over the peaks of the Andes things start to hot up – from Argentina’s sultry tango moves to the Amazon’s steamy rainforests For those looking for a cruise offering something a little different, then how about a Panama Canal Cruise? The Panama Canal was completed in 1914 and its job was to connect the Pacific’s buzzing cities of Mexico and America to the Atlantic via a narrow stretch of engineering genius. Since its completion the Panama Canal has been called
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Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio de Janeiro “the big ditch”, “the bridge between two continents” and “the greatest shortcut in the world”. This 51 mile marvel of engineering waterway knocked nearly 8,000 miles off the distance between New York and San Francisco and altered the industrialized world. Nowadays, Panama Canal Cruises are an unforgettable experience as your cruise ship is guided through locks and raised 26 metres to meet Gatun Lake. A remarkable trip of adventure and discovery, Panama Canal cruises offer everything from the breathtaking sights and sounds of the jungle, to the atmosphere and architecture of bygone colonial times in Old Panama. With the ship just inches from the sides of the canal you can look out and admire the wild jungles beyond and watch the tropical birds going about their business. The wildlife in the region is as unique and inspiring as the Canal itself. The diversity of the tropical rainforest at La Selva Biological Station is incredible and at Barbados’ Harrison Cave there are world-famous stalactites and stalagmites. There is plenty to do on Panama Canal cruises from relaxing on white-sand beaches to snorkeling and shopping. For the more adventurous there are a whole host of shore excursions which will make your holiday an even richer experience, from an exhilarating ride through the bush on an off-road adventure or take a visit to the Gatun Lock Visitor Centre and learn of the amazing engineering feats that took place to create the canal.
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Jetline Cruise News Below is a selection of exciting things that are happening or have happened recently.
July 2009 record breaking month! We are proud to say that July was our busiest ever month since conception. We have done more bookings than ever before and we would like to thank every member new and old thank you for your business. We know it is an old pun but we really do appreciate it. We strive to make the customer experience with us memorable for the right reasons and also give value on all of the products that we sell. With the amount of bookings in July we must be doing something right. Once again thank you from all here at Jetline Cruise.
500th Mystery Bonus now sent in In July we saw our 500th Mystery bonus voucher sent in. The lucky recipient was Mr Stott of Taunton who has received cabin upgrade on his cruise to Hawaii and we have put in $500 in his cabin onboard spend. To carry on this theme the winner of our 1000th Mystery Bonus Voucher will receive a minimum of ÂŁ1000/$1000 onboard spend on the cruise that they book with us. So remember get booking with your friendly cruise specialist and send in your vouchers.
Jetline Cruise are expanding again Due to the unprecedented demand in 2009, we have made a decision to our expand our current operation. We are opening a brand new state of the art call centre right next to Stansted Airport. Here we will have dedicated team in place to answer any email enquiries that come in a lot quicker and have additional staff in place to get your dream cruise booked even quicker. Pictures and more details in next months Cruise Ahoy.
NEWSFLASH JUST IN Jetline Cruise has its first baby. Helen Evans has just given birth to a little girl called Layla Mae. She has arrived 8 weeks early but mum and baby are doing well. We all wish them both well and will hopefully have a picture for the next edition.
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I have just returned back from the Med on Voyager of the Seas. All I can say is wow and I am glad you talked me onto it instead of my original choice. Yes it was more expensive but the facilties on there were second to none and the food and service was amazing. Once again thankyou Joan and Bryan Grant, by email
my cruises with you in future. I am so glad we have found you and are proud to call you our cruise agent. Best regards Kathy Foot, Stroud
Dear Jodie Thank you for all of your hard work in putting our group together for our silver wedding anniversary. I cant believe how patient you have been with us especially after all of the chopping and changing that we done. Received all the paperwork through really quickly and now cant wait until November to go. If the cruise is anything like the service we have had so far we are in for a treat. I will send you a review when we come back. Once again thanks Kind regards Pat and John Taylor, Birmingham
Dear Max Just come back from Alaska. One word â€“ Amazing!!!!!! Holiday of a lifetime. The place is awe inspiring I would recommend to anyone to go there. Ship was first class and everything went like a dream. I will be ringing in the month or so to get me booked up to the Far East next year. Johm Milan, by email
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Holland America MS Eurodam
8 night Norway Cruises from £899pp 10 night Mediterranean Cruises from £1099pp
private poolside cabanas and spa staterooms provide much appeal. Art aficionados will appreciate the ship’s museum-quality pieces found throughout the ship.
As the largest ship in Holland America’s fleet, the Eurodam provides a plethora of onboard options for passengers. Along with new features such as private cabanas, the Retreat private oasis, and spa staterooms, the ship also houses favourites from the past such as the Culinary Arts Center and the Digital Workshop. The first of the line’s Signature Class of vessels, Eurodam launched July 2008. When you board Eurodam, you notice the traditional touches Holland America is famous for...chimes to announce meals; attentive, courteous service by the Filipino and Indonesian crew; and well known places including the Crow’s Nest, Explorer’s Lounge, and Ocean Bar. You will see beautifully arranged flowers on display, priceless artwork and antiques, and a full wrap-around teak promenade deck with padded deck chairs. The ship is truly elegant with lots of blues, browns, reds, and gold that surrounds the extensive use of crystal, marble, inlaid woods, and brass. Unlike most new ships the look is both sophisticated and modern and clearly the designers were going for the “muted” look. Who Should Go Once known as a cruise line catering primarily to traditionalists, Holland America now expands its appeal to a broader demographic with the launch of the Eurodam. While the ship still retains a good deal of tradition, Eurodam adds expanded children’s programming and facilities with plenty of options for the younger set. For the cruise line’s mature, upscale audience—often returning Holland America customers— the ship’s classic, refined setting, and amenities such as
Where Eurodam cruises to In the summer months, Eurodam cruises mainly from Copenhagen on 7- to 14-day cruises to the Baltic, Norway, and Britain and Channel ports. A few sampler cruises run just 2-4 days, and Dover is an occasional port of embarkation. Then in late summer, she makes a long trans-Atlantic voyage via the top of Scotland, Iceland, Greenland and Eastern Canada to then undertake autumn foliage cruises from New York to New England and the St. Lawrence Valley. Then she repositions to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to offer 7-day Eastern and Southern Caribbean loops until early April 2010 when she recrosses the Atlantic to the Mediterranean for several 10- and 20-day cruises as far east as Turkey. By May, she has returned to Northern Europe with cruises based at Dover, Amsterdam. Copenhagen and Stockholm. In August 2010, she sets out on a westward northern arc across the Atlantic to New York for a short series of autumn cruises between New York and Quebec City before heading to her winter base at Fort Lauderdale. Dining Canaletto Restaurant: The evening-only Canaletto, housed in a corner of the Lido, is new to Holland America. The Italian restaurant, named after the famed Venetian artist, features a first course of Italian-styled antipasti and a set menu of pasta dishes and desserts. The no-fee Canaletto features waiter service and decoratively arranged tables. Tamarind Restaurant and Silk Den Lounge: Tamarind, located at the top of the ship features pan-Asian cuisine in a serene setting that feels oceans away from a
traditional cruise ship restaurant with panoramic views of the ocean and Lido Pool area. It’s open daily for lunch and dinner, and the menu changes for each meal Silk Den, a soothing bar adjacent to Tamarind serves delicious Sakétinis. Rembrandt Dining Room: two-level dining features a cozy atmosphere, impeccable service and an extensive wine list. Five-course menus include continental cuisine, vegetarian and low-carb options. Pinnacle Grill: This intimate up-charge reservations-only venue offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience. Featuring premium Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated “Excellent” by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari® china, Riedel® stemware and Frette® linens. Lido Restaurant: offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties. The Lido spans the length of the main pool area and the aft pool. It’s open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and various snacks (early morning, late afternoon, after dinner). More Dining Options: Late afternoon snacks including pizza or visit the ice cream bar for a chocolate sundae. Choose from an extensive 24-hour room service menu. Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times: a comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through an extensive library, surf the Internet and check email or simply read the morning paper. Staterooms There are six types of staterooms: standard inside, standard ocean view, deluxe veranda outside, superior veranda suites, deluxe veranda suites, and two penthouse veranda suites. Eighty-five percent of all staterooms have an ocean view and 80% of outside staterooms and suites offer a private veranda with attractive wicker-look furnishings.
