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the small ship discovery crUise specialist

meDiTerraNeaN | araBia iNDiaN OCeaN | afriCa

BalTiC | NOrWay | BriTiSH iSleS

novemBer 2014 - octoBer 2015

iSSueD OCTOBer 2014

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WELComET H e a D v e N T u r e a S H O r e . T H e D i S C O v e r y O N B O a r D .

W H e r e W i l l y O u r N e X T v O y a g e O f D i S C O v e r y T a k e y O u ?

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C O N T e N T S

iNTrODuCTiONaward-winning value 6 – 7Destinations 8 – 9Shore excursions 10 – 11guest Speakers 12Partnership Cruises 13introduction to Voyager 14 – 18Special interests 19getting to Voyager 20 – 21

graND vOyageS 22 – 23

auTumN/WiNTer 2014/15 CruiSeS 24 – 35

Summer NO-fly 2015 CruiSeS 36 – 49

Summer fly 2015 CruiSeS 50 – 61

eXTeND yOur CruiSe 62 – 65

guest Speakers 66 – 69general information 70 – 73Booking Conditions 74 – 77Cabins, Deck Plans and fares 78 – 83Cruise Calendar 83

Welcome to the latest voyages of Discovery brochure. i hope you like our brand new look. Over the last few months we’ve been collating feedback from our customers about what they would like to see from their cruise – so look out for changes from our November 2015 season onwards.

Our winter 2014/15 programme is proving very popular, with Voyager circumnavigating South africa, and our summer 2015 itineraries also offer something for everyone, with a great range of wonderful cruises closer to home. you’ll find no-fly cruises sailing from Portsmouth and Harwich to destinations including madeira, the ‘floating garden of the atlantic’, the volcanic azores archipelago, spectacular Norway and our very own British isles. There’s also a four-day taster cruise to guernsey and france and a popular return to russia’s remote Solovetsky islands.

for those who prefer to explore a little further afield our summer 2015 fly cruise itineraries head south to an array of stunning ports of call in the mediterranean, aegean and adriatic Seas.

Wherever you choose to travel, Voyager is the perfect base from which to explore. Small and elegant, she carries no more than 540 passengers and the atmosphere on board is relaxed and informal with our attentive crew taking good care of each and every guest. There’s a programme of activities to join during days at sea if you wish and of course, our engaging guest Speakers will enrich your cruise with a fascinating programme of talks – it’s all included in your fare.

Due to her small size Voyager can take you to the heart of many off-the-beaten-track destinations, and once on shore you can choose to explore with our range of optional shore excursions or simply head off and do your own thing. We also offer a programme of optional, pre- and post-cruise extensions, which mean you can experience more of a destination and really make the most of your holiday – whatever you want to do the choice is all yours.

We look forward to welcoming you on board Voyager very soon.

ian Smith, group CeO, voyages of Discovery

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it’s your holiday, so we want you to spend it doing the things you love. That’s why, when you cruise with us, you’ll find we give you the freedom to shape your own days. listen to a guest lecture, laze by the pool, join an excursion or hop ashore

and go your own way. There’s always plenty to do, and never any pressure to do it. That’s just how we sail.

everyone’s different, and what you want from your holiday won’t be the same as the next person. in fact, what you want from one day might not be what you want from the next. So relax, get involved if you want to, or just do your own thing. Whether you join an arts and crafts workshop, watch a culinary demonstration, get energetic at a Zumba class or just lie back and soak up some sun in the hot tub, we’ll do everything we can to help you have a great time.

go with the experts, or go yoUr own way The same goes when we sail into port. you’ll find there’s always a choice of carefully arranged excursions full of expert insights and local gems. But you’ll also find you can stay on board or set out on your own, and we’ll be happy to give you all the advice and suggestions you need. most excursions can be booked up until a couple of days before arrival into port, so you won’t have to make up your mind any time soon, and you’ll only pay for what you choose to do – easy.

When it comes to dining on board, we’ve two great restaurants for you to choose from – the elegant Discovery restaurant or the more relaxed veranda restaurant, with its big ocean views and fantastic buffet. eat inside, eat outside, even order room service. as ever, it’s all up to you.

SEE thE WorLd, your Way

Jordan

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QUality, hand-picKed destinations

On every one of our cruises you’ll find a carefully crafted selection of destinations, from iconic sights to off-the-beaten-track treasures. They’re amazing places you’ll love exploring, so we stay in port longer to let you do just that.

complete flexiBility & choice

We’re here to give you the kind of holiday you want, so we’ll help you tailor your trip with pre- and post-cruise extensions. There’s also a wonderful range of optional excursions in every single port, helping you to see even more of the destination.

attentive service, from door to door

if you book one of our Deluxe cabins, and you live within 75 miles of your port or airport, we’ll arrange for one of our chauffeurs to collect you from home, and bring you back, free of charge. To find out more, see page 20.

flights and transfers, all inclUded

if you’re flying out to meet Voyager on one of our fly cruises, your flights and overseas transfers are all included in your cruise price, helping you enjoy a relaxed, hassle-free holiday.

an intimate small-ship setting

Once you arrive on board, you’ll find a laid-back atmosphere, free from hustle and bustle. We never carry more than 540 passengers, so our friendly team can give you all the care and attention you need.

comfortaBle caBins

Choose inside or outside, balcony or suite, and we’ll find the perfect one for you. Or you can let us know exactly where you’d like to be – right down to the cabin number.

fantastic menUs from oUr QUality chefs

Our experienced chefs create delicious, constantly changing menus for our two onboard restaurants. Dishes include regional specialities and traditional favourites, so there really is something for everyone. even better, it’s all included in your cruise price.

great activities & entertainment

There’s always plenty happening on board, from watercolour workshops, exercise classes and cookery demonstrations to live music and dancing. it’s all completely optional and it’s all included in your cruise price – just like our lido pool, hot tubs, gym, sauna and library.

lively talKs from renowned gUest speaKers

Our entertaining talks are the best in the business, bringing experts on board to share their insights and adventures with you. They’re real characters who tell great stories, and there’s no extra charge for coming along.

tips & taxes, all taKen care of

To make your trip as relaxed as possible, we take care of all your port and pre-paid airport taxes, including them in the price of your cruise. it also covers all your onboard service charges, so you don’t have to give them a second thought once we sail.

There’s something very special about choosing a cruise. you’re not just escaping the everyday, or heading for places you’ve always wanted to explore. it’s more than that. you’re choosing a ship to take you across

oceans, to broaden your horizons and to be your perfect home from home. at voyages of Discovery, we’re proud to take up that challenge, bringing you award-winning service at rather surprising prices.

thE voyagES of diSCovEry diffErEnCE

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EvEn morE ExpErt hELp

if you’ve travelled with us before, we’ll automatically make you a member of our Discovery Club, giving you a discount of 5% off standard fares on every future trip you take with us.

5% LoyaLty diSCount

Call us on 0844 822 0800 or visit www.voyagesofdiscovery.co.uk

arranging visasTo visit many countries you are required to have an entry visa before you arrive, and our experienced Consular Services team can arrange these for you. find out more on page 70.

groUp BooKingsif you’re travelling as a group of 15 or more adults, whether you’re family, friends or members of a club, you can take advantage of some great group benefits. Just call us on 0845 758 5007 or visit grouptravelchoice.co.uk to find out more.

single sUpplementsSingle fares are available across our cruises and from time to time reduced single supplements are available. Single supplements are based on sole occupancy of a double cabin. Our Cruise Consultants will be happy to discuss your requirements.

affordabLE priCES

D i s c o v e r y c l u b

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yoUr standard fare inclUdes

all meals, accommodation and entertainment on board Voyager

all onboard gratuities all onboard service charges all port and pre-paid airport taxes return flights (on fly cruises) and overseas transfers all talks by our guest Speakers and port lecturers your choice of cabin category your choice of cabin location and number Complimentary chauffeur service to the port or airport for higher grade cabins (category 00 and above - see pages 82-83 for cabin categories)

Car parking at the port or coach transfers from central london on selected no-fly cruises from Portsmouth or Harwich Ports

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Voyager travels the world every year, taking in fascinating sights in all sorts of destinations. Beyond the exotic and the tropical, we take in the ancient and the historic, exploring legendary greece, the melting pot of the mediterranean and more. We travel north to unlock the secrets of the White Sea and intriguing, enigmatic russia. We reveal the real Scandinavia in snow-dusted landscapes, shimmering fjords and stunning cities. and closer to home, we rediscover our own history as we cruise the beautiful British coastline.

Wherever we go, we get closer to the real destination, taking the time to unlock its secrets, visit its hidden treasures and soak up its atmosphere. after all, isn’t that what an adventure’s all about?

and when you arrive in port you can discover your surroundings the way you want to – you can make your own way ashore and explore your way or you can join one of our expertly planned excursions and share the moment with your fellow travellers. Whatever you want to do, everything’s possible on a voyage of discovery.

Come with us on the adventure of a lifetime, as we sail into some of the world’s most wonderful, unforgettable destinations. Wander the teeming souks and spice bazaars of arabia or fall for the fragrant temples and faded grandeur

of india. explore the rugged desert shores of the red Sea or go on safari in amazing, untamed africa. There’s a whole world out there waiting, and we’ll help you see it your way.

a WorLd of unforgEttabLE advEnturES

madagascar

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lofoten islands, Norway

Spice market, OmanBerlin, germany

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look out for lions on an exhilarating african safari or laze on a catamaran in the sun-kissed Seychelles. Trek to the breathtaking ‘lost city’ of Petra or take in a recital at the Hermitage in St Petersburg. meet orphaned elephants in Sri lanka, or feed lively lemurs in tropical madagascar. get up close to the Sphinx, the acropolis, monet’s water lilies and so much more.

in every port, you’ll have a great choice of excursions but, of course, they’re completely optional. it’s up to you which ones you’d like to join,

and you’re always free to do your own thing too. We’ll even give you some tips to get you on your way.

We also offer a fantastic range of pre and post-cruise extensions, with escorted tours and city stays, so you can make your adventure last longer. you’ll find details on pages 62-65.

Wherever in the world we take you, we always offer a very special programme of shore excursions, carefully crafted with insights from local guides and renowned experts on the region. They’re your chance to experience the heart of each

destination, taking in not just its iconic sights, but its hidden gems and authentic culture too.

Extraordinary, up-CLoSE ExCurSionS

river Nile

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BooK ahead for peace of mind & save Up to £5 per person

you can book excursions well before you set sail, so you’ve got your whole holiday planned before you leave home. it’s a great way to guarantee your place, and we’ll even offer you a discount of up to £5 per person on each excursion you pre-book.

you’ll find details of each excursion and extension on our website and we’ll send you a brochure around 18 weeks before you sail. On the other hand, as long as there’s space, many excursions can be booked up until a couple of days before your arrival into port, so you can keep your options open too.

St Petersburg, russia

oUr excUrsion programme is fantastic valUe, giving yoU:

insights from our regional experts and guest Speakers Tours created with trusted, experienced local partners friendly, professional english-speaking local guides Discounts if you book before your cruise begins The chance to see more on shore, getting straight to the best spots without waiting, negotiating or exchanging currency Well-timed trips so wherever possible you can take more than one excursion in each port reassurance that if your tour gets back late and the ship sails, we’ll get you to the next port at our own expense large choice of great value, quality excursions all excursions and activities are fully insured

lemurs, madagascar

monet’s water lilies

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We’ve hand-picked a wonderful range of guest Speakers to lead our latest series of talks. renowned experts in everything from wildlife and the arts to military history and politics, they’re colourful characters who’ve all been chosen for their eye-opening insights and infectious enthusiasm.

Join them in the Darwin lounge and listen as they bring each destination to life. relax as you discover hidden secrets, unexpected

tales and fantastic tips that will make the following days all the more fascinating. Or take things really easy and watch the whole thing from the quiet comfort of your cabin.

many of our guest Speakers also join us on shore, accompanying excursions or even at dinner, sharing stories and discussing the things we’ve seen. you can find out who’ll be on board on pages 66-69.

On each of our cruises we give you the chance to get to know our destinations even better with a programme of talks from some great guest Speakers and Port lecturers. it’s earned the reputation as one of the best speaker programmes

at sea and, even better, it’s all included in the cost of your cruise.

ExpErt inSight

Peter Snow © murdo macleod

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every year, we work with expert organisations to create a series of special interest cruises. They’re a great way to learn more about something you love or something new, from heritage and horticulture to fine arts. On each one you’ll have

the chance to take part in excursions and activities designed with these themes in mind, as well as listen to lively talks by respected experts.

SpECiaL intErESt CruiSES

free rhs memBership

if you book one of our rHS cruises we’ll give you a year’s free rHS membership, so you can enjoy some of Britain’s best gardens too. you’ll get free entry to rHS gardens and up to 150 more, discount priority booking for events like the Chelsea flower Show, free personalised gardening advice and a monthly magazine. already a member? We’ll renew your membership for free.

Once again we’re teaming up with the National Trust, the uk’s leading conservation charity, to take you on a wonderful cruise around the country’s beautiful coastline.

This voyage, which departs in may 2015, will stop at some of the historic houses, gorgeous gardens and unique spots cared for by the trust, including the dramatic giant’s Causeway, the ‘Holy island’ of lindisfarne and Cornwall’s magnificent lanhydrock House.

members of the National Trust will enjoy discounts on all shore excursions on this cruise.

find out more about our hEritagE of thE britiSh iSLES cruise on pages 40 to 41.

The National association of Decorative & fine arts Societies is a leading charity which promotes and improves accessibility to the arts. We’re really pleased to count some of their eminent accredited lecturers among our guest Speakers, giving you the chance to hear some fascinating perspectives on the places we’ll visit.

This season, they’ll be joining us for:

a baLtiC ShoWCaSE (pages 46 to 47)

gEmS of thE aEgEan & adriatiC SEaS (pages 58 to 59)

Our royal Horticultural Society cruises are a fantastic way to take in some of the world’s finest gardens and coastlines. The rHS is the uk’s leading gardening charity, dedicated to advancing horticulture and promoting good gardening. With their help, we’ve designed a series of cruises with wonderful shore excursions, garden tours and talks by expert speakers.

Spring’s a wonderful time to discover some really spectacular flora, and next april we’ll be heading to the magical gardens of madeira and the azores, as well as setting sail for the Baltic, taking in the beautiful gardens of amsterdam, Scandinavia, russia and beyond.

Our rHS garden Holiday cruises include:

madEira & thE azorES in Spring (pages 38 to 39)

a baLtiC ShoWCaSE (pages 46 to 47)

Botanical gardens, madeira giant’s Causeway, Northern ireland The acropolis, greece

© giant’s Causeway - National Trust/rod J. edwards

Hermitage, St Petersburg

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One of the great things about being a small ship is the chance it gives our crew to look after you better.

Whether they’re serving you dinner, mixing you a cocktail, keeping your cabin clean or taking you out on shore, our loyal, professional crew take the time to learn your name, greet you with a smile and make sure your holiday is happy and hassle-free.

We’re delighted to have won the British Travel award for Best Niche Cruise line for the last four years. it’s voted for by the public and we know that our success owes a lot to the great atmosphere our crew create on board. See the world with us and we think you’ll see the difference.

meet yoUr captains

Captains Oleksander Tkachuk and Tomasz marek kaminski have been sailing with us for years and they’re looking forward to welcoming you on board.

Despite being born 650 miles from the coast, Captain Tkachuk has enjoyed a great career at sea, including a period with a Black Sea cargo fleet. He’s served on passenger vessels since 1995, working for a number of well-known cruise lines.

Captain kaminski began his career at sea in 1998 aboard British Petroleum’s tankers. in 2000 he joined passenger ship fleets and has sailed to a variety of thrilling destinations, including the antarctic on numerous occasions.

We’re proud to say that we’re known for our incredibly friendly, attentive crew. many of them have been with us for years and their warm, genuine approach is part of what makes our cruises so memorable. in fact, it’s one reason why

people choose us again and again.

a rEaLLy Warm WELComE

gala night

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Welcome to Voyager, and a less crowded way of cruising. On our spacious ship you’re free from the hustle and bustle of larger liners, so you can sail straight into smaller ports and start your adventure. We carry just 540 passengers, which means there’s always a friendly, relaxed atmosphere on board, where everything’s within easy reach and nothing’s too much trouble.

make yourself at home in one of our 270 comfortable cabins – 87% with ocean views – or treat yourself to one of our 35 spacious suites – 30 with balconies. for dinner, there’s our elegant Discovery restaurant, or the veranda restaurant with its indoor or al fresco tables – perfect for watching the sun go down. With open seating dining, you can choose when and where you eat, as well as who you enjoy your meals with.

and, whether you’re getting together or getting away from it all, with four bars, a library, live music, great guest speakers, a fitness centre, spa, beauty salon and more, it’s easy to have just the kind of holiday you really want.

a cool dip in the pool, a long drink in the lounge, a starlit stroll to end an unforgettable day… on board our small, intimate ship you’ll find lots of ways to make amazing memories.

SmaLL Ship, big diffErEnCE

on Board, yoU’ll find:

• 2 restaurants

• 3 lounges

• 4 bars

• lido pool

• Spa, sauna and salon

• Health and fitness centre

• 2 hot tubs

• library

• internet hub

• medical centre

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Whether you choose breakfast in bed, in our restaurant or at our buffet, we’ll serve something that sets you up for the day’s adventures. after a morning exploring, linger over lunch on deck or on shore. Then, come evening, reflect on the day or meet new friends for dinner in one of our restaurants. each cruise includes two glamorous gala dinners too. and with open dining, you can choose when and where to eat, as well as who to sit with, every single day.

Our elegant Discovery restaurant offers a fantastic four-course menu that changes throughout your cruise. it’s served by an attentive but unobtrusive team, who’ll make sure every meal is really special. for something a little more laid back, our veranda restaurant offers a beautiful buffet of hot and cold dishes, with tables inside or al fresco. it’s a great spot for watching the sun set on another wonderful day.

We’re proud to say our chefs are some of the best in the business, creating imaginative menus full of fresh ingredients and mouthwatering flavours. Try new dishes from the destinations we’re visiting or sit back and relax with favourites

from home.

dELiCiouS dining, EvEry day

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On every cruise, you’ll find all sorts of great onboard activities. friendly, tutors lead creative classes in everything from watercolours to jewellery making and embroidery. There’s the chance to meet our chefs as you learn the art of fruit carving or pick up beauty tips from our spa therapists. We run a lively passenger choir, dance and fitness classes covering everything from ballroom to Zumba, and even photography for beginners.

in the evenings, join us for deck parties under the stars, visits by local musicians and dancers, classical recitals, live music and, of course, plenty of dancing. Our programme’s different each time we sail, with so many great activities, whatever floats your boat, we’re pretty sure you’ll find it on our ship.

Days at sea are perfect for unwinding by the pool, but if you’d like to try something a bit different, there’s always lots going on, from art classes to aerobics, deck games to live music…

EntErtainmEnt & aCtivitiES

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no-fly crUises

free POrT ParkiNgWe offer free parking at Portsmouth and Harwich. Just let us know if you’d like to use it when you make your booking.

valeT ParkiNgCruise and Passenger Services (CPS) is a company offering secure valet parking at Portsmouth, currently for £3 a day. Drive to the terminal, collect your key tag receipt and make sure you take your cruise luggage out of the car. Their experienced, careful drivers will park your car in their secure car park. On your return, just pick up your keys and your car will be waiting for you right outside the terminal building. you can book directly with CPS on 0845 071 3939 or email [email protected] note, services entered into directly with Cruise and Passenger Services form no part of any contract with voyages of Discovery.

free COaCH TraNSferSif you’re joining one of our cruises at Portsmouth or Harwich, you can book to join our free coach transfer from london victoria coach station (and back, if applicable). Timings are available at time of booking.

TravelliNg By TraiNPortsmouth and Harwich have excellent rail links. The main Portsmouth / Southsea station is a five-minute taxi ride from the Portsmouth cruise terminal, while Harwich international station is right next to the cruise terminal.

flyiNg TO SOuTHamPTONThere are direct flights to Southampton from aberdeen, guernsey, Jersey and leeds/Bradford airports. Please talk to us about flexible arrangements and make sure you leave yourself enough time to get to the ship.

uk Baggage HaNDliNgvoyages of Discovery has teamed up with The Baggage Handling Company, which offers a door-to-door luggage carrying service. it includes collecting your luggage from your home, delivering it to the ship on your departure date and returning it to your home when you come back. We can pre-book this for you, wherever you live on the uk mainland, at a cost of £36 per bag in each direction (£72 return).your luggage will be collected from your home approximately 3-4 days before your departure. it will be secured with security tags, given a unique serial number and placed in a secure facility that’s monitored 24-hours a day. On the day you sail, it will be delivered straight to your cabin.you can arrange this service directly with The Baggage Handling Company by calling them on 023 8087 3111. They’ll be happy to answer any queries you may have too.Please note, services entered into with The Baggage Handling Company form no part of any contract with voyages of Discovery.

fly crUises

airPOrT ParkiNgWe can arrange secure parking for you, a short walk or shuttle bus ride from the airport terminal, from just £5.70 a day*. Just call our reservations team to book.

meeT & greeT ParkiNgOur meet & greet parking service is a great, hassle-free way to start your holiday, and it starts at just £8 a day. Just drop off your car at the terminal door and a driver will park it for you. To book, just call our reservations team.

NaTiONal eXPreSSWe’ve teamed up with National express to make getting to Voyager easier than ever. Book coach travel to the airport from anywhere in the uk (excluding Northern ireland) for just £38 return per person.

greaT-value rail TraNSferSTaking the train to the airport means you can start your holiday the moment you leave the station. Just sit back, relax and forget about traffic jams or parking. it’s cost-effective too, because we can offer great fares on flexible standard class tickets, so you can travel on any train, at any time.Start your journey from almost any mainline station travelling to gatwick, glasgow, luton, manchester, Heathrow, Newcastle, Stansted and Birmingham airports. Just call us to find out more and book.aTOC Conditions apply – there must be at least two passengers travelling together on the same booking (sorry, this deal isn’t available for single passengers at the moment); Standard Class only; seat reservation isn’t possible; rail card holders can’t get any further discounts.

relaX iN THe airPOrT lOuNgeenjoy unlimited alcoholic and soft drinks and snacks, read the newspaper, or watch Tv in a comfortable seat away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the airport. Prices start from just £17.50* per person. Just call our reservations team to book.

gEtting to voyagEr

travEL inSuranCE With CruiSE CovEr

Before you travel it is essential that you take out adequate holiday insurance to protect you in a case of cancellation or medical emergency. We are happy to recommend our partners Holiday extras, winners of the Travel Weekly globe awards for best travel insurance providers for the past 6 years and underwritten by allianz global assistance, the largest global assistance company in the world. We recommend a minimum of £5m medical cover & repatriation costs, as well as sufficient cancellation cover for the value of your holiday including any flight upgrades or other extras you may have added. Comprehensive policies are available to cover your needs including:

• Standard single trip cover up to the age of 85, for those without pre-existing medical conditions.

• Specially designed ‘latitude’ policies for those who have pre-existing medical conditions but don’t want to be penalised with ‘top up’ fees that competitors policies might demand.

• Over 85s cover available.

Our partners are able to offer annual policies allowing those who travel more than a few times a year the opportunity to get their cover in one go, as well as specialist cruise cover covering eventualities such as missed ports.

Our partners at Holiday extras would love to speak to you to provide the best cover for your needs. Please call them directly on 0800 7814085 (0800 9775172 for over 85s) and speak to their friendly, knowledgeable team for a competitive quote.

frEE ChauffEur SErviCEif you book one of our higher grade cabins (Deluxe, category OO and above), we can offer you a free chauffeur service within 75 miles of the uk port or airport you’re departing from. it’s a convenient, relaxing way to start your holiday and you’ll be picked up in an immaculate volvo S80 saloon, or a similar model. if you’d like to book, just call our reservations Team. if you live further than 75 miles away, we can arrange this service for an extra charge, so please ask for details.

rEgionaL ConnECting fLightSif your cruise is using the services of scheduled airlines it may be possible to book you a scheduled connecting flight from your local airport, depending on the carrier and route. if you’d like to do this please let us know when you book and we’ll get in touch to give you your options as soon as the flight details are released.

additionaL SErviCES

* Prices based on manchester and gatwick and were correct at time of going to print.

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for our fly cruises, we either charter a plane exclusively for our passengers or use scheduled flights with leading international airlines like British airways and emirates. most airlines release their schedules around 10 months before the

flights leave, and in certain circumstances, even closer to departure, so we’ll be able to confirm provisional flight details once they do. Details for our charter flights may not be available until closer to departure.

fLight upgradES

*Based on one way flight and subject to availability at time of booking.

CLub WorLd lONg Haul frOm £949*With its touch-button privacy screen, British airways’ Club World gives you your own personal space on board. its seats have been specially designed to adapt to your needs, whether you’re sleeping, eating, working or relaxing. They feature four pre-set positions, including the relaxing 201cm (six feet six inches) Z position, plus fine adjustment buttons for extra comfort. So, why not put your feet up with a glass of Champagne.

prEfErrEd partnErS

When you upgrade with British airways you can manage your booking and save time at the airport by visiting ba.com and clicking on manage my Booking. from there you’ll be able to: • view, print and email your itinerary• Tell British airways about your dietary requirements• add your executive Club number to your booking• fill in your advanced Passenger information if

you need to• enter your email address or mobile number to

receive updates on the status of your flight

managE your booking

British airways chooses its preferred partners very carefully and we’re very pleased to be part of this exclusive group. it means we can help you jet off to great destinations and benefit from the best network, schedules and flight frequency of any airline worldwide.in partnership with British airways, we’d like to invite you to upgrade your flights to help you get your holiday off to an extra special start.

Club World

WorLd travELLEr pLuS lONgHaul frOm £249*British airways’ World Traveller Plus offers a private, dedicated cabin, where you can enjoy a more peaceful trip. it gives you a larger seat with an adjustable headrest, back support and leg rest, as well as more leg room and reclining depth – perfect for stretching out and enjoying the complimentary bar service.

firSt CLaSS lONg Haul frOm £3,999*if real privacy and personalised service are your top priorities, you’ll love emirates’ first Class Private Suites. each one comes fully equipped with a sliding door, personal mini-bar and adjustable ambient lighting, as well as its own vanity table, mirror, wardrobe and, for central suites, a privacy divider.

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buSinESS CLaSS lONg Haul frOm £1,459*With emirates’ Business Class you can enjoy lie-flat comfort on selected aircraft, with seats that convert into beds at the touch of a button. There’s a touchscreen controller for easy seat adjustments, an in-seat power supply for laptops and an extra-large table for comfortable eating, reading and working.

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The page opposite features the marvellous ‘grand mediterranean & arabian adventure’, designed to give you an idea of the possibilities that exist when you combine two or more consecutive cruises from our exciting itineraries. We are giving everyone the chance to create their own perfect grand voyage, opening up some amazing cruising opportunities.

a grand voyage also offers substantial discounts, saving you money as you travel further and see more of the world. you’ll save on the flights you don’t require, and you’ll even receive a special 5% discount on top of this, giving you exceptional value for money. Simply choose which cruise itineraries you wish to combine and call our reservations team on 0844 822 0800 to reserve the cabin of your choice.

Travel as far and as long as you like. How exciting to embark on a grand voyage to discover the splendours of the indian Ocean and experience the magic of South africa. Join Voyager in Piraeus and enjoy the gems of the aegean and adriatic Seas before taking in the iconic cities of italy’s west coast and on to Barcelona. maybe you have always wanted to see the spectacular fjords up close and now you can combine this with visits to some of Scandinavia’s most exciting cities.

We would be delighted to help you create exactly the holiday that you want and remember, in doing so you’ll be saving money at the same time.

Please note that when combining cruises, transport and parking options may differ from the single cruises.

The ultimate way to travel aboard Voyager, a grand voyage promises comfort, convenience, adventure, variety and value! if several cruises in this brochure tempt you, then why not combine them into a longer cruise.

