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ALGERIA • ANDAMAN ISLANDS • ANTIGUA • ARGENTINA • AUSTRALIA • AZORES • BARBADOS • BORNEO • BRAZIL • BRUNEI • BURMA • CAMBODIA • CAPE VERDE ISLANDS CHILE • CHINA • COLOMBIA • COOK ISLANDS • COSTA RICA • CURACAO • ECUADOR • EGYPT • GIBRALTAR • GREECE • GUATEMALA • HAWAII • INDIA • INDONESIA • JAPAN JORDAN • MADEIRA • MALAYSIA • MALDIVES • MALTA • MENORCA • MEXICO • NEW ZEALAND • OMAN • PANAMA • PAPUA NEW GUINEA • PERU • PHILIPPINES • PORTUGAL SICILY • SINGAPORE • SOUTH KOREA • SPAIN • SRI LANKA • ST. LUCIA • ST. MAARTEN • TAHITI • TENERIFE • THAILAND • United Arab Emirates • URUGUAY • USA • VIETNAM


A once in a lifetime voyage There’s something very special about a Grand Voyage: the excitement and sense of adventure fills the air. When your ship slips anchor you’ll be at the start of a journey of exploration, taking in some of the most iconic and exciting destinations on earth, as well as places that have escaped the regular tourist trail. Join us for the trip of a lifetime.


Grand Voyages

Leisurely, indulgent, unhurried. On a world cruise or extended Grand Voyage you can sail to exotic, far flung destinations, explore new cities, landscapes and cultures at your own pace. Set sail in early January 2014 to circumnavigate the globe. Balmoral heads for some of the most incredible destinations in the world: taking in ancient Egypt; exotic India, Sri Lanka and Burma; the bustling cities of Singapore and Hong Kong; the islands of Japan and Hawaii; and the gorgeous Caribbean.

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Contents

Around the World 2014

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South America & Australasia World Voyage 2014

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Far East Explorer 2015

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South American Discoverer 2015

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Exotic Fly-Cruises 2014

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Exotic Fly-Cruises 2015

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Deck Plans

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Terms & Conditions

Black Watch takes an altogether different but equally appealing route: visiting exotic Brunei, Borneo and Papua New Guinea; the great Australian cities of Sydney and Brisbane; the stunning landscapes of New Zealand; and the incredible South American countries of Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Uruguay.

of the United Arab Emirates; beautiful Indonesia and Thailand; ancient and contemporary Malaysia; the cultural highlights of Japan and China; and the idyllic Maldives. At the same time, Black Watch heads in the opposite direction to take in the breathtaking cities, towns and natural vistas of South America. Explore vibrant Rio and enticing Buenos Aires; visit the far south ports of Ushuaia and Punta Arenas; cruise the spectacular Chilean Fjords; discover the stunning landscapes and ancient cultures of Peru; and relax on beautiful Caribbean islands.

Exotic Fly-Cruises

In 2015 Balmoral steams out of Southampton for an indulgent, in depth exploration of the Far East. This fascinating region will play host to a whole range of experiences in one sumptuous holiday. Visit a fabulous range of places, including the modern cities

Should you wish to cruise some of these fabulous destinations on a shorter holiday, you can choose to take an exotic fly-cruise, joining the ship at selected ports, picking your favourite part of the world to discover. This also gives you the option to extend your stay with our pre- and post-cruise holidays, to really explore a single highlight destination in depth and take your world adventure even further.

Special cruises at very special prices

Almost everything’s included

A Grand Voyage is an indulgence without doubt, but you’ll find it costs less than you’d think. With some cruise lines your time on board can cost as much as the cruise itself, with high charges for almost everything you want to do. At Fred. Olsen we take a different approach.

Comfortable en suite accommodation with TV, hairdryer, safe and individually controlled air conditioning

All meals throughout your cruise – from five-course à la carte dining, to casual buffets and late night snacks

Tea and coffee throughout the day and early evening, including morning coffee with biscuits, afternoon tea with sandwiches and cakes, and in-cabin sandwiches and snacks

The very reasonable prices include comfortable cabin accommodation, on board leisure facilities, all meals, special interest lectures and live entertainment every evening. Celebrating a birthday, anniversary or retirement, to revisit favourite destinations, or just because there’s a whole world waiting to be explored and there’s no time like the present – whatever your reason for choosing a Fred. Olsen Grand Voyage, you’ll enjoy great value as well as experiences that will stay in your memory forever.

All evening entertainment, including dancing and cabaret shows

On board leisure facilities including gym, swimming pools and Jacuzzis

A choice of daily on board activities and lectures

Captains’ Drinks Party and Gala Buffet

Baggage porterage to your cabin

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Cruising Fred. Olsen style…

Everything about Fred. Olsen is more personal. As a family-run company we’ve been fine-tuning the cruise experience for generations. Rather than worrying about having the biggest ships, packed with gimmicks like climbing walls and zip-wires, we prefer more traditionally-built, smaller-scaled vessels that allow for a more personal service, where people get to know you by name.

Small is beautiful

Our ships are large enough to be spacious, comfortable and uncrowded, but still small enough to be the kind of place where you can feel comfortable, relaxed and able to put your feet up. The size advantage means they can take you to places that some of the mammoth cruise ships can’t, close to the heart of some of the world’s most beautiful cities and breathtaking landscapes.

Holidays that’ll keep you coming back year after year

The experienced, friendly crew, along with like-minded guests, help to create a warmer, friendlier atmosphere. Everyone quickly gets to know one another and soon the ship feels like a home-from-home. All our crew want you to have a holiday to remember. They know that it’s the little things that make the difference, like the smiling barman who remembers your name – and your favourite tipple. That’s why last year more than 40% of our World Cruise guests had taken a Grand Voyage with us before.

Award-winning holidays

Last year we were awarded Best Value for Money and Best for Itineraries in the 2012 Cruise Critic Editors’ Awards. We were also delighted to have been voted Best Affordable Cruise Line and Best for Learning by readers of Cruise International magazine, along with being highly commended in the Best Cruise Line and Best Shore Excursions categories. The year before we won several categories too – along with success in other cruise awards. It means a lot to us that the efforts of our staff and crew are recognised by so many people. And it makes us want to try even harder.

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For prices, please refer to the enclosed insert or visit www.fredolsencruises.com


Balmoral

Carrying 1,350 passengers, Balmoral is the largest ship in our fleet, although still compact enough to offer our trademark, intimate style of cruising. Balmoral guests enjoy comfortable cabins, world-class cuisine and a diverse choice of on board activities and facilities. Visit the Morning Light Pub for a daytime cappuccino, perhaps returning for live music after dinner, or enjoy a cocktail in the Observatory Lounge with the gentle sounds of a pianist in the background while the ocean passes beneath you. The Neptune and Lido Lounges are the locations for activities during the day and the main cabaret shows in the evening. Find out more at www.fredolsencruises.com/our-ships/balmoral

Black Watch

Originally built as a world cruiser, Black Watch features a large number of balcony cabins and suites and accommodates 800 passengers in space and comfort. After a day in port, or enjoying some of the activities available on board, the focus of the evening is dinner, followed by live entertainment. The Braemar Garden CafÊ is the place for informal dining, as an alternative to the impressive main restaurant, Glentanar: Great cuisine’s one of the highlights of our cruises. Every evening there are performances in the main Neptune Lounge, with a further show in the Lido Lounge, so your time on board is just as much fun as your time exploring ashore. Discover all the highlights of cruising on Black Watch at www.fredolsencruises.com/our-ships/black-watch

Contact your travel agent or call our Grand Voyage experts on 0800 0355 023

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Dining on board

At Fred. Olsen, we know that dining on board is one of the experiences that makes your cruise so memorable. This is why our team of expert chefs painstakingly plan sumptuous menus of carefully prepared meals, designed to make your mouth water. Every day our menus are something special, with dishes varying from appetisers such as herb marinated salmon or crabmeat cocktail, to indulgent main courses like sirloin steak or pan seared snapper with scallops and fabulous desserts such as white chocolate parfait.

Health and well-being

With all the delicious food available on board, it is really easy to indulge. For those who want to stay trim on board, we have a gym on each of our ships and have classes offering pilates, aerobics, yoga and other fitness activities. Whilst you’re on board, also take advantage of the Atlantis Spa and book a wonderfully calming massage, facial or manicure. Or relax by the pool and laze in the Jacuzzi as the ship cruises to your next port of call. 6

Accommodation

We pride ourselves on the comfort provided on all our ships. Black Watch and Balmoral are fitted with a wide selection of cabins and suites to suit your tastes. These are detailed in the deck plans on pages 68-71.

For prices, please refer to the enclosed insert or visit www.fredolsencruises.com


Shore Tours

Our cruises have been carefully designed to show you as many interesting places as possible. So that you can gain the most from your experiences ashore, we offer a wide range of half- and full-day Shore Tours, along with longer, overland tours venturing further, such as to Angkor Wat and the Taj Mahal. The following pages in this brochure mention tours that will give you a taste or deeper insight into your destinations. These optional Shore Tours are available to book from a couple of months before sailing. We also list activities that can be experienced independently. The information is researched in order to minimise the risk of any errors, but it may be subject to change at any time. Shore Tours are subject to availability. A detailed programme confirming optional tours for your cruise will be sent to you prior to departure.

Holiday Extensions

Take your Exotic Fly-Cruise even further with a Fred. Olsen holiday extension, giving you the luxury to explore a destination in real depth. Available in fascinating locations across the globe, at the start or end of specially selected Exotic Fly-Cruises, our 2014/15 extensions include city breaks in Dubai, Hong Kong and Sydney, and fully escorted tours of Easter Island, Petra, the Iguazu Falls and Machu Picchu. You can choose from our ‘Explorer’ extensions, ideal for guests who would like to explore their favoured destination independently, or a ‘Discovery’ extension, for those who would like us to show them the highlights with carefully chosen fully escorted tours so you can relax knowing you’ll get to see the best of the sites and sights. Each pre- and post-cruise holiday extension is featured on the appropriate pages of the Exotic Fly-Cruise section of this brochure, from pages 34-67. Important Information Holiday extension programmes have been based on a minimum of 20 participants per programme. FOCL reserves the right to cancel at least 90 days prior to departure if minimum numbers are not achieved. Named hotels may be subject to change. Packages may be withdrawn or amended at any time without prior notice. The number of nights shown does not include any overnight flights to/from the UK (where applicable) as this will be included in the original cruise duration. Content of programmes is subject to change due to weather or other operational reasons. Please note that the Premium Discovery programmes in Petra, Buenos Aires and Peru are not suitable for guests with walking difficulties, or those restricted to wheelchairs.

Contact your travel agent or call our Grand Voyage experts on 0800 0355 023

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Around the world

…with Burma, Japan, Hawaii & Latin America 5th January 2014 • 104 nights • Balmoral • L1401 31 PORTS INCLUDING: Cadiz, Spain Safaga, Egypt Mumbai, India Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) Singapore Kobe, Osaka, Japan Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii Willemstad, Curacao

Madeira

Honolulu Curacao

Antigua

Cartagena des Indias

SOUTH AMERICA & AUSTRALASIA WORLD VOYAGE

…with Latin America, New Zealand, Australia & the Far East 14th January 2014 • 114 nights • Black Watch • W1401 33 PORTS INCLUDING: Funchal, Madeira Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Buenos Aires, Argentina Robinson Crusoe Island, Chile Rarotonga, Cook Islands Auckland, New Zealand Madang, Papua New Guinea Muara, Brunei Aqaba, Jordan

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Callao

Rarotonga Rio De Janeiro Buenos Aires Robinson Crusoe Isl.

Puerto Montt

Ushuaia

For prices, please refer to the enclosed insert or visit www.fredolsencruises.com

Montevideo

Cadiz


Far East EXPLORER

…with Malaysia, Japan, China, Vietnam & Thailand 4th January 2015 • 119 nights • Balmoral • L1501

Beijing

Athens

Safaga

51 PORTS INCLUDING: Aqaba, Jordan Abu Dhabi, UAE Kuala Lumpur (from Port Klang), Malaysia Naha, Okinawa, Japan Nagasaki, Japan Beijing (from Tianjin), China Sihanoukville, Cambodia Utheemu, Maldives Athens (from Piraeus), Greece

Osaka Nagasaki Naha

Aqaba Abu Dhabi

Mumbai

Maldives

Sihanoukville Yangon

Kuala Lumpur Singapore

South American Discoverer

Muara

…with Brazil, Argentina, Chile & Peru

Madang

6th January 2015 • 69 nights • Black Watch • W1501

Auckland

Contact your travel agent or call our Grand Voyage experts on 0800 0355 023

25 PORTS INCLUDING: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Montevideo, Uruguay Ushuaia, Argentina Puerto Montt, Chile Callao, Peru Cartagena des Indias, Colombia St. John’s, Antigua

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Around the world


GRAND VOYAGES 2014

‌with Burma, Japan, Hawaii & Latin America A cruise is a perfect way to see the world. Each day ashore is another place enjoyably ticked off your list of must-see destinations. The stress-free ease of getting from one place to the next without the need to fly means less time spent in the airport and more time discovering the world. Balmoral sets sail in January 2014 for an epic voyage encompassing the globe. Each country you visit will provide you with a different cultural experience, found in the history, people, cuisine and architecture. This fabulous itinerary is fit to bursting with exotic islands, cosmopolitan cities and places off the tourist trail. Dubai, Singapore and San Diego are just a few of the magnificent cities you’ll get to explore, as well as once-in-a-lifetime visits to Burma, Japan and Hawaii.

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Around the world with Burma, Japan, Hawaii & Latin America

Sails from Southampton • 5th January 2014 • 104 nights • Balmoral • L1401 Your around the world itinerary Sun 05 Jan Southampton Thu 09 Jan Cadiz, Spain Sat 11 Jan Mahon, Menorca Wed 15 Jan Alexandria, Egypt Thu 16 Jan Alexandria, Egypt Fri 17 Jan Cruise Suez Canal Sat 18 Jan Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt Sun 19 Jan Safaga, Egypt Fri 24 Jan Salalah, Oman Mon 27 Jan Dubai, UAE Tue 28 Jan Dubai, UAE Thu 30 Jan Muscat, Oman Sun 02 Feb Mumbai, India Mon 03 Feb Mumbai, India Nawiliwili Wed 05 Feb Cochin, India Honolulu Hilo Thu 06 Feb Colombo, Sri Lanka Fri 07 Feb Colombo, Sri Lanka Tue 11 Feb Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) Wed 12 Feb Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) Thu 13 Feb Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) Sun 16 Feb Singapore Mon 17 Feb Singapore Fri 21 Feb Hong Kong, China Sat 22 Feb Hong Kong, China Wed 26 Feb Hiroshima, Japan Thu 27 Feb Kobe, Osaka, Japan Sat 01 Mar Yokohama, Japan Thu 06 Mar Crossing the International Date Line Thu 06 Mar Additional day (cruising) Mon 10 Mar Nawiliwili, Kauai, Hawaii Tue 11 Mar Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii Wed 12 Mar Hilo, Hawaii Tue 18 Mar San Diego, USA Wed 19 Mar San Diego, USA Sun 23 Mar Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico Tue 25 Mar Acapulco, Mexico Thu 27 Mar Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala Sat 29 Mar Puntarenas, Costa Rica Mon 31 Mar Cruise Panama Canal Thu 03 Apr Willemstad, Curacao Sat 05 Apr Bridgetown, Barbados Sun 06 Apr Castries, St. Lucia Mon 07 Apr St. John’s, Antigua Tue 08 Apr Philipsburg, St. Maarten Tue 15 Apr Ponta Delgada, Azores Sat 19 Apr Southampton Intermediate days are at sea

Southampton Ponta Delgada San Diego Puerto Vallarta Acapulco Puerto Quetzal

Cadiz

Mahon

Osaka (from Kobe) Yokohama Hiroshima

Alexandria Suez Canal

St. Maarten Antigua St. Lucia Curaçao Barbados

Puntarenas Panama Canal

Sharm el Sheikh Safaga

Dubai Muscat Salalah

Mumbai

Yangon

Cochin

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Colombo

Singapore

Hong Kong


Cadiz, Spain

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PORTS OF CALL Must explore

Cadiz hugs Andalusia’s sunlit Atlantic coast and is characterised by palm trees, lookout towers and weathered old buildings. From here there’s also the chance to visit Seville, which warmly envelops visitors into its maze of courtyards, atmospheric old quarters and ornate churches and cathedrals.

Mahon, Menorca

The narrow streets of Mahon have a charming mixture of familyowned shops, cafés and bars, along with chic boutiques and craft shops. From here you can discover the beauty of Menorca: the sleepy fishing villages, stunning beaches and Monte Toro, the island’s highest peak.

Alexandria, Egypt

In Alexandria and the surrounding area, the Roman amphitheatre, ancient catacombs and the site of the great Pharos Lighthouse – one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World – recall distant glories, while the 19th century Montazah Palace and seafront boulevards reflect a more recent era.

Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt

Indulge in your choice of snorkelling, water-skiing or swimming in Sharm el-Sheikh, or simply relax on the fabulous sandy beaches. The coral reefs are home to a host of gorgeous rainbow-hued fish and sea-gardens – these are at their best near Ras Mohammed Park and Naama Bay.

Safaga, Egypt

Must explore

Safaga’s clear seas and black-sand beaches are popular with divers, windsurfers and sun worshippers. For a glimpse into the ancient past of Egypt, take a tour to see the majestic temples of Luxor and Karnak, or visit the historic Valley of the Kings.

Salalah, Oman

Capital of Oman’s southern region, Salalah, known as the ‘perfume city of Arabia’, is famous for its trade in frankincense. The city’s must-see sights include the eye-catching Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque and the Haffa and Al-Husn souks, which sell gold and silver products, incense, perfumes and frankincense resin.

Contact your travel agent or call our Grand Voyage experts on 0800 0355 023

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Dubai, UAE

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Muscat, Oman

A corner of Asia that’s barely changed for decades, Burma is an incredible place to behold. In the former capital, Yangon, don’t miss the cone-shaped Buddhist monument, the Shwedagon Pagoda. It’s completely covered in solid gold and rises up 326 feet on a hill above the city.

On the south of the Arabian Peninsula, Dubai blends traditional Arabia with the excesses of the 21st century in a unique mix. See the famous Burj Khalifa Tower – the world’s tallest building – visit the man-made Palm Islands or take a drive through the Arabian Desert, where the sand dunes display a spectacular sight at sunrise. Muscat offers plenty of history, an air of tradition, and – crammed between the mountains and the sea – a distinctly exotic location. The main sights include the Al Jalali and Al Mirani forts, the Grand Mosque, Mutrah Souk, Bait az-Zubair Museum and the Qasr Al Alam Royal Palace.

Mumbai, India

Must explore

Once a cluster of seven islands covered with coconut palms, Mumbai is now an exciting, chaotic city home to skyscrapers, bustling bazaars, religious sites and the vibrant film industry known as ‘Bollywood’. Don’t miss the Victoria Railway Terminus, the Gateway of India and the Ghandi Memorial Museum. There’s also the chance to take an extended overland tour to see the iconic Taj Mahal – one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

Cochin, India

Cochin, home to the famous Chinese cantilevered fishing nets, which hang eerily over the water, is known as the ‘Queen of the Arabian Sea’. The city is a melting pot of different cultures and religions, evident in the buildings, which range from the oldest synagogue in the British Commonwealth to the austere Mattancherry Palace.

Colombo is a fascinating city – a combination of east and west, past and present – with a charm of its own. Visit the local bazaar in Pettah for an array of goods at bargain prices, or explore the beautiful Buddhist and Hindu temples, mosques and the Colombo Museum.

Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

Must explore

Singapore

Must explore

Located at the tip of the Malay Peninsula, this dynamic city-state is the perfect cocktail of culture, cuisine, arts and architecture. Try the amazing selection of food sold from street markets dotted around the city, explore the beautiful botanical gardens, and sip on a Singapore Sling in the Raffles Hotel.

Hong Kong, China

One of the most densely populated cities on earth, Hong Kong is an exciting, vibrant and hectic place. Exploring its narrow neon-strewn streets, you’ll come across all manner of shops, restaurants, bars and street vendors selling all sorts of delicacies – from beancurd to shredded jellyfish.

Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima is a buzzing and vibrant city, which seamlessly blends hi-tech infrastructure and architecture with traditional Japanese buildings. Explore the beautiful Shukkeien Garden and the Hiroshima Castle or visit the Itsukushima Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the scenic Miyajima Island.

Kobe, Osaka, Japan

Must explore

Osaka is one of Japan’s most historic cities, with archaeological finds dating back thousands of years. Explore the city or take a tour to Kyoto, Japan’s former imperial capital for over 1,000 years. The city is at the heart of Japan’s traditional culture and offers a glimpse of Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, gardens and palaces.

Yokohama, Japan

Yokohama welcomes you with a breezy atmosphere, parks, historic districts and plenty of shopping. See the 7 th century temple of 14

Asakusa Kannon, the Imperial Palace Gardens and Kamakura, the capital for Japan’s first Shoguns in the 12th century.

Nawiliwili, Hawaii

Perhaps one of the most perfect islands anywhere, Nawiliwili is made up of wonderful sights and idyllic scenery. Take a kayak tour to explore the local rivers and hike through a national wildlife refuge, passing waterfalls, exotic flora and fauna and much more.

Honolulu, Hawaii

Must explore

Built on top of an extinct volcano, the island of Honolulu is overloaded with gorgeous landscapes, beautiful beaches and there’s an active, vibrant nightlife too. Journey into Hawaii’s painful history with a visit to Pearl Harbour, or enjoy the host of sophisticated galleries and museums.

Hilo, Hawaii

Hilo’s friendliness and small scale, combined with diverse cultural and shopping opportunities makes for a charming day visit. Highlights include Volcanoes National Park, botanical gardens, farmers markets, Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and the Lyman Mission House Museum.

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San Diego, USA

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San Diego is renowned for its perfect climate and 70 miles of pristine beaches. From this quintessential California beach resort, you can visit the world famous zoo; see dolphins, killer whales and penguins at SeaWorld; or head to La Jolla with its Mediterranean atmosphere. Alternatively, head out to East County for gentle foothills, mile-high mountains and historic mining towns.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Puerto Vallarta is a popular resort with holiday makers attracted by the great beaches and good weather. Many head for the sculptures of the Malecon Walkway – there are many bars and restaurants here too.

Acapulco, Mexico

Made famous in the ‘50s by the rich and famous – Elizabeth Taylor and Frank Sinatra among them – Acapulco retains an air of glamour although faded today. The sweeping bay of Acapulco is surely one of Mexico’s most famous sights. If you can bear to leave the beach, a visit to see the cliff divers of La Quebrada is a must.

Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

Volcanic peaks, subtropical forest and sulphurous lakes are just a few of the natural wonders waiting for you in Guatemala. That’s not to mention the flora and fauna, including spider monkeys, toucans and iguanas. The Pacaya Volcano looms over the city of Puerto Quetzal.

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a diverse and colourful world, packed with exotic flora and fauna and blessed with a landscape that varies from stunning beaches to forests and volcanoes. Puntarenas is lively and attractive, with cafés, bars and shops aplenty, along with many beautiful buildings.

Willemstad, Curacao

Must explore

Curacao’s Dutch-influenced capital, Willemstad, is alternatively called ‘Amsterdam in the sun’, in part at least for the narrowgabled, 18th century houses with cool pastel shades juxtaposed with intense yellows and royal blues. Discover the bustling waterfront, open-air market, the steam powered Queen Emma pontoon bridge and the aquarium.

Bridgetown, Barbados

Fringed with 70 miles of beaches, the paradise island of Barbados has a balmy, tropical climate, making this very British Caribbean island a favourite with well-heeled tourists. The capital, Bridgetown, offers a wealth of duty free shops and is home to the famous Kensington Oval cricket stadium.

Castries, St. Lucia

Dominated by the soaring twin Pitons, St. Lucia plays host to Soufriere, a bubbling, wheezing volcano crater, and a series of beautiful botanical gardens. Visit the gorgeous beaches, such as Rodney Bay, surrounded by secluded coves and rocky islets.

St. John’s, Antigua

The stunning great bay of English Harbour and historic Nelson’s Dockyard are two of pretty Antigua’s highlights. However, the colourful street market in St. John’s, selling flowers, fruit and

handicrafts is a popular stop, along with the 365 stunning beaches – one for each day of the year say the Antiguans.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

Philipsburg is the capital of the Dutch half of St. Maarten, an island amicably shared between Holland and France for centuries. It’s a shopper’s paradise, with everything from jewellery to electrical goods on sale. Take a water taxi to the nearby sandy beach, studded with colourful clapboard restaurants and outdoor cafés.

Ponta Delgada, Azores

The main town on the island of San Miguel, Ponta Delgada, has a cosmopolitan atmosphere and a fine selection of parks, narrow cobbled streets and squares, a modern marina and waterside cafés. San Miguel itself is lovely, with lakes, mountains and lush valleys, together with fine sandy beaches surrounded by the deep blue ocean.

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South America & Aust ralasia WORLD VOYAGE


GRAND VOYAGES 2014

…with Latin America, New Zealand, Australia & the Far East This full circumnavigation of the globe is packed with variety and contrasts. There are so many highlights it’s almost impossible to pick out your favourites. And the beauty is, you don’t have to choose – the world will be presented for your exploration and enjoyment. The ancient pyramids and temples of Egypt; exotic Brunei and Borneo; the natural beauty of Australia and New Zealand; the tranquillity of the Polynesian Islands; and a string of ports of call on South America’s coastline, including vivacious Buenos Aires and vibrant Rio – all will be presented to you. This South America and Australasia World Cruise will be one of life’s great nautical adventures.

