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									                                    River Danube Hotel Barging


* Cruises from Passau - Vienna - Budapest - Kalocsa - Bratislava - Wachau

* Weekly departures from April to October

* 8-day cruise costs from AU$2350 (Season A) to AU$2550 (Season B) per person twin share

* Comfortable cabins with international cuisine

When considering a river cruise in Europe it is just as much about the ports you visit and the great
cultural cities as about the ships that take you. Cruising the River Danube from Passau in Germany,
through scenic valleys and mystical forests to Vienna and on to Budapest, the capital of Hungary and back
is one of life’s ‘must do’ holidays. The life on board, like the scenery is splendid and ever changing.

This cruise program offers a careful mix of cities (Budapest and Vienna) and small towns like Durnstein in
Germany and Estergom in Hungary. You will visit four countries - Germany, Austria, Hungary and
Slovakia - and you can clearly see the distinctions between such geographically close countries. This is,
after all a river system stretching all the way from Holland to Romania and the Black Sea.

The 3-star MS Rousse, with its well-equipped and comfortable cabins, tasteful and spacious public areas
and well considered schedule is one of the finest Danube experiences:
Cabins are comfortable and functional - MS Rousse has 97 cabins furnished comfortably and
functionally. All cabins are outward facing with windows. Each is equipped with two lower beds of which
one is convertible to a sofa during the day, shower/toilet, colour TV and individual air-conditioning

The restaurant offers international specialities - In the morning a buffet breakfast is available. The
chef and his staff will spoil you with international and regional cuisine. Lunch and dinner are served in
several courses. Afternoon tea includes freshly made pastries with tea or coffee from a buffet.

Public lounges are bright and functional - The lounges are furnished with style. The restaurant and
the Panorama bar are placed on the promenade deck and offer seating for approximately 180 passengers.
In the Panorama bar passengers can enjoy music, dance and live entertainment. The spacious sun deck
has deck chairs, parasols and a heated pool. Danube handicrafts and souvenirs are available onboard.

The MS Rousse has a professional, English speaking German management, multi-lingual cruise directors
and friendly, hospitable Bulgarian crew will offer you excellent services and useful assistance whichever
cruise you choose on the Danube. Outdoor Travel offers a selection of 6, 7 or 8-day cruises on selected
dates from April to October – here is a just a selection of those that are available.

                                                    Technical Details:
                                                    • built: 1983/84
                                                    • last redecorated in: winter 2005
                                                    • length: 113,50 m
                                                    • breadth: 16,00 m
                                                    • draught: 1,68 m
                                                    • height above water: 6,80 m
                                                    • speed: 25,5 km/h
                                                    • crew members: 65
                                                    • cabins: 97

                         (A) = Season A - Low season (Departures 27th May & 23rd September 2006)

                         (B) = Season B - high season (Scheduled departures 3rd June to 23rd September 2006)

                         Ask for scheduled departure dates for all the following cruises

                         "Magic of Varieties" / combined 7-day-cruise
                         Culture and Pleasure of the Danube
                         05.04. - 11.04.2006 (A)        09.04. - 15.04.2006 (A)       13.04. - 19.04.2006 (A)
                         29.07. - 04.08.2006 (B)        02.08. - 08.08.2006 (B)       06.08. - 12.08.2006 (B)

                         "Magic of the Danube" / 6-day-cruise
                         Passau - Vienna - Budapest - Bratislava - Wachau - Passau
                         19.04. - 24.04.2006 (B)        24.04. - 29.04.2006 (B)       29.04. - 04.05.2006 (B)
                         04.05. - 09.05.2006 (B)        11.10. - 16.10.2006 (B)       16.10. - 21.10.2006 (B)
                         21.10. - 26.10.2006 (B)        26.10. - 31.10.2006 (A)