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Spa Staterooms Eurodam will be the first ship in the fleet to have these cabins. The 56 spa staterooms are so named because of their proximity to the Greenhouse Spa and Salon and feature special in-room spa amenities. Amenities in the spa staterooms include organic cotton bathrobes and slippers, a Burmese teak mat for bath and shower, and an invigorating showerhead, as well as a loofah mitt and aroma therapy bath salts. In addition to standard stateroom furnishings, spa staterooms also include an iPod docking station, yoga mat, pedometer for use aboard ship, fitness DVD, no-host mini-bar stocked with specialty waters, a cut-fruit tray at embarkation and a spa concierge to book treatments. The 56 spa staterooms include two Superior Verandah Suites, 36 Deluxe Verandah Outside Staterooms, four Large Ocean-view Staterooms and four Large Inside Staterooms on Panorama Deck. The 10 Spa Staterooms on Observation Deck are all Deluxe Verandah Outside rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows and scalloped verandahs. Entertainment and public areas From its bustling bars and pool areas to its crowd-pleasing productions, Eurodam offers no shortage of onboard entertainment. At the Show Lounge, Eurodam hosts top-notch live performances supported by a multi-award-winning production staff. The Crow’s Nest: Featuring some of the most stunning views of any venue on the ship, this is the place to watch the sunset or play a board game with the family. Close to the Explorations Café where you can check your email. The Sea View Bar: Located by the adults-only Seaview Pool, you may grab a drink here and relax in the pool or hot tub. There is also a smoking area here. Piano Bar: As the name would imply, this bar encircles a grand piano where the friendly piano man takes requests
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and hosts sing alongs. The Neptune Lounge is a private lounge is exclusive to Verandah Suite passengers. The Pinnacle Bar is set in an elegant setting for ordering a special glass of wine and people watching before eating at the Pinnacle Grill. The Explorer’s Lounge is an African Themed area just off the main drag between the photo gallery and the main restaurant, this peaceful area often hosts a lovely string quartet. The Sports Bar allows you to sit yourself down in a giant baseball glove, grab a beer and watch the latest sports action on televisions mounted throughout the bar. The Queen’s Lounge is a multifunctional space that doubles as the Culinary Arts Center. This large flexible space is used for a variety of special events from wine tasting to family dances. The Ocean Bar is set in a central location and great for people watching, the ocean bar often features piano or jazz music. The Atrium Bar is famous as the setting for mixology classes, this cozy walk up bar is in proximity to the front desk and shore excursion desk. The Lido Bar is a poolside bar offering everything from soda for the kids to something tall and icy for you. The Silk Den is set in serene surroundings and a Zen like atmosphere make the exotic Silk Den one of the Eurodam’s most overlooked treasures. Beat the crowd and bliss out in this out-of-the way escape. The Northern Lights Casino bar will quench your thirst while you do so. Swimming pools: The Eurodam features three pools, each with a distinct atmosphere. For fun and family activity, the Lido Pool is the ship’s action spot. Surrounded by three hot tubs, each of varying temperature, this is a place where the whole family can spend the entire day. The Sea View Pool is adults only and tends to offer a quieter atmosphere. Surrounded by extensive deck chair seating as well as tables for outdoor eating, this pool also offers a spacious
adults-only hot tub. The Hydro Pool is a private pool set at the entrance to the spa. Access to this pool is limited and a set number of weekly admissions are offered for a fee. The pool offers therapeutic massage on specially designed underwater chairs. Kid’s stuff Offering supervised activities, youth sports venues, and age-specific hangout areas, Eurodam’s children’s programming and facilities promise fun for kids and teens. Segmented by age group, Club HAL® offers crafts and storytelling for kids ages 3–7, while those in the 8–12 age groups play video games or embark on a scavenger hunt. And, exclusively for teens, The Loft hosts a video editing facility, disco and trivia contests. Eurodam also offers babysitting services. Retreat cabanas and poolside cabanas Fourteen cabanas in the Retreat area offer a spa-like private area where you can relax with refreshments and deluxe leisure amenities. The tented cabanas are furnished with modern woven chaise loungers, ottomans, and upholstered settees. All include the use of bathrobes and plush towels, hand-held fans, an Evian spray mister, and iPods preloaded with music. Chilled waters are available and you can look forward to iced fruit skewers in mid-morning and frozen grapes, chocolate-covered strawberries, and a glass of champagne in the afternoon. An additional eight light and airy cabanas with cushy wicker double-loungers are located around the Lido pool. Book your cabana per day or the entire cruise either online at Holland America’s web site or once onboard at Reception or the Lido Pool Bar. The Retreat has family-sized cabanas that accommodate four adults and two children (under age 16); all others are for two adults and two children (under age 16). Fees vary by size, location, and sea or port day.
Celebrity Equinox Launch T
he Celebrity Equinox was launched and named in Southampton on 29th July. Here are some snapshots which define this Solstice Class of ship; giving you an insight of what makes it different to others. The overall impression of this ship is Modern with a seventies twist and it is certainly not for traditionalists. This ship is big at 122,000 tonnes and is the second of the Solstice Class. We have now been informed that there are 5 in total, with the 3rd ship (Eclipse) being launched and sailing from Southampton for Summer 2010. Walking around this ship is almost like a maze - one bit leads you to another which you did not expect to
be there. There are 2 or 3 spacious central areas in the middle of the ship which are 3 decks high and decorated with dramatic sheer white drapes. The main shopping area is particularly impressive with some amazing window displays and probably the best range of shops we have seen. The main atrium has a real tree suspended 6 decks up overlooked by the library and the interesting Team Earth conservation showcase area. The main restaurant (Silhouette) is cool white and glass styled on 30’s Hollywood. There are a further 3 FREE restaurants: Oceanview main buffet, Aqua Spa cafe and Mast Grill (poolside). It is staggering the number of bars
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(13 in total) and Pay For restaurants (4 in total) that have been packed on to this ship. These ships are also known as “The ones with the lawn”. However; on cold or breezy days we are not sure how much use you would get out of this area of the ship. The hot glass show was interesting to watch - but is something you would only do once. We found the staterooms to be comfortable with ensuite shower rooms that were spacious and well laid out. Our favourite parts of the ship were the cosy Ensemble Lounge and adjacent Michaels Club. We also liked the main pool area with its water feature, shading canopies, quirky seating and even hammocks!
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Ocean Village - The Cruise for Brits! Late Summer Bargains
3 Week Easter Cruises
2010 Early Booking Offers
Ocean Village comes to you from the makers of P&O as the holiday cruising brand solely aimed at the Brits. These cruises are great for people who love their regular beach holidays – the only difference being that you have lots more facilities than a standard beach hotel and you get to visit a different beach in a different country virtually every day. Plus Ocean Village is a great ship with surprisingly spacious cabins. Below is a sample of what the latest offers were at the time of writing this page and going to press. Ocean Village are constantly evolving their end of Summer bargains on unsold space; at the moment anything within around 4 -5 weeks of departure has sold out. There is currently an on board credit offer of £100 per cabin on selected 2 week Caribbean departures in January – this will no doubt have ended by the time to get to read this brochure. Prices, offers and availability are changing all the time so check with our cruise consultants on the latest prices and current promotions of the day.
Mediterranean cruise sale from £599pp
3 Week Cruising Specials from £1299pp
East Med & Greek Isles from £679pp
7 night fly-cruises aboard Ocean Village
22 night fly-cruises aboard Ocean Village
7-14 nights fly-cruises aboard Ocean Village
➤➤ BASED ON DIRECT GATWICK FLIGHTS ➤➤ MANCHESTER FLIGHT SUPPLEMENT up to £39pp
➤➤ BASED ON DIRECT GATWICK FLIGHTS ➤➤ Just £20pp Supplement TO FLY FROM MANCHESTER
➤➤ BASED ON DIRECT GATWICK FLIGHTS ➤➤ MANCHESTER FLIGHT SUPPLEMENT JUST £39pp
Itinerary 1: Fly to Majorca & transfer to port for 7 night cruise to La Goulette (Tunisia) • Naples (Pompeii) • Livorno (Florence/ Pisa) • Villefranche • Ajaccio (Corsica) • Palma. Fly home.
