Mein Schiff 1 The Premium All Inclusive Ship Malta to Malta Summer 2012 East & West Med Cruises Newspaper Post - OCT 2011 Note: The Data Protection Act. If you want to stop receiving this brochure by post and want us to remove you from our database, please get in touch with us and we delete your contact details. Index Foreword 3 Restaurants & Bistros 4-5 Bars & Lounges 6-7 Families 8 Entertainment 9 Wellness & Spa 10 Sports & Health 11 East Med 12-13 West Med 14-15 Sightseeing 16 -17 Ship plan 18-19 Deckplan 20-21 Terms & Conditions 22-23 2 Photo courtesy of Chris Farrugia - www.chrisphotography.eu This logo means that port taxes, tips, basic travel insurance, almost all drinks, sight seeing, use of sauna and gym are included in the price. Ultra All Inclusive – A year after Last year we introduced the Ultra All Inclusive basis to the Maltese market, and explained what it covers and its advantages. After a very successful year, we can confidently say that most of you have already experienced it personally, or you know people who did. It is, as all would agree, fantastic. There is so much included that the only expenses remaining are trivial. Having most of the drinks in all the bars included, especially in summer when the heat is so intense, is a real bonus. Add to that free ice creams, cocktails and alcoholic drinks, all sight seeing tours and even tips, and it becomes an astonishing value for money package. On the Mein Schiff 1 the food is served 24 hours a day, and it is free in most of the restaurants. The food is always exquisite and of the best quality. It is quite normal that at the end of the cruise, the bill for a whole family will be zero, so once you pay the local travel agent you know exactly how much the holiday is going to cost you in total. As regards the quality of the service on board, the Mein Schiff 1 offers high class meticulous service, with an emphasis on the well-being and relaxation of all the passengers. Entrance to sauna and use of gym and pool are included in the price, as are the use of hammocks and deck chairs in the open decks. So now, after the astounding success of 2011, we are proud to offer you for the second consecutive year the opportunity to enjoy an unforgettable experience of luxury and well-being on board the magnificent Mein Schiff 1. 3 The Restaurants & Bistros 4 Restaurants with an extra charge Blaue Welt Bar - Sushi bar Surf & Turf - Steakhouse Richards Feines Essen - gourmet cuisine Included in the price Atlantik - main restaurant Anckelmannsplatz - buffet restaurant Cliff 24 Grill - snack bar open 24 hours Gosch Sylt* - seafood restaurant La Vela - Italian Style restaurant Tapas y Mas* - light snacks *some items are at a cost, marked in the menu There is an endless choice of different cuisine in the 10 restaurants & bistros and every visit promises to be another culinary highlight.On Mein Schiff 1 there are no set meal timings and guests can eat in the restaurant of their choice with whom they want at any time. Be it freshly prepared pasta with the ingredients of your choice at the La Vela Bistro, fish platter at the Gosch Sylt fish restaurant, the marvellous choice at the buffet restaurant, an after- noon tea at the Nasch Bar, a late steak at the 24 hours open Cliff Grill or a vegetarian meal at the Atlantik restaurant - the choice is yours ! 5 Bars & Lounges You can relax in 11 different bars and lounges. Take a seat in the outdoor bar, enjoy your cocktail and marvel at the romantic sunset. Maybe you would like to meet some of your friends for a cappuccino at the Nasch Bar and in the evenings you can dance the night away at the disco while enjoying your favourite long drink. On Mein Schiff 1 most of the drinks are included. This will ensure you have great night outs. Tui Bar Abtanz Bar Blaue Welt Bar Unverzicht Bar Spielplatz Casino & Lounge Uberschau Bar Himmel & Meer Lounge Nasch Bar X - Lounge Aussicht Bar Vinos Vinothek 6 7 Families The children want to play while you would just like to relax by the pool. No problem. At the Kids Club the children can enjoy themselves in various exciting activities, under the supervision of trained staff. Fun filled games for children of all ages. TUI Cruises Mein Schiff 1 offers the following child facilities: Children’s Island with outdoor area and paddling pool for the small children. Supervision by professional child minders (German speaking) For the 3 to 6 year old special children’s meals Special seating area for children in the buffet restaurant Anckelmannsplatz. Children’s chairs in the restaurants. The language at the Kids Club is German. 8 Entertainment After a delicious dinner, sit down at the theatre and enjoy a spectacular show – first class musical per- formances, worthy of the most popular shows in the best European theatres. Acrobats, cabaret shows and dance spectacles, all visually stunning and guaranteed to grip your atten- tion. An evening to remember. * Try your luck at the Casino or check out the vast choice of merchandise in the shops on board. After that you can enjoy a drink or two in one of the trendy bars and lounges, and spend the rest of the evening at the discotheque. Head to the cabin after a memorable night out. And what is good about it is that the next evenings you can repeat this fantastic experience again and again. * all announcements during the shows are in German only, and certain acts are suitable only for guests who understand German 9 Wellness & Spa 1700sq/m Wellness and spa area The largest Finnish sauna at sea, with a beautiful panoramic view Sole Solarium Herbal Aromatic Sauna Hamam: Oriental Steam Bath *Alpha Sphere Chairs for deep relaxation *Private spa suites *Rasul mud bath *Massages *Cosmetic & Beauty treatments *Hair Salon *Available at an extra charge **Spa area is strictly nudist (use of towels allowed) 10 Sports & Health Large gym area with the latest body building and cardio equipment. Jogging Track Basketball court Golf Driving Range Swimming pools Hot tubs Healthy Food Corner *Personal trainer *Medical check-ups *Available at an extra charge **Children under 16 years are not allowed in the spa area and in the gym 11 East Med Balcony Cabin Inside Cabin Inside C Inside B Inside A Twin Twin Triple Quad Twin Triple