Blue Horizons | October 2019 Edition

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Brexit Protection Guarantee When booking with ROL Cruise you need not worry about the effects of Brexit on your holiday. We guarantee the price of your holiday will not increase, plus you are fully protected by ABTA & ATOL – so don’t let Brexit stand in the way of your future cruise holidays! ROL CRUISE SHORTLISTED FOR ‘FAVOURITE CRUISE AGENT’ AWARD We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for the ‘Favourite Cruise Agent’ award for the Wave Awards 2020. We look forward to attending the awards ceremony on 2 nd April 2020! ROL CRUISE’S GERALD BUCK WINNER We are thrilled to announce that our very own Gerald Buck, Commercial Account Manager, was crowned ‘Cruise Agent of the Year’ at the TTG Travel Awards 2019. More than 100 travel agents entered the agent categories for this year’s awards, completing written submissions that were then judged by a panel of industry leaders.

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T he winter months are on the horizon, but that shouldn’t stop you from booking your next cruise holiday – be that a winter sun getaway or exclusive expedition voyage. In this edition of Blue Horizons, you’ll unearth bucket-list worthy destinations as well as incredible added value, some of which is only available when booking with ROL Cruise! On pages 8-13 you’ll find exceptional cruise offers from traditional favourite, Cunard, including their Brand New 2021 Launch Promotion , Queen Mary 2’s Grand World Voyage including exclusive complimentary upgrades – only available to book with ROL Cruise – and an exclusive ROL Cruise Signature Experience to enjoy a three night journey on board the Indian Pacific Train. Not only this, but turn to page 14 for an exclusive Q&A with ROL Cruise Ambassador, Jennie Bond. Looking for the hottest October deals? Turn to pages 16-17 where you will find a fantastic selection of All-Inclusive cruises from Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines. From only £699pp , you can experience small ship cruising and experience the Fjords of Greenland, discover the beauty of France, explore the Capitals of the Baltic, plus so much more. An ROL Cruise Signature Experience awaits on pages 30-31 where you can join Hurtigruten on the ultimate expedition of Central America & Beyond. Only available to book with ROL Cruise, you can enjoy the incredible chance to sail the Sea of Cortez, as seen on Blue Planet II. As well as this, enjoy a variety of added benefits including hotel stays, a journey on board the Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu and exclusive launch savings. Please don’t miss out on this truly unique experience! Looking to escape to the Caribbean this winter? Turn to page 58 where you can join P&O Cruises well-loved Azura or newly-

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Dame Helen Mirren Christens Scenic Eclipse in New York

Dame Helen Mirren has become the Godmother of Scenic Eclipse , the World’s First Discovery Yacht TM , when it was christened in New York on 10 th September 2019. When asked about her role, the Oscar-winning actress said, “I am very honoured to have been chosen as the Godmother to such a beautiful vessel as Scenic Eclipse. She will have many adventures and a wonderful life as she transports her guests in immaculate style and great safety to beautiful places.”

Scenic Eclipse

PLEASE TURN TO PAGES 46-47 TO JOURNEY TO ENJOY A RIVER CRUISE TO EGYPT WITH SCENIC

Introducing APT’s Brand New RV AmaMekong

The brand new ship on the Mekong River, the enchanting RV AmaMekong provides a spacious retreat to truly enjoy the lush landscapes of Vietnam & Cambodia. With just 44 suites accompanying a maximum of 88 guests, its intimate size means your voyage is highly personalised. Showcasing a modern sophisticated style with a nod to colonial times, this is a ship beyond compare.

refurbished Britannia on a bestselling Caribbean Cruise. From only £1,349pp this is one

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Sail on board the brand new RV AmaMekong during her maiden season on pages 44-45

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04 - 05 P&O CRUISES 08 - 13 CUNARD

The Official No-Fly 2021 Launch Promotion The Exclusive 2021 Upgrade Promotion The Exclusive 2021 New Zealand & Australia Exploration

15 CELEBRITY CRUISES ® 16 - 19 Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines 20 - 22 CRUISE & MARITIME VOYAGES 24 - 25 SAGA Join Saga Sapphire During Her Farewell Season 28 - 31 HURTIGRUTEN The Maiden No-Fly Northern Lights

