Cruise Local Superliners • River Cruising • Escorted Cruises • Luxury Cruising w to W Si w.m N a in w I gn o G W a lan up nd old Is 4- d t o o t r Cl o u av e u b IN r C l . c Cr da Cr r u o. u i s is nz e y uis e / c fo Co r u r Fi e nt i s 2 w Launch Issue ro in it ji le gb hB - n e f lu ew or e sl e 3 L ag et 0 o te A o r o pr n C nl il a ru in nd is e at b e s . e Control soright now hot ? Why is cruising Inside: 10 Reasons to Cruise LUS Weddings at Sea P boo ade in king m ather Cruise s a FREE Le rier. Cruising the Med Alaska Canada & Beyond Every eceive t Car April r allet or Sui Unique & Exotic Itineraries W Travel FREE Parking South Pacific Every Cruise booking made in April receives a FREE Leather Travel Wallet or Suit Carrier 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) 1272 Per person share twin. From: Per person share twin. From: 2096 Per person share twin. From: NZ$ Insider info - What our Travel Specialists say: NZ$ Insider info - What our Travel Specialists say: NZ$ 1029 Insider info - What our Travel Specialists say: “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 w to W Si w.m N a in w I gn o G W a lan up nd old South Pacific Is 4- d t o o t r Cl o u av e u b IN r C l . c Cr da Cr r u o. u i s is nz e y uis e / c fo Co r u r Fi e nt i s 2 w ro in it ji le gb hB - n e f lu ew or e sl e 3 L ag “Il mio mondo” - Romance on the high seas Need a reason to et 0 o te A o r o pr n C nl il a ru cruise? Here’s 10 in nd is e Weddings and honeymoons at sea are on the increase as more couples look to turn what can be a hectic event into at b e s . 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 e 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 Per person share twin. From: Per person share twin. From: 1785 Per person share twin. From: 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 w to W Si w.m N a in w I gn o G W a lan up nd old Is 4- d t o o t r Cl Cruising the Med o u av e u b IN r C l . c Cr da Cr r u o. u i s is nz e y uis e / c fo Co r u r Fi e nt i s 2 w ro in it ji le gb hB - n e f lu ew or e sl e 3 L ag et 0 o Digby Lawley, Mondo Travel’s to say Goodbye” resonated over the entire ship’s sound Going offshore to Santorini was another te A o r o pr n C Managing Director reminisces about his system as we headed overnight to our first destination, big WOW! My camera didn’t stop clicking nl il a ru in nd is Mediterranean cruising experience. Dubrovnik in Croatia. from the moment we were expertly ferried e at b e s . 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 e 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 Insider info - What our Travel Specialists say: 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 r are available on 0800 955 655 to answer any questions you may have as well as helping you with your booking. xplore ean Euise Europ Cr co rted Fully Es 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. 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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$1000 per person onboard spending credit beer and bottled water replenished daily • Gratuities are neither expected or required • Govt taxes/fees and port charges • Govt taxes/fees and port charges • Govt taxes/fees and port charges • FREE unlimited shore excursions! 2009 Departure Date: 2009 Departure Dates: • 2 for 1 savings on full brochure fare Oct 8 Jul 25, Aug 29, Sep 26 2009 Departure Dates: May 16, Jul 10, Aug 7, Sep 4, & Oct 16 Per person share twin. From: Per person share twin. From: Per person share twin. From: US$ 5355 Insider info - What our Travel Specialists say: US$ 3675 Insider info - What our Travel Specialists say: US$ Insider info - What our Travel Specialists say: 3529 “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 Call: 0800 955 655 Click: mondotravel.co.nz Visit: your Mondo store 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 Insider info - What our Travel Specialists say: NZ$ 5290 Insider info - What our Travel Specialists say: 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 w to W Si w.m N a in w I gn o G W a lan up nd old Is Unique Itineraries 4- d t o o t r Cl o u av e u b IN r C l . c Cr da Cr r u o. u i s is nz e y uis e / c fo Co r u r Fi e nt i s 2 w ro in it ji le gb hB - n e f lu ew or e sl e 3 L ag Antarctica et 0 o Ready for a te A o r o pr n C nl il a ru in nd is Try this for a conversation stopper at your next dinner party. When talk turns to holiday plans, let it slip that you’re e Voyage of at b e s . thinking of visiting the frozen southern continent that contains the South Pole. Watch the jaws drop. For some, e 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 Per person share twin. From: Per person share twin. From: Per person share twin. From: NZ$ 8399 Insider info - What our Travel Specialists say: NZ$ 10,085 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 w to W Si w.m N a in w I gn o G W a lan up nd old Is 4- d t o o t r Cl A new wave of cruising o u av e u b IN r C l . c Cr da Cr r u o. u i s is nz e y uis e / c fo Co r u r Fi e nt i s 2 w ro in it ji le gb hB - n e f lu The stunning scenery, history, architecture and culture are stand-outs in their own right, but when you add the comforts of a luxury river ship, cruising the grand ew or e sl e 3 L ag et 0 o rivers of Europe becomes a very special experience. One such cruise runs over 19 days, launching, if you like, with a two night stay in charming Vienna, visiting the te A o r o pr n C magnificent Schönbrunn Palace before flying to Amsterdam where the river ship ms Amadagio awaits for a Captain’s Gala Welcome dinner. nl il a ru in nd is e at b e s . 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. e 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 PLUS • 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 Per person share twin. From: Per person share twin. From: NZ$ 6840 Insider info - What our Travel Specialists say: US$ 2211 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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