Quad NRM NRM NRM NRM NRM NRM NRM 04-May 999 1129 1099 1229 949 1029 889 949 1159 1289 1009 1089 949 1009 18-May 1049 1179 1149 1279 999 1079 939 999 1209 1339 1059 1139 999 1059 01-Jun 1129 1259 1229 1359 1079 1159 1019 1079 1289 1419 1139 1219 1079 1139 15-Jun 1199 1329 1299 1429 1149 1229 1089 1149 1359 1489 1209 1289 1149 1209 29-Jun 1279 1409 1379 1509 1229 1309 N/A N/A 1439 1569 1289 1369 1229 1289 13-Jul 1349 1479 1449 1579 1299 1379 N/A N/A 1509 1639 1359 1439 1299 1359 27-Jul 1349 1479 1449 1579 1299 1379 N/A N/A 1509 1639 1359 1439 1299 1359 10-Aug 1349 1479 1449 1579 1299 1379 N/A N/A 1509 1639 1359 1439 1299 1359 24-Aug 1299 1429 1399 1529 1249 1329 N/A N/A 1459 1589 1309 1389 1249 1309 07-Sep 1249 1379 1349 1479 1199 1279 1139 1199 1409 1539 1259 1339 1199 1259 EBD = EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT VALID UNTIL 15 DECEMBER 2011 children(2-14 years): Euro 189 which includes all taxes, tips, excursions infants (6-23 month): Euro 129 which includes all taxes, tips, excursions supplement for family veranda on top of the balcony price (max 5 pax): 04 may-22 June: Euro 200 per adult supplement for family veranda on top of the balcony price (max 5 pax): 07 Sep only: Euro 400 per adult (July & August Not Available) single supplement on the twin rate of the applicable category: 70 % 12 The Cruise Package Includes: 7 nights accommodation in the cabin of your choice Meals in almost all restaurants Athens Ephesus Drinks according to the all inclusive bar menu Taormina Piraus Kusadasi Sightseeing Catania Free entrance into the spa area All tips and service charges All port taxes Heraklion Aghios English speaking Representative Nikolaos Itinerary Important Notice Day Port Arrival Departure The official language onboard Tui Cruises Friday Valletta 2200 Mein Schiff 1 is German as the vast majority of guests onboard will be German nationals. Saturday day at sea All entertainment and announcements will be in Sunday Piraeus 700 1900 German and there will be no official translation into Monday Kusadasi 800 1800 English. Our English speaking representative onboard will be there to assist you. Menus are available in Tuesday Heraklion 700 1900 English on demand, almost all the crew who originate Wednesday day at sea from over 50 countries onboard speak English, your Thursday Catania 700 1900 daily programme as well as the safety drill will be in English, and our shore sightseeing will be Friday Valletta 500 accompanied by our representative. Outside Cabin Balcony Cabin Outside C (fully Obstructed) Outside B Balcony Twin Triple Quad Twin Triple Quad Twin Triple NRM NRM NRM NRM NRM NRM NRM NRM NRM NRM NRM NRM 04-May 1219 1349 1069 1149 1009 1069 1349 1479 1199 1279 1139 1199 1509 1639 1349 1429 18-May 1269 1399 1119 1199 1059 1119 1399 1529 1249 1329 1189 1249 1559 1689 1399 1479 01-Jun 1349 1479 1199 1279 1139 1199 1479 1609 1329 1409 1269 1329 1639 1769 1479 1559 15-Jun 1419 1549 1269 1349 1209 1269 1549 1679 1399 1479 1339 1399 1709 1839 1549 1629 29-Jun 1499 1629 1349 1429 1289 1349 1629 1759 1479 1559 1419 1479 1789 1919 1629 1709 13-Jul 1569 1699 1419 1499 1359 1419 1699 1829 1549 1629 1489 1549 1859 1989 1699 1779 27-Jul 1569 1699 1419 1499 1359 1419 1699 1829 1549 1629 1489 1549 1859 1989 1699 1779 10-Aug 1569 1699 1419 1499 1359 1419 1699 1829 1549 1629 1489 1549 1859 1989 1699 1779 24-Aug 1519 1649 1369 1449 1309 1369 1649 1779 1499 1579 1439 1499 1809 1939 1649 1729 07-Sep 1469 1599 1319 1399 1259 1319 1599 1729 1449 1529 1389 1449 1759 1889 1599 1679 13 West Med Nespresso in all cabins Inside Cabin Inside Cabin Inside C Inside B Inside A Twin Twin Triple Quad Twin Triple Quad NRM NRM NRM NRM NRM NRM NRM 11-May 949 1079 1079 1209 899 979 839 899 1139 1269 989 1069 929 989 25-May 1089 1219 1189 1319 1039 1119 979 1039 1249 1379 1099 1179 1039 1099 08-Jun 1159 1289 1259 1389 1109 1189 1049 1109 1319 1449 1169 1249 1109 1169 22-Jun 1199 1329 1299 1429 1149 1229 1089 1149 1359 1489 1209 1289 1149 1209 06-Jul fully booked 20-Jul 1349 1479 1449 1579 1299 1379 N/A N/A 1509 1639 1359 1439 1299 1359 03-Aug 1349 1479 1449 1579 1299 1379 N/A N/A 1509 1639 1359 1439 1299 1359 17-Aug 1349 1479 1449 1579 1299 1379 N/A N/A 1509 1639 1359 1439 1299 1359 31-Aug 1249 1379 1349 1479 1199 1279 N/A N/A 1409 1539 1259 1339 1199 1259 14-Sep* 1199 1329 1299 1429 1149 1229 1089 1149 1359 1489 1209 1289 1149 1209 EBD = EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT VALID UNTIL 15 DECEMBER 2011 children(2-14 years): Euro 189 which includes all taxes, tips, excursions infants (6-23 month): Euro 129 which includes all taxes, tips, excursions supplement for family veranda on top of the balcony price (max 5 pax): 04 may-22 June: Euro 200 per adult supplement for family veranda on top of the balcony price (max 5 pax): 14 Sep only: Euro 300 per adult (July & August Not Available) single supplement on the twin rate of the applicable category: 70 % 14 Florence The Cruise Package Includes: Nice 7 nights accommodation in the cabin of your choice Meals in almost all restaurants Corsica Rome Drinks according to the all inclusive bar menu Sightseeing Free entrance into the spa area All tips and service charges All port taxes English speaking Representative Itinerary Important Notice Day Port Arrival Departure The official language onboard Tui Cruises Mein Schiff 1 is German as the vast majority of Friday Valletta 2200 guests onboard will be German nationals. Saturday day at sea All entertainment and announcements will be in Sunday Civitavecchia 700 1900 German and there will be no official translation into English. Our English speaking representative onboard Monday Livorno 700 1900 will be there to assist you. Menus are available in Tuesday Monaco 800 2300 English on demand, almost all the crew who originate Wednesday Ajaccio 900 1900 from over 50 countries onboard speak English, your daily programme as well as the safety drill will be in Thursday day at sea English, and our shore sightseeing will be Friday Valletta* 500 accompanied by our representative. *except the last departure Ship on anchor Outside Cabin Balcony Cabin Outside C (fully Obstructed) Outside B Balcony Twin Triple Quad Twin Triple Quad Twin Triple NRM NRM NRM NRM NRM NRM NRM NRM NRM NRM NRM NRM 