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Rediscover Cruising                                                P&O Cruises Expands Local Fleet of ‘Super Liners’
with Mondo                                                         In December this year P&O Cruises will welcome the 70,310 tonne superliner, Pacific Jewel, to their fleet to be based
                                                                   out of Sydney. Onboard you’ll find a fantastic combination of spacious cabins, an indulgent spa and fitness centre and
At Mondo we understand that people choose to cruise for            dazzling entertainment. Plus, there’s all of the great value inclusions that come with every P&O Cruises’ holiday including
a variety of different reasons. Cruising is gaining more and       all main meals and a wide range of activities to keep you entertained, day and night.
more popularity and it’s easy to see why.
Cruising appeals to all ages and is probably one of the only       Following an extensive renovation and refit, Pacific Jewel
holiday options where multiple generations of a family             will sail from Sydney from 13 December 2009 to a number
can holiday together and all be catered for in a relaxing          of idyllic South Pacific and Australian destinations on cruises
stress-free environment. Plus you can still have a romantic        ranging from 7 to 21-nights. Meanwhile, Pacific Dawn will
holiday whilst taking the kids, who will be entertained            commence the first ever year round program of cruises from
from morning til night on most vessels, or just escape with
                                                                   Brisbane on 19 December 2009.
a group of friends for a leisurely break.
Finding the right ship, destination and/or cruising style can      Pacific Jewel and her sister ship, Pacific Dawn, are two of the
often be a daunting task - that’s where your Mondo Travel          most spacious and modern ships to cruise in Australasian
specialist comes in, we are here to help match you up with         waters – both with an abundance of balcony cabins, high-
the right cruise holiday - one you’ll never forget!                quality children’s amenities and spa treatment facilities.
Here are our top tips for cruising                                 Although sisters, the two ships use the space above the
•	 Do your own research in advance www.mondotravel.                bow of the ship to offer distinctly different facilities. On
   co.nz under ‘Cruising’ gives you access to a                    Pacific Dawn this space is used to accommodate a massive
   comprehensive online directory of cruises by destination,                                                                           The soon-to-be Brisbane-based superliner, Pacific Dawn,
                                                                   entertainment area, The Dome, while Pacific Jewel houses a          features 11 decks with two swimming pools, a choice
   duration, ship etc.
                                                                   stunning 1300m² ocean-view spa and fitness centre.                  of five evening dining areas, three large kids clubs, nine
•	 Take this catalogue to your nearest Mondo Travel for
   good informed advice before making the final decision           Pacific Jewel will feature an amazing open-air deck with            bars and lounges, a two-storey show lounge and fitness
   as there will be other factors and information to gather        aerial stage for circus and music performances, a three-            centre. Pacific Dawn replaces the newly refurbished
   and understand.                                                 storey atrium foyer and almost 200 private balcony cabins,          Pacific Sun who will split her time between Newcastle,
                                                                   the most in the P&O Cruises’ fleet.                                 Fremantle and Auckland.
•	 Savour and enjoy the planning and anticipation process
   as time flies when you are on holiday.
•	 It is recommended to book well in advance to secure

                                                                   Premium Cruising Downunder
   your desired level of accommodation.
•	 Try and pack only two bags that can be easily
   wheeled together.                                                For more than forty years Princess Cruises has provided unforgettable escapes to some of the most amazing places
•	 Don’t try to do or see too much, you are on holiday and          on earth. In 2009-2010 Sun Princess and Dawn Princess, two very impressive superliners, will call Australia home.
   can come back to do the destination for a longer stay.           Together they will provide the most enticing selection of premium cruises departing from Sydney, Melbourne,
•	 Read and carry the handy shore guides provided by the            Fremantle, and for the first time, Brisbane.
   cruise lines onboard. They are great references giving you
                                                                                                                                       Dawn and Sun Princess are designed to offer all the choice and
   tips and information about the stops.
                                                                                                                                       amenities of a big ship while keeping the warmth and intimacy of
•	 Carry and regularly use a compact digital camera.                                                                                   a small ship. With over 400 balcony cabins, these superliners and
•	 Question and ask directions from the staff and locals.                                                                              their itineraries are tailored for the Australasian market with local
                                                                                                                                       entertainment and Australian dollars as the onboard currency.
•	 Travelling with a group of like-minded friends is great
   fun but make sure everyone understands the ‘can do                                                                                  Excitingly, Movies Under the Stars® will be available on both
   whatever you like without reprise’ rule and ‘if not at a                                                                            ships from April 2010 - this unique 28-square metre screen
   preset meeting point the grace time is 30 minutes’. This                                                                            means passengers can enjoy the latest movies and sports
   lets you have personal flexibility when you feel like it.
                                                                                                                                       events under the sun or stars as they relax on deck.
•	 Remember to tell your travel specialist about any
   health or dietary requirements. Almost all are catered                                                                              New itineraries for 2010 include a 30-night Asian Odyssey
   for onboard!                                                                                                                        featuring a strong focus on Vietnam. As well as the first ever
                                                                                                                                       itinerary departing from Brisbane - a 15-night Northern Explorer
                                                                                                                                       Australian coastal cruise that also features a call to Bali.

