"INSIDE Ships ahoy_ The river cruising difference"
Br chure Cruise INSIDE: Ships ahoy! The ships DREAMS are made of The river cruising difference TOP 3 loyalty schemes revealed All aboard Welcome to our first ever OBrochure Cruise Experience Guide. No longer synonymous with Captain Stubing and his crew’s Love Boat shenanigans, cruising has become a commonly chosen and more affordable mode of travel for a broader demographic. With a vast array of youth oriented activities on offer, along with entertainment to rival some of the glitziest casinos in Las Vegas, travellers are now enticed by the concept of unpacking once and having all they desire literally at their doorstep. How else can you travel the world and bring the comforts of home along for the ride? This guide is based on an independent survey regarding cruising habits of both the travel industry and consumers. The results were quite surprising at times! According to the survey, smaller intimate ships were just as popular as the jaw dropping mega-liners and some brands that one might think would attract a younger demographic are just as popular with the baby boomers of the world. Fares and ports of call tied as the most considered factors when choosing a cruise. While, the decision of which line to sail with seems often based on the benefits on offer and brand-loyalty. In fact, many cruisers choose only to sail with one line! Whilst it may be brief, we hope that the OBrochure Cruise Experience Guide whets your appetite enough to book, or at least plan, your next cruise. Yours in cruising, Natalie Cruise control Meet fellow passengers online Nervous about meeting people on your cruise? Why not register on a ‘roll call’ prior to embarkation? Reminiscent of your days in school but all conducted online, this is a great way to meet your fellow passengers, organise dinner together or even arrange a car pool to the port. Especially helpful for solo cruisers, websites like www.meetoncruise.com bring cruisers together so that embarkation day is a little less daunting. What to pack Formal nights, theme parties or lounging by the poolside...such a relaxing holiday can suddenly turn into a nightmare when staring at an empty suitcase. However, packing for a cruise need not be a stressful task. The travel documents you receive from your travel agent will generally provide you with information about which theme parties to expect and how many formal nights you’ll likely face. If in doubt, a quick phone call to the cruise line will answer any questions you may have. As a guide, a week-long cruise will usually offer two formal nights where women can don gowns and men a suit or even a tux. If you prefer not to embrace formal nights, passengers are always welcome in smart-casual attire in the buffet restaurant onboard. A smart casual wardrobe is recommended during the day but be warned, while swimsuits and sarongs are fine around the pool they are not allowed in dining areas. Check voltage onboard There is nothing worse than boarding a cruise and finding that your camera charger is not compatible with the voltage onboard. Check with your travel agent or cruise line directly prior to departure and invest in an adaptor to save the stress. 2 The ships dreams are made of fo edam era smaerd spihs ehT Cruisers are offered an array of options when it comes to selecting their next voyage, with respondents in our survey quite definite on their choice of dream ships. We list the top ‘bucket-listed’ vessels below. The Floating Cities Classic Cruising 29.5 per cent of survey respondents claimed a It seems the bygone era of extended voyages on desire to experience the largest ships in the world, regal liners is not so ‘bygone’ after all. Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas and Oasis of Cunard has recently committed all three of its the Seas. Queens to world voyages in 2013 and, with their Measuring a mere 5cm larger than her sister Oasis, newest ship Queen Elizabeth and her sister QM2, , Allure features her very own interpretation of rating third and fourth respectively in our survey, it Central Park, a Zip Line, carousel, FlowRider®, rock Park, seems the romance of these liners is still prevalent climbing wall and even an Aquatheatre that has today. attracted the likes of such performers as Taylor QUEEN ELIZABETH VITAL STATS Swift. Passenger Capacity: 2,068 VITAL STATS Length: 294 metres Passenger Capacity: 6,360 QM2 VITAL STATS Length: 362 metres Passenger Capacity: 2,620 Length: 345 metres A Little Luxury The Yacht , Ultra luxury