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CR U I S E N e w s

October 2019


A huge choice of midweek and weekend breaks Why not explore new places while relaxing and enjoying the best of British hospitality at a fine country house hotel or village by the seaside? Warner is the perfect place to enjoy a short break without the kids.

Self-Drive Breaks - What’s Included: Breakfast & Dinner • Activities & Live Shows • Leisure Facilities Littlecote House, Berkshire

Cricket St Thomas Hotel, Somerset

A perfect base in which to explore the beauty of the North Wessex Downs, the grand majesty of Blenheim Palace or the city of Oxford. Littlecote House offers a wide range of daytime activities that are included in the cost of every break. Whether you want to relax, get your pulse racing or try something you’ve never done before, Littlecote House is the perfect place to be.

The scene of much of the famous TV comedy, To The Manor Born, Cricket St. Thomas was also frequently visited by Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton. This classic country house is set in splendid parkland, with colourful gardens, lakes, and a unique woodland area. The hotel provides extensive entertainment, including nightly live performances, and excellent dining venues, including The Granary which is set in a pretty walled garden.

Departure Date

Theme

Duration

Prices from

Departure Date

Theme

Duration

Prices from

Friday 22 Nov 2019

Ratpack

5 nights

£568pp

Monday 20 Jan 2020

Remixed

4 nights

£309pp

Friday 6 Dec 2019

60’s Festival

3 nights

£329pp

Monday 24 Feb 2020 GOLD

4 nights

£280pp

Monday 3 Feb 2019

Remixed

4 nights

£260pp

Monday 30 Mar 2020

7 nights

£534pp

7 nights

£560pp

Friday 1 May 2020

3 nights

£269pp

Monday 6 Apr 2020

Lakeside Coastal Village, Hayling Island, Hampshire With a bright courtyard at it’s centre, and situated by the sea on Hayling Island in Hampshire, Lakeside makes for a great seaside break. You’ll be bowled over by the warm, friendly atmosphere that captures the hearts of all who visit here. Meet and make friends at the central courtyard, friendly café or cosy bar at the heart of this charming village. Near Arundel and its castle, or Portsmouth Harbour, there are plenty of days out to be had. As with any thriving village there is lots to do, from bars, nightly entertainment and dining, to pitch and putt, archery and indoor bowls.

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Fleetwood Mac

Bembridge Coast Hotel, Isle of Wight Once owned by George V’s Lord in Waiting, Bembridge Coast Hotel overlooks the Solent. The hotel has a wonderful beach, and is an ideal base for touring the Isle of Wight. Balcony rooms allow guests to enjoy the sunrise over the Solent, followed by a dinner in the Four Tides restaurant. Then there is the option of live music and dancing in our Late Lounge. During your stay, why not take a long coastal walk, or come and try archery, bowls or rifle shooting with tuition from one of the lovely team.

Departure Date

Theme

Duration

Prices from

Departure Date

Theme

Duration

Prices from

Friday 8 Nov 2019

Whitney Houston Tribute

3 nights

£228pp

Monday 4 Nov 2019

Tinsel & Turkey

4 nights

£304pp

Friday 20 Dec 2019

Festive Party

2 nights

£138pp

Friday 13 Dec 2019

Soul Express

2 nights

£132pp

Friday 31 Jan 2020

7 nights

£325pp

Friday 28 Feb 2020

Elton John Tribute

3 nights

£198pp

Wed 4 Mar 2020

5 nights

£241pp

Monday 13 Apr 2020

GOLD

4 nights

£244pp

For bookings please call SUSSEX CRUISE CLUB on 01243 871664


EXCLUSIVE SHIP VISIT ONLY AVAILABLE TO WOODS HOLIDAYS AND SUSSEX CRUISE CLUB GUESTS Thursday 9 April 2020

Southampton – Braemar - £60pp

We are excited to announce we will be offering a ship visit to see Fred. Olsen’s Braemar in Southampton. This exclusive opportunity is only available to new customers to Fred. Olsen or guests that have not sailed on Braemar in the past 5 years. Price Includes: Local pick-ups, return coach travel, guided tour of Braemar, Lunch on board the ship with wine     We expect demand to be high and we have limited spaces so please call us today to reserve your place on 01243 871664 Terms & Conditions: *All guests must have valid passports with 6 months validity *£60pp refundable if you subsequently make a cruise booking of 7 nights or more through the Sussex Cruise Club/Woods Holidays

WOODS REACH THEIR £10,000 FUNDRAISING TARGET FOR ST. WILFRID’S HOSPICE

After our successful events throughout 2019 we are delighted to announce we have reached our fundraising target and raised £10,128 for St. Wilfrid’s Hospice in Chichester. This year we entered two teams into the Moonlight Walk in Chichester, each undertaking a 5 and 10 mile walk through the night. A Quiz Night in Bognor was our next fundraising venture and it proved to be a successful evening and a lot of fun and laughter for everyone that took part. Then finally a Team ran the Bognor 10k Road Race, which proved to be a challenge for all and great relief when everyone crossed the finish line! We would like to thank everyone that has supported us with all our events, your good wishes and money donated has reached this amazing total!