        Summer Sampler                                                     New Caledonia                                                             City Sampler
                     Pacific Jewel                                                   Pacific Dawn                                                       Dawn Princess

 Package Inclusions:                                            Package Inclusions:                                                    Package Inclusions:
 • 3 nights in an interior cabin,                               • 7 nights in an obstructed Ocean View stateroom,                      • 2 nights in an obstructed Ocean View
   round trip from Sydney                                         round trip from Sydney                                                 stateroom, from Sydney to Melbourne
 • All main meals and entertainment onboard                     • All main meals and entertainment onboard                             • All main meals and entertainment onboard
 • Govt taxes/fees and port charges                             • Govt taxes/fees and port charges                                     • Govt taxes/fees and port charges
 • Return economy class airfares ex                             • Return economy class airfares ex                                     • Return economy class airfares ex
   AKL flying Qantas                                              AKL flying Qantas                                                      AKL flying Qantas
 2010 Departure Dates:                                          2009 Departure Date:                                                   2009 /10 Departure Dates:
 Jan 29, May 7                                                  Oct 13                                                                 Nov 16, 2009 & Mar 6,
                                                                                                                                       2010 (reverse)

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                                                                                                                                      NZ$           1029
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“Sampler cruises are a great way for first-                     “I loved cruising on Pacific Dawn. Amazing value                      “Two nights of pampering onboard a Princess
timers to experience cruising. Why not                          for money, excellent onboard facilities, modern                       Cruises’ superliner between two of Australia’s
combine it with a few nights in Sydney for                      décor and the staff really went the extra mile to                     biggest shopping meccas? It’s got girls week
some sun & shopping!” Kiri Hill                                 ensure we had an amazing holiday!” Annie Sale                         away written all over it!” Alesha Hamilton

Call: 0800 955 655                        Click: mondotravel.co.nz                             Visit: your Mondo store
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“Il mio mondo” - Romance on the high seas                                                                                       Need a reason to

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Weddings and honeymoons at sea are on the increase as more couples look to turn what can be a hectic event into

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a more relaxing and blissful occasion. Whether it’s saying your vows onboard or simply indulging in a luxurious and             1. Unpack Once. It’s nice to know you don’t have

relaxing holiday after your special day, you can be assured that cruising will provide the ideal escape.                           to pack the night before you explore a destination.

Planning the perfect cruise wedding or honeymoon              marriage license to the celebrant, live music, even the           2. Meet new friends. With cruise itineraries there is plenty
                                                                                                                                   of time for socialising and it is not uncommon to make
requires the skill of a specialist travel agent and only      photographer and the album, right up to pre-wedding
                                                                                                                                   life-long friends.
Mondo’s travel specialists are specifically trained in        beauty treatments for the bride-to-be, a Champagne
crafting weddings and honeymoons that will literally          candle-lit dinner, breakfast in bed and of course, the            3. Easy payments. With your own ‘Cruise Card’ you charge
                                                                                                                                   all expenses through your cruise (don’t worry you can get
take your breath away. We’ll carefully plan your trip         cake! Additionally, two Honeymoon packages offer their
                                                                                                                                   a daily summary to check those cocktail charges!)
from start to finish and provide exclusive services -         own unique and romantic surprises. Plus there are three
including a personalised ‘bride & groom’ website, an          renewal of wedding vow packages, a wonderful way to
online wedding registry, plus the services of your very own   reaffirm your special vows to each other.
dedicated wedding designer for free. What else could a
                                                              However, if you are searching for the ultimate in six-star
bride and groom-to-be wish for?
                                                              South Pacific cruising then look no further than Regent
                                                              Seven Seas Cruises’ Paul Gauguin. This intimate vessel offers
                                                              a pure, authentic experience of the heavenly islands of
                                                              Tahiti. Designed specifically for sailing French Polynesia this
                                                              supreme vessel offers an extension of the informal, relaxing
                                                              environment of the islands, coupled with Regent Seven
                                                              Seas Cruises’ interpretation of six-star service, comfort and
                                                                                                                                4. Value. You will visit multiple destinations, with all main
                                                              luxury. Spacious suites and staterooms (nearly 70% with
                                                                                                                                   meals included, fantastic entertainment and facilities and
                                                              private balconies), a watersports marina and an extensive            much more...it’s easy to see why cruising is excellent value
                                                              spa are among Paul Gauguin’s attributes. The service                 for money.
                                                              is personal, individual and accommodating with an
                                                                                                                                5. Designated Driver. You can cool off with a beer by the
                                                              ambience onboard that radiates warmth and informality.               pool, drink wine with dinner, sip cocktails under the stars,
                                                              Paul Gauguin is Mondo’s top pick for the ultimate                    and then wander leisurely back to your cabin as you leave
                                                                                                                                   the steering to your captain.
                                                              wedding or honeymoon at sea. And to ensure that
                                                              every detailed arrangement is made that much easier               6. Choice. Dine in shorts or dress to the nines, today’s
                                                              and smoother, our own Mondo Wedding Designers, in                    cruising can be as casual or luxurious as you like.
                                                              partnership with the Regent Travel Concierge, can help            7. Suits anyone. Whether you’re travelling as a family,
At Mondo we have two favourite cruise lines for both                                                                               couples, singles, honeymooners or a group. Cruising
                                                              you arrange a custom-tailored wedding, honeymoon or
weddings and honeymoons. Our most popular boutique                                                                                 caters for all.
                                                              renewal of vows ceremony.
island cruise line being Blue Lagoon Cruises, inspired by
                                                                                                                                8. Visit exotic locations. Trying to navigate foreign roads
the original movie “Blue Lagoon” (filmed in the stunning      There are no pre-arranged wedding packages; instead                  or knowing what is best to explore is easy with cruising as
Yasawa Islands, Fiji), and founded by a young New             you’ll receive a personal consultation on unique ways to             there are plenty of organised shore excursions to get the
Zealand stockbroker with a passion for the sea. Having        celebrate your vows, regardless of whether it’s for the first        most out of a port.
won the hearts of many kiwis, Blue Lagoon Cruises offers      time or perhaps an opportunity to commit yourselves to            9. Cuisine. If there is one thing cruising gets so right it’s the
exceptional ways to celebrate the start of married life.      each other once again.                                               range of food on offer. From casual pizzerias to luxurious
                                                                                                                                   dining settings - the choice is yours!
Exchange vows onboard one of Blue Lagoon’s intimate           Mondo believes in the true spirit of the “The Love Boat”,
cruise vessels or for that ultimate and unforgettable         one of romance at sea, love, laughter and happily ever            10. More fun! There’s always something going on, game
                                                                                                                                    shows, pool parties, the casino, theme nights - the list
experience choose a sunset wedding on a secluded              after... il mio mondo (translation; you’re my world).
                                                                                                                                    goes on... it is very hard to be bored.
beach at Nanuya Lailai, their private island paradise. Blue   Come and talk to a Mondo Wedding Designer and start
Lagoon’s three wedding packages include everything from       planning your very own ‘happily ever after’.