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intoxicating istanbul is the perfect place to begin this grand voyage. its unique status as the only city to straddle two continents sees it effortlessly intertwine the age-old allure of asia with the modernity of europe. Choose to explore its Byzantine past or shop at a bustling bazaar before sailing into Port Said, gateway to the unforgettable egyptian capital of Cairo.

marvel at its treasures, gaze upon the mighty pyramids, if you wish, and discover the heart of egyptian life along the historically important river Nile. The highlights continue during a transit of the Suez Canal. unwind and enjoy the scenery as Voyager travels along this artificial sea-level waterway, which connects the mediterranean and red Seas.

more discoveries await in upper egypt with its array of ancient wonders and breathtaking natural beauty. authenticity is key to our voyages and so on to Djibouti City, the capital of one of the tiniest and least-known african nations. also vying for attention is exotic muscat. from the blue waters of the arabian Sea, step ashore to linger at the grand mosque, a stunning example of modern islamic architecture.

This arabian adventure concludes in dazzling Dubai. look beyond the futuristic skyline of this vibrant and cosmopolitan city to be rewarded with a host of traditional treats.

The inbound flight from Dubai will be a daytime flight.

departing on 19 November and arriving the same day.

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Thousands of years of history and fascinating cultures await you on this grand voyage of discovery, which will take you from the sun-drenched climes of the eastern mediterranean to the ancient shores of the red and arabian Seas.

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Beginning with an exciting journey around the red and arabian

Seas, we sail through autumn, winter and the first days of spring, taking in the idyllic indian Ocean, wild and wonderful South africa and some of europe’s sunniest cities.

Discover the treasures of dynamic Dubai (pages 26 to 27) and some of east africa’s most mesmerising destinations (pages 28 to 29). Wildlife is our focus in madagascar (pages 30 to 31), with a chance to spot the ‘Big 5’ in South africa (pages 32 to 33). finally, Voyager navigates the atlantic (pages 34 to 35).

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gigantic scale, visit the ramesseum and the Pharaohs’ tombs in the valley of the kings, or the less-visited but equally fascinating historic temples at abydos and Dendera. a glimpse into the nomadic lifestyle of the Bedouin and relaxing in sun-kissed Hurghada compliment the historic sites.

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dJiBoUti city - DJiBOuTi 9TH NOvemBer 8:00Pm (overnight) - 10TH NOvemBer 5:00Pmafter almost three days relaxing at sea, we bring you to the former french colony of Djibouti, one of the smallest, youngest and least-known nations in africa. immerse yourself in eerie lunar landscapes such as the vast salt lake, lac assal, at the lowest point of the african continent, or enjoy Djibouti City’s crumbling, colonial charm, contrasting the european quarter of arcades and cafes with the bustling african quarter.

sharm el sheiKh - egyPT 3rD NOvemBer (overnight) - 4TH NOvemBer 10:00PmBegin your arabian adventure in Sharm el Sheikh, at the heart of the egyptian riviera, and gateway to the Sinai Peninsula. Journey through pastel-coloured mountains into the Sinai Desert to visit the Holy monastery of St Catherine, enclosed within massive granite walls, discover the fantastic reefs and exotic marine life of the red Sea from a glass-bottomed boat, or simply soak up the sun on one of the many sandy beaches.

safaga - egyPT 5TH NOvemBer 6:00am (overnight) - 6TH NOvemBer 5:00PmDiscover the enigmatic world of the Pharaohs as you explore the superb sites of luxor. Wander among the sanctuaries, kiosks, pylons and obelisks of magnificent karnak Temple where everything is on a

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salalah - OmaN 13TH NOvemBer 7:00am - 5:00Pmafter two days enjoying the sun on deck, the fragrance of frankincense carried in the breeze welcomes you to the ‘Perfume Capital of arabia’. you can wander along the palm-lined boulevards lined with elegant, traditional islamic-style buildings, admire Sultan Qaboos grand mosque resplendent in shades of green, pale jade, gold and cream and discover the natural diversity of Dhofar where coast blends with mountains and desert in wonderful harmony.

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mUscat - OmaN 15TH NOvemBer 1:00Pm (overnight) - 16TH NOvemBer 6:00Pmmuscat is the gulf’s most exotic city, full of historic character yet with a contemporary spirit. When you

following in the footsteps of merchants, smugglers, pilgrims and pirates, sail along the ancient shores of the red and arabian seas, setting foot in the land of the ancient egyptians, discovering a former french colony on the Horn of east

africa and losing yourself in the atmospheric souks of Oman. fujairah and Dubai are both rich in tradition and illustrate how each of the seven emirates is unique.

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step ashore you’ll discover an atmospheric souk, ancient fortifications, a generous Corniche and traditional arabesque buildings. The grand mosque is a stunning example of modern islamic architecture while Wahiba Sands promises exhilarating desert scenery rooted in an astonishingly rich history.

fUJairah - uae 17TH NOvemBer 9:00am - 5:00PmThe only emirate on the gulf of Oman, fujairah is almost entirely mountainous. Once just a small fishing and pearling port, fujairah has historically stood at the crossroads of major trade routes. visit fujairah fort, which played a pivotal role in the nation’s history, or take a 4x4 adventure into the rugged Hajar mountain range and barren desert landscape.

dUBai - uae 18TH NOvemBer 9:00am (overnight) - 19TH NOvemBerOnce simply a humble pearl-diving centre, Dubai embraced trade, discovered oil, and enjoyed a meteoric rise to become one of the fastest-growing cities on earth. lose yourself in Dubai’s traditional souks and markets and wonder at its staggering, ambitious and record-breaking architecture. a truly dynamic city, Dubai simply begs exploration.

The outbound flight to Sharm el Sheikh will be a daytime flight departing on 3 November. The inbound flight from Dubai will also be a daytime flight departing on 19 November and arriving the same day.

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enjoy a post-cruise 2-night stay in Dubai (see page 63). Call our reservations Team on 0844 822 0800 to find out more.

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guest Speakers on board during this cruise include rear admiral David Snelson. as a professional sailor, David will look at modern sea trade across this region together with the impact of piracy

worldwide. He will also share the challenges of being Captain of HmS ark royal.

also joining this cruise will be michael Curtis who, having lived and worked in the middle east, will discuss the history of the arabian Peninsula, the development of what we now know as the united

arab emirates and the importance of the Sheikdoms in this region.

Doctor louise Bonner, Neil Bonner and Professor Sandy Primrose will also feature as guest Speakers on this cruise. Please see pages 66-69 for more details.

• Wonders of antiquity – karnak Temple & the valley of the kings

• authentic lifestyle in Djibouti – east africa

• The remarkable lost City of ubar

• muscat’s magnificent grand mosque

• vibrant, cosmopolitan Dubai

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tUlÉar - maDagaSCar 22ND DeCemBer 9:00am - 5:00PmDiscover a land of incredible cultural riches as you step ashore in Tuléar, a town that has drawn tribes from all over madagascar and where western-style religion is freely mixed with beliefs in sorcery. you might choose to visit the town’s ethnographical museum, which celebrates its diversity, or perhaps take in its stunning flora and fauna – many species have adapted to the island’s challenging conditions, such as the amazing Baobab tree, which combats droughts by storing vast amounts of water in its trunk.

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mozamBiQUe island - mOZamBiQue 24TH DeCemBer 7:00am - 5:00PmJust a small speck in the indian Ocean, mozambique island was a major arab port and boat-building centre long before Portuguese explorer vasco da gama arrived. explore uNeSCO World Heritage Site Stone Town, the former capital of Portuguese

port loUis - mauriTiuS 18TH DeCemBer 10:00Pmyour first call is Port louis, on the beautiful island of mauritius. Discover curiosities of every kind in this colourful capital – a dodo in the Natural History museum, two extremely rare stamps in the Blue Penny museum and giant water lilies that unfold to two metres across in Pamplemousses Botanic gardens – when you explore at your leisure.

pointe des galets - rÉuNiON iSlaND 19TH DeCemBer 8:30am - 6:00Pmréunion is one of the most intriguing spots in the world, with truly dynamic and dramatic landscapes. Discover the Piton de la fournaise, an active volcano which rises from a lunar landscape of lava fields and steaming craters, and the ashen Plaine des Sables – a total contrast to jagged basalt cliffs cloaked in lush forest. Take time to explore the french culture of its sophisticated capital, St Denis.

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east africa, whose colonial architecture more than illustrates the historical importance of this once-isolated island.

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dar es salaam - TaNZaNia 26TH DeCemBer 7:00am - 11:00PmBuilt around an architectural legacy of Swahili, colonial and asian influences, Dar es Salaam is one of the world’s fastest-growing cities – some hope a Singapore in the making. lovers of wildlife will not want to miss the chance to leave africa’s next mega-city behind though and go off on safari during an extended stay in the Tanzanian wilderness.

zanziBar island - TaNZaNia 27TH DeCemBer 7:00am (overnight) - 28TH DeCemBer 1:30PmZanzibar is an island steeped in history with a mysterious arabian yet african ambiance and more than its fair share of palm-fringed tropical beaches.

mauritius is quite simply paradise – a haven of white-sand beaches fringed by palm trees, with mountains and dormant volcanoes rising from lush jungle. it’s just the first of a string of indian Ocean gems on this exciting cruise with ports of

call in madagascar, the oldest island in the world, the ‘Spice island’ of Zanzibar and tiny mozambique island, where you can discover a fascinating history of gold, spices and slaves.

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it was once the most important trading centre in the indian Ocean, its prosperity based on ivory, slaves and spice. make time to head to Stone Town to explore its maze of narrow streets, bustling bazaars, mosques and grand arab houses – sights that have seemingly changed little over the past 200 years.

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nosy Be - maDagaSCar 30TH DeCemBer 12:00Pm - 8:00PmThe fragrance of ylang-ylang trees and the scent of frangipani and cinnamon carry on the breeze in Nosy Be – or the ‘perfume island’ as it’s often known. Step ashore to admire crater lakes set amongst a verdant hilly landscape and small patches of Sambirano forest. Take time to explore its main town, Hell-ville, where you can bargain for wonderful malagasy handicrafts at the artisans’ market or enjoy a boat trip to Nosy komba, where semi-wild black lemurs will happily eat bananas out of your hand – a magical experience.

antsiranana - maDagaSCar 31ST DeCemBer 9:00am - 3:00Pmformerly named Diego Suarez after the two Portuguese explorers who ‘discovered’ madagascar, antsiranana, your final port of call, is home to one of the world’s most beautiful lagoons – it’s shaped like a flower with four petals, and comes complete with its own version of Sugarloaf mountain! look out for wildlife on a trek through the breathtaking National Park of the montagne d’ambre, or explore this authentic african city which exudes french colonial charm.

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port loUis - mauriTiuS 2ND JaNuary 1:00Pm (overnight) - 3rD JaNuary

The outbound flight to mauritius will be an overnight flight departing the uk the evening of 17 December. The inbound flight from mauritius may be an overnight flight departing on 3 January and arriving into the uk on the 4 January.

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guest Speakers on board during this cruise include Doctor Philip lawson and Doctor Janet edwards. award-winning photographers Philip and Janet will be giving a series of talks relating to their

fascinating wildlife and travel experiences on the african Continent including advice on

how to use your camera or video camcorder, improve your photography or digitally edit and present your holiday photographs. also joining this cruise will be Peter mawby. Peter will compare and contrast the

wildlife of the rainforests of mauritius and madagascar with those of the amazon basin and Borneo. He’ll consider the conditions which led to the creation and demise of the dodo (mauritius) and elephant birds (madagascar) and will speculate on the future of the many species which are endemic to the islands but critically endangered today.

Professor David Drewry and Sir michael Burton will also feature as guest Speakers on this cruise. Please see pages 66-69 for more details.

• uNeSCO-listed Stone Town on Zanzibar island

• experience unique wildlife encounters including the rare red colobus monkey on Zanzibar and lemurs on madagascar

• mauritius – an indian Ocean gem

• east africa’s vibrant city Dar es Salaam

• a safari lodge stay in Tanzania• uNeSCO-listed Stone Town on

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‘pièce de résistance’ is Piton de la fournaise which spews orange and yellow lava day and night.

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port d’ehoala - maDagaSCar 7TH JaNuary 8:00am - 6:00Pmformerly fort Dauphin, Port d’ehoala was the first french settlement in madagascar. Situated in the extreme south-east of the island the town sits against a backdrop of high, forest-clad mountains on a peninsula jutting into the bright azure waters of the indian Ocean. absorb the undeniable charm of this crumbling french colonial town or choose to visit Saladi Botanic gardens, home to madagascar’s superb flora, lemurs, crocodiles and countless numbers of birds.

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richards Bay - SOuTH afriCa 10TH JaNuary 7:00am (overnight) - 11TH JaNuary 10:00Pmrichards Bay began as a makeshift harbour, established

port loUis - mauriTiuS 3rD JaNuary (overnight) - 4TH JaNuary 5:30PmPort louis is a cosmopolitan capital, home to a colourful multicultural society created by a rich mix of people of african, Chinese, indian, arab and european descent. explore the city that blends mauritian modernity with island tradition or visit the internationally acclaimed Pamplemousses Botanical gardens where the centrepiece is a pond filled with giant victoria amazonica water lilies – at their biggest and best in the month of January.

pointe des galets - rÉuNiON iSlaND 5TH JaNuary 7:30am - 6:00PmNot as well-known as nearby mauritius, réunion is an island of true contrasts. Pointe des galets is a springboard to an extraordinary landscape of collapsed calderas, cold lava flows, rugged canyons, clear blue lagoons and huge natural amphitheatres cloaked in lush, untamed forests. The french island’s

by Sir frederick richards, during the anglo-Boer War of 1879. it is now your gateway to Zululand, a once forgotten corner of the african continent, and still a pulsating culture of rich traditions and rituals. Discover this noble culture, its history, the traditional lifestyle and energy of tribal dancing or enjoy an exciting game drive in Hluhluwe-umfolozi game reserve – the oldest in South africa and home to the ‘Big 5’.

dUrBan - SOuTH afriCa 12TH JaNuary 6:00am - 11:00PmDurban is a sophisticated, cosmopolitan city, beneath which beats the pulse of South africa. Step ashore and discover busy victoria Street market, fragrant with the aroma of herbs and spices, and Zulus respendent in colourful regalia steering bright rickshaws along the palm-shaded ‘golden mile’. Or enjoy a stroll among the Cycads, ferns and Orchids of africa’s oldest surviving botanical gardens, the Durban Botanic gardens, an oasis of colour that can trace its origins back to colonial times. if you want to travel further afield, you can take a wildlife safari at the intimate

mauritius is one of the world’s most idyllic islands, réunion has one of the world’s most dramatic landscapes, and madagascar is home to some of the world’s most diverse flora and fauna – all are a thrilling prelude to the exciting

world of South africa. Discover Zulu ways and game reserves that are home to the ‘Big 5’. follow in the footsteps of celebrated revolutionaries and learn of a nation’s struggle for freedom.

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enjoy a pre-cruise 3-night resort stay in mauritius or a post-cruise 2-night stay in Cape Town, 3 nights exploring South africa’s garden route or a 3-night kruger National Park visit (see pages 63 and 65). Call our reservations Team on 0844 822 0800 to find out more.

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Tala Private game reserve, visit Shakaland Zulu village or venture through the infamous Sani Pass into the kingdom of lesotho and the ‘roof of africa’.

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port elizaBeth - SOuTH afriCa 14TH JaNuary 7:00am - 7:00Pmfollow in the footsteps of 1820’s settlers and discover Port elizabeth’s wealth of manicured parks, landscaped gardens, architectural delights and historical sights. The city, home to South africa’s oldest bowling green and the world-famous Port elizabeth Cricket Club, featured prominently in South africa’s recent history as a hotbed of political and social resistance to apartheid. you can visit the black township of missionvale to see the harsh reality of South africa’s past, and the successes and challenges of the present. alternatively, addo elephant Park gives you the chance to spot the extremely rare addo elephant.

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cape town - SOuTH afriCa 16TH JaNuary 7:00am (overnight) - 17TH JaNuaryindonesian, french, Dutch, British and german settlers stamped their mark upon the foundations of Cape Town, where today’s harmonious blend of architectural styles reflects the tastes of the city’s past. admire the meticulously preserved edwardian and victorian buildings, outstanding examples of Cape Dutch architecture, and gaze on the brightly coloured houses of Bo kaap, the historic malay quarter situated on the slopes of Signal Hill above the city centre. Or take the aerial cableway to the top of Table mountain to admire spectacular views over the city and coastline.

The outbound flight to mauritius will be an overnight flight departing the uk the evening of 2 January. The inbound flight from Cape Town will also be an overnight flight arriving back in the uk on 18 January.

guest Speakers on board during this cruise include Brigadier Hugh Willing. Born and raised in kenya, Hugh will share his interests in the battles, shipwrecks, pirates and myths of the indian Ocean islands and South africa. also joining this cruise will be Peter Snow. Peter has been known to a British Tv audience since 1962 as a iTN scriptwriter and newscaster. He was appointed Diplomatic and Defense Correspondent

in 1966 and for the next decade reported from all around the world. Peter has recently published two books ‘To War with Wellington’ (2010) and ‘When Britain burned the White House’ (2013) and will be discussing them and his life in the media.

Sir richard gozney and alan Sparrow will also feature as guest Speakers on this cruise. Please see pages 66-69 for more details.

• The idyllic island of mauritius• Dramatic scenery of réunion

island and the active Piton de la fournaise

• Wildlife encounters and the chance to spot the ‘Big 5’ on safari in the african Savannah

• Culture and traditional lifestyle of the proud Zulus

• amazing scenery from the ‘road to the roof of africa’ – the Sani Pass to lesotha

• Beautiful Cape Town and the Cape of good Hope

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east london - SOuTH afriCa 20TH JaNuary 9:00am - 5:00Pmeast london is South africa’s only river port, gateway to the Sunshine Coast to its south and the Wild Coast to its north. The rural regions around the city are home to the Xhosa people and an invitation to khaya la Bantu – an authentic Xhosa village – promises a unique and memorable experience. explore east london and its townships, or try to spot the ‘Big 5’ during a wildlife safari at the nearby inkwenkwezi Private game reserve.

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mapUto - mOZamBiQue 22ND JaNuary 8:00am - 5:00Pmfive hundred years of Portuguese rule left its mark on mozambique’s capital, though much was lost during almost thirty years of civil war. Since the 1992 peace treaty, maputo has come a long way in recreating

cape town - SOuTH afriCa 17TH JaNuary (overnight) - 18TH JaNuary 6:00PmCape Town is one of the world’s most beautiful cities, lying on the South atlantic coast with the flat-topped Table mountain as its backdrop. Discover Cape Point, that francis Drake called the ‘fairest cape in all the world’, celebrated winelands, where white-washed gabled farmhouses nestle amid bright green vineyards, and kirstenbosch Botanical garden, a magnificent showcase of South africa’s floral heritage. alternatively, enjoy a scenic drive along one of the world’s most spectacular routes, Chapman’s Peak Drive, a must for anyone who is passionate about scenery.

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some of its former glory. Discover the beautiful train station, roman Catholic Cathedral, neo-classical City Hall and grand Polana Hotel, and explore maputo’s lively central market where the stalls are piled high with heaps of cashew nuts and chillies.

richards Bay - SOuTH afriCa 23rD JaNuary 12:00Pm (overnight) - 24TH JaNuary 10:00Pm South africa’s second largest port started life as a makeshift harbour set up during the anglo-Boer War. Take the unique experience to meet the Zulus whose stick fighting, spear-throwing, rhythmic dancing and drumming reflects a proud culture or enjoy an unforgettable safari, trying to spot the ‘Big 5’, at the Hluhluwe-umfolozi game reserve where herds of impala, zebra and giraffe roam a landscape of softly undulating hills. alternatively board a local boat to cruise the St lucian wetlands where residents include crocodile and hippo.

east london – the Buffalo City, Port elizabeth – the friendly City, Cape Town – the mother City, multi-cultural Durban and vibrant richards Bay – South africa’s very own ‘Big 5’. an unforgettable cruise along the coast of South africa, and north

to the Portuguese heritage of mozambique, promises cosmopolitan cities, vast rolling savannah safaris, beautiful natural wonders and historic tribal lands.

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enjoy a pre or post-cruise 2-night stay in Cape Town. alternatively enjoy a post-cruise 3-night stay in kruger National Park or 3 nights exploring South africa’s garden route (see pages 63 and 65). Call our reservations Team on 0844 822 0800 to find out more.

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dUrBan - SOuTH afriCa 25TH JaNuary 8:00am (overnight) - 26TH JaNuary 11:00Pm Durban, whose Zulu name ‘Thekweni’ means ‘where the earth and ocean meet’, is your gateway to kwaZulu Natal. explore the 19th century Zulu way of life at Shakaland Zulu Cultural village, enjoy the wildlife at Tala game reserve, and enjoy breathtaking views of alpine landscapes as you make an exciting ascent to the kingdom of lesotho on the Sani Pass – the ‘road to the roof of africa’.

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port elizaBeth - SOuTH afriCa 28TH JaNuary 7:00am - 7:00PmSet on the sweeping shores of algoa Bay, Port elizabeth bears the architectural stamp of its British settlers, yet the city’s townships are harsh reminders of apartheid in its recent past. Discover the unique mix

of peoples, languages and cultures that has created a rich cultural heritage as you explore Port elizabeth’s townships or travel deep into the shadows of the dense valley bushveld of the Sundays river region to visit addo elephant Park – the ultimate wildlife experience with which to conclude your cruise.

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cape town - SOuTH afriCa 30TH JaNuary 7:00am

The outbound flight to Cape Town will be an overnight flight departing the uk the evening of 16 January. The inbound flight from Cape Town will also be an overnight flight arriving back into the uk on 31 January.

guest Speakers on board during this cruise include major general Stephen Carr-Smith, who as a military man, will be looking at two military campaigns in South africa. The Zulu War saw the failure at isandlwana by senior

officers – who were saved by the exploits of their juniors at rorke’s Drift the next day. Twenty years later, the British were at it again – this time against

the Boers. also joining this cruise will be Peter Hawthorn. Peter started his working life as a reporter for both provincial & london newspapers, before moving to Bulawayo and Salisbury, Zimbabwe in east africa. He

has covered all major events in africa south of the Sahara, including the anti-apartheid struggles.

James Parry will also feature as a guest Speaker on this cruise. Please see pages 66-69 for details.

• Culture and traditional lifestyle of the proud Zulus

• amazing scenery from the ‘road to the roof of africa’ – the Sani Pass to lesotho

• Wildlife encounters and the chance to spot the ‘Big 5’ on a safari in the african savannah

• Cape Town – an incredibly beautiful city on one of the world’s most beautiful capes

• authentic african lifestyle in the fascinating capital of mozambique

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la palma - CaNary iSlaNDS 22ND feBruary 7:00am - 1:00PmSanta Cruz was once an important stepping-stone on the trade routes between europe and the americas. The city has a splendid past and, at one time, rose to become the third maritime port in the Spanish empire. Wander along the cobbled streets of this pretty town and admire the treasure trove of palaces, churches and colonial houses with elaborate balconies, all part of its valuable legacy.

tenerife - CaNary iSlaNDS 20TH feBruary (overnight) - 21ST feBruary 8:00PmSanta Cruz de Tenerife has been likened to rio de Janeiro in miniature. its roots are steeped in history and the city is a wonderful showcase of architecture from the 17th century to the modern day. Discover the eclectic mix of styles from traditional Canarian, renaissance, Baroque and victorian as you explore the city. alternatively, drive up to enjoy the views from the volcanic landscape of mount Teide National Park, although dormant, the volcano still dominates the landscape.

fUnchal - maDeira 23rD feBruary 8:00am - 5:00Pmmadeira, known as ‘the floating garden of the atlantic’, is a beautiful, verdant island, where deep ravines plunge down towards cliffs towering above the ocean. explore its main city, funchal, a tangle of whitewashed houses with red tiled roofs tumbling down the hillside. enjoy a bird’s eye view of the city as you ride the cable car to the village of monte and experience an exhilarating wicker toboggan ride back down the hillside, or sit back and admire the scenery on a relaxing drive through madeira’s stunning landscape of vineyards, cultivated terraces and steep valleys en route to the highest sea cliff in europe.

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from the volcanic islands of the atlantic Ocean, visited by Christopher Columbus on his epic voyages of discovery to the americas, sail north along the western coast of the iberian Peninsula. Call at lisbon, Portugal’s own ‘City of Discoveries’,

and explore the great pilgrimage city of Santiago de Compostela, before arriving in the historic naval port of Portsmouth.

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20TH feBruary - 1ST marCH 2015 10-Day CruiSe frOm £1,089

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lisBon - POrTugal 25TH feBruary 8:00am - 5:00PmSail up the river Tagus to the city of lisbon, destroyed in 1755 by a devastating earthquake when only the alfama district was spared. See the monument to the Discoveries, Belem Tower and the manueline styled Jeronimos monastery, all part of lisbon’s rich maritime history, or lose yourself in the maze of narrow streets, alleys and steep steps of the seductive alfama district. further afield, the cosmopolitan Portuguese riviera, or Sintra, lord Byron’s ‘glorious eden’, await discovery.

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la corUña - SPaiN 27TH feBruary 8:00am - 5:00PmSir francis Drake unsuccessfully attempted to capture the town of la Coruña, situated on the very north-west tip of Spain, in 1589. Today it is your gateway to Santiago de Compostela. Join the pilgrims in the charming medieval streets and visit the illustrious shrine of Santiago de Compostela, dedicated to St James, one of the great cathedrals and undoubtedly the jewel in galicia’s historic crown. you could learn about la Coruña’s fascinating maritime past as you visit the world’s oldest working lighthouse, ‘Torre de Hercules’, situated on an elevated headland.

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guest Speakers on board during this cruise include Doctor Helen Doe, who will describe the ships and the people that have sailed the atlantic coast across the centuries. you will hear the words of ordinary

seamen on board at the battle of Trafalgar, discover the world of medievel piracy off the coast of Spain and learn about the smugglers

in the english Channel. also joining this cruise will be Doctor Susan gubbay. Our cruise follows the route of historic 19th-century voyages of ocean exploration. Dr gubbay will describe the challenges

faced by these pioneers as they laid the foundations of modern oceanography, as well as more recent discoveries and efforts to conserve the marine life in the region. Cold water coral reefs, pilot whales, the vampire squid and the black scabbard fish are all part of the story.

• uNeSCO-listed mount Teide National Park

• The pilgrimage city of Santiago de Compostela

• Portugal’s exciting capital lisbon• Stunning landscapes of madeira

– the floating garden of the atlantic

• la Palma – the Canary islands secret gem

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thE atLantiC, northErn WatErS, SCandinavia and thE baLtiC

uNiTeD kiNgDOm | SPaiN | THe aZOreS | maDeira fraNCe | NOrWay | DeNmark | SWeDeN | fiNlaND ruSSia | eSTONia | germaNy | THe NeTHerlaNDS

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Through the spring and early summer, our no-fly cruises sail

from Portsmouth and Harwich to explore historic treasures, glorious gardens, charming cities and breathtaking landscapes a little closer to home.

admire the beauty of the azores (pages 38 to 39) and uncover the rich heritage of the British isles (pages 40 to 41). Or try Voyager for the first time on our taster journey to france (pages 42 to 43). experience the majestic fjords (pages 44 to 45), the diverse charms of the Baltic Sea region (46 to 47) and the spectacular landscapes of Norway (48 to 49).

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the medieval quarter or along the ‘Crystal City’s’ attractive promenade, or visit the pilgrimage town of Santiago de Compostela where the tomb of Saint James is to be found in the magnificent cathedral, the final destination for thousands of Christian pilgrims. The traditional town of Betanzos might also appeal, its grand churches and medieval districts exude galician charm.

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praia da vitoria - TerCeira (THe aZOreS) 22ND aPril 9:00am - 6:00PmThe first of your calls in the azores is to the island of Terceira and a town founded in 1456 as vila da Praia. Praia da vitoria served as the island’s capital until it was superseded by angra do Heroismo where, in its historic centre, you’ll find some of Portugal’s best public libraries and some important private art collections.

portsmoUth - eNglaND 16TH aPril 5:00Pm

st peter port - guerNSey 17TH aPril 8:30am - 5:00PmStep ashore in the Channel islands’ most beautiful port to discover tales of smuggling, legalised piracy and the lucrative port and wine trade. Woven around the cobbled streets and ancient castles, its history is inextricably linked to the sea. Or venture further afield to explore tiny Herm island, where you’ll find unspoilt beaches and grassy expanses, or Sark, reputedly the last feudal constitution in the western world.

