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to the scorching hot July issue of Cruise Ahoy!

This issue is even more sizzling than ever, with countless exciting special offers and

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Meet the Team Cruise Industry News Interview with Pullmantur A-Z - The Caribbean Islands Far East Destination Feature Jetline Cruise News Readers Letters Ship Focus - Ruby Princess Review of staff trip to Alaska

cruise news. We have experienced a great start to the summer season, with more enquiries and bookings than ever. We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new sister website bookmeacruise.co.uk, a stylish addition to the Jetline portfolio offering even more opportunities for customers to discover our incredible cheap deals online. Our destination focus for this issue is the Far East, offering a tantalising glimpse into this fascinating and exotic region of the world. Far East cruises make an ideal choice for those looking for something a little different and we have some superb

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Meet the Jetline team This months edition we are pleased to another two valued members of our team – Joanne Jordan and Jane Cogan. Below you can find out a little more about them. Name:

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Married: Yes to the best looking guy in the travel industry for far too long Kids: Jack 15, Ella 12, Summer 9 plus husband Cruise ships sailed on: 7 Favourite cruise line: Royal Caribbean Hobbies: Kids taxi service. Watching my kids playing sport - no time left for anything else. Hi, my name is Joanne and I am married to Jordan who some of you may know as the best looking guy in the travel industry: Not. Lots of people ask me what it’s like to work so closely with your husband but to be honest we are so busy that we don’t talk to each other and if he is flirting on the phone (as per normal) I have always said “whoever wants him can have him”. I am quite new to the industry and have only been working for Jetline for about

Name: Jane Cogan Position: Personal Assistant to MD Age: You decide...? Married: Happily Kids: 2 kids, Charlie and Ella Cruise ships sailed on: None.... yet! Favourite cruise line: Princess Hobbies: Holidays, going out, keeping fit at the gym Hi. I’m Jane or Jetline Jane as I am know amongst our team. I am the PA to Ian our illustrious Managing Director. My job is to help Ian with the day to day running of the office, keep him organised, arrange exciting information for our members and help the sales team with anything they may need. I organise the membership information for customers to make sure they receive all up to date special offers and the benefits of our cruise club with any bonus money off vouchers and welcome home post cards. I also handle any discount vouchers that you send in to ensure they are applied to bookings. I have

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a year. Previously for 17 years I worked as a Beauty Therapist and lecturer where I worked very closely with students and clients, and although the two industries are not closely linked the day to day interaction with customers is one of the main reasons I enjoy this job as much as my previous employment. The reason I love cruising so much is because it offers something for everyone. When you get onboard you are transported to a world that couldn’t be further from everyday life. For me in particular, like thousands of other mothers and wives, not having to make my own bed, cook any meals or tidy up after 3 kids (and of course my husband) is a treat not to be missed. In particular Caribbean cruises are my favourite, the party atmosphere is fantastic and starts as soon as you board the ship and never stops. Finally, I would just like to say a very big THANK YOU to those who have booked with me and for those of you who are yet to book it would by my pleasure to find that perfect cruise experience for you. Happy cruising. Joanne

worked at Jetline now for the last 18 months and can’t wait to experience my first cruise. From the reports I have had and what I have seen – Princess would be ideal for me as they seem to have the best kids facilities and baby sitting services on board – plus the prices are within my family budget. I have always been interested in travel so I feel very lucky to work in the industry I love. I really enjoy working here as the team are a laugh, it’s a very relaxed environment with no red tape and I get the chance to chat with customers about their cruise holidays. Part of my job here is also to organise the team to make sure that the phones are covered at all times . We are open 7 days a week as we like to make sure that the customers can speak to someone when they need to. Thanks for all of the lovely letters you have sent in about your cruises and I look forward to hearing from you in the future. Jetline Jane

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Cruise Industry News Here is our latest round up of news from the world of cruising. With lots of ship launches and product innovations the cruise lines are working harder than ever to tempt you away from those beaches and onto their cruise ships. Look out for a review if the Celebrity Equinox in the next edition after we attend the naming ceremony at the end of this month in Southampton. MSC’s enhancements to their onboard catering has been welcomed and continued onto their Dover sailings for 2010 on board the MSC Opera. Finally watch this space in the coming months for some exciting offers on Disney cruise lines.

Cunard 2011 World Voyages go on sale Cunard Cruises 2011 World Voyages are now on sale and include Queen Elizabeth maiden circumnavigation of the globe. In addition to this momentous voyage, for the first time ever Cunard will also be offering the option of a full World Voyage sailing on three different Cunard Queens. Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth are both sailing World Voyages but passengers will also have the option of joining Queen Victoria when she leaves Southampton for New York on 5 January 2011 where one can then continue the adventure by joining either Queen Elizabeth or Queen Mary 2. Each ship will make three overnight calls in some of the most exhilarating cities to give passengers more time to experience them. For the 3 Queens in one cruise there are discounted prices starting from less than £10,000 for a 104 night cruise departing on 5th January 2011. In addition passengers will receive up to $4700 per cabin worth of on board bonuses if booked by 28 February 2010. Option 1: Queen Victoria 8 nights from Southampton to New York, then joins the Queen Mary 2 for 40 Nights from New York via South America and South Africa to Sydney, and then joins the Queen Elizabeth for 56 nights from Sydney via the Far East, India and the Med to Southampton. Option 2: Queen Victoria 8 nights from Southampton to New York, then joins the Queen Elizabeth for 39 Nights from New York via Panama Canal, Hawaii and South Pacific Islands to Sydney, and then joins the Queen Mary 2 for 56 nights from Sydney via the China, Japan, Far East, India and the Med to Southampton.

Oasis of the Seas first sea trials Oasis of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise ship, has undergone its first sea trials. The trails took place over a week near the Finnish shipyard where construction of the vessel is being completed. The 5,400-passenger Royal Caribbean International vessel, which enters service in December running cruises from Florida, has been undergoing tests to see how it performs in the ocean. The $1.4 billion ship will dwarf all cruise ships that have come before it when it begins cruising in the Caribbean. Oasis of the Seas is 1,187 feet long, making it 75 feet longer than the company’s Freedom-class ships, such as Independence of the Seas which is now sailing year-round from Southampton. The ship will have 16 passenger decks, 24 elevators and 7,000 works of art on board. Of the 2,706 cabins and suites, almost 2,000 will have balconies. Royal Caribbean president and CEO Richard Fain said in a regular blog about the ship: “Sea trials for a ship are just what they sound like . . . taking the ship out to sea to make sure she operates properly in the ocean. The ship has been afloat for six months, but this is the first time that we will get to test out all the systems in a fully operating environment.    “The trial lasts about four days and the ship is tested for many key operating performance factors.” 

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MSC Cruises to cater more for UK guests MSC Cruises recognises that its UK passengers have specific tastes and requirements that may differ to other international guests on board. That is why on all summer departures from Dover to Northern Europe this year - MSC Cruises have made some special additions to the food and beverage offerings available on MSC Lirica. In direct response to customer demand, guests on board MSC Lirica this summer can request water carafes at lunch and dinner, and brewed coffee or hot tea will be served at the end of the meal – all complimentary. For those who prefer to eat at the buffet, two kinds of coffee - normal and decaffeinated - and cold and hot water in suitable dispensers, as well as almost all the tea blends and tastes of the renowned London brand Twinings, are available at the Beverage Stations. This service will be also complimentary and open 24 hours a day! Local products from the UK have been sourced especially for the MSC Lirica Northern Europe sailings from Dover, along with other international products. There is a wide selection of breakfast dishes on offer

including sausages and English bacon. At the lunch buffet, guests can sample among others shepherd’s pie, cottage pie and roast leg of lamb leg with mint sauce. For those who want to enjoy the English tradition of afternoon tea on board, every day a selection of teas will be served on the pool deck, accompanied by sandwiches, cakes and biscuits which have all been prepared on board. But it doesn’t stop there! As well as offering afternoon tea on the pool deck every day, MSC Lirica will be following in the footsteps of the tradition of Musical Tea started by Queen Victoria in the sitting rooms of Buckingham Palace on her coronation day in 1838. Musical Tea will be served in the lounges, where guests can take high tea while listening to music and songs. In addition, there will be two sessions of wine tasting with international wines – and two culinary demonstrations of special recipes prepared by the onboard Chef. There will also be a cocktail demonstration with one of MSC’s skilled barmen, plus fruit and vegetable carving lessons to embellish your tables - and even an event dedicated to the art of ice carving so you can learn how to impress your friends!

Disney Cruise Line to deploy new ships in Europe Disney Cruise Line is expected to announce European deployment for its fleet after it takes delivery of two new ships, Fantasy and Dream, in 2011 and 2012. The new ships will increase the line’s fleet to four and herald a push to grow a market outside of its core US for the first time. In the UK, Disney cruises will sail out of Dover and Barcelona to the Mediterranean and the Baltic next year. To date, Disney has never had to promote its cruises in the UK because the popularity of the product meant it was guaranteed to sell out in the US. Peter Welch, Disney’s UK vice-president, gave delegates at the UK Cruise Convention in Dover a hint at what the forthcoming announcement might be.

Celebrity Equinox navigates narrow river in milestone event The second of Celebrity Cruises fabulous new Solstice Class ships Celebrity Equinox sailed from Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburgh, Germany in a milestone event known as ‘The Conveyance’. Celebrity Equinox took just over 12 hours to make the 24km journey and in fact had to make the journey backwards as the captain reversed the ship down the River Ems to Eemshaven in the Netherlands. At its tightest point along the course there was as little as four metres clearance – not even adequate room to park a London black cab – between the sides of the 317 metre long, 37 metre wide ship and the riverbank. “The conveyance is an interesting challenge for any Captain,” said Celebrity Equinox’s Captain Apostolos Bouzakis. “The limited space available for navigation,

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the nature of sailing in reverse, and the number of locks and bridges to traverse are all factors that cruise ship captains normally do not have to contend with. But a real benefit of this event is the opportunity to test the manoeuvrability of the ship at reduced speeds. With an average channel breadth of 111 metres it is a bit like taking a brand-new sports car down winding country lanes: It’s exhilarating, but not without its share of trepidation.” The 122,000-gross-registered-tonnes Celebrity Equinox is scheduled to enter service on July 31 from Southampton, England, on an eight-night cruise through the majestic Norwegian Fjords, followed by a series of romantic Mediterranean sailings from Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy, beginning 8 August.