Itinerary 1: Fly to Barbados. Transfer to port for 22 nights cruise to Tobago • Isla Marguerita • St Lucia • Grenada • St Vincent & the Grenadines • Barbados • St Lucia • Antigua • Madeira • Almeria (Spain) • Palermo (Sicily) • Heraklion (Crete). Fly home.
Itinerary 2: Fly to Majorca. Transfer to port for 7 nights cruise to La Goulette (Tunisia) • Rome • Genoa • St Raphael • Palamos/Barcelona • Palma. Fly home. Date 2009 1 Sep 15 Sep 22 Sep 29 Sep 13 Oct 20 Oct 27 Oct
Itinerary 1 1 2 1 1 2 1
Interior £729 £759 £669 £659 £639 £full £full
Oceanview £819 £799 £749 £729 £686 £679 £599
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Itinerary 2: Fly to Barbados. Transfer to port for 22 nights cruise to St Lucia • Antigua • Madeira • Almeria (Spain) • Palermo (Sicily) • Heraklion (Crete) • Port Said (Egypt) • Limassol (Cyprus) • Rhodes • Kusadasi (Turkey) • Piraeus (Athens) • Heraklion (Crete). Fly home. Date 2010 17 Mar 24 Mar
Itinerary 1 2
Interior £1339 £1299
Oceanview £1549 £1479
Itinerary 1: Fly to Crete. Transfer to Heraklion port for 7 nights cruise to Port Said (Egypt) • LImassol (Cyprus) • Rhodes • Kusadasi • Athens • Crete. Fly home. Itinerary 2: Fly to Crete. Transfer to Heraklion port for 7 nights cruise to Dubrovnik • Venice • Korcula (Croatia) • Corfu • Katakolon (Olympia) • Crete. Fly home. Itinerary 3: Fly to Crete. Transfer to Heraklion port for 7 nights cruise to Dubrovnik • Venice • Korcula (Croatia) • Corfu • Zante • Crete. Fly home Itinerary 4: Fly to Crete. Transfer to Heraklion port for 7 nights cruise to Istanbul • Mytilene (Greece) • Kusadasi • Athens • Santorini • Crete. Fly home. 9 Nights Date Itin Interior Ocean 2010 view 8 Apr 1 £779 £849 15 Apr 2 £689 £759 22 Apr 1 £699 £766 29 Apr 2 £679 £719 6 May 1 £759 £819 13 May 2 £759 £829 20 May 1 £799 £879 27 May 3 £819 £889
16 Nights Itin Interior Ocean view 1+2 £1079 £1199 2+1 £1039 £1159 1+2 £1055 £1179 2+1 £1079 £1199 1+2 £1159 £1269 2+1 £1139 £1269 1+3 £1189 £1289 3+4 £1199 £1319
Lots of choices for Summer & Winter Late Bargains
New York Cruises
Med Late Summer Cruise from £499pp
New York & Cruise from £859pp
7 night fly-cruises aboard Voyager of the Seas
11-14 night fly-cruises aboard Explorer of the Seas
West Med: Fly to Barcelona on a Sunday and cruise 7 nights to Naples / Capri • Rome • Livorno (Pisa/ Florence) Nice • Provence • Barcelona. Fly home. Date Nights Interior Oceanview 30 Aug 09 7 £799 £959 6 Sep 09 7 £849 £1099 13 Sep 09 7 £749 £899 20 Sep 09 7 £699 £1099 27 Sep 09 7 £699 £849 4 Oct 09 7 £649 £749 11 Oct 09 7 £599 £749 18 Oct 09 7 £569 £749 25 Oct 09 7 £649 £779 1 Nov 09 7 £549 £689 8 Nov 09 7 £499 £649 22 Nov 09 7 £499 £599
Balcony £1049 £1099 £1099 £full £949 £949 £849 £799 £849 £799 £749 £699
Summer 2010 No Flying from £1049pp 12-27 night cruises aboard Jewel of the Seas
➤➤ Including Overnight hotel stay in New York
Canada & New England: Fly from London to New York. Overnight hotel stay. Cruise for 9 nights to Portland (Maine) • Bar Harbor (Maine) • St John (New Brunswick) • Halifax (Nova Scotia) • Boston • New York. Fly direct home overnight. Caribbean: Fly from London to New York. Overnight hotel stay. Cruise for 9 nights to San Juan (Puerto Rico) • St Thomas • Samana (Dominican Republic) • Labadee (Haiti) • New York. Fly direct home overnight. Caribbean 2: Fly from London to New York. Overnight hotel stay. Cruise for 12 nights to San Juan (Puerto Rico) • St Thomas • St Maarten • Dominica • Barbados • Antigua • New York. Fly direct home overnight. Date
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New England New England New England New England Caribbean Caribbean 2 Caribbean Caribbean
Interior Ocean Balcony view £999 £1199 £1099 £999
£959 £969 £899 £899
£999 £1149 £959 £999
£1099 £1359 £1059 £1159
➤➤ NO FLYING ➤➤ BONUS $200 per cabin on board credit*
If you are looking for something different and don’t want to fly – take a look at these early booking super offers. USA ROUNDTRIP*: Join the fabulous Cunard Queen Mary 2 and cruise 7 nights from Southampton to New York. Stay for 3 nights in a Manhattan hotel. Take the train overnight (roomette) to Miami. 3 night hotel stay on Miami Beach. Join the Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas for 13 night cruise from Miami to Bermuda • Lisbon • Brugges • Harwich. See back page. Scandinavia: Cruise 12 nights from Harwich to Copenhagen (Denmark) • Stockholm (Sweden) • Helsinki • St Petersburg (Russia-overnight) • Tallinn (Estonia) • Gothenburg (Sweden) • Harwich. Date 22 Apr 10* May from June from July from Aug from
Nights 27 12 12 12 12
Interior Ocean view USA * £1699 £1999 Scandinavia £1049 £1219 Scandinavia £1149 £1279 Scandinavia £1179 £1399 Scandinavia £1169 £1359
Balcony £2199 £1499 £1599 £1769 £1669
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Far East Choices Exclusive reserved cabin prices
FREE TOURS INCLUDED**
Far East Choices from £1099pp
YOUR FREE INCLUSIVE TOURS:
14-18 night fly-cruises aboard Legend of the Seas These exclusive Far East cruises have proved to be a best seller throughout July. Our reserved allocation of reduced price cabins are being booked up fast – so these offers will not be around for long. These Far East cruises on the Legend of the seas are a combination of two cruise itineraries added together and are in our opinion unbelievable value for money. We have specially selected our Tokyo cruise itineraries to give you the chance to Visit Mount Fuji & Ride on the Bullet train in between cruises. You will notice below that we have put these cruises together with return flights from London and in some cases an overnight hotel stay. If you want to extend your stay in a hotel at the start or end of your cruise and add on tours (in particular in Tokyo) – please give our experienced team a call. Choose from the following 4 cruise options: HONG KONG – VIETNAM: Fly from London overnight to Hong Kong. Overnight hotel stay. Included is an evening sound and light cruise. Cruise 11 nights to Kaohsiung (Taiwan) • Hualien (Taiwan) • Taipei (Taiwan) • Hong Kong • Sanya (China) • Danang (Vietnam) Hanoi (Vietnam) • Hong Kong. Fly home overnight.
CHINA-JAPAN-KOREA: Fly from London overnight to Shanghai. Transfer to port. Cruise 14 nights to Miyazaki (Japan) • Kobe (Japan) • Fukuoka (Japan) • Busan (South Korea) • Shanghai • Kagoshima (Japan) • Nagasaki (Japan) • Fukuoka (Japan) • Busan (South Korea) • Shanghai. Transfer to 4* hotel (b&b) for one night stay plus a half day tour of Shanghai. Transfer to airport for flight home.
ADD ON EXTRA NIGHTS HOTEL FROM ONLY £50pp
JAPAN – MOUNT FUJI – TOKYO: Fly direct from London overnight to Shanghai. Cruise 15 nights to Okinawa (Japan) • Kagoshima (Japan) • Kobe (overnight on board) • Nagoya (Japan) • Yokohama (Tokyo-full day tour to Mount Fuji & Bullet Train) • Shanghai (Overnight on board) • Jeju island (South Korea) • Busan (South Korea) • Tokyo. Disembark and overnight airport hotel stay in Tokyo. Fly home.