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SOUTH AMERICA & AUSTRALASIA WORLD VOYAGE Sails from Southampton • 14th January 2014 • 114 nights • Black Watch • W1401 Your around the world itinerary Tue 14 Jan Southampton Sat 18 Jan Funchal, Madeira Wed 22 Jan Praia, Cape Verde Islands Mon 27 Jan Recife, Brazil Thu 30 Jan Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Fri 31 Jan Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Mon 03 Feb Montevideo, Uruguay Tue 04 Feb Buenos Aires, Argentina Wed 05 Feb Buenos Aires, Argentina Sun 09 Feb Ushuaia, Argentina Mon 10 Feb Cruise Cape Horn Tue 11 Feb Scenic cruise Chilean Fjords Wed 12 Feb Scenic cruise Chilean Fjords Sat 15 Feb Valparaiso, Chile Mon 17 Feb Robinson Crusoe Island, Chile Sat 22 Feb Hanga Roa (Easter Island), Chile Fri 28 Feb Papeete, Tahiti Sun 02 Mar Rarotonga, Cook Islands Tue 04 Mar Crossing International Date Line Wed 05 Mar Lost day Sat 08 Mar Auckland, New Zealand Sun 09 Mar Auckland, New Zealand Mon 10 Mar Bay of Islands, New Zealand Fri 14 Mar Sydney, Australia Sat 15 Mar Sydney, Australia Mon 17 Mar Brisbane, Australia Wed 19 Mar Townsville, Australia Thu 20 Mar Cairns, Australia Sun 23 Mar Rabaul, Papua New Guinea Tue 25 Mar Madang, Papua New Guinea Mon 31 Mar Kota Kinabalu, Borneo Tue 01 Apr Muara, Brunei Thu 03 Apr Singapore Fri 04 Apr Singapore Mon 07 Apr Port Blair, Andaman Islands Thu 10 Apr Chennai, India Mon 14 Apr Mumbai, India Thu 17 Apr Salalah, Oman Wed 23 Apr Aqaba, Jordan Fri 25 Apr Safaga, Egypt Sat 26 Apr Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt Sun 27 Apr Cruise Suez Canal Mon 28 Apr Alexandria, Egypt Thu 01 May Valletta, Malta Sun 04 May Gibraltar Thu 08 May Southampton Intermediate days are at sea

Southampton

Madeira

Praia

Gibraltar

Valletta Alexandria Suez Canal

Aqaba Sharm el Sheikh Safaga

Salalah

Mumbai

Recife Tahiti Rarotonga

Rio de Janeiro

Hanga Roa (Easter Island)

Valparaiso Buenos Aires Montevideo Robinson Crusoe Isl. Chilean Fjords

Ushuaia Cape Horn

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Chennai

Port Blair Singapore

Kota Kinabalu Muara

Rabaul Madang

Cairns Townsville Brisbane Sydney

Bay of Islands Auckland


Funchal, Madeira

Must explore

Funchal has a timeless charm, delightfully enhanced by a benign climate that fills this floating garden with the year-round colours and perfumes of subtropical flowers and fruit. Indulge in afternoon tea at the famous Reid’s Hotel, explore the botanical gardens or try the island’s famous wine.

Praia, Cape Verde Islands

Praia is located in Cape Verde, a volcanic archipelago of ten islands and five islets. This destination was a Portuguese territory until independence in 1975, and is as unique and unspoilt as its remote location – 400 miles off the west coast of Senegal – would suggest.

Recife, Brazil

Recife’s old town is home to the beautiful Cathedral de Sao Pedro dos Clerigos and rich in folk arts and crafts, music and dance. Explore the UNESCO site of the nearby historic city of Olinda, or enjoy Boa Viagem’s enchanting sandy beaches and warm green waters.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Must explore

The city of carnival and samba more than fulfils its romantic promise. Planted between forest-covered mountains and breathtaking beaches, the ‘Marvellous City’ has many highlights, including Sugar Loaf Mountain, the white sands of Copacabana and Ipanema beaches and the inspiring statue of Christ the Redeemer.

Montevideo, Uruguay

Stretching along the Rio de la Plata, Montevideo is noisy and exciting, with a vibrant cultural life. Enjoy the buzz of the port market building by the harbour, home to street entertainers, artists and craft shops, or visit the Ciudad Vieja – old city – and the National Historical Museum.

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Must explore

Vivacious and seductive, Buenos Aires is famous for the tango, impressive European-style buildings and, of course, Evita Peron. The city has a complex cultural heritage, with architecture and an urban landscape to match. Get into the latin spirit at the Avenida de Mayo. It boasts coffee houses, jazz clubs, tango bars and restaurants to suit every taste.

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PORTS OF CALL Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia is one of the best places on earth to catch sight of marine life – penguins, sea lions, seals and every kind of sea-bird – at close quarters and in their natural habitat. The landscape is breathtaking: in one direction is the Beagle Channel, in the other, the snow-covered peaks of the Martial Mounts. The city is also home to the most southerly post office in the world.

Valparaiso, Chile

Built on more than 40 hills and piled with big colourful houses, Valparaiso is a busy international port and a vibrant cultural centre. Staircases and lifts carry visitors up the hills to enjoy the astonishing views over the historic streets and narrow winding lanes.

Robinson Crusoe Island, Chile

Must explore

The story of a sailor who was marooned on Isla Robinson Crusoe is believed to have helped inspire the book Robinson Crusoe. Declared a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1977, the island is home to some unique species including the Juan Fernandez Firecrown Hummingbird, the Fur Seal and the Magellanic Penguin.

Hanga Roa (Easter Island), Chile

The relaxed town of Hanga Roa is the main settlement on Easter Island – the world’s most remote inhabited island. Famous for the monumental stone statues known as ‘Moai’, 887 of these carved heads are scattered across the beautiful landscape. They are key to both its history and cultural past.

Papeete, Tahiti

French Polynesia is comprised of over 100 islands and atolls; Tahiti is the most famous and the largest. The island conjures up images of Gauguin paintings, palm trees, beaches and blue seas. The bustling city of Papeete has the world’s only Pearl Museum, tracing the history and mythology of pearls.

Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Must explore

Far from the hustle and bustle of the modern world, with some of the most spectacular scenery in the South Pacific, Rarotonga is a bewitching blend of craggy mountains, dense jungle and glorious bone-white beaches.

Auckland, New Zealand

Must explore

Virtually ringed by the sea, the ‘City of Sails’ boasts glittering highrise developments and a delightful harbour brimming with tempting shops and restaurants. The surrounding area offers a wonderful array of attractions and experiences, including beaches, waterfalls, native bush, whale-watching, wine tasting and island hopping.

Bay of Islands, New Zealand

A popular tourist destination, Bay of Islands was named because of the 150 or so islands dotted around its deep-blue waters. The Russell Museum is home to displays about the development of the Bay area, whilst a visit to the historic town displays some of the world’s most magnificent natural scenery.

Sydney, Australia

Sydney is one of the world’s most engaging and well located cities. The metropolitan area is built around the deep-water harbour and

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surrounded by national parks, beautiful bays and rivers. The mustsee attractions include the Harbour Bridge, the Opera House, Royal Botanical Gardens, Bondi Beach and Botany Bay. You won’t want to miss a thing.

Brisbane, Australia

The Brisbane River cuts a winding course through this laid back, easy-going city. It is lined by a series of walks, reserves and barbecue and picnic spots. Brisbane has a mix of both modern skyscrapers, and cultural buildings, creating an attractive backdrop to your stay.

Townsville, Australia

Townsville is set in a vibrant region that encompasses beautiful coastal towns, rainforests, rugged Outback and country terrain. There’s the Great Barrier Reef – one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World – to the east, the vast Outback to the west and lush rainforest to the north.

Cairns, Australia

Whilst in Cairns, you can experience some of the world’s most stunning natural attractions: The Great Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforest. Not to be missed. Visit the Esplanade, a boulevard with cafés, bars, piazzas and many fine historic buildings – perfect for a spot of people-watching.

Rabaul, Papua New Guinea

Rabaul’s crystal clear waters and gorgeous, colourful coral reefs teeming with exotic sea-life, are popular for snorkelling. The town boasts a beautiful harbour and is overlooked by the mighty Mount Tavurvur.

Madang, Papua New Guinea

Must explore

The relaxed and peaceful town of Madang hosts an excellent cultural centre, a thriving market and numerous parks. It’s also home to huge Casuarina Trees, which house colonies of Flying Foxes. Along the coast to the North are a number of beautiful beaches, providing spectacular snorkelling spots.

Kota Kinabalu, Borneo

The capital of Sabah Province on the tropical island of Borneo, Kota Kinabalu is a popular base for exploring the lush rainforest and incredible Mount Kinabalu. The island is home to the Orangutan – if you’re lucky you may get the chance to see some of these 20

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Muara, Brunei

Must explore

The translation of Brunei Darussalam is ‘Abode of Peace’. This is quite fitting as the majority of the land is covered by unspoilt rich tropical rainforest abundant with flora and fauna. In Muara, don’t miss the striking Sir Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque and the Islamic art in the Brunei Museum.

Singapore

Located at the tip of the Malay Peninsula, this dynamic city-state is the perfect cocktail of culture, cuisine, arts and architecture. Try the amazing selection of food sold from street markets dotted around the city, explore the beautiful botanical gardens, and sip on a Singapore Sling in the Raffles Hotel.

Port Blair, Andaman Islands

Port Blair is the largest city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands group. Take a catamaran to nearby Havelock Island, a paradise for snorkellers, enjoy a Tuk Tuk ride around the city for a glimpse into the history of Port Blair and the local life or visit nearby Ross Island, home to many ruins from the island’s splendid past.

Chennai, India

Chennai is known for its classical and traditional dance shows and Hindu temples, as well as the very modern Tamil film industry. Explore the city, visit the bustling markets of George Town or Theagaraya Nagar or take a stroll along Marina Beach. There’s also the chance to take an extended overland tour to see the iconic Taj Mahal – one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

Mumbai, India

Once a cluster of seven islands covered with coconut palms, Mumbai is now an exciting, chaotic city home to skyscrapers, bustling bazaars, religious sites and the vibrant film industry known as ‘Bollywood’. Don’t miss the Victoria Railway Terminus, the Gateway of India and the Ghandi Memorial Museum.

Salalah, Oman

Capital of Oman’s southern region, Salalah, known as the ‘perfume city of Arabia’, is famous for its trade in frankincense. The city’s must-see sights include the eye-catching Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque and the Haffa and Al-Husn souks, which sell gold and silver

products, incense, perfumes and frankincense resin.

Aqaba, Jordan

Must explore

Aqaba is the starting point for tours to the world-famous stonecity of Petra. Explore massive tombs, which were carved from the sandstone hills more than 2,000 years ago or discover the history of Jordan at the Aqaba Castle, housing a collection of Islamic artefacts.

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magnificent animals in the Orangutan Sanctuary.

Safaga, Egypt

Safaga’s clear seas and black-sand beaches are popular with divers, windsurfers and sun worshippers. For a glimpse into the ancient past of Egypt, take a tour to see the majestic temples of Luxor and Karnak, or visit the historic Valley of the Kings.

Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt

Indulge in your choice of snorkelling, water-skiing or swimming in Sharm el-Sheikh, or simply relax on the fabulous sandy beaches. The coral reefs are home to a host of gorgeous rainbow-hued fish and sea-gardens – these are at their best near Ras Mohammed Park and Naama Bay.

Alexandria, Egypt

In Alexandria and the surrounding area, the Roman amphitheatre, ancient catacombs and the site of the great Pharos Lighthouse – one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World – recall distant glories, while the 19th century Montazah Palace and seafront boulevards reflect a more recent era.

Valletta, Malta

A tiny island with an epic and heroic history, Malta is one of the most scenic ports of arrival anywhere. The 16th century walled capital of Valletta, with its Grand Harbour, is a treasure-chest bristling with baroque architecture. See the St. John’s Co-Cathedral and its incredibly ornate chapels created by the Knights Templar.

Gibraltar

Resolutely British for nearly 300 years, Gibraltar’s unique history and setting unites the oddly familiar – from the helmeted policemen to Marks & Spencer – with an extrovert Mediterranean mood. Take a trip to see the Barbary Apes, grab some duty free shopping or board a cable-car to enjoy the grandstand views to nearby Spain and Africa.

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...with Malaysia, Japan, China, Vietnam & Thailand Little can compete with one exceptional sailing that combines so many of the world’s greatest destinations. That’s why a Grand Voyage is something we all promise ourselves we’ll do at least once in our lives. This carefully constructed Far East itinerary is a first for Fred. Olsen. On 4th January 2015 Balmoral will embark on a 119-night voyage including many of the most exotic, iconic attractions that the Far East has to offer. These will be mixed perfectly with a selection of those less-visited destinations that really give a feel for the people and culture, as well as relaxing days at sea to enjoy facilities on board elegant Balmoral while getting to know your fellow guests. Mumbai, Myanmar (Burma), Kuala Lumpur (from Port Klang), Tokyo, Shanghai, Bangkok (from Laem Chabang) and the Maldives are all on the itinerary, to name just a few ports. There’s an almost endless list of excuses to book. Whether you’re lured by ancient monuments in Egypt and Jordan, recordbreaking structures of the most modern of cities, Dubai, the diversity of chaotic Mumbai or paradise scenes such as those in beautiful Thailand, all are presented for your pleasure.

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Far East EXPLORER with Malaysia, Japan, China, Vietnam & Thailand Sails from Southampton • 4th January 2015 • 119 nights • Balmoral • L1501 Your Far East EXPLORER itinerary Sun 04 Jan Thu 08 Jan Sun 11 Jan Wed 14 Jan Thu 15 Jan Fri 16 Jan Sat 17 Jan Sun 18 Jan Sun 25 Jan Mon 26 Jan Tue 27 Jan Wed 28 Jan Sun 01 Feb Tue 03 Feb Thu 05 Feb Sun 08 Feb Tue 10 Feb Wed 11 Feb Sat 14 Feb Tue 17 Feb Thu 19 Feb Fri 20 Feb Mon 23 Feb Thu 26 Feb Fri 27 Feb Sun 01 Mar Tue 03 Mar Thu 05 Mar Fri 06 Mar Sat 07 Mar Mon 09 Mar Tue 10 Mar Wed 11 Mar Fri 13 Mar Mon 16 Mar Wed 18 Mar Thu 19 Mar Fri 20 Mar Sat 21 Mar

Sun 22 Mar Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Southampton Tue 24 Mar Sihanoukville, Cambodia Malaga, Spain Wed 25 Mar Bangkok (from Laem Chabang), Thailand Valletta, Malta Thu 26 Mar Bangkok (from Laem Chabang), Thailand Port Said, Egypt Fri 27 Mar Nathon (Koh Samui), Thailand Cruise Suez Canal Sun 29 Mar Singapore Safaga, Egypt Mon 30 Mar Singapore Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt Tue 31 Mar Malacca, Malaysia Southampton Aqaba, Jordan Wed 01 Apr Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia Dalian Muscat, Oman Thu 02 Apr Phuket, Thailand Catania Seoul (from Incheon) Beijing (from Cartagena Athens (from Piraeus) Lisbon Fujairah, UAE Sun 05 Apr Hambantota, Sri Lanka Jeju Island Tianjin Xingang) Port Said Tokyo Abu Dhabi, UAE Mon 06 Apr Colombo, Sri Lanka Malaga Algiers Aqaba Sharm el-Sheikh Osaka (from Kobe) Shanghai Alexandria Dubai, UAE Wed 08 Apr Utheemu, Maldives Valletta, Dubai Ryukyu Islands Nagasaki Suez Canal Fujairah Malta Abu Okinawa Hong Kong Mumbai, India Thu 09 Apr Uligamu, Maldives Dhabi Muscat Mumbai Yangon Safaga Cochin, India Mon 13 Apr Salalah, Oman Salalah Chan May Bangkok Cochin Colombo Galle, Sri Lanka Sat 18 Apr Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt Port Nha Trang Blair Cebu Port Blair, Andaman Islands Sun 19 Apr Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt Uligamu Ho Chi Minh City Koh Samui Utheemu Phuket Sihanoukville Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) Mon 20 Apr Cruise Suez Canal Galle Singapore Georgetown, Penang Hambantota Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) Tue 21 Apr Alexandria, Egypt Malacca Kuala Lumpur Makassar Kuala Lumpur (from Port Klang), Malaysia Thu 23 Apr Athens (from Piraeus), Greece (from Port Klang) Semarang Komodo Island Semarang, Indonesia Sat 25 Apr Catania, Sicily, Italy Komodo Island, Indonesia Mon 27 Apr Algiers, Algeria Ujung Pandang (Makassar), Indonesia Tue 28 Apr Cartagena, Spain Cebu, Philippines Thu 30 Apr Lisbon, Portugal Naha, Okinawa, Japan Sun 03 May Southampton Cruising Ryukyu Islands Intermediate days are at sea Tokyo, Japan Kobe, Osaka, Japan Nagasaki, Japan Jeju City, South Korea Seoul (from Incheon), South Korea Beijing (from Tianjin Xingang), China Beijing (from Tianjin Xingang), China Dalian, China Shanghai, China Hong Kong, China Chan May, Vietnam Chan May, Vietnam Nha Trang, Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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coral reefs are home to a host of gorgeous rainbow-hued fish and sea-gardens.

Malaga, Spain

Must explore

In the fabulous city of Malaga – the birthplace of Picasso – visit the Moorish Alcazaba Fortress, try authentic Spanish tapas and the famous local dessert wines or take a tour to Granada and the glorious Alhambra Palace. This proud 14th century structure with exotic gardens is Spain’s finest expression of Moorish art.

Aqaba is the starting point for tours to the world-famous stone-city of Petra. Explore massive tombs, which were carved from the sandstone hills more than 2,000 years ago or discover the history of Jordan at the Aqaba Castle, housing a collection of Islamic artefacts.

Valletta, Malta

Muscat, Oman

Port Said, Egypt

Fujairah, UAE

Safaga, Egypt

Abu Dhabi, UAE

A tiny island with an epic and heroic history, Malta is one of the most scenic ports of arrival anywhere. The 16th century walled capital of Valletta, with its Grand Harbour, is a treasure-chest bristling with baroque architecture. See the St. John’s Co-Cathedral and its incredibly ornate chapels created by the Knights Templar. An important staging port for big ships, the Victorian architecture in the town speaks of the colonial past. From Port Said, you can choose to visit the Pyramids of Giza; you’ll take away a wealth of memories of the ancient world, made all the more impressive as it was built without modern equipment. Safaga’s clear seas and black-sand beaches are popular with divers, windsurfers and sun worshippers. For a glimpse into the ancient past of Egypt, take a tour to see the majestic temples of Luxor and Karnak, or visit the historic Valley of the Kings.

Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt

Indulge in your choice of snorkelling, water-skiing or swimming in Sharm el-Sheikh, or simply relax on the fabulous sandy beaches. The

Aqaba, Jordan

Muscat offers plenty of history, an air of tradition, and – crammed between the mountains and the sea – a distinctly exotic location. The main sights include the Al Jalali and Al Mirani forts, the Grand Mosque, Mutrah Souk, Bait az-Zubair Museum and the Qasr Al Alam Royal Palace. An historical and cultural experience, Fujairah is mostly mountainous. It is the location of the UAE’s oldest mosque, Al Badiyah Mosque. Local souks are great for finding unusual gifts such as plants, spices and textiles; along the Corniche there’s a smaller evening souk too.

Must explore

The capital of the Emirates, Abu Dhabi, has a wonderful mix of modern skyscrapers, traditional souks and long white sand beaches. Don’t miss the well-preserved Al Maqtaa Fort, the Qasr Al Hosn Palace and the fabulous Grand Mosque – it’s the third largest in the world, with over a thousand columns and 80 marble domes.

Dubai, UAE

On the south of the Arabian Peninsula, Dubai blends traditional Arabia with the excesses of the 21st century in a unique mix. See the famous Burj Khalifa Tower – the world’s tallest building – visit the man-made Palm Islands or take a drive through the Arabian Desert, where the sand dunes display a spectacular sight at sunrise.

Mumbai, India

Once a cluster of seven islands covered with coconut palms, Mumbai is now an exciting, chaotic city home to skyscrapers, bustling bazaars, religious sites and the vibrant film industry known as ‘Bollywood’. Don’t miss the Victoria Railway Terminus, the Gateway of India and the Ghandi Memorial Museum.

Cochin, India

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Cochin, home to the famous Chinese cantilevered fishing nets, which hang eerily over the water, is known as the ‘Queen of the Arabian Sea’. The city is a melting pot of different cultures and religions, evident in the buildings, which range from the oldest synagogue in the British Commonwealth to the austere Mattancherry Palace.

Galle, Sri Lanka

A location that has both historical and natural beauty, Galle houses a superb selection of buildings that will captivate you, whilst views of the ocean will take your breath away. Visit Ahangama/Midigama to see unique stilt fishing, or the beach of Unawatuna, lapped by turquoise waters.

Port Blair, Andaman Islands

Port Blair is the largest city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands group. Take a catamaran to nearby Havelock Island, a paradise for snorkellers, enjoy a Tuk Tuk ride around the city for a glimpse into the history of Port Blair and the local life or visit nearby Ross Island, home to many ruins from the island’s splendid past.

Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

A corner of Asia that’s barely changed for decades, Burma is an incredible place to behold. In the former capital, Yangon, don’t miss the cone-shaped Buddhist monument, the Shwedagon Pagoda. It’s completely covered in solid gold and rises up 326 feet on a hill above the city.

Kuala Lumpur (from Port Klang), Malaysia Must explore Port Klang is the country’s largest seaport and renowned for excellent seafood. Nearby is the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpar. This incredibly diverse city is full of multicultural character with a backdrop of incredible urban landscapes and a skyline dominated by the magnificent Petronas Twin Towers.

Semarang, Indonesia

The Old City (Outstadt) of Semarang stands witness to over 200 years of Dutch colonialism, with many fine buildings including the superb 18th century Gereja Blenduk Church. Visit the magnificent Temple of Borobudur, the largest and most visited Buddhist temple in Indonesia, considered one of the wonders of South East Asia.

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Komodo, Indonesia

Must explore

Tour the Komodo National Park, home to the unique Komodo Dragon – truly exceptional, it’s the world’s largest lizard – as well as dozens of other rare species. The surrounding seas have extensive coral reefs, mangrove swamps and sea-grass beds home to sharks, dolphins, manta rays, sea turtles and whales.

Nagasaki and its harbour nestle at the foot of Mount Inasa – the mountain provides stunning views. The city was a centre for heavy industry, especially ship-building, making it a major target in World War II. Since then it has been rebuilt, with new temples, several museums and the Christian Urakami Cathedral.

Ujung Pandang (Makassar), Indonesia

Jeju City, South Korea

Ujung Pandang (also known as Makassar) has a number of unique landmarks, including one of the world’s largest indoor theme parks and a floating mosque. See the treasure and regalia belonging to the former Sultan of Gowa in the Balla Lompoa Museum, including the Gowa gold crown, royal swords and precious gem-encrusted jewellery.

Cebu, Philippines

A land full of narrow coastlines and rugged mountains, Cebu has many historical sites including the Fort San Pedro and Magellan’s Cross. Take in the splendid view from the Tops observation deck, visit the Taoist temple to discover the island’s Chinese heritage or sample Philippine delicacies in one of the street stalls.

Naha, Okinawa, Japan

Must explore

Naha offers its guests an abundance of attractions. The beach is popular with visitors, whilst the main street boasts a 1.6km stretch of stores, restaurants and bars. For a more historical aspect, visit the Shuri Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo metropolis spans not just the city itself, it also encompasses rugged mountains to the west and subtropical islands to the south. See the Imperial Palace, the hi-tech streets and quaint Buddhist temples, or take a journey into the Japanese countryside to see magnificent Mount Fuji.

Kobe, Osaka, Japan

Osaka is one of Japan’s most historic cities, with archaeological finds dating back thousands of years. Explore the city or take a tour to Kyoto, Japan’s former imperial capital for over 1,000 years. The city is at the heart of Japan’s traditional culture and offers a glimpse of Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, gardens and palaces.

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Nagasaki, Japan

Known as ‘the Hawaii of Korea’, Jeju Island is blessed with volcanoes, waterfalls and the Jeju Stone Park. Around Jeju there are three UNESCO World Natural Heritage sites, including the Manjanggul Lava-Tube and the ‘Sunrise Peak’ volcano. The island is a major producer of mandarins.

Seoul (from Incheon), South Korea

From the South Korean port of Incheon, head to Seoul, an ancient city in an ancient land and a real once-in-a-lifetime destination. Now the capital of an economic power house, the traditional and the cutting-edge exist side-by-side in perfect harmony. Enjoy sampling the outstanding cuisine served in the city’s excellent restaurants.

Beijing (from Tianjin Xingang), China

Must explore

Tianjin Xingang is an historical and cultural city in China, just beginning to realise its tourism potential. The city’s attractions include the Dule Temple and the Hai River. Take a tour to visit China’s capital, Beijing, and discover the city’s famous landmarks, including Tiananmen Square, the National Stadium – host to the 2008 Olympics – and the gardens, temples and shrines of the Forbidden City. Or visit Huangyaguan, a section of the not-to-bemissed Great Wall of China – one of the new Seven Wonders of the World.

and Shanghai Grand Theatre. For the modern city, just look around you.

Hong Kong, China

One of the most densely populated cities on earth, Hong Kong is an exciting, vibrant and hectic place. Exploring its narrow neon-strewn streets, you’ll come across all manner of shops, restaurants, bars and street vendors selling all sorts of delicacies – from beancurd to shredded jellyfish.

Chan May, Vietnam

Chan May is the gateway to the old town of Hoi An: Many buildings have been converted to shops, art galleries and cafés: There’s also the chance to take Tours to the ancient cities of Danang and Hue. Hue was originally the capital and its Citadel – with three concentric walled enclosures — is where the emperor once lived.

Nha Trang, Vietnam

Nha Trang is considered by many as Vietnam’s most famous resort town, combining stunning beaches with a bustling urban feel. Surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges, with a sweeping beach stretching along a bay dotted with islands, Nha Trang has a unique feel and it is undeniably beautiful.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

This iconic Vietnamese destination boasts wide boulevards, street markets, museums and parks that combine to capture the senses. The highlands and rainforests teem with exotic wildlife, the beaches are famed for being some of the best in southeast Asia, and the cuisine is universally acknowledged for a fantastic range of tastes and dishes.

Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Must explore

Dalian, China

Known as ‘A City Built in Gardens’, Dalian is home to an abundance of lawns, squares, fountains and gardens. There’s something for everyone, including Binhai Road’s pretty beaches and the ‘World of Squares’ downtown area, which presents the city’s historical heritage, flavour and modern charm.

Surrounded by white-sand beaches and undeveloped tropical islands, Sihanoukville is the place to unwind by the sea. Take a tour to explore the exotic Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, and see the temple of the Emerald Buddha at the Royal Palace. Or take a oncein-a-lifetime overland tour to the stunning Buddhist temple of Angkor Wat.

Shanghai, China

Bangkok (from Laem Chabang), Thailand

Shanghai is an exhilarating, ecstatic, ever-morphing 21st century metropolis, located on the Yangtze River Delta. The Bund gives a glimpse of the old city, as do the Jing’an Temple, Xujahui Cathedral,

From Laem Chabang discover vibrant, exotic Bangkok. In the basin of the Chao Phraya River, it is the city of civilization with countless significant historical sites waiting to be explored. Don’t miss the

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Nathon (Koh Samui), Thailand

Thailand’s third largest island, Koh Samui’s main draw is the great selection of white sandy shores which visitors can enjoy; a beachlover’s paradise. The city, Nathon, hosts an array of wooden shophouses offering a variety of goods and souvenirs which can be much better value than elsewhere on the island.

Singapore

Located at the tip of the Malay Peninsula, this dynamic city-state is the perfect cocktail of culture, cuisine, arts and architecture. Try the amazing selection of food sold from street markets dotted around the city, explore the beautiful botanical gardens, and sip on a Singapore Sling in the Raffles Hotel.

Malacca, Malaysia

With a rich historical and cultural background blending Portuguese, Dutch and British heritage, Malacca is a unique experience for any visitor. Listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 2008, the city centre offers a mix of old and new architecture, with plenty to appeal to any visitor.

Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia

Situated on the northeast coast, this city has lots of Chinese flavour and abounds in ‘old world’ charm. Georgetown is relatively compact and easy to wander round. At the centre of the city is Fort Cornwallis, constructed by the British in the 18th century. Within the walls of the fort is a remarkable cannon called Seri Rambai.

Phuket, Thailand

Idyllic Phuket is surrounded by clear blue waters and spectacular beaches. Edged by palm trees they are soft, clean and sandy. Enjoy a tour of the highlights of the island’s cultural heritage, including visits to the temple of Wat Chalong, the Big Buddha, Phuket Market and Old Phuket.

Hambantota, Sri Lanka

The tranquil city of Hambantota, tucked in the south east corner of Sri Lanka, is rich in natural beauty and wildlife. Worth a visit are the temples at Kataragama and the Bundala National Park, home to lagoons, beaches and forestry with over 200 species of birds, including the Greater Flamingo.

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Colombo is a fascinating city – a combination of east and west, past and present – with a charm of its own. Visit the local bazaar in Pettah for an amazing array of goods at bargain prices, or explore the beautiful Buddhist and Hindu temples, mosques and the Colombo Museum.

Utheemu, Maldives

Must explore

Visit the idyllic, daydream islands of the Maldives, where palmfringed beaches and vibrant coral reefs gently call for your attention. Utheemu Island holds a special historical significance as the birthplace of the country’s greatest hero, Sultan Mohamed Thakurufaanu. Check out the well-preserved wooden palace that he lived in.

Uligamu, Maldives

Famous as the home to some stunning beaches, the Maldives give a taste of paradise that you’ll want to remember for a lifetime. The quiet, tranquil waters call for you to explore life under the sea, including coral reefs and tropical fish. The ideal location to relax.

Salalah, Oman

Capital of Oman’s southern region, Salalah, known as the ‘perfume city of Arabia’, is famous for its trade in frankincense. The city’s must-see sights include the eye-catching Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque and the Haffa and Al-Husn souks, which sell gold and silver products, incense, perfumes and frankincense resin.

noble Baroque buildings – notable among them, the Cathedral and Castello Ursino. Visit the Bellini Museum or take a cable-car ride up to the hissing craters of Mount Etna!

Algiers, Algeria

Built close to the Mediterranean coast, the bustling Algerian capital has lots of appeal. The most interesting area is the older part, hidden behind the hills. In the old quarter you can seek out the remains of the citadel, ancient mosques and palaces, as well as traditional shops and stalls.

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National Museum, the ancient temples and the glorious Grand Palace, along with the sacred Emerald Buddha Temple.

Cartagena, Spain

Cartagena’s Old Town is protected by the city walls. There’s a natural harbour that is watched over by the medieval Castillio de la Concepcion, from which there are superb views. Many of the buildings from Roman Cartagena have disappeared, but some important sites remain, including the amphitheatre dating from around 100BC.

Lisbon, Portugal

Spread out over seven hills on the north of the River Tagus, Lisbon is a delightful mix of palaces, art-nouveau cafés, museums, gardens, ancient castles and splendid bridges. Don’t miss a visit to the Centro Commercial Colombo – the biggest shopping mall on the Iberian Peninsula!

Alexandria, Egypt

In Alexandria and the surrounding area, the Roman amphitheatre, ancient catacombs and the site of the great Pharos Lighthouse – one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World – recall distant glories, while the 19th century Montazah Palace and seafront boulevards reflect a more recent era.

Athens (from Piraeus), Greece

Must explore

From Piraeus, take a tour to Athens, where you can step back in history to the heights of the Acropolis. Below, in the heart of the city lies the ancient Plaka district’s honeycomb of streets, little shops and tavernas.

Catania, Sicily, Italy

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SOUTH AMERICAN DISCOVERER


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…with Brazil, Argentina, Chile & Peru An exceptional cruise cocktail which expertly mixes historic destinations with untouched landscapes, vibrant cities with natural wonders – and days at sea that are as invigorating or relaxing as you choose. This great itinerary takes in a fantastic variety of South American destinations, with the chance to visit the ancient city of Machu Picchu, dance the tango in Buenos Aires and discover the famous sites of Rio. And that’s not all: there’s scenic cruising of the stunning Chilean Fjords; a stop in the buzzing cities of Montevideo and Valparaiso; and plenty of opportunities to spot the region’s fascinating wildlife, from sea lions to penguins. This adventurous journey ends up in the beautiful Caribbean, providing perfect opportunities to relax on the gorgeous beaches... paradise. You’ll be sure to be captivated by the natural and cultural wonders that abound in the exceptionally beautiful and mesmerising region that is South America.

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South American Discoverer with Brazil, Argentina, Chile & Peru Sails from Southampton • 6th January 2015 • 69 nights • Black Watch • W1501 Your SOUTH AMERICAN DISCOVERER itinerary Tue 06 Jan Southampton Sat 10 Jan Funchal, Madeira Sun 11 Jan Santa Cruz, Tenerife Wed 14 Jan Mindelo, Cape Verde Islands Tue 20 Jan Salvador, Brazil Fri 23 Jan Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Sat 24 Jan Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Sun 25 Jan Ilhabela, Brazil Wed 28 Jan Montevideo, Uruguay Thu 29 Jan Buenos Aires, Argentina Fri 30 Jan Buenos Aires, Argentina Mon 02 Feb Puerto Madryn, Argentina Thu 05 Feb Ushuaia, Argentina Fri 06 Feb Cruising Cape Horn Sat 07 Feb Punta Arenas, Chile Sun 08 Feb Cruising Chilean Fjords Mon 09 Feb Cruising Chilean Fjords Tue 10 Feb Puerto Chacabuco, Chile Wed 11 Feb Puerto Montt, Chile Fri 13 Feb Valparaiso, Chile Mon 16 Feb Arica, Chile Wed 18 Feb General San Martin, Chile Thu 19 Feb Callao, Peru Fri 20 Feb Callao, Peru Mon 23 Feb Manta, Ecuador Wed 25 Feb Cruise Panama Canal Thu 26 Feb Colon, Panama Fri 27 Feb Cartagena de Indias, Colombia Sun 01 Mar Willemstad, Curacao Tue 03 Mar Bridgetown, Barbados Wed 04 Mar Castries, St. Lucia Thu 05 Mar St. John’s, Antigua Thu 12 Mar Ponta Delgada, Azores Mon 16 Mar Southampton Intermediate days are at sea

Southampton Ponta Delgada Madeira Antigua Curaçao St. Lucia Cartagena de Indias Barbados Colon Panama Canal

Tenerife

Mindelo

Manta General San Martin

Callao

Arica Valparaiso Puerto Montt Puerto Chacabuco

Chilean Fjords

Salvador Rio de Janeiro Ilhabela Buenos Aires Montevideo Puerto Madryn Punta Arenas

Ushuaia

Cape Horn

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Montevideo, Uruguay

Funchal, Madeira

Funchal has a timeless charm, delightfully enhanced by a benign climate that fills this floating garden with the year-round colours and perfumes of subtropical flowers and fruit. Indulge in afternoon tea at the famous Reid’s Hotel, explore the botanical gardens or try the island’s famous wine.

Must explore

Stretching along the Rio de la Plata, Montevideo is noisy and exciting, with a vibrant cultural life. Enjoy the buzz of the port market building by the harbour, home to street entertainers, artists, craft shops and restaurants, or visit the Ciudad Vieja – old city – and the National Historical Museum.

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Santa Cruz, Tenerife

Tenerife’s wonderful climate and resorts have been attracting tourism for decades and rightly so. Santa Cruz is built around boulevards and wide avenues that link elegant squares and parks. A tour to the exotic Botanical Gardens or the mystical and intriguing Pyramids of Guimar is a must.

Vivacious and seductive, Buenos Aires is famous for the tango, impressive European-style buildings and, of course, Evita Peron. The city has a complex cultural heritage, with architecture and an urban landscape to match. Get into the latin spirit at the Avenida de Mayo. It boasts coffee houses, jazz clubs, tango bars and restaurants to suit every taste.

Mindelo, Cape Verde Islands

Puerto Madryn, Argentina

Mindelo, on the island of São Vicente, is fringed by arid mountains and a deep-water port. The Municipal Market, Governor’s Palace and City Hall are all worth seeing. A stroll through the town is a great way to find interesting little cafés and tiny shops.

Salvador, Brazil

Salvador’s invigorating culture is an exotic cocktail of past Portuguese influences and pulsating African traditions. Ornate churches and imposing public buildings in the clifftop Cidade Alta are monuments to the wealth once generated by sugar-cane and tobacco. There are some superb beaches nearby too.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Must explore

The city of carnival and samba more than fulfils its romantic promise. Planted between forest-covered mountains and breathtaking beaches, the ‘Marvellous City’ has many highlights, including Sugar Loaf Mountain, the white sands of Copacabana and Ipanema beaches and the inspiring statue of Christ the Redeemer.

Ilhabela, Brazil

With more than 40 superb beaches to relax on, some 350 waterfalls tumbling down to the sea and 300 species of bird, you’ll find Ilhabela a natural paradise. Approximately 85% of the island is defined as a National Park and it is one of the last untouched areas of the Atlantic Rainforest.

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Known for its beautiful beaches, Puerto Madryn is a popular spot. Visit the Chalet Pujol, one of the most beautiful houses in the city; the museum of Modern Art in Patagonia; or take a tour to Punto Tombo where you can walk amongst thousands of penguins – an exceptional experience.

Ushuaia, Argentina

Must explore

Ushuaia is one of the best places on earth to catch sight of marine life – penguins, sea lions, seals and every kind of sea-bird – at close quarters and in their natural habitat. The landscape is breathtaking: in one direction is the Beagle Channel, in the other, the snow-covered peaks of the Martial Mounts. The city is also home to the most southerly post office in the world.

Punta Arenas, Chile

The southern Chilean town of Punta Arenas is home to several interesting museums. The Museo del Recuerdo has collections of antique agricultural and industrial machinery, while the Naval and Maritime Museum exhibits naval history. The nearby penguin colonies are fascinating, whilst a visit to La Cruz Hill for a panoramic view of the city is a must.

Puerto Chacabuco, Chile

Surrounded by ice-clad mountains, the impressive landscape of Puerto Chacabuco is a treat for the eyes. With our Shore Tours you can explore Lower Patagonia and the Andes Mountains; kayak

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along the western shore of Lake Los Palos; or explore the Aikén del Sur Park – a haven for wildlife.

Puerto Montt, Chile

MUST EXPLORE

Puerto Montt is a stepping stone to Chile’s glorious Lake District. From here you can see the pretty lakeside town of Puerto Varas and the magnificent, snow-capped Osorno Volcano, which towers over the emerald Lake Todos Los Santos.

Valparaiso, Chile

Built on more than 40 hills and piled with big colourful houses, Valparaiso is a busy international port and a vibrant cultural centre. Staircases and lifts carry visitors up the hills to enjoy the astonishing views over the historic streets and narrow winding lanes.

Arica, Chile

Arica is known as ‘the City of Eternal Spring’ due to its mild climate and sunshine almost year-round. It lies at the mouth of the Azapa Valley, a green oasis in the middle of the Atacama Desert. Believed to be the driest desert in the world it produces all kinds of tropical fruits and vegetables.

General San Martin, Peru

Named after José de San Martín, the general who led Peru to independence from Spain in 1820/21, General San Martin is a thriving deepwater port. Nearby is the Paracas National Reserve, a sanctuary for seals, penguins, flamingos and dozens of other species of seabird.

Callao, Peru

Must explore

From Callao explore the Peruvian capital, Lima, and learn about the country’s dramatic history, from the Inca Empire to the Spanish conquistadors. See the pre-Columbian art and archaeology of the city with a trip to the Larco Herrera Museum and discover golden Inca artefacts and masks. There’s also the opportunity to take an extended overland tour to the ancient city of Machu Picchu – one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

Manta, Ecuador

Known for both its tourism and commercial sectors, you’ll enjoy exploring the city of Manta. The museum of Banco Central highlights local culture and ethnic origins, whilst the beaches – lined with restaurants and bars serving local specialities and seafood – are a great place to relax. 32

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Colón was at the end of the Panama Railroad, which was built to provide a fast route to California and the gold rush. Outside are the canal’s impressive Gatún Locks and Gatún Dam. About half an hour away is the Fort San Lorenzo; it’s a well-preserved reminder of when this was at the heart of the Spanish Main.

Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

Must explore

Ponta Delgada, Azores

The main town on the island of San Miguel, Ponta Delgada, has a cosmopolitan atmosphere and a fine selection of parks, narrow cobbled streets and squares, a modern marina and waterside cafés. San Miguel itself is lovely, with lakes, mountains and lush valleys, together with fine sandy beaches surrounded by the deep blue ocean.

The beguiling city of Cartagena positively flaunts its Spanish heritage in the plaza Santo Domingo, Palacio de la Inquisicion, and the 16th century cathedral. Relax at one of the city’s many open-air cafés, perfect for watching the parade of fashionable locals and horse-drawn carriages.

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Colon, Panama

Willemstad, Curacao

Curacao’s Dutch-influenced capital, Willemstad, is alternatively called ‘Amsterdam in the sun’, in part at least for the narrow-gabled, 18th century houses with cool pastel shades juxtaposed with intense yellows and royal blues. Discover the bustling waterfront, open-air market, the steam powered Queen Emma pontoon bridge and the aquarium.

Bridgetown, Barbados

Fringed with 70 miles of beaches, the paradise island of Barbados has a balmy, tropical climate, making this very British Caribbean island a favourite with well-heeled tourists. The capital, Bridgetown, offers a wealth of duty free shops and is home to the famous Kensington Oval cricket stadium.

Castries, St. Lucia

Dominated by the soaring twin Pitons, St. Lucia plays host to Soufriere, a bubbling, wheezing volcano crater, and a series of beautiful botanical gardens. Visit the gorgeous beaches, such as Rodney Bay, surrounded by secluded coves and rocky islets.

St. John’s, Antigua

Must explore

The stunning great bay of English Harbour and historic Nelson’s Dockyard are two of pretty Antigua’s highlights. However, the colourful street market in St. John’s, selling flowers, fruit and handicrafts is a popular stop, along with the 365 stunning beaches – one for each day of the year say the Antiguans.

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Exotic FLY-CRUISES 2014

An Exotic Fly-Cruise can take you straight to your chosen destination, so you can visit far flung, far away places in a shorter time, concentrating on the region that excites you the most. You can fly from the UK to meet your ship in a variety of places across the globe, or book cruise only and arrange your own travel to/from the ship. There’s the chance to add our optional pre- and post-cruise holiday extensions too, so you can explore the start or end point of your cruise in real depth. These fantastic Exotic Fly-Cruises give you the opportunity to visit the islands of Japan and Hawaii; discover ancient and modern Arabia; take in some of South America’s best coastal towns, cities and natural landscapes; marvel at the beauty of Australia and New Zealand; relax on sun-kissed islands; or see the great sites and cities of the Far East. There’s so much to choose from, the only challenge will be picking your favourite.

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Wonders of Ancient & Modern Arabia

Sails from Southampton • 5th January 2014 • 23 nights • Balmoral • L140112

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tops in the elegant city of Cadiz and beautiful Menorca provide you with a great start to this fantastic sailing to Egypt, Oman and Dubai. Glistening skyscrapers and modern shopping malls mix with bustling souks, ancient temples and historic landmarks to create a truly fascinating journey of discovery. Your Fly-CRUISE itinerary Sun 05 Jan Depart Southampton Thu 09 Jan Cadiz, Spain Southampton Sat 11 Jan Mahon, Menorca Wed 15 Jan Alexandria, Egypt Thu 16 Jan Alexandria, Egypt Fri 17 Jan Cruise Suez Canal Mahon Sat 18 Jan Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt Cadiz Sun 19 Jan Safaga, Egypt Fri 24 Jan Salalah, Oman Mon 27 Jan Dubai, UAE Tue 28 Jan Fly from Dubai, UAE Wed 29 Jan Arrive London Intermediate days are at sea

Suez Canal

Alexandria Sharm el Sheikh Safaga

Dubai

Salalah

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Alexandria is the first stop on the Egyptian leg of your adventure. The city is home to a Roman amphitheatre, ancient catacombs and the site of the great Pharos Lighthouse – one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Two days gives you plenty of time to visit Cairo, or experience the great Pyramids of Giza. Balmoral will then take you to the seaside splendour of Sharm el-Sheikh. Relax on fabulous sandy beaches or snorkel for an up-close view of the Red Sea’s colourful coral reefs and stunning sea life. Safaga is your next stop. From here you can travel to the ancient temples of Luxor and Karnak to immerse yourself in Egypt’s fascinating history.

Extend your holiday Tue 28 Jan for 2- or 3-night optional post-cruise holiday PREMIUM DISCOVERY 3-night escorted tour of Dubai Highlights • 3 nights at Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa • Half day Dubai city tour • Evening dinner and entertainment on the Rustar Dhow – one of the world’s largest floating restaurants • Afternoon desert safari with BBQ dinner

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First stop is the elegant, civilised port of Cadiz. From here, you can visit sun-kissed Seville or relax while enjoying the region’s wines and flamenco dancing. You’ll then cruise to Mahon, found on the beautiful Balearic Island of Menorca. Sunbathe on beautiful beaches, wander through sleepy fishing villages or scale Monte Toro, the island’s highest peak, for breathtaking panoramic views. Before long, you’ll be setting sail for the land of the Pharaohs.

STANDARD EXPLORER 2-night city stay in Dubai Highlights • 2 nights at the Arabian Courtyard Hotel, bed and breakfast • Centrally located in Bur Dubai, opposite the Dubai Museum and within walking distance to the Dubai Creek • Time at leisure for your own exploration of this intriguing city

Next port of call is the subtropical city of Salalah, known as the ‘perfume city of Arabia’. You’ll be drawn to the smell of frankincense, but you can also haggle in bazaars and visit spectacular mosques in this enchanting sultanate. Your final destination is Dubai. Modern skyscrapers create an oasis of modernity surrounded by shifting sands in perhaps the world’s most opulent city. Over a full day, you can explore the shopping malls, marvel at the Burj Khalifa – the world’s tallest building – or take a safari through the Arabian Desert. You can extend your stay in Dubai if you desire to further explore this fascinating blend of ancient and modern.

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Sights of Sri Lanka, INDIA & Burma

Fly from London • 27th January 2014 • 27 nights • Balmoral • L140123

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oin Balmoral in the impossibly plush Dubai and this fabulous cruise will deliver everlasting memories, taking you to a host of spectacular destinations, including Muscat, Mumbai and Singapore. Discover exotic architecture, colourful markets and cosmopolitan cities, along with the chance to extend your stay in vibrant Hong Kong. Your Fly-CRUISE itinerary Mon 27 Jan Fly from London Tue 28 Jan Arrive Dubai, UAE Thu 30 Jan Muscat, Oman Sun 02 Feb Mumbai, India Mon 03 Feb Mumbai, India Wed 05 Feb Cochin, India Thu 06 Feb Colombo, Sri Lanka Fri 07 Feb Colombo, Sri Lanka Tue 11 Feb Yangon, Myanmar (formerly Burma) Wed 12 Feb Yangon, Myanmar (formerly Burma) Thu 13 Feb Yangon, Myanmar (formerly Burma) Sun 16 Feb Singapore Mon 17 Feb Singapore Fri 21 Feb Hong Kong, China Sat 22 Feb Fly from Hong Kong, China Sun 23 Feb Arrive London Intermediate days are at sea

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Dubai Muscat

Hong Kong Mumbai

Yangon

Cochin

Colombo Singapore

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You can choose to begin your holiday with a pre-cruise stay in Dubai. Incredible diversity defines Dubai as a remarkable place. It’s home to the world’s tallest building, a host of modern shopping malls, bustling souks and is only a stones’ throw away from the awe-inspiring Arabian Desert. You’ll then cruise to Oman to the walled city of Muscat. It’s full of history, has an air of tradition and – caught between the mountains and the sea – has a distinctly exotic location. The next few days take you to two contrasting ports of call in India. The first is Mumbai. The most modern city in India blends thriving markets with a cosmopolitan atmosphere. Once a cluster of seven islands covered with coconut palms, Mumbai is now an exciting and vibrant place, home to soaring skyscrapers, bustling bazaars, religious sites and the famed ‘Bollywood’ film industry. You’ll then call at Cochin, known as the ‘Queen of the Arabian Sea’ and home to the famous Chinese cantilevered fishing nets, which hang eerily over the water. There’s also the chance to take an extended overland tour to witness one of the most iconic sights in the world, the magnificent Taj Mahal. Your next destination is Sri Lanka’s capital, Colombo, a colourful patchwork of markets, gardens and historical attractions. Explore the historic Fort district, the lush suburb Cinnamon Gardens or the lively bazaars in Pettah. Your cruise then departs for Yangon in Myanmar (formerly Burma), a corner of Asia sheltered from the winds of change for decades. Colourful streets, lively open-air markets and friendly locals make Yangon an incredible place to explore. A two-night stay also gives plenty of time to see sights such as the Shwedagon Pagoda and Kandawgyi Gardens.

Start your holiday early Fri 24 or Sat 25 Jan for 2- or 3-night optional pre-cruise holiday PREMIUM DISCOVERY 3-night escorted tour of Dubai Highlights • 3 nights at Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa • Half day Dubai city tour • Evening dinner and entertainment on the Rustar Dhow – one of the world’s largest floating restaurants • Afternoon desert safari with BBQ dinner

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Join Balmoral in the cosmopolitan city of Dubai and set sail for Sri Lanka, India and Burma to soak up the region’s extraordinary sights and sounds.

STANDARD EXPLORER 2-night city stay in Dubai Highlights • 2 nights at the Arabian Courtyard Hotel, bed and breakfast • Centrally located in Bur Dubai, opposite the Dubai Museum and within walking distance to the Dubai Creek • Time at leisure for your own exploration of this intriguing city

Extend your holiday Sat 22 Feb for 2- or 3-night optional post-cruise holiday PREMIUM Explorer 3-night city stay in Hong Kong Highlights • 3 nights at the Langham Hong Kong Hotel, bed and breakfast • Time at leisure for your own exploration of this vibrant city STANDARD EXPLORER 2-night city stay in Hong Kong Highlights • 2 nights at the Regal Kowloon Hotel, bed and breakfast • Time at leisure for your own exploration of this vibrant city

Leaving Myanmar behind, you’ll enjoy an overnight stay in the dynamic city-state of Singapore. Try the amazing selection of food sold from street markets dotted around the city, explore the beautiful botanical gardens, and sip on a Singapore Sling in the Raffles Hotel. The cruise comes to an end in the ocean-side metropolis of Hong Kong. You also have the chance to extend your stay in this vibrant city with an optional post-cruise holiday.