“In the next few months we will be sharing information about what these two new ships will be doing. Needless to say we are here in Dover so that gives you a clue as to what might be happening.” He said the line would be exploring new opportunities with the UK travel trade. “We constantly look at way to increase and develop our product while looking at new itineraries. When we started our cruise line in the 90s we believed we could give our families a totally different experience.” Welch said he believed quality brands would come to the fore during the current economic crisis. “It’s quality brands that make a difference and make your industry a success. Events like this give us a fantastic opportunity to immerse yourselves in these wonderful brands but for Disney the key for us is to speak to you and to listen to you and what your consumers are telling you about the industry we are in. “We look forward to the potential the UK market can give Disney Cruise Line.”

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Interview with Giorgia Cappabianca International Sales Director for Pullmantur Cruises Relatively unknown until being purchased by Royal Caribbean in 2006, Pullmantur Cruises are Spain’s number one cruise line. That said, due to their low pricing and more active marketing they are now seeing more passengers than ever from the UK who are enjoying the excellent choice of itineraries, value for money and Spanish flavor. Here is an interview with Giorgia Cappabianca, International Sales Director for Pullmantur Cruises.

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Pullmantur Cruises are reasonably unknown in the UK cruise market, would you like to explain what a Pullmantur Cruise is about? Pullmantur Cruises in the past five years have embarked on a strategy for the international cruise market and it can be said that the strategy was successful. We are now at the stage of consolidating the various markets created over the past five years. Pullmantur Cruises have since the start of operations in 2001 acquired and maintained a reputation for value for money ALL INCLUSIVE cruising, whilst maintaining excellent service on board, quality of food and beverages – plus lots of interesting itineraries.

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You have recently acquired some ships from Royal Caribbean and Celebrity - how will this affect you as a brand? The ship acquisitions have given the brand more flexibility, capacity and new itineraries - it can only affect the brand positively.

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Being a Spanish cruise line how does this affect the International guests?

The perception of Spain and the Spanish way of life is a positive connotation according to end of cruise questionnaires compiled voluntarily by international guests. Most members of staff on board speak English and due to members of staff coming from a variety of countries, other languages are spoken on board as well.

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How do you differ from other continental cruise lines such as Costa and MSC Cruises?

Pullmantur Cruises differ from other continental cruise lines: the All Inclusive on board basis, value for money, and the product exceeds expectations.

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Are there any plans in the foreseeable future to actually build a new ship for Pullmantur Cruises? There are no plans that Pullmantur Cruises will build a new ship in the foreseeable future, however the global cruise business is under periodical review and plans are reviewed accordingly.

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In one sentence - why should people cruise with Pullmantur Cruises?

People should cruise with Pullmantur Cruises for value for money, quality and service with a Spanish heart cruising, and a deeply appreciated All Inclusive system.

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A-Z Part

The Caribbean Islands explained

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We have ditched the brochure speak for this feature – where we give our frank and honest opinion of each of the major islands in the Caribbean. Of course - most of the Caribbean islands have lots of history where they have been fought over by the French and the British at some stage – but each island story seems similar to the next. So in this feature we would like to express what is different about each port of call and give practical information to help you get the most out of your visit and save money. Look out for Part 2 in our August edition of Cruise Ahoy. ANTIGUA Antigua is one of our big 3 Caribbean Islands for the British holiday maker – being a great destination in itself. Antigua has 365 beaches - one for every day of the year; the most popular ones being Galley Bay and Hawksbill beaches. Antigua is also extremely popular with the sailing fraternity with many marinas packed with expensive yachts. Nelson’s fleet was hosted in the late 1700’s in a picturesque bay on the other side of the island to the capital and is now one of the best known bays for said sailing fraternity – now aptly named Nelson’s Dockyard. St Johns is the capital of Antigua where the cruise ships moor at the quayside and you are met by a frenzied complex of tourist shops and jewellers specially arranged for the discerning and wealthy cruise passenger! Having travelled across the island we found it pretty uninteresting - but the beaches more than make up for it. ua kyard, Antig Nelsons Doc

ARUBA Aruba is situated just 15 miles off the coast of Venezuela at the Southern end of the Caribbean. This island is 5 Miles wide by 19 Miles long so getting around does not take long and is relatively in expensive. The north side of the island is the exposed rocky jagged coast while the south coast has the soft white sand beaches, great shopping, stunning sea and desert landscape views. All of this can be experienced from the capital Oranjestad with its heavy Dutch influences. The closet beaches to the capital are Surfside beach and Druif beach both with soft white sand. Aruba is a mecca for American tourist and beach holidays. Ships moor at the quayside and it is a short walk into town.

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Bahamas

BAHAMAS This scattered group of islands off the coast of Florida make up the Bahamas marking the gateway to the Caribbean. Nassau is the capital where the cruise ships dock and take you straight in cruise ship shopping central. Grand Bahama is the next biggest and this has some great white sand beaches. Plus there is the opportunity to swim with the dolphins. The Bahamas are ideal for snorkelling and scuba diving. Many cruise lines have their own dedicated beach island in the Bahamas which is purely a day for beach BBQ and relaxing on the beach. Islands include Coco Cay (RCI & Celebrity), Half Moon Cay for Holland America and Princess Cays for Princess cruises. These privately owned islands are really an extension of the ship without losing any revenue to the locals !!! But a great day out never the less for sunbathing, putting your toes in the sand and a bit of space.

BARBADOS Probably the most popular island for British holiday makers and another of our big 3. There are two reasons for this - the incredible white sand beaches on the sheltered western side of the island and because it’s the only Caribbean Island to be colonised by one nation – the Brits! You will even find a Trafalgar Square here. Bridgetown is the capital lying in the South Western corner of the island. There is a large cruise dock where shuttle buses take you from the cruise ship to the terminal. The main town centre is approx 10-15 minutes walk from the cruise terminal – this is not so much of a purpose built centre for cruise passengers but the commercial heart of the island which does very well from its land based tourism. The closest beach is Boatyard Beach which is approx 15 minutes walk or a $3 taxi ride from the cruise terminal – not mentioned by the cruise lines in their excursion books! This white sand happening beach is well equipped particularly in its Adventure Beach area with lots of things to do. There is an entrance charge which includes sunbeds and a free shuttle back to your ship. Barbados is famous for its Golf Courses – particularly at Sandy Lane, its cricket and perhaps take time out to visit Sunbury Plantation House over 300 years old. An unusual souvenir can be found at the post office just inside the cruise terminal – their postage stamp sets make inexpensive unique gifts.

BONAIRE Is part of the Netherlands Antilles group situated just 50 miles off the coast of Venezuela. This rural island is flat and rather unremarkable – but also has the benefit of being relatively unspoilt. Its entire coast is a protected marine park prefect for snorkelling, plus the mangrove swamps are the perfect place for an energetic yet tranquil Kayak adventure taking you back to nature. Whilst this may not sound like much it is one of our most endearing memories of the Caribbean. The ships moor at the quayside which is in the heart of the capital Kralendijk meaning ‘Coral Reef’.

COZUMEL This island is just 12 miles long and situated 20 minutes ferry ride from the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. Cozumel is really a staging post for cruise passengers to visit mainland Mexico with its Mayan ruins at Tulum. Cozumel town is lively with its many bars and myriad of shops. Explore the Xel Ha aquatic park with its subterranean rivers, natural pools and sacred Mayan Lagoon. We found the scuba diving here to be the best in Caribbean. The best beach is located in the Punta Sur Ecological Park. Cruise ships moor at the purpose built cruise terminal – which has the obligatory array of jewellers and tourist shops.

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Destination Focus For a holiday with a difference the perfect choice is an exotic cruise to the Far East. Take in the sights and sounds of the Far East and sample the wonders of China, Cambodia and Thailand. You will marvel at the sheer pace and sense of vitality abundantly evident in the ultra modern cities, whilst in stark contrast life in the many picturesque villages continues unchanged as it has done for centuries.

Grand Palace, Bangkok

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Wat Benchamabophit, Bangkok

The Great wall of China

here is an amazing choice of destinations on Far East cruise holidays. Visit the cultural hotspot Bangkok and you will have no shortage of things to do in Thailand’s bustling capital. Marvel at the quiet reverence of a Buddhist temple and the ornate temples that line the banks of the river in Bangkok. Indulge in some tasty satays and exotic curries in a Bangkok café and watch everyday life pass you by.

A must see on a cruise to this region of the world is Dubai, once you have visited you will agree that there is nowhere else quite like Dubai. You will discover an exotic destination where the modern conveniences of the West combine with the charm of Arabia. Be sure to visit the beautiful Jumeirah Mosque and experience the endless desert that surrounds Dubai with its enormous dunes from the comfort of a 4 wheel drive vehicle.

something new and exciting in every port of call. There is a melting pot of cultures, landscapes and cuisines to experience in this evocative part of the world and it cannot be denied that the Far East spices up cruising for those looking for something a little different.

Singapore, situated at the end of the Malaysian peninsula, is a tropical paradise for guests on Far East cruises. It is often referred to as the ‘island with a thousand shopping malls’ and has a vibrant diversity that is embodied by its food stalls, restaurants and markets where you can try anything from Thai delectable’s like beef simmered with coconut milk to ocean-fresh lobster.