liner, Seabourn Sojourn, rated fifth as the Ranking sixth as the most desired ’ship’ to sail on, most desired ship on which to sail in our survey. the virtually all-inclusive Seadream I blends 5-star personalised service with casual elegance. Carrying no more than 450 passengers, with an almost equal crew to passenger ratio, she features This ‘mega-yacht’ offers open seated, unstructured an array of impressive amenities. dining with a gourmet al-fresco option, allowing passengers the ultimate in choice. From an onboard marina to the 11,400 square foot, Seabourn, two-deck, Spa at Seabourn, she ensures guests are Distinctive touches onboard include Balinese beds spoilt for choice. for sleeping under the stars, and iPods loaded with a variety of music for passengers to while away the Seabourn Sojourn is the ship for cruisers after the hours on deck. ultimate in luxury. VITAL STATS VITAL STATS Passenger Capacity: 112 Passenger Capacity: 450 Length: 104.9 metres Length: 198.12 metres 3 The river cruising difference An ever-emerging segment of the cruise industry, river cruising is the perfect answer for those wanting to experience unique itineraries or who consider themselves more a fan of the ports visited than of the onboard activities offered. Onboard a river cruise, passengers can look forward to personalised service and an often all-inclusive offering that also takes into consideration shore based tours. The experiences are endless and, with the rapid expansion of the segment, the only foreseeable issue will be if there is the capacity for the increasing number of vessels wanting to sail their passengers down the beautiful rivers of the world! TAUCK will be releasing their new vessel, the Avalon Waterways will introduce a new vessel set 118-passenger ms Treasures, in August this year. , to cruise the Mekong River in 2012. Designed to sail where other vessels are unable to, Avalon Angkor Featuring floor to ceiling windows with French will be the first and only ship to cruise from Ho Chi balconies in 85 per cent of their cabins and such Minh City to Siem Reap. amenities as a putting green, fitness centre, life size chess board, a library and even mountain bikes for With 16 spacious staterooms and 18 English-speaking passengers to utilise whilst on shore. ms Treasures crew, she will offer intimate, yet luxurious cruising, will offer a wide range of 8 to 24-day voyages on allowing passengers to truly immerse themselves in the Rhine, Main, Maas, Moselle, Danube, Rhône the culture of the region. and Saône Rivers. DID YOU KNOW? Unlike their larger sisters, river cruising vessels dock side-by-side when in port... So, don’t make the common mistake of sweeping open your stateroom curtains in your pyjamas. You may be greeting passengers on your neighbouring cruise ship rather than the divine view you may be expecting! It happens more often than you think! European River cruising EUROPEan river cruising 2012 NETHERLANDS Haarlem Lisse Amsterdam Den Haag Gouda Arnhem Delft Schoonhoven GERMANY Ma as River Venlo Bruges Antwerp Floriade Hasselt Albe rt Ghent C an al Maastricht Brussels BELGIUM FRANCE Maximum Elevation: 190 ft. LUX. The Tauck Difference Virtually everything is included in our up front prices, with no hidden fees or surprise add-ons! We work closely with worldwide partners to ensure that you receive the best value for your travel dollar. We invite you to compare the difference and see why Tauck is the world leader in guided travel and offers exceptional value for all our clients. 9-NIGHT BELGIUM & HOLLAND FEATURING FLORIADE Brussels to Amsterdam or vice versa from $3,930* Apr - Aug 2012 (9 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches & 9 Dinners) Visit the Floriade, Keukenhof Gardens or Haarlem and the Aalsmeer Flower Auction Including all private Tauck shore excursions - $767* value! Special Singles Savings - $1,010 per cabin* Last minute 2011 sailings still available! *Conditions: Prices in Australian Dollars per person twin share, converted at an indicative rate for US Dollars Contact your preferred travel agent or Travel the World of 0.99 and will be recalculated at time of final payment. Singles savings on select departures, conditions apply. Ph: 1300 749 766. www.traveltheworld.com.au Subject to availability, other conditions may apply. Travel the World Lic No: 2TA003774. Issued: 30 June 2011. Rivers of the world From sailing the historic Nile to the romantic Danube, the vineyard-lined Douro to the longest river in Europe, the Volga, there is an option