We have just spent a lovely afternoon with the Team at St Wilfrid’s looking around their wonderful new facility at Bosham and presenting our cheque. The new hospice has been purpose built, and is a state of the art home offering support to people living with terminal or life limiting illness. Woods are so pleased to have been able to make a difference and support such a worthwhile charity.      

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NEW: Winter Sailings aboard Spirit of Discovery and Spirit of Adventure NEW: Exotic Morocco & The Canaries

NEW: A Norwegian Aurora

19 January 2021 • 16 nights • ALL INCLUSIVE Balcony Cabins from £2,829pp

19 February 2021 • 16 nights • ALL INCLUSIVE Balcony Cabins from £2,895pp

Jan 19 Southampton - Embark Spirit of Adventure Jan 23 Casablanca, Morocco. Jan 25 Agadir, Morocco. Januar 26 Arrecife, Lanzarote. Jan 27 San Sebastian, La Gomera.

Jan 28 Santa Cruz, La Palma. Jan 29-30 Funchal, Madeira. OVERNIGHT Feb 1 Lisbon, Portugal. Feb 4 Southampton - Disembark Spirit of Adventure

Feb 19 Southampton - Embark Spirit of Adventure Feb 22 Åndalsnes, Norway. Feb 23 Trondheim, Norway. Feb 24 Cross the Arctic Circle. Feb 25-26 Tromsø, Norway. OVERNIGHT

Feb 27-March 1 OVERNIGHT Alta, Norway Mar 2 Svolvær, Norway Mar 3 Cross the Arctic Circle Mar 5 Stavanger, Norway March 7 Southampton - Disembark Spirit of Adventure

Tromso, Norway

Casablanca, Morocco

DOUBLE/TWIN

Full Fare

Current Fare

DOUBLE/TWIN

Full Fare

Current Fare

Standard Balcony Deluxe Balcony Balcony Suite

£4,788pp £7,102pp £9,794pp

£2829pp £4,385pp £6,083pp

Standard Balcony Deluxe Balcony Balcony Suite

£4,455pp £6,905pp £9,570pp

£2,895pp £4,488pp £6,225pp

SINGLE

Full Fare

Current Fare

SINGLE

Full Fare

Current Fare

Standard Balcony Superior Balcony Deluxe Balcony Balcony Suite

£6,512 £7,230 £10,894 £13,810

£4,232 £4,699 £7,081 £8,976

Standard Balcony Superior Balcony Deluxe Balcony Balcony Suite

£6,665 £7,401 £11,140 £14,134

£4,332 £4,810 £7,426 £9,187

NEW: South America – Grand Voyage 6 January 2021 • 183 nights • ALL INCLUSIVE Balcony Cabins from £16,169pp Jan 6 Southampton -Embark Spirit of Discovery Jan 10 Funchal, Madeira Jan 13 Mindelo, Cape Verde. Jan18-19 Cruise the Amazon River Jan20 Parintins, Brazil Jan 21-22 Manaus, Brazil. OVERNIGHT Jan23 Cruise the Amazon River Jan 24 Santarem, Brazil Jan 25-26 Cruise the Amazon River Jan 28 Fortaleza, Brazil Jan31 Salvador, Brazil Feb 3-4 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil OVERNIGHT Feb 7 Buenos Aires, Argentina Feb 8 Montevideo, Uruguay Feb 11-12 Stanley, Falkland Islands OVERNIGHT Feb 14 Cruise Cape Horn Feb 15 Ushuaia, Argentina Feb 17 Punta Arenas, Chile

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Feb20 Puerto Chacabuco, Chile Feb 22 Puerto Montt, Chile Feb 25 Valparaiso, Chile Mar 1-2 Callao, Peru OVERNIGHT Mar 4 Machala, Ecuador Mar5 Guayaquil, Ecuador Mar 8 Flamenco Marina, Panama Mar 9 Transit the Panama Canal Mar 9-10 Colón, Panama Mar 12 Cartagena, Colombia Mar 13 Santa Marta, Colombia Mar 15 Willemstad, Curacao Mar 17 St John’s, Antigua Mar 24 Ponta Delgada, Azores Mar 27 Lisbon, Portugal Mar 30 Southampton - Disembark Spirit of Discovery after breakfast