Expedition Launch Promotion The Grand Expedition of Central America & Beyond

34 - 35 AURORA EXPEDITIONS

The Pioneering Circumnavigation of Iceland

36 - 37 HOLLAND AMERICA LINE ® 38 - 39 CELEBRITY CRUISES ® 40 - 41 AZAMARA ®

The Bestselling 2021 South America & Cape Horn Exclusive Launch Promotion

E D I T O R I A L S 50 - 51 PRINCESS CRUISES ® 53 OCEANIA CRUISES ® 54 - 55 SILVERSEA 56 - 57 REGENT SEVEN SEAS CRUISES ® 58 LATES 42 - 43 EMERALD WATERWAYS 44 - 45 APT 46 - 47 SCENIC 48 - 49 STAR CLIPPERS

First Day on Sale – Sail the Shores of the Caribbean

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DESIRABLE DESTINATIONS: Adventure in Akureyri TEMPLES, TIGERS & THE INDIAN GOLDEN TRIANGLE

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THE BESTSELLING 2020/21 No-fly cruise PROMOTION Iona’s maiden season from only £869 pp

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Choice, flexibility and the ability to create your own on board experiences lie at the heart of Iona . She has been designed by the world’s leading design and guest experience teams to make sure you have a wealth of dining, entertainment, socialising and relaxation options to make your holiday extra special. And rest assured, the P&O Cruises DNA will still shine through. You’ll be treated to the best British hospitality and standards of service that you know and love. INTRODUCING IONA

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Bring the outdoors in with a personal and versatile conservatory-style room that forms an extension to the suite. This space, which includes stylish L-shaped seating, can be closed off or left open according to the time of day or mood. In the morning keep it closed to enjoy a quiet coffee overlooking the ocean. By day it opens out fully onto the balcony. In the evening, it transforms into a spacious environment for private celebrations and socialising over pre-dinner drinks with friends and family.

The Keel and Cow is an unpretentious gastropub, where food and drink have been crafted into something truly special. It offers a quick and convenient breakfast for those going ashore, and lunchtimes bring top-quality, authentic gastropub fare to the fore. At night, guests can gather with friends to enjoy hearty dishes or select from a range of steaks from the dry-ageing fridge. The Keel and Cow is the perfect place to bring friends and family together to enjoy delicious food, real hand-pumped ales and a great selection of craft ales.

The Grand Atrium is the beating heart of Iona ; a lively signature space that encapsulates the spirit of the ship. The architecturally impressive space boasts a contemporary design that brings in uninterrupted panoramic sea views and natural light. By day, it’s a place to meet, dine, relax, be entertained or simply watch the world go by; by night, it’s an immersive destination venue, balancing intimate spaces with larger social areas. The space seamlessly transitions between day and night through lighting and sound.

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- Magnificent theatre with West-End style shows - A range of tantalising dining options from Michelin-starred chefs to informal buffets PLUS , book by 31 st October 2019 and receive a FREE Bettys Gift – EXCLUSIVELY for Blue Horizons readers + JUST A DEPOSIT REQUIRED TO SECURE YOUR PREFERRED CABIN THEN NOTHING TO PAY UNTIL 2020 EXCLUSIVE CRUISE MILES Earn up to 5,858 when booking one of these incredible voyages ††

Full board no-fly cruising on board the brand new Iona during her maiden season including: - ON BOARD SPENDING MONEY of up to £290 for all bookings * OR car parking # OR coach transfers ## - BONUS on board spending money of up to £410 for Sea view Cabins & above * - NO TIPS REQUIRED on board ≃ - The currency on board is pound sterling, so you won’t be affected by any foreign exchange rate fluctuations - A uniquely British cruising experience

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Cruise from LESS THAN £63 PP per night ±±

Ålesund, Norway

Barcelona, Spain

Lisbon, Portugal

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HIGHLIGHTS OF SPAIN & PORTUGAL