11-May 1199 1329 1049 1129 989 1049 1329 1459 1179 1259 1119 1179 1489 1619 1329 1409 25-May 1309 1439 1159 1239 1099 1159 1439 1569 1289 1369 1229 1289 1599 1729 1439 1519 08-Jun 1379 1509 1229 1309 1169 1229 1509 1639 1359 1439 1299 1359 1669 1799 1509 1589 22-Jun 1419 1549 1269 1349 1209 1269 1549 1679 1399 1479 1339 1399 1709 1839 1549 1629 06-Jul fully booked fully booked 20-Jul 1569 1699 1419 1499 1359 1419 1699 1829 1549 1629 1489 1549 1859 1989 1699 1779 03-Aug 1569 1699 1419 1499 1359 1419 1699 1829 1549 1629 1489 1549 1859 1989 1699 1779 17-Aug 1569 1699 1419 1499 1359 1419 1699 1829 1549 1629 1489 1549 1859 1989 1699 1779 31-Aug 1469 1599 1319 1399 1259 1319 1599 1729 1449 1529 1389 1449 1759 1889 1599 1679 14-Sep* 1419 1549 1269 1349 1209 1269 1549 1679 1399 1479 1339 1399 1709 1839 1549 1629 * this cruise finishes in Mallorca on the 21 September (flight Mallorca to Malta is included in the price) 15 Sightseeing - Greece, Turkey & Italy THE GREEK CAPITAL: ATHENS Approximate duration: 7 hours Stress level 4 Piraeus (Athens): Departure from Piraeus harbour to reach Athens after approximately 45 minutes drive. Upon arrival we shall stop at the landmark of this ancient city, one of the wonders of the ancient world, The Acropolis. Join the guide for a visit of this extraor- dinary archaeological masterpiece (entrance fee extra ca. Euro 12). After a panoramic tour by bus showing you the major sights of Athens such as the Syntagma Square, the law courts and many other buildings we shall stop near the Greek parliament where we witness the changing of guards at noon. We then proceed to the Plaka district, a most vividly colourful neighbourhood in the old town of Athens. This area is home to clothing boutiques, souvenir shops, speciality stores and numerous taverns and restaurants. Some free time for souvenir shopping will be allowed. On our way back to Piraeus we have a photo stop at the old Olympic stadium. BIBLICAL EPHESUS Approximate duration: 4 hours. Stress level: 5 Driving from the pier through the Turkish countryside along a hilly drive, you arrive at the House of Virgin Mary (entrance fee not included – approx. Euro7 per person) where the Blessed Virgin is reputed to have spent the last years of her life. The site was made famous by the travels of Pope Paul VI and Pope John Paul II. From there, a short drive will take you to the ancient city of Ephesus that was built on a small hill, (entrance fee not included – approx. Euro10 per person). The guided walking tour will take you through one of the most magnificent excavations in the world. See the Odeon, the Fountain of Trajan, the steam baths of Scholastika, the temple of Hadrian and the impressive library of Celsius. The Grand Theatre, where St. Paul preached, is one of the largest theatres in antiquity with a capacity of 24,000 seats. Return to the buses through the Arcadian way, where Mark Anthony and Cleopatra once rode in procession, and return to the ship for lunch. (Note: Guests must be able to walk approximately 2 km over uneven and cobblestone surfaces). KUSADASI – ORIENTAL SHOPPING Stress level: 3 In the afternoon join your Maltese representative for a walk through Kusadasi which is to- day one of the top Turkish holiday destinations offering an excellent environment for holi- days. Beyond the modern tourist amenities, Kusadasi is reknown for its very characteristic old town which hosts a large oriental-Turkish bazaar – a real-treasure trove of souvenirs, antiquities, hand-made carpets and other artifacts, and of course spices which are so synonymous with the old Ottoman Empire culture. The ship departs from Kusadasi at 11pm so you can shop until the late hours, as shops remain open well after sunset, or you can try Turkish cuisine at its best in one of the many typical restaurants lining the promenade. THE ISLAND OF CRETE Approximate duration 4.5 hours stress level 2 After boarding the bus we will drive to the east of Crete, one of the largest Greek islands. On our way to Aghios Nikolaos we drive through the spectacular ravine of Saint George. We drive down the hill protecting this picturesque town and this gives us the opportunity to admire the beautiful view over the Mirabello Bay and the Dicti Mountain. On arrival we have a panoramic sightseeing tour of Aghios Nikolaos, which not long ago was a small village but which now has grown into a large tourist resort. We shall see the busy harbour and the spectacular lake, of which the depth is unknown and which is in the centre of the town. Have a stroll through the narrow lanes near the harbour or perhaps sit and relax over a coffee around the colourful lake. We continue to Elounda driving on the elevated road high above Mirabello Bay and the crystal clear blue sea. At the charming fishing village of Elounda (famous from the TV-serial “Who pays the ferryman?’), you will have some free time for souvenir shopping, for a walk near the harbour and enjoy the view over Spinalonga island, a former leper colony. We return to the ship for lunch on board. HERAKLION In the afternoon you can join the tourleader for a walk from the port of Heraklion to the city centre to do some souvenir shopping. Return to the ship on your own. CATANIA Approximate duration: 3.5 hours. Stress level: 4 In the morning disembark and join your Maltese representative for a walk (about 20 minutes) to Catania centre to reach the lower part of Via Etnea. You shall be given some helpful tips to make your morning in Catania an enjoyable experience. You may visit the market for some good bargains or try one of the department stores. Alternatively continue the walk along the city’s major highlights – the Duomo, Piazza Elefante, Villa Bellini. Return to the ship in time to have a quick lunch onboard. TAORMINA Approximate duration: 4 hours. Stress level: 2 In the afternoon board your bus to drive along the eastern coast of Sicily passing through spectacular scenery, with the coast on the right and Mount Etna on the left until reach- ing the Taormina bus terminal. Visit the enchanting town with its medieval character and its many souvenir shop-lined streets and trattorias. Its natural drama is enhanced by the bold backdrop of Mt. Etna. Your walk takes you down narrow lanes, passing