Discover the colourful tapestry of the traditional lifestyles of the local people on Far East cruises and relax in the idyllic surroundings. Take time to breathe in the heavy scents and admire the vivid colours of the beautiful unspoilt white sandy beaches, the warm crystal clear seas and lush tropical landscapes that make this destination a cruise of a lifetime.

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Far East cruises let you experience a kaleidoscope of exotic sights, sounds, tastes and experiences. You’ll find

As Asia is a very large continent the weather here can vary greatly, from the moderate temperatures in Honk Kong to the wet tropical climate of Singapore. As a result you should prepare for almost anything when packing. Cruise lines such as Princess Cruises, Cunard, Royal Caribbean International, P&O Cruises and Azamara Cruises offer a fantastic diverse choice of Far East cruises. Make sure you bring comfortable walking shoes for visits ashore, as the cruise lines have an excellent choice of shore excursions to enable you to really get a taste of the Orient.

Temple of Heaven, Beijing

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Jetline Cruise News Here at Jetline we are continuing to have a sizzling summer season. Below is a selection of exciting things that are happening or have happened recently.

Recommend a Friend and get a £25 off voucher In the recent month we have received literally 100’s of Recommend a Friend and Mystery Bonus Vouchers coming through. Just to remind our members, if you recommend a friend who has not enquired with us before both of you will receive a £25 off voucher which can be used when a booking is made. We have received a flood of appreciative comments from members who have used their Mystery Bonus Voucher, many of whom have received free cabin and hotel upgrades which I’m sure you’ll agree is well worth cashing in your voucher at the time of booking!

bookmeacruise.co.uk Our stylish new sister website bookmeacruise.co.uk is up and running so there are now even more opportunities for customers to see the fantastic great value cruise deals available. The site is extremely user-friendly and it is very accessible to find all the information you need. The Special Offer page has a superb choice of great deals from all the premium cruise lines, with comprehensive information on the cruise ship and ports of call at the click of a finger. Take a look for yourself at bookmeacruise.co.uk! 10

New addition to the Jetline team We are delighted to announce a new member has joined our outstanding team here at Jetline. Emma Neaves joined us at the beginning of June and was previously a manager of high street branches for Thomson - formerly Lunn Poly. Emma has wealth of experience in helping customers find the ideal holiday to match their needs and has built up considerable knowledge on holiday destinations around the world. Having worked in the High Street environment Emma has been at the sharp end of demands for late holiday sales and holidays which meet a tight budget. If anyone can you find you a holiday at the right price then Emma can. Emma has also gained considerable knowledge in the leading holiday cruise lines such as Thomson cruises, Ocean Village and Island cruises. We would all like give Emma a hearty welcome to our team and look forward to Emma enhancing our team of experts ready to take your call.

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Letters Dear Jetline Cruise Following the amazing discount you got for us on our recent Royal Caribbean cruise I have whole heartedly recommended you to our fellow cruise loving friends. We had such a great time that the kids are already pestering us to book another for later on in the year, so we might even team up with some friends. A big thank you for all your help and we look forward to speaking to you soon.

We welcome your letters so we can share your cruise holiday experiences with other Cruise Ahoy readers. Letters can be emailed to Jane@jetlinecruise.com

Dear Sir

Have just returned from 2 weeks on an NCL Canada & Alaska cruise and wanted to let you know what a superb time we had. The package you put together for us was excellent, with 3 nights in Toronto included which we really enjoyed. We thought the CN Tower was terrific and the shopping is just like New York! The ship was out of this world and we had a lovely balcony cabin that was spotlessly clean with everything you could ever need. Thanks very much for a great holiday. Kind regards, Phil and Renee Young

Best regards The Cook family, Devon

Dear Jo When we called you on a rainy Monday morning after rashly deciding to book a cruise we couldn’t have known what a wonderful time we had in store. We booked a 13 night cruise on Queen Victoria from Southampton, taking in the Mediterranean and including a stop at our personal favourite Gibraltar. We had a truly memorable cruise and would like to thank you for all your help; we will be calling soon to book another cruise for next year. Many thanks and best regards Mr and Mrs R. Joyce

To Jodie Just writing to say a huge ‘thank you!!’ for the cheap deal you got for us on our cruise to the Caribbean. As you know we were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary so I really wanted everything to be perfect for my wife – which it was and more so! She was absolutely thrilled with the cabin upgrade as we generally only cruise inside but I decided to splash out as this was a special holiday. The price you offered us was the best I had found and I will definitely be returning to you our next holiday.

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Thanks again

Anthony Cullen

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Ship Focus

Princess Cruises Ruby Princess

12 night Caribbean Cruises from £869pp 12 night Mediterranean Cruises from £999pp

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mbarking on a cruise on Princess Cruise’s newest addition to the fleet Ruby Princess could find you relaxing on a sun lounger sipping a cocktail whilst watching a movie and for the full-on movie star treatment just summon one of the ship’s misting stewards whose sole job is to cool passengers down with a refreshing mineral water spray. Is this a dream? I promise you not, just read on... Ruby Princess launched in November last year amidst a backdrop of glowing pink and red in honour of the

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ship. There were several days of launch festivities with a distinctly romantic theme and in fact a couple were also married during the naming ceremony, an industry first. After the incredible launch, the ship has continued to amaze guests with its extensive list of amenities and innovations in luxury whilst cruising the Caribbean and Mediterranean. It is the attention to detail that makes a voyage on board this magnificent new liner a memorable experience, along with fabulous features that include much loved Princess trademarks and many brand new features that will set Ruby Princess apart from other cruise liners. Touches such as the self-service waffle stations, a Brit-style pub called the Wheelhouse Bar and the adults-only spa, the Sanctuary. There is 24 hour dining available along with

fine dining that is central to the Ruby Princess experience. There are nearly 900 staterooms with private balconies (more than any other liner), ideal for enjoying a quite drink and admiring the scenery. Enjoy a six-course feast in the Crown Grill Steak and Seafood restaurant, with stellar service, a creative menu and exquisite cuisine and the equally special Sabatini’s Italian Restaurant. There is also the dramatic new piazza-style atrium that features casual dining venues in a street cafe environment, including the International Cafe serving a rotating menu throughout the day and a wine and seafood bar. The Caribbean-themed Cafe Caribe features local specialities, whilst for more relaxed dining there is the outdoor hamburger and hot dog grill, pizzeria and ice cream bar.

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 of the many great things about Ruby Princess One is that a lot of the new stuff comes without an extra charge – a refreshing change. So you can enjoy the new pub lunch in the Wheelhouse Bar gratis, as well as real lemonade in the Horizon Court and canapés on trays in the lounges of an evening. There are even enrichment classes that are free, so you can sign up to learn about astronomy, navigation or the history of art without having to out your hand in your pocket. Princess Cruises are renowned for the exemplary service and friendliness which is in full effect on Ruby Princess. The Ultimate Ship’s Tour is a behind-the-scenes glimpse available at a charge, taking you to part of the ship you never knew you wanted to visit, as well as the funnel, the galley, backstage at the theatre and into the engine

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control room. You also can enjoy Champagne, caviar, canapés and a picture with the captain on the bridge. The nightlife on board Ruby Princess is exceptional. The ships theatre has been designed with great acoustics and the seasoned professionals who perform as of the same calibre as any Broadway show you might see. There are sizzling hot spots including dazzling casinos, night clubs and the amazing Movies Under the Stars outdoor theatre. Whatever your mood you are sure to find a lounge to suit, from a cosy space to sip cocktails to a swanky place to savour a cigar.

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Alaska

Staff trip review

Where do I begin! After spending a lifetime telling people of how just unlucky I am, all that changed in December when I was fortunate enough to be informed by Princess Cruises that I had won a holiday of a lifetime to Alaska. I must say it did not disappoint! Of course I was very excited, almost to the point of being childlike, as the ship chosen was the Golden Princess leaving from Seattle and I had booked lots of my loyal customers onboard this vessel .The holiday was for 2 people and I chose to take Joanne my wife – featured in Meet The Team on page 3 of this edition. After lots of thought and research we decided to make this holiday a fact finding mission so that we could come up with a few pointers for those of you who have not yet been! May was our departure date and we were advised to wrap up warm – we believed that at best the weather would be chilly! So with this in mind we packed accordingly. We arrived in Seattle and the weather was 76 degrees with people sunbathing in bikinis. The thought crossed my mind: did they know something we didn’t; but then thought that as we headed north the weather would change. WRONG! It seemed to be getting warmer and yes even more bikinis (always on my mind). At this point I would like to say that the weather we were having was somewhat freakish and the captain informed the ship to just how lucky we were. My advice would be to pack for every eventuality on an Alaskan cruise.

SKAGWAY Well the actual town would not look out of place in one of those old western films as it has retained its charm from the Gold Rush Days of the late 17th century. There were great museums paying tribute to those brave soles looking to find their fortune; many perished through disease and bad weather. The weather again was 75 degrees - very warm for May!

Here is our experience of this wonderful cruise:

JUNEAU Being raised on David Attenborough programmes I had the life changing experience to go whale watching in scenery which only can be described as breathtaking. We decided not to take the excursion on board but to arrange it ourselves once we got there. The company we used are called Orca Eco Tours with a Captain Larry Dupler at the helm - who some say has a sixth sense. The vessel had eighteen people on board and viewing these magnificent creatures was not a problem unlike some other boats on the water. The guides onboard were very informative and were just as excited as the guests, always pleased to answer any questions with a real passion. We saved ourselves around $30 per person booking this way so a great way to feed my wife’s gambling habit. For me this tour was a must - Highly recommended but not cheap at around $120.00 dollars per person! Whales seen: Hump Backs. We also managed to visit the Mendenhall Glacier, again arranging it ourselves once there. Even though the glacier has receded quite a lot in recent years it did not diminish the sheer beauty of these wonderful creations. This was a whistle stop tour as most of our time was spent whale watching.