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JAPAN – MOUNT FUJI – RUSSIA: Fly direct from London overnight to Tokyo. Cruise 16 nights from Yokohama to Shanghai (overnight on board) • Jeju island (South Korea) • Busan (South Korea) • Yokohama (Tokyo-full day tour to Mount Fuji & Bullet Train) • Hakodate (Japan) • Otaru (Japan) • Vladivostok (Russia) • Shanghai. Disembark for overnight hotel stay. Fly home.
In HONG KONG: A Symphony of Lights Cruise: Enjoy this world renowned evening light show in an authentic Chinese junk with unlimited free drinks served on board. This 1 hour 30 minute cruise sails along one of the world’s most impressive natural harbours, Victoria Harbour to view the spectacular Hong Kong skyline. IN JAPAN: Beautiful Mount Fuji & The Bullet Train (including lunch): A fantastic chance to visit stunning Mount Fuji. Enjoy the scenery of rural Japan as you drive to the 5th station (at 8000 feet) of this sacred mountain then take a cable car ride with breath-taking views of the volcanic Hakone mountains. At Owakudani (literally ‘Big Boiling Valley’), why not try a blackened egg boiled in the sulphur springs? Then cruise across Lake Ashi by pirate boat. Your day ends with a short ride on the world famous Bullet train as you speed back to your ship. Date Nights Itinerary Interior Ocean Balcony view 2010 23 Feb 14 Hong Kong – £1099 £1299 £1399 Vietnam 28 Feb* 14 Hong Kong – £1099 £1299 £1399 Vietnam 27 Mar 16 China – Japan £1199 £1399 £1849 – Korea 10 Apr 16 China – Japan £1199 £1399 £1849 – Korea 24 Apr 17 Japan – Mount £1799 £1999 £full Fuji – Tokyo 9 May 18 Japan – Mount £1799 £1999 £2299 Fuji – Russia *Itinerary operates in a different order. ** On selected itineraries. NB: Visas and vaccinations are required before travel & are not included in the cost.
Winter Cruising or Summer Cruising
Iconic 5-star Cruising from less than £90 per day
Up TO 10% Jetline Discounts
Cunard Early Booking Offers from £539pp
Caribbean Queen Mary 2 from £999pp
5-17 night cruises aboard Queen Victoria
12-23 night cruises aboard Queen Mary 2
➤➤ Exclusive UPTO 10% Jetline discount included below
➤➤ BEST SELLER
Take a look at our exclusively discounted early booking offers on board Queen Victoria for next Summer. The low prices of the launch period come to an end on 31st August. SHORT IBERIA BREAK - 7 Nights: Southampton • Vigo • Lisbon • Bilbao • Brest • Southampton. CANARIES - 11 Nights: Southampton • Vigo • Lisbon • Tenerife • Gran Canaria • La Palma • Madeira • Southampton.
MEDITERRANEAN - 12 Nights: Southampton • Barcelona • Cannes • Livorno (Florence / Pisa) • Civitavecchia (Rome) • Gibraltar • Southampton.
SCANDINAVIA & RUSSIA - 14 Nights: Southampton • Copenhagen (Denmark-overnight) • Stockholm (Sweden) • Tallinn (Estonia) • St Petersburg (Russia – overnight) • Helsinki (Finland) • Oslo • Kristiansand (Norway) • Southampton. ROUNDTRIP TO VENICE - 17 Nights: Southampton • Malaga • Dubrovnik • Venice • Messina (Sicily) • Naples • Civitavecchia (Rome) • Ajaccio (Corsica) • Cadiz • Southampton. Date Nights Itin Interior 2010 22 Apr 7 Iberia Break £659 3 May 11 Canaries £919 14 May 12 Mediterranean £1079 26 May 5 May Bank Holiday £539 31 May 14 Scandi & Russia £1439 14 Jun 17 Roundtrip to £1759 Venice
Ocean view £769 £1119 £1299 £629 £1799 £2079
Balcony £929 £1299 £1559 £699 £2099 £2429
Including over Night in new york
Due to the size of the Queen Mary 2 & her classic red, black and white colours - You can’t help but have utter satisfaction and smugness sailing around the Caribbean. When moored next to other ships the promenade deck of the Queen Mary 2 towers above them all. A cruise on board the Queen Mary 2 can be as formal or as casual as you like. With so many dining options the choice is yours. The great thing about Cunard and the Queen Mary 2 is that the service, quality and choice of food seem to be better compared to other ships. If you like a real home away from home then this ship is the one for you with tea on tap 24 hours a day, great curries & excellent roasts with all the trimmings. We are particularly impressed with the quality and range of food served in each of the four Kings Court restaurants with food available 24 hours a day. You must also try out the Al Fresco Boardwalk café on the top deck for great burgers, hot dogs and salads. If you have extra time take a look at our 23 night itinerary below which includes the Trans Atlantic Crossing to Southampton – cutting out the need for the overnight flight home. From just £500pp extra.
16 Nights: Fly to New York 2 night hotel stay. Cruise 13 nights from New York to Cristobal (Panama Canal) • Curacao • Grenada • Barbados • St Kitts • Tortola • New York. Fly Home overnight. 12 Nights: Fly to New York. Overnight hotel stay. Cruise 10 nights from New York to St Maarten • Barbados • Grenada • St Lucia • St Thomas • New York. Fly Home overnight. 17-23 nights: Fly to New York. Overnight hotel stay. Cruise 15 nights from New York to Grand Turk • Tortola • Curacao • Grenada • Barbados • St Lucia • Dominica • St Kitts • St Thomas • New York. Fly home overnight. Or stay on board for a further 7 night Transatlantic voyage to Southampton. Date Nights 15 Nov 09 16 29 Nov 09 12 09 Dec 09 12 19 Dec 09 17 19 Dec 09 23
Inside £1299 £1049 £999 £1749 £2249
Oceanview £1359 £FULL £FULL £2199 £2899
Balcony £1459 £FULL £FULL £2199 £2899
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Happy New Year New York Style shopping and new year sales
celebrate the new year in style
recover on a cruise back to the UK
New Year New York Voyages from £699pp 8-12 night fly-cruises aboard Queen Mary 2 ➤➤ Including overnight stays in New York ➤➤ Exclusive Offers
Celebrate the New Year in style whether its being in Times Square to see the Ball drop, glitzing it up in Las Vegas or taking advantage of the New Year sales – these offers are unbeatable. For 2010 Cunard have added an extra night onto their Eastbound crossings giving you even greater value for money. Our Queen Mary 2 offers below are based on the first leg of her world cruise leaving New York for Southampton on the 4th January. We have combined this with hotel options to take advantage of New Year in either New York or Las Vegas and / or the chance to shop in the post Christmas sales and not worry about weight restrictions on your journey home. Plus what better way to return home after your heady celebrations than to pamper yourself on a relaxing iconic crossing back to Blighty.
Las Vegas & New York: Fly to Las Vegas for 3 nights hotel stay on the Strip. Celebrate the New Year in Las Vegas before flying to New York for 2 nights hotel stay to take advantage of the sales. Then bid farewell to New York on a 7 night Voyage back to Southampton. New Year New York: Fly to New York for 4 nights hotel stay. Enjoy an ultimate New Year celebration and watch the ball drop in Times Square counting the New Year in. With no worries, no queues, no jetlag and no overbearing airport security enjoy the relaxation and elegance of a 7 night Voyage back to Southampton. New York Sales: Fly to New York for 2 nights hotel stay. This is ideal for those who want to be at home for celebrations with family and friends then get the New Year off to a great start and beat the January blues. Enjoy double whammy savings on your shopping with Date 30 Dec 09 31 Dec 09 2 Jan 10 4 Jan 10
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Itinerary Vegas & New York New Year New York New York Sales Queen Victoria
Nights 12 11 9 8
Inside £1099 £899 £799 £full
discounted sale prices and the benefit of the exchange rate. As there is no restrictive flight home – there are no weight restrictions – so you can buy things that you would not normally consider. Make certain you are on deck for the sailaway party as the Queen Mary 2 casts off and passes the Statue Of Liberty on her 7 night Voyage back to Southampton. Queen Victoria: We have also been given access to the first leg of the Queen Victoria world cruise leaving Southampton for 8 nights crossing to New York on 4th January. The duration includes the 8th night on board overnight in New York. As the ship docks in the morning you have a full day to explore New York and take advantage of the New Year sales. You can choose to either fly home the following morning or enjoy another day in New York and fly home overnight. Oceanview £1249 £999 £899 £699
Balcony £1299 £1099 £999 £799
Queens Grill Suite £2299 £1999 £1899 £1999
South America or Hawaii Visit the Falklands
Including 3 Nights in Las Vegas
South America & Antarctica from £1399pp
Las Vegas & Hawaii from £1099pp
15-19 night fly-cruises aboard Star Princess
18 night fly-cruise aboard Golden Princess
➤➤ EXCLUSIVE OFFERS
➤➤ Includes 3 Nights In Las Vegas
If you have already enjoyed one of our Caribbean and Hawaiian Offers in the Winter – then these cruises should be a natural progression particularly for the intrepid explorer. These cruises would also appeal to those of you who have enjoyed or like the idea of visiting Northern Europe. With similar temperatures and impressive breathtaking scenery. The only difference being that these cruises are more exotic and impressive. Cape Horn 1: Fly overnight from London to Santiago for overnight hotel stay. Transfer to port. Cruise 14 nights from Valparaiso to Punta Arenas • Ushuaia • Cape Horn • Port Stanley (Falklands) • Montevideo • Buenos Aries • Rio De Janeiro. Fly home overnight. Cape Horn 2: Fly overnight from London to Santiago for overnight hotel stay. Transfer to port. Cruise 14 nights from Valparaiso to Puerto Montt • Punta Arenas • Ushuaia • Cape Horn • Port Stanley (Falklands) • Montevideo • Buenos Aries. Fly home overnight.