the Palazzo Corvaia. Afterwards we shall have time to wander along Corso Umberto, and if you wish even visit the town’s famous ancient theatre (entrance fee extra). Return to ship by bus. Notes: •Land visits include the assistance of an English speaking representative and road transportation (only where specifically indicated), and never include entrance fees or food. •During summer months expect extreme heat, crowded venues and long queues. We recommend that you dress light clothes (and appropriate clothes if visiting places of worship), wear comfortable shoes, a hat, sun-glasses and bring bottled water. •Stress levels ranges from 1 to 5 with 1 being the least stressful excursion and 5 the most stressful one. •Duration of sightseeing is approximate and includes the bus travelling time. •It is important to always be punctual and follow the instructions of the English speaking representative – buses cannot wait and late passengers have to make their own way to the ship. 16 Sightseeing - Corsica, Monaco & Italy ROME Approximate duration: 8.5 hours. Stress level: 1 (for transfer), 5 (for walk) Drive out of Civitavecchia, the port of Rome, to reach the capital around 90 minutes later. Today we offer you a transfer from Civitavecchia to Rome. The coach shall drop you at the Gianicolo Parking located near St. Peter’s Basilica (the Vatican City). You may either choose to just avail yourself of the transfer or take a strenuous walk around Rome with your Maltese representative. Rome offers an intriguing picture of the past and present. The Roman Forum, the Colosseum and the Pantheon conjure up scenes of the ancient imperial city. Then there is Christian Rome, where every church is a repository of sculptures and frescoes. The Vatican City within Rome is an intrinsic part of both artistic and historic Rome. If you have already been to Rome, you will no doubt want to return to revisit sights you have enjoyed or discover sights missed before. The amount of walking is at each guest’s discretion. If guests wish to visit St .Peter’s Basilica a strict dress code is enforced - short pants, tank tops and revealing clothing are not acceptable. FLORENCE Approximate duration: 9 hours. Stress level: 4 Upon disembarkation at Livorno board the coach for a 2-hour journey along the lovely Tuscan country- side en route to the historic jewel of Florence located on the banks of the Arno River. Upon arrival at the close-to-the-centre coach drop-off point, join your Maltese representative for a 20-minute walk to reach the proper city centre and either wander off on your own, or join your representative for an extensive walk along the major highlights – the Duomo, Baptistery, Giotto’s bell tower, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria with its imposing Palazzo Vecchio, original seat of the government and the nearby Palazzo degli Uffizi with one of the most important collections of paintings in the world. Beyond the arts, Florence is also famous for shopping – souvenirs, artifacts, leatherwear and clothes, which can be found in its popular flea-markets, or high fashion design boutiques which line up the city’s central pedestrian streets and piazzas. NICE & EZE Approximate duration: 3.5 hours. Stress level: 3 Upon arrival at the Principality of Monaco disembark by tender and join your bus for a sightseeing trip to Nice and Eze. Start with a drive to the little, idyllic hilltop village of Eze. At Eze you will have the choice to visit the perfume factory or to walk up the steep cobblestone streets to the centre where the alluring medieval atmosphere will enchant you. Proceed back to the coast to the dazzling city of Nice that enjoys a privileged setting on the hill-framed curve of the Baie de Anges. Travel along the Promenade de Anglais, drive by the Russian Orthodox Church and take a walk around the fascinating old town with its maze of colourful narrow streets teeming with life – with its many little shops, cafes, and the large host of fish restaurants which make the city a truly Mediterranean culinary paradise. Drive back to Monaco along the breathtakingly scenic lower Corniche road to the principality and drive through the Monte Carlo district famous for its casino before arriving back to the ship for lunch. MONACO* Approximate duration: 1.5 hours. Stress level: 1 Monaco is one of the smallest independent states of the world. Early disembarkation by tender boats. Join the Maltese representative for a visit to the highlights of the Old Town which are very easy to explore on foot. Must-see landmarks are the cathedral where Prince Rainier and Grace Kelly got mar- ried and where they are now both buried, the exteriors of the Prince’s Palace with the guards and the Aquarium (entrance fee extra). Since the ship leaves late you may stay in town a bit longer or visit the casino and thus return on board later. THE GORGE OF PRUNELLI Approximate duration: 3 hours. Stress level: 2 Corsica is a land of rugged beauty. In the morning drive up to the Prunelli Gorges while admiring immensely varied landscape which changes dramatically from gardens and orchards to chestnut and pine trees; and from golden beaches lapped by blue waters to mountains of more than 2,000 meters. The road twists and turns to where we enter the gorges of the Prunelli River. Deep red granite cliffs plunge down into the second most important river in Ajaccio’s environs. At the end of the lake discover the artificial lake and dam of Tolla. Built to give Ajaccio hydroelectricity, it also provides many of the Corsican population with drinking water. Descend down the Mercujo Pass towards Ajaccio, passing through the small villages of Ocana and Bastelicaccia before returning to the ship for lunch. Please Note: There is approximately 800 metres optional walking (stress level 4) over uneven ground at Tolla Lake and Prunelli Gorges. Due to the steep, winding roads the excursion is not recommended to passengers suffering from vertigo. AJACCIO Approximate duration: 3 hours. Stress level: 3 Join your Maltese representative for a walking tour of Ajaccio, the capital of Corsica. On 15th August 1769 Napoleon Bonaparte was born in this town. From humble beginnings he went on to become Emperor of France. Street names, statues