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la corUña - SPaiN 19TH aPril 8:00am - 5:00Pmla Coruña is the provincial capital of galicia and home to the world’s oldest working lighthouse. Stroll around the town’s magnificent squares, through

horta - faial (THe aZOreS) 23rD aPril 9:00am - 6:00Pmin the western part of the archipelago of the azores is the island of faial, the ‘blue island’, where hydrangeas stand out against the landscape, framing houses and roads. The port of Horta is a principal port of call for many transatlantic yachts and has been since Portuguese and Spanish explorers, and New england whaling ships, all stopped by. Journey inland to the Caldeira, an enormous crater classified as a natural reserve or take the opportunity to spot whales and dolphins in the surrounding waters.

ponta delgada - SaO miguel (THe aZOreS) 24TH aPril 8:30am - 5:00PmSão miguel is the largest and most populated island of the azores and Ponta Delgada the largest city in the archipelago. The island has a diverse scenery with beautiful lakes, sandy beaches, rolling hills, high mountains, green plains and the Sete Cidades twin

The charm of St Peter Port is a wonderful introduction to this springtime cruise before voyager heads to the azores – an archipelago of nine volcanic islands in the atlantic Ocean – fertile lands with abundant green pastures and an obligatory

stop for migrating birds. experience the true essence of Spain in timeless Santiago de Compostela and the resplendent vistas of the ‘floating garden of the atlantic’.

madEira & thE azorES in Spring

madeira coastline

16TH aPril - 1ST may 2015 16-Day CruiSe frOm £2,159

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lakes, one seemingly green and the other blue – the biggest extinct volcano crater in the azores. See the twin lakes or discover the hot springs at furnas lake, surrounded by a beautiful flowered shore. alternatively relax in the cosmopolitan town of Ponta Delgada, a blend of turn of the century architecture, parks and cobblestone streets.

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fUnchal - maDeira 26TH aPril 8:30am - 5:00PmCradled at the heart of a natural amphitheatre, funchal showcases a tangle of red-roofed, white-washed houses which tumble down to the mighty ocean. Take in breathtaking views of the town as you climb to monte courtesy of a cable car, enjoy a thrilling wicker toboggan ride back down again, or during a visit to funchal’s Botanic gardens where there are more than 2000 plants waiting to be discovered in these hillside gardens.

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lisBon - POrTugal 28TH aPril 8:00am - 4:00PmPortugal’s capital, lisbon, is beautifully situated on the banks of the river Tagus. Discover the city’s history as the starting point of many voyages of discovery, the monument to the Discoveries celebrating the achievements of Portuguese seafaring pioneers, the city’s icon, the Belem Tower, and the Jerónimos monastery, the resting place of vasco de gama, are all part of lisbon’s rich maritime history. Or you might choose to venture further afield, to medieval Obidos, one of Portugal’s picturesque gems, to the coastal town of Cascais for a stroll along its elegant streets, or Sintra – lord Byron’s ‘glorious eden’.

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guest Speakers on board during this cruise include Professor James floyd. The azores and madeira archipelagos include some of the most interesting and spectacular volcanic islands in the Western Hemisphere,

where intermittent activity still continues. His talks will describe and illustrate the fascinating geological history of the region in relation to

the very successful Plate Tectonics model. also joining this cruise will be Paul & lucy kay. With extensive experience of underwater photography and marine conservation, they will share their stories

and take us into their underwater world.

Doctor Paul Brown will also feature as a guest Speaker on this cruise. Please see pages 66-69 for more details.

• uNeSCO-listed Santiago de Compostela

• Discover the British and french influences of guernsey

• The volcanic archipelago of the azores

• explore the exotic flora & fauna of madeira

• Historic lisbon – Portugal’s attractive capital

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rosyth - SCOTlaND 4TH may 8:00am - 6:00PmThe gateway to royal edinburgh, Scotland’s vibrant capital. Walk the royal mile, explore the Palace of Holyroodhouse at one end and edinburgh Castle at the other, and take a unique ride on a masterpiece of engineering, the falkirk Wheel. Travel to Stirling Castle and enjoy the views from the ramparts or visit Bannockburn, the battlefield site where the fate of Scotland as a nation would turn.

invergordon - SCOTlaND 5TH may 10:30am - 7:00Pmlocated on the Cromarty firth north-shore, amongst the stunning scenery of the eastern Highlands, invergordon boasts spectacular views towards the western Beins and Black isle. uncover the history, myths and legends of this beautiful area as you venture to Cawdor Castle and Culloden, names that conjure

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port of tyne - eNglaND 3rD may 8:00am - 9:00PmStep ashore in england’s most northerly county, Northumberland, to discover a port that has been a crossroads for trade since roman times. follow in the footsteps of the romans and walk along Hadrian’s Wall, or explore Durham, a captivating city with winding cobbled streets and a prominent peninsula crowned with the dramatic Cathedral inspired by Norman craftsmanship. alternatively, National Trust treasures include Cragside, an extraordinary victorian house and a wonder of its age; Wallington, the much-loved home to generations of the unconventional Trevelyan family; and the ‘Holy island’ of lindisfarne.

images of daring and gallantry, great battles and tartan-clad clans. at loch Ness you can search for the legendary monster, or visit urquhart Castle, nestled on its banks and commanding spectacular views.

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Belfast - NOrTHerN irelaND 7TH may 8:30am - 7:00PmPerhaps the best-known name, but perhaps the least-known city, of any major capital. it’s home to the world-famous Harland and Wolff shipbuilders, where you can trace the Titanic story to its source and visit the world’s largest Titanic visitor experience. if you prefer natural landscapes, discover the extraordinary giant’s Causeway, a uNeSCO World Heritage Site, explore the delightful coasts and glens of County antrim, or delight in the gardens of mount Stewart, one of the most inspiring and unusual gardens in the National Trust’s ownership.

Castles, cathedrals, stately homes, palaces and historic landscapes – all part of a rich heritage of an island nation whose intoxicating history covers thousands of years. This voyage of Discovery explores the earliest chapters from enigmatic

stone circles to the northern frontier of the mighty roman empire, it uncovers the complex story of Britain and its place in world history, traces the power of the church and reveals the secrets hidden in the rocks beneath your feet.

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1ST - 12TH may 2015 12-Day CruiSe frOm £2,149

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holyhead - WaleS 8TH may 8:00am - 5:00PmThe isle of anglesey, off the north-west coast of Wales, is separated from the mainland by the menai Strait which is spanned by two picturesque bridges, the menai Bridge and the Britannia. unlock the secrets within the mighty medieval walls of the castles of Beaumaris or Caernarfon, discover Plas Newydd House and Bodnant garden, or step aboard the ffestiniog railway for a nostalgic steam train ride through the spectacular scenery of Snowdonia National Park.

st mary’s - iSleS Of SCilly 9TH may 10:00am - 6:30PmJust 28 miles of the southwest coast of Britain lies the small, beautiful archipelago of the isles of Scilly. lose yourself in the sub-tropical wonderland of the Tresco abbey garden – home to many rare plants that cannot be grown anywhere else in Britain. Or explore the narrow streets of the small town of St mary’s.

falmoUth - eNglaND 10TH may 7:30am - 6:30Pmfalmouth has protected the deep-water anchorage of Carrick roads since Tudor times. explore this charming town with its nautical and notorious past. visit the perfect country house and estate of lanhydrock or the renowned eden Project. make your own discoveries in the lost gardens of Heligan or explore the amazing island world of St michael’s mount and discover legend, myth and over a thousand years of incredible history.

st peter port - guerNSey 11TH may 8:00am - 5:30PmSleepy lanes, private gardens, nature reserves and migrating birds are some of the treasures you can expect on an island awash with colour in spring. Discover victorian Candie gardens looking out over the harbour at St Peter Port, re-live bygone rural life at the National folk museum, or focus on the more recent history of the island’s german occupation during the Second World War. alternatively, venture to neighbouring Sark where la Seigneurie gardens, in the grounds of a 17th century manor, are considered among the Channel islands’ finest, or explore Herm, a small but perfectly formed wild bird haven.

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guest Speakers on board during this cruise include Steve ragnall, whose love of the sea has been the driving force behind his research and ability to enthral with his lectures. He will discuss our

maritime heritage and history and much that has occurred in the vicinity of our shores

and beyond. also joining this cruise will be Catherine leonard. Having worked with National Trusts all over the world, Catherine will explore the origins of this conservation

movement and share some of her most recent experiences, with a particular emphasis on the National Trusts of the British isles.

• The ‘Holy island’ of lindisfarne• visit the royal City of edinburgh

& its castle • Stunning scenery of the

Snowdonia National Park• extraordinary giant’s Causeway• Tranquil haven of the isles

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honfleUr - fraNCe 14TH may 8:00am - 4:30PmThis small port town has managed to escape the ravages of time to preserve the traces of a rich historical past in its picturesque backstreets and timber-framed houses. The changing light on the Seine estuary inspired painters such as Boudin, Courbet and, of course, monet. Take the opportunity to explore monet’s garden at nearby giverny, where he lived and painted from 1883 until his death in 1926. alternatively, visit Calvados, the home of the famous apple brandy, or the luxurious resort of Deauville, once the stomping ground of stars of the silver screen.

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st peter port - guerNSey 13TH may 8:00am - 5:00Pmguernsey’s capital is a captivating blend of styles, framed by a tumble of terraces and tiered gardens, and criss-crossed by worn steps and alleys. Step ashore to discover intriguing tales of smuggling and piracy along with stories of german occupation during the Second World War. explore the award-winning gardens of Herm or, in neighbouring Sark, visit la Seigneurie gardens, considered among the finest in the Channel islands.

return transfers to Portsmouth from Harwich are available at the end of the cruise and/or Harwich to Portsmouth at the start of the cruise. Please speak to your holiday advisor for more information.

admire elegant guernsey, bathed in history and awash with a delightful combination of British and french cultures. Step ashore in the lesser-visited Channel islands of Herm and Sark. Bask in the dancing light that illuminates Honfleur and

breathe in the beauty of giverny – monet’s greatest inspiration.

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STay ON BOarD

To extend your cruise, why not stay on board for Oslo and the Timeless fjords (see page 44). Call our reservations Team on 0844 822 0800 to find out more.

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sample the Voyager experienceTaste the charms of Voyager as you enjoy a four day cruise taking in the delights of pretty St Peter Port and the charming fishing port of Honfleur. This cruise is ideal for those wishing to sample life on board Voyager or who fancy a short break in the warm spring sunshine.

While on board you can enjoy the same wonderful Voyager experience that you would expect on one of our longer cruises, including our renowned guest Speaker programme. Take a seat in the comfortable Darwin lounge and enjoy a fascinating talk by one of our most popular guest Speakers or take in the relaxed ambience of an evening show.

you can also take advantage of the great onboard facilities during your cruise. relax in the elegant Scott’s lounge with a cup of coffee or admire the views from the unique lookout lounge as Voyager

enters and leaves each fascinating port. you could spend some time perusing the large collection of books in the library or relaxing by the poolside. you could even take part in a gentle exercise class in the Health & fitness Centre – how active you want to be is up to you.

in the Discovery and verandah restaurants you will be able to enjoy the usual high standard of cuisine, enhanced by the attentive service of our onboard staff. The Captain’s gala Dinner gives you the perfect excuse to don formal dress, should you wish, before enjoying a wonderful evening of cocktails, a delicious meal and excellent company. This is bound to be a highlight of your cruise.

as you bid your fellow passengers and the friendly crew farewell, you are sure to leave with wonderful memories and a desire to begin planning your next voyage of Discovery.

Our guest Speaker on board this cruise will be Steve ragnall. The english Channel is one of the busiest waterways in the world and its close proximity to france lends a unique maritime heritage. Steve will

explore the stories of the men, the ships and the music which make up this rich history.

• Sample the Voyager experience with a short four-day cruise

• Discover stunning scenery and over 5,000 years of guernsey heritage

• lesser-visited Channel islands – Herm and Sark

• visit Honfleur, Normandy’s seaside town of painters and impressionism

• giverny – the delightful house and garden of Claude monet

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olden - NOrWay 18TH may 12:00am - 6:00PmOlden is located at the inner end of Nordfjord, a fjord where peaceful valleys and neat farms lie in contrast to gleaming glaciers, foaming waterfalls and towering mountains. Wonder at the Jostedal glacier, the largest glacier on the european mainland or, for the more energetic, hike to Briksdal glacier rising 1,200m from the lush, narrow Briksdalen valley. enjoy an abundance of spectacular scenery, from the soaring heights of Tystigen mountain to the awe-inspiring loen valley and the impressive kjenndal glacier.

ÅlesUnd - NOrWay 19TH may 7:30am - 5:00PmÅlesund is an important fishing port, spread over several islands at the entrance of the geirangerfjord. The town centre was destroyed by fire in 1904

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Bergen - NOrWay 17TH may 9:00am - 6:30PmBergen sits on a series of peninsulas on the west coast of Norway. Norway’s best-known composer, edvard grieg, was born and died here. visit his home, Troldhaugen, now the edvard grieg museum, or discover fantoft Stave Church, a unique reconstructed stave church. explore this former Hanseatic port and visit Bryggen, the old trading wharf, just as it was in the 11th century or, from the ‘gateway to the fjords’, explore Hardangerfjord, the third largest fjord in the world. On 17th may, immerse yourself in the celebrations for Norwegian Constitution Day, when the locals dress in traditional costume.

and rebuilt in the art Nouveau style. a visit to the town’s art Nouveau museum will reveal how this was achieved in just three years. Stroll through the atmospheric streets or venture further afield to explore the open-air museum of Sunnmore where you can see reconstructed traditional buildings. Discover the beauty of romsdal, a district of fairytales and trolls, or the charming islands of giske and godoy.

flÅm - NOrWay 20TH may 9:00am - 5:00PmThe beautiful village of flåm is situated in the innermost part of the aurlandsfjord, a tributary of the Sognefjord, Norway’s longest and deepest fjord. flåm is home to the amazing flåm railway, a masterpiece of Norwegian engineering. Take a memorable ride on one of the world’s steepest railways, viewing deep ravines, towering mountains, fast flowing rivers and cascading waterfalls.

enjoy Norway’s most charming coastal towns and picturesque villages as you sail around the coast of Norway and along its majestic fjords. admire landscapes that were once the stage of viking sagas and scenery straight from the Norse

mythological world. Treasures from Norway’s more recent past include the flåm railway and the musical masterpieces of edvard grieg.

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scenic crUise nÆrØyfJord - 20TH mayNamed in honour of Njord, the Norse god of the seafarer and the sea, Nærøyfjord in Western Norway is one of the most beautiful and dramatic fjords. it is steep, deep and wide, and a branch of the large Sognefjord. Once a safe haven for vikings, it is now uNeSCO listed. marvel at the surrounding mountains and the farms which cling to their sides, the hanging valleys and waterfalls as you sail the mirror-calm waters. at its head is the village of gudvangen, known as the ‘gods’ place by the water’.

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oslo - NOrWay 22ND may 8:30am - 5:30PmBetween the Oslofjord and the forests, lies Scandinavia’s oldest capital, Oslo. The city boasts an

eclectic mix of architecture from the medieval to the cutting edge. visit vigeland Park, the world’s largest sculpture park created by a single artist, or simply wander around a city perfect for exploring on foot.

Kristiansand - NOrWay 23rD may 8:30am - 5:00PmSteeped in tradition, maritime history and once home to one of the world’s largest fleets of sailing ships, kristiansand boasts one of Norway’s most attractive coastal sceneries. gateway to the seaside villages of Norway’s southern coast, you can discover the charming coastal town of lillesand – the jewel of Sorlandet.

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guest Speakers on board during this cruise include John Brinkley. Since his retirement as a high school geography teacher, John Brinkley has served as resident Photographer for the National memorial arboretum in Staffordshire. also joining this cruise will be michael Scott. The spectacular scenery of the fjords provides a home for all sorts of interesting wildlife, and some colourful wild flowers can

be seen around several of our ports of call. michael’s talks will focus on the wild side of the fjords and the vegetation that enriches the scenery.

• The charming Bergen ‘gateway to the fjords’

• get up-close to the Briksdal glacier

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stocKholm - SWeDeN 29TH may 9:00am - 5:00Pmmake sure you’re out on deck as you sail through the archipelago of tiny islands – a truly memorable approach to the elegant city of Stockholm. explore the heart of the city, medieval gamla Stan, a latticework of alleyways and historic houses, with the royal Palace as its crown or visit the vasa, the world’s best preserved 17th century man-of-war which sank on its maiden voyage in 1628. alternatively, venture out of the city to visit the ancient capital of Sigtuna, where church ruins and ruinic stones are steeped in history. in complete contrast, a ride on the unique ‘Sky view’ will take you to the top of the world’s largest spherical building, the ericsson globe arena.

helsinKi - fiNlaND 30TH may 12:30Pm - 7:00PmSail into the gulf of finland, to Helskinki, where half the city appears to be water. Discover the brilliant

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copenhagen - DeNmark 27TH may 1:00Pm - 11:00PmThe city of Hans Christian andersen, immortalised in the diminutive statue of the little mermaid, is a warm, welcoming city where history is very much alive. Discover the cultural riches of Christiansborg Palace, the house of Denmark’s three supreme powers, or enjoy a stroll around Tivoli gardens where beautiful gardens contrast with thrilling rides. explore the narrow streets and cobbled squares, where medieval and rococo gems jostle for attention, or sit back and relax as you cruise along the labyrinth of canals admiring gabled houses and a skyline dominated by spires.

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white lutheran Cathedral, the magnificent Orthodox uspenski Cathedral and the majestic central Senate Square, modelled after St Petersburg’s. a ride on a vintage tram will reveal buildings in a variety of styles, gothic through to art Deco and cutting-edge contemporary.

st petersBUrg - ruSSia 31ST may 11:00am (2 nights) - 2ND JuNe 6:00PmThe magical city of St Petersburg is wonderfully situated on the river Neva. With two days in port there is time to explore some of the many ‘must-see’ sights, including the Hermitage, Catherine’s Palace at Pushkin and magnificent Peterhof. visit the Cathedral of the Spilled Blood, whose cheerful multi-coloured onion domes mask a morbid history, or yusupov Palace where the ‘mad monk’ rasputin met his demise.

elaborate cathedrals, impressive palaces and historic castles, all reminders of the great empires of the Baltic Sea region. Step ashore in fabled cities where ancient and modern cultures contrast, yet merge and enjoy an extended stay in russia’s

cultural capital, St Petersburg.

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tallinn - eSTONia 3rD JuNe 8:30am - 2:30PmOnce a medieval Hanseatic town, Tallinn is still an important Baltic sea port and one of the most completely preserved medieval cities in europe. Wander through the wonderful web of winding cobblestoned streets of the upper and lower Towns, discovering the town’s rich history.

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wismar - germaNy 5TH JuNe 7:30am - 10:00Pmgateway to germany’s capital, Berlin, where you can discover a fascinating fusion of modern architecture and historic structures that serve as reminders of the city’s former division. explore lübeck, steeped in history, architecture and literature, and the former capital and ‘Queen City’ of the Hanseatic league, or historic Wismar where the vast marketplace lies at the heart of the city.

Kiel canal transit 6TH JuNeThe world’s busiest artificial waterway, kiel Canal stretches 98 kilometres from Brunsbüttel through Schleswig-Holstein to kiel Holtenau, linking the North Sea with the Baltic. Voyager transits this fascinating canal today.

amsterdam - THe NeTHerlaNDS 7TH JuNe 9:00am - 5:00Pmamsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, is colloquially known as the venice of the North due to the canals that criss-cross the city, its impressive architecture and more than 1,500 bridges. Discover narrow cobblestone streets, thronged with bicycles, and the vibrant rainbow shades of the floating market. visit the beautifully restored rijksmuseum – the premier art museum of the Netherlands, displaying masterpieces from rembrandt, van gogh and vermeer.

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guest Speakers on board during this cruise include John Sherlock. an established NaDfaS speaker, John brings together his knowledge, understanding and huge enthusiasm for the built

environment, and will help you to appreciate the architecture of the great sites which are a major highlight of this cruise.

also joining this cruise will be Sir James Hodge. The Nordic countries have fascinating histories. Sir James Hodge, who has studied and worked in the region, will illuminate their stories over a 1,000-year

period, from the age of the vikings to a time when the British, with Nelson and Wellington involved, bombarded Copenhagen.

keith muras will also feature as a guest Speaker on this cruise. Please see pages 66-69 for more details.

• Scandinavia’s exciting and cosmopolitan cities – Copenhagen and Stockholm

• extended stay in St Petersburg• enchanting Tallinn• Hanseatic port town of Wismar• Opportunity to visit moscow• Discover the cultural melting pot

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discover the charming and remote fishing village of Henningsvaer. uncover viking legacies reconstructed at Borg and visit the delightful village of Å, squeezed along the shore between mountains and surging sea.

honningsvÅg - NOrWay 13TH JuNe 6:00Pm - 11:00PmContinental europe’s northernmost tip, the North Cape is the final frontier to the arctic Ocean. The dramatic headland is the perfect vantage point from which to experience the mystical midnight sun, while ornithologists will appreciate the opportunity to cruise around the nature reserve of gjesvaerstappa where it’s possible to see puffins, kittiwakes and, if you’re lucky, the stormy petrel, the smallest marine bird in europe.

KirKenes - NOrWay 14TH JuNe 12:00Pm - 6:30PmDramatic mountains, epic fjords and verdant forest carpeting the Pasvil valley are among the glorious sights to behold in kirkenes, together with the endless

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Bergen - NOrWay 10TH JuNe 9:00am - 5:00Pmyour gateway to the spectacular fjords, Bergen was one of the pivotal centres in the expansive Hanseatic trading empire. Wander its ancient medieval streets, among the characteristic wooden gabled houses, discover breathtaking scenery and visit the home of Norway’s most famous son, the composer edvard grieg.

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leKnes - lOfOTeN iSlaNDS, NOrWay 12TH JuNe 8:30am - 5:00Pmanchored above the arctic Circle, this wonderful archipelago of islands, linked by impressive bridges and tunnels, appears as a single chain of mountains. look out for soaring seabirds and step ashore to

midnight sun. During the Second World War kirkenes was a vast theatre of war, with hundreds of thousands of soldiers involved. visit the Borderland museum where the whole dramatic story is explained.

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archangel - ruSSia 16TH JuNe 8:00am - 6:30Pmrevolution, war and communism all left their indelible marks on archangel. Discover four centuries of fascinating history reflected in the monuments, museums, churches and small enclaves of old wooden houses, and learn about the oldest traditions and spiritual life of the Pomors.

solovetsKy islands - ruSSia 17TH JuNe 8:00am (overnight) - 18TH JuNe 5:00PmThe Solovetsky archipelago comprises six islands in the western part of the White Sea. The islands were home to one of the most famous and powerful

echoes of Norse myths, the seafaring spirit of the vikings, tales of pioneers to the arctic Circle, whispers in the wind of Hanseatic and Pomor traders. Cruise amongst the islands, inlets and yawning fjords of Norway’s stunning coastline and

experience the ‘White Nights’ of summer as you round the North Cape. amidst the austere beauty of the White Sea, the isolated Solovetsky archipelago is blessed with natural beauty, spiritual significance and a wealth of history.

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monasteries in the russian empire, the stunning Solovetsky monastery. visit the monastery and learn about its history, how it was founded by two monks in the late 15th century, and also its more recent past as a gulag prison.

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mUrmansK - ruSSia 20TH JuNe 7:00am - 7:00Pmmurmansk is the largest city in the arctic and an important russian naval base. This relatively young city played a significant role in 20th century history. Occupied by allied forces in defiance of the Bolsheviks during the russian Civil War, this ‘Hero City’ was terminus for the ‘murmansk run’, the most perilous of the allied convoy lifelines in the Second World War. uncover the wartime memories of murmansk where ‘lenin’, the world’s first nuclear-powered icebreaker, is a reminder that the city known as ‘arctic gate’ is home to the world’s largest atomic fleet.

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tromsØ - NOrWay 22ND JuNe 8:00am - 2:30PmTromsø, just 250 kilometres from the arctic Circle and 2,000 kilometres from the North Pole, is the capital of North Norway and, since the 1900’s, it has been the starting point of a host of arctic expeditions. visit one of the fascinating museums chronicling the epic journeys of adventurers who set off from the ‘gateway to the arctic’, or take the cable car to the summit of mount Storsteinen for fantastic views over the city. finally, don’t miss the elegant geometric beauty of the city’s arctic Cathedral.

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KristiansUnd - NOrWay 24TH JuNe 8:00am - 5:00Pma patchwork of vibrant islands, sparkling fjords and rugged mountain ranges, kristiansund’s enviable position on the edge of the atlantic Ocean gives you the opportunity to experience one of the world’s most beautiful drives, the ‘atlantic road’. This 8km long road is a feat of engineering, zigzagging its way across low bridges jutting out to sea. alternatively, step inside kvernes Stave Church for an insight into the region’s ancient history.

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guest Speakers on board during this cruise include Professor David Drewry, whose lectures explore the scenery of arctic Norway and the White Sea, the evidence for significant changes in ice cover and

climate, and the consequential opening of new commercial sea routes to asia via Siberian waters. He will recount the exploits of fridtjof Nansen, Norway’s greatest polar hero, attempts to reach the North Pole by balloon and early aeroplanes and finally ask “Who owns the arctic?”

also joining this cruise will be air Commodore Phil Wilkinson. What were allied forces doing in Northern russia between 1917 and 1919? Phil Wilkinson discusses this intervention and describes

subsequent British air action in the region in World War ii. He will also look at post-war russia and our relationship with this huge, complex and highly cultural country.

Peter mawby and Stuart usher will also feature as guest Speakers on this cruise. Please see pages 66-69 for more details.

• remote Solovetsky islands• memories of the arctic Convoys

in archangel and murmansk• Charming Bergen with its

uNeSCO-listed waterfront• Spectacular scenery and

landscapes of the lofoten islands• The midnight sun at the

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fraNCe | TuNiSia | malTa | SiCily | greeCe | mONTeNegrO CrOaTia | CreTe | Turkey | alBaNia | iTaly | SPaiN

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as summer slips into autumn, chase the sun with us from

the south of france, through the mediterranean, aegean and adriatic, soaking up grand cities, legendary ruins and sun-drenched shores.

marvel at the origins of western civilisation on our mediterranean journey (pages 52 to 53) and enjoy the rich history and stunning scenery around the shores of the adriatic and aegean (page 54 to 55). Discover ancient treasures in Turkey and greece (pages 56 to 57), immerse yourself in roman legacies (pages 58 to 59) and explore european gems (pages 60 to 61).

vincent van gogh

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stroll around the evocative medieval centre of this fascinating city.

la goUlette - TuNiSia 1ST SePTemBer 8:30am - 5:30Pmfor over 3,000 years Tunis witnessed the passage of Phoenicians, romans, vandals, Byzantines, Turks, Spanish and french. explore the Punic remains of Carthage, the richest sea port in ancient times, destroyed by the romans in 146BC, or the Bardo museum, renowned for its marvellous collection of roman mosaics.

soUsse - TuNiSia 2ND SePTemBer 8:30am - 4:30PmStep ashore in the charming town of Sousse where the well-preserved ribat offers splendid views of the coastline and the 11th century kasbah dominates the highest point of the town. Barter for bargains in the bustling alleyways of the city’s medina, discover a fascinating collection of mosaics in the archaeological

marseille - fraNCe 29TH auguST 10:00Pmmarseille was founded by the Phocaeans in 600BC and is one of the oldest cities in europe. it is now the second largest city in france and a melting pot of different cultures, a cosmopolitan mix of gallic chic, arabic cool and ancient grandeur. Wander the streets of marseille’s medieval quarter, le Panier, the oldest part of the city, a labyrinth of alleyways and steep cobbled steps awash with years of fascinating history.