Cape & Copa: Fly overnight from London to Santiago. Transfer to port. Cruise 14 nights from Valparaiso to Punta Arenas • Ushuaia • Cape Horn • Port Stanley (Falklands) • Montevideo • Buenos Aries • Rio de Janeiro. Transfer to 4-star Copacabana beach Hotel for 3 night stay. Transfer to airport for overnight flight home. Antarctica: Fly overnight from London Buenos Aries for overnight hotel stay. Transfer to port. Cruise 16 nights to Elephant Island • Deception Island • Gerlache Strait • South Shetland Island • Cape Horn • Ushuaia • Punta Arenas • Port Stanley (Falklands) • Montevideo • Buenos Aries. Fly home overnight. Date
6 Dec 09 17 Cape Horn 1 21 Dec 09 16 Cape Horn 1* 3 Jan 10 15 Cape Horn 2 15 Jan 10 19 Antarctica 31 Jan 10 19 Antarctica 16 Feb 10 15 Cape Horn 2* 1 Mar 10 19 Cape & Copa * Itinerary operates in reverse.
Interior Ocean view £1399 £1599 £1999 £2149 £1649 £1799 £1699 £1899 £1699 £1899 £1549 £1699 £1699 £1849
Balcony £1899 £2499 £2199 £2299 £2299 £1999 £2099
Our best selling offer for 2009 - now including 3 nights in Las Vegas. Fly via Las Vegas before you join your cruise, spend 3 nights on the famous Las Vegas Strip and then fly direct to Los Angeles. You arrive into Los Angeles with plenty of time to travel straight to the port and join the Golden Princess bound for the Hawaiian Islands! Cruise 14 nights from Los Angeles • Hilo • Honolulu • Kauai • Lahaina & Ensenada (Mexico) • Los Angeles. Fly home overnight. Don’t forget to ask for early disembarkation! Or ask our sales team about spending extra nights in Los Angeles from only £35pp per night. This is a great opportunity to see the sights such as: Hollywood, Beverley Hills, Rodeo Drive, Venice beach, Walk of Fame, Chinese Theatre, Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm and more. Date Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite 5 Nov 09 £1149 £1399 £1699 £1949 19 Nov 09 £1099 £1299 £1599 £1899 3 Dec 09 £1149 £1399 £1699 £1949 17 Dec 09 £1599 £1799 £FULL £FULL 30 Dec 09* £1259 £1499 £1759 £2049 14 Jan 10 £1149 £1399 £1649 £1949 28 Jan 10 £1259 £1499 £1749 £2049 11 Feb 10 £1299 £1499 £1799 £2099 25 Feb 10 £1299 £1499 £1799 £2099 11 Mar 10 £1299 £1499 £1799 £2099 25 Mar 10 £1299 £1499 £1749 £2049 8 Apr 10 £1359 £1559 £1799 £2099 22 Apr 10 £1359 £1559 £1799 £2099 * Includes 4 night hotel stay in Las Vegas. Wed Dep.
To book call: 0800 923 1605 or VISIT US AT: www.jetlinecruise.com
Far East Exclusives INCLUDING FREE TOURS IN BEIJING AND BANGKOK
3 Nights in Bangkok
3 Nights In Beijing
Far East Exclusives from £1699pp
24 night fly-cruises aboard Diamond Princess
Day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
➤➤ Including FREE TOURS IN BEIJING AND BANGKOK
This is one of our best selling Far East cruises for an all round Far East experience. This cruise has a bit of everything in it for the essential visit to the Far East including: Tours of the principle attractions in China, overnight experience in Hong Kong, stops in Singapore, Japan and Vietnam. Plus a wonderful stay in the incredibly diverse Bangkok. The Diamond Princess is the largest of the fleet together with it’s sister ship the Sapphire Princess at 116,000 tonnes and carrying only 2600 passengers. These ships are laid out in a very similar way to the Ruby and Caribbean Princess.
Arrive Depart PM AM 1700 0700
Ocean Balcony Suite view 17 Oct 09 £1699 £1899 £2399 £2799 2 Nov 09* £1699 £1899 £2399 £2799 9 Mar 10 £2299 £2649 £2899 £3099 25 Mar 10* £2299 £2549 £2899 £3099 10 Apr 10 £2299 £full £full £full * Itinerary operates in reverse Manchester flight supplement from £75pp. Visas &
YOUR FREE TOURS: In BANGKOK: 2 half day escorted tours including the City, Palaces and Temples of Bangkok and The Bangkok Floating market by long tailed speedboat.
Bangkok - Beijing Fly overnight to Bangkok. Bangkok Hotel stay (B&B) Bangkok Hotel stay (B&B) +tour Bangkok Hotel stay (B&B) +tour Bangkok Embark ship At Sea Singapore At Sea Phu My (Saigon) Nha Trang (Vietnam) At Sea Hong Kong Hong Kong At Sea Keelung (Taipei) Okinawa At Sea Shanghai At Sea At sea Beijing Disembark. Hotel (B&B) Beijing Hotel (B&B)+ Tour Beijing Hotel (B&B)+ Tour Beijing Depart on overnight flight Arrive UK Interior
vaccinations required before travel. Cost not included.
In BEIJING: 2 full days of escorted tours (with lunch) including The Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Tiananmen Square and The Great Wall of China and The Ming Tombs.
call OUR FAR EAST SPECIALIST ON: 0800 923 1620
Alaska or Panama Canal Add On Whistler By Train
Bonus On Board Spending Money
Longer Alaska Cruises from £1349pp 13-15 night fly-cruises aboard Celebrity Mercury or Celebrity Infinity ➤➤ E XTEND TO 3 Nights In Vancouver including Rockies train tour from only £249pp
These itineraries always prove popular as a standard 7 night cruise is never enough time to spend in such a wonderful destination. These cruises are for people who want incredible scenery, unspoilt charm and a chance to experience wildlife in its natural habitat. These early booking offers are currently priced with direct flights and an overnight stay in either Los Angeles or San Francisco. So you get the best of both worlds. We would also recommend an extension to your holiday by adding on extra nights in Vancouver giving you the chance to explore Whistler by train. Mercury 15 Nights: Fly direct from London to Los Angeles. Overnight hotel stay. Cruise 13 nights to Seattle • Ketchikan • Juneau • Skagway • Hubbard Glacier • Icy Strait Point • Sitka • Victoria (British Columbia) • Vancouver. Fly home overnight. Infinity 13 Nights: Fly from London to San Francisco. Overnight hotel stay. Cruise 11 nights to Ketchikan • Juneau • Skagway • Icy Strait Point • Hubbard Glacier • Sitka • Victoria • Vancouver. Fly home overnight. Date Ship 16 May 10 Mercury 9 May 10 Infinity
Inside £1399 £1349
Oceanview £1549 £1499
Balcony £1999 £1699
5-Star Panama Canal Selection from £1099pp 16-17 night fly-cruises aboard Celebrity Infinity ➤➤ BONUS UPTO $100 PER CABIN ON BOARD CREDIT*
If you have done the Med and done the Caribbean – then it’s time to progress onto a scenic Panama Canal cruise. These cruises give you the chance to experience both the Atlantic and Pacific sides to the United States plus an awe inspiring journey through the Panama Canal from one side to another. As you go through take some impressive pictures and learn about this modern wonder of the world. Fly from London and choose from one of the following: Westbound 1: Overnight hotel stay in Miami. Cruise 14 nights to Cartagena (Columbia) • Panama Canal (Cruising) • Puntarenas (Costa Rica) • Huatulco • Acapulco • Puerto Vallarta • Cabo San Lucas (Mexico) San Diego. Fly home overnight. Eastbound: Overnight hotel stay in San Diego. Cruise 14 nights to San Diego • Cabo San Lucas (Mexico) • Acapulco • Huatulco • Puntarenas (Costa Rica) • Panama Canal (Cruising) • Cristobal • Cartagena (Columbia) • Fort Lauderdale. Fly home overnight from Miami.