The highlight of Skagway is the heavily promoted white railway pass that was built for the Gold Rush, it travels through outstanding scenery that follows the journey of the early settlers in their search for wealth and fortune. However we choose a road journey instead that takes you through a higher pass, it was the original pass taken by the very first settlers who actually discovered the gold. The cost of this tour was a lot cheaper than the train journey and had the advantage even better views along the route. Again the guide was very informative. As we crossed the border into Canada on this tour - passports are a must. The tour cost a bargain at $30 dollars per person which was well worth it and an absolute pleasure to experience

Scenic Cruising at Tracy Arm Even though it was an early start I would have stayed up for a week to experience what we see here. The word Awesome (over used by the Americans) does not explain this - the most beautiful place I have ever seen. Like Skagway this area seems to be totally untouched or explored by human kind. I could go on and on but this one is for you to experience in your way - but we were blown away with the views and what’s more it was free seen from the decks of the ship!

KETCHIKAN Ketchikan has 15 feet of rain per year on average and guess what - we had none! We visited the native American village where there was an abundance totem poles, many were works in progress showing on going carvings. There was a tour of the surrounding area where we spotted lots of majestic bald eagles that soar effortless over the inlet in their search for salmon. Unfortunately we didn’t manage the lumberjack showbut heard it was well worth it and also was very near to the ship. There was not particularly a great deal to do here in town - so would recommend a tour of some kind. Top tip: Do the Lumberjack show - everyone I spoke to really enjoyed this one. And don’t forget to take your rain mac.

Victoria (Vancouver Island) Due to maritime law, US cruise ships have to make a stop in a foreign port of call before returning to a US port. This is the reason why Victoria is only a quick visit, so plan ahead for this. As for Joanne and I, we were met dockside by Joe’s auntie and uncle for a tour around their beautiful city. It was a chance to meet them both on their home turf with the added pleasure of them picking up the tab at dinner! A real first (family joke)!!! This was a stunning place with great people, who pride themselves on being more British than the British. The marina is great and is over looked by the impressive government buildings and the Fairmount Hotel. Victoria is a great place to wander around, with some lovely scenic shots across the marina. Top tip: Although a short stop, a magnificent place to visit and Butchart Gardens comes highly recommended. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Princess cruises for their generosity enabling us to experience this holiday of a lifetime. On board the ship the little touches of elegance, with live classical music, fitted the whole ambience of this cruise. We could not fault the information provided to all on board, regarding our positioning at sea and informing us when and where wildlife can be spotted. The food and entertainment was excellent and our overall experience with tentative staff makes Princess a real winner. After having been on this cruise: unlucky – me – not any more! Joanne and Jordan

Top tip: Wrap up warm as the temperature drops dramatically as you near the glacier and make sure you have plenty of space on your camera memory card as there is a stampede for cards at the shop (I managed to buy the last one), so again not so unlucky.

Top tip: Tracey’s King Crab Shack. Located behind the town library for the best crab and crab bisque I have ever tasted!

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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 2: Fly to Majorca. Transfer to port for 7 nights cruise to La Goulette (Tunisia) • Rome • Genoa • St Raphael • Palamos • Palma. Fly home. Tuesday Departures Date Itinerary Interior Oceanview 4 Aug 09 1 £689 £779 11 Aug 09 2 £689 £779 18 Aug 09 1 £689 £759 25 Aug 09 2 £719 £729 15 Sep 09 1 £699 £759 29 Sep 09 1 £629 £699 13 Oct 09 1 £599 £679 20 Oct 09 2 £629 £649 Perhaps combine both itineraries together for a comprehensive 14 night Med cruise. 2009 Itinerary Interior Oceanview 11 Aug 09 2+1 £999 £1119 25 Aug 09 2+1 £949 £1099 15 Sep 09 1+2 £full £1159 29 Sep 09 1+2 £944 £1049 13 Oct 09 1+2 £full £1029 20 Oct 09 2+1 £full £1079

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 3: Fly to Crete. Transfer to Heraklion port for 7 nights cruise to Dubrovnik • Venice • Korcula (Croatia) • Corfu • Zante • 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 4: Fly to Crete. Transfer to Heraklion port for 7 nights cruise to Istanbul • Mytilene (Greece) • Kusadasi • Athens • Santorini • Crete. Fly home.

Date 2010 8 Apr 10 15 Apr 10 22 Apr 10 29 Apr 10 6 May 10 13 May 10 20 May 10 27 May 10

9 nights Itinerary 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 3

9 nights Interior £779 £689 £699 £679 £759 £759 £799 £819

9 nights Oceanview £849 £759 £769 £719 £819 £829 £879 £889

16 nights Interior £1079 £1039 £1049 £1079 £1159 £1139 £1179 £1199

16 nights Oceanview £1199 £1159 £1179 £1199 £1269 £1269 £1289 £1319

Caribbean cruise sale from £1079pp 15 night fly-cruises aboard Ocean Village ➤➤ BASED ON DIRECT GATWICK FLIGHTS ➤➤ NO SUPPLEMENT TO FLY FROM MANCHESTER Itinerary 1: Fly to Barbados. Transfer to port for 14 nights cruise to Tortola • St Maarten • St Kitts • Antigua • Dominica • Barbados • Tobago • Isla Marguerita • St Lucia • Grenada • St Vincent & the Grenadines • Barbados. Fly home overnight. Itinerary 2: Fly to Barbados. Transfer to port for 14 nights cruise to Tobago • Isla Marguerita • St Lucia

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16 nights Itinerary 1+2 2+1 1+2 2+1 1+2 2+1 1+3 3+4

• Grenada • St Vincent & the Grenadines • Barbados • Tortola • St Maarten • St Kitts • Antigua • Dominica • Barbados. Fly home overnight.

Date 25 Nov 08 2 Dec 08 9 Dec 08 16 Dec 08 23 Dec 09 30 Dec 08 6 Jan 09 27 Jan 09 10 Feb 09

Itinerary 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 2

Interior £1249 £1149 £1079 £1549 £1679 £1399 £1279 £1259 £1279

Oceanview £1349 £1259 £1259 £1569 £1779 £1499 £1389 £1369 £1389

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UK Independence of the Seas 2010 BONUS UP TO $375 per cabin on board credit

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4-18 night no fly-cruises aboard Independence of the Seas ➤➤ BONUS UP TO $375 per cabin on board credit ➤➤ FREE CAR PARKING in Southampton Royal Caribbean have recently decided to base The Independence of the Seas in the UK throughout the next year and beyond to give us Brits even more opportunity to experience this popular ship. We have reserved some great rates throughout 2010 with additional on board spending money for our customers. Soon to be rivalled by the Oasis of the Seas this is currently the largest ship afloat and one of the most sought after for cruising from the UK without having to fly. This ship has always been marketed primarily to families due to the best children’s facilities afloat including a large fun water park. However – it also makes a great holiday for couples young and old particularly outside of school holidays. One of the best features on this ship is the Royal Promenade; this large indoor ”shopping” thoroughfare is a great place to sit with a coffee and watch the world go by. You don’t have to be ultra sporty to get the adrenalin pumping on the Rock Climbing wall and the Flowrider (Surfing) is easier than it looks plus incredibly exhilarating. Royal Caribbean International have introduced My Time Dining on board their ships giving passengers the opportunity for flexible dining arrangements. At the time of booking you now have 3 choices: 1st dining, 2nd Dining or My Time dining. Unlike the regular options with My Time dining you simply arrive at the restaurant and ask the Maitre D to be seated at an available table when

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you are ready to eat your evening meal. There is no extra charge for this but tips must be prepaid at the time of booking and these cost approximately £46pp per week. Also you must stick with your chosen option throughout the duration of the cruise. Of course in addition to the main restaurant you also have the fabulous self service arrangement in the Windjammer which is open virtually all day, the speciality restaurants, Johnny Rockets diner and the Café Promenade. If you book now for next year you only need £150pp deposit to secure the price AND WITH Free Car Parking. Plus these early booking prices for next year are LOWER than the late offers prices for the space not yet sold for this year. Short Break: 4 night cruise: Southampton • Cork overnight) • Southampton. Date Itinerary Nights Interior Ocean 2010 view 29 May Short break 4 £449 £529 28 Aug Short break 4 £399 £549

Balcony £599 £639

Canaries 1: 10 night cruise: Southampton • Madeira • Tenerife • Gran Canaria • Lanzarote • Vigo • Southampton. Canaries 2: 11 night cruise: Southampton • Vigo • Lisbon • Tenerife • Gran Canaria • Madeira • La Coruna • Southampton.

Itinerary Nights Interior Ocean Balcony view 25 Apr 10 Canaries 1 10 £799 £1019 £1199 5 May 10 Canaries 1 10 £859 £1099 £1299 1 Sep 10 Canaries 1 10 £929 £1199 £1389 9 Oct 10 Canaries 1 10 £849 £1099 £1299 19 Oct 10 Canaries 1 10 £939 £1199 £1389 29 Oct 10 Canaries 1 10 £849 £1099 £1379 8 Nov 10 Canaries 1 10 £769 £1029 £1199 18 Nov 10 Canaries 2 11 £769 £849 £959 29 Nov 10 Canaries 2 11 £769 £849 £959 10 Dec 10 Canaries 2 11 £769 £849 £959 3 Mar 11 Canaries 11 £849 £939 £1039

Med 1: 14 night cruise: Southampton • Gibraltar • Nice • Livorno (Florence/Pisa) • Rome • Cagliari (Sardinia) • Cadiz (Seville) • Lisbon • Vigo • Southampton. Med 2: 14 night cruise: Southampton • Gibraltar • Ajaccio (Corsica) • Cannes • Barcelona (overnight) • Ibiza • Malaga • Lisbon • Vigo • Southampton.

