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CRUISE News

JANUARY 2019


CRUISING TO LIVERPOOL 2020

24 March 2020 4 nights • From £563pp With our 2019 departure completely full, we are delighted to offer you another wonderful exclusive package. We begin with a two-night stay aboard Fred. Olsen’s Black Watch as she sails from Southampton to Liverpool. We then enjoy two nights at the four-star Hallmark Queen Hotel in Chester, with a guided tour of Liverpool Cathedral of Chester.

Room Type

Prices from

Inside Room

£563pp

Ocean view room

£598pp

Superior Ocean view room

£632pp

Terrace Balcony Suite

£706pp

Junior Suite

£695pp

Single Room

£695pp

ITINERARY Day 1: A late morning taxi will collect you from your home and take you to your Woods coach to travel to Southampton, where we board the Black Watch to enjoy 2 nights on board. Day 2: Enjoy a day at sea enjoying the ship’s facilities. In the evening enjoy a delicious five-course dinner and a range of entertainment. Day 3: We disembark in Liverpool in the morning and we start our day with a guided coach tour of this fascinating city. You will then have free time at Albert Dock to visit the many attractions, before a guided tour of Liverpool Cathedral followed by tea and cake. Finally we travel to Chester and arrive at our hotel. Day 4: After a leisurely breakfast we travel to Chester, where we are met by our local guide for a guided coach tour of the city followed by a short walking tour. The rest of your day is free for your own exploration. We return to our hotel with time to relax before dinner. Day 5: We bid farewell to Cheshire and make our way homewards, arriving into the local area early evening to meet the taxis to take you home.   

Hallmark The Queen Chester  Originally opened in 1860, our four-star hotel retains its Victorian grandeur while offering the modern comforts you would expect. Charles Dickens and Lillie Langtree were regular guests and you can imagine them relaxing here when you see the vaulted ceilings, spectacular staircases and regal public areas of this stately building. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, Wi-Fi, ironing facilities, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift. www.hallmarkhotels.co.uk

What’s Included: • Door to door service • Luxury coach travel • Two nights aboard Black Watch (Full board) • Two nights Hallmark Queen Hotel (Half board) • Liverpool & Cathedral Tour • Chester Guided Tour

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EXCLUSIVE EVENTS IN 2019 Tuesday 29 January 2019 New Zealand evening by Kirra Tours Chichester Harbour Hotel at 7pm There is probably no other place in the world better suited to a touring holiday than New Zealand. We have teamed up with Kirra Tours to offer you a fantastic tour to discover all of New Zealand’s highlights. Come along and meet Tui as she presents this once in a lifetime itinerary at our exclusive event. Thursday 7 February 2019 Discover the world with Wendy Wu Tours George Bell House, Chichester at 2:30pm Award winning Wendy Wu Tours is the UK’s leading Asia tour specialist, offering fully inclusive, escorted trips to China, Vietnam, Japan and more. Join Joe from Wendy Wu Tours at our afternoon presentation to learn more about these exciting tours. Thursday 14 February 2019 Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Open Day Woods Holidays, Bognor Regis from 10am until 3pm We are proud to be one of Fred. Olsen’s top selling agents and invite you to join us for our Open Day where you can learn more about their small ocean ships and river cruises that are available in 2019 & 2020. We will have a representative from Fred. Olsen joining us for the day to give first-hand information and advice. Tuesday 19 February 2019 An evening with Riviera Travel Chichester Harbour Hotel at 7pm From European River Cruises to the Wonders of the Nile, Worldwide Escorted Tours to Exclusive Solo Holidays, Riviera Travel may be the holiday company you are looking for. Join Paul from Riviera Travel as he showcases the wonderful holidays available to you. There is a £5pp charge to attend each of our events - All proceeds will go to St Wilfrid’s Hospice. We are proud to support St Wilfrid’s Hospice as our chosen charity for 2019. Look out for news about our fundraising activities over the coming months in our newsletters and on social media.