      New Cal & Vanuatu                                                Yasawa Islands, Fiji                                       Tahiti & Society Islands
                      Sun Princess                             mv Mystique Princess / mv Fiji Princess                                               Paul Gauguin

  Package Inclusions:                                              Package Inclusions:                                             Package Inclusions:
  • 12 nights in an Ocean View stateroom, round                    • 4 days/3 nights in an Ocean View stateroom,                   • 7 nights in an Ocean View stateroom, round
    trip from Sydney                                                 round trip from Lautoka + FREE UPGRADE                          trip from Papeete
  • All main meals and entertainment onboard                       • All main meals and entertainment onboard                      • All meals, selected beverages, gratuities &
  • Govt taxes/fees and port charges                               • Govt taxes/fees and port charges                                entertainment onboard
  • Return economy class airfares ex                                                                                               • Govt taxes/fees and port charges
                                                                   2009/10 Departure Dates:
    AKL flying Qantas                                                                                                              • 3rd person cruises FREE
                                                                   Apr 1, 2009 to Mar 31, 2010
  2009 Departure Date:                                                                                                             2009 Departure Dates:
  Dec 17 - CHRISTMAS CRUISE                                                                                                        Jun 13, 20 & 27, Aug 8, 15 & 22
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  NZ$            2824                                              FJ$      1751                                                   US$
 Insider info - What our Travel Specialists say:                  Insider info - What our Travel Specialists say:                 Insider info - What our Travel Specialists say:
 “Christmas at sea is a glorious way to relax                     “Blue Lagoon Cruises have a very                                “Tahiti is the ideal destination for those
 and reconnect with family and friends and                        memorable saying “the more you eat –                            who have been to the South Pacific before
 you don’t have to worry about cooking or                         the better you float - I felt better about                      and are looking for something more
 cleaning up after!” Mike Halpin                                  having a third helping!” Elise Brambley                         exclusive.” Karen Embleton

Call: 0800 955 655                         Click: mondotravel.co.nz                           Visit: your Mondo store
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                        Digby Lawley, Mondo Travel’s               to say Goodbye” resonated over the entire ship’s sound             Going offshore to Santorini was another

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                        Managing Director reminisces about his     system as we headed overnight to our first destination,            big WOW! My camera didn’t stop clicking

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                        Mediterranean cruising experience.         Dubrovnik in Croatia.                                              from the moment we were expertly ferried

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                                                                                                                                      across, stopping only when we got back. This is
                   I’m in Venice on a hot and sunny day in         Dubrovnik is fast becoming the Riviera of the Med, and it
                                                                                                                                      a fantastic island where you can simply sit for hours

                   August and about to start a long awaited        is easy to see why as I wake up to a beautiful landscape
                                                                                                                                      in any one of the cafes and restaurants and marvel at
                   12-night Mediterranean cruise of Eastern        of white marbled city walls contrasting with the clear blue
                   Europe. I am with a group of 8 friends                                                                             the views. Looking down over the deep blue sea around
                                                                   waters of the Adriatic Sea. Offshore we spend the day
 who are all very, very excited about what lies ahead. For                                                                            us with our cruise ship anchored right in front was a special
                                                                   visiting the old walled city, taking a delightful 40 minute
 some, this will be their first experience of a holiday afloat                                                                        moment on this wonderful trip of a lifetime.
                                                                   chug around a small inner harbour island in a locally owned
 and like many other first-timers are a bit worried about          and inexpensive launch and enjoying lunch in a waterfront,         And so our cruising holiday flashed by, filled with days of
 some cruising myths such as boredom onboard, sea sickness,        medieval-like restaurant. Back at our ship we gathered for         exploring sensational new destinations and evenings of
 and excessive extra costs. These concerns were all quickly        cocktails on the pool deck.                                        dressing up for cocktails and dinner.
 replaced with their first reactions of wow! ... when can we
 do it again?                                                      We arrive at 7am to another stunning Mediterranean day of          Our last full day at sea was spent in Italy’s beautiful bay of
                                                                   warm, cloudless skies, flat seas and the island of Mykonos         Naples. Choosing a daytrip to the charming cliff top resort
 My first impressions quickly confirmed that I had made the
                                                                   positioned directly in front of my balcony window. Being           town of Sorrento, I enjoyed great architecture, shopping
 right decision in picking a 4-star plus liner as I was welcomed
                                                                   the young at heart that I am, I avoided the group tour             and sightseeing under once again, warm blue skies. This
 onboard and shown to my ninth floor mini suite complete
                                                                   and opted for another which appealed to my love for                was a magnificent stopover and a fitting end to a simply
 with its own private lounge and balcony. Being able to
                                                                   motorbikes – hiring a scooter for a mere 15 Euro for the day.      wonderful cruise.
 watch the sea passing by from the privacy and comfort of
                                                                   Arrangements were made easy by the cruise shuttle that
 your own room is a must and worth the extra expense. Here                                                                            Sadly our last stop was at Civitavecchia, the port of Rome
                                                                   dropped us directly into town and we were off exploring
 in my well-furnished surroundings I had my own dressing                                                                              where we had to say goodbye to our home away from
 room, 2 TV’s (1 for each room), a very luxurious queen-sized      this infamous island on two wheels in no time.
                                                                                                                                      home, Grand Princess. But do join me later in the year
 bed and a good sized bathroom complete with shower, WC            A visit to the popular tourist area of Little Venice Beach is a    when I cruise aboard her again for a wonderful 14-night
 and bath.                                                         must as is a ride along the beautiful and winding coast road       sojourn between Southampton and Rome. Contact Mondo
 With time to explore and relax, we spent our first night          to Paradise Beach. Back onboard our ship at the end of the         Travel for details on 0800 955 655.
 on-board docked in Venice. Late that night, in the warm           day we welcomed the cool breeze of the air-conditioning as
 outdoor air, I lay with my friends on loungers sipping my         we cleared the usual tight but reassuring on-board security.
 favourite cocktail whilst enjoying a fabulous Pavarotti           By now we were well into the swing of a cruise holiday and
 concert with guest performers. What a magical way to
                                                                   after a quick siesta in my suite it was back up to the pool deck
 kick-off a journey.
                                                                   for a swim, sun and cocktails whilst meeting up with friends
 The next day as we glided our way out of Venice’s canals and      and hearing about everyone’s adventures ashore that day.
 past St Mark’s Square, the sound of Botticelli singing “time