for everyone when it comes to river cruising. We take a look at some of the most popular and up-and-coming rivers of the world here. VOLGA RIVER - Russian river cruising is becoming increasingly popular with companies including Scenic Tours and Uniworld offering historic voyages down Europe’s largest and longest waterway, the Volga River. Cherished by Russians, Peter the Great sailed the river some 300 years ago on his quest to bring the country out of the Dark Ages. DOURO RIVER - Sail down the 897 kilometre river that is now a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site. Leading from Spain and Portugal to Porto, the Douro River is lined with terraced vineyards and qintas (farms). The oldest isolated wine region in the world is most famous for its sweet fortified port wine and is included in Uniworld’s 11-day Lisbon to Porto itinerary. NILE RIVER - The longest river in the world is steeped in history and runs for 6,550 kilometres through the countries of Sudan, Burundi, Rwanda, the Congo, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda and Egypt. Perhaps the most popular route to cruise is Luxor to Aswan in Egypt. On this voyage, passengers are able to experience such memorable sights as the Temple of Philae, Valley of the Kings and the Aswan High Dam. Passengers are also often offered the option of a daily trip to the remarkable Abu Simbel. Watching the sun set over fields of papyrus is breathtaking and many cruise companies including Avalon Waterways sail to the region. DANUBE RIVER - A river synonymous with romance, the Danube runs for 2,888 kilometers connecting more countries from its source in Donaueschingen to its mouth in the Black Sea than any other river. Historically both the Germans and the Romans worshipped the Danube as a god and now, companies including Avalon Waterways and TAUCK offer a variety of voyages. Av Av istA Av ist AvAlon PAnorAmA | AvAlon vistA | AvAlon visionAry thA A Suite thAt’S All BAlcony. A BAlcony thAt’S All Suite. thA Clichéd as it may seem, Avalon’s Suite Ships really do offer the best of both worlds. Naturally they’re luxurious as you would expect from Europe’s youngest river cruise fleet, but slide back the wall-to-wall panoramic windows and you’ll find your suite transformed into an exceptionally spacious open-air balcony. You see, Europe has never seen anything like Avalon’s new fleet of Suite Ships. Just as you’ve never seen Europe like this before. For a free brochure and DVD visit www.avalonwaterways.com.au. To book your European river cruise, see your Travel Agent today. Book Any 2012 Avalon Waterways european river cruise with an airfare and save $750 per couple. SAve $750 per couple* MAgnificent europe 15 days from Amsterdam to Budapest from $6610 * *Terms and Conditions: Price and promotions are correct at time of production (20/06/11) and are subject to availability. Advertised cruise price of $6610pp does not include discount and is per person twin share based on category B cabin and includes gratuities and port charges for Magnificent Europe cruise departing 09/05/12. Deposit of $500 per person/per cruise and $250 per person per airfare required within 14 days. Offers can be withdrawn or modified at any time without notice. SAVE $750 – applies to ANY 2012 Europe river cruise booked with an airfare. Passengers are subject to airline restrictions, terms and conditions. Offer valid to 30/09/11 or until sold out. Further restrictions apply see brochure or website for full terms and conditions. License No: 2TA000637 Ships ahoy! Celebrity Silhouette Amalotus Launch Date: July 2011 Launch Date: September 2011 Setting sail on her maiden voyage in July 2011, With more than 90 per cent of her suites featuring the 2,850 passenger Celebrity Silhouette will offer twin balconies, Amalotus brings elegance and guests a range of new and interactive style to river cruising. experiences. Onboard, passengers will be able to experience Celebrity chefs will mingle with guests in the Lawn the most luxurious passage along the Mekong Club Grill and a stylish ‘Las Vegas’ vibe will be River through Cambodia and Vietnam. evoked with the wi-fi capable cabanas, Guests can look forward to relaxing on the The Alcoves. sun-deck complete with its own bar (pictured The all new venue, The Hideaway, aims to remind Hideaway, below). passengers of days gone by as they enter a space A sense of the region is emulated in her suites, with reminiscent of a childhood tree house, while The unique touches including regional Khmer artifacts Art Studio