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Splendours of the Danube 9th July 2019 • 7 nights • Full Board Departing London Heathrow Prices from £1,299pp You’ll be swept off your feet by the spectacular scenery on this relaxing cruise. Sailing aboard Filia Rheni II – which is chartered exclusively for Saga customers – your Danube journey takes in Hungary, Croatia, Bulgaria and Romania as it wends its way towards the Black Sea. In addition to the stunning scenery, including that of the Iron Gates gorge and the Danube Delta, you’ll have time to explore some fascinating ports of call. And you can look forward to included guided tours of two major European cities – Budapest and also Bucharest, where you’ll stay overnight. Itinerary: Fly UK to Budapest- Budapest- Vukovar – Iron Gates – Rousse – Danube Delta – Sheraton Bucharest Hotel – Chiciu to Bucharest- Fly Bucharest to UK

Occidental Isla Cristina, Huelva Spain 9th May 2019 • 7 nights • All Inclusive Departing London Gatwick Price from £769pp Get away from it all at this Andalusian-style resort hotel, which enjoys a peaceful setting off the beaten track in the classic Spanish coastal town of Isla Cristina. A great choice for walkers, birdwatchers or photographers, the hotel is ideally located to a thriving traditional fishing port dotted with shady plazas and typical bars and cafes amid the narrow lanes of the old town. Saga price includes … • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners • Free bar open 12 hours a day from 11am to 11pm, serves local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. • Unlimited tea and coffee making facilities within the hotel • Wine and water at lunch and dinner • Fruit and water available • Free Wi-Fi at your hotel • Porterage at your hotel • Return flights and transfers • Optional travel insurance

Cabin Type

Prices from

Deluxe Outside E Grade Cabin

£1,299pp

Deluxe Outside C Grade Cabin

£1,649pp

Deluxe Outside B Grade Cabin

£1,949pp

Deluxe Outside A Grade Cabin

£2,049pp

Included extras • Saga host • Welcome drink and drinks reception • Saga Lounge plus

Including … • 20 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners (one night in hotel) • Optional travel insurance • UK travel service • Return flights and transfers • Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on the ship • Drinks reception and Captain’s dinner • Saga cruise host • Saga cruise assistant on board • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board • Entertainment and activities on the ship

Plus these excursions • Huelva and the coast (half day) • Guadiana River and Vila Real, Portugal (half day)

Excursions • City tour of Budapest • Sightseeing tour of Bucharest

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For bookings please call SUSSEX CRUISE CLUB on 01243 871664

Terms & conditions Apply


18 DAY NEW ZEALAND PANORAMA TOUR

A destination unlike any other, a truly breathtakingly beautiful country, where spectacular fiords are waiting to be explored and towering mountains cloak wide open spaces of untouched wilderness. A mystical place of rolling hills, boiling mud pools, ancient rainforests, picturesque lakes & majestic scenery. There is probably no other place in the world better suited to a touring holiday & Woods Holidays are proud to present you with an exclusive tour in March 2020.

March 2020 • Price TBC Rich in culture & steeped in beauty this escorted tour features iconic sightseeing excursions, authentic cultural experiences and spectacular train journeys showcasing the best each region has to offer.

Tour includes: • Return international economy flights, taxes & current fuel surcharges • 2 night stopover in Singapore, including a city sightseeing tour • 17 nights premium hotel accommodation in New Zealand, including porterage • Full breakfast daily (B), 1 lunch (L) & 15 dinners (D) including welcome & farewell dinners • Travel by 5-star luxury touring coach, guided by a professional coach captain • All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as shown • Airport arrival & departure transfers in New Zealand Highlights • Historic Bay of Islands • Thermal wonderland of Rotorua • Napier, the Art Deco capital of the world • Wellington, the nation’s capital • World Heritage listed Mt Cook National Park • Dunedin, the Edinburgh of the South • Fiordland National Park • Spectacular Southern Lakes & West Coast regions