           Mediterranean                                                     Med & Greek Isles                                                  Aegean Adventures
                     MSC Poesia                                                   Brilliance of the Seas                                                             Insignia

 Package Inclusions:                                                   Package Inclusions:                                                   Package Inclusions:
 • 7 nights in an interior cabin round trip from Venice                • 12 nights in an interior stateroom round trip from                  • 12 nights in an interior stateroom from Istanbul to
 • All main meals and entertainment onboard                              Barcelona                                                             Athens (Piraeus)
 • Govt taxes/fees and port charges                                    • All main meals and entertainment onboard                            • All main meals and entertainment onboard
 • $300 per person off the cruise fare                                 • Govt taxes/fees and port charges                                    • Govt taxes/fees and port charges
   if booked by 30 April 2009!                                         • US$100 onboard credit per stateroom                                 • Return economy class airfares ex AKL/WLG/CHC
 • Return economy class airfares ex AKL/WLG/CHC                        • Return economy class airfares ex AKL/WLG/CHC flying                   flying Qantas/British Airways
   flying Qantas/British Airways                                         Qantas/British Airways
                                                                                                                                             2009 Departure Date:
 2009 Departure Dates:                                                 2009 Departure Date:                                                  Aug 23
 June - Oct                                                            Oct 1
 Per person share twin. From:                                          Per person share twin. From:                                          Per person share twin. From:

 NZ$            4915
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                                                                      NZ$           7315
                                                                      Insider info - What our Travel Specialists say:
                                                                                                                                             NZ$           8785
                                                                                                                                            Insider info - What our Travel Specialists say:
“A must-do shore excursion in Turkey, is                              “Make the effort to explore the villages                              “Oceania offer beautiful, elegantly styled
the ancient city of Ephesus. An absolutely                            in the Cinque Terre. I loved the Apple and                            ships and fabulous food – try the Polo Grill
stunning archaeological site.” Janice Gee                             Cardamon Juice!” Sandy Trengrove                                      for a special occasion.” Mike Trengrove

Call: 0800 955 655                       Click: mondotravel.co.nz                                Visit: your Mondo store
Luxury Cruising - When only the best will do
Luxury: Conducive to pleasure and comfort, sumptuous living or surroundings, sophisticated pleasures, total indulgence!
“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away” - Unknown.

                                                                            venue, and are crafted by world-class chefs using only the                                                                will remember you by name and it’s almost sinful the way you
                                                                            freshest local ingredients. On most luxury cruise lines alcoholic                                                         will be pampered, but then again you are on holiday!
                                                                            beverages (excluding top shelf spirits and vintage wines) are
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Luxury cruising has never been so attainable with a number
                                                                            included, as are a number of enrichment programmes from
                                                                                                                                                                                                      of offers currently available, including up to US$2000 onboard
                                                                            photography to golf, to learning a new language. You’ll
                                                                                                                                                                                                      spending credit with Crystal Cruises, free Shore Excursions
                                                                            never pay extra for 24-hour in-suite dining, and if you are so
                                                                                                                                                                                                      with Regent Seven Seas, and up to 65% savings available on
                                                                            inclined, waiters will wade ashore laden with the finest caviar
                                                                                                                                                                                                      a number of cruises with Seabourn.
                                                                            and Champagne.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      So to discuss your perfect luxury cruise contact Mondo
                                                                            All this plus a plethora of 6-star services too numerous to
                                                                            mention, combined with personal and intuitive service, which                                                              Travel today, as we take great delight in making your travel
                                                                            needs to be experienced to be truly appreciated.                                                                          arrangements seamless, and giving you an indulgent holiday
                                                                                                                                                                                                      of a lifetime.
                                                                            Luxury does not stop onboard however, whilst ashore indulge
                                                                            in tours that put you behind the wheel of a Ferrari, or in a hot
Sometimes it is the small unexpected moments that can make                  air balloon gliding high above cities you’ve only dreamed of
a big difference in your journey, a warm welcoming smile,                   visiting, or perhaps recalling the glory of the Roman Empire
the friendly attendant who hands you a fresh fluffy towel as                during a private classical concert amid the ancient torch-lit
you exit the pool, savouring a freshly brewed coffee whilst                 ruins of Ephesus – one of the finest archaeological wonders
                                                                            of the world! If nothing takes your fancy simply design your
drinking in the stunning views from your own private balcony,
                                                                            own custom shore experience with the help of the friendly
or perhaps the butler who arranges a cocktail party in your
                                                                            staff onboard.
lavishly appointed suite. Revel in every detail as you experience
luxury cruising in all its forms.                                           No chores, no checklists, simply your time the way you want it
                                                                            with every conceivable comfort at your finger tips. So relax in
Value means different things to different people, but everyone
                                                                            an atmosphere of sophisticated ease and unwind in a cocoon
appreciates it and looks for it, even when purchasing a luxury
                                                                            of blissful indulgence.
vacation. The all-inclusive nature of luxury cruising means just
that, ALL your meals onboard are included regardless of the                 You’ll feel comfortable as soon as you step aboard. The staff

Mondo Escorted Cruises In 2009
Be part of an adventure and discover the heart of a country on our exclusive Mondo Escorted Tours. Enjoy a unique holiday experience unearthing
local history, traditions and culture with experienced and knowledgeable guides. From the Middle East to the Pacific – Mondo Travel has a tour for
you! We love to help and as keen travellers ourselves, finding the right tour for you to experience a country at its fullest is a challenge we thrive
on... See below for a sample of our collection of tailor-made tours that feature many exotic and tantalising destinations.
If you think you need some extra assistance choosing the perfect escorted tour then our experienced travel specialists
are available on 0800 955 655 to answer any questions you may have as well as helping you with your booking.                              xplore
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Legendary Danube River Cruise - 14 night
European River Cruising is one of the most enjoyable ways to explore the Old World in a truly grand style with a brand
new 5.5 star river boat that is yet to be launched. Take part in this elite journey with our very own Mike and Sandy
Trengrove from Mondo Travel Riccarton - departing 15 July 2009.