and monuments found throughout the ‘Imperial City’ are a legacy to Corsica’s most famous son. Predictably the main street is named “Cours Napoleon” and it is here that we start our walk. View some picturesque, narrow streets which take us past the cathe- dral where Napoleon was baptised, the birthplace – Casa Bonaparte, Ajaccio’s Town Hall and Market Square. Time for souvenir-hunting before returning back on board. Notes: •Land visits include the assistance of an English speaking representative and road transportation (only where specifically indicated), and never include entrance fees or food. •During summer months expect extreme heat, crowded venues and long queues. We recommend that you dress light clothes (and appropriate clothes if visiting places of worship), wear comfortable shoes, a hat, sun-glasses and bring bottled water. •Stress levels ranges from 1 to 5 with 1 being the least stressful excursion and 5 the most stressful one. •Duration of sightseeing is approximate and includes the bus travelling time. •It is important to always be punctual and follow the instructions of the English speaking representative – buses cannot wait and late passengers have to make their own way to the ship. 17 Ship Plan - Mein Schiff 1 18 19 Deck Plan 1 Sun Deck 2 Relaxation Tents 3 Outdoor Sport Area 1 Pullman bed 4 Golf Driving Range 5 Jogging Track 6 Überschau Bar 7 Himmel & Meer Lounge 8 Abtanz Bar X Obstructed View 9 X-Lounge 10 GOSCH Sylt Fish Restaurant 11 Tapas y Mas Bistro (Spanish) 12 Bistro (Italian) La Vela 13 Buffet-Rest. Anckelmannsplatz 14 Towel Station 15 Cliff 24 Grill 16 Pool 17 Unverzicht Bar 18 Spa & Meer Outdoor 19 Sauna 20 Spa & Meer Indoor 21 Hairdresser 22 Spa Suites 23 Bridge 24 Kids Club 25 Library 26 Atrium 27 Card Room 28 Aussicht Bar 29 Casino & Lounge 30 Promenade Deck 31 Blaue Welt Bar Sushi 32 Vinos Vinothek 33 Steakhouse Surf & Turf 34 Wii-Corner 35 Shopping Arcade 36 Theatre 37 Restaurant Atlantik 38 Blaue Welt Bar 1 39 TUI Bar 40 Photo Gallery 41 Art Gallery 42 Nasch Bar Coffee Shop 43 Tui Cruises Travel Mgt Office 44 Kompass Meeting Room 45 Conference Room 46 Internet 47 Blaue Welt Bar Apéro 48 Richards Feines Essen 49 Golf and Biking 50 Reception 51 Hospital 2 20 21 Terms & Conditions 1. TRAVEL CONFIRMATION pressed as a percentage of the travel fare according to the amount of notice given Cruise packages featured in this brochure are organized by Orange Cruises/ between cancellation date and departure date, as listed below. (hereinafter OC) under the tour operating license of OC. Booking one of the packages implies the acceptance of the terms and conditions list- ed below. Orange Cruises is the only authorized sales agent for Tui Cruis- Cancellation fees: es in Malta. Accepting the booking request results in a travel contract Up to 340 days before: €100 per cabin between yourself and your travel agency. The travel confirmation contains the 339 to 120 days: €700 per cabin significant details of your booked services. Should the services in the travel confir- 119 to 90 days: 25% of the total fare or €700 per cabin (whichever is higher) mation differ from those in the booking then a new offer will be presented by OC 89 to 60 days: 50% of the total fare or €700 (whichever is higher) In this case you have 7 days in which to accept the new offer. During this period the 59 to 30 days: 75% of the total fare or €700 (whichever is higher) offer remains legally binding for OC. Should you accept the new offer in writing 29 days or less: 100% of the total fare or €700 (whichever is higher) within 7 days then the travel contract will be completed on this basis. 6.2 Booking Changes 2. PAYMENT Your booking can be changed upon request and subject to availability (rebook- A deposit of €700 per cabin must be effected in order to obtain a formal confirma- ing). This can be done until 60 days before date of travel. OC charges the sum of tion of your holiday. €50 rebooking fee per person. Should you wish to make a rebooking after 60 days before date of travel, then booking changes can only be made, if at all possible, 3. TRAVEL DOCUMENTS by cancelling the travel contract under the conditions stated in 6.1 and rebooking. Travel documents will be delivered approximately 2 weeks prior departure. If the Any form of alteration made to the date of travel, destination or place of start, due balance is not transferred to our account before the date of travel you are accommodation, the cabin or mode of transport is considered as a change. not authorised to travel, instead we may charge a cancellation fee as compensa- tion according to point 6.1. OC is not obliged to accept a passenger if the balance 6.3 Replacements payment has not been made before the date of travel. Travel documents are made Up to the date of travel i.e. taking into consideration a reasonable amount of time available in form of e-docs. for organisational matters, you may demand that a third party takes over all rights and liabilities of your travel contract. 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Once you have made your booking and paid the applicable deposit then the cost of your 6.4 Name Changes holiday cannot be increased except in the case ofsubstantial currency fluctuations At time of booking all passengers names need to be submitted to OC Names need or increase of any government taxes and/or fuel to be congruent with the valid passenger passports. OC reserves the right to pass surcharges by the airline or the cruise company. on the service charges of €50 per person for name changes after the option is confirmed. 