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including flights from UK Includes FREE transfers from home

Terms & Conditions Apply

Experience the magic of the total solar eclipse in the stunning surrounds of Chile. Take a once in a lifetime trip to witness the spectacle that is the total solar eclipse in Chile, as well as ticking off the must-see sights in Brazil, Argentina and Peru on a grand tour of South America. Price includes…

Itinerary:

• Return international economy flights, taxes and

current fuel surcharges (unless a land only option is selected) • Return flight chartered by Wendy Wu to La Serena eclipse viewing area • All accommodation • Meals as stated • Touring with guides and entrance fees • All transportation and transfers • English speaking Local Guides

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Day 1-2: Fly to Rio de Janeiro. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. This afternoon, take a panoramic city tour, stopping at some of the city’s beautiful sights before ascending Sugarloaf Mountain by cable car for breathtaking views over the city, its beaches and the surrounding bay and islands. This evening, enjoy an exciting samba evening (lunch). Day 3: Christ the Redeemer. Climb onboard a jeep and head off to explore deeper into the city, the perfect way to soak up Rio’s carioca spirit. Pass through residential neighbourhoods, green hills on one side and the twinkling blue of the ocean on the other. The tour includes the 19th-century hillside neighbourhood of Santa Teresa, an area with a wonderfully bohemian atmosphere, and the world’s largest urban forest, tropical Tijuca. (Breakfast, Dinner)

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Day 4: Iguaçu is the largest waterfall system in the world, with hundreds of cascades pouring off the edge of the Parana Plateau. Today fly to Iguacu and discover paths and catwalks to wander. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 9: After breakfast, leave Valparaiso and head back to the city of Santiago. This afternoon, experience a fascinating and educational vineyard tour, tasting a variety of locally produced wines.(Breakfast, Lunch) Day 10: Early this morning you will leave the hotel and transfer to the airport for your 1-hour flight north by private charter to the seaside city of La Serena, one of the best place to witness the solar eclipse. From the airport you’ll be transferred around 2.5 hours up to a prime vantage point, where you can settle yourself comfortably to enjoy the show with solar glasses. Wendy Wu Tours has a dedicated area at the vantage point for our customers, and you will enjoy a fantastic picnic lunch with wine while there. The eclipse is due to take place around 16:00. Later, return to the airport and fly back to Santiago. Please be aware that today will be a long day waking at around 4am and returning to your hotel in Santiago at around midnight. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 5: Today you will see a completely different side of the falls as you wander along the Argentinian half of Iguaçu which offers a fantastic overview of the whole of the falls and showcases its power and magnificence. This afternoon, take a unique opportunity to learn about the indigenous culture of the Mbororé Aldea people. (Breakfast, Dinner) Day 6: Fly to Argentina’s flamboyant capital city Buenos Aires. This evening there is the option (payable locally) to sit down to dinner and a sultry tango show. (Breakfast) Day 7: Buenos Aires is a delight to explore and that’s exactly what you’ll do today on a city tour. This will include the vibrant districts of La Boca, San Telmo and Recoleta. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 11: Spend the morning at leisure, and then lunch on fish fresh from the morning’s catch at well-known restaurant El Galeon located in the bustling Central Market. Afterwards, embark on a city tour which will allow you to experience Santiago’s eclectic contrasts. (Breakfast, Lunch) Day 12: After breakfast today, bid goodbye to Chile and travel to Peru and the Scared Valley. By travelling straight to the Sacred Valley rather than staying in the nearby city of Cusco the risk of altitude sickness is minimised as you will have a while to acclimatise. (Breakfast) Day 13: The Urubamba, or ‘Sacred’, Valley is home to Incan citadels and beautiful landscapes. Beginning in the charming town of Pisac, visit the excellent market to both mingle with the locals and to browse the plentiful Peruvian handicrafts. Later, meet a typical Inca community at Ollantaytambo. The town has some wonderfully preserved Incan houses. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 8: Today fly to Santiago, Chile and travel to the coast to visit the manicured seaside resort of Vina del Mar and the bohemian port town of Valparaíso. Valparaíso is a unique and delightful tangle, draped over a series of hills. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 14: Transfer 30 minutes to Ollantaytambo to board the panoramic Vistadome train that will take you through the mountainous landscapes to the small town of Aguas Calientes. From here you will ascend to the Incan citadel of Machu Picchu by shuttle bus, which takes about 30 minutes along winding roads. A guided tour will give you some insight into the Inca Empire. This includes up to four hours of sightseeing, walking on uneven terrain. Return to the village of Machu Picchu for your overnight stay. This day is at altitude. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) Day 15: Take a three-hour train ride back to the station of Poroy and transfer to Cusco, enjoying beautiful scenery along the way. This evening witness an enthralling folklore show and learn about the local culture to finish your incredible South American experience. (Breakfast, Dinner) Day 16-17: Fly to Lima to connect with your international flight to the UK, arriving home the same or following day. (Breakfast)