European Explorer Cruise - 14 night
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      Package Inclusions:                                                        Package Inclusions:                                                                                                                 Package Inclusions:
      • 11 nights in a luxury Ocean View suite from Athens                       • 7 nights in a luxury Balcony suite from Monte Carlo                                                                               • 7 nights in a luxury Ocean View suite from Athens
        to Venice                                                                  to Athens. All meals, gratuities, complimentary select                                                                              to Venice
      • All main meals, entertainment & gratuities onboard                         wines and spirits, refrigerator stocked with soft drinks,                                                                         • All main meals, beverages & entertainment onboard
      • US$1000 per person onboard spending credit                                 beer and bottled water replenished daily                                                                                          • Gratuities are neither expected or required
      • Govt taxes/fees and port charges                                         • Govt taxes/fees and port charges                                                                                                  • Govt taxes/fees and port charges
                                                                                 • FREE unlimited shore excursions!
      2009 Departure Date:                                                                                                                                                                                           2009 Departure Dates:
                                                                                 • 2 for 1 savings on full brochure fare
      Oct 8                                                                                                                                                                                                          Jul 25, Aug 29, Sep 26
                                                                                 2009 Departure Dates:
                                                                                 May 16, Jul 10, Aug 7, Sep 4, & Oct 16
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      “Crystal Cruises’ have been voted “Best                                  “After going onboard, I can honestly say that                                                                                    “Small-ship cruising, intimate luxurious
      Large-Ship Cruise Line” by Condé Nast                                    Regent Seven Seas are pure 6-Star luxury. I                                                                                      surroundings, attentive service and spectacular
      Traveler for the last 15 years!” Melissa Evans                           was dying to stow away.” Rachel Tipene                                                                                           itineraries - Pure Bliss!” Chris Hammonds

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  Alaska                                                                                            Every Cruise booking made in April receives a
                                                                                                    FREE Leather Travel Wallet or Suit Carrier

   Land of the midnight sun
   “The mountains are calling and I must go... In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks... To
   the lover of wilderness, Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world.” - John Muir
   Each year between May and September cruise ships grace           of wildlife, from Sitka deer to black bear. Alaska’s winding
   the length of the East coast of Alaska. Itineraries vary from    fjords provide plenty of opportunities for close-up wildlife
   ship to ship however the most frequented ports include           viewing. Keep watch for seals, sea otters and bald eagles.
   Anchorage, Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, Sitka, Valdez
   and Homer. One-way and round trip voyages are available          Wondering what to wear on your trip up north? Whenever
   with departures from Vancouver, Seattle, San Francisco           and wherever you travel in “The Great Land,” clothing is
   and Anchorage.                                                   always a primary consideration. The emphasis should be
                                                                    based on comfort because (apart from any formal nights
   Alaska is the largest and least populated state in America,      onboard your cruise ship) the dress code is informal and
   at more than twice the size of Texas and larger than the         casual. Mondo recommends the layering technique so
   combined size of the United Kingdom, Sweden, Norway the          once inside the warmth and comfort of your ship you can
   Netherlands and Finland! As well as the birth place of such      do away with any extra layers not required. Temperatures
   notable figures as singer song-writer Jewel, Libby Riddles       in Alaska during the summer range from 16°C right up
   - who was the first woman to win the gruelling Iditarod          to 24°C in the interior with almost 24 hours of daylight.
   dog sled race - and of course Republican Vice Presidential       Night time and early mornings are cooler, from 4 - 10°C.
   candidate and Alaska’s governor - Sarah Palin.                   Late August and September departures could encounter
                                                                    cooler temperatures and slightly fewer hours of sunlight,
   If that isn’t enough to entice you to visit this awe-inspiring   as autumn arrives early at these northerly latitudes.
   state, Alaska contains a rich abundance of wildlife and
   scenery. Whales migrate along its tranquil waterways;            Seeing Alaska by sea is both leisurely and relaxing, however
   nearly vertical rock walls tower thousands of feet high,         this is only half of your adventure! Combine your Gulf
   huge chunks of ice calve off glacier faces and crash into        of Alaska Cruise with an Alaskan Wilderness Land Tour.
   the salt water with a thunderous roar. Vast reaches of           With great Alaskan cuisine, informative guides, the best
   old-growth forest stretches from the coastal mountain            accommodation and insightful park rangers, you’ll truly
   ranges to the sea – and provide a home to a wide range           experience Alaska in all it’s glory!

The World of Canada & Alaska
Canada & Alaska explored in 5-star luxury! Only in 2009, onboard the famous and very special apartment ship - The World!
Experience land and scenic adventures, while cruising and relaxing in an atmosphere of style and ambiance unique to The World.