Med 3: 18 night cruise: Southampton • Lisbon • Majorca • Barcelona • Livorno (Florence/Pisa) • Rome • Naples (Pompeii/Capri) • Cagliari (Sardinia) • Gibraltar • Cadiz (Seville) • Southampton.

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Itinerary Nights Interior Ocean Balcony view 15 May 10 Med 1* 14 £969 £1189 £1429 5 Jun 10 Med 2 14 £1079 £1299 £1499 19 Jun 10 Med 1 14 £1189 £1369 £1599 3 Jul 10 Med 2 14 £1189 £1329 £1589 17 Jul 10 Med 1 14 £1219 £1419 £1679 31 Jul 10 Med 2 14 £1239 £1429 £1669 14 Aug 10 Med 1 14 £1239 £1449 £1669 11 Sep 10 Med 2 14 £1139 £1299 £1499 25 Sep 10 Med 1 14 £1139 £1299 £1499 21 Dec 10 Med 18 £1199 £1389 £1619 8 Jan 11 Med 18 £949 £1099 £1249 *Provence instead of Nice.

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Exciting 2010 Fly Cruises Oasis MEGA SHIP

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9-16 night fly-cruises aboard Oasis of the Seas

8 night fly-cruises aboard Brilliance of the Seas

THE FLOATING RESORT CITY Launching in December this year the Oasis of the Seas will be the largest ship ever built at 220,000 + TONNES. Following in the footsteps of its cousins Freedom, Liberty and Independence of the Seas – the Oasis takes the concept a couple of steps further with a mind blowing layout and range of facilities. This ship is ideal for cruiser / theme park / beachgoer type with the biggest wow factor of anything seen so far. This floating resort is a must DO for anyone who loves being on a ship - look out for the following things to do on board: Central Park with its gardens, restaurants and bars. In particular the Rising Tide bar which rises up from the Royal Promenade below. The Board Walk – in typical seaside Pier style with its Carousel & Aqua Theatre. The Zip Wire adventure for daredevil flights 9 decks above the Boardwalk. The Atlas Bridge for magnificent views of the Royal Promenade during Parades. Plus some great innovations with the pool deck or more appropriately beach resort, adults only retreat, nightlife central and much more. We have found the following bargains which in comparison to other dates represent great value for money. West Caribbean: Fly to Miami for overnight hotel stay. Transfer to Fort Lauderdale for 7 night cruise to Labadee • Falmouth (Jamaica) • Cozumel (Mexico) • Fort Lauderdale. Fly home over night.

To book call: 0800 923 1604

East Caribbean: Fly to Miami for overnight hotel stay. Transfer to Fort Lauderdale for 7 night cruise to St Thomas • St Maarten • Nassau (Bahamas) • Fort Lauderdale. Fly home over night. FRIDAY DEPARTURES

Date Interior Balcony Balcony 2010 Oceanview Boardwalk view January from £1199 £1299 February from £1149 £1249 £1299 March from £1099 £1249 £1299 April from £1199 £1399 £1449 May from £1259 £1399 £1449 September from £1099 £1199 £1249 October from £999 £1099 £1159 Perhaps add both itineraries together to make a memorable 14 night holiday. Here are the best deals we have found for next year. Date 2010 23 Apr 30 Apr 7 May 14 May 3 Sep 1 Oct 22 Oct

Itinerary

Interior

East+West West+East East+West West+East West+East West+East East+West

£1999 £1999 £1999 £2049 £1659 £1599 £1799

Balcony Balcony Ocean Boardwalk view view £2299 £2399 £2299 £2399 £2299 £2399 £2369 £2429 £1899 £1959 £1799 £1899 £1899 £1999

➤➤ BONUS UP TO $100 PER CABIN ON BOARD CREDIT* ➤➤ Manchester flight supplement from just £70pp This cruise makes the ideal one week holiday to go somewhere exotic and beat the Winter blues. The Brilliance continues to be a firm favourite with our customers – particularly for great service, food and entertainment. These full packages from Royal Caribbean are straight forward holidays including transfers and you only need to unpack once on board the ship. The cruise duration gives you plenty of time to explore the wonders of Dubai with an overnight stay on board the ship both at the start and at the end of your cruise. Fly overnight from London to Dubai. Transfer to the Brilliance of the Seas for 7 nights: overnight on Board in Dubai • Muscat (Oman) • Fujairah • Abu Dhabi • Mina Sulman (Bahrain) • Dubai (overnight on board). Transfer to airport for flight home. Date 17 Jan 10 24 Jan 10 31 Jan 10 7 Feb 10 14 Feb 10 21 Feb 10 28 Feb 10 7 Mar 10 14 Mar 10 21 Mar 10 28 Mar 10 4 Apr 10 11 Apr 10

Interior £799 £839 £819 £799 £829 £859 £849 £869 £819 £859 £939 £899 £839

Oceanview £999 £999 £999 £979 £969 £989 £999 £969 £969 £999 £1089 £1059 £1029

Balcony £1129 £1159 £1189 £1129 £1189 £1149 £1099 £1129 £1099 £1149 £1199 £1199 £1199

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Happy New Year – New York Style New York Shopping Sales

Celebrate the New year

Exclusive offers

New Year New York Voyages from £599pp 9-19 night fly cruises aboard Queen Mary 2 ➤➤ Including overnight stays in New York ➤➤ Exclusive Offers Our special promotion gives you the opportunity to enjoy the classic experience of cruising on the Queen Mary 2 on an epic journey of yesteryear crossing the Atlantic from 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 with an oceanview By the end of your voyage you will wonder where the time has gone and will be reluctant to disembark. For 2010 Cunard have added an extra night onto their Eastbound crossings giving you even greater value for money. Our Queen Mary 2 offers 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. After your heady celebrations this crossing gives you chance to recover without jetlag returning to normality. In Manhattan – take advantage of the shopping on 5th Ave. Perhaps stop for lunch in the food court at Macys, watch the sunset at the top of the Empire State building, take in a Broadway show, marvel at the Statue of Liberty, check out Central Park, the museums and the art galleries. Las Vegas & New York: Fly to Las Vegas for 4 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 discounted sale prices and the benefit of the exchange rate. Be sure to be 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. Take advantage of the New Year sales - then fly home overnight to London. Date  Dec 09 29 31 Dec 09 2 Jan 10 4 Jan 10

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Itinerary

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Inside

Vegas & New York New Year New York New York Sales Queen Victoria

13 11 9 9

£1199 £899 £799 £599

Oceanview Balcony £1289 £999 £899 £799

£1349 £1099 £999 £849

Queens Grill Suite £2299 £1999 £1899 £1999

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Caribbean Super Offers Best Seller

Sail Back to the UK

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Caribbean Queen Mary 2 from £999pp 12-23 night cruise ➤➤ BEST SELLER ➤➤ FREE UPGRADE FROM OCEANVIEW TO BALCONY STATEROOM These Caribbean cruises have been selling well throughout June and availability is beginning to dry up. You can’t help but have utter satisfaction and smugness when sailing around the Caribbean on the Queen Mary 2 - when moored next to other ships (due to her size & classic red, black and white colours). The promenade deck towers above those of other cruise ships moored alongside. 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 afternoon tea, 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. Because Cunard was part of a bygone era of ocean travel, there is a lot of history and sense of celebrity behind the name which you are automatically part of when you take a cruise.

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.

If you have extra time take a look at our 21 night or 23 night itineraries below which include the Trans Atlantic Crossing from or to Southampton – cutting out the need for one of those 7 hour flights. From just £400pp extra.

17 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.

21 nights: Cruise from Southampton to the Caribbean for 19 nights calling at Cristobal (Panama Canal) • Curacao • Grenada • Barbados • St Kitts • Tortola • New York. An overnight hotel stay in New York gives you almost 2 full shopping & sightseeing days before you fly home overnight.

23 nights: Fly to New York. Overnight hotel stay. Cruise the Caribbean 15 nights on the above itinerary then stay on board for a further 7 night Transatlantic voyage to Southampton.

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.

To book call: 0800 923 1604

Date 11 Nov 09 15 Nov 09 29 Nov 09 9 Dec 09 19 Dec 09 19 Dec 09

Nights 21 16 12 12 17 23

Inside £1699 £1299 £1049 £999 £1759 £2259

Oceanview £1999 £1459 £FULL £FULL £2099 £2799

Balcony £1999 £1459 £FULL £FULL £2099 £2799

Queens Grill Suite £4699 £2999 £2399 £2399 £6499 £7999

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Autumn & Winter 2009 Cruises Picturesque New England

Exotic Caribbean

Canada & New England from £799pp

Exotic Caribbean from £869pp

9 night fly-cruise aboard Caribbean Princess

12 night fly-cruise aboard Ruby Princess

➤➤ Add on extra nights in New York from only £69pp

➤➤ Add on 3 extra nights in Las Vegas from only £249pp

This offer makes an ideal break to somewhere different whether it is your main cruise holiday of the year or (if you are lucky enough) for a second holiday of the year. These scenic cruises are a photographers paradise for the wonderful colours of the New England Fall. We can safely say that these are the lowest prices we have seen for cruises to Canada & New England. We have experienced the Caribbean Princess first hand and we were very impressed. The range of facilities on board is excellent, the décor is tasteful and there seemed to be lots of choices for entertainment, dining and drinking. We particularly liked the Movies Under the Stars, the alternative dining venues and of course the spa with its thermal suite. Fly from London New York (Friday departures). Overnight hotel stay in Manhattan. Cruise 7 nights to Newport (Rhode island) • Boston • Bar Harbor (Maine) • Saint John (New Brunswick) • Halifax (Nova Scotia) • New York. Fly home overnight. Date 28 Aug 09 4 Sep 09 11 Sep 09 18 Sep 09 25 Sep 09 2 Oct 09 9 Oct 09 16 Oct 09

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Movies Under the Stars

Interior £799 £899 £899 £899 £899 £899 £899 £859

Balcony £1049 £1159 £1179 £1199 £1199 £1199 £1199 £1149

Suite £1299 £1349 £1349 £1399 £1399 £1399 £1399 £1349

This ship (sister to the Caribbean Princess) was launched in November last year and is the newest of the fleet with the latest innovations – including Movies Under the Stars, Skywalker’s Nightclub, secluded outdoor adults only Sanctuary, 24 Hour buffet and more. These Caribbean itineraries are great with s good number of ports of call during the cruise – try itinerary 1 for the big 3 of St Lucia, Barbados & Antigua or 2 for something different with picturesque Dominica, rural Bonaire and exotic Aruba. Itinerary 1: Fly from London to Miami. Overnight hotel stay. Cruise 10 nights from Fort Lauderdale to Antigua • St Lucia • Barbados • St Kitts • St Thomas • Bahamas • Fort Lauderdale. Fly home overnight Itinerary 2: Fly from London to Miami. Overnight hotel stay. Cruise 10 nights from Fort Lauderdale to Bahamas • St Thomas • Dominica • Grenada • Bonaire • Aruba • Fort Lauderdale. Fly home overnight.