SPAIN, PORTUGAL & Canary Islands

7 NIGHT WEEKLY DEPARTURES ARE AVAILABLE FROM 23 RD MAY TO 19 TH SEPTEMBER 2020

Day 1 Embark Iona and depart Southampton Day 4 Vigo, Spain Day 6 Gibraltar 14 NIGHTS DEPARTING 26 TH SEPTEMBER, 31 ST OCTOBER & 28 TH NOVEMBER 2020 & 2 ND & 30 TH JANUARY & 6 TH MARCH 2021 Gibraltar offers wonderful views of the Bay of Gibraltar and the Moroccan mountains from the Rock Restaurant, served by cable car from the Grand Parade. Birdwatchers can spot more than 230 species and there are clearly marked nature trails you can follow to discover the country’s flora and fauna. The most famous ‘fauna’ of course, are Gibraltar’s Barbary apes – get off the cable car at the halfway station to see these, then proceed to the top and hire an audio tape charting the Rock’s fascinating history food and inviting beaches means that it is truly a destination that has something for everyone. A stroll along its main thoroughfare, Las Ramblas, is essential but don’t forget to stray off into the Gothic Quarter with its maze-like streets. Gaudí’s influence can, of course, be seen all over the city from the colourful Park Güell to his majestic unfinished masterpiece La Sagrada Família Some of the best views of the Portuguese capital come as your ship cruises along the Tagus River. You pass the Belém Tower and the impressive Monument to the Discoveries with its statue of Henry the Navigator before arriving at Lisbon’s port Day 7 Alicante, Spain Day 8 - Barcelona, Spain (overnight) Day 9 Barcelona’s stunning blend of intriguing architecture, irrepressible culture, exquisite Day 11 Seville (from Cádiz), Spain Day 12 Lisbon, Portugal Day 15 Arrive in Southampton Days not mentioned are spent relaxing at sea. Itinerary is based on 2 nd January 2021 and ports of call may vary on other dates

14 NIGHTS DEPARTING 10 TH OCTOBER, 14 TH NOVEMBER & 19 TH DECEMBER 2020, 16 TH JANUARY, 20 TH FEBRUARY & 20 TH MARCH 2021

Day 1 Day 3

Embark Iona and depart Southampton Stavanger, Norway Stavanger, Norway’s fourth largest city is renowned across the world for its unique geographical hotspots – beloved of hikers and photographers alike – and the historical architecture scattered throughout the area Olden, Norway Olden is a stunning example of the magic of Norwegian villages. Rows of red-roofed houses are reflected in crystal clear fjord waters, snow-capped mountains tower overhead, and glaciers glisten in the distance Cruise Innvikfjorden Cruise Nordfjord Ålesund, Norway The coastal town of Ålesund is known for its stunning Art Noveau architecture as well as offering a rich variety of exciting activities. Of particular note is its proximity to the UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Geirangerfjord, the bird sanctuary island of Runde, or the spectacular snow- capped mountains of Hjørundfjord and the Sunnmørsalpene Bergen, Norway Home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bryggen – the “Hanseaic Wharf”, Bergen, a UNESCO World Heritage city itself is surrounded by stunning hills and fjords. Take the Fløibanen funicular to the top of Mount Fløyen for magnificent panoramic views of Bergen where you can also enjoy lunch or snacks in the restaurant and pick up souvenirs for your loved ones

Day 1 Day 5 Day 6

Embark Iona and depart Southampton

Funchal, Madeira

Santa Cruz, Tenerife Lush forests, spectacular beaches, deserts, mountains – Tenerife’s options will leave you in a quandary for how to spend your precious day. Take a cable car to the top of Mount Teide, a volcano which also happens to be the highest point in Spain Arrecife, Lanzarote Go camelback riding and explore the spectacular landscapes of Timanfaya National Park, visit the beautiful Jameos Del Agua Cave and enjoy panoramic views from the Mirador del Rio lookout point Seville (from Cádiz), Spain A symphony of everything Andalucian, Seville is home to flamenco, bullfighting and the spectacular Alcazar, has countless winding, medieval lanes and a delightful collection of romantic plazas. A city scented by orange blossom, the tapas is traditionally tasty and the locals supremely stylish Follow in the footsteps of the world’s greatest explorers as you wind your way through Lisbon’s cobblestone streets. Take in the tree-lined squares, ancient castles and colourful cityscape of Portugal’s capital city. Stroll along the historic waterfront, view medieval architecture and be enveloped by Lisbon’s artistic atmosphere. Embrace your natural curiosity and explore the city’s picturesque streets and spacious plazas Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