                                                                    as she makes her way around the world. The World is a unique          enjoy unobtrusive yet attentive service. The World also has the
                                                                    cruising opportunity. Her itinerary is a continuous global journey    highest ratio of space per guests of any ship ensuring you all
                                                                    throughout the year, and offers you the flexibility to embark or      the facilities you need to enjoy a holiday at sea with numerous
                                                                    disembark at ports of your own choosing along the way (subject        public areas to enjoy.
                                                                    to some conditions). The Residents live a life of elegance,
                                                                    and luxury, and one that is marked by style, spontaneity and          Many Residents call The World home on a permanent basis
                                                                    adventures as they cruise to all corners of the globe.                while others open their doors temporarily for short term rentals
                                                                                                                                          that allows others (like you) a unique vacation experience unlike
                                                                    If you are a discerning traveller, and demand the highest             any other. It is our exclusive honour to invite you to join them.
                                                                    standards of service and comfort, security and privacy, then for
Welcome to The World - the famous, one-of-a-kind apartment          a short time you too can enjoy life aboard The World. With only       Consider the great Alaska cruise & land package below, or call
ship. You can join her Residents, and cruise aboard The World,      200 guests, and 265 friendly and professional crew, you will          us for other amazing itinerary suggestions on The World.

    Alaska - Hubbard Glacier                                                Alaska Cruise & Tour                                                      Alaska & Canada
                     Celebrity Mercury                                Diamond Princess/Sapphire Princess                                                            The World

       Package Inclusions:                                                Package Inclusions:                                                  Package Inclusions:
       • 7 nights in an interior stateroom round trip from                • 7 nights in an interior stateroom between Vancouver &              • 2 nights at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel
         Vancouver                                                          Whittier. All main meals and entertainment onboard                   in Vancouver including breakfast & transfers
       • All main meals and entertainment onboard                         • Govt taxes/fees and port charges                                   • 15 nights in a studio apartment from Vancouver to Juneau
       • Govt taxes/fees and port charges                                 • 5 night Alaskan land tour with rail travel &                       • All meals, selected beverages & gratuities onboard
       • Return economy class airfares ex AKL                               accommodation in Princess Lodges                                   • Arrival and departure transfers
         flying Qantas                                                    • Return economy class airfares ex AKL flying Qantas                 • Govt taxes/fees and port charges
       2009 Departure Date:                                               2009 Departure Dates:                                                2009 Departure Date:
       Jul 26                                                             May - Aug                                                            Jul 14

       Per person share twin. From:                                       Per person share twin. From:                                         Per person share twin. From:

      NZ$             4399
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                                                                          NZ$           5290
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                                                                                                                                              US$          13,450
                                                                                                                                              Insider info - What our Travel Specialists say:
     “It’s well worth upgrading to a balcony cabin                       “Princess Cruises own and operate stunning                           “The World is unlike any other cruise ship
     to see the spectacular views up close and                           wilderness lodges and their ‘Ultradome’                              afloat. Stay in a beautifully appointed
     possible bear sightings. PS: Make sure you                          train carriages provide the ultimate views!”                         floating apartment - Literally your home
     take a good camera.” Tracey Cloughly                                Liz Mintrom                                                          away from home!” Phil Harris

    Call: 0800 955 655                        Click: mondotravel.co.nz                             Visit: your Mondo store
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thinking of visiting the frozen southern continent that contains the South Pole. Watch the jaws drop. For some,

the appeal will be hard to understand. There’s nothing there except for ice and penguins, they say. The weather is
atrocious. And how are you going to travel there – in an airforce plane?                                                                    Discovery?
                                                                                                                                            Discover somewhere new in 2009 as you cruise in
                                                                                                                                            classic comfort aboard mv Discovery with award-
                                                                                                                                            winning Voyages of Discovery. Built for global
                                                                                                                                            cruising, Discovery is large enough to sail the world’s
                                                                                                                                            great oceans, yet small enough to reach those
                                                                                                                                            places others leave aside. Behind her classic lines,
                                                                                                                                            the emphasis is on space, service and understated
                                                                                                                                            elegance with friendly, experienced European officers
                                                                                                                                            and attentive courteous Philipino crew.

You can answer their criticisms very easily. Antarctica has           zodiac inflatables is planned at Westpoint Island where
majestically wild landscapes unlike anything else. Jagged             you can hopefully see at least one of the Falklands’ five
peaks, towering glaciers and monumental landforms crowd               species of penguins.
the viewfinder of your camera or video. Shore expeditions
take you amongst wildlife found nowhere else. Elephant                At beautiful South Georgia with its snow covered peaks,
seals like enormous blubbery slugs bask in the sand on their          zodiac landings are planned at Grytviken, where Sir Ernest
chosen beaches. Millions of seabirds congregate to enjoy the          Shackleton is buried and Bay of Isles, with its breeding colonies
bounty of rich but icy oceans.                                        of fur seals. A stop at remote and dramatic Coronation Island
                                                                      precedes Elephant Island. Ice-covered and mountainous
It’s true that Antarctica has no cities or towns. In fact it has no
                                                                      it supports no significant flora or native fauna, although
human residents at all, apart from scientists. The International
                                                                      chinstrap, gentoo and rockhopper penguins, elephant seals
Antarctic Treaty preserves the continent as a territory for the                                                                             Join Voyages of Discovery as they venture to
                                                                      and stormy petrels may be sighted.
pursuit of scientific knowledge and nothing else. There are                                                                                 the fascinating waters of the Orient. A variety
no mines, oil wells or industries to desecrate the scenery.           Next comes Deception Island, the earth’s most southerly               of itineraries are on offer. Visit Kuala Lumpur,
The short summer months offer a pleasant respite from ice             volcanic island, and magnificent Paradise Bay with its pristine       Singapore, Bangkok and Hong Kong where steel-
and snow, especially along the Antarctic Peninsula, which is          white glaciers and colossal icebergs and where a landing is           and glass structures reach for the stars. Go in
the focal point for most tourist visits. The sun shines long and      planned at a polar station. Many Antarctic birds breed on Half        search of wildlife, including orangutans in Borneo
surprisingly strongly. Dress in layers and you’ll be just fine.       Moon Island and whales are often seen patrolling the shores.          and the Komodo dragon. The resort of Phuket in
                                                                      Crossing the Drake Passage, Marco Polo heads for one of the           Thailand, the marvellous silhouettes of Ha Long Bay
For added comfort, you will have your cruise ship as a base.
                                                                      world’s loneliest outposts Cape Horn with a chance to go              in Vietnam, the paddy fields of Cambodia and many
Antarctic tourism is a natural for cruising, with its ability to
                                                                      ashore in the zodiacs before returning to Ushuaia, the end of         more idyllic hideaways await Discovery. You will
take you on a leisurely sea-level exploration of the region and
                                                                      a very special Christmas cruise.                                      also experience the exotic picture-perfect paradise
expert guides are on hand to interpret what you’re seeing
and make sure all your questions are answered.                        Huge open skies, enormous icebergs, low clouds and the                islands of the Indian Ocean and safaris in Africa.
                                                                      abundant wildlife all combine to create a succession of vistas        Cruise in classic comfort aboard mv Discovery and
Let’s follow the itinerary of Marco Polo, which departs for                                                                                 travel with distinguished guest speakers who will
Antarctica from the southern Argentinan city Ushuaia for              you will never forget. It’s a reminder of the heroic age of
                                                                      Antarctic exploration, in which so many men risked their lives        add rare insight to the places you’ll visit.
a white Christmas like nothing you have ever experienced
before. Upon leaving Ushuaia, Marco Polo sets a course                to reveal the secrets of the remotest landmass on earth. These        Voyages of Discovery are currently offering free
for one of the world’s most isolated dependent territories,           days, you can discover its heart-stopping scenery in conditions       flights in conjunction with a number of itineraries.
The Falklands. A day is spent in Port Stanley, the capital            of much greater comfort. But make no mistake – this is a              Contact Mondo Travel for more details!
since 1845, where the 2,000 or so inhabitants prepare                 trip that will affect you in unexpected ways. Impressing your
for their traditional British Christmas. A landing by the             guests at a dinner party is just the beginning!