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cagliari - SarDiNia 31ST auguST 8:00am - 5:00PmCagliari, on the italian island of Sardinia, is an ancient city with a colourful history, relics of which can be found amongst its four historic quarters. Discover ancient Nora, believed to be the first town founded in Sardinia, explore the beautiful Botanical garden and its Centre of Conservation of Biodiversity, or simply

museum or, further afield, visit the spectacular 3rd century roman amphitheatre of el Djem, once the sixth largest arena in the roman empire.

valletta - malTa 3rD SePTemBer 9:00am - 11:00PmCapital of malta, valletta boasts a rich culture and impressive architecture. make sure you are on deck as Voyager sails into valletta’s impressive grand Harbour and admire the city’s stone fortifications, a legacy of the Crusaders. Once ashore, discover the charming villages of Tarxien and marsaxlokk and the ‘silent city’ of mdina, a fascinating medieval walled town. alternatively, visit the Blue grotto, a series of fascinating sea caves.

syracUse - SiCily 4TH SePTemBer 8:30am - 6:00Pmaccording to Cicero, Syracuse was ‘the greatest greek city and the most beautiful of them all’. Stroll around Ortegia, the old quarter of the town, where ancient

rich in history, art, myths and culture, this fascinating voyage of Discovery uncovers the origins and genius of western civilisation and follows in the footsteps of the Crusaders. Tunisia promises amazing archaeological treasures, dazzling

roman mosaics and magnificent ruins, while athens reveals all that was most impressive about the ancient world – a fitting finale to an unforgettable journey.

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structures entwine with medieval treasures, visit the Neapolis archaeological Park on Terminite Hill, where every time-worn stone tells a story, or climb mount etna, one of the world’s most explosive volcanoes.

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chania, crete - greeCe 6TH SePTemBer 8:00am - 11:00PmChania’s old town, with its charming buildings and narrow alleys leading down to the venetian harbour, is one of Crete’s most beautiful sights. This delightful island has an array of minoan ruins, ancient roman fortresses and magnificent gorges to discover, as well as knossos, the capital of minoan Crete, shrouded in legends surrounding a labyrinth and mythical minotaur.

santorini - greeCe 7TH SePTemBer 8:00am - 5:00PmThere could be few more dramatic settings in which to anchor than the caldera of Santorini. explore the village of Pyrgos, built atop a hill with a venetian castle nestling amongst traditional houses and charming narrow streets, the dramatic cliff-top village of Oia, another memorable sight, akrotiri, a unique minoan Bronze age settlement, or one of several fascinating museums in pretty fira.

piraeUs - greeCe 8TH SePTemBer 8:30am (overnight) - 9TH SePTemBerThe ancient city of athens is a fitting place in which to conclude your cruise, representing all that was great in the ancient world. Towering over the city from its rocky outcrop, the acropolis is a memorable sight, while the magnificent New acropolis museum provides a fascinating insight into this ancient settlement.

guest Speakers on board during this cruise include anne marie Harrison, a french anthropologist. She’ll bring to life the civilisations that shaped the mediterranean, including Phoenicians, greeks, etruscans, romans, Byzantines and venetians.also joining this cruise will be Brigadier Hugh Willing, who served in gibraltar, italy and Cyprus with the British army. He’ll discuss the British military history of

the mediterranean, from Nelson’s land battles on Corsica to the loss of minorca and the capture of the german commander on Crete.

• Historic yet cosmopolitan Cagliari

• Sicily’s best-kept secret Syracuse• Discover the incredible

landscapes and culture of Tunisia• valletta and its magnificent

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the island a little further and you’ll soon discover landscapes of towering mountains, glorious coastlines and pretty countryside dotted with olive trees.

Kotor - mONTeNegrO 13TH SePTemBer 1:30Pm - 7:30Pma scenic cruise will take you through the spectacular scenery of Southern europe’s longest and most dramatic fjord as you head towards kotor. This charming port is your gateway to montenegro’s natural wonders and cultural quirks.

split - CrOaTia 14TH SePTemBer 1:00Pm (overnight) - 15TH SePTemBer 8:00amPart of the Dalmatian riviera, Split is an interesting city with magnificent architectural gems, including a sunken roman Plaza, the Cathedral of St Domnius and Diocletian’s Palace, which was built in the late 3rd

piraeUs - greeCe 9TH SePTemBer (overnight) - 10TH SePTemBer 5.30PmBegin your cruise in athens, home to the acropolis, the Parthenon, the Temples of Zeus and Hephaestus. These incredible relics all offer glimpses into the country’s magnificent past. visit the National archaeological museum and explore Plaka, the city’s atmospheric old quarter, and perhaps head to Delphi, the centre of the known world for the ancient greeks.

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corfU - greeCe 12TH SePTemBer 7:30am - 5:30PmCorfu promises an array of architectural styles that reflect the island’s rich heritage. in Corfu Town, discover vaulted stairways, pink-roofed buildings and little courtyards nestled among narrow streets. explore

century aD. it’s also the gateway to the ancient city of Salona, which hosts an impressive collection of ruins.

hvar - CrOaTia 15TH SePTemBer 12:00Pm - 9:30PmHvar boasts a lovely medieval town with stunning architecture and a long seaside promenade. admire 13th century walls and palaces which overlook the town’s busy bay, and witness the Cathedral of St Stephen, a beautifully preserved gothic church. Perhaps venture further afield to discover more of the island, which is punctuated with ancient villages and vineyards.

dUBrovniK - CrOaTia 16TH SePTemBer 7:00am (overnight) - 17TH SePTemBer 1:00PmDubrovnik is an intriguing city with plenty to offer. known as ‘the Pearl of the adriatic’, it offers 13th century walls surrounding a charming Old Town.

athens, with its fascinating relics and distinctive atmosphere, is a wonderful introduction to this cruise. marvel at Corfu’s charming architecture and Southern europe’s longest fjord before reaching Croatia, where intriguing ruins, ancient

villages and impressive landmarks await. Voyager takes in Crete’s rich history and Santorini’s beautiful scenery, before reaching Turkey, where you’ll enjoy a memorable glimpse into the past.

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The Baroque Cathedral and 14th century franciscan monastery are just two of the highlights you’ll discover on your guided walking tour, while mostar’s Ottoman-style ‘Old Bridge’ is one of the country’s most famous landmarks.

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chania - CreTe 19TH SePTemBer 8:00am - 10:00PmChania is a beautiful city, with an old venetian quarter leading down to a harbour. Step ashore to explore ancient roman fortresses and minoan ruins, witness magnificent gorges and head further afield to knossos, the capital of minoan Crete. This fascinating city boasts an interesting history that is inextricably tangled with greek myths concerning a labyrinth and a minotaur.

santorini - greeCe 20TH SePTemBer 8:00am - 5:00PmSantorini is a volcanic island with attractive scenery and a rich history, while nearby akrotiri is an intriguing minoan Bronze age settlement known as the ‘prehistoric Pompeii’. Head to the village of Pyrgos to discover its charms, which include a venetian castle, traditional houses and a stunning setting on a hill. Other highlights include Oia, a striking cliff-top village, and the capital Thira, where you’ll find cobbled streets and a fascinating museum.

cesme - Turkey 21ST SePTemBer 6:30am - 2:30PmCesme is an inviting coastal town, promising lovely beaches, a picturesque castle and an atmospheric Old Town. it is also your gateway to ephesus. founded before the 10th century BC, this intriguing

city offers glimpses into the ancient world, with an array of impressive architectural highlights including the great Theatre and the library of Celsus. Nearby izmir promises several museums, stunning mountain scenery and welcoming cafés dotted along the waterfront.

istanBUl - Turkey 22ND SePTemBer 12:00Pm (overnight) - 23rD SePTemBerThe only city to straddle two continents, europe and asia, istanbul is truly unique. explore Old istanbul to discover a host of architectural gems, including the beautifully decorated aghia Sophia and the famous Blue mosque. Then take to the water on a Bosphorus cruise to view the city’s iconic skyline from a different perspective.

your cruise fare excludes a visa for Turkey. if you are flying out of Turkey you will require a visa, which can be purchased before you travel at a cost of £35pp.

guest Speakers on board during this cruise include Brigadier Philip Sanders. for 60 years at the beginning of the 20th century, the eastern mediterranean was a cockpit of conflict. gallipoli

and the Dardanelles in WWi, the Turkish war of independence 1919-1923, german military operations in greece and Crete 1941 and Churchill’s war to liberate greece and the Dodecanese islands in 1943-1944. Philip will talk about these campaigns and also examine the rise and fall of yugoslavia; and no visit to Turkey is complete without recognising the importance of kemal ataturk, the father of

modern Turkey. also joining this cruise will be John Coventry. With a working lifetime spent in travel and as a development trainer, talks ranging from ‘Hitting The High Notes’, ‘The Story

of the Castrati’ to ‘The Pendle Witch Trials’, John’s range of knowledge is as intriguing as it is eclectic.

• athens, the oldest yet most cosmopolitan city in europe

• istanbul – a showcase of Byzantine and Ottoman empires

• Overnight in port to enjoy charming Dubrovnik

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diKili - Turkey 26TH SePTemBer 7:30am - 4:00PmDuring the period after alexander the great and before roman domination of asia minor, Pergamum was one of the richest and most powerful small kingdoms of the middle east. visit the spectacular ruins, a dramatic site spread over a towering acropolis where highlights include the remains of the Temple of athena and a superb Hellenistic theatre with seating for 10,000. Don’t miss asklepion, the world’s first medical centre and one of the greatest cities in Hellenic history.

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antalya - Turkey 28TH SePTemBer 6:00am - 11:00Pmromans, Byzantines, Seljuks and Ottomans all left behind magnificent traces of their cultures in and around antalya. marvel at the wonderfully preserved

istanBUl - Turkey 23rD SePTemBer (overnight) - 24TH SePTemBer 5.00PmThe magnificent city of istanbul is a curious mix of old and new, traditional and modern. Spend the first day of your cruise exploring the heart of Old istanbul, the lavishly decorated aghia Sophia and the famed Blue mosque or viewing the iconic istanbul skyline and Ottoman forts and yalis from the water on a Bosphorus Cruise.

ÇanaKKale - Turkey 25TH SePTemBer 8:00am - 5:00PmThe strategically important town of Çanakkale, ancient Hellespont, is your setting off point for the legendary site of Troy, one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world, and the gallipoli Peninsula where you can reflect on the poignant reminders of the tragic gallipoli campaign of 1915.

amphitheatre at aspendos, one of the finest in asia minor; discover Perge, a wealthy city in roman times where St Paul preached his first sermon in aD46; or explore the ruins at Pisidian antioch which featured prominently in ancient and early Christian history.

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KUsadasi - Turkey 30TH SePTemBer 7:30am - 11:00PmThe bustling resort town of kusadasi presents a veritable array of sites, legacies of some of the world’s greatest ancient civilizations. Walk through the streets of ephesus for an unparalleled glimpse of life in a greco-roman city and see the magnificent classical theatre where St Paul preached to the pagans in acts. The once great maritime port of miletus reveals the remains of a sacred way that originally stretched all the way to Didyma where the Temple of artemis was one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient World.

istanbul, where east meets West, is the ideal starting point for this voyage of Discovery. visit sacred destinations, explore the fascinating ruins of legendary cities and admire ancient palaces, monuments, mosques and monasteries as you sail around

the aegean Sea and along Turkey’s aegean and lycian coasts.

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patmos - greeCe 1ST OCTOBer 8:00am - 2:00PmSt John wrote his divinely inspired Book of revelation, the last book of the New Testament, on the island of Patmos. This morning you can visit the fortress-like orthodox monastery of St John the Divine, or the Cave and monastery of the apocalypse, highlights of this serene island. Time for lunch ashore in the charming little port of Skala, before an afternoon departure.

Kavala - greeCe 2ND OCTOBer 8:30am - 5:30Pm for centuries, the charming port of kavala has been a crossroad of culture and an important stop for army leaders and great travellers. Today the incredible archaeological ruins reveal the importance and wealth of the ancient macedonian city where St Paul was imprisoned. alternatively, visit historic Xanthi – the ‘City of a Thousand Colours’ encircled by a trio of monasteries and sat in the shadow of a Byzantine castle.

thessaloniKi - greeCe 3rD OCTOBer 8:30am - 5:00PmThe historic city of Thessaloniki has much to offer, including St Demetrius’ Church, boasting the city’s finest frescoes and mosaics. Drive to vergina, where excavations have revealed a splendid macedonian palace and royal tombs, including that of Philip of macedon, father of alexander the great, or visit Pella, the ancient capital of macedonia and one time seat of alexander the great.

volos - greeCe 4TH OCTOBer 7:30am - 5:00Pmfrom the bustling town of volos discover awe-inspiring meteora where you may now visit what were once impregnable monasteries perched atop soaring natural rock pillars on the edge of the Pindus mountains.

piraeUs - greeCe 5TH OCTOBer 8:00am (overnight) - 6TH OCTOBer from the ancient port of Piraeus visit the birthplace of civilization, athens. follow in St Paul’s footsteps to the areopagus, lying in the shadow of the acropolis, or visit ancient Corinth where the apostle preached and lived for two years.

your cruise fare excludes a visa for Turkey. if you are flying into Turkey you will require a visa, which can be purchased before you travel at a cost of £35pp.

guest Speakers on board during this cruise include Canon Doctor anne Davison. Without Paul of Tarsus, Christianity would not be the worldwide faith it is today, and without the structure of the roman

empire in the first century, the faith would not have spread as quickly as it did. as we head to places visited by Paul, anne will reflect

upon his life. also joining this cruise will be major general Stephen Carr-Smith. The Trojan War included the intervention of the greek gods on both sides. alexander the great, who believed he

was descended from the gods, went on to conquer the known world. The Crusades saw both sides fighting for control of Jerusalem. at galipoli, the Turks fought for their very lives – and inflicted on the British the worst defeat in the whole of WW1. as a military man, Stephen Carr-Smith will tell the story of these four events in history.

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KataKolon - greeCe 9TH OCTOBer 9:00am - 5:30Pmkatakolon is a small town on the western coast of the Peloponnese from where you can explore ancient Olympia, site of the Olympic games in classical times. a visit to the mercouri estate and vineyard, with a wine tasting, is a relaxing alternative.

sarandë - alBaNia 10TH OCTOBer 8:00am - 5:00PmThis charming city, set in an idyllic location between the mountains and the ionian Sea, is your gateway to Butrint, an incredible archaeological site nestled amongst the picturesque scenery of the Butrint National Park. a fascinating array of monuments includes a roman Theatre and Baptistery.

piraeUs - greeCe 6TH OCTOBer (overnight) - 7TH OCTOBer 5.00PmThe ancient city of athens, birthplace of civilisation, is the perfect start to your cruise. immerse yourself in this incredible ancient world as you visit the acropolis and the New acropolis museum, or discover the crumbling ruins of ancient Corinth.

santorini - greeCe 8TH OCTOBer 7:30am - 1:30PmThe volcanic island of Santorini boasts a truly dramatic setting and a fascinating, rich history. explore akrotiri, a fascinating minoan Bronze age settlement, or stroll along the winding cobbled streets of the capital Thera and visit its intriguing museum. visit charming Pyrgos and gaze upon the surrounding landscape from its hilltop location, or admire the beautiful village of Oia with its views over the endless blue of the aegean.

Kotor - mONTeNegrO 11TH OCTOBer 12:00Pm - 6:30PmThis morning enjoy a scenic cruise through the dramatic scenery of Southern europe’s deepest fjord to kotor. Step ashore to explore a labyrinth of cobbled streets and ancient churches in the medieval old town.

hvar - CrOaTia 12TH OCTOBer 7:30am - 2:00PmHvar is the sunniest and greenest of the Croatian islands. its medieval town is a profusion of beautifully ornamented buildings with a long seaside promenade, perfect for exploring on foot. alternatively, venture further and discover the island, a harmonious mix of old villages and towns with ancient olive trees, vineyards and vast fields of lavender.

roman and venetian legacies, ancient legends and myths, unique landscapes harbouring architectural gems and natural wonders. attractive Croatian cities emerging from recent Balkan history, and albania’s fascinating monuments are

beautifully complemented by the stunning scenery of montenegro’s kotor Bay and the treasures of venice.

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venice - iTaly 13TH OCTOBer 8:30am - 11:30Pmvenice is an epic, unique and unforgettable city. The jewel in italy’s crown appears to be floating on water as its collage of canals are criss-crossed by bridges and a labyrinth of narrow, winding streets. glide picturesque waterways in a traditional gondola, visit the imposing Doge’s Palace or venture out of the city to discover verona’s incredible artistic heritage.

pUla - CrOaTia 14TH OCTOBer 11:30am - 7:00PmThe ancient town of Pula is situated on the istrian coast of the adriatic. Dominating the town centre is a remarkably well-preserved roman amphitheatre, while the Triumphal arch of the Sergi, gate of Hercules and Temple of augustus will also enthrall as you stroll through 3,000 years of history.

split - CrOaTia 15TH OCTOBer 8:00am - 4:30Pmexplore the impressive ruins of Diocletian’s Palace, built in the late 3rd century aD by the roman emperor and where he spent his final years following his abdication. further gems include a sunken roman Plaza, the Cathedral of St Domnius and the Cetina countryside backed by dramatic coastal mountains.

dUBrovniK - CrOaTia 16TH OCTOBer 8:00am (overnight) - 17TH OCTOBer known as ‘the Pearl of the adriatic’, Dubrovnik’s imposing 13th century walls encircle a timeless Old Town. On a guided walking tour discover the delights of this historic city-state including the Baroque Cathedral and 14th century franciscan monastery. Nearby mostar houses the famous Ottoman-style ‘Old Bridge’, lovingly rebuilt after its destruction during the Croat-Bosniak War.

guest Speakers on board during this cruise include Sir michael Burton, a former diplomat specialising in current affairs and historical subjects. His talks focus on the greeks’ and Serbs’

struggle for independence from the Ottomans, and venice’s maritime empire.

also joining this cruise will be Doctor ann Birchall, classical archaeologist formerly at the British museum. She will discuss the Parthenon’s controversial history, the original Olympic games

and the prehistoric context of the volcanic island of Santorini (Thera).

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the 18th century traveller, Thomas ashe, as ‘the most beautiful city in italy’, or uNeSCO-listed alberobello, a dense mass of 1,500 unique trulli houses, and charming Ostuni, where lush green scenery provides an idyllic backdrop to striking whitewashed houses.

sarandë - alBaNia 20TH OCTOBer 7:00am - 5:00Pma picturesque city enveloped in historical intrigue, Sarandë is a springboard to uNeSCO-listed Butrint, a treasure trove of unique archaeology, a port from Hellenistic to Ottoman times.

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naples - iTaly 22ND OCTOBer 7:30am - 5:00PmSail around the heel and toe of italy to the city of Naples, watched over by brooding mount vesuvius. enjoy the stunning amalfi coastline, visit chic Capri and charming Sorrento, or explore the ruined city of Pompeii.

dUBrovniK - CrOaTia 17TH OCTOBer (overnight) - 18TH OCTOBer 5.00PmDubrovnik’s city walls surround marble streets and baroque buildings and, from first glimpse, this incredible city is beguiling. explore the streets of the old town where grand renaissance and gothic buildings await, see the baroque cathedral, 14th century franciscan monastery and handsome palaces of retired aristocracy. alternatively, mostar also deserves exploration, with its Ottoman-style ‘Old Bridge’ spanning the Neretva river in the historic heart of the city.

Brindisi - iTaly 19TH OCTOBer 8:00am - 4:30PmSituated on italy’s Puglian coast, Brindisi was a fixture on the trade route, the Silk road and the world’s first paved road, the great ‘via appia’, led straight to Brindisi from rome. visit beautiful lecce, described by

civitavecchia - iTaly 23rD OCTOBer 8:00am - 6:30Pmfor 500 years, rome was ‘Caput mundi’ as hub of the mighty roman empire. Today italy’s capital is one of europe’s greatest living cities where ancient and modern, past and present, intertwine. Civitavecchia is your gateway to the grandeur of rome where you can discover the eternal City in all its gilt and glory.

livorno - iTaly 24TH OCTOBer 8:00am - 7:30Pmlivorno is the gateway to the beautiful cities of Tuscany. Discover florence, an elegant city of exceptional art and culture, renaissance Pisa and the famous leaning tower, or medieval Siena and its wealth of gothic architecture. alternatively enjoy the natural, rugged beauty of the Cinque Terre.

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autumn is the perfect time to visit some of europe’s major cities – from Dubrovnik’s marble streets to Naples’ stunning scenery and Barcelona’s unique architecture. Civitavecchia is your gateway to rome, while livorno is springboard to

florence and Pisa. There’s the additional bonus of calls at Sarandë to see Butrint, Brindisi, gateway to the quirky alberobello houses and the colourful fishing port of Sète.

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sète - fraNCe 26TH OCTOBer 7:30am - 5:00Pmlying between the etang de Thau and the mediterranean, and laced by canals, Sète is the ‘little venice of languedoc’. Stroll past colourful houses overlooking the bustling harbour where fishing boats vie for space with sleek yachts. venture further afield and discover enchanting Saintes-maries-de-la-mer or the turreted, medieval walled city of Carcassonne, one of the few sights in the world genuinely justifying the epithet ‘breathtaking’.

Barcelona - SPaiN 27TH OCTOBer 8.30am (overnight) - 28TH OCTOBerBarcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is perhaps best known as the city of gaudi. The city’s old centre has an abundance of gothic architecture, not to mention surreal works of art such as gaudi’s Sagrada familia. enjoy a city sightseeing tour or take a drive inland to the splendid montserrat monastery.

guest Speakers on board during this cruise include major general Patrick Cordingley. a continuing holiday magnet, the mediterranean offers magnificent sites and cities which tell of civilisations,

trade and conflict. Patrick will look at the way in which conquest has been of such importance to the development of the

countries along our route. also joining this cruise will be Doctor louise Bonner. The mediterranean is deceptively vast and has always challenged and fascinated. louise will explore aspects

from earthquakes and ecology to current environmental issues.

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Spend longer ashore, venture further and delve deeper into a destination with our pre- or post-cruise extensions. featuring escorted tours with guided sightseeing and a number of city stays, they’re the perfect way to explore before you embark

or after you disembark Voyager, enhancing what already promises to be a wonderful cruising experience.

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Nice, a stylish city on the beautiful Côte D’azur, is the perfect place from which to explore the french riviera. Stroll along the elegant Promenade des anglais, sample world-class restaurants and shop in the many upmarket boutiques. Nestled in the heart of the city is the Hotel ellington, an original 1920s maison Niçoise, the ideal place to relax at the end of a busy day.

included in your stay is an excursion to the chic principality of monaco, a tiny sovereign state ruled by the grimaldi family for more than seven centuries, and monte Carlo, the playground of the rich and famous renowned for its grandiose casino, exotic gardens, opulent shops and exclusive restaurants. admire the spectacular views of the mediterranean from the top of monaco rock, visit the Oceanographic museum, see the magnificent cathedral and explore the glorious Prince’s palace.

finally, admire the scenery of the french riviera as you drive to join voyager in marseille.

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price per personTWiN: £325 SiNgle: £475†

price includes: 2 nights’ accommodation in the four-star ellington Hotel in Nice with breakfast • all coach transfers between airport / hotel & hotel / ship* • excursion to monaco & monte Carlo • Scenic drive along the french riviera en route to Voyager

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from its humble beginnings as a pearl-diving centre, to one of the fastest-growing cities on earth, Dubai is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world.

a two-night stay in glittering Dubai is a wonderful way to extend your holiday at the start or end of your cruise.

your 5-star hotel, the Habtoor grand Beach resort & Spa at Jumeirah Beach, is perfectly located adjacent to the magnificent Dubai marina and close to ‘The Walk’ with its 1.75km long beachfront boulevard housing 350 retail outlets and 45 restaurants.

an included sightseeing tour features Burj al arab, Jumeirah mosque, the Dubai museum, al Bastakya – the old part of Dubai, a traditional abra ride across Dubai creek, and visits to the spice souk and famous gold souk. a wonderful Dubai experience.

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price per personDOuBle: £469 SiNgle: £649†

price includes: 2 nights’ accommodation at the 5-star Habtoor grand Beach resort & Spa Jumeirah Beach (or similar) with breakfast • all coach transportation between the airport / hotel / ship* • Half-day city tour

enjoy some extra time in cosmopolitan, multicultural, Cape Town, home to innovative architecture, spectacular natural landscapes and mouth-watering cuisine. Discover the mother City’s glorious golden beaches, sample some of the many restaurants in the City Bowl District, head out to the vineyards of Stellenbosch or franschhoek, stroll around beautiful kirstenbosch Botanical gardens, or visit haunting robben island.

included in your stay is a guided city tour. ride the cable car up iconic Table mountain to gaze on the unforgettable views over the city and numerous natural gems, including lion’s Head and Signal Hill.

Situated within easy walking distance of the world-renowned victoria & albert Waterfront, the stylishly grand Cullinan Hotel complements the rich, cultural heritage of Cape Town. it is both a wonderful place to relax and an ideal base from which you can explore this fantastic city further.

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price includes: 2 nights’ accommodation at the Cullinan Hotel (or similar) with breakfast • all coach transportation between the airport / hotel / ship* • Half day sightseeing tour of Cape Town (cable car ride is weather permitting).

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an exciting opportunity to discover the lunar-like landscape and fairy chimneys of Cappadocia, located deep in the heart of Turkey.

around three million years ago violent volcanic eruptions covered Cappadocia with a soft form of lava. Over time, the natural effects of wind, rain and rivers eroded the tufa in amazing ways, creating one of the world’s most spectacular and surrealistic landscapes.

endless fields of bizarre castles, capped pinnacles, cones, spires, towers, and crags dotted with mysterious apertures are amongst the extraordinary geological formations. Beneath this fantastic landscape early settlers lived in dwellings dug into the rock and carved far-flung cities 10 storeys deep.

visit Zelve Open air museum, an amazing cave town honeycombed with dwellings, religious and secular chambers, and göreme Open air museum, a vast monastic complex composed of scores of refectory monasteries placed side by side. See the magnificent uschisar Castle where many rooms hollowed out of the rock are connected to each other with stairs, tunnels and passages. you will also visit either kaymakli – the largest underground city, or Derinkuyu – the deepest underground city in Cappadocia.

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This extension is valid for passengers embarking or disembarking in istanbul - see pages 54-57.

price per personDOuBle: £899 SiNgle: £999†

price includes: return economy air travel istanbul/kayseri airport • 2 nights’ accommodation in the Hotel Perissia, Cappadocia, on a half board basis (dinner and breakfast) • 2 x lunches in local restaurants in Cappadocia • return coach transfers between kayseri airport and Hotel Perissia in Cappadocia • Coach transfer in istanbul between atatürk airport and the ship (pre cruise), or the ship and atatürk airport (post cruise)* • Sightseeing as described with local guide • Turkey visa required before departure £35 per person. See page 70 for details.

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On a truly amazing journey, follow one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the world, South africa’s majestic garden route. Discover a series of charming, small towns, hidden amongst a wealth of outstanding natural beauty. along the way you’ll enjoy a host of incredible South african experiences.

The privately owned featherbed Nature reserve on the western head of knysna lagoon promises an authentic eco-experience. The stunning Wilderness lakes area is simply breathtaking. in the ‘feather Capital of the World’ you will have the unique opportunity to sit on an ostrich and watch a race featuring the world’s biggest bird at Safari Ostrich farm. look out for the abundant birdlife and wealth of animals at the garden route game lodge and spend the night at this family-owned game reserve which is set against the majestic langeberg mountain range. late afternoon and early morning game drives promise a memorable safari experience and your chance to spot the ‘Big 5’.

South afriCa’S gardEn routE 3-NigHT eXTeNSiON

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price per personTWiN: £1,099 SiNgle: £1,249†

price includes: 1 night’s accommodation in standard lodge rooms/chalets at garden route game lodge with dinner and breakfast • 1 night’s twin/double bedded accommodation at the Protea Hotel knysna Quays with breakfast • 1 night’s twin-bedded accommodation at The Beach Hotel in Port elizabeth with dinner and breakfast • lunch on days 2-4 (pre-cruise), or days 1-3 (post cruise) • all entrance fees • Transport in private vehicle with air-conditioning* • Sightseeing with registered local english-speaking guide

elephant, lion, leopard, Buffalo and rhinoceros, the renowned ‘Big 5’, all call the kruger National Park home. With more species than any other african game reserve, it is the land of baobabs, fever trees, knob thorns, marula and mopane trees underneath which lurk the little five – buffalo weaver, elephant shrew, leopard tortoise, ant lion and rhino beetle. unrivalled in its diversity of life form, kruger is the flagship of South africa’s national parks.

in the easily accessible southern area of the vast kruger National Park, which is bordered by the Crocodile river in the south and the Sabie river in the north, the luxury lukimbi Safari lodge is a delight. The main buildings are linked together with open wooden decks, making the most of the view as the lodge meanders alongside the river lwakahle. raised walkways lead to modern african décor suites with stunning river views. The private decks by the river are the ideal place to relax and take in a truly african spectacle, whilst the game drives promise an unrivalled safari experience.