5. SERVICE & FARE CHANGES 5.1 Service Changes 6.5 Cancellation and rebooking fees are due immediately. Alterations to the cruise itineraries are possible e.g. due to official regulations, particular shipping conditions, medical emergencies, or when, due to adverse 7. CANCELLATION IN EXTREME CIRCUMSTANCES weather conditions, the Captain decides to alter the route in the interest of the 7.1 Cancellation prior to the date of travel safety of the passengers. The Captain alone makes the decisions on necessary Should travel be largely hindered, endangered or affected due to a force majeure itinerary changes and/or travel times. (e.g. through war, natural disasters, government authority measures, transport embargos, ship loss or other similar incidents) which were not predictable at the 5.2 Such and similar individual service changes and deviations from the contrac- time of conclusion of the contract, then both the passenger and OC may cancel tual contents of the travel contract, which become necessary after conclusion the contract. In the event of OC cancelling the holiday prior to departure the pas- of contract and which were brought about contrary to good faith on behalf ofOC, sengers receive a refund of all sums paid to OC Otherwise no compensation shall are permitted so far as the changes and deviations are not considerable and do be payable. not impair the overall form of the holiday.OC is obliged to inform you of possible changes. The service changes replace the original contractual obligation. Even- 7.2 Cancellation after date of travel tual warranty claims will remain unaffected even if the service replacement is Should you cancel after the date of travel then the charges for return transport inadequate. Should such service changes make the overall form of the tour unac- and other additional costs will be charged to you as traveller. ceptable to you, OC offers you the right to either change the booking or withdraw from the contract free of charge. You also have the right to request an equivalent 8. LIABILITY & LIMITATION OF LIABILITY alternative OC tour, provided OC is able to offer such a tour without additional ex- 8.1 Tui Cruises’s contractual liability is limited to three times the travel fare for penses. You must assert your rights arising from contract changes or cancellations damages which are not personal injuries, as far as the damage was not caused by in writing and immediately following OC’s declaration of the changes. intention or gross negligence, or as far as OC alone is liable for the damage caused by default of a service provider. 5.3 Fare Changes In lawful circumstances and within legal scope, OC reserves the right to pass on 8.2 OC is not liable for changes in political circumstances or entry regulations, any increases in the costs of transportation, taxes, and exchange rates, provided making an entry to the country or destination difficult or impossible, provided the date of travel does not fall within 21 days from departure. This is applicable these occur after the printing date of the brochure. In the event that it is neces- exclusively for fare changes where cost factors were subject to unforeseeable sary to make changes we will always try to advise you in advance, but this cannot changes after the conclusion of the contract. Significant and unpredictable reasons be guaranteed. for a price increase are e.g. the increase in public dues, the increase in value- added tax, changes in the world oil prices, changes in harbour dues, or, in par- 8.3 Loss or damage to baggage: Loss or damage to baggage during embarkation or ticular cases, a more than 10% increase in the EURO vs. US-Dollar exchange rate. disebarkation must be reported. You are obliged to notify the relevant authority or To the same extent an adjustment of the agreed travel fare is permitted should an official agent thereof in writing. Should cabin baggage be noticeably damaged there be a change in the official passenger tariffs. As proof of the legitimacy of a externally then you must submit written notice forthwith; at the latest by the time price change, OC will provide certification of each cost and rate increase for you to of disebarkation. Should other baggage, which has been handled or stored by the check.In case of alterations of prices or services OC will contact you immediately crew, be noticeably damaged externally then you must report this upon receipt of but no later than 21 days prior to the scheduled sailing date. Increases after that your baggage. Should you not fulfil these obligations then you are not entitled to date are not allowed. You have to assert your rights against OC immediately after make a claim. Passengers’ own carrying, storing and handling of baggage on board OC has informed you about alterations of price. will always be at passengers‘ own risk. 6. CANCELLATION, BOOKING CHANGES, REPLACEMENTS AND NAME CHANGES 9.WARRANTY 6.1 Cancellation through the passenger 9.1 Remedy You can cancel your contract at any time before date of travel. As means of proof, Should you, contrary to expectation, have grounds for complaint you can seek cancellations should be made in writing. Your cancellation notice is effective upon remedy. According to the law of warranty and the right of notice, you are obliged receipt by OC Should you cancel your booking or not commence the holiday, OC. to report the deficiency forthwith on-site to the ship’s reception or an interna- reserves the right to levy charges for made travel provisions and expenses in- tional hostess and then present OC with a time limit to provide a remedy, unless curred. When calculating the charges, OC takes into account the services saved remedy is impossible or is refused by OC., OC can offer remedy by providing an and the possible other use of the services. OC may claim cancellation fees ex- equivalent replacement service as long as this is reasonable. Should OC offer you a 22 reasonable remedy then you are obliged to accept it. Should you refuse a reason- responsible to convey the passengers to the next possible port of embarkation or able offer you are no longer entitled to make warranty claims for inconveniences. disembarkation but it is also being hereby understood that neither Tui Cruises nor OC shall be liable to pay any expenses related to loss of holiday or other sorts of If OC, contrary to obligation, does not succeed in providing a remedy within a moral damages arising from such circumstances since they are completely out of given fair time limit then you may seek your own remedy. Hostesses or responsible the control of both Tui Cruises and OC. travel staff are not authorised to recognise any claims, they may only confirm the registration of your complaints. Should you not fulfil this duty to cooperate by FURTHER SHIP-RELATED ISSUES actual fault, then you will not be entitled to make a claim. Tui Cruises’s cabins have 2 lower berths. In