           Europe to Asia                                                              Asia to Africa                                                       Antarctica
                          Athena                                                             mv Discovery                                                      Marco Polo

 Package Inclusions:                                                      Package Inclusions:                                              Package Inclusions:
 • 27 nights in an interior cabin from Athens to                          • FREE return airfares ex AKL/WLG/CHC                            • 17 nights in an interior cabin round trip from
   Singapore                                                              • 33 nights in interior stateroom from Singapore to                Ushuaia
 • Return economy class airfares ex AKL/WLG/CHC                             Capetown                                                       • All main meals and entertainment onboard
   flying Qantas/British Airways                                          • All main meals & entertainment onboard                         • Selected shore excursions
 • All main meals, entertainment & gratuities onboard                     • Govt & air taxes/fees and port charges                         • Govt taxes/fees and port charges
 • Govt taxes/fees and port charges                                                                                                        • Return economy class airfares to Ushuaia ex AKL
                                                                          2010 Departure Date:
                                                                                                                                             flying Qantas
 2009 Departure Date:                                                     Feb 11
 Nov 14                                                                                                                                    2009 Departure Date:
                                                                                                                                           Dec 20 - CHRISTMAS CRUISE
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                                                                         Insider info - What our Travel Specialists say:
                                                                                                                                          NZ$           10,171
                                                                                                                                          Insider info - What our Travel Specialists say:
“A wonderful itinerary steeped in history and                            “I can’t imagine anything more beautiful than                    “Going to Antarctica rates as the most
culture. From Gallipoli to Istanbul & Egypt                              cruising the absolutely exquisite islands of the                 outstanding travel experience I have ever had
with a transit of the Suez Canal.”                                       Seychelles, the Maldives and Mauritius.”                         - a pristine environment, exquisite scenery and
Cherie Farmer                                                            Michelle Downey                                                  an abundance of wild life.” Geri Cornelius

Call: 0800 955 655                        Click: mondotravel.co.nz                                  Visit: your Mondo store
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           There is time in both Amsterdam and Budapest to do your                              There are a number of special features to note. Firstly,                             brag, perhaps) the trip experiences.

           own exploring so travellers can be absorbed by each of their                         this trip is onboard the ms Amadagio, a 75-cabin rivership
                                                                                                                                                                                     Life onboard is what you make of it. As well as lounges and
           very unique attributes.                                                              purpose built by APT World Discoveries in partnership
                                                                                                                                                                                     bars, the ship features a glassed in wellness area for fitness
                                                                                                with Amadeus Waterways. So popular has been this ship,
           Then it is cruising, first on The Rhine, then Main River                                                                                                                  work-out, a relaxing massage, or a beauty treatment. Why
                                                                                                its brand new sistership ms Amalegro joined the program
           and Main-Danube Canal onwards to The Blue Danube,                                                                                                                         not do the lot? “With these very stylish river ships, we
                                                                                                in 2007.
           disembarking along the way to visit 2000 year-old                                                                                                                         are delivering to discerning travellers an exceptional river
           Koblenz, the old Franconia town of Miltenberg, the                                   Among their attributes, the ships boast more space than                              cruising experience, on our very own ships, which we think
           walled medieval city of Rothenburg, the Imperial Castle                              any other cruise ship in Europe, and in what is seen as                              adds value and credibility to the product.” says APT.
           at Nuremberg, Mozart’s birthplace Salzburg, Melk’s                                   a first for rivership cruising, complimentary bicycles are
                                                                                                                                                                                     Join Australian Pacific Touring and enrich your life with
           magnificent Benedictine Abbey, back to Vienna and then                               onboard for independent explorations on shore. So, off
                                                                                                                                                                                     fascinating sights and sounds, cultures and cuisines, people
           to Bratislava Castle and its views overlooking Slovakia,                             you go under your own steam for a pedal around cities
                                                                                                                                                                                     and places. Whether you want to explore a single destination
           Austria and Hungary.                                                                 like Amsterdam, Budapest and Vienna.
                                                                                                                                                                                     in-depth, or discover the delights of a particular region, APT
           From the decks, lounges or cabins, you glide quietly                                 Secondly, these ships are stylish ‘holiday homes’.                                   has the touring combination that suits your requirements.
           by vineyards, castles clinging to cliff faces, forests and                           Staterooms and suites feature plush bedding, down
                                                                                                                                                                                     Contact Mondo Travel for more information.
           villages which make this river cruise so enchanting. It                              pillows and duvet, flat-screen TV with local and satellite
           is a comfortable, serene and beautiful trip with land                                channels and Internet access if you find the need to
           excursions set to a relaxed timetable.                                               connect to your family back home and report (quietly