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price per personTWiN: £1,999 SiNgle: £2,099†

price includes: Domestic flights between Cape Town and kruger mpumalanga airport • 3 nights at the lukimbi Private game reserve on a full board basis including two local beverages • 2 game drives per day with bush rangers and an optional bush walk • Transfers between kruger mpumalanga airport & lukimbi in luxury, air-conditioned vehicles* • Coach transfer between Cape Town airport / ship*

* airport transfers are only applicable for passengers with international air booked by voyages of Discovery. † Prices subject to change

Why not extend your holiday even further by taking advantage of a three-night stay on the beautiful island of mauritius, either before or after your cruise? Boasting a vibrant and diverse mix of cultures, and a rich and colourful history, the island is a truly unique and luxurious retreat.

There are plenty of interesting attractions to discover on mauritius, an amazing array of wildlife – including the endangered hawksbill sea turtle, along with plenty of fascinating flora and incredible scenery at every turn.

Set within beautifully landscaped gardens, le meridien ile maurice is fronted by 800 metres of sparkling ivory sands lapped by warm turquoise waters. Offering all the facilities you’d expect of an award-winning luxury resort hotel, it is the perfect place to relax, unwind and enjoy the leisurely pace of life on this wonderful indian Ocean idyll.

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This extension is valid for passengers embarking or disembarking in mauritius - see pages 28-31.

price per personDOuBle: £649 SiNgle: £849†

price includes: 3 nights’ in a spacious deluxe room ocean view at le meridien ile maurice on a all inclusive basis; transfers between the airport / hotel and hotel / ship*

31st dec 2014 - 3rd Jan 2015 (including new years eve)

price per personDOuBle: £999 SiNgle: £1,299†

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dr ann Birchall (nadfas)gemS Of THe aegeaN & aDriaTiC SeaS (P58)Dr ann Birchall holds Ba. Hons, Classics (london university masom Scholar), Ph.D., archaeology (london university institute of archaeology). a fellow of the Society of antiquaries, she is an archaeologist of international repute specialising in the history, art and archaeology of the mediterranean. The first woman archaeologist appointed to the British museum, anne - as assistant keeper, greek and roman antiquities, had special responsibility for ceramic collections and played a major part in the reorganisation of the galleries.an author and broadcaster on both radio and Tv, anne presented an award winning two-part BBC Tv documentary on her excavations of one of Nelson’s ships, HmS Colossus. She has been a NaDfaS speaker for many years.

John BrinKleyOSlO & THe TimeleSS fJOrDS (P44)John Brinkley recently retired as a senior manager and head of department in a midland High School where he taught geology and geography. Whilst teaching, he was also involved in the Duke of edinburgh’s award, where he was an award Officer for South Staffordshire, and also led a successful World Challenge expedition to the middle east. On retirement he was invited to be Host Photographer for the National memorial arboretum in

Staffordshire, england, and also works as a part-time volunteer at a local retirement village where he teaches computer skills.much of John’s leisure time is taken up with photographic assignments, and he has travelled widely both in the uk and around the World, amassing a huge photo library. He cruised on the educational cruise ship “uganda” before her demise - an experience he says he would not have missed for the world, and as they say, the rest is history.

dr loUise BonnergemS Of THe reD & araBiaN SeaS (P26)meDiTerraNeaN iCONS (P60)louise studied geography at liverpool university, gained a postgraduate scholarship to study ecology and forest management at Harvard in the uSa and returned to do her doctorate at liverpool university, focusing on environmental management. for 35 years, her professional career was spent as a university geography lecturer, specialising in biogeography, wildlife ecology, environmental management, historical geography, tourism and sustainable development.

neil BonnergemS Of THe reD & araBiaN SeaS (P26)Neil Bonner has been a journalist for almost 50 years, starting as a reporter on a local weekly newspaper in his hometown of Stafford. after

moving on to regional evening papers, he began to specialise in writing about television and show business, which he still does today. a freelance writer for the past 20 years, Neil has met and interviewed hundreds of celebrities, from soap stars to Hollywood greats; from comic legends to rock and pop icons. So, as you can imagine, he has plenty of entertaining stories to tell about his life with the stars. Having written for dozens of evening papers and every major national newspaper, as well as for titles such as Woman’s Own, Ok! magazine, The Stage and Tv Times, it’s hardly surprising that he is in demand to pass on his experience in lectures to media students and writers’ groups.

dr paUl BrownmaDeira & THe aZOreS iN SPriNg (P38)Dr Paul Brown is a maritime history author and speaker, whose publications include ‘Britain’s Historic Ships’ (Conway), ‘Historic Sail’ (History Press), ‘Historic Ships: The Survivors’ (amberley) and ‘maritime Portsmouth’ (History Press), as well as articles in leading maritime magazines. He is a consultant to National Historic Ships, the uk’s authority on the preservation of historic ships and boats, and a maritime photographer. a member of the Society for Nautical research, he was until recently a university lecturer and senior university manager, and has also lectured at the National maritime museum, greenwich.

Wherever in the world you choose to travel with us, our guest Speaker programmes are always included in the cost of your cruise. With an impressive selection of world-class experts joining you on board Voyager, you’ll have the best

possible experience of each destination you visit.

We carefully choose guest Speakers who specialise in a diverse range of topics, so there’s sure to be something to suit you – whether you’re interested in ornithology and wildlife, broadcasting, criminology, marine ecology or something else entirely. We’re proud to have an incredibly high calibre of guest Speakers travelling with us on Voyager, all of whom are truly knowledgeable and passionate about the diverse range of topics they cover. Take a look at the biographies below for a flavour of the experts joining us in the coming months.

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sir michael BUrton Kcvo cmg gemS Of THe aegeaN & aDriaTiC SeaS (P58) eaST afriCa & iNDiaN OCeaN gemS (P28)michael Burton was educated at Bedford School and at magadelen College, Oxford.Commissioned into The rifle Brigade, he saw active service in malaysia. He joined the Diplomatic Service in 1960 and took retirement in 1997. During his diplomatic career he saw service in the middle east (lebanon, Jordan and kuwait) and europe(in Paris, and as British minister, Berlin, 1985-1992 and as Her majesty’s ambassador in Prague, from 1995-1997).Since retirement, Sir michael has been a Consultant on the middle east and Central europe, is President of the european atlantic group and Chairman of the British Czech and Slovak Society. He is a member of the Council of The royal Society of asian affairs, and is an active member of the royal institute of international affairs (Chatham House) and the middle east association.

maJor general stephen carr-smith THe magiC Of SOuTH afriCa (P32)meDiTerraNeaN refleCTiONS (P56)Stephen Carr-Smith went into the army straight from school, retiring as a major general after 33 years service. His last appointment was as the Deputy Director general of the NaTO Communications and information Systems agency in Brussels. On leaving the army in 1995 - he worked for a company providing security and mine clearance services in remote and hostile countries; was the Senior military advisor to an operational analysis company owned by British aerospace; and was the Chairman of a company developing opportunities to marry-up russian technology with western finance and production.in 1999, he became the Ombudsman for estate agents, a national appointment he held until the end of 2006. During this time, the voluntary Ombudsman Scheme tripled in size, brought him regular media exposure, and ensured that he received a deal of abuse from all quarters - so he must have been doing something right.He is now a non-executive Director on the Board of land Data.

maJor general patricK cordingley dso dsc frgs meDiTerraNeaN iCONS (P60)Patrick Cordingley commanded the 7th armoured Brigade - the Desert rats - during the 1991 gulf War. His huge tank formation led the British and american attack, which breached the iraqi defences. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order for his bravery and leadership.in 1996 he was appointed military advisor to His majesty Sultan Qaboos of Oman. Patrick retired from the army in 2000 and was Chairman of a high-tech telecommunications company for 7 years.He is Chairman of the Defence and Security forum and Chairman and vice-chairman of two schools. Since 2009 Patrick has been appeal Chairman of the National memorial arboretum and he has also been Warden of the Court of the ironmongers. He is also a successful motivational speaker. He is an author and a visiting scholar at the university of Hull, where he is a Doctor of Science.

John coventryaDriaTiC & aegeaN SereNaDe (P54)John’s background and education were in modern languages – german, french, and Spanish - and this led him into the world of travel.Twenty five years were spent in the tour industry, accompanying groups of special interest travellers on trips with themes as diverse as farming, sport, history, classic cars, fan clubs, Concorde, and many others.

Destinations ranged all over the planet, from South america to australia, from ireland to the far east.John’s travel and experiences furthered and developed a wide range of knowledge and interests.in fifteen subsequent spent years as a staff development trainer, a relaxed and entertaining delivery style evolved, enabling him to develop and produce a series of informed and imaginative presentations on a range of diverse subjects.

michael cUrtisgemS Of THe reD & araBiaN SeaS (P26)michael served in the regular army for 13 years from 1959 to 1972. Commissioned into the royal Hampshire regiment, he saw service in the West indies, germany, Cyprus and Northern ireland and some of his military experience was in the middle east, on secondment with the Trucial Oman Scouts..after leaving the army he built a successful career in the middle east, based in turn in Beirut, amman, Dubai and muscat, and travelling extensively throughout the arab world. He returned to england in 1995 and lives near Winchester, busying himself in local affairs. Since retirement, he has written two books: “a Pilgrimage of remembrance”, published 2004, which is about his uncle who was killed in italy in WW2, serving with the Scots guards; and “arabian Days”, co-authored with antony Cawston and published in 2010, with a second edition in 2011. He has lectured on his books in the Hampshire military museums; exeter university; abu Dhabi National Centre for Documentation & research; the British embassy, abu Dhabi; the British Consulate general, Dubai; the Dubai literary festival 2012.

canon dr anne davison meDiTerraNeaN refleCTiONS (P56)anne has had a life-long interest in history and the religions of the world. This led to studying both topics for her first Degree and later for her Doctorate. for many years she was adviser in inter religious relations with the Church of england. She was also vice moderator of the World Council of Churches in geneva and has sat on numerous advisory bodies for inter religious relations. for several years she co-organised a youth exchange Programme for young Jews, Christians and muslims between Jerusalem and east london and in recognition of her work in inter-religious relations was made a lay Canon of Chelmsford Cathedral.She is a visiting lecturer at various universities and regularly lectures throughout the uk and on cruise ships. She is also an accredited lecturer with the National association of fine arts Societies.anne is author of several books including from the medes to the mullahs: a history of iran and The Holy roman empire: power politics and papacy.

dr helen doe aTlaNTiC Voyager (P34)Dr Helen Doe is an academic historian and an entertaining and popular speaker. She has featured on both radio and Tv. in 2013 she was a consultant on David Dimbleby’s Britain and the Sea (BBC1) and appeared with Sir Tony robinson on Channel 4. She is a Teaching fellow at the university of exeter. Her research interests are varied; from medieval trading companies, 19th century sailing ships and people to WW2 pilots. She has published widely and her most recent publications span the 19th and 20th centuries, enterprising Women in Shipping in the Nineteenth Century and from Coastal Sail to global Shipping, 1909 to 2009. She co-edited with Professor richard Harding, Naval leadership and management, 1650-1950. She is a Trustee of the British Commission for maritime History, a Trustee of the SS great Britain, and was elected a fellow of the royal Historical Society.

professor david drewry SPeCTaCular NOrWay & THe eNigmaTiC WHiTe Sea (P48) eaST afriCa & iNDiaN OCeaN gemS (P28)David Drewry is Honorary fellow of emmanuel College, Cambridge, a Trustee of the Natural History museum, london and vice-President of the european university association. He was vice-Chancellor of the university of Hull between 1999 and 2009. He holds a Doctorate in geophysics from Cambridge university and has research interests in the environmental sciences and climate change having published three books and more than 100 research papers (including in Nature and Science). He has led scientific expeditions to Southern africa and both polar regions. He was President of the international arctic Science Committee and served on the uN’s inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change.His previous positions include Director of the British antarctic Survey, Director of the Scott Polar research institute, university of Cambridge and Director-general of The British Council. He has a mountain and a glacier named after him in antarctica.

professor James d floyd Bsc, msc, phd, cgeol, fsa (scot), fgs maDeira & THe aZOreS iN SPriNg (P38)Professor James floyd recently retired as District geologist after 36 years with the British geological Survey (NerC) in edinburgh, has wide experience of the geology of many areas including the uk, ireland, australia, uSa, Canada, Caribbean, Central america, greenland, Norway, faroes, iceland, russia, Denmark, france, malta, greece, Spain and the Canary isles. in 2007 he was awarded an honorary professorship in the School of the Built environment at Heriot-Watt university for his research on architectural heraldry. Professor floyd has also studied building conservation in europe. He was awarded the Joseph Black medal in geology from the university of glasgow and the prestigious Zibby garnett fellowship for his building conservation work in valletta with Heritage malta.

sir richard gozney Kcmg cvo KstJSPleNDOurS Of THe iNDiaN OCeaN (P30)Sir richard was educated at magdalen College School, Oxford, and St edmund Hall, Oxford. He took a Ba (Hons) degree in geology in 1973.Before becoming governor of Bermuda in 2007, Sir richard gozney was a British diplomat for 34 years, specializing in indonesia, africa, the Spanish speaking world, and NaTO issues, working for some twenty years abroad at British embassies and High Commissions. for ten of those twenty years he was an ambassador or High Commissioner including to the Southern african kingdom of Swaziland in the 1990s and to the republic of Nigeria from 2004. Sir richard is a bird watcher and occasional sailor.

dr sUsan gUBBayaTlaNTiC Voyager (P34)a marine ecologist, diver and conservationist for over 20 years, Dr gubbay is a freelance marine consultant working on projects for the public, private and non-governmental sectors on marine ecology, marine conservation and coastal management. Her specialist interest is marine Protected areas and the developing field of marine Spatial Planning.She had acted as a specialist advisor to the uk House of Commons environment Select Committee and has held various appointments including President of the european Coastal association of Science and Technology, the Buckland Professor (for marine Protected areas and fisheries), and a member of the Council of english Nature.She was a senior conservation officer with the marine Conservation Society, and has taught marine ecology

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anne-marie harrisonCOlOurS Of THe meDiTerraNeaN (P52)anne-marie Harrison was born and brought up in Paris but has subsequently lived in many different countries. Originally a linguist, she adapted to the many changes brought by various relocations due to her British husband’s job. She spent 16 years in Southeast asia (Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, indonesia) during which time she became involved with the local culture and languages through work in national museums which led to lecturing and a master’s in anthropology (eHeSS, Sorbonne) when back in france in 1995. The move to Southeast asia also enabled her to experience many different fields of activity: she worked in museums, ran a charity in the slum area of Bangkok, coordinated the teaching of english to vietnamese refugees in Singapore and created a guiding programme in the Philippines.Back in france she became president of a local historical society, and she is deputy mayor of her village in the Dordogne. She has developed a wide range of lectures on asia and europe.

peter hawthornTHe magiC Of SOuTH afriCa (P32)Peter Hawthorne, a veteran journalist, foreign correspondent and author, was born in england but has been in africa for most of his working career. His experience stretches into most countries of africa over more than 40 years, during which he has been witness to many of the momentous events of africa’s dramatic winds of change including the trail of Nelson mandela and, 30 years later, his inauguration as the country’s first black president.He has been a correspondent for various international media organizations in press, radio and television, including the BBC, the New york Times and several British national newspapers. for 10 years up to his retirement he was bureau chief in southern africa for Time magazine. He is an award winner from the english academy of Southern africa and is author of The Transplanted Heart, a best-seller about the world’s first human heart transplant in Cape Town and The king’s eye and John vorster’s elbow – reporting the mandela years. He is working on another novel and is a consultant for various press, public relations and communications concerns.

sir James hodge Kcvo cmga BalTiC SHOWCaSe (P46)Sir James Hodge retired after a 37-year career in the British Diplomatic Service. Before joining the foreign Office he studied Old Norse language and literature in iceland and later served as a diplomat in Denmark . Sir James has been knighted by Hm Queen elizabeth ii and by Hm The king of Thailand. He is a fellow of the royal Society for arts and a member of the Chartered institute of linguists. Sir James has also been awarded honorary Doctorates by the universities of ulster (Dlitt; literature) and liverpool (llD; laws) in recognition of his achievements in the fields of learning and diplomacy. He comments on asian affairs for the BBC, Sky and other television and radio stations.

paUl & lUcy KaymaDeira & THe aZOreS iN SPriNg (P38)Paul’s scientific photography, working in the marine environment and lucy’s work in underwater excavation leading to various aspects of marine conservation has created a formidable scientific team.Paul’s expertise and knowledge of the marine environment have resulted in the publication of a number of books including his latest “ireland’s

Hidden Depths” and “marine fishes of Wales”. He has dived extensively around the world and his images and articles have featured in diving, natural history, photography and other magazines. He currently works part of the time for the uk’s marine Conservation Society.lucy learned to dive in 1980, worked on the underwater excavation of Henry viii’s warship the mary rose and went on, via two university degrees to concentrate on coastal management, marine conservation and a number of fisheries projects. much travelled, she is also an accomplished photographer and is now a Senior marine Conservation Officer for Natural resources Wales where she looks after the Pen llyn a’r Sarnau marine Special area of Conservation.

dr philip lawson & dr Janet edwardseaST afriCa & iNDiaN OCeaN gemS (P28)Philip and Janet are both award-winning photographers with a wealth of travel and natural history experience. They have exhibited widely, in the uk and internationally, and both are respected fellows of the royal Photographic Society. in 2002 Janet won the BBC Wildlife award for Creative Nature photography and in 2004 Philip was the Times Travel Photographer Of The year. Both have had their photographs published in a number of collections including the prestigious Journey One (TPOTy) and the visions of Wanderlust.

catherine leonardHeriTage Of THe BriTiSH iSleS (P40)Catherine leonard joined the National Trust in 1999, when she was responsible for the Trust’s work with overseas heritage conservation groups, running the european exchange Programme and managing the european Network of National Heritage Organisations. Over the years, Catherine has been involved with National Trusts all over the world (from australia, Bermuda and China to Slovakia, uSa and Zimbabwe!) and now heads the Secretariat of the international National Trusts Organisation (iNTO). Catherine studied russian and german at university and has spent time travelling in both countries. Prior to joining the National Trust, Catherine worked for the foreign and Commonwealth Office.

peter mawBySPeCTaCular NOrWay & THe eNigmaTiC WHiTe Sea (P48)eaST afriCa & iNDiaN OCeaN gemS (P28)Peter mawby graduated in Natural Sciences from Cambridge university where his passionate interest for ornithology was recognised by the award of a grant to study birds in arctic lapland. He has organised and led expeditions specialising in the ringing of seabirds on remote islands of the North atlantic. His current research work investigates the effects of changing patterns of agriculture on birds in Cumbria. The author of two books and several articles, his recent retirement after 18 years as the Headmaster of lancaster royal grammar School has made possible a wide range of other activities including participation in the £1,000,000 restoration of the historic mawson garden at rydal Hall, regular lectures to wildlife groups including the rSPB, and playing the cello at every opportunity.

Keith mUrasa BalTiC SHOWCaSe (P46)in a distinguished British Diplomatic Service career keith focused on the security and intelligence dimensions of international political issues. He served in South africa, the former Soviet union, Jamaica, (with responsibilities throughout the Western Caribbean), Zimbabwe, and uganda. in the united kingdom keith worked to counter domestic

and international terrorist threats, and to support objectives of foreign policy.keith joined the Service in 1976, carried out assignments in the republic of South africa at the heights of apartheid government, moved to moscow in 1981, working in the former Soviet union at the depths of the ‘Cold War’. On returning to uk he moved to work on the emerging threats from terrorism, extremism, and international crime. The following years saw him working closely with police and security agencies, nationally and internationally, in countering these challenges.keith retired from the Service in 1999 and for the following ten years he worked in corporate security working with multi-national businesses in their mission to protect staff, assets, and reputations from crime, terror and civil disorder.

James parryTHe magiC Of SOuTH afriCa (P32)mr James Parry is a freelance writer, editor and consultant specialising in the arts, architecture and history of the middle east and the arab world. Other interests include wildlife and landscape history. He has been assistant Director for The British Council in Tanzania and then in the Sultanate of Oman. James has contributed many articles to magazines and journals including apollo, arts & the islamic World and Canvas, and has written several books, including global Safari (October 2007).

prof. sandy primrose mBe Bsc phdgemS Of THe reD & araBiaN SeaS (P26)Sandy Primrose is a microbiologist with degrees from the universities of Strathclyde and California. after undertaking research in australia he became an academic at the universities of edinburgh and Warwick.in 1981 he moved into the pharmaceutical industry where he had responsibility for developing the new generation of biotechnology-based drugs, followed by running a number of businesses in radioactive chemicals, food safety and environmental toxicology.more recently Sandy has been running a technology consultancy, acting as an advisor to various government agencies, serving on the Board of the Health Protection agency and is Chairman of a number of early-stage companies. He also has written a number of very popular scientific textbooks. However, his real passion is gardening. Over the years he has shown many groups round his garden in High Wycombe.

steve ragnallHeriTage Of THe BriTiSH iSleS (P40)a flavOur Of Voyager & fraNCe (P42)Steve has a lifetime’s love of the sea and its history. an Old Boy of his grammar School, James king (1750-1784) had sailed as a lieutenant with Captain Cook on his fatal third Pacific voyage, leading Steve to immerse himself in tales of Pacific exploration and adventure. He has lectured extensively on maritime history around the world. a member of the Society for Nautical research and the Captain Cook Society and a regular contributor to its Quarterly Journal, Steve is continuing research, with members of the society and various museums, into Cook’s world and the characters associated with Britain’s greatest navigator. He has worked in Hawaii on the site of Cook’s 1779 shorebase. His recent book “Better Conceiv’d than Describ’d: The life & Times of Captain James king” is something of a culmination of that research and has been well received.Steve has worked extensively in local and regional radio as musician, writer and presenter. rya yatchmaster certified, he has extensive sailing

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experience, including passages on tall ships. He is proud to be an honorary member of the merchant Navy association.He is currently working with the National register of Historic Ships to pursue an ambassadorial role.

Brigadier philip sanders oBeaDriaTiC & aegeaN SereNaDe (P54)after training at the royal military academy Sandhurst, Philip served 30 years in the British army retiring in the rank of brigadier. He had commanded the 4th royal Tank regiment, the British army of the rhine’s reconnaissance forces, the tri-national Berlin relief force and was a Director of Operations at Joint force Headquarters during the 1st gulf War. He attended and instructed at the army Staff College also attended the royal College of Defence Studies. He was awarded the CBe in 1986. as a life-long student of military history, he specialises in 20th Century campaigns and focuses on the operational and logistic management of war.

michael scott Bsc oBe OSlO & THe TimeleSS fJOrDS (P44)michael is a writer, broadcaster and regular cruise ship speaker with a wide interest in the natural world. His books include Scottish Wild flowers, The young Oxford Book of ecology and Walk & eat: Cape Town (written jointly with his wife, Sue) and he is currently working on a book on mountain flowers for the British Wildlife Collection. He regularly contributes to publications including How it Works and British Wildlife. He has travelled as a speaker with voyages of Discovery to ports ranging from the amazon to arabia, and from Svalbard to Cape Horn, and likes nothing better than being on deck helping passengers to spot seabirds, whales and dolphins. He is a former Deputy Chairman of Scottish Natural Heritage, the government conservation agency, and was awarded an O.B.e. in 2005 “for services to biodiversity conservation in Scotland”.

John sherlocK (nadfas)a BalTiC SHOWCaSe (P46)John Sherlock advises the owners of Britain’s finest houses and landscapes on how to make these places more visitor-friendly. This includes explaining the fascinating story of european architecture – from classical origins to the present day.He has completed in-depth projects for The National Trust, The Crown estate and member houses of The Historic Houses association. While managing “The royal landscape” project, John was selected to make a presentation of Windsor great Park’s renewal programme to Hm the Queen and HrH the Duke of edinburgh at Windsor Castle. an unbridled enthusiast for his subject, John was educated at Winchester (where he first caught the architecture bug from the legendary cruise lecturer Colin Badcock) and Oxford, where he read engineering Science and developed an understanding of building structures.

rear admiral david snelson cB fnigemS Of THe reD & araBiaN SeaS (P26)David Snelson served in the royal Navy from 1969 to 2006; commanding 3 ships, including the aircraft carrier HmS ark royal. He was the naval commander for the invasion of iraq and left the Navy in 2006 having achieved the rank of rear admiral. from 2006 to 2011 he was on the Board of the Port of london authority as the Chief Harbour master; responsible for shipping operations and safety in the uk’s second largest Port. During the same period, he was also a specialist adviser to the House of Commons Defence Committee and briefly to the foreign affairs Committee.

David is currently a Non-executive Director of the uk maritime and Coastguard agency and the Port of milford Haven in South Wales. David is also a Trustee of the marine Society and Sea Cadets, and Chairman of appeal Patrons for ‘Sea Change’; a young person’s sail training charity using Thames barges.David was made a Companion of the Bath in the 2004 New year’s honours list and was awarded the legion of merit by the uS government in 2005.

peter snowSPleNDOurS Of THe iNDiaN OCeaN (P30)Peter Snow was born in Dublin, the son of a British army officer and the daughter of an irish surgeon. He was at school in england and did his National service in 1956-8 in the Somerset light infantry. He then went to Balliol College Oxford where he did a degree in Classics, ancient History and Philosophy. in 1962 he joined iTN as a script-writer and reporter and began newscasting the same year. He was appointed Diplomatic and Defence Correspondent in 1966, and for the next decade reported from all round the world. He also covered elections and other live political programmes for iTN until he left in 1979 to join the BBC. There he was one of the first presenters of NeWSNigHT when it began in January 1980, and went on to cover elections and other live political events for the BBC until 2005. in September 2010 John murray published Peter’s new book “To War with Wellington” in September 2013 John murray published Peter’s When Britain burned the White House – the 1814 invasion of Washington. Peter is married to ann macmillan of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He has six children, three sons and three daughters. He enjoys sailing, skiing, and model railways.

alan sparrowSPleNDOurS Of THe iNDiaN OCeaN (P30)alan Sparrow grew up on lone Star ranch in Zimbabwe. The Sparrows were one of the first private sector ranching families to see the value of wildlife management as a viable land use. alan’s first job was with the ranch wildlife operation.He joined the Department of National Parks before becoming a District Officer working with rural communities. a bursary saw him travel to South africa to study forestry.On his return to Zimbabwe, alan joined the forestry Commission and became the forester in charge of indigenous teak woodlands in north-western Zimbabwe. He was also part of the forestry Commission team that set up the wildlife operations in the forests there.recently, alan has been involved in establishing new wildlife management areas within the transfrontier park movement and has also worked on the development of the kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation area.

stUart UsherSPeCTaCular NOrWay & THe eNigmaTiC WHiTe Sea (P48)Stuart enjoyed an early career in the photographic branch of the royal air force, living variously in Cyprus, Singapore and australia. He later travelled extensively in the middle east in a commercial capacity, working in the areas of vocational training and applied science, and finally retired from the uk ministry of Defence in 2005.During the 1970s he was involved in a number of significant expeditions to Norway, the first to recover for the raf museum, the then only surviving example of a WW2 Halifax bomber from the bottom of a lake in Central Norway. This led on to his involvement in the search for HmS X5, one of three royal Navy midget submarines which penetrated the german

fleet anchorage at kaafjord in arctic Norway in September 1943, in an attack on the german battleship “Tirpitz”.in march 2004 he participated with the BBC in the making of a documentary about this raid: BBC Timewatch - ‘The lost Heroes’. He has also on the production of a further documentary on the subject of HmS X5. Stuart’s talks cover these expeditions, and also some of the lesser-known personalities and operations of World War ii in the South-east asian, Scandinavian and mediterranean theatres of the war.

air commodore phil wilKinsonSPeCTaCular NOrWay & THe eNigmaTiC WHiTe Sea (P48)Phil Wilkinson’s time in the royal air force started with National Service, continued with the university air Squadron at Oxford (where he was reading modern languages – when time in the air allowed) and then went on to total 40 years in light blue uniform. This called for thousands of hours in the air – an activity he still tries to engage in as often as possible. His time on the ground was equally challenging, including exchange appointments with both the french and united States air forces, and assignment as commander of the raf station in Berlin at the time of the fall of the Wall. His final period of duty was based in moscow, as Defence and air attaché, during the turbulence of russia’s emergence from the Soviet era. He spent a lot of time travelling across the former Soviet union, including journeys to murmansk and archangel, where he accompanied raf and other British veterans as they re-visited the scenes of their operations in World War 2. He talks and writes regularly on these topics, reflecting on the transition from Cold War warrior to military diplomat at a time of great change.