Westbound 2: Overnight hotel stay in Miami. Cruise 14 nights to Grand Cayman • Cartagena (Columbia) • Panama Canal (Cruising) • Puntarenas (Costa Rica) • Huatulco • Acapulco • Cabo San Lucas (Mexico) San Diego. Fly home overnight. Peru & Chile: Overnight hotel stay in Miami. Cruise 15 nights from Fort Lauderdale to Cozumel (Mexico) • Puerto Limon (Costa Rica) • Panama Canal (Transit) • Manta (Ecuador) • Lima (Peru) • Arica (Chile) • Coquimbo (Chile) • Valparaiso (Chile). Transfer to Santiago for overnight flight home. Date Itinerary Nights Inside Outside Balcony 2009 10 Oct Westbound 1 16 £1099 £1199 £1499 24 Oct Eastbound 16 £1159 £1399 £1559 7 Nov Westbound 2 16 £1159 £1299 £1599 4 Dec Chile & Peru 17 £1599 £1699 £1849 ** On selected sailings and cabin grades.
To book call: 0800 923 1605 or VISIT US AT: www.jetlinecruise.com
Smaller Select Ship LOW RESERVED PRICES
Bonus Up to $100 credit
Club Style Cruising
Azamara Far East Adventures from £1599*pp 15-25 night fly-cruises aboard Azamara Quest ➤➤ Bonus UPTO $100 per cabin on board Credit
Following a popular response from our July Edition we have now secured some exclusive prices on the sailings below with bonus on board spending money on selected cabin grades. We have a small allocation of cabins where the prices have been frozen at a much lower rate than what you will find direct with Azamara cruises. These offers won’t last long – so be quick! Azamara ships are ideal for those cruisers who shy away from the large all singing all dancing super ships with more facilities than your local town. The Azamara Quest has more of a club like atmosphere - being much smaller than most at just over 30,000 tonnes carrying around 700 passengers. She has a luxurious and quality feel which really appeal to the select; where formal attire is never required. The main restaurant has open seating and there are a further 4 places to eat. The spa is excellent, the grand staircase is very impressive and the Looking Glass lounge is a great place to dance away the evening! There is also a show lounge, casino, 2 whirlpools, a swimming pool and much more. Not only does this select smaller ship pack a lot in – so do the itineraries. Take a look at the 3 itineraries we have selected below. Azamara cruises have carefully put their cruise itineraries together with lots of overnight stops on board at key ports of call to get the most out of your Far Eastern cruise adventure. All in all a great way to explore a whole list of exotic destinations effortlessly in style.
Athens – Singapore: Fly from London to Athens. Transfer to hotel for overnight stay. Cruise 24 nights to Alexandria (Egypt) • Suez Canal (Transit) • Dubai (overnight on board) • Mumbai (overnight on board) • Cochin (India) • Penang (Malaysia) • Port Kelang (Kuala Lumpur Malaysia) • Singapore. Disembark and fly home. Singapore – Hong Kong: Fly overnight to Singapore. Embark ship for 18 nights. Overnight on board in Singapore • Bangkok (overnight for 2 nights on board) • Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam – overnight on board) • Hue (Danang - overnight on board) • Hanoi (overnight on board) • Canton (China) • Hong Kong (overnight on Board). Disembark to fly home. Singapore – Hong Kong 2: Fly over night to Singapore. Embark ship for 14 nights. Overnight on board in Singapore • Bangkok (overnight on board) • Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam – overnight on board) • Hue (Danang) • Hanoi (Vietnam) • Hong Kong (overnight on board). Disembark to fly home.
call OUR FAR EAST SPECIALIST ON: 0800 923 1620
Nights Itinerary Ocean Balcony TIPS PP view 27 Nov 09 25 Ath-Sin £1799 £2699 £148 21 Dec 09 19 Sin-Hkg £1999 £2199 £111 22 Jan 10 15 Sin-Hkg 2 £1599 £2299 £86 *Onboard tips are not included in the above prices. These are extra and must be pre paid. Visas are required for full British passport holders in India (£39) and China (£65). Vaccinations may also be required – please consult with your GP. Costs not included.
S ave money by prepaying your tips and taking the hassle out of it! T he Street Markets in Kowloon are a must see. Low cost Jade makes an ideal gift.
INDIAN OCEAN AND SAFARI
£1599 PER PERSON
14 March 2010 Aboard MSC Sinfonia 3 Days On The Beach
FREE Safari Included
This cruise ranks among the most exotic cruises you can possibly do - as very few cruise lines have itineraries incorporating the Indian Ocean and South Africa. This once in a lifetime cruise is the only way to travel to exotic destinations such as Mauritius, Madagascar and the Commores. If that were not enough a full day safari tour has been included. We have chosen a 4 star Hotel on the beach in Durban to begin this wonderful holiday – this is on a Bed & Breakfast basis giving you the opportunity to try our the nearby local restaurants. Then it’s off to the MSC Sinfonia for 14 nights full board – cruising the Indian Ocean. Your itinerary Date 2010 14 Mar 15 Mar 16 Mar 17 Mar 18 Mar 19 Mar 20 Mar 21 Mar 22 Mar 23 Mar 24 Mar 25 Mar 26 Mar 27 Mar 28 Mar 29 Mar 30 Mar 30 Mar 31 Mar 1 Apr 2 Apr
Itinerary Fly Overnight to Durban Transfer to Durban Hotel Durban Full day Safari Durban Hotel Embark MSC Sinfonia At Sea At Sea At Sea Port Louis (Mauritius) Port Louis (Mauritius) Pointe Des Galets (Reunion Is.) At Sea Nosy Be (Madagascar) Mayotte Is (Commores) At Sea At Sea Maputo (Mozambique) Portugese Is (Mozambique) Portugese Is (Mozambique) Durban Disembark & fly home Arrive UK
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MSC SINFONIA The 59,000 tonne MSC Sinfonia is the newer sister ship to the popular MSC Armonia. For those leisurely days at sea there are 2 swimming pools, 2 whirlpools, Le Terme spa with sauna & Turkish bath, thermal relaxation lounge, theatre, casino & nightclub. Both the Café Le Baroque for a mid morning coffee and Shelagh’s Irish Pub to get your evenings off to a great start are incredibly popular. There are 6 further bars, a poolside beer bar, 4 places to eat and much more.
INCLUDED in the Price: • Return Scheduled Flights • Transfers • 3 Night 4 Star Hotel stay B&B • 14 Night Cruise on MSC Sinfonia • FREE Safari tour Date 14 Mar 10
FREE 1 DAY SAFARI DAY INCLUDED Head to the heart of Zululand for an exciting day of fantastic game viewing at the picturesque Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve, renowned throughout the world for its dedication to Rhino conservation. Join a closed vehicle safari and head into the bush to view the wonderful flora and fauna including cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, blue wildebeest, spotted hyena, wild dogs and all members of the Big Five. Lunch at the award winning hilltop camp provides a refreshing respite and beautiful views across the reserve. • Hotel pick-up and drop off from Durban • Lunch • Game drive • Services of an experienced English speaking Park Ranger • All entrance fees
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One of the Best Kept Secrets Bonus On Board Spending Money
No-FLY CRUISES FROM £899PP
5-star Caribbean Cruises from £799pp
Holland America Line is one of the best kept secrets of the cruising world in the UK. We consider Holland America to be one of the best of what we call the 5* cruising brands. Their modern fleet of cruise ships are spacious, have less passengers onboard relative to their size, are tastefully decorated and attractively furnished. Having travelled on the Westerdam and the Eurodam we were impressed with the layout, style and use of teak decking around the pool areas. These ships have two pool areas – one at the back for incredible sailaway vistas and another Lido style area in the middle with a retractable glass roof for year round sunbathing and fun. Holland America Line ships have some of the best spas at sea with a wonderful hydro therapy pool and thermal relaxation lounge. There is also a theatre, casino, numerous bars, Crows Nest nightclub, Retreat cabana area, Explorations Café, kids clubs and more.