DOUBLE/TWIN

Full Fare

Current Fare

Standard Balcony Deluxe Balcony Balcony Suite

£23,099pp £38,113pp £49,663pp

£16,169pp £24,773pp £32,281pp

SINGLE

Full Fare

Current Fare

Standard Balcony Superior Balcony Deluxe Balcony Balcony Suite

£34,556 £38,368 £57,805 £73,282

£25,917 £28,776 £37,573 £47,633

Machu Picchu, Peru

Ushuaia, Argentina

For bookings please call SUSSEX CRUISE CLUB on 01243 871664


Classical Rhine River Cruise 12 September 2020 • 9 Days From £1,919pp From Switzerland to The Netherlands, we cruise along one of the most important and attractive rivers in Europe. Delight in the panorama of the mythenshrouded Middle Rhine Valley, take a detour along the romantic Moselle and explore some of the pretty towns along the way. Amadeus Queen The Amadeus Queen was built in 2018 and has four decks offering a panoramic restaurant, bar/lounge, river terrace, sun deck, indoor pool, fitness room, hair salon, massage room and a gift shop. Accommodating a maximum of 162 passengers, there are different grades of stateroom available, all cabins are en-suite and have TV, telephone, safe, hairdryer and individual climate control. There is a lift, but this does not serve the sundeck. Onboard entertainment includes lectures, cooking demonstrations and music performances. Day 1 We make our way to Dover for the short sea crossing to Calais.  Then across France and on to our overnight hotel near Saarbrucken. Day 2 We continue our journey to Basel, and board the Amadeus Queen in the afternoon.  Tonight, enjoy a welcome cocktail before dinner and setting sail for Strasbourg. Day 3 We cruise into the Alsace region of France and reach Strasbourg during breakfast.  We have an included guided tour of the city this morning, and this afternoon you could explore independently, or there is an optional excursion along the Alsace wine route.   Day 4 Before breakfast, we arrive in the Rhineland-Palatinate town of Speyer, where the morning is free or there is an optional guided walking tour of the historic centre.  We then cruise along the Rhine to Mannheim where there is an optional excursion to Heidelberg available. Day 5 Two charming stops today.  In the morning we have Rüdesheim, a town well known for its wine making.  There is an optional tour to the Mechanical Music Museum before we depart to cruise the most beautiful section of the river – the Upper Middle Rhine Valley.  Shortly after, we arrive in Koblenz, one of Germany’s oldest and most beautiful towns. 

Day 6 An early departure takes us on a detour onto the Mosel River to the little town of Cochem, where the magnificent castle dominates the landscape. There is an optional tour with wine tasting or you could simply stroll through the narrow streets among half-timbered housing soaking up the atmosphere.  During dinner we cruise toward Cologne. Day 7 Our morning is spent in the vibrant city of Cologne, with its rich cultural history and many world-famous sights, including the wonderful cathedral.  There is an optional walking tour to get some historic insight into the city.  We spend the afternoon cruising and this evening the captain invites you to a Gala Dinner, full of wonderful regional dishes. Day 8 By lunchtime we arrive in Hoorn, the picturesque Dutch town where you can start on an optional excursion to Amsterdam.  Those remaining on board will discover the beauty of the Dutch waterways as the ship glides towards the capital, where it will remain docked for the evening. Day 9 We disembark after breakfast and travel though Belgium and into France.  We have an afternoon crossing from Calais to Dover, and then we make our way to the local area to meet our taxis.

What’s Included: • Luxury Coach Travel • Door to Door Service • Half Board Overnight Hotels • Gourmet Dining Amadeus Queen (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Midnight Snack) • Drinks Package Onboard • 24-Hour Coffee/Tea Station • Entertainment Onboard • Services of Woods Tour Escort Please note: For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, Amadeus and the captain of the ship reserve the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise.  Some steps may be necessary to embark/disembark at different stops. Details and prices of optional tours shown in the itinerary will be sent to you closer to the date of departure.  The drinks package is onboard only, and includes free-flow wine, draft beer and soft drinks at lunch and dinner.

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Fred. Olsen sailings including FREE return transfers

Springtime Scenery in the Fjordland From £1,099pp 8 May 2020 • 8 nights • Braemar Sails from Southampton

Room Type

Prices from

Includes

Interior

£1,099pp

FREE TRANSFERS

Ocean View

£1,399pp

FREE TRANSFERS

Superior Ocean View

£1,629pp

FREE TRANSFERS

Balcony Twin

£2,099pp

FREE TRANSFERS

Single

£1,899

FREE TRANSFERS

Room Type

Prices from

Includes

Interior

£1,099pp

FREE TRANSFERS

Ocean View

£1,299pp

FREE TRANSFERS

Balcony

£2,299pp

FREE TRANSFERS

Suite

£2,549pp

FREE TRANSFERS

Single

£1,899

FREE TRANSFERS

Relax on this journey of discovery as you pass by awe-inspiring sights galore, including the dramatic peaks of the Nordfjord and Hornelen at sunset. From Olden you can marvel at the Briksdal Glacier or take in the scenic views from the top of the Loen Skylift. Meanwhile, the likes of Bergen’s colourful Bryggen Wharf and Stavanger’s Old Town provide opportunities for rewarding exploration. This is a good choice for first time cruisers and will be escorted throughout.