Brigadier hUgh willing cBe SPleNDOurS Of THe iNDiaN OCeaN (P30)COlOurS Of THe meDiTerraNeaN (P52)Born and raised in mombasa and educated in both kenya and the uk, Hugh Willing spent his early childhood in east africa, the Seychelles and West africa before joining the British army in 1971. He served for nearly 37 years with The royal green Jackets and 2nd king edward vii’s Own gurkha rifles before retiring in 2007. During this time his more exotic overseas postings included gibraltar, Hong kong, Cyprus and Oman the latter as Defence attaché for 4 years. as an instructor at both the royal military academy Sandhurst and the army Staff College Camberley he was able to indulge his interests in military and social history combined with current affairs. During his final posting in Oman he researched the battlefields of the Jebel akhdar and Dhofar and guided groups of expatriates and serving and retired military visitors to these remote regions. a Swahili, arabic and gurkhali speaker he has travelled widely in africa, arabia, mediterranean and the far east.

additional speakers will be added in due course and information will be available on our website at www.voyagesofdiscovery.co.uk. Please note that guest Speakers accompanying each cruise may change without notice. final information on your guest speakers will be received on board.

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Before yoU goPaSSPOrTSall British citizens require a full 10 year passport valid for at least six months after the date of return travel for all countries being visited, with spare pages. We also recommend that you take with you photocopies of the personal details page of your passport (i.e. the page with your photograph) as this is sometimes required by local immigration authorities.

viSaSPlease note that it is the responsibility of each passenger to check with the various embassies or consulates of those countries to be visited on their particular cruise to ensure that they have the necessary visas/documentation to enter all countries to be visited. any passengers arriving at the departure port/airport without a passport or correct visas (if required) will be refused permission to board the ship/aircraft. failure in this respect is not covered by insurance and no refund can be made.Our consular Services department can obtain visas for British citizens for the countries that require them prior to departure.Details will be sent with your pre cruise information pack. if you wish to use our service we’ll add the cost of the visa plus a small handling fee to your invoice and send you all the relevant visa application forms and guidance notes you’ll need.cost of visa per personturkey - £35 only required if embarking/disembarkingrussia - £155 only required if going ashore independentlyThe below table explains the entry requirementsv: visa required for all travellers prior to travel.e: entry requirements will be dealt with by our ground agents, charges will be applied to your on board account.

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The ship’s purser deals with all immigration formalities on board. To avoid queues, if our local agents are able to obtain visas at the airport on your behalf they will do so and the cost, plus a nominal handling fee will be added to your on board account. There is for example a visa charge for passengers flying in and out of egypt - cost approx £13pp. russia - uk passport holders joining our organised tours in russia do not at the present time require individual visas. if however the situation changes, it will be the responsibility of the passenger to obtain and purchase their own visa. Currently passengers who wish to go ashore independently in russia will require a visa purchased and issued before arrival - cost £155pp.notes: The above advice applies for short visits. British Citizens on longer cruises making several visits may have different visa requirements. This advice is subject to change. Please see pre-cruise documentation. entry requirements (British Nationals only). Source www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.

vaCCiNaTiONSany passenger arriving at the port or departure airport without the correct vaccination or exemption certificate(s) will be refused permission to board the ship. no passenger refund would be applicable under such circumstances.Conditions of entry to each port vary according to the conditions set by each country and port authority and may differ to the advice given by the World Health Organisation, doctors and yellow fever centres in the uk. We have to abide by the latest information given to us by the port authorities that allow the ship entry to the port of call. as such we will inform you of

the latest mandatory vaccination requirements for your particular cruise in your final cruise documentation (or with your confirmation invoice if you book the cruise within 20 weeks of departure).We recommend that all passengers seek advice from their doctor or travel clinic at least 12 weeks prior to departure and take a copy of their itinerary and personal travel plans for review with their practitioner. it is your responsibility to ensure that you are fully protected with the appropriate vaccination certificates for your cruise. vaccination requirements are subject to change with or without notice. We recommend that you obtain up to date information in one of the following ways: via the NaTHNaC uk government funded website at www.nathnac.org or maSTa at www.masta-travel-health.com. you can also contact your local travel agent and ask for a copy of the Department of Health’s leaflet “advice On Health for Travellers” or visit your pharmacy.During our winter cruises some countries require a yellow fever vaccination. if you cannot be vaccinated for yellow fever, a gP letter or letter of medical exemption will be required. if required this will be detailed in your pre-cruise information pack. Other countries recommend that precautions are taken against malaria and other diseases. you should seek advice with regard to your personal itinerary, including pre / post voyage travel, as malaria advice and / or prophylaxis may be recommended. Health advice varies from time to time depending on the situation of the country you are visiting. Seasonal influenza vaccination is recommended for all passengers.

meDiCal aTTeNTiONWe hope you will find it unnecessary to use the ship’s medical facilities during your voyage. if, however, the occasion does arise, it is comforting to know that we do carry a fully qualified doctor and nurses. The National Health Service does not cover treatment on the ship and the doctor or nurse will make a charge for their services as well as requiring payment for any medicines or drugs

Passengers who have never cruised before, or who have not cruised with voyages of Discovery, will no doubt have many questions to ask about the ship, our operation and many other matters. This section has been written to give you some

general information about cruising with us, and we feel sure you will find it useful both before and during your voyage. Please note that instructions contained in this section form part of our Booking Conditions.

gEnEraL information

Our aim is your complete enjoyment of the cruise and our staff, together with the ship’s crew, will do all that they can to ensure this. The information given here is correct at the time of printing (September 2014), but is subject to change without notice. Current deposit amount is £250 or 10% whichever is greater. The price of the travel arrangements in this brochure was calculated using exchange rates quoted in the ‘financial Times’ on 1st September 2014. if you have any queries about your booking we will always be pleased to help you. Please feel free to telephone us on 0844 822 0800 or e-mail us at [email protected]

The foreign and Commonwealth Office produces up-to-date travel information to help British travellers make informed decisions about travelling abroad. alternatively, you can contact aBTa’s Travel information line on 0203 117 0599 (uk calls only).

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needed. Such charges are normally reclaimable under your travel insurance, less any excess. in the unlikely event that you require urgent medical attention ashore, we will assist by contacting your insurer who will make the necessary arrangements for your treatment and repatriation.

PaSSeNgerS WiTH SPeCial reQuiremeNTSvoyages of Discovery will always try to accommodate passengers with special requirements. if you or any person travelling with you suffers from any medical condition, disability or limited mobility, you must contact our office for advice before your booking is confirmed. Please read clause 10 of the Booking Conditions - fitness to Travel on the Cruise Ship, Pregnancy, Behaviour, Disability or reduced mobility, medical and mobility equipment.

iNSuraNCeWe consider adequate travel insurance to be essential, especially for cruises outside the uk which should cover any pre-existing medical conditions. it is therefore a condition of booking your cruise that you are adequately insured. We will require you to give us details of your travel insurance company including the policy number. you must ensure that it is at least as comprehensive as the policy we offer and which, as a minimum, covers cancellation for the total value of the cruise, delay or curtailment, medical charges, evacuation (from the vessel) and repatriation costs for not less than £5 million. We can recommend great value insurance with our preferred partners. Please see page 20 for details.

CHilDreNThere are no recreational facilities for children on Voyager and reservations for those under the age of 11 are not advised.

eNvirONmeNTal POliCy voyages of Discovery is committed to protecting the environment at all times and especially by the proper disposal of waste matter generated on board. This is achieved by adhering to stringent regulations and procedures on board and complying with various applicable legislation.

OPTiONal SHOre eXCurSiONSShore excursions are not included in the price of your cruise. at the time of going to print the exact content and costs for the shore excursions programme have not been finalised. all excursions can be pre-booked although it is also possible (subject to availability and at a higher on board price) to book your tours on board. full excursion details will be sent approximately 18 weeks before departure, they can be pre-booked on the telephone or via a booking form.if you or any other person travelling with you have special requirements please check the suitability of the excursion with our service centre before you book.

PrOXimiTy TO PlaCeS Of iNTereST fares for local shuttle buses at ports visited are not included in the cost of your cruise. We choose

our ports of call for their proximity to places of interest. in all our ports of call we aim to dock the ship as closely as we can to the destination. Often we will be in walking distance or a short bus or taxi ride away from the city centre. a shuttle bus may be provided either by voyages of Discovery or the local port authority for which a charge will usually be made. it is sometimes the case that the port is further away and it may be necessary to book a tour to visit the main destination or make use of local transport.

fligHTSWe use a mix of scheduled and dedicated charter flights, however, we are not always in a position to confirm full flight details at time of booking and any information that may be provided at that time is subject to change.medium to long-haul flights may depart the day before the cruise. Please note that voyages of Discovery reserves the right to change carriers when necessary. for all flights, voyages of Discovery reserves the right to determine the flight routings, which may not be direct or non-stop and may involve different london airports.Baggage allowance in economy is usually 20kg per person on charter and most scheduled flights, although it may vary according to the carrier and class of travel. if your holiday involves more than one flight with one or more airlines, then the lowest baggage allowance will always apply. for example most non international flights have an allowance of 20kgs. if your international allowance is higher, you should still keep within the lower allowance.The provision of in-flight meals and refreshments also varies between airlines. all flights are non-smoking, which includes the smoking of e-cigarettes. voyages of Discovery recommended travel insurance through our partners Holiday extras and allianz global assistance includes cover for certain travel delays and lost or damaged baggage and we recommend that you have similar cover if making arrangements with another provider. We recommend that you check-in at airports at least three hours before your departure for long-haul flights and two hours for Short-haul flights. if you do not check-in on time, the airline may not allow you to board the flight. We cannot accept responsibility if such situations arise and whilst we will do our best to arrange alternative transport, any resulting costs will be your responsibility.if arranging your own flights we recommend a minimum of four hours between any connecting flights, to allow for potential flight delays and increased airport security. if you have an early morning international flight departure, you may want to consider taking a connecting flight the day before and staying overnight at an airport hotel. We can book airport hotels and parking at competitive rates.Certain travel arrangements (in particular flights) may have to be paid for in full at the time of booking and, if so, are non-refundable. in the event of a cancellation, non-refundable payments are included in the calculation of the cruise cost and the cancellation charge due.

The airlines likely to operate our flights are British airways, virgin atlantic, emirates, Turkish airlines, Sri lankan airlines, monarch airlines and easyjet using a variety of Boeing and airbus aircraft. Other airlines and aircraft may also be used.We strongly recommend if you are flying economy class that you check in early if you have particular seat requests. We have no control over the allocation of seats by the airline and even if a request has been made with the supplier to pre-book seats, no guarantee can be made that they will be available on departure. The provision of particular seats does not constitute a term of your contract with us. Please note that suppliers operate older and more modern aircraft within their fleet and we cannot guarantee which type you will travel on as this may be subject to change and general availability. although some airlines offer the ability to book seats on line this may not be the case when booking a cruise through us, as we offer fights based on special tour operator fares and booking conditions for economy class. if the position of your seat or extra legroom is particularly important to you then please ask about our upgrade options.

NOTeS aBOuT fligHTS1. Scheduled airlines do not usually release their

flying schedules until approximately 10 months prior to departure, therefore flight details may not be available at the time of booking. all flight times, carriers and routings are subject to change.

2. all flight upgrades and variations are on request and are subject to availability and additional cost. Please register your interest at the time of booking and we will contact you with prices and details as soon as possible.

3. it may be possible to book connecting flights to/from london at a supplement where scheduled international flights are used. Prices are available subject to request and will be subject to availability and suitable routing. Same day connecting flights are not available when we are operating a dedicated charter flight but we may be able to offer flexible rail and coach tickets. Please ask at the time of booking.

4. voyages of Discovery will determine the city airport i.e. for london, Heathrow, Stansted or gatwick may be used. very occasionally, for operational reasons, it may be necessary for you to fly out of one london airport and in to another. if this is necessary we can on request provide you with National express tickets to allow you to transfer between the london airports on your outward or return journey for £22.50 per person. Please ask about transfer options at the time of receiving your flight documentation should you wish to purchase this service. Where a choice of uk departure airport is offered, this is subject to availability and additional cost.

5. if you have any special dietary requirements, please ensure you advise us at the time of booking so that we can pass them through to the relevant airline.

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please note: we cannot guarantee that the airline will be able to fulfil your request for a special dietary meal and any such requests are not a condition of booking. if you require a special dietary meal due to an allergy, such as a nut allergy, we will need you to fill in a medical questionnaire to send to the airline.The airline will not be able to guarantee that the cabin / meal is 100% nut free and will require you to carry any medication (such as an epiPen) in your hand luggage.6. Once airline tickets have been booked there

will be charges for any changes if permitted by the airline. Please ensure that all your details are correct.

7. Seating is usually completed by the airline at check-in. it is not usually possible to check-in online due to being part of a group.

8. you must notify us of any medical conditions or other requirements for airport assistance (only available after check-in) or special arrangements required on your flight at the time of booking. We will forward any special requests to the airline, however they cannot be guaranteed.

fligHT DelaySif flights are cancelled or delayed, it is the responsibility of the airline to look after you. We’ll do our best to ensure that they meet their obligations. Dependent upon the length and nature of the delay, these obligations include providing you with meals and hotel accommodation, assuming always that those services are available. if the airline will not provide you with these services, most holiday insurers will cover you if you are required to pay for them yourself. it is essential when choosing a holiday insurance policy that it provides you with cover in this important area. Where the airline that you’re travelling with won’t provide meals or accommodation in the event of delays, we will do our best (subject to availability) to offer you these services at the lowest possible price. it will be your responsibility to pay for these services at the point that you receive them, and to obtain receipts to enable you to make a subsequent claim against your insurers. under no circumstances will we be liable to meet any costs should such an event arise. under eu regulation 261/2004 you may be entitled to claim compensation in the event that your flight is cancelled or delayed but it is your responsibility to pursue the airline in respect of this.Subject to the airlines own restrictions, please make sure that all medications are packed in your hand luggage.

Baggageunder the montreal Convention, claims for damaged or delayed baggage for all airlines is set at a maximum of 1131 Special Drawing rights (currently approximately £1,046) subject to proof of value and loss. Claims must be made in writing to the carrier concerned within 21 days and for missing items from baggage within 7 days. it is your responsibility to comply with these strict time limits by notifying the airline concerned. Particular difficulties may arise for cruise customers if your baggage is delayed

by the airline and there are difficulties with this catching up with you en-route. We will try to assist you in these circumstances but liability for any delayed baggage is the responsibility of the airline concerned and we will not be liable.

iNDePeNDeNT Travel arraNgemeNTSThe Company will have no responsibility, financial or otherwise, in regard to air, hotel, transport or any other arrangements made by passengers with third parties. Passengers should ensure any such arrangements are transferable or refundable, or covered by their travel insurance, in the event of delay, amendment or cancellation of any of these independent arrangements, or of your cruise.

on BoardgraTuiTieS aND ServiCe CHargeS unlike many other cruise operators, gratuities and service charges are included within the fares shown for uk passengers on Voyager, however, you may wish to recognise special service at your discretion.

CurreNCy & PaymeNTSOn board Voyager all prices are in British Pounds. foreign exchange facilities on board are very limited, so we would recommend that you purchase any currency requirements before you travel. There is little opportunity to visit banks whilst on holiday, although guides will normally help exchange small amounts if necessary. for purchases ashore, many shops accept most Travellers’ Cheques and major credit cards. a cashless system operates on board with passengers settling accounts at the end of the cruise. visa, masterCard and american express (2% surcharge applies to amex) credit cards, cash and Travellers’ Cheques are accepted for payment of shipboard accounts. We also accept uk debit cards bearing the viSa or masterCard logos. Personal cheques are not accepted.

BarS & alCOHOlOnly alcohol purchased in the ship’s bars and restaurants may be consumed on Voyager. The serving of alcohol may be restricted in certain countries.

PHONeS & WifiOur on board telecommunications systems mean that you are never more than a phone call away from your home or office. all cabins feature direct-dial telephones, whilst fax facilities are available at the Purser’s Desk and computer facilities in the internet Centre. Wi-fi connections are also available in certain locations on board (charges apply for internet connectivity), however connection difficulties can occur in some areas of the world. mobile phones usually get a signal but only via satellite.

eleCTriCal aPPliaNCeSCabins are fitted with both uk standard three pin plugs (220 volt) and european two pin (110 volt). any questions regarding the use of electric rollers, curling irons, electric shavers and other small appliances should be directed to reception. for safety reasons the use of travel irons and any tea/coffee making equipment is definitely not allowed. each cabin is equipped with a hair dryer.

lauNDrya service is available for laundry and pressing. laundry bags and order forms are provided in your cabin. for passengers taking two or more consecutive cruises, there is a 50% discount for laundry and pressing.

WHaT TO Wearas a general rule, for days on board and ashore, summer clothing/sports wear is the order of the day. it should be light, casual and easy to care for. a sweater and jacket for cooler evenings and a light raincoat are also advisable. in certain countries, shorts, short skirts, bare arms and shoulders will not be appreciated locally and you may be prohibited entry to certain sites. advice will be given on board.for trips ashore and for getting into and out of the ship’s tenders, comfortable, sturdy footwear is recommended. you may also want to bring with you a camera, binoculars, umbrella, sun hat and insect repellent.in the evening, there is a recommended dress code. Passengers may wish to dress in ‘black tie’ and evening dresses for formal nights such as the Captain’s Welcome Cocktail Party and Dinner, however, a lounge suit or blazer and tie would be fine – the choice is yours. On other evenings the dress code will be smart/casual. Details will be given in the daily programme on board. gentlemen are not permitted to wear shorts at evening dinner, only long trousers are acceptable. The veranda restaurant offers a less formal dining environment and casual clothing including jeans are perfectly acceptable to wear.

SmOkiNgPassengers are not permitted to smoke (including electronic cigarettes) inside Voyager,or where food is being served. Passengers are requested to smoke only in designated areas on open decks, subject to national government laws when in port. Smoking is not permitted on excursion coaches.

emergeNCy DrillBefore the ship sails or early in the cruise, there will be a full muster stations drill. This exercise is to give all passengers precise information on the correct route from their cabins to the places where they should muster in an emergency, together with instructions about life jackets and emergency procedures.all passengers must attend.

NOiSeas you might imagine, there is all kinds of noise when the ship is in motion. We recognise that tolerance levels vary so please contact us to discuss this in more detail before you book.

POrTHOleSin rough weather or for operational or security portholes covers (known as dead lights) may need to be closed. On cruises where the vessel sails through the red and arabian Seas, the vessel is subject to the requirements of the international maritime Organisation for anti-piracy. The requirements are designed to protect the ship from the potential risk of attack, which includes the rigging of razor-wire and the closing

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of the cabin deadlights. The Captain is required to comply with these requirements, which vary day to day dependent upon the reported level of risk.

ONBOarD gifTSapproximately 18 weeks before departure you will receive details of our onboard gift selection, a variety of packages to help make your cruise even more special. These range from Champagne and fruit baskets to canapés and birthday cakes.

generalDiNiNg arraNgemeNTSBreakfast and lunch are arranged on an open sitting basis and may be taken in the Discovery restaurant on the Discovery Deck, inside the veranda restaurant on the Bridge Deck or ‘alfresco’ by the veranda restaurant. Continental breakfast is also available in your cabin. in the evening, there are two restaurants to choose from. The Discovery restaurant on the Discovery Deck and the veranda restaurant on the Bridge Deck both offer open seating, with the veranda being less formal.a limited room service menu is available most days from 7.00am to 10.00pm.

SPeCial reQueSTSwe are unable to accept ‘conditional bookings’. Please note any special requests clearly on your pre-cruise Passenger information form or advise our consultant at time of booking. although we will do our best to comply with your wishes, we cannot guarantee that we or our suppliers will be able to fulfil the request. We must point out that failure to fulfil a special request cannot be considered a breach of Contract on the part of the company.

CHaNge Of aDDreSSWe ask you to notify us in writing immediately of any alterations to your address before departure. in all communication, please state the cruise on which you are travelling and your booking reference.

DaTa PrOTeCTiONat voyages of Discovery we are committed to protecting your privacy. This data protection policy sets out how we will use your personal data after it has been collected by us through our website, brochures, speaking to our customer services staff or otherwise. This policy may be updated from time to time and we will contact you if there are any changes.Where ‘you’ are referred to in this policy, this shall mean you and every member of your party. you should ensure that all your party members have read this policy and agree that you may act on their behalf in dealing with us.voyages of Discovery is a trading name for all leisure Holidays ltd. Our registered office is at Compass House, rockingham road, market Harborough, leicestershire, le16 7QD. registered in england with company number 2888825. for your protection, we are registered under the Data Protection act 1998 and have made appropriate notifications to the information Commissioner’s Office.

what we collect and why - When you make an enquiry, join our mailing list or book a holiday with voyages of Discovery we may need to collect information about you including (but not limited to) your name, contact details and company name and position (if applicable). We may also collect such data if you enter competitions, register for promotions, take part in surveys, provide us with feedback or make use of our ‘call you back’ facility. We may also collect payment details and/or relevant health information to process bookings.Some of the information we collect may be ‘sensitive personal data’ (for example ‘special requirements’ data relating to disability, diet, health or religion) in which case we will only collect, retain and pass it on with your positive consent.We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with the service you have requested. We use it to advise you of information concerning your holiday booking, enquiry or other transaction.We may use the information to advise you of our new services, products, promotions, special offers and/or other information which we think will be of interest to you. We may use your data for our business management and operation and for monitoring, marketing and customer care purposes in order to achieve our aim to provide you with the highest standard of quality and service and increase our customers’ choices wherever possible.

who else do we give your details to? – voyages of Discovery is part of all leisure Holidays ltd. We may share your personal information with other all leisure Holidays companies in order to provide you with the latest news and offers on products or services which may be of interest to you. We may share your information with our credit checking companies, public authorities (e.g. customs/immigration), companies who process data on our behalf or to our professional advisers.We may also share your information with carefully selected market research companies that may contact you (by email, telephone or otherwise) to help us understand your preferences and help us to improve our products and services and the customer experience.We may pass on your personal details to those companies or organisations that need to know them in order that your holiday or other service or product can be provided. for example, the tour operator, the airline, hotel or credit card company. This may include the transfer of information outside the european economic area where data protection controls may not be as strong as in the uk. When you make a booking or enter into a transaction this means you consent to our passing on such details.On all of our direct marketing and email communications you will be given the opportunity to opt-out of receiving such communications in the future. if you do not wish us to use your data for direct marketing and email purposes or to pass your details to carefully selected third parties, please contact us at freepost rrle-

yZJg-rBHu voyages of Discovery, Compass House, rockingham road, market Harborough, leicestershire, le16 7QD.

security - We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. in order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect. We use encryption when collecting or transferring sensitive or financial data.

consent - By disclosing your personal data to us, whether using our website, telephone services or otherwise, you consent to the collection, processing and use of your personal information by voyages of Discovery in accordance with the terms of this privacy policy.

data subject access request - you are entitled to ask us by letter what details of yours are being held or processed, for what purpose and to whom they may be or have been disclosed. There is a maximum charge of £10 for this service and we will respond to legitimate requests within 40 days of receiving your written request and fee.

Questions - if you have any questions about voyages of Discovery Data Protection Policy, please contact us at freepost rrle-yZJg-rBHu voyages of Discovery, Compass House, rockingham road, market Harborough, leicestershire, le16 7QD.

CHaNgeS TO yOur CruiSeThe information in this brochure outlines details of our carefully planned programme. Should any subsequent events cause us to change our plans or affect the published itinerary in any way, we shall let passengers know. Please read the section entitled ‘Cancellation or alteration by the Company’ in our Booking Conditions carefully before you make a booking.

OverSeaS STaNDarDSit is a fact of life that when we travel to different countries, we often find that the customs, traditions and general pace at which things are done can be very different from those at home. So as far as standards of safety are concerned, the suppliers of services must comply with the rules and regulations of their own country and these are not always as strict as they are in the uk. Please read the ‘Shore excursions’ section of our Booking Conditions.

DaNgerOuS gOODSit is an offence to carry on board aircraft or ship any goods of a dangerous nature. Please read Section 10.22 & 10.23 of our Booking Conditions.

BrOCHure aCCuraCyThe information contained in this brochure is checked for accuracy by our uk staff, our overseas staff and our agents. Nevertheless, we would ask you to bear in mind that things can change, often without our prior knowledge. Should we become aware of anything that we consider will have a permanent impact on your enjoyment of the cruise, we will do our utmost to advise you before you sail.

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travel with confidence1. THe CONTraCT1.1. The contract is between all leisure Holidays limited trading

as “voyages of Discovery” (‘The Company’) and each person booking with the Company (including the parents or guardian of any person under 18 years of age) (“the Passengers”). Please note that information contained in the section headed “general information” in our brochure or in these or any other comparable sections, and any other relevant information on our website also form part of your contract with the Company.

1.2. The lead Passenger warrants as a fundamental term of the contract that he/she has read and agrees these terms and conditions and has the authority by each Passenger named on the confirmation invoice to be bound by them. unless otherwise indicated, the lead Passenger warrants that the Passenger information given may be used by the Company or its partners for future marketing purposes.

1.3. a binding contract comes in to place when you pay the full deposit (or where appropriate the full price) and a confirmation invoice is issued even if the Company is unable to confirm all holiday details (e.g. flights) at the time of booking. a confirmation invoice will be sent to the lead Passenger. There is no charge for any payment made by debit card or payment of a deposit by credit or charge card but a 2% charge will be made for any subsequent payments made by credit or charge card to cover the charges made by credit card companies.

1.4. The accuracy of all details on the confirmation invoice (and on any additional documents produced by the Company) will be deemed to have been accepted unless the Company receives notification to the contrary from the lead Passenger immediately that the confirmation invoice is received. if you have not received your confirmation invoice within 7 days of booking your cruise please contact us immediately. if any errors in the spelling of Passengers names (as they appear on their passport), are not immediately identified and reported, any cost of rectifying the same at a subsequent date must be met by the Passenger. Please note that Passengers not following these instructions will be fully liable for any costs that may subsequently be incurred in rectifying these spelling errors at a later date. in the case of flight tickets and e-tickets these must be checked by Passengers and the Company must be notified of any errors immediately.

1.5. it is expressly agreed that all Passengers and their luggage are carried subject to the Conditions of Carriage of the airlines and shipping company used, some of which limit or exclude liability. any compensation payable by the Company for non-performance or improper performance of land, sea and air carriage services shall be limited in accordance with the international conventions which govern such services by the carrier. See paragraphs 12 and 13.

1.6. for bookings made through an approved aBTa Travel agent, the agent holds any monies paid for the Company on behalf of the customer.

1.7. The Company reserves the right to cancel bookings and levy cancellation charges on the scale in section 8 below if balance payments are not received in full 16 weeks before departure or by return post/credit or debit card for bookings taken less than 17 weeks before departure. Travel insurance (where purchased through us or directly with a third party) does not form part of your contract with the Company or of any “package”.

1.8. The contract and all other proceedings arising out of or in connection with it shall be governed by english law and the jurisdiction of the english courts. Passengers may, however, choose the law and jurisdiction of Scotland or Northern ireland if they so wish. if and in so far as a claim against the Company is governed eu regulation 392/2009 relating to the liability of carriers of passengers by sea in the event of accidents (or the Passenger liability regulation (eu 392/2009) or in respect of non-international carriage by the athens Convention 1974 or 2002 and or in the case of river cruises. The Convention on limitation of liability for maritime Claims 1996 (llmC 96) as amended by Si 1998/1258 in the Court competent to hear such claims.