      European River Cruising                                                                            Asia River Cruising                                                           Parking Bonus
                                  with APT                                                                              with Pandaw                                                    Be one of the first 50 people to book a
                                                                                                                                                                                       cruise with Mondo Travel before the end of
                                                                                                                                                                                       April 2009 and receive FREE CAR PARKING
                                                                                                                                                                                       (storage) in Auckland
                                                                                                                                                                                       Parking (storage) is for up to 10 days with Booksmart Ltd -
                                                                                                                                                                                       Airport and Cruise Car Storage. You’ll be met on your departure
                                                                                                                                                                                       at either the port or the airport and your car will be brought to
                                                                                                                                                                                       you when you return. No waiting, no shuttles, no long walks
                                                                                                                                                                                       across the carpark to find your car. Just hop in and drive away!
                                                                                                                                                                                       It doesn’t only need to be a cruise featured in this issue of
                                                                                                                                                                                       Cruise Control either, just bring this catalogue with you, tell us
         Package Inclusions:                                                                        Package Inclusions:                                                                where you want to go and leave the rest to us.
         • 14 nights between Amsterdam and Budapest                                                 • 7 nights from Ho Chi Minh to Angkor, Cambodia
         • 41 meals and wine with dinner                                                            • 2 nights in Ho Chi Minh & 2 nights in Siem Reap
         • Airport transfers
         • Govt taxes/fees and port charges
                                                                                                    • Transfers, entrance fees & English speaking guides
                                                                                                    • All main meals and selected beverages onboard
         • Partners FLY FREE!                                                                       • Govt taxes/fees, port charges & gratuities                                       Every Cruise booking made in April receives
         2009 Departure Dates:                                                                      2009/10 Departure Dates:                                                           a FREE Leather Travel Wallet or Suit Carrier
         May 2, 11, 16, 18, 24 & 30                                                                 Jun - Dec 2009 & Jan - Mar 2010
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                                                                                                  Insider info - What our Travel Specialists say:
        “We have dozens of clients who have been                                                  “In Cambodia, visit the ancient temples
        thrilled with their European River Cruising                                               of Angkor Wat. For a truly surreal and
        experience – many of them booking on their                                                breathtaking experience make sure you are
        2nd and even 3rd River Cruise!” Isaac Weston                                              there for sunrise!” Tim Jensen

      Call: 0800 955 655                                   Click: mondotravel.co.nz                                             Visit: your Mondo store
Terms and conditions: Valid for new bookings only until 30 April 09 or until sold out. All offers are subject to availability. Fares are per person, twin share, in the currency specified and based on the lead accommodation grade in categories as specified (Interior/
Ocean View or Balcony) inclusive of all taxes and charges (which are subject to change) and may be subject to currency fluctuations until paid in full. Where multiple departure dates are listed the lead fare may not necessarily apply to all departure dates. Ask your
Mondo Travel Specialist for further details. Prices exclude any applicable fuel surcharges. Main meals included are Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner in selected onboard restaurants only. Speciality dining rooms may incur a surcharge. Gratuities are additional unless
specified. Where flights are free or included in the fare, certain routing, departure & arrival dates will apply and any increase in airline taxes will be passed on the passenger at the time of ticketing. Airfare conditions apply. Contact your Mondo Travel Specialist for
details. Deposits are required within 7 days of booking and vary between products. Prices are based on Cash or Eftpos only. We welcome ALL major credit cards however a credit card processing fee will apply. Mondo Travel is a preferred travel partner of GE Money
Creditline and. we accept Q Card and Farmers Card. Children and Infant package pricing is available on request with your Mondo Travel Specialist. Group pricing may be available but this varies between cruise lines. A limited number of cabins/staterooms/ suites
are available at these discounted fares. Once sold the cruise lines reserve the right increase fares at their discretion. All prices are subject to availability at time of booking, however waitlists may be available if your preferred level of accommodation is sold out. To
be read in conjunction with the booking and passage conditions of the individual cruise lines, which passengers will be bound by. Amendment and cancellation fees may apply. We recommend QBE Travel Insurance. Please always refer to your Mondo
Travel Specialist for further details on any of the products featured on 0800 955 655. Have a great journey! *FREE CAR STORAGE: Free car storage for up to 10 days only available to the first 50 bookings made before 30 April in conjunction with a
Cruise Holiday. Offer not available on Christmas or New Year cruises. Car storage is only available in Auckland with Booksmart Ltd - Airport and Cruise Storage and is subject to carpark availability. Your car will picked up and delivered to you at the
port or airport or a combination of the two if required. Car storage for longer than 10 days will incur an additional cost - your Mondo Travel Specialist will provide you with a personalised quote for you trip. PRIZE: Blue Lagoon Cruises 4day/3night Gold
Club Cruise for two in a Hibiscus cabin onboard MV Mystique Princess, valid on any scheduled cruise departure before 31 March 2010. The cruise includes passenger accommodation in one cabin with private facilities, all meals, cruise entertainment,
shore excursions, entrance fees and activities included in the cruise schedule. Not included are the following: airline tickets and airport taxes, pre and post cruise accommodation, land arrangements in Fiji such as transfers or any alcoholic beverages,
mineral water, soft drinks, hire of snorkelling equipment, fuel surcharge of $25.00 per person per day, gratuities or purchase of other items of a personal nature. We look forward to sharing with you the ‘magic of Fiji that you can only discover by sea’.

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