Date

Itinerary Interior Ocean view 13 Nov 09 2 £899 £999 23 Nov 09 1* £899 ��999 3 Dec 09 2 £869 £969 19 Dec 09 1 £1099 £1199 29 Dec 09 2 £1229 £1329 8 Jan 10 1* £999 £1099 18 Jan 10 2* £999 £1099 28 Jan 10 1* £999 £1099 7 Feb 10 2 £959 £1049 17 Feb 10 1* £1049 £1159 27 Feb 10 2* £999 £1099 9 Mar 10 1* £1049 £1129 19 Mar 10 2 £1049 £1129 29 Mar 10 1* £1099 £1199 * Itinerary operates in a different order

Balcony Suite £1249 £1249 £1199 £1499 £1599 £1349 £1349 £1349 £1299 £1349 £1349 £1399 £1399 £1449

£1499 £1499 £1399 £1959 £1599 £1599 £1599 £1559 £1699 £1599 £1649 £1649 £1779

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Far Flung Cruise Bargains New Offer with Las Vegas

Best Seller

Free Tours Included

Las Vegas & Hawaiian Islands Classic from £1099pp

Far East Exclusives from £1999pp

18 night fly-cruise aboard Golden Princess

24 night fly-cruise aboard Diamond Princess

➤➤ Including 3 Nights In Las Vegas We have enhanced one of our best selling cruises by changing the itinerary and adding in 3 nights in Las Vegas. The Las Vegas pre cruise stay works perfectly with itinerary as you can fly via Las Vegas on the way out to Los Angeles before you join your cruise. The flight between Las Vegas and Los Angeles only takes approx 45 minutes and the flight arrives into Los Angeles with plenty of time for you to travel straight to the port to join your cruise! Considering how far away the Hawaiian Islands are it is not surprising that this cruise is our best seller this year.

➤➤ Including FREE TOURS IN BEIJING AND BANGKOK

The Golden Princess is a modern American super liner at 109,000 tonnes and has just undergone refurbishment this spring. There are 4 swimming pools (1 covered), 9 whirlpools, spa with thermal suite, adults only outdoor Sanctuary, gym, 9 bars, theatre, nightclub, casino, great range of children’s facilities, internet café and more. There are 7 places to eat for a range of flexible dining options including the 24 hour buffet restaurant and anytime dining. Fly from London to Las Vegas. Stay for 3 nights in a hotel on the famous Las Vegas Strip (room only basis). Then fly to Los Angeles and cruise for 14 nights to Hilo • Honolulu • Kauai • Lahaina • Ensenada (Mexico) • Los Angeles. Fly home overnight. Date

Ocean Balcony view 5 Nov 09 £1149 £1399 £1699 19 Nov 09 £1099 £1299 £1599 3 Dec 09 £1149 £1399 £1699 17 Dec 09 £1649 £1849 £full 30 Dec 09* £1259 £1499 £1759 14 Jan 10 £1149 £1399 £1649 28 Jan 10 £1259 £1499 £1749 11 Feb 10 £1299 £1499 £1799 25 Feb 10 £1299 £1499 £1799 11 Mar 10 £1299 £1499 £1799 25 Mar 10 £1299 £1499 £1749 * Includes 4 nights hotel stay in Las Vegas

To book call: 0800 923 1604

Interior

Suite £1949 £1899 £1949 £full £2049 £1949 £2049 £2099 £2099 £2099 £2049

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. Fly overnight from Heathrow to Beijing. Transfer to 4-star hotel for a 3 night hotel stay (B&B basis). There are two 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. Transfer to Diamond Princess for a 16 night cruise from Beijing to Shanghai • Okinawa • Taipei • Hong Kong (2 days) • Nha Trang (Vietnam) • Saigon • Singapore • Bangkok. Disembark and transfer to a 4-star hotel for 3 nights stay (B&B basis). There are two half day escorted tours including the City, Palaces and Temples of Bangkok and The Bangkok floating market by long tailed speedboat. Then transfer to airport for overnight flight home. Date 17 Oct 09 2 Nov 09 9 Mar 10 24 Mar 10 10 Apr 10 15 Nov 10

Interior £2099 £2099 £2399 £2399 £2399 £2399

Ocean view £2299 £2299 £2699 £2599 £full £2599

Balcony

Suite

£2499 £2499 £2899 £2899 £full £2899

£2799 £2799 £3099 £3099 £full £3099

Call our Far East specialist on: 0800 923 1620

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CRUISES FROM

£1039

per person

2010 Brand New Southampton Cruises BONUS UP TO $275 PER CABIN ON BOARD CREDIT*

Jetline’s

TOP TIPS

In St Petersburg Russian visas are not required before you travel if you book an excursion on board.

Y ou must try the basket sledging down the cobbled streets of Funchal Madeira. In Barcelona the Blue shuttle bus will take you from your ship to the bottom of Las Ramblas for just 2 Euros.

FREE CAR PARKING IN SOUTHAMPTON

BRAND NEW SHIP

Summer 2010 Cruises from Southampton from £1039pp 11-14 night no fly-cruises aboard Celebrity Eclipse ➤➤ BONUS UP TO $275 PER CABIN ON BOARD CREDIT* ➤➤ FREE CAR PARKING IN SOUTHAMPTON This 5 star brand new ship begins her maiden season in Southampton. The Celebrity Eclipse at 122,00 tonnes is the final sister of the Solstice class of ships. This new class of ship has been heralded for its innovations and contemporary design. This is cruising with a difference urban loft style with cool non fussy interiors and a great range of bar and dining venues. Look out for the top deck lawn club for picnics and bowls, plus glass blowing demonstrations. There are two pool areas – one with a Wet Zone for kids, 6 whirlpools, comprehensive kid’s facilities, casino, theatre and more. The Sunset bar and the Oceanview bar – both at the back of the ship offer great places to bid farewell to your last port of call. Ask our cruise specialists about the new Aqua Class of balcony stateroom with unlimited access to the AquaSpa, Relaxation room, Persian garden aromatherapy and steam room. Plus exclusive dining in the speciality restaurant Blu. It is no wonder that this ship will be sought after when it operates the wonderful itineraries below. Scandinavia & Russia: Cruise 14 nights from Southampton to Zeebrugge (Bruges) • Warnemunde (Berlin) • Stockholm (Sweden) • Helsinki (Finland) • St Petersburg (Russia, overnight) • Tallinn (Estonia) • Copenhagen (overnight) • Southampton.

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Canaries: Cruise 11 nights from Southampton to Madeira • Tenerife • Gran Canaria • Lanzarote • Lisbon • Vigo • Southampton. Mediterranean: Cruise 14 nights from Southampton to Vigo • Lisbon • Gibraltar • Barcelona • Provence • Majorca (overnight) • Cadiz (Seville) • Southampton. Date Itinerary Nights Inside Outside Balcony 2010 7 May Scandi 14 £1329 £1399 £1529 21 May Canaries 11 £1049 £1199 £1279 1 Jun Canaries 11 £1179 £1319 £1379 12 Jun Scandi 14 £1359 £1529 £1649 26 Jun Scandi 14 £1399 £1579 £1659 10 Jul Scandi 14 £1499 £1599 £1669 24 Jul Med 14 £1399 £1569 £1619 7 Aug Med 14 £1449 £1599 £1699 21 Aug Med 14 £1449 £1599 £1689 4 Sep Med 14 £1219 £1359 £1399 20 Oct Canaries 11 £1039 £1169 £1329 * On selected balcony cabin grades on selected dates.

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CRUISES FROM

£1559

per person

Far East Adventures – Club Cruise Style Tips of up to £150pp included

Small Intimate ship

Complimentary Oceanview upgrade on 28 Nov

Azamara Far East Adventures from £1559pp 15-24 night fly-cruises aboard Azamara Quest ➤➤ Tips Included! The 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 feel 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 4 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. Cruise 24 nights to Alexandria (Egypt) • Suez Canal (Transit) • Dubai (overnight on board) • Mumbai (overnight on board) • Cochin (India) • Penang (Malaysia) • Port Keland (Kuala Lumpur Malaysia) • Singapore. Disembark and fly home. Singapore – Hong Kong: Fly over night to Singapore. Embark ship for 18 nights. Overnight on board in

To book call: 0800 923 1620

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. Hong Kong – Singapore: Fly overnight to Hong Kong. Embark ship for 14 night cruise. Hong Kong (overnight on board) • Hue (Danang - Vietnam) • Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam, overnight on board) • Sihanoukville (Cambodia) • Bangkok (overnight on board for 2 nights) • Singapore (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. Date Nights 28 Nov 09 24 21 Dec 09 19 8 Jan 10 15 22 Jan 10 15

Itinerary Oceanview Balcony Ath-Sin £1899 £2099 Sin-Hkg £2099 £2299 Hkg-Sin £1599 £1899 Sin-Hkg £1649 £1799

Jetline’s

TOP TIPS

 isas and vaccinations must be V arranged before you travel – costs not included. T he Botanical Gardens & Victoria Peak on Hong Kong Island are well worth a visit. Be careful when disposing of chewing gum in Singapore – it is an offence to discard it on the pavement.