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FRE + FR EE Spain, Portugal & Madeira 22 March 2019 • 11 nights Sails from Southampton • Balmoral • L1903 • Savour authentic Portuguese egg custard tarts and Madeiran wine • Enjoy a boat cruise along the tranquil waters of the Douro River in Oporto • Wander the inspirational gardens of Madeira Cabin Type

Price from

Interior

£999pp

Includes FREE drinks & Tips ✔

Ocean View

£1,299pp

Balcony

£2,099pp

Suites

£2,199pp

Singles

£1,799

The Highlights of Andalusia 7 April 2019 • 11 nights Sails from Southampton • Braemar • M1908 • Explore attractions easily in all ports of call, courtesy of Braemar docking closer • In Cadiz, indulge in some authentic tapas or wander through the charming Old Town and admire a number of historic sites • Marvel at Seville’s Alcazar Palace and Gothic Cathedral or perhaps watch a sultry Flamenco performance Cabin Type

Price from

Interior

£1,199pp

Includes FREE drinks & Tips ✔

Ocean View

£1,549pp

Balcony

£2,549pp

Suites

£2,999pp

Singles

£1,999

Cruising to the Heart of the Baltic   26 May 2019 • 13 nights Sails from Southampton • Braemar • M1913 • Discover Copenhagen’s castles and palaces from Braemar’s convenient berth in the heart of the city • Wander the cobblestone streets of Ronne on the Danish island of Bornholm • Take in the iconic landmarks of St Petersburg by day, before spending the evening at the ballet perhaps

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Cabin Type

Price from

Interior

£1,699pp

Includes FREE drinks & Tips ✔

Ocean View

£1,999pp

Balcony

£3,399pp

Suites

£4,199pp

Singles

£3,099

For bookings please call SUSSEX CRUISE CLUB on 01243 871664


EE Drinks & Tips On almost every Fred. Olsen cruise

Cashback – up to £100pp on selected cruises

Terms & conditions Apply

Icelandic Wonders & Wildlife 18 June 2019 • 13 nights Sails from Dover • Boudicca • D1914 • Bathe in mineral rich waters at the Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa • Two days in Reykjavic allows ample time to uncover the treasures of the famous Golden Circle route • Go in search of minke and humpback whales in their natural habitat Cabin Type

Price from

Interior

£1,899pp

Includes FREE drinks & Tips ✔

Ocean View

£2,199pp

Balcony

£3,299pp

Suites

£3,499pp

Singles

£3,199

Mediterranean with Lavender in Provence 9 July 2019 • 14 nights Sails from Southampton • Braemar • M1917 • Head into the Provence region, famed for its flourishing fragrant lavender. • Tour to Monte Toro and savour spectacular views from Menorca’s highest peak • Uncover the Roman heritage of Cartagena Cabin Type