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The Islands of Japan & Hawaii

Fly from London • 21st February 2014 • 27 nights • Balmoral • L140134

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iscover a mix of modern, ancient and natural beauty on this spectacular sailing of Japan and Hawaii. There’s the chance to see magnificent Mount Fuji, sample the art of fresh sushi, visit historic castles and explore major monuments with three stops in Japan, before heading to the beautiful Hawaiian Islands. Your FLY-CRUISE itinerary Fri 21 Feb Fly from London Sat 22 Feb Arrive Hong Kong, China Wed 26 Feb Hiroshima, Japan Thu 27 Feb Kobe, Osaka, Japan Sat 01 Mar Yokohama, Japan Thu 06 Mar Crossing the International Date Line Thu 06 Mar Additional day (cruising) Mon 10 Mar Nawiliwili, Kauai, Hawaii Tue 11 Mar Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii Wed 12 Mar Hilo, Hawaii Tue 18 Mar San Diego, USA Wed 19 Mar Fly from San Diego, USA Thu 20 Mar Arrive London Intermediate days are at sea

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Osaka (from Kobe) Yokohama Hiroshima

Hong Kong

San Diego

Nawiliwili Honolulu Hilo

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Tue 18 or Wed 19 Feb for 2- or 3-night optional pre-cruise holiday PREMIUM Explorer 3-night city stay in Hong Kong Highlights • 3 nights at the Langham Hong Kong Hotel, bed and breakfast • Time at leisure for your own exploration of this vibrant city STANDARD EXPLORER 2-night city stay in Hong Kong Highlights • 2 nights at the Regal Kowloon Hotel, bed and breakfast • Time at leisure for your own exploration of this vibrant city

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Start your holiday early

Extend your holiday Wed 19 Mar for 2- or 3-night optional post-cruise holiday PREMIUM Explorer 3-night city stay in San Diego Highlights • 3 nights at the Marriott Gaslamp Quarter Hotel, bed and breakfast (city tour included) • Time at leisure for your own exploration of this attractive city

Before your cruise starts you can enjoy an optional pre-cruise stay in the bustling city of Hong Kong before joining Balmoral and heading to Hiroshima. This lively and vibrant city seamlessly blends hi-tech infrastructure and architecture with traditional Japanese buildings. Next up is Osaka, a city steeped in history, where archaeological finds date back thousands of years. Enjoy one of the world’s largest aquariums, explore beautiful castles or take a tour to Kyoto, Japan’s former imperial capital. The final destination in Japan is Yokohama, where you can ride the world’s tallest Ferris wheel or visit Landmark Tower where, on a clear day, you’ll have a spectacular view of Tokyo and Mount Fuji in all its glory. Balmoral then takes you to the stunning islands of Hawaii. This beautiful destination boasts an abundance of gorgeous beaches, fabulous sunsets, dormant volcanoes and exotic flora and fauna. You’ll visit the island paradise of Nawiliwili with its wonderful sights and idyllic scenery. Take a kayak tour to explore the local

rivers and hike through a national wildlife refuge, passing shimmering waterfalls. Honolulu is your second Hawaii destination. Built on top of an extinct volcano, the island is overloaded with gorgeous landscapes, beautiful beaches and there’s an active, vibrant nightlife too. Journey into modern history with a visit to Pearl Harbour, or enjoy the host of sophisticated galleries and museums. Your last stop in Hawaii is Hilo. Highlights include the Volcanoes National Park, the botanical gardens, farmers markets, Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and the Lyman Mission House Museum.

STANDARD EXPLORER 2-night city stay in San Diego Highlights • 2 nights at the Hilton Harbour Island Hotel, bed and breakfast • Time at leisure for your own exploration of this attractive city

Enjoy the final day of your cruise in San Diego, renowned for its perfect climate and 70 miles of pristine beaches. From this quintessential Californian beach resort, you can visit the world famous zoo, or head to La Jolla with its Mediterranean atmosphere. There’s also the chance to extend your stay in this attractive city with an optional post-cruise holiday.

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The Americas & the Caribbean

Fly from London • 19th March 2014 • 31 nights • Balmoral • L140141

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ead to a world of golden sands, mountains and jungles on this wonderful month-long sailing. Marvel at the stunning, lush flora and fauna of Guatemala and Costa Rica and relax on the beautiful beaches of Mexico and Caribbean islands. There’s even the chance to start your holiday early in the fabulous city of San Diego. Your FLY-CRUISE itinerary Wed 19 Mar Fly from London Wed 19 Mar Arrive San Diego, USA Sun 23 Mar Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico Tue 25 Mar Acapulco, Mexico Thu 27 Mar Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala Sat 29 Mar Puntarenas, Costa Rica Mon 31 Mar Cruise Panama Canal Thu 03 Apr Willemstad, Curacao Sat 05 Apr Bridgetown, Barbados Sun 06 Apr Castries, St. Lucia Mon 07 Apr St. John’s, Antigua Tue 08 Apr Philipsburg, St. Maarten Tue 15 Apr Ponta Delgada, Azores Sat 19 Apr Arrive Southampton Intermediate days are at sea

Ponta Delgada San Diego

Puerto Vallarta Acapulco

St. Lucia

Puerto Quetzal Puntarenas

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Panama Canal

St. Maarten Antigua Barbados

Curaçao

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Sun 16 or Mon 17 for 2- or 3-night optional pre-cruise holiday PREMIUM EXPLORER 3-night city stay in San Diego Highlights • 3 nights at the Marriott Gaslamp Quarter Hotel, bed and breakfast (city tour included) • Time at leisure for your own exploration of this attractive city

This cruise to the Americas and Caribbean sets off from San Diego. Start your holiday early with an optional two- or three-night precruise stay in this gorgeous city or join Balmoral and head straight for the beaches of Mexico. Your first stop is Puerto Vallarta. It’s a superb resort with blissful beaches and wonderful weather. You’ll be drawn to the sculptures of the Malecon Walkway where there are also many trendy bars and restaurants. Next stop is glamorous Acapulco, made famous in the ‘50s by the rich and famous – Elizabeth Taylor and Frank Sinatra among them. This sweeping bay is surely one of Mexico’s most fabulous vistas. If you can bear to leave the beach, a visit to see the cliff divers of La Quebrada is a must. These daring divers make perfectly timed jumps from jagged cliffs into huge waves, crashing into a bay that’s just 7m wide. Balmoral then sails to Guatemala and Costa Rica. Here, you can explore both country’s rich flora and fauna. Stunning beaches, volcanic peaks, subtropical forest and sulphurous lakes are some of the many natural wonders. You’ll get the chance to spot exotic wildlife, including spider monkeys, toucans and iguanas. It’s a photographers’ dream!

Balmoral then takes you through the impressive Panama Canal. The Big Ditch lifts our vessel by a fascinating feat of mechanics aided by on-shore mule locomotives through three great locks. Next you’ll cruise into the Caribbean, touring some of the most beautiful islands in the world. The first call is Willemstad on the island of Curaçao, its rich Dutch history dating back to the 16th century. Discover the bustling waterfront, open-air market, beautiful beaches and the aquarium. The paradise island of Barbados is your next stop. When you leave the ship, you’ll be struck by the scent of sugarcane. Fringed with 70 miles of beaches, Barbados has a balmy, tropical climate. The capital, Bridgetown, offers a wealth of duty free shops and is home to the famous Kensington Oval cricket stadium.

STANDARD EXPLORER 2-night city stay in San Diego Highlights • 2 nights at the Hilton Harbour Island Hotel, bed and breakfast • Time at leisure for your own exploration of this attractive city

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Start your holiday early

Visit the gorgeous islands of St. Lucia, Antigua and St. Maarten before reaching the final call, Ponta Delgada. This cosmopolitan town offers a mix of contemporary life and historic flavours with its cobbled streets and monuments rubbing shoulders with modern marinas and shopping. Your cruise to the Americas and Caribbean is coming to a close, but your holiday continues as Balmoral sails back to Southampton.

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SOUTH AMERICAN DISCOVERY

Sails from Southampton • 14th January 2014 • 33 nights • Black Watch • W140112

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eading far south, this exciting cruise takes you to a host of fantastic countries, including Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina. Highlights include an overnight stay in Rio – the city of carnival and samba – and seductive Buenos Aires. Discover world-famous landmarks, enchanting beaches and stunning scenery. There’s also the opportunity to extend your stay on mysterious Easter Island.

Your FLY-CRUISE itinerary Tue 14 Jan Depart Southampton Sat 18 Jan Funchal, Madeira Wed 22 Jan Praia, Cape Verde Islands Mon 27 Jan Recife, Brazil Thu 30 Jan Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Fri 31 Jan Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Mon 03 Feb Montevideo, Uruguay Tue 04 Feb Buenos Aires, Argentina Wed 05 Feb Buenos Aires, Argentina Sun 09 Feb Ushuaia, Argentina Mon 10 Feb Cruise Cape Horn Tue 11 Feb Scenic cruise Chilean Fjords Wed 12 Feb Scenic cruise Chilean Fjords Sat 15 Feb Fly from Valparaiso, Chile Sun 16 Feb Arrive London Intermediate days are at sea

Madeira

Praia

Recife

Rio de Janeiro Valparaiso

Buenos Aires Montevideo

Chilean Fjords

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Extend your holiday Sat 15 Feb for 2- or 4-night optional post-cruise holiday

After stopping at the ‘garden island’ of Madeira, Black Watch will take you to Cape Verdes. The bewitching blend of Portuguese and African influences makes these islands quite unusual. The largest of the islands, Santiago, welcomes you with its lush interior, sandy beaches, impressive mountains and its capital city, Praia.

PREMIUM DISCOVERY 4-night escorted tour of Santiago and Easter Island Highlights • City highlights tour of Valparaiso • City tour of Santiago • 2 nights at the Hotel Ritz Carlton in Santiago • 2 nights at the Hotel Iorana on Easter Island • Full day and half day tours of mysterious Easter Island

You’ll then cruise to Brazil. Powdery white beaches, rainforests, electric cities and a warm welcome make it a must-see country. From Recife, you can explore the historic UNESCO World Heritage Site in nearby Olinda or enjoy Boa Viagem’s enchanting sandy beaches and warm emerald waters. Next, you’ll feel the romance of Rio de Janeiro – the home of carnival and samba. Planted between forest-covered mountains and breathtaking beaches, you’ll be overwhelmed by the ‘Marvellous City’. Visit Sugar Loaf Mountain, bask on the white sands of Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, and gaze in awe at the inspiring statue of Christ the Redeemer. Next, visit the thrilling city of Montevideo in Uruguay. The historic downtown district is overflowing with art deco and neoclassical buildings: a fascinating place to explore on foot. Your cruise adventure then brings you to the vivacious and seductive city of Buenos Aires, famed for the tango, impressive European-style buildings and, of course, Evita Peron. Don’t miss a visit to the Avenida de Mayo. It boasts coffee houses, jazz clubs, tango bars and restaurants to suit every taste. There’s an overnight stay here so you can really get into the Latin American spirit.

Thought to be the southernmost city in the world, your next destination – Ushuaia – is one of the best places on earth to catch sight of marine life. You can see penguins, sea lions, seals and many kinds of seabird up close in their natural habitat.

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This South American discovery cruise departs from Southampton in January, providing a welcome escape from the winter weather.

STANDARD EXPLORER 2-night city stay in Santiago Highlights • 2 nights at the N H Santiago Hotel, bed and breakfast • Time at leisure for your own exploration of this attractive city

En route to the final destination of Valparaiso, you’ll enjoy two days of scenic cruising through the spectacular Chilean Fjords. Snowcapped mountains tower over these crystalline waterways, which are home to an array of wildlife including dolphins and sea lions. Should you wish to explore more of this exotic region, you can choose to extend your stay in the Chilean capital, Santiago. And if you’ve an ongoing appetite for adventure, take a four-night escorted tour of Santiago and Easter Island. It’s the world’s most remote inhabited island, famous for the monumental stone statues known as ‘Moai’. 887 of these carved heads dominate the gorgeous landscape.

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AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND & THE SOUTH PACIFIC

Fly from London • 14th February 2014 • 30 nights • Black Watch • W140123

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iscover unspoilt islands and cosmopolitan cities on this spectacular cruise to Chile and the South Pacific. Highlights include a rare visit to spellbinding Easter Island, tropical Tahiti and the Cook Islands, along with the simply stunning country of New Zealand. End your holiday in Sydney, with a full day to explore the city’s famous landmarks.

Your FLY-CRUISE itinerary Fri 14 Feb Fly from London Sat 15 Feb Arrive Valparaiso, Chile Mon 17 Feb Robinson Crusoe Island, Chile Sat 22 Feb Hanga Roa (Easter Island), Chile Fri 28 Feb Papeete, Tahiti Sun 02 Mar Rarotonga, Cook Islands Tue 04 Mar Crossing International Date Line Wed 05 Mar Lost day Sat 08 Mar Auckland, New Zealand Sun 09 Mar Auckland, New Zealand Mon 10 Mar Bay of Islands, New Zealand Fri 14 Mar Sydney, Australia Sat 15 Mar Fly from Sydney, Australia Sun 16 Mar Arrive London Intermediate days are at sea

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Start your holiday early Tue 11 or Wed 12 Feb for 2- or 3-night optional pre-cruise holiday PREMIUM EXPLORER 3-night city stay in Santiago Highlights • 3 nights at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, bed and breakfast • Time at leisure for your own exploration of Santiago STANDARD EXPLORER 2-night city stay in Santiago Highlights • 2 nights at the NH Santiago Hotel, bed and breakfast • Time at leisure for your own exploration of Santiago

Next is the relaxed town of Hanga Roa, on spellbinding Easter Island. The island is famous for its monumental stone statues known as ‘Moai’. 887 of these imposing carved heads dominate the beautiful landscape and are key to the island’s distinct history and cultural past.

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Then move on to bask in the tropical splendour of Tahiti. The port of Papeete is a vibrant place where you can haggle in bustling markets and marvel at the pearl shops. While you’re here, take a tour of the island to discover its many natural wonders.

Sat 15 Mar for 2- or 3-night optional post-cruise holiday PREMIUM EXPLORER 2- or 3-night city stay in Sydney Highlights • 2 or 3 nights at the Sofitel Wentworth Hotel, bed and breakfast • Walking distance to famous landmarks and cultural sites • Time for your own exploration of this vibrant, energetic city

Rarotonga is the largest of the Cook Islands. Jagged mountains, dense jungle and gleaming white beaches make this Pacific paradise the perfect place to soak up the sun or snorkel amongst multicoloured tropical fish. Following the gorgeous Pacific Islands, cruise to New Zealand where one of the world’s most varied and striking landscapes meets a vibrant, cosmopolitan atmosphere. Auckland is your first port of call. Known as the ‘City of Sails’, it’s virtually ringed by the sea. Admire the glittering sky-high apartments and a delightful harbour brimming with tempting shops and restaurants. The surrounding area offers you a wonderful array of attractions and experiences. Sunbathe on beaches, witness waterfalls, explore native bush, watch for whales, hop between islands, visit the War Memorial Museum, and if you’re a wine-lover, take a tasting tour of the vineyards on Waiheke Island. Black Watch then sails into New Zealand’s beautiful Bay of Islands. On his first visit here in 1769, Captain Cook chose the name because of the 150 or so islands dotted around its deep-blue waters. Russell was the first permanent European settlement in New Zealand and is a great place to relax while soaking up the verdant ocean-side vistas.

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Join Black Watch in the bustling Chilean port of Valparaiso. From here you’ll journey to some of Chile’s most fascinating islands. You’ll first reach Robinson Crusoe Island. The story of a sailor who was marooned here is believed to have helped inspire the book Robinson Crusoe. You’ll find it easy to see why UNESCO declared the island a World Biosphere Reserve in 1977. Unique species including the Juan Fernandez Firecrown Hummingbird, the Fur Seal and the Magellanic Penguin all make their home on this remarkable isle.

Your cruise comes to a close in the lively and cosmopolitan Australian city, Sydney. This instantly recognisable destination is alive with things to do and see. Take a stroll over the Harbour Bridge, gaze up at the iconic Opera House, get lost in the Royal Botanical Gardens, jump into the surf on Bondi Beach, or hunt for sea dragons off Botany Bay. If you’re keen to keep your adventure going, you’ll have the option of a post-cruise stay in Sydney.

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AUSTRALIA & UNDISCOVERED ASIA

Fly from London • 13th March 2014 • 22 nights • Black Watch • W140134

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oin Black Watch in Sydney and this fantastic cruise first takes you to three ports in Australia, presenting you with varied flavours of what this country has to offer. Head to Papua New Guinea, a fascinating place with over 700 languages and 600 islands, before reaching exotic Borneo and Brunei. Your cruise ends in the dynamic and energetic city of Singapore. Your Fly-CRUISE itinerary Thu 13 Mar Fly from London Sat 15 Mar Arrive Sydney, Australia Mon 17 Mar Brisbane, Australia Wed 19 Mar Townsville, Australia Thu 20 Mar Cairns, Australia Sun 23 Mar Rabaul, Papua New Guinea Tue 25 Mar Madang, Papua New Guinea Mon 31 Mar Kota Kinabalu, Borneo Tue 01 Apr Muara, Brunei Thu 03 Apr Singapore Fri 04 Apr Fly from Singapore Sat 05 Apr Arrive London Intermediate days are at sea

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Next, you’ll reach Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Sabah Province on the tropical island of Borneo. It’s the perfect base from which to explore the lush rainforest and incredible Mount Kinabalu. The island is home to the Orangutan and there may be a chance to see some of these magnificent animals in the Orangutan Sanctuary. The following day, you’ll visit another exotic port of call – Muara in Brunei. The land here is almost entirely covered by unspoilt, rich tropical rainforest, abundant with flora and fauna. No doubt you’ll be awestruck by the Sir Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque and the Islamic art in the Brunei Museum. After your adventures in Malaysia and Brunei, your cruise reaches its final destination, Singapore. Vibrant, modern and energetic, this stunning city-state is a collage of sheer steel towers, British colonial architecture and ancient temples. You’ll be enrapt by this exciting playground. Must-see sights such as the Zoo, Gardens of the Bay and Jurong Bird Park all vie for your attention, as does the obligatory High Tea at the iconic Raffles Hotel. If you’d like to get closer still to Singapore, you can book our post-cruise holiday extension to enjoy two or three more nights in this mesmerising metropolis. This Australia and Undiscovered Asia Exotic Fly-Cruise travels from ‘down under’ to Singapore. You’ll join Black Watch in vibrant Sydney. You can choose to start your holiday early with an optional precruise stay, so you can really get under the skin of this exciting place. Once on board you’ll cruise straight to Brisbane. This easy-going city is lined with a series of walks, reserves and barbecue and picnic spots. You’ll find the mix of modern skyscrapers and cultural buildings an attractive backdrop. Townsville is your gateway to Australia’s greatest natural wonders. The Great Barrier Reef is to the east of the city, the vast ochre-red Outback to the west and lush rainforest to the north. Final destination in this fascinating country is Cairns. Visit the Esplanade – a boulevard with cafés, bars, piazzas and many fine historic buildings – perfect for a spot of people watching. Leaving Australian waters behind, you’ll then cruise north for Papua New Guinea and the ports of Rabaul and Madang. You’ll love these laid-back places where you can take it easy and relax by the ocean. With over 700 languages and 600 tribal islands, you’ll truly feel a world away in Papua New Guinea.

Start your holiday early Mon 10 or Tue 11 Mar for 2- or 3-night optional pre-cruise holiday PREMIUM EXPLORER 2- or 3-night city stay in Sydney Highlights • 2 or 3 nights at the Sofitel Wentworth Hotel, bed and breakfast • Walking distance to famous landmarks and cultural sites • Time for your own exploration of this vibrant, energetic city

Extend your holiday Fri 04 Apr for 2- or 3-night optional post-cruise holiday PREMIUM EXPLORER 2- or 3-night city stay in Singapore Highlights • 2 or 3 nights at the Swissotel The Stamford Hotel, bed and breakfast • Walking distance to famous landmarks and cultural sites • Time for your own exploration of this relaxed city

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FAR EAST, INDIA & ARABIA

Fly from London • 3rd April 2014 • 20 nights • Black Watch • W140145

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tarting in cosmopolitan Singapore, this spectacular cruise heads to India, a hectic, colourful country that is both modern and ancient. Enjoy a visit to cultural Chennai, and discover Mumbai’s skyscrapers and bustling bazaars. Your cruise ends with a call into Salalah, the ‘perfume city of Arabia’. You can also choose to extend your holiday to see the ancient city of Petra.

Your FLY-CRUISE itinerary Thu 03 Apr Fly from London Fri 04 Apr Arrive Singapore Mon 07 Apr Port Blair, Andaman Islands Thu 10 Apr Chennai, India Mon 14 Apr Mumbai, India Thu 17 Apr Salalah, Oman Wed 23 Apr Fly from Aqaba, Jordan Wed 23 Apr Arrive London Intermediate days are at sea

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Explore Singapore on our optional pre-cruise holiday for a two or three-night stay. The city has a heady mixture of pan-Asian cultures, ethnicities and cuisines. The immense natural beauty, British colonial architecture, modern skyscrapers and ancient temples make this a place ripe for exploration. As your cruise starts, you’ll sail from Singapore straight to the far-flung Andaman Islands. Port Blair is the largest city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands group. Take a catamaran to nearby Havelock Island, a paradise for snorkellers, enjoy a Tuk Tuk ride around the city for a glimpse into the history of Port Blair and the local life or visit nearby Ross Island, home to many ruins from the island’s splendid past. You’ll next visit Chennai where you can explore the markets of George Town or Theagaraya Nagar or stroll along Marina Beach. Chennai is known for its classical and traditional dance shows and Hindu temples, as well as the very modern Tamil film industry. Moving on to Mumbai, you’ll walk down streets packed with colonial architecture, temples, mosques and bazaars, bursting with life. You also won’t want to miss the Victoria Railway Terminus, the Gateway of India and the Ghandi Memorial Museum.

Start your holiday early Mon 31 Mar or Tue 01 Apr for 2- or 3-night optional pre-cruise holiday PREMIUM EXPLORER 2- or 3-night city stay in Singapore Highlights • 2 or 3 nights at the Swissotel The Stamford Hotel, bed and breakfast • Walking distance to famous landmarks and cultural sites • Time for your own exploration of this relaxed city

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This Far East, India and Arabia cruise will take you on a cultural journey. On this adventure, you’ll see many of the most iconic sights this part of the world has to offer.

Extend your holiday Wed 23 Apr for 2- or 4-night optional post-cruise holiday PREMIUM DISCOVERY 4-night escorted tour of Amman, Petra and Wadi Rum Highlights • Tour of Wadi Rum • 2 nights at the Petra Movenpick Hotel • Full day tour of Petra • 2 nights at the Intercontinental Hotel in Amman • City tours of Amman and Jerash STANDARD EXPLORER 2-night city stay in Amman Highlights • 2 nights at the Amman Alqaser Hotel, bed and breakfast • Time for your own exploration of Amman

Black Watch then takes you to Oman. Capital of the country’s southern region, Salalah is known as the ‘perfume city of Arabia’ and is famous for its frankincense. Your must-see sights include the eye-catching Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque and the Haffa and Al-Husn souks, which sell gold and silver products, incense, perfumes and frankincense resin. After Oman, you can enjoy a few days at sea to relax after your adventures ashore. You’ll then arrive in Aqaba where your cruise draws to a close. That is, unless, you opt to extend your stay by exploring Jordan’s deserts. There, you’ll absorb the fascinating landscapes of Wadi Rum and discover the ancient ‘Pink City’ of Petra, carved into a solid rock face.

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ANCIENT PETRA & ALEXANDRIA

Fly from London • 22nd April 2014 • 16 nights • Black Watch • W140151

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ourney to the land of the Pharaohs and discover an ancient world of archaeological treasures. This wonderful cruise offers an opportunity to see the ancient pyramids of Giza, or simply relax on the gorgeous Red Sea beaches. End your holiday in the historic city of Valletta and the very British Gibraltar. Your FLY-CRUISE itinerary Wed 23 Apr Fly from London Wed 23 Apr Arrive Aqaba, Jordan Fri 25 Apr Safaga, Egypt Sat 26 Apr Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt Sun 27 Apr Cruise Suez Canal Mon 28 Apr Alexandria, Egypt Thu 01 May Valletta, Malta Sun 04 May Gibraltar Thu 08 May Arrive Southampton Intermediate days are at sea

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Black Watch then makes its way to Malta’s capital, Valletta. Here, you can immerse yourself in this tiny island’s epic and heroic history. This 16th century walled city with its Grand Harbour is a treasure-chest full of baroque architecture. Your final port of call is Gibraltar. Resolutely British for nearly 300 years, its unique setting unites the familiar – the helmeted policemen and Marks & Spencer – with an extrovert Mediterranean mood. Take a trip to see the Barbary apes, grab some duty free shopping or board a cable car to enjoy grandstanding views to nearby Africa. Finally, you’ll enjoy some relaxing days at sea before heading home to Southampton, where this fantastic cruise comes to a close.

Start your holiday early Sat 19 or Mon 21 Apr for 2- or 4-night optional pre-cruise holiday PREMIUM DISCOVERY 4-night escorted tour of Amman, Petra and Wadi Rum Highlights • 2 nights at the Intercontinental Hotel in Amman • City tours of Amman and Jerash • 2 nights at the Petra Movenpick Hotel • Full day tour of Petra • Tour of Wadi Rum

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of the Ancient World. From here you can also visit Cairo and the Pyramids of Giza.

standard explorer 2-night city stay in Amman Highlights • 2 nights at the Amman Alqaser Hotel, bed and breakfast • Time for your own exploration of Amman

Discover the wonders of Jordan and Egypt during this fascinating exploration of the Middle East. We recommend you take an optional pre-cruise holiday extension so you can encounter the archaeological treasures of Jordan. Discover the lost city of Petra – the so-called ‘Pink City’ etched into a solid rock face – and marvel at the dramatic landscapes of Wadi Rum. You’ll then cruise to Egypt, calling first at Safaga on the Red Sea coast. This port isn’t just about sun, sea and sand: It’s also the gateway to the stunning temples of Luxor and Karnak and the Valley of the Kings. Sharm el-Sheikh is your next destination. Relax on the beach or snorkel through multi-coloured coral reefs alive with rainbow-hued fish. For the most vivid snorkelling, wade into the crystal clear waters near Ras Mohammed Park and Naama Bay. Your last port in Egypt is historic Alexandria. The city and its surrounding areas boast an impressive collection of landmarks, including the Roman amphitheatre, ancient catacombs and the site of the great Pharos Lighthouse – one of the Seven Wonders

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EMBARK FOR EGYPT & THE EMIRATES

Sails from Southampton • 4th January 2015 • 24 nights • Balmoral • L150113

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tarting in the gorgeous ports of Malaga and Valletta, this exotic fly-cruise takes you on a journey across the Middle East to Egypt, Jordan, Oman and the United Arab Emirates, by way of the Suez Canal. Immerse yourself in a mix of ancient and modern, with a chance to see magnificent pyramids, the lost city of Petra, and the skyscrapers of Abu Dhabi.