                         "Symphony on the Danube" / 7-day-cruise
                         Passau - Vienna - Budapest - Bratislava - Wachau - Passau
                         09.05. - 15.05.2006 (B)        15.05. - 21.05.2006 (B)       21.05. - 27.05.2006 (B)
                         23.09. - 29.09.2006 (B)        29.09. - 05.10.2006 (B)       05.10. - 11.10.2006 (A)

                         "Classic" on the Danube / 8-day-cruise
                         Passau - Vienna - Budapest - Kalocsa - Bratislava - Wachau - Passau
                         27.05. - 03.06.2006 (A)        03.06. - 10.06.2006 (B)       10.06. - 17.06.2006 (B)
                         08.07. - 15.07.2006 (B)        15.07. - 22.07.2006 (B)       22.07. - 29.07.2006 (B)
                         12.08. - 19.08.2006 (A)        19.08. - 26.08.2006 (A)       26.08. - 02.09.2006 (B)
                         02.09. - 09.09.2006 (B)        09.09. - 16.09.2006 (B)       16.09. - 23.09.2006 (B)

Contact Outdoor Travel direct for more details, travel brochures and reservations

                  •   Call Toll free 1800 331 582 or (03) 57551743 or Fax (03) 57501020
                  •   Email:
                  •   Web:
                  •   Mail: Outdoor Travel Pty Ltd, PO Box 286, Bright 3741

* Books - We have a selection of         * Excursions - Detailed                * Safety on board - Please be
books at our Piano Bar free for use      descriptions of all excursions         careful with fire and burning
onboard. Daily newspapers are            available during the cruises on the    cigarettes on board. Do not throw
also left out when available.            Danube are listed at the start of      any burning matches or cigarettes
                                         each cruise.                           over the rail. Due to the wind they
* Deck chairs - There are plenty of                                             can easily get through an open
deck chairs on the sun deck.             * Games - Different games can be       window in an unguarded cabin.
                                         borrowed on board from the Cruise
* Dress code - Please wear               Director.                              Lifejackets for passengers are
comfortable cloths during the day                                               placed in each cabin either in the
and for excursions. A jacket or          * Guidance on board - The Cruise       cupboard or under the bed.
pullover is advisable for the            Director is available throughout the
evenings on the river.                   cruise and will be happy to provide    Emergency drills (to ensure on-
                                         any further information you require.   board safety & in the event of
* Drinking water - The water on                                                 emergency evacuation) will be
board is of drinking water quality.      * Hairdresser - A saloon for           arranged by the commandant or
As it is stored in tanks and it is not   ladies/gents hairdressing is on        the adjutant. These are for both
running water we suggest obtaining       board.                                 the crew and for passengers.
mineral water in the bar or in the
restaurant.                              * Laundry - onboard a coin-            You will be informed of drill times.
                                         operated laundry is installed or
* Drugs/medicine – There is              cleaning can be arranged with the      In an emergency there will be loud
always a doctor onboard. For             crew.                                  blasts from the horn (some short
emergency cases the doctor has                                                  blasts followed by a long one).
some drugs at their disposal but we      * Lost properties - Lost property
suggest you should bring any usual       from cruises is kept for a maximum     Please return quietly to your cabin,
medications you may need. For            4 weeks after each voyage.             put the lifejacket on, come up to
drugs at the pharmacy on board a                                                the upper deck and wait for
small fee will be charged.               * Means of payment - For paying        instructions from the crew.
                                         on board cash (€) and credit cards
* Electricity – Sockets are              (American Express, Visa, Diners,       * Sauna - The sauna and the
provided in each cabin. 220V AC          Euro Card, Master Card) are            changing room are located at the
current. An adaptor is not required.     welcome. EC cards and                  "Danube Deck" and can be
                                         Eurocheques are not accepted.          reserved at the reception. There
* Embarcation/disembarcation in                                                 is a small charge.
Budapest - Int. Schiffahrtzentrum        * Medical attention - A doctor is
Mahart, Belgrade Rakpart (in             available aboard the on all cruises.   * Shop - Original handmade
between Elisabeth Bridge & the           Drugs and treatment is subject to      souvenirs, postcards, stamps etc.
Bridge of Freedom)                       charges (except in emergency).         can be bought on board.
* Embarcation/disembarcation in
* Embarcation/disembarcation in                * Money exchange – No facilities              * Smoking - Passengers should be
Vienna: Int. Schiffahrtzentrum                 onboard. Please contact banks or              considerate of non-smokers.
DDSG, Handelskai 265, A-1020                   official money exchanges at the               Smoking is not allowed in the
Wien. Tel: 0043 222 727 10                     ports. We advise passengers not               restaurant. In the Panorama Bar
                                               to use illegal money exchanges.               we insist smoking passengers only
With easy access to the city centre                                                          smoke in the marked zones.
by taxi or subway (station -                   * Passenger account - At
Vorgartenstrasse)                              embarkation you receive the key of            * Telephone - We suggest private
                                               your cabin and your boarding card.            calls are made by mobile phone or
* embarcation/disembarcation in                All your expenses in the bar,                 at the official telephones at the
Passau: Fritz-Schäfer Promenade                restaurant, shop and so on get                ports. Telephone cards are
/ Donaukai Ortsspitze D-94032                  added to this card for payment at             obtainable on board.
Passau. Tel: 0049 851 33045                    the end of the cruise. If you loose
Bayr.Lloyd                                     the card a fee of 10 € is charged.            * Tips - it is common practise to
                                                                                             give tips to the crew. Of course the
* Equipment & facilities - all                 * Passport - Please always carry              amount is not fixed and should be
facilities on board (bar, sun deck,            your passport (or official ID card) at        seen as a reward for good
events etc.) are available for all             all times.                                    services. As a guideline we
passengers regardless of cabin                                                               suggest 5 € or 6 € per person per
category.                                      * Post - letters and postcards can            day.
                                               be left for posting at reception.
* Seating arrangements in the                                                                For further information please
restaurant - The Restaurant                    * Safe - Valuables, cash and                  contact the cruise director. Tips will
Manager or Cruise Director will                cheques can be stored in the safe             fairly be distributed to all the
assist you with seating                        of the vessel - free of charges..             crewmembers.
arrangements & meal times.