2. THe BOOkiNg PrOCeSS2.1. a Deposit amount as set out in the most recent brochure or

confirmed at the time of booking (or full payment for bookings taken within 112 days of departure) is due on booking. a higher Deposit amount may be payable if any supplier(s) require additional payments for a service prior to the balance due date. Payment of a Deposit means acceptance of these Booking Conditions. The Company takes no responsibility for credit card or foreign currency transaction processing fees levied by issuing banks.

2.2. if the Deposit and/or balance are not paid on time, the Company reserves the right to cancel the contract and apply any cancellation charges set out in section 8.

booking ConditionS

2.3. Passengers must be fit to travel. any passengers with reduced mobility or with other physical or mental disabilities or conditions which may require special treatment or assistance (including Passengers who may require the use of a wheelchair) must advise the Company prior to booking. They may be required to complete a questionnaire and upon receipt of which they may be asked to accept additional Booking Conditions before a confirmation invoice is issued and a contract entered into. See paragraph 10.

2.4. The Company may (at its discretion) offer Passengers at the time of booking a guaranteed cabin booking (a “guarantee Cabin”). under such offers a Passenger is guaranteed to receive a cabin of a specified type although the precise location of the cabin is at the Company’s discretion. The Company may (at its discretion) upgrade a guarantee Cabin to a higher category cabin at no additional cost to the Passenger. The Company may allocate specific cabins under guarantee offers at any time up until the Passenger arrives on the vessel at the port of embarkation. Once guarantee Cabins have been allocated, the Company is unable to accept Passenger change requests. if Passengers book one or more back-to-back cruises and one or more cruise includes guarantee Cabins, it is possible that Passengers may be allocated different cabins on each cruise and may need to move between cabins on changeover day(s).

3. PriCeS aND SurCHargeS3.1. The Company reserves the right to alter the published prices

of any of the cruise holidays. Passengers will be advised of the current price of the holiday that they wish to book before any contract is confirmed.

3.2. The price of the travel arrangements was calculated using exchange rates quoted in the appropriate brochure. The price of travel arrangements may change after booking due to increases in costs. The Company undertakes that no changes to the price will be made within 30 days of departure.

3.3. The Company will absorb and the Passenger will not be charged for, any increase equivalent to up to 2% of the total holiday cost (excluding insurance premiums and/or any amendment charges). The Company may, at its discretion, and subject to the approval of the relevant authority (ies), charge the Passenger any increase above 2% in respect of (i) transportation costs, including the cost of fuel, (ii) dues, taxes or fees chargeable for services such as landing taxes or embarkation or disembarkation fees at ports and airports, or (iii) the exchange rates applied to the package. if the increase is more than 10% of the price of their travel arrangements, Passengers will have the option of accepting a change to another holiday or cancelling and receiving a full refund of all monies paid, except for any insurance premiums and amendment charges. if the Company is able to offer another holiday and this alternative holiday is of equivalent or higher price to the original holiday booked, then the Passenger will not have to pay more. if the alternative holiday is a lower price, the Passenger will be refunded the difference. Should Passengers decide to cancel their holiday under these circumstances, they must to do so within 14 days of the date of the invoice for the additional charge or such other period as may be specified.

3.4. Should the total cost to the Company of a Passenger’s holiday fall by more than 2% due to any of the changes mentioned above then the Company will pass on to Passengers any refund due. Passengers should note that travel arrangements are not always purchased in local currency and some changes in local currency costs may have no impact on the price of Passengers’ travel due to contractual and other protection in place.

3.5. all outstanding balances on on-board accounts must be settled in full before the Passenger disembarks the vessel. if any Passenger fails to settle their on-board account then the Company shall be entitled to take whatever steps may be necessary to recover the monies due and shall be entitled to pass on any costs incurred in doing so.

3.6. Passengers must be aware that the holiday price quoted may include different points of departure and return from/to the uk. in such cases there may be additional costs associated with transfer between the two places not included in the holiday price that will be passed on to the customer.

3.7 from time to time we may decide to advertise Saver or Buy One get One free fares on selected cruises or cabin grades. These offers are subject to availability and more onerous Booking Conditions which may alter by promotion. The actually terms applicable will be made clear at the time of booking but currently both Saver and Buy One get One free fares will be subject to the following: These fares are 100% payable in full at the time of Booking and 100% cancellation and amendment charges will apply immediately from when the booking is made. Cabin category, location and number will not be confirmed at the time of booking but will be allocated close to departure. These fares cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts such as past passenger or back to back cruise discounts and exclude the complimentary chauffeur service to

the port/airport, car parking at the port and coach transfers on no fly cruises.

4. Our reSPONSiBiliTy aND SHOre eXCurSiONS4.1. except where otherwise expressly stated in these Booking

Conditions, we regret that the Company cannot accept liability or pay any compensation where the performance or prompt performance of our contractual obligations is prevented or affected by or you otherwise suffer any damage or loss as a result of force majeure. in this Contract, “force majeure” includes any event which the Company or any supplier of the service(s) in question could not even with all due care, foresee or avoid. Such events may include (whether actual or threatened) war, riot, civil strife, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, natural or nuclear disaster, technical problems with transport, closure of airports, ports or airspace, changes of schedules by airlines, adverse weather conditions, epidemics, health risks and pandemics, fire, closed or congested airports or ports and all similar events outside the control of the Company and our suppliers.

4.2. The Company is not responsible for any improper or non-performance of any services of the package holiday which are wholly attributable to the fault of the Passenger, the unforeseeable or unavoidable act or omission of a third party unconnected with the provision of any of the services to be provided under the Contract; unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond the control of the Company and/or the relevant supplier, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised including (but not limited to) an event of force majeure; or any event which the Company and / or relevant suppliers could not even with all due care have foreseen or forestalled. in the event that the Company is responsible for any death, injury or illness caused by the negligent acts and / or omissions of its suppliers of services which form part of the Package then the Company limits its liability, where applicable, by the international Conventions.

4.3. Where death and or personal injury and or loss of or damage to property occurs during carriage by air or by sea then the liability and the extent of damages recoverable will be dealt with by their conditions of carriage and the international Conventions set out in paragraphs 12 and 13 and not otherwise.

4.4. Where there is any loss of or damage to property including luggage which is not covered by any international Convention and where liability is not limited by reference to any enactment, terms or conditions, then any legal liability that the Company may have for any such losses or damage will not exceed £500 per Passenger.

4.5. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary elsewhere in this Contract, the Company shall not in any circumstances be liable to the Passenger for any loss or anticipated loss of profit, 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.

shore excUrsions4.6. Where the Company provides or sells a shore excursion to

the Passenger the Passenger shall be bound by the terms and conditions of the supplier of the shore excursion.

4.7. The Company does not perform shore excursions which it sells to Passengers. These are performed by local operators, who may themselves engage the services of third party suppliers. The Company will at all times endeavour to appoint reputable and competent operators who comply with all prevailing local rules, regulations and standards. it should be noted that, outside the uk, standards of hygiene, accommodation and transport might differ from comparable standards in the uk.

4.8. local laws and regulations of the relevant country will be applied to assess the performance of suppliers and the Company. The Company’s legal obligations will have been performed if the supplier has complied with local laws and regulations even if the laws of england have not been met.

4.9. in the event of an excursion being cancelled, the Company will take all reasonable steps to ensure that Passengers are offered a choice of an alternative excursion and/or a full refund in the case of optional excursions.

4.10. Passengers cancelling optional excursions or packages prior to departure that include hotel acommodation or flights will be refunded in accordance with the schedule set out in clause 8.1. Passengers cancelling these optional excursions or packages after departure will not be entitled to a refund. if in such cases the cancellation is due to ill health a supporting letter from the ship’s Doctor (charges may apply) may enable Passengers to make a claim on their Travel insurance Policy. any Passenger that fails to attend an excursion for whatever reason will be deemed to have cancelled.

4.11. Passengers wishing to change optional excursions that do not include hotel accommodation or a flight will be allowed to do so on presentation of the appropriate ticket(s) at the shore

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excursion desk during the advertised opening hours and at least 72 hours prior to the ship’s arrival in the excursion port. any amended booking will be treated as a new booking and the price charged (if applicable) will be set at the prevailing on board price which may be higher than the original brochure price for the same excursion. if the cost of the new booking is less than the original booking then no refund of the surplus balance will be made. any excursions that are cancelled will have their balance credited to the Passenger’s on board account. Cash refunds are not available.

4.12. any changes to optional excursion arrangements requested by Passengers less than 72 hours prior to the ship’s arrival in the excursion port will only be allowed subject to availability and the terms and conditions of the excursion operator. if changes are not possible then full cancellation charges will apply. all other conditions are as (4.6) above.

4.13. The Company is not responsible for the performance of and has no liability for shore excursions which are not sold by the Company. Passengers are advised to take great care in purchasing shore excursions from third parties in the ports to ensure they are safe and are covered by insurance.

5. iNSuraNCe5.1. Where Passengers purchase insurance through the Company,

the Company is acting as an agent for the named insurance provider and that the purchase will be subject to that insurance provider’s terms and conditions which will be sent to them with their policy documents or provided in advance of purchase upon request.

5.2. it is a condition of booking that each Passenger has adequate travel insurance in force for the entire duration of the holiday. if Passengers do not purchase the insurance offered by the Company, then details of the alternative insurance policy (which must as a minimum cover medical charges, cancellation, curtailment, evacuation (from the vessel) and repatriation costs for not less than £5 million) must be provided at the time of booking if possible, but no later than six months prior to the scheduled date of departure or at the time of booking if bookings are made within six months of the date of departure.

5.3. The Company is not responsible for checking that Passengers have the correct level of insurance and will not be liable for any costs, howsoever arising, in excess of any travel insurance cover purchased. in particular Passengers should check that their insurance arrangements cover all likely scenarios should they have to cancel their cruise and any pre-existing medical conditions.

6. PaSSPOrTS & viSaS6.1. it is the responsibility of all Passengers to check and fulfil the

passport, visa, and immigration requirements applicable to their itinerary. Our Consular Services Department can obtain visas for British Citizens for the countries that require them prior to departure. Other nationalities should check passport and visa requirements for their own specific circumstances with the relevant embassies or Consulates as applicable.

6.2. Passengers must understand that passport, visa and immigration requirements do change. Passengers are responsible for checking the up to date position in good time before departure.

6.3. for Passengers leaving the uk, the Company requires a full 10 year British passport valid for at least six months after the date of return for all uk citizens. Passengers who are not British Citizens or who hold a non British passport, must check passport and visa requirements with the embassy or Consulate of the country (ies) to or through which they intend to travel.

6.4. all Passengers must ensure that they have the correct travel documents in their possession before departure. Passengers may incur fines if they fail to comply with documentation or visa requirements. The Company will re-charge to the Passenger any such fines that have been paid by the Company on the Passenger’s behalf.

6.5. The Company does not accept any responsibility for Passengers who are denied disembarkation or are unable to travel, or who incur any other loss because they fail to comply with any passport, visa, or immigration requirements. Cancellation of any part of the holiday that arises due to problems with visa/passport, or immigration requirements will be subject to cancellation charges set out in section 8.

7. CHaNgeS TO BOOkiNg DeTailS By PaSSeNgerS7.1. The Company will do its utmost to ensure that amendments

requested by Passengers are accommodated, but the Company makes no guarantee that these requests will be met. any change request must be made by the lead Passenger and the Company reserves the right to pass on the costs of making any such changes. Passengers must be aware that charges associated with amendments are likely to increase nearer to the date of departure.

7.2. additional passengers or cruises may be added to a booking at any time subject to availability. in each case a deposit (or full payment, as relevant) per additional Passenger will be required by the Company and all other booking conditions must be met before the new contract exists.

7.3. requests for significant amendments to booking details (e.g. change of sail date) received before the balance due date will

be treated as a new booking. at the Company’s sole discretion, the original booking will either be deemed cancelled (and be subject to the cancellation charges set out in section 8), or will be deemed amended (and be subject to an amendment fee of £100 per Passenger). a maximum of one change of sail date per booking will be considered for an amendment fee of £100 per Passenger as long as the change to the sail date is requested at least 112 days before the booked departure date. any deposit paid, discount applied or promotion applicable to a booking that is cancelled or amended will only be transferred to a new booking at the Company’s discretion. any offers currently available on the cruise that the Passenger wishes to transfer their booking to will also only be applied at the Company’s discretion.

7.4. for amendments to booking details received before the balance due date (e.g. passenger name changes) an administration charge of £50 per Passenger affected will be charged. if name changes are required to scheduled flight details, the charge may be significantly more than £50 per Passenger and will be quoted on request. Passengers should also be aware that airlines may not allow transfer of Passenger names and in such cases a flight booking might need to be cancelled and rebooked, subject to availability, and at the Passenger’s expense.

7.5. after an amendment is applied a new confirmation invoice will be issued at which point the contract will be deemed to be amended accordingly.

8. CaNCellaTiON By a PaSSeNger8.1. a Passenger may cancel a booking at any time. Cancellation

will take effect when the Company has received written notice of cancellation signed by the lead Passenger. Cancellation charges payable to the Company are:

period before departure within which the company receives notice

cancellation charge per passenger

after payment of deposit

loss of deposit + 100% of insurance premium (if applicable)

112 to 60 days before departure

60% of invoiced charge +100% of insurance premium (if applicable)

59 to 29 days before departure

90% of invoiced charge +100% of insurance premium (if applicable)

28 days or less before departure

100% of invoiced charge +100% of to departure date insurance premium (if applicable)

8.2. a Passenger will not have a right to exclusive occupancy of a cabin with two or more berths unless any applicable single occupancy premium has been paid. in the event of a Passenger becoming a single occupant of such a cabin due to a cancellation, he/she will become liable to pay any applicable single occupancy premium. Passengers are advised that certain reasons for cancellation are covered by their travel insurance.

9. CaNCellaTiON Or alTeraTiON By THe COmPaNy9.1. The Company reserves the right at its sole and absolute

discretion at any time to cancel, postpone or alter without prior notice or consultation any cruise in whole or in part in order to safeguard its Passengers, its crew, its employees or the vessel in the event of war or threat of war, political unrest, terrorist activity or threat of terrorist activity, nuclear or natural disaster, riots, civil strife, adverse weather conditions or other similar events as previously defined (“force majeure”) or for any other valid operational reason. if the majority of ports that the Company aims to visit during any one cruise have to be changed on uk foreign Office advice before the cruise commences, the Company undertakes to offer Passengers an alternative cruise or refund of the cost of their cruise in full, less any insurance premiums paid.

9.2. if under clause 9.1 the Company cancels a cruise before the scheduled departure date it will offer, when possible, a subsequent alternative departure of similar standard (which must be accepted in writing within 14 days of the offer being made), or the choice of a full refund of all monies paid, less any insurance premiums paid.

9.3. if under clause 9.1 the Company cancels a cruise after the scheduled departure date, it will return all Passengers as soon as practicable to the uk and make a proportional refund for any unused services, less any insurance premiums paid and any non-recoverable expenses incurred.

9.4. if under clause 9.1 the Company alters the planned itinerary only, refunds will be limited to any balances outstanding on shore excursions.

9.5. in any of the circumstances mentioned above the Company shall not be liable to pay any compensation, nor shall Passengers have any further claim against the Company.

9.6. The Company and the Captain of the ship are unable to guarantee that the ship will call at every advertised port or follow every part of the advertised route. They will at all times endeavour to maintain the advertised programme but reserve the right at their sole discretion to make any alternations they deem necessary.

9.7. The company also reserves the right to cancel any cruise by giving written notice at least eight weeks before departure if sales of that departure have not reached 70% of capacity. under such circumstances clause 9.2 will apply and the Company shall not be liable to pay compensation, nor shall Passengers have any further claim against the Company.

9.8. The Company reserves the right at its sole and absolute discretion to use a substitute ship of similar standard to the original ship should it prove necessary to do so.

9.9. in addition to the rights of the Company, aircraft and Ship’s Captains always have the right at their absolute discretion to vary any planned routing without prior notice or consultation if they deem it necessary to do so in the interests of safety.

9.10. any flight details contained in the Company’s brochures and on confirmation invoices are provisional. final flight details (including timings and routings) will be issued near to departure and may differ significantly from any provisional information previously provided.

9.11. if for any reason details of a cruise have to be altered before departure (and subject to Clause 9.1) the Company will notify the lead Passenger as soon as possible.

9.12. The Company will not be held responsible for, nor have liability in respect of, delays caused by third parties during passage through sea areas controlled by vessel traffic schemes, canals, rivers or any other navigable waterways.

9.13. in respect of cruise travel where the port of embarkation is in the eu and the Company reasonably expects the departure of a cruise to be delayed for more than 90 minutes beyond its scheduled departure time, Passengers departing from port terminal shall be offered free of charge snacks, meals or refreshments as are appropriate given the waiting time, provided they are available and can reasonably be supplied. if the delay in departure necessitates a stay of one or more nights or a stay additional to that intended by the passenger where and when physically possible the Company shall, subject to the Package Travel regulations 1992, 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 in addition to the snacks, meals and refreshments previously referred to. The maximum amount that the company will pay for accommodation ashore and transport to and from the port terminal shall be equivalent to 80 euros per person per night for a maximum of three nights. The company will not have an obligation to provide such accommodation ashore where the delay is caused by weather conditions endangering the operation of the ship.

9.14 Where the Company makes any major change to a flight or cruise of any Passenger booking the Company will pay the Passenger compensation as per the table below unless the major change was as a result of force majeure.

9.15 The following examples which are not exhaustive may be considered as a major change a significant change of cruise itinerary, change of cabin to a lower catergory,change of time of departure or return flight by more than 12 hours. if a major change is not acceptable to the Passenger, the Passenger can cancel the cruise holiday booking and get a full refund less any insurance premiums paid, take an alternative cruise of similar or lower quality with a refund in the difference in price between the price of the cancelled cruise and that of the subsequent quality cruise.

9.16 The Company will pay compensation in respect of a major change whether the Passenger has accepted the major change or elected to cancel the holiday. The level of compensation will be calculated as per the table below based on how many days prior to the holiday departure the Company informs the Passenger of a major change. The level of compensation will be per adult in the booking and half of these compensation payments in respect of any child that has not paid the full fare. These standard compensation payments made in respect of any major change will not affect the Passenger statutory rights.

compensation if the company makes a major change which the passenger accepts

compensation if the company makes a major change and the passenger cancels the holiday

112 days or more

Nil Nil

56-111 days £20 £10

29-55 days £20 £10

15-28 days £30 £15

14 days or less

£50 £20

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10. fiTNeSS TO Travel ON THe CruiSe SHiP, PregNaNCy, BeHaviOur, DiSaBiliTy Or reDuCeD mOBiliTy, meDiCal aND mOBiliTy eQuiPmeNT

10.1. The Company’s priority is the comfort and safety of its Passengers who are asked to provide prior to booking as much information as possible regarding any special assistance that may be required in the port, during embarkation and on board the vessel. This information is required in order to ensure that the carrier is able to carry Passengers safely and in accordance with applicable safety requirements established by international, eu or national law or in order to meet safety requirements established by competent authorities including flag state.

10.2. every Passenger warrants that he/she is fit to travel by sea and that his/her conduct or condition will not impair the safety of the cruise ship or inconvenience the other Passengers. The Company and the carrier reserve the right to require any Passenger to produce medical evidence of fitness to travel in order to assess whether that Passenger can be carried safely in accordance with applicable international, eu or national law.

10.3. for the purposes of eu 1177/2010 Disabled Person’ or ‘Person with reduced mobility includes any person whose mobility when using transport is reduced as a result of any physical disability (sensory or locomotor, permanent or temporary) intellectual or psychosocial disability or impairment, or any other cause of disability, as a result of age, and whose situation needs appropriate attention and adaption to his particular needs for the service made available to all passengers. Passengers with reduced mobility and or Disabilities must advise at the time of booking of their specific needs with regard to accommodation, seating or services required from the carrier or terminal operator, or their need to bring medical equipment, or to bring a recognised assistance dog on board the vessel or of any other known disabilities or who in the Carrier’s and or master’s opinion is unfit or unable to travel or anyone whose condition may constitute a danger to themselves or others on board on the grounds of safety.

10.4. The requirement to notify the Company at the time of booking of any medical equipment required on board is to ensure that the medical equipment can be lawfully carried and/or carried safely. it is the passenger’s responsibility to ensure that all medical equipment is in good working order and for arranging enough equipment and supplies to last the entire voyage. The ship does not carry any replacement and access to shore side care and equipment may be difficult and expensive. Passengers must be able to operate all equipment.

10.5. if it appears to the Company or the carrier, the master or the Cruise Ship’s doctor that a Passenger is for any reason unfit to travel, likely to endanger safety, or likely to be refused permission to land at any port, or likely to render the Carrier liable for Passenger maintenance, support or repatriation, then the Carrier or the master shall have the right to take any of the following courses: (i) refuse to embark the Passenger at any port; (ii) Disembark the Passenger at any port; (iii) Transfer the Passenger to another berth or cabin; (iv) if the Cruise Ship doctor considers it advisable, to place or confine him/her/her in the Cruise Ship’s Hospital or to transfer the Passenger to a health facility at any port, at the Passenger’s expense (v) to administer first aid and administer any drug, medicine or other substance or to admit and/or confine the Passenger to a hospital or other similar institution at any port provided that the ship’s doctor and/or master considers that any such steps are necessary.

10.6. The vessels have a limited number of cabins equipped for Disabled Persons or Persons with reduced mobility. Not all areas or equipment on the vessels are suitable for access to Disabled Persons or Persons with reduced mobility. Passengers must check with the Company at the time of booking to enable the Company to assess your needs with the performing carrier.

10.7. Those passengers confined to wheelchairs must furnish their own standard size wheelchairs and must be accompanied by a travelling companion fit and able to assist them. The ship’s wheelchairs are available for emergency use only. Passengers must not use mobility scooters on board. They must be gel or dry cell battery only with a width of no more than 78cm to enable access to the cabin. each part should weigh no more than 23kg. any passenger taking a mobility scooter aboard the vessel must reside in a disabled cabin.

10.8. Not all ports of call will be accessible by wheelchair and some may be by tender. The decision will be made by the master of the vessel; it will be based on safety and will be binding. Passengers must check at the time of booking in order to avoid disappointment.

10.9. if there are any particular conditions, which require personal care or supervision then such personal care or supervision must be organised by the Passenger and at the passenger’s expense. The vessel is unable to provide respite services, one to one personal care or supervision or any other form of carer for physical, psychiatric or other conditions.

10.10. in accordance with eu 1177/2010 where it is strictly necessary for the safety of the Passenger, the Company and or the carrier can require a Disabled passenger or Person with reduced mobility before it accepts the booking that a Passenger is assisted by an accompanying person who is fit and able to provide the assistance required.

10.11. assistance dogs are subject to national and eu regulations regarding travel. it is the passenger’s responsibility to check the position prior to the cruise and to be satisfied that the assistance dog can be carried to the ports of embarkation and disembarkation and that the dog is not prohibited from going ashore at the various ports of call. assistance dogs must have all necessary papers and comply with national regulations regarding health, vaccinations, training and travel.

10.12. Where any mobility or other equipment is lost or damaged by the fault or neglect of the Company then it is the Company’s or carriers absolute decision as to whether to repair or replace such equipment. unless the Company and or the Carrier agree otherwise and in writing Passengers are limited to bringing 2 items of such mobility or medical equipment on board per cabin with a total value not exceeding £2200. all equipment must be capable of being carried safely and must be declared before the cruise. The Carrier may decline to carry such equipment where it is not safe to do so or where it has not been notified in time to enable a risk assessment to be carried out.

10.13. Where a Passenger is refused embarkation as a result of safety and/or fitness to travel and or failure to give notice under eu 1177/2010 or otherwise, neither the Company nor the carrier shall be liable for any loss or expense occasioned to the passenger thereby, nor shall the passenger be entitled to any compensation from the carrier.

10.14. any Passenger who embarks, or allows any other Passenger for whom he or she is responsible to embark, when he or she or such other Passenger is suffering from any sickness, disease, injury or infirmity bodily or mental or to his/her knowledge has been exposed to any infection or contagious disease, or for any other reason is likely to impair the safety or reasonable comfort of other persons on board or for any reason is refused permission to land at his/her or her port of destination shall be responsible for any loss or expense incurred by the Company, carrier or the master directly or indirectly in consequence of such sickness, disease, injury, infirmity, exposure or refusal or permission to land unless in the case of sickness, disease, injury, infirmity or exposure the same has been declared in writing to the Carrier or the master before embarkation and consent in writing of the Carrier or the master to such embarkation has been obtained.

10.15. Pregnant women are highly recommended to seek medical advice prior to travel at any stage of their pregnancy. Women who are up to 23 weeks pregnant at the end of the cruise are required to produce a medical certificate of fitness to travel. Ships cannot for safety reasons carry pregnant Passengers of 23 weeks or more by the end of the cruise. The Company and the Carrier reserve the right to request a medical certificate at any stage of pregnancy and to refuse passage if the Company and/or the master are not satisfied that the Passenger will be safe during the passage.

10.16. The ship’s doctor is not qualified to deliver babies on board or to offer pre or post natal treatment and no responsibility is accepted by the Company in respect of the ability to provide such services or equipment. The cruise ship’s doctor is not a specialist and the ship’s medical centre is not required to be and is not equipped to the same standards as a land-based hospital. The vessel carries medical supplies and equipment as required by its flag state. Neither the Company nor the doctor shall be liable to the Passenger as a result of any inability to treat any medical condition as a result.

10.17. The Company and the carrier are entitled to administer a health questionnaire prior to boarding. all Passengers must follow the vessels instructions and procedures relating to all matters including health, safety, hygiene and security. any Passenger boarding a ship at initial embarkation who has not filled in the required pre-boarding health declaration must inform the Company of any sickness and/or diarrhoea experienced less than 72 hours prior to embarkation. in the interest of Passenger’s safety the Company reserves the right at its discretion, to refuse boarding. in such circumstances the Company shall not be liable to pay any compensation, nor shall Passengers have any further claim against the Company. The Company and the carrier are entitled to request Passengers to remain in their cabins in the event of illness which is or may be infectious.

10.18. in the event of illness or accident, Passengers may have to be landed ashore by the Company and/or master for medical treatment. The Company makes no representations regarding the quality of medical treatment at any port of call or at the place at which the Passenger is landed. medical facilities and standards vary from port to port and the Company makes no representations or warranties in relation to such standards.

10.19. The Company does not accept any responsibility for Passengers unable to travel, or who incur any other loss because they fail to comply with any health formalities. The Company takes no responsibility for Passengers denied embarkation and/or disembarkation on medical grounds. Cancellation of any part of the holiday that arises due to health requirements will be subject to cancellation charges as set out in Section 8.

10.20. any cost or expense reasonably incurred by the Company for or on behalf of the Passenger in respect of any form of medical, dental or similar treatment, hotel, transportation, repatriation, damages to fixtures and fittings (including the soiling of soft furnishings i.e. mattresses) or any other expense shall be

repayable by the Passenger to the Company irrespective of whether the sum is covered by the Passenger’s travel insurance arrangements.

10.21. if a Passenger is refused entry to board an aircraft because, in the opinion of the Captain or airline staff, the Passenger is unfit to travel or represents a threat to the safety of the aircraft or its Passengers or crew or is abusive or disruptive, the Company will not be liable to complete the Passengers holiday arrangements and will not be liable to pay any refund or compensation.

10.22. unless approved by the Company in writing prior to departure, Passengers may not bring on board any controlled substances.

10.23. Passengers may not bring on board any prohibited substances, any animals or any goods of a flammable or dangerous nature. Doing so will render the Passenger strictly liable to the Company for any injury, loss, damage or expense suffered by the Company as a result. The Passenger will also be personally liable for any statutory penalties.

10.24. Passengers are required at all times to follow the instructions of employees and crew regarding the use of ship’s equipment (including hand sanitizers) and general behaviour whilst on board. The Company will not be responsible for any consequential injury, illness, financial or other loss incurred by Passengers if they fail to comply with the instructions they are given.