Your FLY-CRUISE itinerary Sun 04 Jan Depart Southampton Thu 08 Jan Malaga, Spain Sun 11 Jan Valletta, Malta Wed 14 Jan Port Said, Egypt Thu 15 Jan Cruise Suez Canal Fri 16 Jan Safaga, Egypt Sat 17 Jan Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt Sun 18 Jan Aqaba, Jordan Sun 25 Jan Muscat, Oman Mon 26 Jan Fujairah, UAE Tue 27 Jan Abu Dhabi, UAE Wed 28 Jan Fly from Dubai, UAE Wed 28 Jan Arrive London Intermediate days are at sea

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Malaga Valletta

Port Said Aqaba Dubai Suez Canal Sharm el-Sheikh Safaga Fujairah Abu Dhabi Muscat

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Extend your holiday Wed 28 Jan for 2- or 3-night optional post-cruise holiday PREMIUM DISCOVERY 3-night escorted tour of Dubai Highlights • Half day Dubai city tour • 3 nights at Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa • Evening dinner and entertainment on the Rustar Dhow – one of the world’s largest floating restaurants • Afternoon desert safari with BBQ dinner

Then your adventure begins in earnest, as Balmoral heads for the land of the Pharaohs. First port of call in Egypt brings you to Port Said. From here you can choose to visit the ancient Pyramids of Giza. The following day is spent transiting the marvel of engineering that is the Suez Canal. This impressive man-made waterway crosses the Isthmus of Suez, dividing the Mediterranean from the Red Sea. It’s 101 miles long and one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes. The next day brings Safaga, where the black sand beaches and clear seas are popular amongst divers, windsurfers and sun-worshippers. For a glimpse into the ancient past of Egypt, take a tour to see the majestic temples of Luxor and Karnak or visit the historic Valley of the Kings. Your final call in Egypt is the beach resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, where snorkelling, water-skiing and swimming are all popular activities. This is thanks to the fabulous sandy beaches and colourful coral reefs, which are teeming with rainbow-hued fish and magnificent sea-gardens. Onwards to Jordan and the port of Aqaba, where tours to the world-famous stone-city of Petra are a must. This magnificent wonder is made up of tombs carved from the sandstone hills more than 2,000 years ago.

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Balmoral sets sail for the fabulous city of Malaga – Picasso’s birthplace – where the Moorish Alcazaba Fortress awaits your exploration. Tours to Granada and the glorious Alhambra Palace are also highly recommended. Next you’ll visit Valletta, one of the most scenic ports of arrival anywhere.

STANDARD EXPLORER 2-night city stay in Dubai Highlights • 2 nights at the Arabian Courtyard Hotel, bed and breakfast • Centrally located in Bur Dubai, opposite the Dubai Museum and within walking distance to the Dubai Creek • Time at leisure for your own exploration of this intriguing city

of modern skyscrapers, traditional souks and long, white sand beaches. Don’t miss the well-preserved Al Maqtaa Fort, the Qasr Al Hosn Palace and the fabulous Grand Mosque – it’s the third largest in the world, with over a thousand columns and 80 marble domes. You then head for Dubai, on the south of the Arabian Peninsula. For the chance to explore this unique city, book the optional threenight post-cruise extension and enjoy many highlights including a desert safari, a city tour and dinner on one of the world’s largest floating restaurants. Or to explore on your own, choose the twonight city stay – perfect for more independently-minded travellers.

Muscat is the next port of call. The city has history, an air of tradition and a distinctly exotic location. The main sights include the Al Jalili and Al Mirani forts, the Grand Mosque, Mutrah Souk, Bait az-Zubair Museum and the Qasr Al Alam Royal Palace. Your cruise then reaches the United Arab Emirates, a world of opulence, iconic buildings and beaches to die for. The first call is the cultural and historic city of Fujairah, where you can find the UAE’s oldest mosque – Al Badiyah Mosque – and local souks selling spices and textiles. The capital, Abu Dhabi, is your next stop. There’s a wonderful mix

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BOMBAY, BURMA & THE FAR EAST

Fly from London • 27th January 2015 • 33 nights • Balmoral • L150135

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isit beautiful, undiscovered islands and destinations off the tourist trail on this epic fly-cruise to the Far East. Enjoy an overnight stay in glorious Burma; explore the diverse city of Kuala Lumpur; look out for the world’s largest lizard on Komodo Island; and cruise the stunning Japanese Ryukyu Islands.

Your FLY-CRUISE itinerary Tue 27 Jan Fly from London Wed 28 Jan Arrive Dubai, UAE Sun 01 Feb Mumbai, India Tue 03 Feb Cochin, India Thu 05 Feb Galle, Sri Lanka Dubai Sun 08 Feb Port Blair, Andaman Islands Tue 10 Feb Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) Wed 11 Feb Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) Sat 14 Feb Kuala Lumpur (from Port Klang), Malaysia Tue 17 Feb Semarang, Indonesia Thu 19 Feb Komodo Island, Indonesia Fri 20 Feb Ujung Pandang (Makassar), Indonesia Mon 23 Feb Cebu, Philippines Thu 26 Feb Naha, Okinawa, Japan Fri 27 Feb Cruising Ryukyu Islands Sun 01 Mar Fly from Tokyo, Japan Sun 01 Mar Arrive London Intermediate days are at sea

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Yangon Port Blair

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Makassar

Komodo Island

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Start your holiday early Sat 24 or Sun 25 Jan for 2- or 3-night optional pre-cruise holiday PREMIUM DISCOVERY 3-night escorted tour of Dubai Highlights • 3 nights at Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa • Half day Dubai city tour • Afternoon desert safari with BBQ dinner • Evening dinner and entertainment on the Rustar Dhow – one of the world’s largest floating restaurants

The first stop on your cruise brings you to India and the exciting, chaotic city of Mumbai; a world of skyscrapers, bustling bazaars, religious sites and the vibrant film industry known as Bollywood. Next enjoy a day in the ‘Queen of the Arabian Sea’, Cochin. It’s a melting pot of different cultures and religions, showcased in the buildings, ranging from the oldest synagogue in the British Commonwealth to the austere Mattancherry Palace. You’ll then sail to Sri Lanka off the south-east coast of India. This small, exotic island is full to bursting point with cultural and natural treasures, with a coastline lapped by crystal clear waters and dotted with palm trees. Visit Galle for its superb selection of buildings and breathtaking views of the ocean. Next is the untouched Andaman Islands with a call into Port Blair. Explore the city by Tuk Tuk or take a catamaran to nearby Havelock Island to relax on the gorgeous beaches. The following two days are spent in the former Burmese capital, Yangon. Hidden in a corner of Asia that’s barely changed for decades, this fascinating country is incredible to behold. Strolling through Yangon one of the first things you’ll see is the Shwedagon Pagoda. Just under 100 metres in height, this gold-coloured structure commands the skyline; the interior beauty is only matched by the outer craftsmanship. The journey then brings you to Port Klang, Malaysia’s largest seaport. Take a tour to the nearby cosmopolitan city of Kuala Lumpur, full of multicultural character and an impressive urban landscape. Incredibly diverse, it boasts shopping, fine dining, and a skyline dominated by the magnificent Petronas Towers. Next up is Indonesia, an archipelago of some 17,000 islands, brimming with pristine white sand beaches, volcanic ranges and lush rainforests. Three fantastic ports of call in this wonderful country give you three contrasting experiences. First is the city of Semarang; no trip here would be complete without a visit to the magnificent Temple of Borobudur, one of the greatest Buddhist monuments in the world.

Second stop in Indonesia is the exotic island of Komodo, home to the unique Komodo Dragon, the world’s largest lizard. The surrounding seas have extensive coral reefs, mangrove swamps and sea-grass beds - sharks, dolphins, manta rays, sea turtles and whales all live here . Your final call in this tropical archipelago is Ujung Pandang, also known as Makassar. From here you can discover rustic fishing villages and local cultures, to immerse yourself in the many traditions of Indonesia. Then on to the beautiful island of Cebu in the Philippines. In Cebu City, take in the splendid view from the Tops observation deck, visit the Taoist Temple to discover the island’s Chinese heritage and sample Philippine delicacies from the many street stalls. Balmoral then heads for Japan and first call is the city of Naha, located on Okinawa Island. There’s a popular beach and a main street packed with stores, restaurants and bars. For a more historical aspect, visit the Shuri Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The following day will be spent cruising past the string of subtropical Ryukyu Islands – an experience not to be forgotten.

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Balmoral embarks on this fascinating journey from Dubai. Choose to fly out early and enjoy a two- or three-night stay in this unique city before joining the ship.

STANDARD EXPLORER 2-night city stay in Dubai Highlights • 2 nights at the Arabian Courtyard Hotel, bed and breakfast • Centrally located in Bur Dubai, opposite the Dubai Museum and within walking distance of the Dubai Creek • Time at leisure for your own exploration of this intriguing city

Extend your holiday Sun 01 Mar for 2- or 3-night optional post-cruise holiday PREMIUM DISCOVERY 3-night escorted tour of Tokyo Highlights • 3 nights at the Peninsula Hotel • Visits to Tokyo Tower, the Imperial Palace Plaza, Meiji Jinju Shrine, Asakusa Kannon Temple and Nakamise Shopping Street • Full day tour of Hakone, with the chance to ride the Hakone Ropeway, visit Owakudani Valley and cruise Lake Ashi • Full day tour visiting: Kotokuin Temple (Giant Buddha); the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine; Komachi Shopping Street; Roppongi; and Ginza STANDARD EXPLORER 2-night city stay in Tokyo Highlights • 2 nights at the New Otani Hotel, bed and breakfast • Time at leisure for your own exploration of Tokyo

Your cruise comes to an end in the metropolis of Tokyo. Should you wish to explore this fascinating city – home to ultra-modern Bullet Trains and skyscrapers, delicious sushi and volcanic Mount Fuji – book on our post-cruise holiday extension for an epic three-night escorted tour or two-night city stay.

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ANCIENT & MODERN CITIES OF ASIA

Fly from London • 28th February 2015 • 31 nights • Balmoral • L150157

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his month-long sailing visits a host of fascinating destinations. Absorb the modern, ancient and natural beauty of Japan; visit the exhilarating metropolis of Shanghai; take a tour to see part of the not-to-be-missed Great Wall of China; enjoy overnight stays in the exotic cities of Chan May, Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok; and relax on the gorgeous sands of Koh Samui.

Your FLY-CRUISE itinerary Sat 28 Feb Fly from London Sun 01 Mar Arrive Tokyo, Japan Tue 03 Mar Kobe, Osaka, Japan Thu 05 Mar Nagasaki, Japan Fri 06 Mar Jeju City, South Korea Sat 07 Mar Seoul (from Incheon), South Korea Mon 09 Mar Beijing (from Tianjin Xingang), China Tue 10 Mar Beijing (from Tianjin Xingang), China Wed 11 Mar Dalian, China Fri 13 Mar Shanghai, China Mon 16 Mar Hong Kong, China Wed 18 Mar Chan May, Vietnam Thu 19 Mar Chan May, Vietnam Fri 20 Mar Nha Trang, Vietnam Sat 21 Mar Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Sun 22 Mar Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Tue 24 Mar Sihanoukville, Cambodia Wed 25 Mar Bangkok (from Laem Chabang), Thailand Thu 26 Mar Bangkok (from Laem Chabang), Thailand Fri 27 Mar Nathon (Koh Samui), Thailand Sun 29 Mar Singapore Mon 30 Mar Fly from Singapore Tue 31 Mar Arrive London Intermediate days are at sea

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Your first full day ashore will be spent in Osaka, one of Japan’s most historic cities. Virtually flattened during World War II, it has been rebuilt with modernistic buildings such as the Umeda Sky Building and Imperial Hotel. However, it still holds an air of tradition and no call here would be complete with a visit to Osaka Castle. Your final call in Japan is Nagasaki, home to temples, museums and the Christian Urakami Cathedral. The following day brings Jeju Island, known as ‘the Hawaii of Korea’, blessed with volcanoes, waterfalls and the Jeju Stone Park. Balmoral then sails to Incheon for the ancient city of Seoul – a real once-in-a-lifetime destination, where the traditional and the cutting-edge sit side-by-side in perfect harmony. Enjoy sampling the outstanding cuisine served in the city’s excellent restaurants. Then enjoy two days in the historical and cultural city of Tianjin. From here you can take a tour to China’s capital, Beijing, and discover the city’s famous landmarks including Tiananmen Square, the National Stadium and the gardens, temples and shrines of the Forbidden City. There’s also the chance to visit the remarkable Great Wall of China, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Next spend a day in Dalian, known as ‘A City Built in Gardens’, it’s home to an abundance of lawns, squares, fountains and gardens. Then the exhilarating metropolis of Shanghai beckons. This ecstatic, ever-morphing city is the manifestation of China’s surge towards the future, offering a wealth of experiences. Visit the Jing’an Temple, Xujahui Cathedral and Shanghai Grand Theatre, and marvel at one of the world’s most iconic skylines, identifiable by structures such as the impressive Oriental Pearl TV Tower. Your final call into China brings you to one of earth’s most densely populated cities, Hong Kong. It’s an exciting, vibrant and hectic place, home to narrow neon-strewn streets with all manner of shops, restaurants, bars and street vendors selling all sorts of

delicacies – from beancurd to shredded jellyfish. Your journey then continues to the frantic, fascinating and incredibly beautiful country of Vietnam. First stop is the working port of Chan May, gateway to the old town of Hoi An. With two days here, there’s ample time to visit the ancient city of Danang or Hue to explore exquisite temples, galleries and museums. The next day will bring you to Nha Trang. This wonderful resort town combines stunning beaches with a bustling urban feel. Surrounded by mountain ranges and a sweeping beach stretching along a bay dotted with islands, Nha Trang is undeniably beautiful with a unique feel. The final visit to Vietnam is spent with two days in the iconic city of Ho Chi Minh. There’s plenty of time to explore this fascinating destination, home to highlands and rainforests teeming with wildlife, stunning beaches and universally acclaimed cuisine. Balmoral then sails for the exotic city of Sihanoukville, which is surrounded by white sand beaches and undeveloped, tropical islands. Unwind by the sea and enjoy fresh from the ocean seafood. For the more adventurous take a tour to the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, to see the Temple of the Emerald Buddha at the Royal Palace. Or take a once-in-a-lifetime extended overland tour to see the ancient Buddhist temple of Angkor Wat. The following two days are spent in Laem Chabang, where a tour to the vibrant, exotic city of Bangkok is a must. Countless historical sites await your exploration, including the National Museum, ancient temples and the glorious Grand Palace. You’ll then be immersed into a beach-lovers paradise – Koh Samui, Thailand’s third largest island and the most famous. There’s a fantastic selection of beaches, perfect for some relaxation before reaching Singapore.

Start your holiday early Wed 25 or Thu 26 Feb for 2- or 3-night optional pre-cruise holiday PREMIUM DISCOVERY 3-night escorted tour of Tokyo Highlights • 3 nights at the Peninsula Hotel • Full day tour visiting Kotokuin Temple (Giant Buddha), the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Roppongi and Ginza • Full day tour of Hakone, with the chance to ride the Hakone Ropeway, visit Owakudani Valley and cruise Lake Ashi • Visits to Tokyo Tower, Meiji Shrine, Asakusa Kannon Temple and Nakamise Shopping Street

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This epic voyage starts in the hi-tech metropolis of Tokyo, where there’s the chance to explore on our pre-cruise holiday extension. This vast, economic capital is not just a jungle of skyscrapers and neon lights, but also boasts an array of sites such as the temples of Asakusa and the gardens of the Imperial Palace.

STANDARD EXPLORER 2-night city stay in Tokyo Highlights • 2 nights at the New Otani Hotel, bed and breakfast • Time at leisure for your own exploration of Tokyo

Extend your holiday Mon 30 Mar for 2- or 3-night optional post-cruise holiday PREMIUM DISCOVERY 3-night escorted tour of Singapore Highlights • 3 nights at the Swissotel The Stamford • A tour of Singapore, with visits to the Merlion Park, Chinatown, Thian Hock Keng Temple and the National Orchid Garden • Visits to Arab Street and the Peranakan Museum • A 35-minute ride on the Singapore Flyer • Dinner by the Singapore River, including a 30-minute river cruise and a ride on a trishaw through the alleyways of Little India STANDARD EXPLORER 2-night city stay in Singapore Highlights • 2 nights at the Peninsula Excelsior Hotel, bed and breakfast • Time at leisure for your own exploration of Singapore

This dynamic, orderly city-state is the perfect cocktail of culture, cuisine, arts and architecture. Try the amazing selection of food sold from the street markets dotted around the city, explore the beautiful botanical gardens, and sip on a Singapore Sling in the Raffles Hotel. For a more in-depth exploration of the destination, be sure to book our post-cruise holiday extension for a two- or three-night stay.

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isit a host of beautiful and exotic treasures on this spectacular cruise to the Far East, Egypt and the Mediterranean. Explore the cultural and natural treasures of Sri Lanka, relax on the holiday island of Phuket, and visit the UNESCO-listed city centre of Malacca. Unwind on the stunning white sands of the Maldives before heading to ancient Egypt. End your holiday with visits to the historic cities of Athens, Catania and Algiers.

Your FLY-CRUISE itinerary Sun 29 Mar Fly from London Mon 30 Mar Arrive Singapore Tue 31 Mar Malacca, Malaysia Wed 01 Apr Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia Thu 02 Apr Phuket, Thailand Sun 05 Apr Hambantota, Sri Lanka Mon 06 Apr Colombo, Sri Lanka Wed 08 Apr Utheemu, Maldives Thu 09 Apr Uligamu, Maldives Mon 13 Apr Salalah, Oman Sat 18 Apr Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt Sun 19 Apr Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt Mon 20 Apr Cruise Suez Canal Tue 21 Apr Alexandria, Egypt Thu 23 Apr Athens (from Piraeus), Greece Sat 25 Apr Catania, Sicily, Italy Mon 27 Apr Algiers, Algeria Sat 28 Apr Cartagena, Spain Thu 30 Apr Lisbon, Portugal Sun 03 May Arrive Southampton Intermediate days are at sea

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Once embarked on Balmoral, your first port of call is Malacca in Malaysia. Listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 2008, the city centre has a mix of old and new architecture, with plenty to appeal to any visitor. Next is Georgetown in Penang. Situated on the northeast coast, this city has lots of Chinese flavour and abounds in ‘old world’ charm. At the centre is Fort Cornwallis, constructed by the British in the 18th century. Within the walls of the fort is remarkable cannon called Seri Rambai. Idyllic Phuket is surrounded by clear blue waters and spectacular beaches edged by palm trees, it’s a beach lovers’ dream. You’ll then head for the exotic island of Sri Lanka, with two days to get a real taste of what this wonderful destination has to offer. The first stop is Hambantota, a maiden call for Fred. Olsen. The tranquil city, tucked in the south east corner of the country, is rich in natural beauty and wildlife. Worth a visit are the temples at Kataragama and the Bundala National Park – home to lagoons, beaches and forestry with over 200 species of birds, including the Greater Flamingo. The following day brings the fascinating city of Colombo. Visit Pettah, the local bazaar, for an amazing array of goods at bargain prices, or explore the beautiful Buddhist and Hindu temples, mosques and the Colombo Museum.

preparing you for the second part of your epic journey. Salalah is the ‘perfume city of Arabia’. The sights include the eyecatching Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque and the Haffa and Al-Husn souks, which sell gold and silver products, incense, perfumes and frankincense resin. Following on from Oman, Balmoral takes you to the land of the Pharaohs, best known for ancient pyramids, tombs and temples. First call is Sharm el-Sheikh, a great place to relax on the sandy beaches or try some snorkelling in the beautiful Red Sea, which teems with coral reefs and gorgeous rainbow-hued fish. There’s an overnight stay here, giving you plenty of time to explore or unwind as you wish. In Alexandria you can explore the Roman amphitheatre, ancient catacombs and the site of the great Pharos Lighthouse – one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Start your holiday early Thu 26 or Fri 27 Mar for 2- or 3-night optional pre-cruise holiday PREMIUM DISCOVERY 3-night escorted tour of Singapore Highlights • 3 nights at the Swissotel The Stamford • A tour of Singapore, with visits to the Merlion Park, Chinatown, Thian Hock Keng Temple and the National Orchid Garden • Visits to Arab Street and the Peranakan Museum • A 35-minute ride on the Singapore Flyer • Dinner by the Singapore River, including a 30-minute river cruise and a ride on a trishaw through the alleyways of Little India

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This wonderful holiday starts in cosmopolitan Singapore where there’s the chance to book an optional pre-cruise stay. Spend three-nights taking in the city’s famous landmarks, including the Merlion Park, Chinatown and the National Orchid Garden. There’s even a ride on the impressive Singapore Flyer included; it’s the world’s tallest Ferris wheel at 165 metres-high, with spectacular views of the city. For the more independently-minded traveller, book the two-night stay which provides ample time for your own exploration of this fascinating city-state.

STANDARD EXPLORER 2-night city stay in Singapore Highlights • 2 nights at the Peninsula Excelsior Hotel, bed and breakfast • Time at leisure for your own exploration of Singapore

Balmoral heads for the Mediterranean on the final leg of this fantastic cruise. Spend a day in Piraeus, for tours to nearby Athens. The following call is Catania on Italy’s pretty island of Sicily. Then spend a day in the bustling Algerian capital, Algiers. In the old quarter you can seek out the remains of the citadel, ancient mosques and palaces, as well as traditional shops and stalls. The following day brings the Spanish port of Cartagena. The Old Town is within the city walls and includes a natural harbour that is watched over by the medieval Castillio de la Concepcion, from which there are superb views. Final port is the Portuguese capital, Lisbon. Spread out over seven hills on the north of the River Tagus, the city has a delightful mix of palaces, art-nouveau cafés, gardens, ancient castles and splendid bridges. A fantastic destination to end this wonderful holiday.

On to the stunning beaches and impossibly blue waters of the Maldives. In the Indian Ocean, these low-lying coral islands are a paradise to divers, snorkellers and sun-worshipers. The warm waters and romantic aura of the islands have made them a firm favourite with honeymooners and those looking for a remote getaway. A perfect two days here can be spent in true relaxation,

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VOYAGE TO SOUTH AMERICA

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ourney to South America, where you’ll be captivated by the abundance of natural and cultural wonders. Highlights include the enticing city of Buenos Aires and an overnight stay in buzzing Rio de Janeiro. There’s also the chance to extend your holiday with a visit to the mighty Iguazu Falls.

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Your FLY-CRUISE itinerary Tue 06 Jan Depart Southampton Sat 10 Jan Funchal, Madeira Sun 11 Jan Santa Cruz, Tenerife Wed 14 Jan Mindelo, Cape Verde Islands Tue 20 Jan Salvador, Brazil Fri 23 Jan Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Sat 24 Jan Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Sun 25 Jan Ilhabela, Brazil Wed 28 Jan Montevideo, Uruguay Thu 29 Jan Buenos Aires, Argentina Fri 30 Jan Fly from Buenos Aires, Argentina Sat 31 Jan Arrive London Intermediate days are at sea

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Fri 30 Jan for 2- or 4-night optional post-cruise holiday PREMIUM DISCOVERY 4-night escorted tour of Buenos Aires and the Iguaza Falls Highlights • 2 nights at the Panoramic Hotel in Iguazu • Walking tour of the Iguazu Falls • A ride in all-terrain trucks through the jungle, a high speed boat ride across the Iguazu River, and a natural shower under the Falls • Tour of the Brazilian side of the Iguazu National Park • 2 nights at the Melia Hotel Buenos Aires • Evening tango show and dinner

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Extend your holiday

STANDARD EXPLORER 2-night city stay in Buenos Aires Highlights • 2 nights at the NH City Hotel, bed and breakfast • Time at leisure for your own exploration of Buenos Aires

Starting in the ‘garden island’ of Madeira, your cruise heads to Tenerife and Mindelo before heading south to Brazil. Salvador is the first stop in South America. The city’s invigorating culture is an exotic cocktail of past Portuguese influences and pulsating African traditions. Ornate churches and imposing public buildings in the clifftop Cidade Alta are monuments to the wealth once generated by sugar-cane and tobacco. There are some superb beaches nearby too. You’ll then enjoy two days exploring the city of carnival and samba, Rio de Janeiro. Planted between forest-covered mountains and breathtaking beaches, the ‘Marvellous City’ has many highlights, including Sugar Loaf Mountain, the white sands of Copacabana and Ipanema beaches and the inspiring statue of Christ the Redeemer. Next up is Ilhabela. With more than 40 superb beaches to relax on, some 350 waterfalls tumbling down to the sea and 300 species of bird, you’ll find this destination a natural paradise. The main town, Vila Ilhabela, has some delightful Portuguese colonial buildings, as

well as friendly bars and cafés. Black Watch then heads to Uruguay, and the exciting city of Montevideo. Enjoy the buzz of the port market building by the harbour, home to street entertainers, artists, craft shops and restaurants, or visit the Ciudad Vieja – old city – and the National Historical Museum. Your final port of call is the vivacious and seductive Buenos Aires, famous for the tango, extravagant European-style buildings and, of course, Evita Peron. The city has a complex cultural heritage, with architecture and an urban landscape to match. Get into the latin spirit at the Avenida de Mayo. It boasts coffee houses, jazz clubs, tango bars and restaurants to suit every taste. There’s a full day to explore here, unless you opt for a post-cruise holiday extension and book a twonight city stay or a four-night exploration of Buenos Aires and the Iguazu Falls. This gives the chance to get up close to this mighty, thundering waterfall – a sight which will give you some fantastic photo opportunities and memories to last a lifetime.