                                 2006 CRUISE SCHEDULES
         "Classic on the Danube" (Season B)                                   "Symphony on the Danube" (Season B)

    Passau - Vienna - Budapest -                                            Passau - Vienna - Budapest -
  Kalocsa - Esztergom - Bratislava -                                       Bratislava - Vienna - Wachau -
     Vienna - Wachau - Passau                                                           Passau
                                        Travel dates:                                                        Travel dates:
                                      03.06. - 10.06.2006                                                 09.05. - 15.05.2006
                                      10.06. - 17.06.2006                                                 15.05. - 21.05.2006
                                      08.07. - 15.07.2006                                                 21.05. - 27.05.2006
                                      15.07. - 22.07.2006                                                 23.09. - 29.09.2006
                                      22.07. - 29.07.2006                                                 29.09. - 05.10.2006
                                      26.08. - 02.09.2006
                                      02.09. - 09.09.2006
                                      09.09. - 16.09.2006
                                      16.09. - 23.09.2006                        "Magic of the Danube" (Season B)

         "Classic on the Danube" (Season A)
                                                                            Passau - Vienna - Budapest -
                                                                            Bratislava - Wachau - Passau
    Passau - Vienna - Budapest -                                                                             Travel dates:
  Kalocsa - Esztergom - Bratislava -                                                                      19.04. - 24.04.2006
                                                                                                          24.04. - 29.04.2006
     Vienna - Wachau - Passau                                                                             29.04. - 04.05.2006
                                        Travel dates:                                                     04.05. - 09.05.2006
                                      27.05. - 03.06.2006                                                 11.10. - 16.10.2006
        8-day-cruise                                                                                      16.10. - 21.10.2006
                                      12.08. - 19.08.2006
                                      19.08. - 26.08.2006                                                 21.10. - 26.10.2006


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