most of the cabins these twin beds can be pushed together to make a double. The 3rd and 4th beds can be either pullman 9.2 Claims & Time Limits beds (bunk beds) or Sofa beds. Especially the inside cabins are not suitable for 4 Notice of any claim must be made to OC within 15 days following the travel ter- adults to share as cabin’s space is very limited. The bunkbeds are not suitable for mination as per contract. Claims that reach us without documentation will not older passengers or passengers with mobility problems. be processed. WHAT DOES YOUR FREE BASIC TRAVEL INSURANCE COVER 10. PASSPORT, VISA, CUSTOMS, CURRENCY AND HEALTH REQUIREMENTS Maximum age limit 69 years. (Extra charge applies for people 70-75 and older) OC is responsible for making sure that citizens of Malta where the cruise is of- All packages include free travel insurance covering: trip cancellation for reasons fered are informed of passport, visa and health requirements and possible specified in the insurance policy, baggage loss, medical expenses in the case changes thereof prior to starting the journey. OC may delegate this instruc- of accident or illness and repatriation expenses. Enrollment to the insurance tion to the travel agent. Citizens of other countries, please check passport, policy is at the discretion of the insurance company SMS Insurance Ltd and re- visa and any other entry requirements with your own country’s embassy. In quires the completion of the necessary paperwork and acceptance of the doing so OC assumes that there are no peculiarities in the customer itself and insurance policy terms and conditions. potential fellow travellers (e.g. dual citizenship, statelessness). The customer is responsible for obtaining and entrainment of required documents, poten- tial mandatory vaccination as well as compliance of customs and exchange 1) Medical and emergency expenses. control regulations. Inconveniences that might accrue from non-compliance We will pay for medical or hospital treatment reasonably and necessarily of these regulations e.g. payment of cancellation fees are for your account. incurred as a result of your injury or illness occurring during the period of insur- ance for the limit of Euro 500 per person. Excess Euro 75. 11. RESTRICTIONS AND EXCLUSIONS OF CONVEYANCE 11.1 For safety reasons infants under the age of 6 months are not allowed on 2) Loss of Baggage and money. board. We will pay for loss of money and loss of or damage to baggage and personal ef- fects up to a limit of Euro 500 per person. Maximum limit per article is Euro 150. 11.2 OC will not accept passengers who will have entered their 24th week of preg- Excess Euro 75 nancy by the time of their travel. A medical certificate establishing due date and fitness to travel must accompany an expectant mother’s application for passage. 3) Loss of Deposits Cancellation & Curtailment charges. OC will not be responsible or liable for any complications of pregnancy which arise We will refund the amount of irrecoverable travel or accommodation deposits or occur during the cruise. (made prior to any occurrence giving rise to a claim upon unavoidable cancella- tion or curtailment up to a limit of Euro 1000 per person. Excess euro 75. 11.3 Any physical challenge or medical condition that requires special treatment or attention must be reported to OC at the time of reservation. For certain con- For more policy conditions and exclusions please ask for the travel policy ditions we ask for affirmation and liability forms. OC has the right to refuse or wording. revoke passage to anyone who, in our judgment, is in physical or mental condition unfit for cruise travel or who may require care beyond what OC can provide. All ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS PERTINENT TO Orange Cruises/ physically impaired passengers must be self-sufficient and should travel with a DOING A BOOKING AND PAYMENT OBLIGATIONS passenger who will provide any assistance needed during the cruise or in the event Cruise packages featured in this brochure are organized by Orange Cruises for of an emergency. Passengers who use a wheelchair must provide their own small, the Maltese market. Booking one of the packages implies the acceptance of the collapsible type. terms and conditions set by TUI Cruises and the airlines as well as those of Orange Cruises, which is TUI Cruises’ exclusive preferred travel partner for Malta & Gozo. 11.4 Children under 18 years travelling without their parents must bring proof of Once you have completed and signed the booking form and paid your deposit of acceptance to travel on their own signed by both parents / Legal guardians. Euro 700 per cabin, and have been issued a receipt by your travel agent, the book- ing is taken as confirmed and it is understood that you have read and accepted the 11.5 Wearing diapers in the swimming pools or whirlpools is not allowed. People accompanying terms and conditions. Full payment for your holiday must reach OC and children dependent on diapers are not allowed in the pools. at least 75 days prior to departure. Should payment not be received by 75 days before departure, OC shall have the right to cancel your holiday and charge the 12. MISCELLANEOUS applicable cancellation fees. Notice: Please keep in mind to board the ship at the embarkation port no less than two hours before the scheduled departure time. It is the guest‘s responsibility not FINANCIAL ASPECT to miss such final boarding time and the ship’s scheduled departure from the em- Prices published in the brochure are based on the cruise prices, air fares, land barkation port, and all costs incurred as a result of not boarding the ship on time arrangements, port and airport taxes and fuel surcharges valid at the time of at the embarkation port shall be borne by the guest. In all ports of call you must printing (you will bear the cost of any tax and fuel surcharge increases that may return to the ship no less than one hour before the scheduled departure time. be imposed following the date of printing). In accordance to EU Law no. 51 (1) Please consider that shipboard and shoreside clocks may have different times, of 1998, any change to the costs mentioned above may result to in an increase in but it is the guest‘s