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Day 15 Arrive in Southampton Days not mentioned are spent relaxing at sea. Itinerary is based on 16 th January 2020 departure date and ports of call may vary on other dates

Day 8 Arrive in Southampton Days not mentioned are spent relaxing at sea. Itinerary is based on 12 th September 2020 departure date and ports of call may vary on other dates

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Welcome to TRADITIONAL CRUISING WITH ICONIC CUNARD

ROL Cruise are excited to present to you a selection of incredible voyages with Cunard – featuring their Official No-Fly 2021 Launch Promotion, an exquisite No-Fly Grand World Voyage and an exclusive ROL Cruise Signature Experience. The next few pages will take you on an exceptional journey of discovery, including a host of added benefits, some of which only available when booking with ROL Cruise. Please don’t miss out on any of these exciting journeys and call ROL Cruise today to secure your preferred stateroom or suite.

YOUR CUNARD QUEENS

QUEEN ELIZABETH The newest luxury liner, named in 2010 by Her Majesty the Queen recalls the rich heritage of the first Cunarder to bear the name. Recently, she underwent a refit and you are invited to immerse yourself in endless entertainment, luxurious accommodation and an array of dining choices. Her Art Deco features and gleaming chandeliers blend with contemporary attractions to ensure a remarkable holiday.

QUEEN MARY 2 Queen Mary 2 is a remarkable flagship, her style and elegance are legendary. Above all, it’s the space she offers and the luxury for you to do as little or as much as you wish which sets her apart. Experience her lavish suites and staterooms, sumptuous restaurants, and fabulous public spaces.

QUEEN VICTORIA Similar in size and layout to her sister ship, Queen Elizabeth, Queen Victoria will delight you with her special appeal, where elegance and unique features combine seamlessly with outstanding hospitality. You’ll discover an extraordinary way to see the world. Her classical decor has an Edwardian elegance – warm-toned and plush – executed with Cunard’s hallmark flair.

space to relax in their suites, exclusive lounges, and terraces. Meanwhile, the finest food and wines make every meal something to savour in the Grill restaurants, where only the very best will do. REFINED JOURNEYS The art of travelling well has been perfected by Cunard over many years. Suffused with elegance and a sense of assured ease in every detail, the spacious, uncrowded ships set the benchmark in luxury ocean travel, providing a classic and refined experience for those with discerning tastes. THE CUNARD EXPERIENCE

SOPHISTICATED DINING On a Cunard ship, whichever restaurant you are dining in, everything is beautifully presented and offered with wines that complement your choice perfectly. Often what’s on offer reflects where you are in the world, as their chefs make use of fresh, local ingredients. The service is always impeccable, but never intrusive. For those special occasions, The Verandah offers the ultimate dining experience at sea. GRILL SUITES Grill Suites are the epitome of the Cunard experience with guests enjoying attentive service and the

WHITE STAR SERVICE – AS IMMACULATE AS A PAIR OF WHITE GLOVES Cunard pride themselves on a service that goes above and beyond your expectations. It’s the warm smile that welcomes you on embarkation, the white- gloved hand that serves you Afternoon Tea, and the polite yet friendly greeting in the corridor. From then on, you’ll notice that every detail of your cruise has been carefully considered to make sure you have the most enjoyable, memorable and luxurious experience on board.