is a space dedicated to helping the and an overall traditional colonial style. inner artist emerge. Viking Freya Disney Fantasy Launch Date: March 2012 Launch Date: March 2012 Named after a Norse god, Viking Freya is the , Near-identical to her sister Disney Dream, the new inaugural ship in Viking’s Longship Class and will 4,000-passenger Disney Fantasy entices guests to launch almost simultaneously with her three sisters release their inner child with such features as Viking Idun, Viking Njord and Viking Odin. . Portholes, Magical Portholes, the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique and the AquaDuck watercoaster. Catering to 190 passengers, Freya will introduce Terrace, the Aquavit Terrace, offering an all weather The Europa Nighttime Entertainment District offers solution for relaxing and dining. With floor to ceiling adults an elegant child-free zone including the retractable glass doors this all-weather area is La, French boudoir-style bar, Ooh La La, complete certain to be popular among guests as they sail with chaise lounges and velvet tufted walls. through the intimate waterways of Europe. Even dining takes on an enchanting feel on Fantasy with the interactive Animation Magic experience at the Animators Palate dining room (pictured below). 7 Ships ahoy! Oceania Riviera MSC Divina Launch Date: April 2012 Launch Date: May 2012 The near-identical twin sister of Oceania Marina With the ultimate style icon, Sophia Loren, acting offers guests a true designer experience. as godmother, guests onboard Divina can look forward to a certain level of sophistication The mid-size 1,252-passenger ship features Owner’s onboard MSC’s third Fantasia-class vessel. Suites furnished by Ralph Lauren Home and a country club-style ambience where a tuxedo or An infinity pool alongside an all new, adults only cocktail gown is never par for the course. lounge will feature on the 4,345-passenger Divina and it is expected that up to 80 per cent of cabins Lovers of fine dining will be in foodie heaven with will offer balconies. ten dining venues on offer along with the Bon Appétit Culinary Centre (pictured below), the only Spa, The exclusive Aurea Spa, complete with Turkish hands-on cooking school at sea. Bath and Balinese massage, will offer a pampering retreat for adults whilst the young at Oceania Riviera will debut with a series of Western heart can enjoy the 4D Cinema and Formula 1 Mediterranean cruises. simulator. EXPERTS IN CRUISING THE MEDITERRANEAN AND MIDDLE EAST Sun Island Tours partners with the following : • Mediterranean Cruise Lines • Greek Islands Sailing • Turkey Gulettes • Croatia Old Timers • Egypt Nile Cruises • Arabian Peninsula Cruising cruisinG 201 1 GreeCe Cyprus Turk CroaTIa slovenIa ey ITaly MalTa FranCe spaIn por TuGal e: email@example.com p: 1300 665 673 Greece sunislandtours.com.au 11 A boutique offering Whilst onboard experiences are extensive, and the number of shore tours on offer seems to increase with each cruise, lines are also recognising the popularity of more boutique, specialised excursions. As any regular cruiser will attest, it can be quite tiring to see the same ports time and again, no matter how beautiful they may be. The solution? A boutique excursion. Imagine shopping with an executive chef before a lesson on how to whip up a fabulous meal in Canada, becoming a dolphin trainer for a day, or swimming with sea lions in Mexico. These experiences and many others are offered by cruise lines including Disney, Crystal and Holland America. Regular cruisers are given the option to experience landmarks they may have visited many times over in a different light, perhaps with an after-hours tour or exclusive access to an area regularly off-limits. Going one step further, Holland America Line offers the Cruise With Purpose Collection as part of The Collections of Holland America Line. With such options as releasing baby turtles into the wild in Acapulco, or producing silk thread in Konavle near Dubrovnik, passengers are offered the opportunity to give back to the communities they visit whilst also taking part in a ‘once in a lifetime’ Dubbed ‘voluntourism’ this extension of the shore tour offering has also been embraced by cruise lines including Crystal, Carnival, Silversea and Norwegian. Passengers may also be able to claim a portion back as a tax deduction if travelling on a dedicated charity cruise, participating in a fundraising activity onboard, or as part of a shore excursion. Elvis has left the cruise ship Are you a foodie who can