Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines new multi-strand ‘Cruise Sale’

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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is today launching its new multi-strand ‘Cruise Sale’, as part of its New Year promotional campaign. The new promotion incorporates two great-value offers to tempt guests: ‘Free upgrade to the ‘all-inclusive’ drinks package’ and ‘No single-supplements’ and is valid for bookings made until 1st March 2017.
Members of Fred. Olsen’s Oceans loyalty club booking between 1st and 27th December 2016 can take advantage of an exclusive booking period for two additional offers as part of its new ‘Cruise Sale’ – ‘Free on shore spending money’ and ‘Free door-to-door transfers’ – after which time they will be available on general sale until 31st January 2017.
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Second passenger sails free offers

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Second passenger sails free offers are available on select Voyages of Discovery cruises on Outside Standard Fare Cabins only and must be booked two business days prior to departure.
This fare includes your past passenger discount. The free passenger is the second passenger on a twin occupancy booking. Fares featured are based on the lowest twin occupancy cabin category currently available. Fares shown are inclusive of all applicable discounts and retrospective discounts cannot be applied.

AmaWaterways announces launch of their unique and exclusive golfing programme

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AmaWaterways has today announced the launch of their unique and exclusive golfing programme developed in conjunction with LGT Golf to further expand the Active Discovery programme enjoyed by guests ashore with AmaWaterways’ bike tours and hiking excursions.

The exclusive 10 night packages will launch on the Danube in April 2017 and combine 7 nights of luxury on an AmaWaterways river cruise, 3 nights in Prague and the opportunity to play golf on Championship courses in five different European countries:

  • Albatross Golf Centre, Prague, Host of the Czech Open
  • Bad Griesbach, Germany, Host of the Porsche European Open
  • Diamond Course, Atzenbrugg, Austria, Host of the Lyoness Austrian Open
  • Legends Course, Senica, Slovakia, Host of the Slovakian Open
  • Pannonia Country Club, Budapest, Hungary, Host of the Hungarian Open

There are no minimum numbers required and the golf package is available on every Danube sailing in 2017.  

A dedicated brochure which is available now on request and a digital version is on the website http://www.amawaterways.co.uk/pdf/uk/LuxuryGolfRiverCruise_BrochureHiRes.pdf

Star Clippers to sail Indonesian waters for the first time

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Tall ship sailing specialist Star Clippers will be sailing in Indonesian waters for the first time in 2017, offering a choice of 19 departures, east and westbound from Bali, between May 6th and October 14th 2017, including sailings of 7, 10, 11 and 14 nights, and two cruises between Bali and Singapore.

The four-masted Star Clipper, will sail between lush, culturally unique and exotic port calls and drop anchor close to coconut-white coves that typify Indonesia’s thousands of islands, mirroring a Robinson Crusoe adventure, as the ship calls into tiny jungle-and-sand islands, haloed by crystal clear turquoise sea and white sand beaches.

A 9 night land-cruise holiday, departing on 28th June 2017, with 2 nights pre-cruise in Bali, a half day city tour, return flights from London and a round trip sailing from Bali that calls into Bali, Gili Kondo, Komodo National Park, Pink Beach, Satonda Island, Gili Meno & Gili Trawangan and Gili Nanggu costs from £2049pp.  To book, call 0808 231 4798 or visit www.starclippers.co.uk

Saga Exclusive Tour and Cruise: Join New Year sailing along the Pacific coast of Central America

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Discover the beautiful beaches, art deco architecture and eclectic food in Miami before a 14-night sailing along the Pacific coast of Central America, from Fort Lauderdale to San Diego, on an exclusive Saga tour and cruise holiday departing January 11, 2017.

Guests enjoy a two-night stay, before boarding the cruise, at the Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach (4Q), with an included tour of Miami’s stylish art deco district and Cuban-inspired Little Havana.

Holland America Line cruise ship MS Rotterdam awaits and the ship’s first call is to Half Moon Cay, a private island the Bahamas. Here guests can relax on the palm-fringed beach, take a glass-bottomed boat ride, swim with stingrays or hire a private beachside villa. The 1,316-passenger ship sails on to the colonial city of Cartagena, in Colombia, before transiting the locks and dams of the Panama Canal. The iconic trip from the Atlantic to the Pacific takes around eight hours.

Costa Rica is the next port of call, a land that is rich in wildlife. From Puerto Caldera there are tours through the countryside and boat rides on the Tarcoles River to look for crocodiles.  The cruise continues to the small town of Corinto, on an island on the north-west coast of Nicaragua. Guests can join excursions to a banana plantation and Cortijo El Rosario Estate and Equestrian Centre or discover the nearby city of León, which was founded by Spanish conquistadors.