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YOUR INCREDIBLE ROL CRUISE LAUNCH FARES Day 9 - Relaxing at sea Day 14 Use your on board spend to treat yourself to a three day SpaClub Passport in the Canyon Ranch SpaClub ® and indulge in a variety of treatments Day 15 Arrive in Southampton Days not mentioned are spent relaxing at sea. Itinerary is based on 19 th April 2021 departure Day 1 Embark Queen Mary 2 and depart Southampton Day 2 - Relaxing at sea Day 7 Savour seven nights at sea. Queen Mary 2 has a timeless appeal, combining a wonderful sense of glamorous history and modern style. Perhaps begin your voyage with the famous daily Afternoon Tea in the Queens Room, or take a seat in Illuminations and enjoy a 3D film, planetarium show ×× or famous Insights speaker With more restaurants, museums and iconic sights than perhaps any other destination, there’s something for everyone in the Big Apple. As the setting for so many famous films, New York City contains some of the world’s most universally recognised landmarks. You could easily while away an afternoon simply taking it all in. The torch-bearing Statue of Liberty is, of course, an essential sight to see, as is the world-famous Times Square. You’ll also want to visit the Empire State Building - standing at 1,454 feet high, the Art Deco-style building’s observation deck offers breathtaking views of the city ICONIC TRANSATLANTIC VOYAGE 14 NIGHTS DEPARTING 19 TH APRIL, 21 ST MAY, 9 TH JUNE, 15 TH AUGUST, 5 TH SEPTEMBER & 22 ND OCTOBER 2021 Day 8 New York, USA

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THE ULTIMATE NORTH AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY VOYAGE 20 NIGHTS DEPARTING 23 RD JUNE 2021

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE BRITISH ISLES 13 NIGHTS DEPARTING 17 TH MAY 2021

JUNE 2021 Wed 23 Embark Queen Mary 2 and depart Southampton Wed 30 New York, USA JULY 2021 Fri 2 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

MAY 2021 Mon 17 Embark Queen Victoria and depart Southampton Tue 18 St. Peter Port, Guernsey Thu 20 Liverpool, England Sat 22 Kirkwall, Orkney Islands Sun 23 Inverness (from Invergordon), Scotland Tue 25 Oban, Scotland Wed 26 Glasgow (from Greenock), Scotland

Sat 3 - Boston, Massachusetts, USA (overnight) H INDEPENDENCE DAY H Sun 4 Witness the Independence Day festivities in Boston including a spectacular fireworks display. In 1775, the people of New England began fighting the British for their independence and on 2 nd July 1776, the Congress secretly voted for independence from Great Britain. The Declaration of Independence was first published two days later on 4 th July 1776 but wasn’t actually signed until a month later. Today Independence Day is a federal holiday in the United States, commonly known as the `Fourth of July’, where celebrations include fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, sports games and much more

Glasgow has so much to offer including a world-class cultural scene, fantastic shopping and historic architecture. Explore Glasgow’s history by visiting Tall Ship Glenlee at the Riverside Museum, the great Titan Crane on the Clyde and the fascinating Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Thu 27 Belfast, Northern Ireland Fri 28 Cork (from Ringaskiddy), Ireland

Tue 6 New York, USA Tue 13 Arrive in Southampton Dates not mentioned are spent relaxing at sea

Sun 30 Arrive Southampton Dates not mentioned are spent relaxing at sea

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MAGNIFICENT BALTIC TREASURES 14 NIGHTS DEPARTING 27 TH JUNE 2021 JUNE 2021 Sun 27 Embark Queen Victoria and depart Southampton Tue 29 Hamburg, Germany JULY 2021 Thu 1 Aarhus, Denmark H Maiden port of call H Fri 2 Bornholm, Denmark Sun 4 - St. Petersburg, Russia (overnight) Mon 5 St. Petersburg is breathtakingly beautiful. In this city that is often called the Venice of the North, rivers and canals intermingle with spectacular architecture, magnificent museums and ornate palaces. Gold-domed cathedrals hold sway above the impassive Neva, while the renowned Hermitage Museum has enough priceless art to hold your attention for a month

CROATIAN & ITALIAN WONDERS 19 NIGHTS DEPARTING 1 ST OCTOBER 2021

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Embark Queen Victoria and depart Southampton