think of nothing better than a week cruising with top celebrity chefs teaching cooking classes à la ‘Masterchef’? Or perhaps you’re a die-hard Elvis fan who desires nothing more than being entertained for three nights by 14 talented impersonators? Is Rugby more your thing? Do you fancy a 20-day sojourn to New Zealand to immerse yourself in all things Rugby World Cup related alongside such luminaries as Jason Leonard and David Campese? If you answered yes to any of the above, then theme cruising may be the answer for you. With ships including Rhapsody of the Seas and Pacific Dawn offering full theme charters and P&O World Cruises offering 16 cruises in 2011 with celebrity chefs onboard, passengers have the option to truly experience a different style of cruising. Where full ship charters aren’t always feasible, many lines offer annual theme cruises such as Regent Seven Seas’ Chocolate Cruise or, more recently, for all lovers of 90s pop, the ‘New Kids on the Block’ Cruise onboard Carnival Destiny. This was so popular that Carnival Cruise Line is considering other acts to ‘bring back’. Theme cruises regularly offer a shorter itinerary, making them the perfect way to trial a cruise for the first time! 2 Music Tribute Cruises! 14 Elvis Tribute Artists! 14 Various Acts! You choose which cruise - or go on both! 3, 4 or 7 nights Prices start as low as: $660 per person (quad share) 10 $828 per person (twin share) 11-14th November 2012 14-18th November 2012 A ship full of music! For booking information visit www.MusicCruises.com.au Ports of choice With so many beautiful destinations to choose from, respondents in our survey were divided when it came to their favourite port to sail into. We highlight the top four ports and give some insight into just some of the activities on offer. Sydney Dubai To truly experience Sydney’s iconic landmarks, If you can spare time from shopping in Dubai’s catch a performance at the famed Sydney Opera bustling souks or city-like malls, you can cruise on House, House, get the best view of the city as you climb SkiDubai, a traditional dhow, take a cool break in SkiDubai, the Harbour Bridge or take a stroll in the sky around or take to the skies in a seaplane to see Dubai’s Tower. Sydney Tower. renowned skyline up close. Of course, no visit to Khalifa, Dubai is complete without a trip up Burj Khalifa, the PRE & POST CRUISE world’s tallest tower. Mountains. Leave the city behind to tour the Blue Mountains. Here, you can bushwalk, ride the steepest incline PRE & POST CRUISE railway in the world or walk on air in the Scenic While any extended stay in Dubai will ultimately Skyway. Skyway. For those who fancy a drop, some 120 involve luxurious accommodation and amazing kilometres from Sydney, the Hunter Valley is home cuisine, a night in the desert is a must! Experience to some of Australia’s best-loved wineries. Swirl, an exhilarating drive through russet-coloured sniff and taste your way through the Valley’s dunes before pulling up to an exclusive dinner vineyards. under the stars. Hong Kong Nassau Can’t get enough water? Then why not try a A shopper’s delight, Nassau offers designer Harbour. famous junk ride on exciting Victoria Harbour. Or for brands and precious jewels tax-free within lovers of shopping, head to Kowloon Markets or the walking distance of the port. For those after a Temple Street Night Markets for fashion, electronics touch of culture, walk up the Queen’s Staircase and more bargains than you can poke a chopstick to Fort Fincastle before making your way down at. Don’t forget to fuel up on dim sum. Charlotte, Fort Charlotte, the largest in the Bahamas. Then PRE & POST CRUISE take in the swash-buckling history of the pirates Scale the dizzying heights of The Peak for Museum. at Nassau Museum. spectacular views of the city and harbour. Take the PRE & POST CRUISE awesomely steep tram ride up to Hong Kong’s Get up close and personal with dolphins at Blue biggest attraction. Alternatively, ride the Ngong Island. Lagoon Island. Alternatively, for more fun in the Lantau, Ping 360 cable-car to nearby Lantau, home of the sun, head to the world’s largest open-air O, Disneyland, fishing village of Tai O, Hong Kong Disneyland, aquarium or enjoy a day experiencing the thrill Buddha. Po Lin Monastery and the Big Buddha. slides at Atlantis but be warned, it is very pricey! 