Puerto Quetzal, in Guatemala, is the next stop, followed by Puerto Chiapas, a gateway to explore Mexico. Tours include discovering the ruins of Izapa, an ancient Mayan city, or the ‘chocolate city’ of Tuxtla Chico which is famous for its cocoa beans.

MS Rotterdam continues along the Mexican coast to the tip of the Baja California peninsula. Here the resort of Cabo San Lucas has miles of sandy beach so guests can take a horseback ride along the shore or enjoy a Jeep safari into the desert.

SAVE EVEN MORE DURING THE ‘BLACK FRIDAY’ SALE

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Touring specialist, Cosmos Tours and luxury river cruise line, Avalon Waterways are offering even more value during the ‘Black Friday Sale’.  Savings of up to £150 per person are on offer, which are in addition to the current November deals already available.

Customers can save £100 per person on any Cosmos holiday (including beach holidays) by quoting Black100, and £150 per person on any Avalon Waterways cruise by quoting Black150.   The week long sale will run from 21 to 28 November 2016.

The Black Friday offers can be combined with a FREE flight upgrade offer* and up to £75 off per person on Cosmos’ North America holidays, or up to £1,350 off per person on Avalon river cruises.  Avalon customers making a booking will also receive a FREE case of twelve bottles of red, white and sparkling wine from the world’s leading winemakers, with a guaranteed delivery date before Christmas**.

Examples with departure dates include:

8 day ‘Maldives beach 4* Adaaran Hudhuran Fushi(18/04/17)  WAS £1189pp        NOW £1089pp

4 day ‘Amsterdam & Antwerp Break Cruise’ (11/06/17)            WAS £317pp         NOW £217pp

5 day ‘Rhine Taster Cruise by Rail’ (16/03/2017)                      WAS £743pp         NOW £643pp

8 day ‘Discover Oporto’s Coast’ tour (12/06/17)                      WAS £909pp         NOW £809pp

8 day ‘Lisbon, Seville & Madrid’ tour (02/06/17)                       WAS £799pp         NOW £699pp

9 day ‘Wild & Scenic Sri Lanka’ tour (27/02/17)                        WAS £1,499pp      NOW £1,399pp

16 day ‘Captivating China’ tour and cruise (03/05/17)               WAS £2,355pp      NOW £2,255pp

Prices quoted include a FREE VIP home pick up service***, return flights or train travel, cruise or hotel accommodation, sightseeing and overseas transfers.  The Maldives beach stay is offered on an all-inclusive basis.

Cosmos Tours’ range of holidays include ocean and river cruises with the world’s best cruise lines, worldwide tours, exotic Indian Ocean beach stays, luxury train journeys, thrilling African safari holidays or longer cruise and stay holidays.  Customers can also choose from the operator’s newly launched selection of private tours which offer a more flexible and independent style of touring holiday in fascinating worldwide destinations.

Ring Cosmos Tours & Cruises FREE on 0800 440 2797 or visit www.cosmostoursandcruises.co.uk. Follow us on Twitter @CosmosTours    or ring Avalon Waterways FREE on 0800 668 1801 or visit  www.avaloncruises.co.uk or follow us on Twitter @AvalonCruises

 

50th Anniversary of Lars-Eric Lindblad’s pioneering voyage to Galapagos

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2016 — 2017 will be an exciting year for Lindblad Expeditions – and they are making it easier for their guests to celebrate with them.

It will mark the 50th Anniversary of Lars-Eric Lindblad’s pioneering voyage to Galapagos with the first citizen explorers, and it is the year they will officially inaugurate the newest ship in the islands – the 96-guest National Geographic Endeavour ll – which embodies decades of knowledge about experiencing the unique Galapagos environment.

To celebrate their inaugural, Lindblad is offering guests on National Geographic Endeavour ll free roundtrip air from Miami to Galápagos on all departures January 6 – March 31, 2017, a savings of $1,300 per guest.   Throughout the 50th anniversary year, free air will also be offered on select departures on National Geographic Endeavour ll and the 48-guest National Geographic Islander.  The offers cover both international air from Miami to Guayaquil, and the flight from Guayaquil to Galapagos.

The newest ship in Galapagos, National Geographic Endeavour ll will accommodate 96 guests in 52 cabins and suites. The ship offers the choice of suites on two decks, double cabins with beds that can be configured as two twins or a queen, seven sets of connecting cabins for families and friends, triple cabins, and dedicated solo cabins, which are equal in size and amenities to the doubles.  The ship’s shallow draft affords up close and great viewing from all public spaces, large windows in cabins and suites, state-of-the-art tools for exploration, and a fast, seamless twin Zodiac loading platform.

The free air offer is applicable to new bookings only and is subject to availability. For reservations or additional information on Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic voyages to some of the most beautiful and fascinating places on Earth, visit expeditions.com, call 1-800-EXPEDITION (1-800-397-3348) or contact your travel advisor.

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