10.25. The Captain (or any employee or member of the crew authorised by the master) will be entitled to search the cabin and/or personal luggage of any Passenger suspected of being in breach of these clauses. in addition, any employee or crew member will be entitled to enter a Passenger’s cabin in order to carry out an inspection, or to undertake cleaning, maintenance or repair work.

10.26. The Company expects all Passengers to have consideration for other Passengers when travelling on our cruises and to treat all staff and fellow Passengers with respect. if in the Company’s opinion or the reasonable opinion of someone either in authority or from one of our suppliers (such as an airline) any Passenger acts in such a way as to cause or be likely to cause danger, breach of safety and or upset or distress to any of our staff, fellow Passengers or a third party or your behaviour impacts the smooth and or safe running of the cruise we are entitled to disembark the Passenger and terminate the cruise holiday. in such circumstances neither the Company or the relevant carrier will have any further liability and the Passenger will not be entitled to any refund for any part of the cost of their unused cruise package including any return travel arrangements, transfers or alternative accommodation etc.

10.27. Should any Passenger have the misfortune to suffer illness, injury or death during the period of the cruise arising out of an activity that does not form part of the arrangement made by the Company, the Company will, where appropriate, provide any assistance it can to the affected Passenger, such assistance being limited to a maximum cost incurred by the Company of £5,000 per booking.

10.28. The Company may invite various affinity groups of people with shared interests who choose to travel together onto a cruise. The Company does not envisage that this will materially affect the normal day to day operation of the ship but Passengers must accept that there may be occasions when certain facilities are unavailable whilst these groups are on board.

11. COmPlaiNTS11.1. any Passenger who encounters a problem during a cruise

must immediately report it to the reception desk on the ship and ensure that the issue is recorded in the ship’s log together with any action taken to resolve it. if the matter cannot be resolved during the cruise, and the Passenger wishes to pursue a complaint, the Passenger must write to the Company within 28 days of final disembarkation to allow the complaint to be investigated properly. if the Passenger does not give the Company the opportunity to resolve the issue locally during the cruise by reporting it to a member of the ship’s crew at the reception desk and having the issue recorded in the ship’s log, then the Company may not be able to deal positively with any complaint on your return.

11.2. The Company is a member of aBTa, membership number W0302. The Company is obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by aBTa’s Code of Conduct. We can also offer you an arbitration scheme for the resolution of disputes arising out of, or in connection with this contract. The arbitration scheme is arranged by aBTa and administered independently by the Centre for effective Dispute resolution (CeDr). it provides for a simple and inexpensive method of arbitration on documents alone with restricted liability on you in respect of costs. The scheme does not apply to claims for an amount greater than £5,000 per person. There is also a limit of £25,000 per booking form. Neither does it apply to claims which are solely in respect of physical injury or illness or their consequences. The scheme can however deal with compensation claims which include an element of minor injury or illness subject to a limit of £1,500 on the amount the arbitrator can award per person in respect of this element. your request for arbitration must be received by aBTa within eighteen months of the date of return from holiday. Outside this time limit arbitration under the Scheme may still be available if we agree, but the aBTa Code does not require such agreement. for

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injury and illness claims, you can request the aBTa mediation Procedure and we have the option to agree to mediation. further information can be found on www.abta.com.

11.3. Passengers are asked to make any complaints relating to eu regulation 1177/2010 whilst on board the vessel. if the complaint is not resolved at this time you must make a formal complaint to the Company within 2 months from the date of the circumstances giving rise to the complaint. Within 1 month of receipt of the complaint the Company will respond informing the Passenger whether the complaint has been substantiated, rejected or is still being considered. The Company will provide a final response to the Passenger no later than 2 months after receipt of the complaint.

12. Carriage By Sea Or iNlaND WaTerWayS aND limiTaTiON Of liaBiliTy

12.1. Carriage by sea is subject to the Carriers’ Conditions of Carriage which are contractually incorporated into the contract with the Company. Copies of the conditions of carriage will be sent to Passengers with their travel documentation but they can be provided in advance upon request. They are also available on board the ship and on the Company’s website. it is important that you read these documents as they set out your rights and obligations. They also contain limitations of liability.

12.2. The liability of the Company and the carrier to Passengers for carriage by sea in respect of death, personal injury and or loss of or damage to luggage is governed since 1 January 2013 to international Carriage by eu regulation 392/2009 relating to the liability of carriers of passengers by sea in the event of accidents by the provisions of the Convention relating to the Carriage of Passengers and their luggage by Sea 1974 as amended in 1976 (“The athens Convention) for Domestic Carriage for the purposes of eu 392/2009, the athens 1974 and 2002 The Company is a contracting carrier. eu regulation 392/2009 may be viewed at: http://eurlex.europa.eu/lexuriServ/lexuriServ.do?uri=OJ:l:20 09:131:0024:0046:eN:PDf The athens Convention 1974 may be viewed at: http://www.admiraltylawguide.com/conven/passengers1974.html. The athens Convention 2002 which comes into force on 23 april 2014 may be viewed at https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/261628/misc.6.2013_Prot_2002_athens_8760.pdf or are available from The Company on request. eu regulation 392/2009 and where applicable The athens Convention 1974 or 2002 are contractually incorporated and applicable to the Contract, The Company shall be entitled to the benefit of all limitations, rights and immunities conferred by eu regulation 392/2009 and where applicable the athens Convention 1974 or 2002 in respect of any ship on which the cruise is performed.

12.3. eu regulation 392/2009 and where applicable The athens Convention 1974 (from april 23 2014 the athens Convention 2002) limit The Company’s and the Carriers’ liability for loss or damage to luggage and make special provision for valuables. it is presumed that luggage has been delivered undamaged unless written notice is given to the Company and/or the performing Carrier. a) in the case of apparent damage, before or at the time of disembarkation or redelivery; or b) in the case of damage which is not apparent or of loss, within 15 days from the date of disembarkation or redelivery or from the time when such redelivery should have taken place. Damages for cabin luggage payable by the Carrier are limited up to 2250 SDrs approx. £2,111.41 if eu regulation 392/2009 and or athens Convention 2002 applies or where applicable the athens Convention 1974 limit of 833 SDrs approx. £781.80.

12.4. limits shall be reduced in proportion to any contributory negligence by the Passenger and by the maximum deductible specified in article 8 by the passenger in accordance with article 8 (4) of the athens Conventions or eu regulation 392/2009. all Claims must be brought in accordance with eu regulation 392/2009 or where applicable the athens Convention 1974 or 2002 within 2 years of the date of disembarkation from the ship.

12.5. in respect of domestic carriage in the uk, The athens Convention will apply and the limits for death/personal injury are 46,666 Special Drawing rights (SDr) approx. £43,794.67 these limits may also apply to domestic cruises in the eu. Where the carrier has a principal place of business in the uk the limits of liability per passenger may be 300,000 SDr approx. £281,541.21 per carriage.

12.6. in respect of international carriage eu regulation 392/2009 applies the limits for death/personal injury caused by a shipping incident, with the exception of circumstances beyond the Carrier’s control (ie act of war, natural disaster, act of a third party) to no more than 250,000 SDrs approx. £234,587.82 per passenger per carriage. except for cases involving war and terrorism damages up to a further 150,000 SDrs approx. £140,752.69 may be payable in respect of a shipping incident unless the Company or the carrier proves that the death or personal injury occurred without the carrier’s fault or neglect. Where death/personal injury is caused by a non-shipping incident it is for the passenger to prove that the death or personal injury was caused by the fault or neglect of the carrier. The maximum sum payable to any passenger under

eu regulation 392/2009 is limited to 400,000 per passenger per carriage which is approx. £375,340.52. The maximum sum payable in cases involving war and terrorism where the carrier is liable is 250 000 SDrs per passenger per carriage or 340,000,000 SDrs per ship per carriage.

12.7. The Company and the carrier are not liable for valuables, monies or other securities including jewellery and watches. if they have been deposited with the reception desk on the ship for safe keeping and a receipt issued then in those limited circumstances the Company’s and the carriers liability will be as set out in eu regulation 392/2009 or where applicable the athens Convention 1974 or 2002. The use of safes on board a vessel is not a deposit with the ship or with the Company under the eu regulation 392/2009 or where applicable the athens Convention 1974 or 2002 or otherwise. The limits are 3,375 SDrs approx. £3,166.45 pursuant to eu regulation 392/2009 and the athens Convention 2002 or 1200 SDrs approx. £1,125.81 pursuant to the athens Convention 1974.

12.8. an SDr is an international monetary unit, The exact value of an SDr fluctuates with the daily exchange rate, The daily exchange rate can be viewed at the international monetary fund website .http://www.imf.org/external/np/fin/data/rms_sdrv.aspx and an SDr converter is available at http://coinmill.com/gBP_SDr.html#SDr=46 666, The values in the Booking Conditions are those of 26 march 2014 and may fluctuate upwards or downwards.

12.9. in so far as the Company and its servants and/or agents and suppliers may be liable to a Passenger in respect of claims arising out of carriage by sea, the Company shall be entitled to all the rights, defences, immunities and limitations available, respectively, to the actual carrier and under the relevant Conventions, and nothing in this Contract shall be deemed as a surrender thereof. The Company’s liability will not at any time exceed that of the carrier under its Conditions of Carriage and/or applicable or incorporated conventions or other legislation.

12.10. Where carriage is performed on inland waterways and the vessel does not go to sea the liability provisions relating to sea going vessels do not apply to the cruise. in those cases the liability of the Company and the carrier to Passengers shall be determined in accordance with english law and The Convention on limitation of liability for maritime Claims 1996 (llmC 96) as amended by Si 1998/1258. The Company’s liability pursuant to Si 1998/1258 a copy of which will be provided by on request or can be found at (http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1998/1258/article/4/made). The limits for non-sea going passenger vessels is SDr 175,000 per passenger limit (approx. $270,500.04 or £164,185.05). liability for property claims will be at least SDr 1,000,000 under Si 1998/1258 (4(b)(i)).

12.11. The Strasbourg Convention on the limitation of liability of Owners of inland Navigation vessels referred to as the “Strasbourg Convention” with protocols and amendments. applies to vessels sailing on waterways located in the territory of a state party subject to (i) the “revised Convention relating to the Navigation of the rhine of 17 October 1868” and (ii) the “Convention of 27 October 1956 concerning the canalization of the moselle” ( article 15(1) of the Strasbourg Convention: http://www.ivr.nl/downloads/forms/B2.pdf). if the Strasbourg Convention applies the limits for passenger claims are SDr 60,000 per passenger subject to a minimum of SDr 6,000,000 (see article 7). a copy of the Strasbourg Convention can be found at. http://www.ccr-zkr.org/files/conventions/clni_2012_en.pdf. The Company’s and the carrier’s for death, injury, illness, damage, delay or other loss to person or property of any kind suffered by Passengers shall, in the first instance, be governed by the Convention on limitation of liability for maritime Claims 1996 (llmC 96) as amended by Si 1998/1258 or where applicable the Strasbourg Convention. The Company’s liability therefore shall not exceed those limitations provided by the said llmC 1996 and Si 1998/1258 or where applicable Strasbourg Convention or in any further revisions, protocols and/or amendments thereto as shall become applicable. Where the llmC 1996 or if applicable Strasbourg Convention permits us to apply a deductible, we may apply that deductible.

13. CONDiTiONS Of Carriage By air aND limiTaTiON Of liaBiliTy

13.1. Travel on board aircraft used in travelling to and from the ship is subject to the airline’s standard ticket conditions, some of which limit or exclude liability in accordance with international conventions. These conditions can be found on the airline’s website or can be provided by the Company upon request.

13.2. if your air journey involves a destination or stop in a country other than the one from which you depart, the Warsaw Convention may govern the liability of all airlines involved in your journey, including any portion thereof in a single country. This Convention limits the liability of airlines involved in your journey, including any portion thereof in a single country. This Convention limits the liability of airlines for death or bodily injury and for baggage loss, delay or damage. for many air carriers, the Warsaw Convention limits for bodily injury or death and the defence that they have taken all necessary measures to avoid the damage for the first 100,000 Special Drawing rights of any such claim do not apply. in addition, in cases of death or bodily injury, many air carriers will make advance

payments to the person entitled to compensation, if required to meet immediate economic needs, in proportion to the hardship suffered. european Community carriers provide a minimum advance equal to not less than 15,000 Special Drawing rights in the event of death. Other air carriers may apply alternate provisions.

denied Boarding, cancellation and delay13.3. under eu law (eC regulation 261/2004 you have rights in

some circumstances to a refund and/or compensation from your airline in cases of denied boarding, cancellation or delay to flights. full details of these rights will be publicised at eu airports and will also be available from airlines. However, reimbursement in such cases is the responsibility of the airline and will not automatically entitle you to a refund of your holiday cost from us. your right to a refund and/or compensation from us is set out in Clause 9. if any payments to you are due from us, any payment made to you by the airline will be deducted from this amount.

airline carrier identity13.4. in accordance with eu regulation 2111/2005 we are required

to advise you of the actual carrier operating your flight/connecting flight/transfer. We do this by advising you of the carriers to be used or likely to be used at the time of booking. any changes to the actual airline after you have received your tickets will be notified to you as soon as possible and in all cases at check-in or at the boarding gate. Such a change is deemed to be a minor change.

14. guiDeS aND gueST SPeakerS14.1. independent contractors retained by the Company, including

but not limited to guest Speakers, guides, guest personalities and entertainers are subject to change and/or cancellation without notice. The Company also retains the right to change any member of ship’s crew previously advertised or disclosed (e.g. the ship’s Captain) without notice.

15. fiNaNCial PrOTeCTiON15.1. We provide full financial protection for our

package holidays.15.2. for flight-based holidays this is through our air Travel

Organiser’s licence number 3897. When you buy an aTOl protected flight or flight inclusive holiday from us you will receive an aTOl Certificate. This lists what is financially protected, where you can get information on what this means for you and who to contact if things go wrong. We will provide you with the services listed on the aTOl Certificate (or a suitable alternative). in some cases, where we aren’t able to do so for reasons of insolvency, an alternative aTOl holder may provide you with the services you have bought or a suitable alternative (at no extra cost to you). you agree to accept that in those circumstances the alternative aTOl holder will perform those obligations and you agree to pay any money outstanding to be paid by you under your contract to that alternative aTOl holder. However, you also agree that in some cases it will not be possible to appoint an alternative aTOl holder, in which case you will be entitled to make a claim under the aTOl scheme (or your credit card issuer where applicable).

15.3. if we 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) you under the aTOl scheme. you agree that in return for such a payment or benefit you assign absolutely to those Trustees any claims which you have or may have arising out of or relating to the non-provision of the services, including any claim against us, the travel agent (or your credit card issuer where applicable). you also agree that any such claims may be re-assigned to another body, if that other body has paid sums you have claimed under the aTOl scheme.

When you buy a package holiday that doesn’t include a flight, protection is provided by way of a bond held by aBTa. license number W0302.

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all cabins feature private facilities with a bath and/or shower, air-conditioning, television, hairdryer and safe. all suites have a bath with shower over (some with spa baths) and are also equipped with a fridge.

Outside cabins on Columbus, Promenade and Bridge Decks have picture windows, while all outside cabins on other decks feature two portholes which may need to be covered in the event of adverse weather conditions.

all cabins have two lower beds arranged parallel to each other or a double bed. Some cabins also have one upper berth or a sofa-bed allowing for a third person to share the cabin (when only one or two passengers are occupying a cabin the upper berth neatly folds away).

On board Voyager there are three cabins which have been adapted for use by passengers with disabilities.

Cabins and suites on Promenade and Bridge decks include extra touches such as bathrobes, slippers, a basket of fruit and a bottle of Champagne.

v oyager offers a selection of 270 comfortable cabins, 87% of which are outside. The ship also has the added attraction of 35 suites, 30 of which have balconies from which you can take in the splendid views as you sail to each new destination.

in yoUr caBin, yoU’ll find:

• Private facilities

• air-conditioning

• Television

• Plenty of wardrobe space

• Hairdryer

• Safe

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owner’s sUiteBridge Deck, Category OS

Balcony sUite with spa BathBridge Deck, Category Su

JUnior sUite Promenade Deck, Category JS

2-Bed oUtside delUxe caBin Promenade Deck, Category OD

2-Bed oUtside caBin Columbus Deck, Category Ba

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ship’s profile:gross Tonnage 15,271

length 152.5m

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registration Bahamas

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Scott’s lounge

veranda restaurant

Sunset Club

Discovery restaurant

lido Pool and Bar

lookout lounge

The Darwin lounge

the darwin loUngeOur comfortable theatre, home to our lively guest speaker series as well as great evening shows.

discovery restaUrantan elegant, intimate setting for delicious four-course dinners served by our attentive team.

sUnset clUBThe perfect place for daytime games and activities, or evening entertainment and dancing.

scott’s loUngea lovely, laid-back lounge that’s great for coffee and catching up during the day, or cocktails and live music all evening long.

lido pool and BarVoyager’s very own pool, complete with hot tubs, sun loungers and bar, just right for a dip or a day soaking up the sun.

veranda restaUrantOur relaxed restaurant, with indoor and al fresco tables, gorgeous views and a mouthwatering hot and cold buffet.

looKoUt loUngea quiet spot for relaxing, reading, playing cards or just taking in the beautiful views. This lounge also incorporates our internet hub.

liBrarya relaxing library complete with squashy leather sofas and a huge choice of books to borrow.

health & fitness centreOur free, well-equipped onboard gym, great for a workout when at sea.

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CaT. DeCk NO. Of DayS 17 17 15 14 10

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gB raleigH 2 BeD iNSiDe SOlD OuT SOlD OuT £2,249 SOlD OuT SOlD OuT

ga raleigH 2 BeD iNSiDe SOlD OuT SOlD OuT SOlD OuT SOlD OuT SOlD OuT

eB liviNgSTONe 2 BeD iNSiDe £1,439 SOlD OuT SOlD OuT SOlD OuT £1,089

ea liviNgSTONe 2 BeD iNSiDe SOlD OuT SOlD OuT SOlD OuT SOlD OuT £1,119

CB COlumBuS 2 BeD iNSiDe £1,569 SOlD OuT SOlD OuT SOlD OuT £1,189

Ca COlumBuS 2 BeD iNSiDe SOlD OuT £2,919 SOlD OuT SOlD OuT £1,219

aa PrOmeNaDe 2 BeD iNSiDe SuPeriOr £1,689 £3,069 SOlD OuT SOlD OuT £1,279

fB raleigH 2 BeD OuTSiDe £1,589 SOlD OuT SOlD OuT £2,729 £1,209

fa raleigH 2 BeD OuTSiDe £1,619 SOlD OuT £2,839 SOlD OuT £1,229

DB liviNgSTONe 2 BeD OuTSiDe £1,729 SOlD OuT SOlD OuT SOlD OuT £1,309

Da liviNgSTONe 2 BeD OuTSiDe £1,759 £3,189 SOlD OuT SOlD OuT £1,329

BB COlumBuS 2 BeD OuTSiDe £1,869 £3,389 SOlD OuT SOlD OuT £1,419

Ba COlumBuS 2 BeD OuTSiDe £1,909 £3,459 SOlD OuT SOlD OuT £1,449

OO PrOmeNaDe 2 BeD OuTSiDe DeluXe* SOlD OuT SOlD OuT SOlD OuT SOlD OuT SOlD OuT

OD PrOmeNaDe 2 BeD OuTSiDe DeluXe SOlD OuT SOlD OuT SOlD OuT SOlD OuT SOlD OuT

JS PrOmeNaDe JuNiOr SuiTe SOlD OuT SOlD OuT £3,719 SOlD OuT SOlD OuT

SC PrOmeNaDe JuNiOr SuiTe + BalCONy SOlD OuT SOlD OuT £4,169 £4,069 SOlD OuT

SB PrOmeNaDe BalCONy SuiTe £2,559 £4,599 SOlD OuT SOlD OuT £1,939

Su BriDge BalCONy SuiTe WiTH SPa BaTH £2,949 £5,279 SOlD OuT £5,059 SOlD OuT

OS BriDge OWNerS SuiTe £3,459 SOlD OuT SOlD OuT SOlD OuT SOlD OuT

SiNgle/SOle OCCuPaNCy frOm £2,159 £5,400 £3,936 £4,776 £1,906THirD/fOurTH raTe £1,099 £1,699 £1,699 £1,649 £599

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eB liviNgSTONe 2 BeD iNSiDe SOlD OuT £2,149 SOlD OuT £2,159 SOlD OuT SOlD OuT

ea liviNgSTONe 2 BeD iNSiDe SOlD OuT SOlD OuT SOlD OuT £2,219 £2,339 SOlD OuT

CB COlumBuS 2 BeD iNSiDe £2,159 £2,339 SOlD OuT £2,349 £2,489 £3,869

Ca COlumBuS 2 BeD iNSiDe £2,209 £2,399 SOlD OuT £2,409 £2,549 £3,959

aa PrOmeNaDe 2 BeD iNSiDe SuPeriOr £2,509 £2,719 £489 £2,739 £2,899 £4,499

fB raleigH 2 BeD OuTSiDe £2,199 £2,379 SOlD OuT £2,389 £2,539 £3,939

fa raleigH 2 BeD OuTSiDe £2,229 £2,409 SOlD OuT £2,429 £2,569 £3,989

DB liviNgSTONe 2 BeD OuTSiDe £2,389 £2,589 £469 £2,599 £2,749 £4,279

Da liviNgSTONe 2 BeD OuTSiDe £2,419 £2,629 £479 £2,639 £2,789 £4,339

BB COlumBuS 2 BeD OuTSiDe £2,579 £2,789 £499 £2,819 £2,979 £4,629

Ba COlumBuS 2 BeD OuTSiDe £2,639 £2,849 £509 £2,869 £3,039 £4,729

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OD PrOmeNaDe 2 BeD OuTSiDe DeluXe SOlD OuT £3,069 SOlD OuT SOlD OuT SOlD OuT SOlD OuT

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SB PrOmeNaDe BalCONy SuiTe SOlD OuT £3,819 SOlD OuT £3,849 £4,069 £6,329

Su BriDge BalCONy SuiTe WiTH SPa BaTH SOlD OuT £4,399 £779 £4,419 £4,679 £7,279

OS BriDge OWNerS SuiTe SOlD OuT £5,169 £919 £5,189 £5,499 £8,549

SiNgle/SOle OCCuPaNCy frOm £3,778 £3,976 £704 £3,778 £4,093 £7,158

THirD/fOurTH raTe £974 £1,056 £187 £1,062 £1,124 £1,749

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*Cabins have an obstructed view. all prices are per person in uk£ based on double occupancy. Single occupancy double cabins are subject to availability and rates will be quoted on request. Prices include port charges, pre-paid airport and government taxes, service fees and on board gratuities for your cabin steward, dining room waiter and his assistant. all rates are subject to change. prices shown are inclusive of fuel supplement where relevant. all prices are subject to change and are based on known costs for fuel and currency as of april 2014. see website for full terms and conditions.

voyages of discovery sUmmer 2015 fares per person 29th aUgUst – 28th octoBer 2015

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CB COlumBuS 2 BeD iNSiDe £2,429 £2,439 £2,629 £2,219 £1,939

Ca COlumBuS 2 BeD iNSiDe £2,489 £2,499 £2,689 £2,259 £1,979

aa PrOmeNaDe 2 BeD iNSiDe SuPeriOr £2,829 £2,839 £3,049 £2,579 £2,249

fB raleigH 2 BeD OuTSiDe £2,479 £2,479 £2,669 SOlD OuT £1,969

fa raleigH 2 BeD OuTSiDe £2,509 £2,519 £2,719 £2,289 £1,999

DB liviNgSTONe 2 BeD OuTSiDe £2,689 £2,699 £2,909 £2,439 £2,139

Da liviNgSTONe 2 BeD OuTSiDe £2,729 £2,739 £2,949 £2,489 £2,169

BB COlumBuS 2 BeD OuTSiDe £2,909 £2,919 £3,149 £2,649 £2,319

Ba COlumBuS 2 BeD OuTSiDe £2,979 £2,979 £3,199 £2,699 £2,369

OO PrOmeNaDe 2 BeD OuTSiDe DeluXe* £3,089 £3,099 £3,339 £2,809 £2,459

OD PrOmeNaDe 2 BeD OuTSiDe DeluXe £3,189 £3,199 £3,439 £2,899 £2,539

JS PrOmeNaDe JuNiOr SuiTe £3,289 £3,299 £3,549 £2,989 £2,609

SC PrOmeNaDe JuNiOr SuiTe + BalCONy SOlD OuT £3,699 £3,979 £3,349 £2,929

SB PrOmeNaDe BalCONy SuiTe £3,979 £3,999 £4,299 £3,619 £3,169

Su BriDge BalCONy SuiTe WiTH SPa BaTH £4,579 £4,599 £4,939 £4,159 £3,639

OS BriDge OWNerS SuiTe £5,369 £5,399 SOlD OuT £4,889 £4,279

SiNgle/SOle OCCuPaNCy frOm £3,918 £3,698 £4,013 £3,883 £3,113THirD/fOurTH raTe £1,099 £1,437 £1,187 £999 £874

departs UK crUise name no. days from / to crUise ref. page

OCT 22, 2014 eaSTerN meDiTerraNeaN & reD Sea 13 istanbul, Turkey / Sharm el Sheikh, egypt vOy141022 -

NOv 3, 2014 gemS Of THe reD & araBiaN SeaS 17 Sharm el Sheikh, egypt / Dubai, united arab emirates vOy141103 26

NOv 19, 2014 CONTraSTS Of iNDia & araBia 15 Dubai, united arab emirates / Colombo, Sri lanka vOy141119 -

DeC 3, 2014 TreaSureS Of THe iNDiaN OCeaN 16 Colombo, Sri lanka / Port louis, mauritius vOy141203 SOlD OuT

DeC 18, 2014 eaST afriCa & iNDiaN OCeaN gemS 17 Port louis, mauritius / Port louis, mauritius vOy141218 28

JaN 3, 2015 SPleNDOurS Of THe iNDiaN OCeaN 15 Port louis, mauritius / Cape Town, South africa vOy150103 30

JaN 17, 2015 THe magiC Of SOuTH afriCa 14 Cape Town, South africa / Cape Town, South africa vOy150117 32

JaN 30, 2015 frOm THe CaPe TO THe CaNarieS 22 Cape Town, South africa / Tenerife, Canary islands vOy150130 SOlD OuT

feB 20, 2015 aTlaNTiC Voyager 10 Tenerife, Canary islands / Portsmouth, england vOy150220 34

mar 1, 2015 iN SearCH Of THe NOrTHerN ligHTS 16 Portsmouth, england / Portsmouth, england vOy150301 -

mar 16, 2015 NaTural WONDerS & TOTal eCliPSe 14 Portsmouth, england / Portsmouth, england vOy150316 SOlD OuT

aPr 16, 2015 maDeira & THe aZOreS iN SPriNg 16 Portsmouth, england / Portsmouth, england vOy150416 38

may 1, 2015 HeriTage Of THe BriTiSH iSleS 12 Portsmouth, england / Portsmouth, england vOy150501 40

may 12, 2015 a flavOur Of Voyager & fraNCe 4 Portsmouth, england / Harwich, england vOy150512 42

may 15, 2015 OSlO & THe TimeleSS fJOrDS 11 Harwich, england / Harwich, england vOy150515 44

may 25, 2015 a BalTiC SHOWCaSe 15 Harwich, england / Harwich, england vOy150525 46

JuN 8, 2015SPeCTaCular NOrWay & THe eNigmaTiC WHiTe Sea

20 Harwich, england / Harwich, england vOy150608 48

aug 29, 2015 COlOurS Of THe meDiTerraNeaN 12 marseille, france / Piraeus, greece vOy150829 52

SeP 9, 2015 aDriaTiC & aegeaN SereNaDe 15 Piraeus, greece / istanbul, Turkey vOy150909 54

SeP 23, 2015 meDiTerraNeaN refleCTiONS 14 istanbul, Turkey / Piraeus, greece vOy150923 56

OCT 6, 2015 gemS Of THe aegeaN & aDriaTiC SeaS 12 Piraeus, greece / Dubrovnik, Croatia vOy151006 58

OCT 17, 2015 meDiTerraNeaN iCONS 12 Dubrovnik, Croatia / Barcelona, Spain vOy151017 60

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