12 Rewarding your loyalty In this era of extensive choice in cruising, our survey ascertained that sometimes it is the additional benefits that make all the difference when selecting which ship to sail on. With almost every line rewarding regular cruisers’ loyalty, we’ve detailed the top three most popular programs below. #1 - Royal Caribbean Cruise Line Crown & Anchor - Multi-tiered Cruise points are accrued based on the number of nights sailed and the level of stateroom reserved. One point is received per cruise night or double points can be obtained when a suite is booked. Benefits Include (dependent on level achieved): Invitation to captain’s cocktail party, fare discounts, access to exclusive members only section of the website, priority check-in for Platinum Members up, priority upgrade option dependent on cabin availability, access to a concierge lounge complete with happy hour drinks for Diamond-plus members, behind-the-scenes tours, preferred seating in the dining room, onboard events, quarterly magazine. # 2 - Princess Cruises Captains’ Circle - Multi-tiered Circle, Convenience is key with the Captain’s Circle, as passengers are automatically granted membership upon completion of their first cruise with the line. Points are accrued dependent on the number of cruises sailed in addition to the number of days spent at sea. Captain’s Circle members will also accrue points when travelling onboard Princess Cruises’ sister line, P&O Australia ships. Benefits Include (dependent on level achieved): Internet credits, invitation to captain’s cocktail party, complimentary mini-bar and laundry service, priority check-in and disembarkation, preferential pricing offers. # 3 - Cunard Line World Club - Four-tiered World Club membership is available in four-tiers; Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond, with passengers registered automatically after their first sailing with Cunard. Points are accrued either by the amount of voyages sailed or the number of nights spent onboard, whichever option is greater. Benefits Include (dependent on level achieved): Additional percentage off early booking savings, internet credit, invitation to Cunard World Club cocktail party, priority check-in and embarkation in New York and Southampton, discount on dry-cleaning and laundry service, invitation to complimentary member-exclusive wine event, priority luggage delivery. 13 Calling Australia home fo edam era smaerd spihs ehT We may be minnows in a pod of whales, but Australia has been hit by the wave of popularity in cruising that has been evident in other countries for decades. The International Cruise Council of Australia reported that a record 466,692 Australians cruised in 2010. This 27 per cent increase compared to 2009 has been recognised by the cruise lines with many committing to home-port ships ‘down under’ in the coming years. Below we detail several ships who will ‘call Australia home’. Radiance of the Seas Celebrity Century Recently emerging from a multi-million dollar Celebrity Century brings sophisticated cruising to facelift, Radiance will be Australia’s newest our waters on 30 November 2011. superliner when she heads to our shores on Passengers will be welcomed onboard with a 15 October 2011. complimentary glass of champagne and are set to A first for Royal Caribbean, and in response to the enjoy such features as the first-ever frozen ice bar rise in popularity of solo cruisers, Radiance now at sea, fine dining restaurant Murano and the 9,000 features six single cabins. AquaSpa. square foot AquaSpa. Becoming more like her big sisters Allure and Oasis, With 900 cabins, almost half offering their own Radiance features an outdoor movie screen on balcony, guests can choose to stay in one of 174 the pool deck (pictured below) and will offer more Concierge Class balcony staterooms complete dining options than any other ship currently sailing with fresh flowers, pillow menu, exclusive onboard in Australia. privileges and even personalised stationery. VITAL STATS VITAL STATS Passenger Capacity: 2,502 Passenger Capacity: 1,814 Length: 293.22 metres Length: 248.41 metres ms Zaandam Carnival Spirit This mid-size ship was musically inspired and is Undergoing ‘Aussification’ whilst in dry-dock in ‘decked’ out with suitably themed artefacts and January 2012, Carnival Spirit will commence her first instruments including Bill Clinton’s saxophone and voyage from Sydney in October 2012. signed guitars by such greats as Queen, Eric With Aussie dollars on board, no tipping required, Clapton, Iggy Pop and the Rolling Stones. an Aussie cruise director and Aussie produce used, Inexperienced photographers will be able to it is expected that she will attract an international