responsibility to return to the ship so as not to miss the ship‘s the prices. Increases due to currency fluctuations and tax and fuel surcharges do departure. Any costs associated with transporting the guest to rejoin the ship not give you the right to cancel your holiday without incurring cancellation fees. including, but not limited to, government fees, visa fees, subsistence, lodging, air fare, launch fare, car hire or agency fees shall be borne by the guest. For further AIR TICKETS AND CRUISE TICKETS questions please contact your travel agent or our reservations department. Special terms and conditions apply for the airlines/cruise lines in accordance to International Conventions. Please make sure that you study and understand the TOUR OPERATOR: terms and conditions listed on airline/cruise ticket documentation. Orange Cruises, 45 Ordnance Street, Valletta LIABILITY We act as representatives of the cruise lines, airlines, hotels and other suppli- INFORMATION RELATIVE TO SHORE SIGHTSEEING ers presented in this brochure, and therefore, we are not liable for any refusal Unless clearly specified all sightseeing only includes transportation costs by of service, changes, delays, injury, death that may result as a consequence of coach. Entrances are extra and no local guides are provided. Coaches do not using these services. Every effort has been made to provide accurate informa- have onboard functional toilet facilities. Touring itineraries may have to be tion, including photographs of all cruise services featured. All such information changed sometimes at short notice, due to weather, road or traffic conditions, is provided by the cruise lines and other suppliers and in certain cases informa- mechanical breakdowns, police activity. tion and photographs provided may differ from actual. We endeavour to feature cruise services of commonly acceptable standards but we are not liable for any misrepresentation in the accuracy of information, descriptions or photographs REPRESENTATIVE supplied by third parties. In certain cases circumstances may necessitate changes Each Tui Cruise on Mein Schiff 1 is escorted by an English speaking representative or deviations from the cruise programme. All schedules, itineraries, destinations, whose job is to assist during the cruise and land arrangements. The representative hours of arrival and departure, cabin and/or hotel accommodation and/or land is under no circumstance responsible to carry out work (unless for emergency) transfers, sightseeing tours and other components of the cruise program are sub- over and above the official programme and is not obliged to accompany members ject to change without prior notice and without reference to us by the cruise lines. of the group around shops, flea markets, or theme parks. LANGUAGE CHANGES The official language onboard the ship is German and all announcements and most Tui Cruises reserve the right to change the itinerary due to bad weather or indus- of the signs are also in German. So even during shows activities and kids club the trial action, in which case neither the cruise company nor OC are liable to pay any language used is German. form of compensation for the missed ports or the change of programme. If any portion of holiday is lost due to natural disasters, bad weather, industrial action, war, government restrictions or any matter of force majeur, neither Tui Cruises, OC nor their subcontractors can be held liable to pay compensation for damages incurred. In the event that a ship is prevented to enter a port in order to either embark (to start a cruise holiday), or disembark (to finish a cruise holiday) due to bad weather, industrial action, or such unexpected circumstances, OC shall be 23 The union between Mondial Holidays and SMS Travel is bringing together “the best of both worlds”. Thanks to better economies of scale the fact that we are now one company shall bring about more choice of products, better prices for our customers, and a better overall service because of shared experience. The new, fresh “smsmondial” brand design has been created to portray the forward-looking approach of a contempo- rary travel company that is fully geared to cater for today’s travel needs in today’s world of technology. To this end former Mondial and SMS sales offices are being re-branded as smsmondial and revamped by being made more acces- sible and comfortable in order to offer our customers a better overall experience from the moment they step into any of our branches. Please note following changes to our office locations... Valletta: The former Mondial office at 8, Republic Square (previously known as Queen’s Square) in Valletta is closing and its staff and operations are moving into the much larger and more central smsmondial office at City Gate (located just opposite the old Opera House). Sliema: The former Mondial office at 39, High Street, Sliema is moving to a new, much more central location at 33, Tower Road, Sliema (opposite the Plaza Shopping Complex). Birkirkara Paola 2, Naxxar Road, B’Kara, BKR 9048 107, Paola Square, Paola, PLA 1266 Monday to Friday: 09:00 - 13:00 / 14:30 - 18:00 Monday to Friday: 09:00 - 13:00 / 15:30 - 19:00 Saturday: 09:30 - 12:00 Saturday: 09:30 - 12:00 Telephone: +356 2144 3333 Telephone: +356 2166 7666 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com Gozo Sliema 30, Republic Str, Victoria, VCT 1021 30, Republic Str, Sliema, SLM 1547 Monday to Friday: 08:00 - 13:00 / 15:00 - 18:00 Monday to Friday: 09:00 - 13:00 / 14:30 - 18:00 Saturday: 09:30 - 12:00 Saturday: 09:30 - 12:00 Telephone: +356 2155 1126 Telephone: +356 2132 2688 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com Hamrun Valletta 745, High Street, Hamrun, HMR 1014 311, Republic Str, Valletta, VLT 1110 Monday to Friday: 09:00 - 13:00 / 15:30 - 19:00 Monday to Friday: 09:00 - 13:00 / 14:30 - 18:00 Saturday: 09:30 - 12:00 Saturday: 09:30 - 12:00 Telephone: +356 2124 0204 Telephone: +356 2123 2211 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com www.smsmondial.com.mt This brochure has been produced by Orange Cruises - a Malta based cruise specialist with branches in Cyprus, Russia, Turkey, Tunisia, Ukraine & U.K.
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