Receive a Free Cabin Upgrade Worth Up To £2,400 Per Couple

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Receive a Free Cabin Upgrade Worth Up To £2,400 Per Couple On a Luxury Gems of the Danube River Cruise Prices now starting from just £2,645pp

Scenic (0808 102 0155 www.scenic.co.uk) is offering free luxury suite upgrades worth up to £2,400 per couple on a Luxury Gems of the Danube river cruise, when booked by 30th September 2016. Accommodation is on one of the most spacious luxury ships on Europe’s waterways. Depart on 11th November 2017 from Budapest, flights included. Hurry to book as only 5 upgrades available per departure date. See website for full information and cruise details.

If you’re looking for a luxury escape, Scenic is offering limited free luxury suite upgrades on all 2017 Europe River Cruises, if booked by 30th September. Book the 8-day Gems of the Danube river cruise from £2,645pp departing on 11th November 2017.

Fabulous food and scenery on Majestic Line’s October 2016 cruises

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 The Majestic Line’s October cruises are priced at a seasonal 10% discount, but the experience is as good as any month of the season – last year the weather was some of the best of the summer!  Their onboard Chefs have been getting rave reviews aboard the three vessels, so if you love locally sourced, freshly prepared, delicious food, this is the late summer cruise for you. Read their guest reviews to find out why our cruises are so popular. They still have cabins available on some of our October 2016 cruises, including our short break “Inlets of Mull and Loch Linnhe” 3-night cruise.

Avalon Waterways FREE upgrade to a French balcony stateroom.

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Avalon Waterways  FREE upgrade to a French balcony stateroom. Enjoy your complimentary upgrade to a French balcony available on all 2017 European Savings

More fabulous views and fresh air .  Book by 30 September 2016

Each of  French balcony staterooms include…
• Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window opening to create a large Open-Air Balcony® with spacious seating area
• Comfort Collection BedsSM (two twin beds or one queen bed) with premium memory foam mattress toppers
• Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, blankets and European-style duvets, with a choice of pillows
• Large private bathroom featuring shower with glass door,  premium bath products, bathrobes and slippers
• Spacious three-door wardrobes with shelves plus under-bed luggage storage
• Flatscreen satellite TV with movie channels and built-in alarm clock
• Complimentary Wi-Fi access
• Well-stocked minibar
• In-room safe
• Individual climate control

The Aranui 5, The freighter to Paradise’

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The Aranui 5 the only vessel to travel the 2,200-mile trip from Papeete in Tahiti to all six inhabited Marquesas Islands in the remotest inhabited archipelago in the world, is offering discounts on two of its 2017 departures.  Travellers looking for a unique holiday experience will benefit from a 10% saving on the 8 June 2017 departure, as will seniors aged 60 years and over, who book on to the 30 September departure.

The 14-night voyages offer soft adventure combined with comfort and the opportunity to enjoy a plethora of onshore excursions to high volcanic mountains, remote beaches and towering waterfalls.   From hiking in pristine jungle and swimming and snorkelling in crystal clear waters teeming with tropical fish, to marvelling at distinctive stone tiki gods and sacred ritual sites, every day of the trip brings a different and inspiring experience.

Passengers are always greeted warmly by the islanders, who view the Aranui as a lifeline, with its cargo of goods transported from the outside world.  Visitors are encouraged to meet local people, including artisans who demonstrate ancient skills such as intricate woodcarving, basket weaving and traditional Polynesian tattooing.

It is easy to see why this unique archipelago has also inspired so many foreign artists throughout the centuries, including renowned French painter, Paul Gauguin, who is buried on Hiva Oa Island.  Passengers may go in to the colonial store where he shopped, visit a replica of his infamous ‘House of Pleasure’, and walk up to the cemetery to view his grave, enjoying glorious vistas of the sweeping bay below.

Accommodation on the Aranui 5 is in one of 103 cabins, each decorated to reflect its Polynesian heritage.  Cabins range from premium exterior state rooms with private balcony and standard double rooms to class C shared dormitory-style accommodation for four to eight guests.

Prices for a 14-day voyage, including all taxes and the 10% discount outlined, start from Euros 2290pp in a class C dormitory (no children under 16 years) and from Euros 3694pp in a standard double cabin, based on two sharing.  This includes all meals, wine during meals on board, planned excursions, expert lecturers and guides, a primarily Polynesian crew, plus facilities such as a swimming pool, fitness room, spa, bars, restaurant, lounges, library, video and computer room.

For further information about cruises on board Aranui 5, visit www.aranui.com

Celebrity Cruises announces gourmet ‘Top Chef at Sea’ New Year’s Eve Signature Sailing

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Celebrity Cruises is offering a foodie New Year’s break packed with delectable culinary experiences to celebrate its extended partnership with Bravo Media’s American hit television series, Top Chef.

The “Top Chef Signature Sailing”, a nine-night eastern Caribbean cruise on 30 December onboard Celebrity Silhouette, will offer the guests the chance to sail with and enjoy culinary experiences with four former “Top Chef” competitors.

Along with meeting the four contestants onboard, for one night only, guests will be able to dine in a one-of-a-kind pop-up restaurant featuring the contestants’ best dishes, prepared by them, and a chance to mingle with culinary artists once they’re done in the kitchen.

Make yours a hassle-free Christmas this year on a Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ‘Seasonal Sailing’ 

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Why not take the stresses and strains out of the festive period this year with one of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines four ‘Seasonal Sailings’? Guests can choose to celebrate Christmas and New Year in style on Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch, in the Canaries, Caribbean, or on Fred. Olsen’s first-ever ‘Around the UK’ Christmas cruise – fittingly named ‘Tinsel & Hogmanay’. As an added incentive, guests booking one of these fantastically festive cruises by 12th October 2016 can take advantage of up to 25% off their cruise fare!

The Fred. Olsen fleet will be decked out in beautiful Christmas decorations, including the all-important festive tree, and guests can look forward to a traditional Christmas dinner, with all the trimmings…and the bonus of no washing up! There will also be Christmas-themed entertainments and shows, a Carol Concert, Christmas arts and crafts classes, a gingerbread village – specially created by the talented Galley staff – Christmas cocktails and a festive-themed quiz.

 

www.fredolsencruises.com

 

Tauck announces more family river cruise departures, new Seine cruise

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Tauck, has announced some exciting changes for 2017, designed to offer guests an even better river cruising experience for the year ahead. Changes include the doubling of its number of family river cruise departures, a new family river cruise on France’s River Seine, and a full refurbishment plan to more than half of Tauck’s riverboat fleet. Furthermore, next year the new look riverboat fleet will hold 46% fewer passengers per cruise ship than any other river cruise line, with the aim of providing guests with more space, and above all peace and quiet for the discerning traveller.

Remaining unchanged will be the presence of Tauck’s unique team of Tauck Directors, its reliable on-board concierge service, who will be available to look after guests’ needs, whether sailing the Rhine, Danube, Rhône, Seine, Maas or Moselle.

http://www.tauck.co.uk/