capture their cruise memories with Windows® audience as much as a regional one! ‘techsperts’ conducting free workshops onboard. In response to the Australian water culture, two Itineraries from Sydney will commence in water slides will feature on Spirit including the first November 2011 ever thrill slide at sea. VITAL STATS VITAL STATS Passenger Capacity: 1,432 Passenger Capacity: 2,124 Length: 238.05 metres Length: 292.61 metres 14 Directory assistance Government of Dubai - Department of Tourism & Avalon Waterways Cruise Radio Commerce Marketing (DTCM) Australia and New Zealand 1300 130 134 (Australia) firstname.lastname@example.org Representative Office www.avalonwaterways.com.au www.cruiseradio.net +61 2 9956 6620 www.dubaitourism.au www.definitelydubai.com Greece & Mediterranean Holland America Line MSC Cruises Travel Centre Australia: 1300 857 437 1300 028 502 (Australia) Phone: + 61 2 9313 4633 www.hollandamerica.com.au 0508 427 8473 (New Zealand) www.greecemedtravel.com www.msccruises.com.au Music Cruises Australia Sun Island Tours TAUCK +61 407 804 050 1300 665 673 (Australia) 1300 857 437 (Australia) www.musiccruises.com.au www.sunislandtours.com.au www.traveltheworld.com.au/tauck WRITTEN BY: Natalie Aroyan EDITOR: Gaya Avery - email@example.com PRODUCTION: firstname.lastname@example.org ADVERTISING: email@example.com The information provided was correct at the time of publication. Agents Support Systems holds no responsibility for any incorrect material within this guide. 15 SAVE OVER 50% Premium cruising close to home New Zealand Discovery Australia & New Zealand Pacific Treasures 14-night Roundtrip Sydney 14-night Sydney to Auckland (and reverse) 14-night Roundtrip Sydney from $1,629* per person twin share from $1,499* per person twin share from $1,649* per person twin share 2011 SAILING DATES 2012 SAILING DATES 2011 SAILING DATES 2012 SAILING DATES 2011 SAILING DATE ms Zaandam 25• November ms Volendam 17 January ms Volendam: 24 October; ms Volendam: 31• January; ms Zaandam 09 December ms Volendam 05 December 07•, 21 November 14 February; 13•, 27 March Stateroom SIGNATURE FARE SAVINGS FARE Stateroom SIGNATURE FARE SAVINGS FARE Stateroom SIGNATURE FARE SAVINGS FARE Interior Cat M $3,692* $1,629* Interior Cat MM $3,640* $1,499* Interior Cat L $3,594* $1,649* Ocean-View Cat HH# $4,012* $1,799* Ocean-View Cat HH# $3,990* $1,699* Ocean-View Cat HH# $3,865* $1,799* Verandah Suite Cat BC $8,412* $3,599* Verandah Suite Cat BC $8,390* $3,299* Verandah Suite Cat BC $8,265* $3,599* Fares shown are based on the 05 December 2011 sailing. Fares shown are based on the 21 November 2011 sailing. Rate Code TPR. Rate Code RHX. Rate Code: TPPRHW. • These departures sail in reverse order. • 25 November sailing visits Akaroa (Christchurch), NZ, on day 6 in lieu of Lyttelton, NZ. New Zealand Holiday Great Barrier Reef Explorer Asia Explorer 16-night Roundtrip Sydney 16-night Sydney to Singapore 14-night Singapore to Hong Kong (and reverse) from $2,300* per person twin share from $3,229* per person twin share from $2,185* per person twin share 2011 SAILING DATE 2011 SAILING DATES 2012 SAILING DATES ms Volendam 19 December Christmas Cruise ms Zaandam 23 December Christmas Cruise ms Zaandam 08, 22• January; 05 February Stateroom SIGNATURE FARE SAVINGS FARE Stateroom SIGNATURE FARE SAVINGS FARE Stateroom SIGNATURE FARE SAVINGS FARE Interior Cat MM $4,321* $2,300* Interior Cat L $4,375* $3,229* Interior Cat L $3,775* $2,185* Ocean-View Cat H $4,671* $2,500* Ocean-View Cat H $4,644* $3,499* Ocean-View Cat H $4,054* $2,354* Verandah Suite Cat B $9,239* $3,900* Verandah Suite Cat BB $9,094* $5,699* Verandah Suite Cat BB $8,104* $4,804* Rate Code RHV. Rate Code RHU. Fares shown are based on the 08 January 2012 sailing. Rate Code RHS. • 22 January sails in reverse order. Contact your preferred travel agent or call Travel the World on 1300 732 300. www.traveltheworld.com.au *Conditions: Valid for new bookings only. Valid for sale until sold out. Prices are per person twin share including cruise NCFs, taxes and quoted in AUD. Taxes are subject to change at any time up until the sailing date and may be charged onboard. Holland America Line reserves the right to re-instate the fuel supplement for all guests if the NYMEX oil price exceeds US$70 per barrel. Prices are correct as at date of issue and are subject to availability, currency fluctuations and surcharges apply until final payment is received. # Obstructed view cabin. Other conditions may apply. Lic No: 2TA003774. Issued: 22 June 2011.