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CRUISES FROM

£599

per person

All Inclusive Drinks Cruises Ideal for the first time cruiser PULLMANTUR CRUISES This relatively unknown cruise line is big in Spain with a huge following for its fleet of ships and charter aircraft for affordable cruise holidays. As we know the Spanish love to party and holiday this is probably the reason why Pullmantur does so well with its ALL INCLUSIVE DRINKS policy on board. In traditional Spanish holiday style these offers represent great value for money and helps you to budget for your holiday. Pullmantur is the Spanish Subsidiary of Royal Caribbean International and benefits from the quality and service associated with them. Plus the older much loved ships from the Royal Caribbean & Celebrity fleet tend to end up under the Pullmantur flag at a much more affordable price. Check out the Sovereign, Horizon and Zenith. One last thing to mention about Pullmantur is that English is spoken on board – as well as Spanish.

Spanish party Style

Drinks Included

Atlantic Islands – Drinks Inclusive from £599pp

Mediterranean Breezes – Drinks Inclusive from £639pp

7 night fly-cruises aboard Pullmantur Pacific Dream / Zenith

7 night fly-cruises aboard Pullmantur Sovereign

At just over 46,000 tonnes the Pacific Dream started off life as the Celebrity Horizon. She was then moved over to the UK market and became the Island Star. As Royal Caribbean / Celebrity have now sold their Island cruises brand the Island Star has been acquired by Pullmantur cruises to once again join her sister ship the Zenith. The Zenith and renamed Pacific Dream have a has a great range of facilities including: a swimming pool, kids pool, 2 whirlpools, casino, 4 places to eat, show lounge, Theatre, fitness centre, 6 further bars, a cafe and more.

➤➤ Exclusive Offer

Pacific Dream: Fly from Luton on a Sunday to Lisbon. Cruise 7 nights to Gibraltar • Casablanca • Agadir • Lanzarote • Madeira • Lisbon. Fly home. Zenith: Fly from Gatwick on a Saturday to Malaga. Cruise 7 nights to Gibraltar • Lisbon • Lanzarote • Agadir • Casablanca • Malaga. Fly home. Date July from August from 6 Sep 09 13 Sep 09 19 Sep 09 26 Sep 09 October from November from

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Ship P.Dream P.Dream P.Dream P.Dream Zenith Zenith Zenith Zenith

Inside £799 £699 £669 £659 £599 £649 £599 £629

Outside £929 £849 £799 £799 £749 £759 £749 £759

The Sovereign was a favourite of Royal Caribbean International until last year when they moved the ship over to Spain to boost the fleet of their Spanish Subsidiary – Pullmantur. The Sovereign entered service in 1989 and was revolutionary at the time for its size and design, paving the way for the big ships of today. This recently refurbished ship has a great range of facilities and spacious public areas. At approx 74,000 tonnes - If you like the idea of big American style ships then you will certainly enjoy this one. Having sailed on this ship it will not disappoint. Fly from London to Barcelona. Cruise 7 nights to Villefranche (Monte Carlo) • Livorno (Pisa/Florence) • Rome • Naples • La Goulette (Tunis) • Barcelona. Fly home. Date 31 Aug 09 7 Sep 09 14 Sep 09 21 Sep 09 28 Sep 09 5 Oct 09 12 Oct 09 19 Oct 09

Inside £769 £769 £759 £699 £699 £659 £659 £639

Outside £899 £899 £879 £819 £819 £799 £799 £749

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CRUISES FROM

£599

per person

Summer 2010 Early Booking Bargains Highest Available stateroom offer

Exclusive Offer

Add on extra nights in Fort Lauderdale from only £59pp

Scandinavia & Russia from £849pp

August Bank Holiday Special from £599pp

2010 Transatlantic Early Booking Offer from £899pp

11 night cruise from the UK aboard MSC Opera

9 night fly-cruises aboard MSC Poesia

16 night fly-cruises aboard MSC Poesia

➤➤ Exclusive Offer

➤➤ Add on extra nights in Fort Lauderdale from only £59pp

➤➤ Highest Available stateroom offer ➤➤ Only £50pp deposit No need to fly - cruise from Dover. Unlike many Scandinavian cruises the MSC itineraries from Dover tend to sell quickly each year as they are competitively priced compared to other cruise lines. We particularly like these itineraries as they include three of the most exciting ports of call in the Baltic – Copenhagen, St Petersburg and Amsterdam. In addition to these great prices Jetline members will receive the highest available grade of stateroom in each of the categories shown below at the time of booking. After several years of operating cruises from Dover MSC have enhanced the choice of food on board to cater for the UK market. Cruise 11 nights from Dover to Rostock (Germany) • Stockholm • Helsinki • St Petersburg (Russia) • Copenhagen • Amsterdam • Dover. Date 23 May 10 17 July 10

Interior £849 £899

Oceanview £999 £1029

The 90,000 tonne MSC Poesia is only a year old and having sailed on this ship we were impressed with the range of facilities and the intriguing décor. The MSC Poesia seems to flow very well in so far that it is easy to find your way around with one area leading to another. Her facilities include: 2 swimming pools, 4 whirlpools, 2 pool bars, Kids facilities and splash pool, 4 restaurants, sushi bar, wine bar, 2 large entertainment lounges, theatre, night club, casino, 5 further bars and more. Get your holiday off to an immediate start without the need to fly and cruise from Dover. Take advantage of the extra day off work for Bank holiday and perhaps take the kids for the tail end of the school holidays on this low cost high season early booking bargain.

➤➤ EXCLUSIVE PRICES We have chosen this itinerary as it represents several holidays in one and gives you the opportunity to visit Florida, shop in New York and explore the Azores which does not feature very often on a cruise itinerary. This MSC Poesia cruise from Florida to Dover also has the added benefit of ending in Dover back home to familiar shores. Florida – Dover 16 nights: On board the MSC Poesia. Fly to Fort Lauderdale for overnight hotel stay. Cruise 16 nights to New York • Ponta Delgada (Azores) • Lisbon (overnight on board) • La Coruna (Spain) • Bilbao • Dover. Date 27 Apr 10

Interior £899

Outside £1299

Balcony £1399

Cruise 9 nights from Dover to La Coruna (Spain) • Malaga • Tunis • Dubrovnik • Venice. Fly home to Gatwick. Date 24 Aug 10

Interior £599

Oceanview £699

Balcony £769

Balcony £1229 £1249

To book call: 0800 923 1604

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CRUISES FROM

£299

per person

European no-fly cruise sale from £299pp BONUS UP TO £150 PER CABIN ON BOARD CREDIT*

NO NEED TO FLY CRUISE FROM SOUTHAMPTON

P&O Summer 2009 Cruises from £299pp

Dubai – Singapore from £1999pp

2-16 night no-fly cruises

22 night fly cruises aboard P&O Aurora

➤➤ BONUS UP TO £150 PER CABIN ON BOARD CREDIT*

➤➤ BONUS ON BOARD CREDIT

➤➤ NO NEED TO FLY CRUISE FROM SOUTHAMPTON

➤➤ Including 3 nights Hotel stay in Dubai

These cruises are ideal for those people who have left it until the last minute to book their cruise and are not particularly fussy on cabins, decks and itineraries. But still want fantastic value for money, great service, excellent levels of comfort, familiar surroundings and expect a certain level of facilities. Below is a sample of what the latest offers were at the time of writing this page and going to press. P&O are currently bringing out their last minute bargains on unsold space approximately 8 weeks before departure. At the moment anything within around 4 -5 weeks of departure has sold out. Prices and availability are changing daily so be quick to grab the best offers. For a late bargain check with our cruise consultants on the latest offers of the day. No doubt by the time you would have read this – these offers would have sold out and so phone to find out about more great offers for the end of the Summer in September and early October. Venice & Greece: 16 night cruise from Southampton to Cadiz • Kefalonia • Dubrovnik • Venice • Korcula (Croatia) • Corfu • Gibraltar • Southampton.

This great one off itinerary gives you the opportunity to combine two sought after holidays together. A 3 night relaxing stay on the Beach in Dubai with an exotic Far East cruise. Travel to these far flung destinations in comfort on board the unique P&O Aurora.

Classic Med: 14 night cruise from Southampton to Cadiz • Barcelona • Cannes • Livorno (Pisa/Florence) • Rome • Cartagena • Gibraltar • Southampton. Med to Venice: 16 night cruise from Southampton to Malaga • Dubrovnik • Venice (overnight on board) • Korcula (Croatia) • Corfu • Gibraltar • Southampton. France & Spain: 7 nights cruise from Southampton to Falmouth • Dublin • Bilbao • Le Verdon • Brest • Southampton. Sardinia & Med: 14 night cruise from Southampton to Gibraltar • Palau (Sardinia) • Rome • La Spezia • Monte Carlo • Barcelona • Majorca • Southampton. Bank Holiday Break: 2 nights cruise from Southampton to Bruges • Southampton. Classic Med 2: 14 night cruise from Southampton to Vigo • Lisbon • Palma • Barcelona • Cannes • Rome • Alicante • Gibraltar • Southampton.