Cruises from the UK from £899pp
Caribbean Cruising from £799pp
8-12 night cruises aboard MS Eurodam
9-16 night cruises aboard MS Westerdam
➤➤ BONUS $75 PER CABIN ON BOARD CREDIT ➤➤ BONUS BENEFITS PACKAGE ON BOARD
Fly from London to Miami. 1 night hotel stay. Then choose from one or two of the following cruise itineraries:
The Eurodam is the most recent addition to the fleet (last year) and is also the largest at just over 86000 tonnes. More importantly this is the first Signature class ship with little touches that enhance your cruising experience such as full divan beds, fluffy bathrobes and daily fruit baskets. Also standard Balcony staterooms have bathtubs!!! Plus this ship has some great works of art to marvel at whilst walking around and the Pinnacle Grill is excellent and well worth the few extra pounds cover charge. Other dining options include the Rembrandt main dining room where you can opt for “As You Wish” dining and The Lido for daytime buffets or informal waiter service dining at night. We must also mention the beautiful and tranquil Tamarind Far Eastern style restaurant with its adjacent Silk Den lounge and panoramic views.
Itinerary 1: Fort Lauderdale • Half Moon Cay (Bahamas) • Oranjestad (Aruba) • Willemstad (Curacao) • Fort Lauderdale. Fly home overnight.
Baltic Adventures: Cruise for 11 nights from Dover to Copenhagen • Tallinn (Estonia) • St Petersburg (Russia overnight) • Helsinki • Stockholm • Dover.
European Wonders: Fly to Rome and transfer to port for 10 night cruise to Santa Margherita (Italy) • Marseilles • Barcelona • Cadiz • Lisbon • St Peter Port (Guernsey) • Le Havre • Dover.
Norwegian Fjords & Scottish Highlands: Cruise for 8 nights from Dover to Alesund • Hellesylt • Geiranger • Bergen • Invergordon • South Queensferry • Dover.
Baltic Treasures: Cruise for 12 nights from Dover to Copenhagen • Warnemunde (Germany) • Tallinn (Estonia) • St Petersburg (Russia overnight) • Helsinki • Stockholm • Dover.
Date Itinerary 19 May 10 Wonders 29 May 10 Treasures 9 Jun 10 Adventures 21 Jun 10 Norway
To book call: 0800 923 1605
Itinerary 2: Fort Lauderdale • Half Moon Cay (Bahamas) • Grand Turk (Turks & Caicos) • Georgetown (Grand Cayman) • Cozumel (Mexico) • Fort Lauderdale. Fly home overnight. Itinerary 3: Fort Lauderdale • Grand Turk (Turks & Caicos) • San Juan (Puerto Rico) • Phillipsburg (St Maarten) • Half Moon Cay (Bahamas) • Fort Lauderdale. Fly home overnight.
Inside £1099 £1259 £1329 £899
Outside £1199 £1359 £1429 £999
Balcony £1579 £1699 £1759 £1299
Date 2 Jan 10 2 Jan 10 9 Jan 10 23 Jan 10 30 Jan 10 6 Feb 10 13 Feb 10 13 Feb 10 27 Feb 10 6 Mar 10 20 Mar 10 27 Mar 10
Itin Nights 1 9 1+2 16 2 9 1+2 16 2+3 16 3 9 1 9 1+2 16 3+1 16 1 9 3+1 16 1 9
Inside £949 £1299 £799 £1199 £1299 £899 £979 £1349 £1199 £859 £1359 £999
Outside Balcony £999 £1099 £1399 £1599 £899 £999 £1349 £1559 £1399 £1599 £999 £1099 £1029 £1149 £1499 £1699 £1399 £1499 £899 £999 £1499 £1699 £1099 £1199
Highlights of the Med or Best of the Caribbean BONUS UPTO £150 PER CABIN ON BOARD CREDIT*
BE THE FIRST TO SAIL ON A BRAND NEW SHIP
CRUISING FROM LESS THAN £80 PER DAY
2010 Exclusive Offers from £1199pp 15-16 night cruises aboard P&O Ventura or P&O Azura Take advantage of these great early booking offers from P&O Cruises and save up to £460pp off current early booking prices. Choose from one of the exciting itineraries below to get the most out of your precious holiday time for relaxation, fun and sightseeing at an ‘all in one’ value for money price with bonus on board spending money thrown in. We have chosen two of the most iconic cruises: either an exotic Caribbean cruise to some of the best known Caribbean Islands or a wonderful no flying cruise to see the highlights of the Med & Venice. P&O CRUISES - TAILORED TO THE MODERN BRITISH TRAVELLER This is THE premium cruise brand dedicated solely to the British market. With lots of history and tradition behind it - P&O Cruises continues to be the top choice for cruisers. Now with more choice than ever on 7 super ships there is something for everyone: great for families or a grown up adult retreat. Perfect for exploring new horizons,
adrenalin filled fun, cultural enlightenment or simply relaxing in the sunshine. Families are very well catered for with 4 different age specific supervised clubs. P&O sets itself apart from other cruise lines; in particular look out for the night nursery and in cabin listening service. Plus as the Brits love a cuppa - P&O Cruises are the only cruise line to have tea and coffee available in your stateroom. All in all a great choice for the Great British Holiday Maker There are lots of dining choices on board to suit your mood. Club Dining is available with Silver Service from mini A-La Carte menus and is organised over 2 sittings – this is a great way to meet people and make friends. Freedom Dining is for those of you who want the same quality and silver service as Club dining but love the Freedom of choosing when to eat and with whom. Select Dining is available in speciality restaurants where a cover charge is payable and gives an enhanced option with speciality menus. Finally Casual Dining is for self service buffet 24 hour anytime dining and great for those who don’t want to dress up and would rather choose as much or as little as you want from an extended range of tempting choices in your own time. Plus if you are really lazy – 24 hour room service! Date 2010 2 Jan 30 Jan 27 Feb 12 Apr 10 May 9 Jun 23 Jul
Ship Ventura Ventura Ventura Azura Azura Azura Azura
Nights 15 15 15 16 16 16 16
VENTURA: Has been a favourite of the fleet since her launch last year. Look out for: 2 Freedom restaurants (Beach House & Cinnamon), 2 Club restaurants (Bay Tree & Saffron), 2 Select Restaurants (White Room & East), Tapas & wine bar, The Waterside Self service buffet, Pizzeria & Ice cream parlour & Tazzine café. There are numerous bars, Circus skills training school, Rock School, Theatre, Kids clubs, night nursery, 3 pools, 6 whirlpools, Nightclub, casino, Comedy club, Oasis Spa, fitness centre and more. AZURA: Is the brand new sister ship to Ventura & Joins the fleet in April 2010. Unique features on this ship include: The Planet Bar with a huge 20-metre plasma screen video wall showing amazing natural and man made phenomena on the planet – changing daily. The Glass House: where resident wine expert, Olly Smith, hosts tasting sessions. SeaScreen: a large outdoor cinema screen by the pool. Game On: A dedicated ‘Wii room’ with a range of popular games for of all ages to enjoy. Plus: 3 Select Restaurants, 2 Buffet restaurants & 3 Club restaurants. Caribbean: Fly direct to Barbados and embark the P&O Ventura for 14 nights: St Kitts • Catalina Island (Dominican Republic) • Grand Turk • Dominica • St Lucia • St Maarten • Tortola • Antigua • St Vincent • Barbados (overnight on board). Fly home overnight from Barbados. Venice & Greece: 16 night cruise on board the P&O Azura from Southampton to Malaga • Katakolon (Olympia) • Corfu • Dubrovnik • Venice • Korcula • Gibraltar • Southampton.