Price from

Interior

£1,799pp

Includes FREE drinks & Tips ✔

Ocean View

£2,099pp

Balcony

£3,699pp

Suites

£4,299pp

Singles

£3,349

Cruising the Fjords of Norway    14 August 2019 • 8 nights Sails from Southampton • Braemar • M1920 • Tour to the spectacular Vorringsfoss Waterfall, or savour authentic local treats at the Hardanger Juice and Cider Factory • Explore the highlights of Stavanger, including the historic Gamle Stavanger district • Bergen is your gateway to Mount Floyen and Troldhaugen Museum, the former home of Edvard Grieg Cabin Type

Price from

Interior

1,199pp

Includes FREE drinks & Tips ✔

Ocean View

£1,399pp

Balcony

£2,449pp

Suites

£2,949pp

Singles

£1,999

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DISCOVER THE FREEDOM OF A P&O CRUISES HOLIDAY

Available on applicable Select Price bookings for Sea view cabins, Balcony cabins and Suites

BOOK BY 28 FEBRUARY 2019

The perfect incentive to book now

Extra to spend on board

A 5% low deposit offer

Canary Islands & Portugal

Norwegian Fjords

Scandinavia & Russia

Azura A907 26 Mar 2019 | 12 nights

Ventura N910 5 May 2019 | 7 nights

Aurora R907 13 May 2019 | 14 nights

Sea view Select Price from

Sea view Select Price from

Sea view Select Price from

With

With

With

£1,099pp £230

on-board spending money per Sea view cabin

£799pp £140

on-board spending money per Sea view cabin

£1,799pp £280

on-board spending money per Sea view cabin

Inside Cabins

£1,049pp

Inside Cabins

£699pp

Inside Cabins

£1,329pp

Sea View (outside) Cabins

£1,099pp

Sea View (outside) Cabins

£799pp

Sea View (outside) Cabins

£1,799pp

Balcony Cabins

£1,349pp

Balcony Cabins

£929pp

Balcony Cabins

£1,949pp

Suites

£2,469pp

Suites

£1,829pp

Suites

£4,329pp

Spain, Monaco & Italy

Caribbean Transatlantic

Caribbean & America Discovery

Azura A913 18 May 2019 | 14 nights

Azura A927 18 October 2019 | 14 nights

Aurora R001 4 January 2020 | 55 nights

Sea view Select Price from

Sea view Select Price from

Sea view Select Price from

With

With

With

£1,299pp £280

on-board spending money per Sea view cabin

£1,299pp £320

on-board spending money per Sea view cabin

£6,299pp £1,200

on-board spending money per Sea view cabin

Inside Cabins

£1,349pp

Inside Cabins

£1,189pp

Inside Cabins

£4,799pp

Sea View (outside) Cabins

£1,299pp

Sea View (outside) Cabins

£1,299pp

Sea View (outside) Cabins

£6,299pp

Balcony Cabins

£1,699pp

Balcony Cabins

£1,649pp

Balcony Cabins

£9,999pp

Suites

£3,419pp

Suites

Sold out

Suites

£19,199pp

†Select Prices shown are per person based on two adults sharing the lowest grade of cabin available within the applicable cabin type and are subject to availability.

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Aurora Explorer Saga Sapphire 21st February 2020 • 16 Nights Departs Southampton/Returns to Dover

Cabin Type

Prices from

Inside Cabin

£2,538pp

Outside Cabin

£2,969pp

Superior Cabin

£3,739pp

Suite

£5,608pp

Norway is the perfect stage on which to witness the magical dance of the Northern Lights. On pristine sets of Arctic tundra, frozen lakes and twinkling eiderdowns of fresh snow you will feel that these ethereal recitals of light are played out just for you. This magical winter cruise on our small ship Saga Sapphire opens up a world of winter adventure that before the experience you could only imagine existed in the movies Itinerary: Southampton- Day at Sea (2) – Bergen, Norway – Alesund, Norway – Day at Sea – Tromso, Norway – Alta, Norway – Day at Sea – Kristiansand, Norway – Day at Sea – Stavanger, Norway – Day at Sea – Dover