Date 2009 Ship Nights Itinerary 14 Aug 09 Aurora 16 Venice & Greece 16 Aug 09 Ventura 14 Classic Med 21 Aug 09 Arcadia 16 Med to Venice 22 Aug 09 Oceana 7 France & Spain 30 Aug 09 Oriana 14 Sardinia & Med 30 Aug 09 Ventura 2 Bank Holiday Break 25 Sep 09 Ventura 14 Classic Med 2 *On selected cruises Sep-Oct. Call for the latest offers.

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LOW PRICES ON THESE FANTASTIC CRUISES

Interior £full £999 £1199 £full £1099 £299 £1099

Oceanview £1499 £1199 £1499 £full £1364 £359 £1219

Balcony £1799 £1199 £1699 £879 £full £399 £1599

The Aurora is 76,000 tonnes and was built in 2000. There are 3 swimming pools, 4 hot tubs, theatre, casino, cinema, numerous bars and more. Dining on board is silver service with the P&O club dining dinning option in the Alexandria or Medina Restaurant or select dining in either the Café Bordeaux, Marco Pierre White or the Pennant Grill (small charge payable). For daytime dining options choose from the Orangery Food Court, the Sidewalk café, the Café Bordeaux or 24 hour room service. Don’t forget - P&O have the largest fleet of ships dedicated solely to the British market. As the Brits love a cuppa P&O are the only cruise line to have tea and coffee available in your stateroom. Fly overnight from London to Dubai. Stay for 3 nights in the 4* Al Hamra Fort hotel (B&B Basis). Cruise 18 nights from Dubai to Mumbai (India) • Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) • Singapore • Kuantan (Malaysia) • Saigon (Vietnam) • Hanoi (Vietnam) • Hong Kong (overnight on board). Disembark and fly home. Date 19 Jan10

Interior £1999

Oceanview £2299

Balcony £2999

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CRUISES FROM

£1699

per person

Exclusive Canada Tour & Alaska Cruise 3 in One Holiday

2 Tours Included

Toronto – Niagara Falls – Rockies & Alaska from £1699pp 14 night stay and cruise holiday aboard Norwegian Sun Our exclusive offer brings together the highlights of a holiday to Canada. This stay and cruise holiday makes the most of your precious holiday time and the Trans Atlantic flights to Canada giving ultimate value for money and a memorable time. Fly from the UK direct to Toronto for a 3 night hotel stay (room only basis) in this vibrant city. TORONTO: The shops here are incredible (don’t miss the Eaton Centre) and so are the restaurants. A visit to the CN Tower is a must for panoramic views,test your nerve and dare to look 342 metres down from the world famous glass floor. Your 3 day stay includes a full day sightseeing coach tour to Niagara Falls. NIAGARA FALLS: Travel by motorcoach for a breathtaking full day excursion through the orchard-laden Niagara Peninsula, to Niagara Falls with our professional Driver/Guide. Upon arriving at the Falls, you are off to the Maid of the Mist, for an exhilarating boat ride to the base of the majestic Horseshoe Falls. Your return journey takes you via the Floral Clock, the Whirlpool Rapids and a drive through picturesque Niagara-on-the-Lake. You will finish your tour experience with a visit to a local winery. VANCOUVER: At the end of your 3 day visit - fly direct to Vancouver for a 3 night hotel stay. Explore all this city has to offer with it’s wonderful parks, incredible shopping, the Gas Town district, perhaps watch the sea planes come and go and of course the nightlife. During your 3 night stay in Vancouver a Rockies train full day visit to Whistler is included. THE TRAIN: The 3 hour Whistler Mountaineer journey delivers a unique blend of contrasts: cities and old-growth forests, bustling action and natural serenity, deep valleys and snow-capped peaks, seascapes and mountain views. Whisking you up to Whistler Lying amidst the spectacular Coastal Mountains of British Columbia, just 75 miles north of Vancouver, this charming alpine village has been rated the number one ski resort in North America. Vancouver to Whistler 0715-0745 Hotel pick up 0800-0815 Board Train at North Vancouver station 0830 Train departs 1130 Arrive in Whistler. Transfer to Village

Freestyle Cruising

Included on your train journey: ➤➤ ➤➤ ➤➤ ➤➤ ➤➤ ➤➤

Assigned seating & access to the heritage observation car A chilled continental breakfast in the morning on the way there. A light meal, including a sandwich in the afternoon on the way back. Onboard complimentary non-alcoholic beverages served at your seat Commentary provided by our knowledgeable onboard attendants Transfers to and from the station locations in Vancouver and Whistler

THE CRUISE: Then cruise 7 nights from Vancouver to Inside Passage (cruising) • Ketchikan • Juneau (Sawyer Glacier) • Skagway • Inside Passage (cruising) • Vancouver. Fly home overnight THE SHIP: The 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 12 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 6 there is a cover charge payable these include: Le Bistro (French), Il Adagio (Italian), Ginza (Japanese), East Meets West (Steakhouse), Sushi & Teppanyaki. Having tried the Teppanyaki – we highly recommend it. There are also 10 bars / lounges, 2 swimming pools, separate Kids splash pool, 5 hot tubs, spa, fitness centre, Casino, Stardust show lounge, kids facilities and more. Date 27 Jul 09 3 Aug 09 10 Aug 09 17 Aug 09 24 Aug 09 31 Aug 09

Inside £1899 £1839 £1819 £1819 £1699 £1779

Oceanview £2097 £2029 £1990 £1903 £1873 £1918

Balcony £2416 £2331 £2309 £2188 £2158 £2442

Whistler to Vancouver 1415-1430 Transfer from Village 1430-1445 Board Train at Whistler station 1500 Train departs 1800 Arrive Vancouver. Transfer to hotel

To book call: 0800 923 1604

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Far East Choices from £1099pp 14-18 night fly-cruises aboard Legend of the Seas Exclusive reserved cabin prices

FREE TOURS INCLUDED

ADD ON EXTRA NIGHTS HOTEL FROM ONLY £50pp

We usually find it difficult to offer available Far East cruises at a reasonable price – until now. These cruises are a combination of two cruises added together and are in our opinion unbelievable value for money. Plus for those cruisers who love to cruise with Royal Caribbean and build their loyalty points up but want somewhere other than the Med and the Caribbean, these itineraries are perfect.

What’s Included:

Your inclusive tours: 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.

OPTION 1: HONG KONG & VIETNAM Departs 23 Feb & 28 Feb* 2010 Arrive Day 1 Fly from London overnight   Day 2 Overnight hotel stay in Hong Kong AM Day 3 Embark ship for 11 night cruise   Day 4 Kaoshiung (Taiwan) 1300 Day 5 Hualien (Taiwan) 0900 Day 6 Tapei (Keelung - Taiwan) 0700 Day 7 At Sea   Day 8 Hong Kong 0700 Day 9 At Sea   Day 10 Sanya (China) 0800 Day 11 Hue/ Dan Nang (Vietnam) 0700 Day 12 Hanoi (Halong Bay-Vietnam) 1000 Day 13 At Sea   Day 14 Hong Kong. Overnight flight home 0700 Day 15 Arrive London PM * Cruise itinerary operates in a different order

Depart PM   1800 2000 1800 2100   2200   1800 1800 2200   AM  

OPTION 2: SHANGHAI - TOKYO - KOREA

Departs 24 April 2010 Arrive Depart 24 Apr Fly from London overnight Shanghai   PM 25 Apr Embark ship for 15 night cruise AM 1800 26 Apr At sea   27 Apr Okinawa (Japan) 0700 1500 28 Apr Kagoshima (Japan) 1130 1900 29 Apr Kobe (Japan) 1600 30 Apr Kobe (Japan)   1800 1 May Nagoya (Japan) 0800 1700 2 May Yokohama (Tokyo). Tour & Transfers 0600 1700 3 May At sea 0800 1800 4 May At sea 0700 1800 5 May Shanghai (China) 0830 6 May Shanghai (China)   1400 7 May Jeju Island (South Korea) 1300 1900 8 May Busan (South Korea) 0800 1800 9 May At sea     10 May Yokohama (Tokyo). Transfer to hotel 0600   11 May Depart Narita Airport. Arrive UK PM AM

• Scheduled return economy flights from London • 1 night pre or post cruise 4 star hotel stay (room only basis) • 11, 15 or 16 nights full board cruise on Legend of the Seas • Port taxes & transfers • Tours as described • Comprehensive on board entertainment • 2 swimming pools - one with a retractable crystal canopy • Complimentary 24 hour room service • Fitness centre, sauna and 4 whirlpools • Rock climbing wall • Nightclub & theatre

OPTION 3: TOKYO -SHANGHAI - RUSSIA Departs 9 MAY 2010 9 May Fly from London overnight Tokyo 10 May Embark ship for 16 night cruise 11 May At sea 12 May At sea 13 May Shanghai (China) 14 May Shanghai (China) 15 May Jeju Island (South Korea) 16 May Busan (South Korea) 17 May At sea 18 May Yokohama (Tokyo). Tour & Transfers 19 May At sea 20 May Hakodate (Japan) 21 May Otaru (Japan) 22 May At sea 23 May Vladivostok (Russia) 24 May At sea 25 May At sea 26 May Shanghai (China). Transfer to hotel 27 May Depart Shanghai Airport. Arrive UK Date 2010 23 Feb 28 Feb* 24 Apr 9 May

Arrive   AM     0400   1300 0800

Depart PM 1700    

0600

1700

0700 0800

1700 2200

0700  

1700       AM

0300 PM

Nights Itinerary Interior Ocean view 14 Option 1 £1099 £1249 14 Option 1 £1099 £1249 17 Option 2 £1899 £2099 18 Option 3 £1699 £1899

1500 1900 1800

Balcony £1399 £1399 £full £2299

NB: Visas and vaccinations are required before travel & are not included in the cost.

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