Itinerary Caribbean Caribbean Caribbean Venice & Greece Venice & Greece Venice & Greece Venice & Greece
Interior £1199 £1259 £1239 £1549 £1539 £1629 £1729
Oceanview £1279 £1299 £1349 £1689 £1759 £1869 £1979
Balcony £1639 £1699 £1759 £2139 £2179 £2359 £2489
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Summer 2010 Early Booking Offers No need to fly – cruise from Dover
bonus 1 night hotel stay in venice
Norwegian sun – new to the Uk
Scandinavia and Russia from £999pp
Venice & the Greek Islands 2010 from £1099pp
12 night no fly cruises aboard Norwegian Sun
15 night cruise holiday aboard Norwegian Gem
➤➤ Exclusive Jetline Cruise discounts
➤➤ BONUS 1 Night Hotel stay in Venice
It’s all change for next year at NCL Freestyle Cruising when they will position their ships in different locations to this year. Next year Norwegian Sun will be based in Dover cruising Scandinavia and Russia on 12 night sailings.
This is one of our favourite cruise itineraries in the Mediterranean cruising from our favourite port. A short flight takes you to romantic and extremely picturesque Venice; which has one of the best city sailaways in the Med - as the ship glides past Saint Marks Square on its way out to sea. This mixed with the charm and varied beauty of the Greek islands makes a perfect Summer cruise. We always feel it is a shame to sail from Venice and not actually stay there; so with this offer we have included an overnight hotel stay.
Norwegian Sun is a comfortable 77,000 tonnes with 9 passenger decks. The Freestyle dining option means that you don’t have set dining times and tables to sit at leaving you free to enjoy your cruise at your own pace. There are 11 dining options on board, 6 are free and include the Four Seasons, Seven seas, Pacific Heights, Garden café, Tapas Bar and room service. For the remaining 5 there is a cover charge payable these include: Le Bistro (French), Il Adagio (Italian), Ginza (Japanese), East Meets West (Steakhouse), Sushi & Teppenyaki. Having tried the Teppenyaki – we highly recommend it. There are also 10 bars / lounges, 1 swimming pool, separate Kids splash pool, 5 hot tubs, spa, fitness centre, Casino, Stardust show lounge, kids facilities and more. We feel these cruises are a bargain for cruising from Dover without the need to fly. Cruise 12 nights from Dover to Copenhagen (Denmark) • Warnemunde (Berlin) • Tallinn (Estonia) • St Petersburg (Russia overnight) • Helsinki (Finland) • Nynashamn (Stockholm, Sweden) • Dover. Date 11 May 10 23 May 10 4 Jun 10 18 Jun 10 28 Jun 10 10 Jul 10 22 Jul 10 3 Aug 10
Interior £999 £999 £999 £1229 £1129 £1129 £1069 £1069
Oceanview £1169 £1169 £1169 £1329 £1229 £1289 £1229 £1229
Balcony £1439 £1439 £1439 £1799 £1549 £1649 £1599 £1599
To book call: 0800 923 1605
We have chosen hotels close to Saint Marks Square and are within easy strolling distance of all the historical sights and the Rialto Bridge. This area is also well connected by the relatively inexpensive water bus which also operates a service to the cruise terminal.
Itinerary 1: Fly to Venice. Overnight hotel stay. Cruise 14 nights to Split (Croatia) • Corfu • Santorini • Mykonos • Crete • Venice • Dubrovnik (Croatia) • Piraeus (Athens) • Izmir (Ephesus-Turkey) • Nafplion (Peloponnese Greece) • Venice. Fly home. Itinerary 2: Fly to Venice. Overnight hotel stay. Cruise 14 nights to Dubrovnik (Croatia) • Piraeus (Athens) • Izmir (Ephesus, Turkey) • Nafplion (Peloponnese Greece) • Venice • Split (Croatia) • Corfu • Santorini • Mykonos • Crete • Venice. Fly home. Date 23 Apr 10 30 Apr 10 7 May 10 14 May 10 21 May 10 28 May 10 4 Jun 10 11 Jun 10 18 Jun 10 25 Jun 10 2 Jul 10
Itin 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1
Interior £1099 £1099 £1129 £1099 £1149 £1199 £1199 £1249 £1299 £1349 £1349
Oceanview £1249 £1299 £1299 £1299 £1299 £1329 £1349 £1399 £1449 £1459 £1499
Balcony £1599 £1629 £1629 £1629 £1649 £1659 £1699 £1749 £1849 £1899 £1949
£1699 PER PERSON
USA ROUNDTRIP NO FLYING 22 April 2010 Aboard Cunard Queen Mary 2 and Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas 2 SHIPS – 1 HOLIDAY
BONUS $200 per cabin ON BOARD CREDIT
OPTIONAL HARWICH TRANSFER £30pp EXTRA
If you are looking for something different and don’t want to fly – take a look at our exclusive offer over the May Bank Holiday. This unbeatable holiday includes the iconic Queen Mary 2, the sights & shopping in New York, a scenic east coast train adventure, Miami Beach & a relaxing Bermuda cruise to the UK. With no need to fly – there is no overbearing airport security, no cramped flights and no weight restrictions – ideal for shopaholics. Plus to enhance your return sailing we have included $200 per cabin on board spending money. Your itinerary Date 2010 Itinerary
Southampton. Embark Queen Mary 2 23-28 Apr At sea 29 Apr New York. Disembark for hotel 30 Apr New York Hotel 1 May New York Hotel 2 May New York Penn Station. AMTRAK 3 May Miami Station. Disembark for hotel 4-5 May Miami Beach Hotel 6 May Miami. Embark Jewel of the Seas 7-8 May At sea 9 May Bermuda - Kings Wharf 10-14 May At sea 15 May Lisbon Portugal 16-17 May At sea 18 May Brugges (Zeebrugge) Belgium 19 May Harwich. Disembark
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AMTRAK TRAIN ADVENTURE - 1 NIGHT Your AMTRAK train adventure includes: • Private overnight Roomette with Air conditioning • Meals Included • Ensuite WC and washbasin • 2 Folding Berths with turndown service • Toiletries and use of nearby showers • Bottled Water & Daily Newspaper • Dining Carriage and Lounge Carriage UPGRADE: Your train roomette to a larger room with private shower for £100pp extra.
CUNARD QUEEN MARY 2: Our special promotion gives you the opportunity to enjoy the classic experience of cruising on the Queen Mary 2 on an epic journey crossing the Atlantic to New York. This is an experience in itself without the interruptions of ports of call with plenty of time to rest, relax, a spot of self appreciation and absolute self indulgence. Be sure to try out the Canyon Ranch Spa, the Planetarium, take part in the themed evenings, have fish & chips in the Golden Lion Pub and book a romantic dinner in the Todd English restaurant. We also recommend dinner reservations in one of the fabulous Kings Court restaurants for speciality waiter service dinning. By the end of your voyage you will wonder where the time has gone. ROYAL CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL JEWEL OF THE SEAS: This sleek yacht-like cruise ship is a little smaller than the Queen Mary 2 but is tastefully finished with a great range of facilities. The Windjammer restaurant is one of the best known casual dining venues in the cruise industry and is open virtually 24 hours a day. The Schooner Bar makes a great meeting place and the Colony Club is a stylish alternative evening out. The spa and fitness centre are excellent plus there is a relaxing thermal suite. We recommend an extra special dinner in Chops Grille for incredible steaks or Portofino’s for a delicious Italian. With our bonus on board spending money – it won’t cost you any extra!
INCLUDED in the Price: • 7 nights full board on Queen Mary 2 • 3 nights hotel in New York (room only) • 1 night AMTRAK roomette - full board • 3 nights Hotel Miami Beach (room only) • 13 nights full board on Jewel of the Seas • Port taxes & fees • Facilities & entertainment • $200 per cabin credit on Jewel of the Seas 22 Apr Queen Jewel of the PRICE 2010 Mary 2 Seas Per person Interior D8 deck 4 N deck 3/4 £1699 Interior D5 deck 5/6 M deck 7/8 £1799 Oceanview C2 deck 4 H deck 3 £1999 Balcony B5 deck 4 E3 deck 7/8 £2199 Balcony B4 deck 4 E2 deck 8 £2299 ADD ON: Optional coach transfer from Harwich to Southampton £30pp.
VISIT US AT: www.jetlinecruise.com To book call: 0800 923 1605
Published on Aug 5, 2009
Published on Aug 5, 2009
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