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SOUTH AMERICAN ADVENTURE

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his fantastic cruise takes you to the diverse and energetic country of Chile – a sliver of South America’s west coast oozing with striking beaches, snow-covered mountains, majestic glaciers, arid desert, cosmopolitan cities and stunning fjords. Start off this spectacular holiday in Argentina – the home of tango – including a call into the far south city of Ushuaia. Your FLY-CRUISE itinerary Thu 29 Jan Fly from London Fri 30 Jan Arrive Buenos Aires, Argentina Mon 02 Feb Puerto Madryn, Argentina Thu 05 Feb Ushuaia, Argentina Fri 06 Feb Cruising Cape Horn Sat 07 Feb Punta Arenas, Chile Sun 08 Feb Cruising Chilean Fjords Mon 09 Feb Cruising Chilean Fjords Tue 10 Feb Puerto Chacabuco, Chile Wed 11 Feb Puerto Montt, Chile Fri 13 Feb Valparaiso, Chile Mon 16 Feb Arica, Chile Wed 18 Feb General San Martin, Chile Thu 19 Feb Fly from Callao, Peru Fri 20 Feb Arrive London Intermediate days are at sea

Callao General San Martin

Arica

Valparaiso

Puerto Montt Puerto Chacabuco

Buenos Aires

Puerto Madryn

Chilean Fjords

Punta Arenas Ushuaia Cape Horn

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Start your holiday early Sun 25 or Tue 27 Jan for 2- or 4-night optional pre-cruise holiday PREMIUM DISCOVERY 4-night escorted tour of Buenos Aires and the Iguaza Falls Highlights • 2 nights at the Melia Hotel Buenos Aires

Your journey begins in Argentina and Puerto Madryn is first port of call in this stunning country. Visit the Chalet Pujol, one of the most beautiful houses in the city and the museum of Modern Art in Patagonia.

• Evening tango show and dinner • 2 nights at the Panoramic Hotel in Iguazu • Walking tour of the Iguazu Falls • A ride in all-terrain trucks through the jungle, a high speed boat ride across the Iguazu River, and a natural shower under the Falls

Next up is Ushuaia, one of the best places on earth to catch sight of marine life – penguins, sea lions, seals and every kind of sea-bird – at close quarters and in their natural habitat.

• Tour of the Brazilian side of the Iguazu National Park STANDARD EXPLORER 2-night city stay in Buenos Aires Highlights • 2 nights at the NH City Hotel, bed and breakfast

The next day is spent cruising past Cape Horn. It’s a place which is famous in shipping folklore and to this day to sail around Cape Horn is a great accolade for many yachtsmen. Fortunately, as a seasoned world-cruiser, Black Watch will take the trip in its stride. The first Chilean port of call, Punta Arenas, is home to several interesting museums. The Museo del Recuerdo has collections of antique machinery, while the Naval and Maritime Museum exhibits

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Your cruise departs from the vivacious city of Buenos Aires. If you opt for our four-night pre-cruise escorted tour there’s the chance to explore this vibrant city in depth and visit the spectacular Iguazu Falls. This mighty waterfall is a truly amazing sight and is an experience you will never forget.

• Time at leisure for your own exploration of Buenos Aires

naval history. The nearby penguin colonies are fascinating, whilst a visit to La Cruz Hill for a panoramic view of the city is a must. The next two days bring the stunning Chilean Fjords, where sights of snow-capped mountains, fascinating wildlife and glistening waters await your discovery. Be sure to pack your camera for this wonderful experience. Next you’ll visit Puerto Chacabuco, where tours to Lower Patagonia and the Andes Mountains are enticing possibilities, before reaching Puerto Montt, a stepping stone to Chile’s glorious Lake District. Your journey then brings you to Valparaiso, a busy international port and a vibrant cultural centre. This unique city is built on more than 40 hills and piled with big colourful houses. Next is Arica, known as ‘the City of Eternal Spring’ due to its mild climate and almost year-round sunshine, then General San Martin in Peru. Nearby is the Paracas National Reserve, a sanctuary for seals, penguins, flamingos and dozens of species of seabird. This wonderful cruise comes to an end in Callao, from where you can fly home or choose to stay on for two nights in the Peruvian capital, Lima, or indulge in a five-night exploration of Machu Picchu.

Extend your holiday Thu 19 Feb for 2- or 5-night optional post-cruise holiday PREMIUM DISCOVERY 5-night escorted tour of Machu Picchu Highlights • 3 nights at the Aranwa Sacred Valley & Wellness Hotel • City tour of Cusco and the ruins of Sacsayhuaman • Visits to Ollantaytambo and the colourful Pisac Market • Journey to Machu Picchu aboard the luxurious Hiram Bingham Train, gourmet dinner included • Exploration of the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu • Afternoon tea at Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge • 1 night at the Private Collection Palacio del Inka Hotel • Dinner at a local Inka Grill Restaurant, with folkloric music • 1 night at the Hotel el Pardo Miraflores in Lima • Visit to Pachacamac Temple • City tour of Lima STANDARD EXPLORER 2-night city stay in Lima Highlights • 2 nights at the Casa Andina Classic Miraflores Centro, bed and breakfast • Time at leisure for your own exploration of Lima

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FROM LOST CITIES TO REDISCOVERED BEACHES Fly from London • 19th February 2015 • 25 nights • Black Watch • W150131

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njoy a day in the Peruvian city of Callao, before relaxing in the sunshine of the Caribbean. Along with calls to Ecuador, Panama and Colombia and a fascinating cruise through the Panama Canal, there’s also the chance to start your holiday early with an exploration of Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas.

Your FLY-CRUISE itinerary Thu 19 Feb Fly from London Thu 19 Feb Arrive Callao, Peru Fri 20 Feb Callao, Peru Mon 23 Feb Manta, Ecuador Wed 25 Feb Cruise Panama Canal Thu 26 Mar Colon, Panama Fri 27 Mar Cartagena de Indias, Colombia Sun 01 Mar Willemstad, Curacao Tue 03 Mar Bridgetown, Barbados Wed 04 Mar Castries, St. Lucia Thu 05 Mar St. John’s, Antigua Thu 12 Mar Ponta Delgada, Azores Mon 16 Mar Arrive Southampton Intermediate days are at sea

Southampton

Ponta Delgada

Colon

Panama Canal

Curaçao

Antigua St. Lucia Barbados

Cartagena de Indias

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Your journey then takes you to the warm climes of the Caribbean, where white sandy beaches fringed with palms, crystal clear waters teeming with the life of magical reefs and bustling towns all await your exploration. Visit Curacao’s Dutch-influenced capital, Willemstad, and the paradise island of Barbados, before calling into Castries, on the lush island of St. Lucia.

Your holiday begins in Callao, where optional pre-cruise tours to explore the Peruvian capital, Lima, are highly recommended. You can opt for a two-night stay in this delightful city, or for the more adventurous, a six-night exploration of Lima and Machu Picchu is also available to book. Travel on the Hiram Bingham train in ultimate comfort to this ancient city, which is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. It’s a spectacular sight for which an extra memory card on your camera is definitely recommended!

Dominated by the soaring twin Pitons, St. Lucia plays host to Soufriere, a bubbling, wheezing volcano crater, and a series of beautiful, lush botanical gardens. Visit the gorgeous beaches such as Rodney Bay, surrounded by secluded coves and rocky islets. Next stop is the island of Antigua, where you can visit the stunning great bay of English Harbour and historic Nelson’s Dockyard. Black Watch then heads for home, but not before calling at Ponta Delgada in the beautiful Azores. The city has a cosmopolitan atmosphere and a fine selection of parks, narrow cobbled streets and squares, a modern marina and waterside cafés – a perfect place to watch the world go by and reminisce on all the wonderful moments you have experienced on your trip.

Start your holiday early Fri 13 or Tue 17 Feb for 2- or 6-night optional pre-cruise holiday PREMIUM DISCOVERY 6-night escorted tour of Machu Picchu Highlights • 2 nights at the Hotel el Pardo Miraflores in Lima • Afternoon city tour of Lima • City tour of Cusco and the ruins of Sacsayhuaman • 3 nights at the Aranwa Sacred Valley & Wellness Hotel • Visits to Ollantaytambo and the colourful Pisac Market • Journey to Machu Picchu aboard the luxurious Hiram Bingham Train, gourmet dinner included • Exploration of the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu • Afternoon tea at Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge • 1 night at the Private Collection Palacio del Inka Hotel • Dinner at a local Inka Grill Restaurant, with folkloric music • Visit to Pachacamac Temple

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de la Inquisicion, and the 16th century cathedral. Relax at one of the city’s many open-air cafés, perfect for watching the parade of fashionable locals and horse-drawn carriages.

STANDARD EXPLORER 2-night city stay in Lima Highlights • 2 nights at the Casa Andina Classic Miraflores Centro, bed and breakfast • Time at leisure for your own exploration of Lima

Once on board, Black Watch heads for the Ecuadorian port of Manta. The museum of Banco Central highlights local culture and the ethnic origins of the population, whilst the beaches – lined with restaurants and bars serving local specialities and seafood – are a great place to relax. Black Watch then takes you through the impressive Panama Canal. The Big Ditch lifts our vessel by a fascinating feat of mechanics aided by on-shore mule locomotives through three great locks. Transits of the Panama Canal last around eight hours; not so with the Black Watch. Uniquely, you will take twice as long, giving you the chance to enjoy the Gatun Yacht Club. You’ll then reach the city of Colon. Just outside the city are several reminders of Panama’s rich history, including the Canal’s Gatún Locks and Gatún Dam; marvels of engineering. Enjoy a visit to Cartagena in Colombia. This beguiling city positively flaunts its Spanish heritage in the Plaza Santo Domingo, Palacio

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9008

8008

6001 6003 6005 6007 6009

F

*

Main Deck 6

*

6002 6004 6006 6008 6010 6012 6016 6020 6024 6028 6032 6036 6038 6040 6042 6044 6046 6048 6050 6052 6054 6056 6058

Atlantic Deck 5

NEPTUNE LOUNGE

FITNESS CENTRE

6073

adapted for wheelchair users

6081

cabin with fully restricted view

cabin with bathtub

F

3 berth cabin

6074

cabin with restricted view

6082

4 berth cabin

5142 5144 5146 5148 5152 5156 5160 5164 5168 5170 5172 5174 5176 5178 5180 5182 5184

5150 5154 5158 5162 5166

5153 5157 5161 5165

5145 5147 5149 5151 5155 5159 5163 5167 5169 5171 5173 5175 5177 5179 5181 5183 5185

AFT POOL

LOUNGE DECK 7

MAIN DECK 6

For prices, please refer to the enclosed insert or visit www.fredolsencruises.com

ATLANTIC DECK 5


CABIN DETAILS PS Premier Suite highland Deck From 430 sq ft

4042 4044 4046 4050 4054 4058 4062 4066 4070 4074 4078 4082 4086 4090

4010 4014 4018 4022 4026 4030

4009 4015 4019 4023 4027 4031

LIFTS

4048 4052 4056 4060 4064 4068 4072 4076 4080 4084 4088

4049 4053 4057 4061 4065 4069 4073 4077

4003 4005 4007 4011 4017 4021 4025 4029 4033 4035 4037 4039 4041 4043 4042 4045 4047 4051 4055 4059 4063 4067 4071 4075 4079 4081 4085 4089

Marina Deck 3

Coral Deck 4

4004 4006 4008 4012 4016 4020 4024 4028 4032 4034 4036 4038 4040

4083 4087

4094 4098 4102

4092 4091 4096 4095 4100 4099

4093 4097 4101

4106 4110 4112 4116 4120 4124 4126 4128 4130 4132 4134 4136 4138 4140 4142 4144 4146 4148 4152 4156 4160 4164 4166

4104 4108

4103 4105 4107 4111 4117 4121 4123 4125 4127 4129 4131 4133 4135 4137 4139 4141 4143 4145 4149 4153 4157 4159 4161

4168 4170 4172 4174 4176 4178 4180

MS Marquee Suite highland Deck Approx 390 sq ft

4001

4002

4114 4109 4118 4115 4122 4119

LIFTS

4150 4147 4154 4151 4158 4155 4162

3002 3004 3006 3010 3014 3018 3020 3022 3024 3026 3028 3030 3032 3034 3036 3038 3042 3046 3050 3054 3058 3062 ARTS & CRAFTS ROOM

3064 3066 3068 3070 3072 3076 3080 3084 3086 3088 3090

SS Superior Suite highland From 275 sq ft & BRIDGE Decks

3008 3012 3016

PS, MS & SS Grades: Cabin with bedroom and sitting area, balcony, bathroom with bath and/or shower and fridge/mini bar.

LIFTS

MEDICAL CENTRE

3040 3044 3048 3052 3056 3060

3001 3003 3005 3007 3009 3011 3015 3017 3019 3021 3023 3025 3027 3029

BJ Balcony Junior Suite highland, Approx 200 sq ft bridge & lido decks Sitting area and balcony. Bath and/ or shower and fridge/mini bar.

3031 3033 3035 3037 3039 3041 3043 3045 3047 3049 3051 3053 3055 3057

BA Superior Balcony Cabin BRIDGE Deck Approx 190 sq ft LAUNDERETTE

BA & BC Grade: Cabin with balcony, bathroom with shower, or bath and shower.

A SUPERIOR Outside CABIN LIDO Deck Approx 200 sq ft Cabin with picture window, bathroom with bath and/or shower.

B Superior Outside Cabin lido & Approx 165 sq ft MAIN Decks

4163 4165 4167 4169 4171 4173 4175

CORAL DECK 4

BC Balcony Cabin BRIDGE Approx 180 sq ft & lido Deck

Cabin with picture window, bathroom with bath and/or shower.

C Superior Outside Cabin ATLANTIC DECK Approx 165 sq ft

MARINA DECK 3

D Outside Cabin ATLANTIC & Approx 165 sq ft CORAL decks

E Outside Cabin CORAL Deck Approx 165 sq ft C, D & E Grades: Cabin with picture window, bathroom with shower. (Some C/D grades also have bath and cabins 5001, 5002, 5003, 5004, 5005, 5006, 5007 & 5008 have a porthole, not a window).

F Outside Cabin Coral & Approx 165 sq ft marina Decks Cabin with porthole, bathroom with shower.

L Single Outside Cabin MARINA Deck Approx 140 sq ft Cabin with porthole, bathroom with shower.

M Superior INSIDE SINGLE BRIDGE Deck Approx 160 sq ft Cabin with bath and/or shower.

N Single Inside Cabin MAIN & Approx 130 sq ft MARINA DeckS Cabin with shower.

SMOKING POLICY: Please note that smoking is permitted

on designated outdoor deck areas and on cabin balconies. Smoking is not

permitted anywhere inside our ships. BATHROOMS: Cabin bathrooms on Balmoral are equipped with a shower. Where a

bathtub is also specified the shower will usually be over the bath.

WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE CABINS: Cabins 8057, 8059, 8073, 8075, 8084, 8086, 9048, 9056 and 9095 have

been equipped for use by disabled

G Superior Inside Cabin BRIDGE, lido Approx 160 sq ft & MAIN Decks

passengers. Full details are available on request.

Cabin with bathroom with shower and/or bath.

TELEVISION:

H Inside Cabin ATLANTIC deck Approx 160 sq ft

NOTES:

I INSIDE Cabin coral & Approx 160 sq ft marina Decks

Cabin layouts and colour schemes

All cabins have interactive television. All cabin grades are subject to availability. may vary across the ship. Balcony

sizes vary and many are under cover

H & I Grade: Cabin with bathroom with shower.

(shaded).

Some cabins have two movable beds

JB Single Balcony SUITE BRIDGE deck Approx 200 sq ft Bedroom with balcony, bathroom with bath and/or shower, fridge and minibar.

J Superior OUTSIDE SINGLE lido deck Approx 160 sq ft Cabin with picture window, bath and/or shower. Cabins 8061 & 8072 have a small balcony.

K Single Outside Cabin CORAL Deck Approx 165 sq ft

Cabin with picture window, bathroom with shower.

that may convert into one double bed. Please ask when booking.

All A – I grade cabins with 3rd/4th beds: the 3rd/4th beds will be in Ship Information Cabins:

710

Passengers:

1,350 standard occupancy

Crew:

510

Refitted:

2008

Fully Stabilised:

Yes

Tonnage:

43,537 grt

Length:

218.18 m

Beam (width):

28.2 m

Speed:

18.5 Knots

Contact your travel agent or call our Grand Voyage experts on 0800 0355 023

bunk-bed style (folded away when not in use).

Suite accommodation may offer twin or double beds.

Please, ask for specific details when making your reservation.

This information is correct and up-todate at the time of going to print, but may be subject to change without prior notice. E&OE

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BLACK WATCH DECK PLANS key to symbols 4 berth cabin

cabin with restricted view

3 berth cabin

cabin with fully restricted view

cabin with bathtub

adapted for wheelchair users 7004 7002

7011

9903 9905

9908

9907

9910

9909

9912

9911

*

9904 9906

8801

8802 8804

8805

8806

8807

9915

8808

*

*

8008

8010

9007

* * *

8006

9005

8007 8009 8011

8015

8012

8014

9009

8017 8019

8016

LIFT

7018

7017 7019

7020

7021

7022

7023

PORT SHOP

7025

RECEPTION DESK

7026

7031

7028

7033

7030

7035

7032

7037

7034

7039

7036

7041

LIFT

BAR

THE ORCHID ROOM

THE BRAEMAR GARDEN

BRAEMAR GARDEN CAFÉ

BRAEMAR LOUNGE

SHOP

LIFT

* *

8021

PIPERS’ BAR

* *

8022 8024

*

MARQUEE POOL BAR

8026

8028

8023

NEPTUNE LOUNGE

EXPLORERS’ LIBRARY

8027

8029 8031

8033

GAMES ROOM

LIDO LOUNGE

5009

5012 5014 5016 5018 5020 5022 5024 5026 5028 5030 5032 5034 5036 5038 5040 5042 5044 5046 5048 5050 5052 5054 5056

5064 5066 5068 5070 5072 5074 5076 5080 5084 5088 5092 5096 5098 5102 5104 5106 5108 5110 5112 5114 5116

GAMING TABLES

8025

* *

8020

5007

5010

5062

LIFT

8018

5008

5011 5015 LIFT

LIFT

LIFT

8035

BAR

POOLSIDE CAFE

8037 8039

SWIMMING POOL AREA

MARQUEE POOL & JACUZZIS

EXERCISE POOLS

5017 5019 5021 5023 5025 5027 5029 5031 5033 5035 5037 5039 5041 5043 5045 5047 5049 5051 5053 5055

5058 5060

DALREOCH CARD ROOM

SUN DECKS

CRUISE SALES OFFICE

GLENTANAR RESTAURANT

7043

INTERNET CENTRE OPEN PROMENADE

9008

8004

* * * *

9006

8005

*

9004

8003

8002

9003

7015

7029

8001

*

9002

7014

7027

8809

9001

LIFT

LIFT

7016

7024

8803

*

9914

8800

LIFT

OPEN PROMENADE

9901

LIFT

*

9902

*

FITNESS CENTRE SAUNAS & GYMNASIUM

LIFT

LIFT

*

LIFT

TO GOLF NETS & TENNIS COURT

LIFT

8101

THE OBSERVATORY

5006

7009

7010 7012

4008 4010 4012 4014 4016 4018

5004

7007

7008 BRIDGE

4006

5002

7006

5057 5059 5061

LIFT

5078 5082 5086 5090 5094

5077 5081 5085 5089 5093

5100 5099 LIFT

5063 5065 5067 5069 5071 5073 5075 5079 5083 5087 5091 5095 5097 5101 5103 5105 5107 5109 5111 5115 5117

SHORE TOURS OFFICE

PHOTO GALLERY

4020 4022 4024 4026 4028 4030 4032 4034 4036 4038 4040 4042 4044 4046 4048 4050 4054 4056 4062 4064 4068 4070 4074 4076 4078 4080

4082 4084 4086 4088 4090 4092 4094 4096 4098 4100 4104 4108 4112 4116 4118 4122 4124 4126 4128 4130 4134 4136 4138 4140

4007 4011

LIFT

LIFT

4052 4057 4058 4063 4060 4065 4066 4071 4072 4077 BEAUTY SALON

4031 4033 4035 4037 4039 4041 4043 4045 4047 4049 4051 4053 4055 4059 4061 4067 4069 4073 4075 4079 4081 4083 4085

LIFT

4102 4106 4110 4114

4005 4009 4015 4017 4019 4021 4023 4025 4027 4029

4107 4111 4117 4121

4120 4127

LIFT

4132

4087 4089 4091 4093 4095 4097 4099 4101 4103 4105 4109 4115 4119 4123 4125 4129 4131 4133 4135 4137 4139 4141 4143

LAUNDERETTE

SUN DECK 10 70

MARQUEE DECK 9

BRIDGE DECK 8

LIDO DECK 7

LOUNGE DECK 6

MAIN DECK 5

For prices, please refer to the enclosed insert or visit www.fredolsencruises.com

ATLANTIC DECK 4

LAUNDERETTE


CABIN DETAILS PS Premier Suite Marquee Deck Approx 550 sq ft

MEDICAL CENTRE

LIFT

LIFT

3020

3022 3024 3026 3028 3030 3032 3034 3036 3038 3040 3042 3044 3046 3048 3054 3056 3060 3062 3068 3070 3072 3074

3019

MARINA THEATRE

3050 3049 3052 3051 3058 3057 3064 3063 3066 3065 3071 LIFT

3021 3023 3025 3027 3029 3031 3033 3035 3037 3039 3041 3043 3045 3047 3053 3055 3059 3061 3067 3069 3073

3075

3076 3078

3077 3079

3080

3081 3083 3085 3087 3089 3091 3093 3095 3097 3099 3105 3107 3109 3111 3115

3082 3084 3086 3088 3090 3092 3094 3096 3098 3100 3102 3104 3106 3108

3101 3103

LIFT

MARINA DECK 3

JS JUNIOR Suite Lido & Approx 240 sq ft Main Decks

E Outside Cabin Atlantic & Approx 160 sq ft Marina Decks

Bedroom and sitting room, floor to ceiling windows, bathroom with bathtub and shower, hairdryer, minibar, television, refrigerator, balcony

Sitting area, picture window, bathroom with bathtub and shower, hairdryer, television, refrigerator.

Portholes, bathroom with bathtub and shower (or shower only), hairdryer, television

MS Marquee Suite Marquee Deck Approx 440 sq ft

BC Balcony Cabin Bridge Deck Approx 160 sq ft

F Outside Cabin MarinA Deck Approx 160 sq ft

Bedroom and sitting room, floor to ceiling windows, bathroom with bathtub and shower, hairdryer, minibar, television, refrigerator, balcony

Balcony, bathroom with shower, hairdryer, television

SS Superior Suite Marquee & Approx 300 sq ft Bridge Decks

Picture window, bathroom with bathtub and shower, hairdryer, television

Bedroom with sitting area and balcony, bathroom with bathtub and shower, hairdryer, television, refrigerator

BS Balcony Suite MARQUee & Approx 210 sq ft Bridge DeckS

Bedroom and sitting area, picture windows and balcony, bathroom with bathtub and shower (or shower only), hairdryer, television, refrigerator

DS SUPERIOR JUNIOR Suite* lido & Approx 260 sq ft Main Decks

Bedroom and sitting room, picture window, bathroom with bathtub and shower, hairdryer, television, refrigerator *Deluxe Suite on Black Watch 2014 Grand Voyage

A SUPERIOR Outside CABIN Lido Deck Approx 200 sq ft

B Superior Outside Cabin Lido & Approx 160 sq ft Main Decks

Picture window, bathroom with bathtub and shower (or shower only), hairdryer, television

C Superior Outside Cabin main Deck Approx 160 sq ft

Picture window, bathroom with bathtub and shower (or shower only), hairdryer, television

D Outside Cabin Atlantic Deck Approx 160 sq ft

Portholes, bathroom with bathtub and shower (or shower only), hairdryer, television

Portholes, bathroom with shower, hairdryer, television

H Inside Cabin Atlantic Deck Approx 140 sq ft Bathroom with shower, hairdryer, television

L Single Outside Cabin Atlantic & Approx 150 sq ft MArina Decks Portholes, bathroom with shower, hairdryer, television

M SINGLE INSIDE CABIN maIN Deck Approx 140 sq ft Bathroom with shower, hairdryer, television

N Single Inside Cabin Atlantic Deck Approx 140 sq ft Bathroom with shower, hairdryer, television

on designated outdoor deck areas and on cabin balconies. Smoking is not

permitted anywhere inside our ships BATHROOMS: Cabin bathrooms on Black Watch are equipped with a shower. Where a

bathtub is also specified the shower will usually be over the bath

WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE CABINS: Cabins 7029, 7031, 7033 and 7035 have been equipped for use by disabled

passengers. Full details are available CABINS SOLD FOR SOLE OCCUPANCY: Sole occupancy of a cabin with two or

Bathroom with shower, hairdryer, television

more beds/berths is subject to

availability at time of booking (prices on request).

JB Single Balcony SUITE Marquee & bridge Decks

NOTES:

Slightly larger than J & K grade cabins Balcony, bathroom with bathtub and/or shower, fridge, mini bar and safe

All cabin grades are subject to availability. Cabin layouts and colour schemes may vary across the ship. Balcony

sizes vary and many are under cover

J Superior OUTSIDE SINGLE bridge Deck Approx 150 sq ft

(shaded).

All cabins between grades A-I allow for

Balcony, bathroom with shower, hairdryer, television

Portholes, bathroom with bathtub and/ or shower, hairdryer, television

Please note that smoking is permitted

on request.

I INSIDE Cabin Marina Deck Approx 140 sq ft

K Single Outside Cabin LIDO, MAIN & Approx 150 sq ft Atlantic Decks

SMOKING POLICY:

accommodation in pullman/fixed or

sofa beds (excluding 3rd or 4th share). All A – I grade cabins with 3rd/4th beds:

Ship Information Cabins:

423

the 3rd/4th beds will be in bunk-bed

Passengers:

804 standard occupancy

style (folded away when not in use).