Saga price includes… • Chauffeur service up to 250 miles • All meals onboard including 24- hour room service • A choice of wines at lunch and dinner • All on-board gratuities • Your own Arctic Jacket • Entertainment and activities • Welcome cocktail party and Captain’s dinner • All port taxes and visas • Optional travel insurance

Adventure in the Canaries and Morocco Saga Sapphire 23rd October 2019 • 14 Nights Departs Southampton

Cabin Type

Prices from

Inside Cabin

£2,685pp

Outside Cabin

£3,069pp

Superior Cabin

£3,623pp

Suite

£5,072pp

Embrace the opportunity to try all kinds of new activities on this energising cruise to the subtropical Canaries. Take a new approach to sightseeing and ride a 1930s tram around Lisbon, barter in the Suk-al-Had market in Agadir where the air is heavy with the smell of spices, or visit the mummies in Tenerife’s Museum of Nature and Man. Itinerary: Southampton – Day at Sea (2) – Lisbon, Portugal – Day at Sea – Agadir, Morocco – Arrecife, Lanzarote – Las Palmas, Gran Canaria – Santa Cruz, Tenerife – Santa Cruz, La Palma – Funchal, Portugal – Day at Sea x3 – Southampton

Terms & conditions apply.

Saga price includes … • Chauffeur service up to 250 miles • All meals on board, including 24 -hour room service • Selected drinks • All on-board gratuities • Entertainment and activities • Welcome cocktail party and Captain’s dinner • All port taxes and visas • UK mainland travel service to and from Southampton • Optional travel insurance

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ENCHANTING RHINE & YULETIDE MARKETS

5 DAYS FROM ONLY £499pp* VARIOUS DATES IN DECEMBER 2019 Discover the magical ambience of Germany’s traditional Christmas markets with their host of unique, inspired gift ideas, plus the stunning Rhineland in its wintry splendour. Cruise through the world famous and dramatic Rhine Gorge before arriving in the renowned wine town of Rüdesheim. Spend the afternoon wandering the Christmas markets of this charming spot. Explore Koblenz, dramatically situated at the confluence of the Rhine & Moselle Rivers, on a guided tour with free time to browse its lovely Christmas market. GERMANY Discover Bonn on a guided tour of Germany’s historic former capital before arriving back in Cologne, where the rest of the day is free to discover one (or all) of its seven Christmas markets. Düsseldorf

Cologne

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Koblenz

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So much is included • 4 visits and tours including guided tours of Bonn and Koblenz; and visits to Rudesheim and Cologne • 4 nights on board in your choice of luxury cabin or suite, with river views • All meals on board from dinner on your day of arrival through to breakfast on your day of departure, including welcome cocktails and the Captain’s Dinner • Complimentary on-board tea and coffee • Complimentary on board Wi-Fi Plus, of course… • Return scheduled flights or seats on Eurostar from London St Pancras • Five-star service from an English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides • S ervices of a Riviera Travel cruise director and tour manager • All port charges, airport taxes and overseas transfers • ABTA and ATOL protection *Price based on 18 December 2019 departure from Heathrow

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43 Aldwick Road, Bognor Regis, PO21 2NL Terms & Conditions: Prices shown are correct at time of publication (January 2019). All fares and benefits shown in this brochure are subject to availability and can be withdrawn without notice. Individual cruise operators terms and conditions apply to each booking and can be supplied upon request. Offers shown are for new bookings only and cannot be applied retrospectively or in conjunction with other promotional offers. All fares are based on two passengers sharing the lead in priced accommodation, unless otherwise stated. There may be additional charges to pay, fuel supplements or gratuities or taxes – please check at the time of booking. Some ports may be at anchor. Where shown Free Transfers apply to passengers residing in the Sussex Cruise Club (SCC) pick up area, please call for further details. Transfers maybe by taxi or Woods coach. The Sussex Cruise Club is a trading name of the Woods Travel Group.

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