Into the Heart of Spain & Bordeaux From £1,099pp 16 May 2020 • 8 nights • Braemar Sails from Southampton Cruise with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines aboard Braemar, as she docks centrally in every port of call. After savouring views of sprawling French countryside during a scenic cruise along the Gironde and Garonne rivers, you’ll be able to explore Bordeaux as you dock in the heart of the city. Three enticing Spanish ports follow. Enjoy even more culinary delights in Aviles, discover the ancient Cave of Altamira from Santander; and uncover some of the many attractions of La Coruna.

Terms & Conditions: All cruises shown can only be booked directly through Woods Holidays (Agent bookings not permitted). Free transfers only apply to passengers residing in the Woods pick-up area – call for further details. This cruise is operated by Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Ltd, for whom Woods Holidays acts as agent.

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For bookings please call SUSSEX CRUISE CLUB on 01243 871664


Fred. Olsen sailings including FREE return transfers

Capital Cities of the Baltic From £1,799pp 1 June 2020 • 13 nights • Braemar Sails from Southampton

Room Type

Prices from

Includes

Interior

£1,799pp

FREE TRANSFERS

Ocean View

£2,149pp

FREE TRANSFERS

Balcony

£3,449pp

FREE TRANSFERS

Suite

£4,299pp

FREE TRANSFERS

Single

£3,099

FREE TRANSFERS

Experience cultural exploration at its finest as you visit five countries in less than two weeks aboard Braemar. Iconic highlights include; the Danish Royal residences of Copenhagen, the invigorating saunas of Finland and the medieval spires of Tallinn. Staying overnight in St Petersburg allows time to discover opulent palaces and museums by day and ballet by evening. Before returning to the UK, the historic delights of Germany await, before enjoying a scenic cruise along the Kiel Canal.

American Waterways in the Fall, with New York From £4,999pp 29 September 2020 • 34 nights • Balmoral Sails from Southampton Unforgettable experiences await you on this epic exploration, from Boston’s fusion of hi-tech towers and classic Georgian architecture to the Famous landmarks of Washington DC., seen on a tour from Baltimore. You’ll also visit three provinces of Canada during the fall and spend two days in New York City. Sailing in via the iconic Statue of Liberty, the must-see attractions include Central Park, Broadway and the 9/11 Memorial Museum. If that’s not enough, Balmoral will sail the size-restricted Cape Cod Canal, Hudson River and Chesapeake & Delaware Canal, all set to a backdrop of red, yellow and brown foliage.

Room Type

Prices from

Includes

Interior

£4,999

Free Transfers & £200pp onboard spending money

Ocean View

£5,999pp

Free Transfers & £200pp onboard spending money

Balcony

£10,999pp

Free Transfers & £200pp onboard spending money

Suite

£11,999pp

Free Transfers & £200pp onboard spending money

Single

£9,669

Free Transfers & £200pp onboard spending money

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is bonded via ABTA W0637 and ATOL 5016, full terms and conditions are available on request and can be found at the Fred. Olsen Cruises website. The transport is provided by Woods Holidays and does not form part of the FOCL cruise package and is not covered by the FOCL bond.  

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SAIL AWAY ON A SHORT BREAK Think short break, think escaping to relaxing days at sea and great doorstep destinations. You can sail year-round, maybe in search of sunshine or just a well deserved weekend away with friends, whatever you are looking for our selected short breaks could be just the tonic!  

14 February 2020 Black Watch • 5 nights

20 May 2020 Queen Mary 2 • 4 nights

Southampton – Amsterdam (overnight stay) – Antwerp (overnight stay) – Southampton

Southampton – Bruges or Brussels (tours from Zeebrugge) – St Peter Port, Guernsey – Southampton

Ocean view from £449pp

From £599pp

10 April 2020 Britannia • 2 nights

08 August 2020 Ventura • 2 nights

Southampton – Bruges (from Zeebrugge) – Southampton

Southampton – Cherbourg – Southampton

Early Saver Fare from £311pp

Early Saver Fare from £239pp

09 May 2020 Ventura • 2 nights

19 August 2020 Queen Victoria • 4 nights

Southampton – St Peter Port, Guernsey – Southampton

Southampton – Amsterdam – Bruges or Brussels (tours from Zeebrugge) – Southampton

Early Saver Fare from £249pp

From £599pp

TELEPHONE: 01243 871664 43 Aldwick Road, Bognor Regis, PO21 2NL Terms & Conditions: Prices shown are correct at time of publication (October 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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