Crew:

330

Suite accommodation may offer twin

2009

or double beds. Please, ask for specific

Refitted: Fully Stabilised:

Yes

Tonnage:

28,613 grt

Length:

205.47 m

Beam (width):

25.2 m

Speed:

18.5 Knots

Contact your travel agent or call our Grand Voyage experts on 0800 0355 023

details when making your reservation. This information is correct and up-todate at the time of going to print, but may be subject to change without prior notice. E & OE

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Your Contract with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines These Terms and Conditions are correct as at the date of publication of this Brochure. Your booking will be subject to the most up-to-date version, which can be found at www.fredolsencruises.com/Terms-and-Conditions These terms and conditions should be read carefully. Any booking for a Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Ltd. cruise holiday is accepted subject to these terms and conditions. Please inform FOCL (as defined below) directly if prior to making a booking you wish to raise any objection to any part of these terms and conditions (“the Conditions”). Please note that where a FOCL cruise is sold by another holiday operator, the terms and conditions of your contract with that holiday operator apply to the whole holiday. However, when a holiday is provided by FOCL to a holiday operator on the basis of these terms and conditions, any terms expressed as applying to the passenger making the booking will apply accordingly.

Definition and Interpretation

“Booking” / “Booked” means the Passenger’s booking of a Holiday. “Contract” means an accepted Booking by FOCL in accordance with paragraph 2.1 made between FOCL and the Passenger in accordance with these Conditions. “Departure Date” means day one of the Booked Holiday as notified to the Passenger at the time of Booking and as amended from time to time at the sole discretion of FOCL in accordance with these Conditions. “FOCL” means Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Limited with company number 02672435 and whose registered office is located at 2nd Floor, 64-65 Vincent Square, London, SW1P 2NU. “Force Majeure” means an unusual and unforeseeable event outside of the control of FOCL and includes but is not limited to war, threat of war, piracy or threat of piracy, riots, civil disturbances, terrorist activity and its consequences, industrial disputes, natural and nuclear disasters, fire, epidemics, health risks and pandemics including but not limited to incidents of infectious or other diseases or illnesses, unavoidable and unforeseeable technical problems with transport for reasons beyond FOCL’s control or that of any suppliers of FOCL, deviation at sea in response to a distress call or other emergency, closed or congested airports or ports, adverse weather conditions or adverse sea states, failure of power supplies, Passenger suicide or attempted suicide or a Passenger’s deliberate exposure to unnecessary danger (except in an attempt to save human life) or the consequences of participating in an unusual and dangerous activity and any other circumstances of any nature whatsoever. “Holiday” means any FOCL cruise holiday offered from time to time including flights where indicated but excluding any tours. “Passenger(s)” and/or “you” means a person who has entered into a Contract with FOCL for the supply of a Holiday and includes any specified person who will be participating in the Booked Holiday. “Price” means the price of the Holiday including / excluding those items as set out in FOCL’s Holiday brochure (as published and amended from time to time) or other promotional literature. The Price is non-refundable except as set out in these Conditions. “Shuttle Transport Services” means any form of transport offered to Passengers provided by a third party which may be available to Passengers in certain ports. Interpretation (a) a person includes a natural person, corporate or unincorporated body (whether or not having separate legal personality); (b) a reference to a party includes its personal representatives, successors or permitted assigns; (c) a reference to a statute or statutory provision:(i) is a reference to such statute or statutory provision as amended or re-enacted; and (ii) includes any subordinate legislation made under that statute or statutory provision, as amended or re-enacted; (d) a reference to “writing” or “written” includes faxes and emails.

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1. How to book

1.1. A Booking of a Holiday can be made with your travel agent or directly with FOCL (Telephone: 01473 742424, Telefax: 01473 292410, Website: www.fredolsencruises.com (as amended from time to time). Prior to making a Booking you should ensure that you have read and are prepared to accept these Conditions, and have available the information required to make the Booking.

2. The Contract

2.1 Once FOCL has accepted the Booking and all payments due at the time of making the Booking, (including the deposit and, where applicable, the full balance of the Price), a Contract between you and FOCL exists subject to these Conditions and covers the person or entity making the Booking and each and every Passenger in respect of whom the Booking is made (collectively referred to as ‘you’ in these Conditions). Unless expressly agreed by FOCL, the parties specified under a Contract as being the “Passengers” for the purposes of the Holiday may not be altered at any time. In addition the Holiday under a Contract cannot subsequently be amended or transferred to a lower priced Holiday other than as set out herein. Bookings must be accepted by FOCL and cannot be accepted by any third party. 2.2 Notwithstanding paragraph 2.1, FOCL has the right to refuse to accept any Booking even if the deposit and the full balance of the Price has been paid by you. 2.3 FOCL is a bonded tour operator with ABTA Limited (No. W0637) meaning that when you buy a holiday that does not include a flight, protection is provided by way of a bond held by ABTA Limited. 2.4 In respect of a holiday that includes a flight, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Ltd holds an Air Travel Organiser’s Licence issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (the “CAA”) (ATOL No. 5016) and as such, FOCL is a member of the ATOL Scheme. (In Ireland FOCL is bonded as a tour operator and holds a Tour Operator’s Licence No. T0212 issued by the Commission for Aviation Regulation. FOCL is also a member of the Cruise Lines International Association (UK & Ireland).) All the flights and flight-inclusive Holidays sold by FOCL that are subject to these terms and conditions are financially protected by the ATOL Scheme. When a Passenger pays for a flight or flight-inclusive Holiday, they will be provided with an ATOL certificate. If they are not provided with one, they are entitled to ask for one and one shall be provided. The Passenger should check the ATOL certificate to ensure that everything they booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. The ATOL certificate also lists what is financially protected under the terms of the ATOL Scheme and where the Passenger can get information on what this means and who to contact if something goes wrong. Further information on the ATOL certificate not contained in these terms and conditions can be found at www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate. 2.5 For the avoidance of doubt, any additional products that are not FOCL products, whether supplied by an agent or tour operator or purchased from a third party directly, are not covered under FOCL’s ABTA bond or FOCL’s ATOL licence. FOCL has no liability or responsibility to the Passenger in respect of such additional products sold via their agent or brought directly by them. 2.6 FOCL, or the suppliers identified on the Passenger’s ATOL certificate, will provide the Passenger with the services listed on the ATOL certificate (or suitable alternatives). In some cases, where neither FOCL nor the supplier are able to do so for reasons of insolvency, an alternative ATOL holder may provide the Passenger with the services they have bought or a suitable alternative (at no extra cost to the Passenger). The Passenger agrees that in those circumstances the alternative ATOL holder will agree to perform those obligations and the Passenger agrees to pay any outstanding money to be paid by them under their contract with FOCL to the alternative ATOL holder. However, the Passenger also agrees, that in some cases it will not be possible to appoint an alternative ATOL holder, in which case the Passenger will be entitled to make a claim under the ATOL Scheme (or their credit card issuer where applicable). 2.7 If FOCL or the suppliers identified in a Passenger’s ATOL certificate are unable to provide the services listed (or a suitable alternative, through an alternative ATOL holder or otherwise) for reasons of insolvency, the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust may make a payment to (or confer a benefit on) the Passenger under the ATOL Scheme. The Passenger agrees that in return for such a payment or benefit, they assign absolutely to those trustees any claims which the Passenger has or may have arising out of or relating to the

non-provision of the services, including any claim against FOCL, any travel agent (or the Passenger’s credit card provider, where applicable). The Passenger also agrees that any such claims may be reassigned to another body, if that other body has paid sums the Passenger has claimed under the ATOL Scheme. 2.8 Any cabin, room or seat Booked or notified under a Contract may be changed to another of equivalent or higher standard at the sole discretion of FOCL or any other party acting as operator or carrier. 2.9 The Contract constitutes the entire agreement between FOCL and the Passenger and unless otherwise stated in these Conditions supersedes all other agreements, oral or written. 2.10 Where organised tours, Shuttle Transport Services, excursions or programmes are available during a Holiday, they are not part of the Contract, unless otherwise notified by FOCL. Where FOCL makes such tours available, it does so as agent for the operator of the tours and any amount paid is not part of the Price, whether or not the tours are booked or paid for at the same time as, or before or during, the Holiday. However, should FOCL, its employees, servants, agents or sub-contractors, the owner and operator of the vessel or any other person involved in the supply of services in connection with this Contract be deemed to have any liability in connection with such tours, this shall in all cases be subject to these Conditions. Tours operate subject to minimum numbers of participants. If any tour does not operate, a refund of any money paid in advance may be made, but otherwise no compensation shall be payable. 2.11 Where flights are taken in conjunction with a Holiday by a Passenger but are booked / purchased independently of a FOCL Holiday, then they are not part of the Contract and FOCL has no liability whatsoever in respect of such booked flights. 2.12 Holidays are planned far in advance and the Contract is for the Holiday Booked subject to alterations that may be made as a result of events, changes of circumstances or other factors that have occurred or arisen since the Holiday was planned. This is dealt with further below under paragraph 6 (“Alteration and Cancellation by FOCL”). 2.13 The person making the Booking warrants that they have authority to contract and accept these Conditions on behalf of all those in respect of whom the Contract is made. FOCL, its employees, servants (including medical staff), agents and subcontractors, the owner and operator of the vessel and any other party involved in the supply of services in connection with this Contract shall all have the benefit of all rights, exemptions and limitations in these Conditions. In no circumstances will the total liability of all such parties exceed that of FOCL. 2.14 It is the sole responsibility of the Passenger to ensure that they check in on time for the Booked Holiday and allow plenty of time for doing so. It is the sole responsibility of the Passenger to ensure that they check in on time for any flights to / from the vessel including any interconnecting flights. Passengers are solely responsible for checking with regard to any flight delays or cancellations.

3. Deposit, alterations and final payment

3.1 A deposit of 15% of the holiday price of the Holiday (or £750 per person for Full Grand Voyages or 100% for anchor fares) must be paid to FOCL at the time the Booking is made. Other payments may also be due at the time of Booking. Money paid to a travel agent for a Holiday is held as agent for FOCL, whether or not that travel agent is otherwise acting as your agent or as agent for FOCL. However, payment to or acceptance of any money by a travel agent or other third party, even if an agent of FOCL, does not constitute acceptance of a Booking by FOCL. Prior to acceptance of the Booking and all payments then due, FOCL has no obligation to the Passenger and may return or authorise the return of any payments made with no penalty and without providing a reason. 3.2 If your Booking or Contract is altered after acceptance of your deposit as a result of a request by you and that has been accepted by FOCL, a minimum service charge of £100.00 per person is payable to FOCL. Changing the name of a Passenger booked onto a Holiday will incur a charge of £100.00 per change. A name change is not permitted for the lead Passenger. Name changes made within 90 days of the Departure Date will be treated as cancellations and replacement Passengers will be charged the full Price. In the event that a Passenger’s name is mis-spelt upon booking, this may be corrected free of charge within 10 days of the date the booking was taken. Thereafter, a charge of £100 will be incurred. In addition to this, for fly-cruises any associated costs imposed by the airline will also be


payable by the Passenger. Please note that some airlines and other transport providers may not allow name changes and/or departure detail alterations such as date and time changes. Most airlines and other transport providers treat name and departure detail changes as a cancellation and charges may subsequently apply. In the event that the airline or other transport provider treats any such change as a cancellation, FOCL also reserves the right to treat the flight element of any Holiday as cancelled and the cancellation fees set out in clause 5 will then apply. A request to transfer the Holiday under your Contract to an alternative Holiday may, in FOCL’s sole discretion, be accepted by FOCL on one occasion provided it is made more than 90 days before the Departure Date. Where a request is made within 90 days of the Departure Date, or more than one request is made, or where FOCL has refused a request for a transfer, this will be treated as a cancellation and the cancellation fees set out in clause 5 will apply. If an alteration would result in a reduction of the Price of the Holiday under the Contract of more than 25% then this will be treated as a cancellation (please see paragraph 5 (“Cancellation by You”) which sets out further details). 3.3 Subject to clause 3.6, FOCL must be in receipt of cleared funds for the balance of the Price due no later than 90 days before the Departure Date, for all Holidays. For any Holidays Booked after this date, the full Price is due and must be paid at the time of making the Booking. Special payment conditions may apply to special or discounted Prices. If, for any reason, any payment due after Booking is not received by FOCL by the date due, FOCL has the right to cancel the Contract, retain the deposit paid and charge a cancellation fee of the amount shown in the scale under paragraph 5 (“Cancellation by You”) applicable at the date of FOCL’s decision to cancel. If, after a Booking is made via an agent, FOCL has reason to believe that the agent may be unable to meet its financial obligations then FOCL has the right to move the Booking / Contract to another agent or take the Booking / Contract on direct. 3.4 If a direct Booking with FOCL has been made and accepted, and all payments due at the time of the Booking have been made, the Booking may not be transferred to a travel agent unless the Booking was made on board a Vessel and FOCL has been notified of the request to transfer the Booking within 21 days of the Booking date and does not object. 3.5 A 2% surcharge will apply to payments made for any Booking made by credit card. 3.6 For all special offer holidays, for example (but not limited to) Anchor Fares, 2 for 1 offers, BOGOF deals and Special Saver Fares, the full Price is payable at the time of the Booking.

4. Prices and other charges

4.1 Prices are based on operating costs and market conditions at the date they are published and may be revised upwards or downwards at the discretion of FOCL at any time. 4.2 Once you have made a Booking, no increase or decrease in the Price will be made except as follows:4.2.1 If there is an increase or decrease in the cost of providing any Holiday under a Contract of more than 2% caused by an increase or decrease in: transportation costs, including the cost of fuel; dues, taxes or fees for services at ports and airports; or exchange rates, then a surcharge may be levied and may include an amount to cover agents’ commission or a refund may be provided. If this means paying more than 10% on top of the Price quoted at the time of your Booking, you will be entitled to cancel your Holiday Contract with full refund of all monies paid except for any premium paid for insurance and amendment charges. Such cancellation must be made within 14 days of the issue date printed on the surcharge invoice. If a surcharge is made it will be demanded in writing. Failure to pay a surcharge within 14 days may be treated as cancellation by you of the Contract in which case a cancellation charge of the amount shown under paragraph 5 (“Cancellation by You”) applicable on the date of FOCL’s decision to cancel will be made. 4.2.2 No surcharges will be charged less than 30 days before the Departure Date but Bookings received within this period may be charged at the published price plus any surcharge arising up to the date of that Booking . 4.2.3 Similarly, if there is a decrease of more than 2% in the costs of providing any Holiday under a Contract (as per paragraph 4.2.1) then any decrease over 2% will be passed on to you. 4.3 Most port and airport charges and taxes are included in the Price of the Holiday. Where these are not included, you will be advised separately. Some overseas charges and taxes may have to be paid locally by you. 4.4 Medical services provided on board are outside the scope of the UK National Health

Service and a charge is made for these services, for drugs and other medical provisions including repatriation costs in accordance with paragraph 9 below. 4.5 All accounts for services and goods provided on board the vessel and any other amounts due which are not included in the Price of the Holiday, including amounts for tours, Shuttle Transport Services, excursions and programmes, must be settled before you leave the vessel. A 2% surcharge will apply to payments made by credit card. An administration charge of £75 will apply if you fail to fully settle your on board account before you leave the vessel. In the event that a Passenger fails to settle his/her on board account on or before completion of the Holiday, FOCL reserves the right without prejudice to any other remedies FOCL may have under these Conditions or otherwise, to cancel any future Bookings the Passenger may have made with FOCL and to set off any sums owed to FOCL by the Passenger against any sums due to the Passenger from FOCL.

5. Cancellation by You

5.1 Subject to clause 5.4, you may cancel your Contract subject to notice to FOCL in writing and payment to FOCL of a cancellation fee in accordance with the following scale:

Number of days before departure

Cancellation fee being a % of the Contract Price for the Holiday

91 days or more

15%

90-57 days

60%

56-42 days

75%

41-16 days

85%

15 to 0 days

100%

The effective date of cancellation is the date of receipt by FOCL of written notice to cancel. For the avoidance of doubt, these charges will apply whatever the reason for your cancellation, including illness, incapacity, death or any other intervening event. If you have already started your Holiday but are unable to continue for any reason whatsoever including repatriation, illness, incapacity, death, or any intervening event, FOCL may resell any unused services or accommodation, and no refund will be payable to you. 5.2 Cancellation fees may be insurable. It is the Passenger’s responsibility to make any such claim under the terms of his/her insurance policy. Holiday insurance premiums cannot be refunded in the event of cancellation. 5.3 Cancellation of land tours or scheduled air upgrades/deviations purchased as add-ons to “Grand” and “World Voyages” (including sectors) will incur 100% charges to the third party supplier if cancelled within 90 days of your Departure Date. 5.4 Cancellation of special offers, “for example (but not limited too) Anchor Fares, 2 for 1 offers, BOGOF deals, Special Saver Fares will incur 100% cancellation fee if cancelled at any time after a Booking is made.

6. Alteration and cancellation by FOCL

6.1 FOCL reserves the right to cancel any Holiday at any time on the giving of written notice to the Passenger. In any such instance the terms of the ABTA Code of Conduct will apply. 6.2 Published Holiday details in FOCL brochures and any notified Holiday details to you at the time of placing your Booking may be subject to alteration after the Contract arises as a result of events, changes in circumstances or other factors that have occurred or arisen since the Holiday was originally planned by FOCL. FOCL’s priority is to provide you with the Holiday you Booked under your Contract as far as possible for its duration. Alteration may include omitting, substituting or adding ports of call, restricting the availability of any on board facilities and services available at any time or otherwise changing the itinerary (including routing of the cruise ship or flights and port of embarkation and disembarkation), schedule, cruise ship or other arrangements that form part of the Holiday. Alteration of the Holiday may be made of necessity due to for example an outbreak of an infectious disease or because it appears to FOCL desirable for the safety, comfort or enjoyment of Passengers or the operational efficiency of the Holiday. Where possible and appropriate FOCL will try to ensure that any changes are as limited as practical and do not take place within 14 days of the Departure Date unless due to a Force Majeure event. Such alteration will not amount to a significant alteration of the Holiday under the Contract.

6.3 Where before the Departure Date it becomes impossible to provide your Holiday (even by making changes) due to an event of Force Majeure, then FOCL will give notice of cancellation of the Holiday as soon as practicable and you will be offered a refund of all monies paid under the Contract or where possible the choice of a replacement Holiday of equivalent value. 6.4 FOCL has the right up to 90 days before the Departure Date to cancel any Holiday under a Contract or any part of it because the minimum number of Passengers needed has not been achieved. 6.5 Where after the Departure Date it becomes impossible to provide any part of a Holiday under a Contract due to an event of Force Majeure, FOCL or any other party acting as operator will make suitable alternative arrangements at no extra cost to you. If this is not possible equivalent transport will be provided back to the place of departure or on to the final destination and where the Holiday is curtailed, then for each whole day lost you will be reimbursed an amount equivalent to the daily cost of the cruise part of the Holiday. 6.6 Where delay occurs during the Holiday due to fault on the part of FOCL or any other party acting as operator then alternative arrangements will be made where required to ensure the continuation of the Holiday. 6.7 In the event of cancellation, alteration or delay (including prolongation of the Holiday) FOCL will not be responsible for individual circumstances or arrangements, or any losses arising from individual circumstances or arrangements.

7. Conduct, safety and security

7.1 If it appears before or during your Holiday that you are or are becoming for any reason unfit to travel or likely to endanger or prejudice the health or safety or comfort of yourself or anyone else then a duly authorised representative of FOCL or any other party involved in the supply of services under this Contract may transfer you from one cabin or seat to another, restrain, confine or otherwise deal with you as may be considered necessary or refuse to embark or disembark you at any port or place. In such circumstances, you will not be entitled to any refund, compensation or contribution to or reimbursement of travel costs or expenses of any kind and you shall be liable to pay any fines, losses, compensation or other amount due to any third party. In no circumstances shall FOCL have any liability for prevention of boarding of any form of transport due to a decision made by any party other than FOCL. 7.2 FOCL has the right to make, enforce and change (without prior notice) rules and policies for the conduct of Passengers on board relating to matters including, but not limited to, dress, behaviour, alcohol and food. No animals, dangerous articles, or controlled or prohibited substances may be brought on the Holiday and/or vessel. Abusive or violent behaviour towards FOCL staff will not be tolerated and FOCL reserves the right to require any Passengers that it reasonably considers to have been involved in such behaviour, to disembark the vessel at the next port of call. For the avoidance of doubt, in such circumstances, FOCL shall have no liability to the Passenger for any costs incurred as result of the requirement to disembark, including without limitation, accommodation costs and further travel costs. 7.3 For your safety and security, or that of other Passengers, it may be necessary for servants or agents of FOCL to search Passengers, their cabins or their luggage. You will allow this to take place when authorised by the Captain or a security or other officer of the vessel, and you agree to follow any instructions or orders in this regard. 7.4 You will be responsible for any loss or damage caused by you during the Holiday to any property or person or other third party or FOCL, no matter how that loss or damage is caused. If you cause such loss or damage then FOCL may require you immediately or at any time to pay to FOCL an amount sufficient to cover, or on account of, any loss or damage so caused.

8. Liability

8.1 The liability of FOCL and any other party that may be involved in the supply of services in connection with this Contract may be limited by international conventions including those relating to carriage by sea and air, in the case of carriage by sea, including the Athens Convention 1974 (as amended), carriage by air, including the Warsaw Convention 1929 (as amended by The Hague Protocol 1955) or the Montreal Convention 1999 or otherwise and hotel stays, including the Paris Convention 1962, and in the case of all such conventions,

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any applicable Protocols or other amendments as made from time to time. Where these or any other conventions apply to any service or accommodation supplied during any part of the Holiday, whether or not directly supplied by FOCL, then insofar as FOCL may have any responsibility or liability, the limits of liability afforded by such conventions apply to FOCL and any liability or responsibility of FOCL shall be determined accordingly. 8.2 Save as provided otherwise in these Conditions, all arrangements for the provision of transport of Passengers, their luggage and personal property, accommodation and other services are in addition to these Conditions subject to the rules, regulations, and Conditions of airlines and owners or operators of any other ship or vessel used and all other services such as transfer operators, hotels, etc. These are deemed to be expressly accepted by the Passenger and are herein expressly incorporated into the Contract. 8.3 Unless otherwise provided for by force of the law or in accordance with these Conditions the liabilities, obligations and responsibilities of FOCL and any other party involved in the supply of services in connection with these Conditions shall be limited in accordance with the limits applicable to a carrier under the Athens Convention 1974 (Carriage of Passengers and Luggage by Sea), as modified and set out in parts I and II of Schedule 6 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995 (together the “Convention”). 8.4 The liability of FOCL or any other party that may be involved in the supply of services in connection with these Conditions for death or illness of, or personal injury to, any Passenger, or the loss of or damage to the luggage of any Passenger is limited to the maximum amounts specified in Articles 7 and 8 of the Convention save in the case of valuables (as defined in Article 5 of the Convention) where no liability is accepted unless such valuables have been deposited with the carrier for the agreed purpose of safe-keeping, in which case liability will be limited as provided for in Article 8(3) of the Convention. Please see paragraph 9 below which sets out further details in relation to luggage claims. 8.5 No responsibility is accepted for loss or damage caused to you by failure to perform the Contract, or improper performance of these Conditions, where the failure or improper performance happens without fault on the part of FOCL or other operator or supplier of services included in the Holiday Contract because: (i) it is attributable to your fault; or (ii) it is unforeseeable and unavoidable and attributable to a third party who does not supply services included in the Holiday; or (iii) it is due to unusual or unforeseeable circumstances i.e. due to an event of Force Majeure which is beyond the control of FOCL, the consequences of which could not have been avoided by the exercise of due care, or an event which FOCL or other operator or supplier of services could not foresee or forestall including but not limited to unusual weather or sea conditions. 8.6 No liability is accepted in respect of arrangements or commitments made by you or on your behalf that are not part of the Holiday Contract, including, but not limited to arrangements that you make directly, or via FOCL acting as agent only, with a service provider other than FOCL. 8.7 Insofar as FOCL may be liable to a Passenger in respect of claims arising out of carriage by air, land or sea, FOCL shall be entitled to all the rights, defences, immunities and limitations available, respectively, to the actual carriers and under the Convention and any other applicable conventions and nothing in these conditions shall be deemed as a waiver thereof. 8.8 If any term, condition, section or provision becomes invalid or be so judged, the remaining terms, conditions, sections and provisions shall be deemed severable and shall remain in force. 8.9 FOCL shall not in any circumstances be liable to a Passenger for any loss or anticipated loss of profits, loss of revenue, loss of use, loss of contract or other opportunity nor for any other consequential or indirect loss or damage of a similar nature. 8.10 In the event that FOCL has any legal liability for any loss of or damage to property otherwise than in accordance with the Convention and any other applicable conventions including the Montreal conventions then its liability shall not at any time exceed £250 per Passenger and FOCL shall not at any time be liable for loss of or to any money, jewellery, valuables or medication. Passengers are advised not to pack money, jewellery, other valuables or medication in their luggage and must ensure that their personal possessions and valuables are with them at all times. 8.11 All carriage (by land, air and sea) is subject to the conditions of carriage of the actual

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operator / carrier. These may limit or exclude liability. Save as otherwise provided in these Conditions, the carriers’ conditions of carriage are expressly incorporated into the Contract and are deemed to be expressly accepted by the Passenger at the time of the Booking. Copies of these Conditions are available on request from FOCL. 8.12 FOCL’s liability will not at any time exceed that of any carrier under the carrier’s conditions of carriage and/or applicable or incorporated conventions. 8.13 In the case of a cancellation or a delay in departure where a stay of one or more nights or a stay additional to that intended by the passenger becomes necessary, where and when physically possible, FOCL shall offer passengers departing from port terminals, free of charge, adequate accommodation on board, or ashore, and transport to and from the port terminal and place of accommodation. For each passenger FOCL reserves the right, at its discretion, to limit the total cost of accommodation, not Including transport to and from the port terminal and place of accommodation to EUR 80 per night, for a maximum of three nights.

9. Claims

9.1 Any matter which might give rise to a problem, complaint or claim must be notified immediately to the vessel or hotel management, airline staff or other supplier of the services concerned. If the matter cannot be rectified immediately, FOCL must be notified in writing as soon as practicable. In any event you must give notice of any claim in writing to FOCL within two months of the end of your Holiday. Special extra provisions set out below apply to loss, damage or delay to luggage and to claims for illness or injury. Failure to give notice in accordance with these provisions may mean that the matter cannot be properly investigated or rectified and this may affect your rights. 9.2 In the case of any claim for loss, damage or delay to luggage please note that (1) it is assumed that luggage has been delivered undamaged to you unless notice is given immediately to FOCL; (2) you must claim against the carrier or carriers responsible for actually performing the carriage where the loss or damage happened immediately if and when the loss or damage is or becomes apparent, and in any event within 15 days from the date of redelivery, or when redelivery should have taken place; (3) if you wish to make any sort of claim against FOCL, you must notify FOCL directly in writing with a copy of notification to the carrier or carriers responsible for actually performing the carriage and if asked to do so, assign your rights against such carrier or carriers to FOCL. Any damages payable by FOCL up to the limits set out under the Convention will be reduced in proportion by any contributory negligence of the Passenger and by the maximum deductible under Article 8(4) of the Convention. 9.3 Any illness or injury caused by or that you think may be attributable to anything that happened during the Holiday must be reported to the service provider or providers responsible for the relevant part or parts of the Holiday and to FOCL (with a copy of any such notification to any other provider or providers) immediately that the illness or injury becomes apparent. 9.4 Any complaint arising from organised tours, excursions or programmes in relation to which FOCL is acting as agent only pursuant to clause 2.10, should be notified in writing to the FOCL Tour Manager on the vessel, as soon as possible after the cause of the complaint has arisen. The FOCL Tour Manager will take reasonable steps to assist the Passenger to resolve their complaint, by liaising with the tour provider on the Passenger’s behalf. For the avoidance of doubt, nothing in this clause 9.4 shall be taken as an admission or acceptance of liability by FOCL for the circumstances giving rise to a complaint against a tour provider. 9.5 Unless a longer period is provided for by force of law, any claim shall be time barred if proceedings are not brought within 2 years of the end of the Holiday. 9.6 Some disputes involving claims up to a limited amount may (subject to the agreement of you and FOCL) be referred to independent arbitration or conciliation under schemes devised by arrangement with the Cruise Lines International Association (UK & Ireland) or ABTA. Details will be supplied on request. The schemes may not apply to claims arising out of injury or illness.

10. Medical Assistance

10.1 All Passengers must ensure that they have health insurance that provides cover appropriate to their personal circumstances, that all medical conditions have been declared to their insurers and that there are no exclusions of cover that might apply as a

result of any medical condition they have. 10.2 In compliance with Flag State requirements each vessel has on board a qualified doctor and a medical centre equipped for first aid and minor conditions only. The Passenger hereby acknowledges and accepts at the time of the Contract that the medical centre is not equipped like a land based hospital and the doctor is not a specialist. Neither FOCL, the doctor, nor the carrier shall be liable to the Passenger as a result of any inability to treat any medical condition as a result. Passengers acknowledge that if their health or medical condition(s) require or might require specialist or emergency treatment (however slight the increase in risk associated with that medical condition is compared with the risk carried by a person without such a medical condition) whilst on the cruise, then they are strongly advised not to embark on the cruise, as to do so would put themselves and/or other passengers at risk. FOCL accepts no liability for Passengers in such circumstances, and any Passenger embarking on a cruise with such a medical condition does so entirely at their own risk. 10.3 At FOCL’s sole discretion FOCL may afford you assistance if you suffer illness, personal injury or death during the period of your Holiday. Such assistance may take the form of advice, guidance or initial financial aid where appropriate and subject to FOCL’s discretion. Any Passenger on whose behalf expenses (including without limitation those associated with medical treatment, repatriation expenses, travel expenses and the cost of local assistance e.g. from a port agent) are incurred by FOCL, hereby indemnifies FOCL in full for such expenses and undertakes to repay them on demand (whether or not the Passenger has insurance cover for some or all of the expenses). The Passenger gives FOCL authority to contact any third party including their general practitioner or other medical practitioner and/or insurers to obtain any necessary information or documentation. 10.4 The Passenger acknowledges that whilst there is a qualified doctor on board the vessel, it is a Passenger’s obligation and responsibility to seek medical assistance if necessary during the Holiday and the Passenger will be solely responsible to pay for any on board medical services including but not limited to any medical treatments provided and repatriations which will be charged in line with private medical health care fees and charges. 10.5 In the event of illness or accident, Passengers may have to be landed ashore by the carrier and/or the master for medical treatment. Neither the carrier nor FOCL make any representation or accept any responsibility for the quality of any medical facilities or treatments at any port of call or at the place at which the Passenger is landed. Medical facilities and standards vary from port to port. Neither FOCL nor the carrier makes any representations or warranties in relation to the standard of medical treatment ashore. Whilst FOCL hopes to be able to assist passengers with on-shore medical care where this is required, nothing in this Agreement places FOCL under an obligation to do so. Passengers acknowledge that it is not possible for FOCL’s employees, servants or agents to remain ashore when a cruise is scheduled to be departing from a port of call, nor is it possible for such departure to be delayed. 10.6 The on board doctor’s professional opinion as to the fitness of a Passenger to board the vessel or to continue the Holiday is final and binding on all Passengers. 10.7 Where a Passenger is refused embarkation, or required to disembark, as a result of health and/or fitness to travel, then neither the carrier nor FOCL has any liability to the Passenger. 10.8 Medical services provided on board are outside the scope of the UK National Health Service and a charge is made for these services, for drugs and other medical provisions including without limitation repatriation costs in accordance with paragraph 10.4 above. 10.9 FOCL and/or the carrier and/or the health authorities at any port shall be entitled to administer a public health questionnaire. The Passenger shall supply accurate information regarding symptoms of any illness including but not limited to gastrointestinal illness and H1n1. The carrier may deny boarding to any Passenger that it considers in its sole discretion to have symptoms of any illness including viral or bacterial illness including but not limited to norovirus and H1n1. Any refusal by a Passenger to complete a questionnaire may result in denied boarding. 10.10 The vessel’s doctor has the authority to require a Passenger to remain in their cabin for health and safety reasons should they become ill during the Holiday. 10.11 In the event that a Passenger fails to remain in their cabin or to comply with any other instruction given by the vessel’s doctor in the interests of protecting the safety


of that Passenger and/or others on board the vessel, FOCL shall be entitled to require that Passenger to disembark the vessel at the next port of call, and shall have no liability whatsoever to that Passenger for any costs incurred as a result, including without limitation accommodation costs and further travel costs. 10.12 Passengers are reminded that some foods may cause an allergic reaction in certain people due to intolerance of some ingredients. If the Passenger has any known allergies, or is intolerant of any food, it is his/her responsibility to report this to the carrier upon boarding the vessel and certainly before consuming any food. FOCL shall have no liability to any Passenger who has failed to notify the vessel of an allergy or food intolerance and becomes ill as a result of eating foods which they are allergic or intolerant to. Further, and irrespective of any notification provided to FOCL or to the carrier of any food allergies or intolerances, it remains your decision as to whether or not to consume any particular food items and you consume all food at your own risk. FOCL cannot be held responsible for the food allergies and intolerances of individual Passengers.

13. Documentary and medical requirements

11. Material facts

14.1 Prices for fly-cruises quoted in any FOCL Holiday brochure are inclusive of specially negotiated airfares which are subject to availability. If no aircraft seats are available at the airlines prices in conjunction with a particular Holiday at the time of Booking then the fly-cruise option will not be offered. Flight upgrades/premium seats for fly-cruises are limited in number. They will be allocated at the time of Booking, subject to availability at the time of the Holiday. Aircraft configurations are subject to change and in the event of a flight operator being unable to provide premium seats on any service then any payment of or towards an upgrade supplement will be refunded in full. 14.2 All published itineraries are based on current airline schedules or advised charter flights at the time of the Booking and may be subject to change at the option of the airline operator prior to the Departure Date. You will be notified of any such changes. Details of which aircraft operator will be used for your Holiday Booking and the type of aircraft operated cannot always be given at the time of Booking. 14.3 The Passenger will receive confirmation of flight timings and routes with their travel documents, which will be sent out approximately 7 days before the Departure Date. 14.4 If the Contract does not include flights, it is the Passenger’s responsibility to obtain a valid ticket direct from an air carrier suitable for and in time for travel to the vessel (and including local transfers which the Passenger must arrange). FOCL shall not be responsible for any liabilities arising in respect of flights or transfers arranged by the Passenger.

11.1 It is a condition of the Contract for the supply of the Holiday (including carriage and insurance), that all material facts have been disclosed to FOCL as if FOCL was an insurer. A material fact is a fact likely to influence insurers in the acceptance or assessment of insurance (for example, details of your state of health or that of a close relative). Where there is doubt as to whether a fact is ‘material’ then it should be disclosed.

12. Mobility, medical matters and specific assistance

12.1 You must give written notice to FOCL at the time of Booking of any disability, mobility problem, or any other condition requiring special care, specific assistance, attention or treatment. If any such condition arises after the Contract is formed then written notice must be given to FOCL as soon as possible, and In any event, no later than 48 hours prior to embarkation. FOCL shall make all reasonable endeavours to provide any specified assistance where requested. 12.2 If you are travelling as a sole traveller who requires specific assistance, FOCL reserves the right to require an able bodied person to accompany you. 12.3 If, in the reasonable opinion of FOCL, a Passenger’s disability, mobility problem or medical condition cannot be accommodated safely by the vessel, ports or associated infrastructure or carrying a Passenger with such disability or medical condition would result in FOCL breaching national and international maritime safety standards, then FOCL reserves the right to refuse Passage. If refusal is based upon this paragraph 12.2 then the Passenger shall be provided with reasons, in writing, by FOCL within 5 days of refusal. In any such event, the Passenger shall have the option of reimbursement or, If possible, rerouting. 12.4 Any Passengers wishing to embark on a cruise with a mobility scooter, wheelchair or other similar mobility aid (together “Mobility Aids”), should advise FOCL of this upon booking. Space for these on board is limited by IMO/SOLAS Regulations and failure to book in advance is likely to mean that the Passenger will be refused embarkation, and cancellation fees will apply. In the event that the need arises for a Passenger to use a Mobility Aid during a cruise, this will only be permitted in the event that the limits under the IMO/SOLAS Regulations relating to the use of Mobility Aids have not been reached for that particular cruise. If such limits have been reached, FOCL shall be entitled to require that Passenger to disembark the vessel at the next port of call, and shall have no liability whatsoever to that Passenger for any costs incurred as a result, including without limitation accommodation costs and further travel costs. 12.5 Any Passenger using a Mobility Aid on board a vessel is responsible for operating it in an appropriate manner. Due care and attention should be given to other Passengers and the user of the Mobility Aid will be fully liable for any damage or personal injury (whether to the user of the Mobility Aid or to other Passengers) caused by such use. Passengers using Mobility Aids are also responsible for ensuring they hold the appropriate insurance for use of the Mobility Aid on board the vessel. 12.5 Children less than 6 months old and women who will be more than 24 weeks pregnant at the end of the Holiday are not permitted to travel. It is recommended that medical advice is sought prior to Booking for children aged between 6 – 12 months.

13.1 A full valid passport is required for all Holidays. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the date of return to the UK (a shorter validity may be acceptable on certain itineraries, please check at time of Booking). You are responsible for ensuring compliance with all necessary visa and other documentary requirements for the entire Holiday, and shall have received all medical inoculations necessary (notwithstanding that FOCL may provide advice on these matters from time to time). At any port or place, FOCL or any other party involved in the supply of services in connection with your Holiday may refuse travel, accommodation, or disembark any Passenger without compensation who in the opinion of FOCL or any other party involved might be excluded from landing at any destination by Immigration or other Governmental Authorities or who may be suffering from contagious or infectious disease or whose presence may be considered detrimental to safety or comfort of other holidaymakers or crew members.

14. Flights

15. Data

15.1 The Passenger acknowledges that FOCL will require certain personal details from the Passenger in order to process a Booking and to fulfil the Contract for the supply of your Holiday. The Passenger hereby agrees to this information being passed to any third parties in order for the supply of the Holiday. Personal details supplied to FOCL may also be used for marketing purposes. Marketing communications from FOCL will allow you the opportunity to opt out of further communications. FOCL will not disclose your personal details to third parties for marketing purposes without your express permission. Our data protection policy is set out in our privacy policy which is hereby expressly incorporated into these Conditions.

16. Travel Insurance

16.1 It is a condition of the Contract that travel insurance is taken out before travelling on any FOCL cruise Holiday. This should cover all appropriate travel, cancellation, medical, emergency airlift/boat transfer at sea and repatriation liabilities for the Holiday. FOCL reserves the right to cancel the Contract without any liability or cost to the Passenger in the event that this paragraph 16.1 is not complied with by you. Final Holiday documents cannot be released until FOCL has received notification of your insurance policy details. 16.2 You will indemnify FOCL against any and all liabilities, costs, expenses, damages and losses (including any direct, indirect or consequential losses, loss of profit, loss of reputation and all interest, penalties and legal and other reasonable professional costs and expenses) suffered or incurred by FOCL arising as a result of:16.2.1 any breach of the condition set out in paragraph 16.1 above, or your insurance being deemed either invalid, inadequate and/or avoided; and 16.2.2 any claim made against FOCL by a third party for death, personal injury or damage

to property arising out of or in connection with breach of paragraph 16.1 above which is attributable to the acts or omissions of you.

17. Variation

17.1 No variation of these Conditions shall be effective unless in writing and signed by FOCL.

18. Smoking Policy

18.1 Smoking is only permitted in certain dedicated external areas throughout the vessel. Smoking anywhere else is strictly prohibited. 18.2 Throwing cigarette butts over the side of the vessel is strictly prohibited.

19. All Inclusive 19.1 All inclusive drinks packages shall include house beers, house wines, selected spirits and soft drinks. Excluded from the all inclusive drinks package are champagne, premium drinks and branded drinks, cocktails, mini bars and room service, drinks taken ashore, speciality teas and coffees, premium traditional afternoon tea service. For the avoidance of doubt, shore tours, tips, beauty salon treatments, casino, medical expenses, in cabin shopping, communication (including without limitation, internet, wifi and telephone) and photography and On board shops are also excluded. 19.2 Items included within the all inclusive drinks package may be amended from time to time at FOCL’s discretion.

20. FOCL Special Offers

20.1 FOCL may, from time to time, run special offers on its Holidays (e.g. Anchor fares and ‘BOGOF offers’). These terms and conditions shall apply to such special offers unless the terms of the special offer in question states otherwise. In the event of a conflict between the terms of the special offer and these terms and conditions, the terms of the special offer shall prevail.

21. Liability of Employees, Servants and Subcontractors

21.1 It is hereby expressly agreed that no servant or agent of FOCL and or the carrier, including the Captain/master and crew of the vessel concerned including independent subcontractors and their employees as well as the underwriters of these parties shall in any circumstance whatsoever be under any liability whatsoever beyond these Conditions and these parties may invoke these Conditions to the same extent as FOCL and or the carrier. 21.2 FOCL has no direct control over the tour providers and their services. In no case, whatsoever, will FOCL be held liable for loss, damages and injuries incurred by the Passenger as a result of the negligent act or omission or otherwise of the tour providers. FOCL will exercise reasonable skill and care in the selection of a reputable tour provider. In assessing performance and/or liability of any tour provider, local laws and regulations will apply.

22. Rights of Third Parties

22.1 Unless otherwise stated under these Conditions, a person who is not party to a Contract shall have no rights under or in connection with it by virtue of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.

23. Law and Jurisdiction

23.1 These Conditions and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. 23.2 The parties irrevocable agree that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim that arises out of or in connection with these Conditions or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims).

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is a member of ABTA with membership number W0637. ABTA and ABTA members help holidaymakers to get the most from their travel and assist them when things do not go according to plan. We are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct. For further information about ABTA, the Code of Conduct and the arbitration scheme available to you if you have a complaint, contact ABTA, 68-71 Newman Street London W1T 3AH Tel: 020 7637 2444 or www.abta.com

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The Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu, is one of the most awe-inspiring sights on the planet. It has been voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. In constructing the site’s 200 buildings in around 1465, the Inca ruler Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui chose a position of absolute seclusion. Protected by dense jungle and encircled by the steep cliffs of the Urubamba Valley, the beauty of this ruined city perched on a mountain top eludes even the best photography. Experience the majesty and atmosphere for yourself on a Fred. Olsen extended tour.

Reservations

0800 0355 023

8am-8pm Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm Sat, 10am-4pm Sun

Guest Services

01473 292 444

8.30am-6pm Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm Sat

www.fredolsencruises.com


F R E D. OLS E N C R U IS E LIN E S

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P R I C E G U ID E

Special insurance offer on Black Watch 2014 World Voyage – see inside.


2014 Prices

All prices are per person based on two sharing a twin cabin and sole occupancy for single cabins, subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply, please see pages 72-75 of the Grand Voyages brochure.

Grand voyages Page

Cruise Code

10

L1401

Around the World

16

W1401

South America & Australasia World Voyage

Prices from (per person)

Destination

Inside

Outside

Superior Outside

Balcony

Suite

Single

Added Benefits

£6,999

£8,289

£9,959

Sold out

£21,439*

Sold out

Up to £550 per person FREE On Board Spend

Sold out

£9,469

£10,849*

Sold out

£21,899*

Sold out

Insurance offer on Outside & Superior Outside cabins**

Exotic fly-cruiseS

For your exotic fly-cruise we can take care of the flights and transfers, or you can choose to book cruise-only and make your own arrangements. The ‘cruise + flight(s)’ prices quoted below include the cruise, transfers and flights. ‘Cruise-only’ prices only include your cruise and you will need to make your own flight/transfer arrangements to/from the ship. Prices from (per person) Page

Cruise Code

36

L140112

Wonders of Ancient & Modern Arabia

38

L140123

Sights of Sri Lanka, India & Burma

40

L140134

The Islands of Japan & Hawaii

42

L140141

The Americas & the Caribbean

44

W140112

South American Discovery

Inside

Outside

Superior Outside

Cruise only Cruise + flight Cruise only Cruise + flights Cruise only Cruise + flights

£1,699 £1,899 £2,199 £2,999 £1,799 £2,699

£1,949 £2,149 £2,599 £3,399 £2,349 £3,249

Cruise only Cruise + flight Cruise only Cruise + flight Cruise only Cruise + flights Cruise only Cruise + flights Cruise only Cruise + flights Cruise only Cruise + flight

£1,999 £2,599 £2,499* £3,099* £3,199* £3,849* £1,649 £2,649 £1,649 £2,249 £999 £1,299

£2,339 £2,939 £2,699 £3,299 £3,469 £4,119 £1,899 £2,899 £1,799 £2,399 £1,149 £1,449

Destination

46

W140123

Australia, New Zealand & the South Pacific

48

W140134

Australia & Undiscovered Asia

50

W140145

Far East, India & Arabia

52

W140151

Ancient Petra & Alexandria

Balcony

Suite

Single

Added Benefits

£2,399 £2,599 £3,499 £4,299 £2,849 £3,749

Sold out Sold out

£4,499 £4,699

£3,619 £3,819

Sold out

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Sold out

Sold out

Sold out

Sold out

Sold out

£4,849 £5,749

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Sold out

£2,869 £3,469 £3,259 £3,859 £4,119* £4,769* £2,239 £3,239 £2,129 £2,729 £1,379 £1,679

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Sold out

Sold out

£5,419 £5,719

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Sold out

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Sold out

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£3,699 £4,199 £2,799 £3,049

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Insurance offer on Outside & Superior Outside cabins** on these cruises. Offer ends 30th September 2013

Sold out Sold out Sold out

*Limited availability **Terms & Conditions apply – ask for details.

Discover more at www.fredolsencruises.com


2015 Prices

All prices are per person based on two sharing a twin cabin and sole occupancy for single cabins, subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply, please see pages 72-75 of the Grand Voyages brochure.

Grand voyages Page

Cruise Code

22

L1501

28

W1501

Prices from (per person)

Destination

Inside

Outside

Superior Outside

Balcony

Suite

Single

Added Benefits

Far East Explorer

£9,999

£11,599

£13,999

£17,899

£20,599

£16,799

Up to £600 per person FREE On Board Spend

South American Discoverer

£6,599

£7,599

£9,299

£11,699

£11,749

£11,139

Up to £400 per person FREE On Board Spend

Exotic fly-cruiseS

For your exotic fly-cruise we can take care of the flights and transfers, or you can choose to book cruise-only and make your own arrangements. The ‘cruise + flight(s)’ prices quoted below include the cruise, transfers and flights. ‘Cruise-only’ prices only include your cruise and you will need to make your own flight/transfer arrangements to/from the ship. Prices from (per person) Inside

Outside

Superior Outside

Balcony

Suite

Single

Cruise only Cruise + flight

£1,799 £2,149

£2,099 £2,449

£2,499 £2,849

£3,299 £3,649

£3,799 £4,149

£2,979 £3,329

Up to £250 per cabin FREE On Board Spend

Bombay, Burma & the Far East

Cruise only Cruise + flights

£3,199 £4,199

£3,799 £4,799

£4,499 £5,499

£5,899 £6,899

£6,749 £7,749

£5,399 £6,399

Up to £250 per cabin FREE On Board Spend

L150157

Ancient & Modern Cities of Asia

Cruise only Cruise + flights

£3,299 £4,399

£3,899 £4,999

£4,639 £5,739

£6,099 £7,199

£6,999 £8,099

£5,549 £6,649

Up to £250 per cabin FREE On Board Spend

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L150171

Ancient Civilisations & the Indian Ocean

Cruise only Cruise + flight

£2,599 £3,199

£3,099 £3,699

£3,659 £4,259

£4,799 £5,399

£5,499 £6,099

£4,399 £4,999

Up to £300 per cabin FREE On Board Spend

62

W150112

Voyage to South America

Cruise only Cruise + flight

£2,299 £2,849

£2,699 £3,249

£3,249 £3,799

£4,049 £4,599

£4,099 £4,649

£3,869 £4,419

Up to £250 per cabin FREE On Board Spend

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W150123

South American Adventure

Cruise only Cruise + flights

£2,249 £3,449

£2,649 £3,849

£3,199 £4,399

£3,969 £5,169

£3,999 £5,199

£3,799 £4,999

Up to £200 per cabin FREE On Board Spend

66

W150131

From Lost Cities to Rediscovered Beaches

Cruise only Cruise + flight

£2,399 £2,949

£2,799 £3,349

£3,349 £3,899

£4,239 £4,789

£4,249 £4,799

£4,049 £4,599

Up to £250 per cabin FREE On Board Spend

Page

Cruise Code

Destination

54

L150113

Embark for Egypt & the Emirates

56

L150135

58

Contact your travel agent or call our Grand Voyage experts on 0800 0355 023

Added Benefits


Holiday Extensions

Take your Exotic Fly-Cruise even further with a Fred. Olsen Holiday Extension, giving you the luxury to explore a destination in real depth. The prices shown below are per person and are add-on prices to the cruise prices listed inside. Should you book a ‘cruise-only’ price, you will need to arrange your own flights/transfers to join/return from your holiday extension.

Holiday Extensions 2014 Destination Dubai Hong Kong San Diego Easter Island Santiago Sydney Singapore Amman/Petra

Reservations

Premium /Standard

Pre-Cruise Extension Twin Single Room Room

Post-Cruise Extension Single Twin Room Room

Premium Discovery

£999

£1,379

£939

£1,319

Standard Explorer

£259

£399

£259

£399

Premium Explorer

£459

£829

£459

£829

Standard Explorer

£139

£239

£139

£239

Premium Explorer

£559

£859

£549

£849

Standard Explorer

£229

£389

£229

£389

Premium Discovery

£2,809

£3,149

Premium Explorer

£449

£709

Standard Explorer

£189

£309

£189

£309

Premium Explorer 3nts.

£419

£729

£419

£729

Premium Explorer 2nts.

£289

£499

£289

£499

Premium Explorer 3nts.

£419

£779

£419

£779

Premium Explorer 2nts.

£299

£529

£299

£529

Premium Discovery

£929

£1,289

£949

£1,309

Standard Explorer

£159

£219

£159

£219

0800 0355 023

8am-8pm Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm Sat, 10am-4pm Sun

Guest Services

01473 292 444

8.30am-6pm Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm Sat

Holiday Extensions 2015 Destination Dubai Tokyo Singapore Buenos Aires

Premium /Standard

Pre-Cruise Extension Twin Single Room Room

Premium Discovery

£1,179

£1,709

£1,099

£1,629

£269

£409

£269

£409

Standard Explorer

Post-Cruise Extension Single Twin Room Room

£1,379

£2,209

£1,379

£2,209

Standard Explorer

£209

£359

£209

£359

Premium Discovery

£699

£1,059

£699

£1,059

Standard Explorer

£219

£389

£219

£389

£1,629

£1,969

£1,629

£1,969

Premium Discovery

Premium Discovery Standard Explorer

Machu Picchu/ Premium Discovery Lima Standard Explorer

£159

£279

£159

£279

£2,379

£2,859

£2,269

£2,669

£149

£209

£149

£209

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Terms & Conditions: Information shown is correct at the time of publication (June 2013). Prices are per person based on standard occupancy of the lowest grade of cabin category. Prices and offers are subject to availability, can be withdrawn or amended at any time without prior notice and cannot be applied retrospectively. On board spend is non refundable and non transferable. No cash alternative will be given for unused spend. Fly-cruise prices shown are based on economy fares, include APD where applicable and include flight(s) and transfer(s) to/from the ship. Cruise only prices do not include flights and transfers; guests must make their own arrangements to join the ship or, if booked, holiday extension. All bookings are subject to Fred. Olsen’s standard Terms and Conditions, shown on pages 72-75 of the Grand Voyages brochure. E&OE. **Insurance Offer Terms & Conditions: Insurance offer is for free travel insurance and you will only have to pay any additional premium that may be required by Insurers to provide cover for medical conditions declared to the medical screening service. Please ask for full details, terms and conditions. Offer valid until 30th September 2013.

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