Mon 4 Seville (from Cádiz), Spain Fri 8 Dubrovnik, Croatia

The Pearl of the Adriatic is in a beautiful location in the far south of Croatia, on the Adriatic Sea. It’s known for its distinctive Old Town, encircled by massive stone walls since the 16 th century

Sat 9 Zadar, Croatia Sun 10 Venice, Italy Mon 11 Sibenik, Croatia Wed 13 Transit the Messina Strait Thu 14 Cagliari, Sardinia Sat 16 Gibraltar

Tue 6 Helsinki, Finland Thu 8 Kiel, Germany Fri 9 Gothenburg, Sweden Sun 11 Arrive in Southampton Dates not mentioned are spent relaxing at sea

Take a cable car ride to the Upper Rock Nature Reserve, this gives spectacular views of the two continents. At the top there is a chance to see the famous Barbary Apes

Wed 20 Arrive in Southampton Dates not mentioned are spent relaxing at sea

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THE EXCLUSIVE 2021 UPGRADE PROMOTION THE NO-FLY QUEEN MARY 2 GRAND WORLD VOYAGE

EXCLUSIVE AFTERNOON TEA FOR TWO AT THE RITZ FOR ALL BOOKINGS +

COMPLIMENTARY ON BOARD SPEND OF UP TO $3,000 *

GRATUITIES INCLUDED SAVING UP TO $2,600 ≃

EXCLUSIVE RETURN PRIVATE UK CHAUFFEUR SERVICE FOR ALL BOOKINGS **

UNBEATABLE STATEROOM UPGRADES ^ – ONLY AVAILABLE WITH ROL CRUISE

YOUR UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES During this unforgettable 99 night Grand World Voyage, you will visit 30 ports in 15 countries including 34 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Read on to find out more... TEIDE NATIONAL PARK, TENERIFE

and coral. Being part of Seven Wonders of the natural World, it is not an experience to miss. BAHLA FORT, OMAN

Bahla Fort is one of the oldest forts in Oman and the only one in Oman to be added to the UNESCO World Heritage list. It was built by the Bani Nebhan tribe who resided in the area from the 12 th to 15 th century. It is an outstanding example of a fortified settlement during the medieval Islamic period. PETRA, JORDAN Inland from Aqaba lies the astonishing and ancient hidden city of Petra. Looming like a mirage that melts into the copper sandstone hills of the desert. A rare delight. At over 9,000 years old, Petra is a breathtaking experience. This was once the capital of a flourishing civilisation that stretched from the Mediterranean to the Red Sea. ATHENS, GREECE The Acropolis of Athens is a striking ancient site which was once the very centre of civilisation. It overlooks the city and from the Parthenon it is possible to see all of Athens. Do not miss the chance to visit one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world.

South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15 th to the 19 th century. It houses a mixture of culture, heritage buildings and architecture such as a Japanese designed bridge, Chinese temples and French colonial houses. Alternatively, explore the former imperial city of Hué which features sprawling temples and pavilions. Visit the Ngo Mon Gate (the main gate to the imperial city) which in yesteryear, was exclusively for the Emperor and the Royal family. Or, visit the My Son Sanctuary which dates to the 4 th century and holds the remains of impressive Hindu themed buildings, stone sculptures and towers. This magnificent site was the political capital of the ancient Champa civilisation and lay unnoticed until renovation in 1898. GREAT BARRIER REEF, AUSTRALIA Laid-back Cairns is your gateway to the World Heritage- listed Great Barrier Reef; a spectacular location for snorkelling and diving amongst kaleidoscopic marine life

The Teide National Park features the impressive Mount Teide that rises 7,500 metres above the ocean floor, making its Spain’s highest peak. Enjoy a glorious cable car ride up to the top and experience incredible vistas that are sure to wow all of those lucky enough to experience. ROYAL EXHIBITION BUILDING, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA The Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens is a true cultural delight and was designed and built for international shows in 1880. It is one of the world’s oldest remaining exhibition pavilions. The building houses interesting exhibitions and events whilst the garden features ornamental lakes and elaborate fountains. VIETNAM Hoi An Ancient Town is a well-preserved example of a

Cape Town, South Africa

Sydney, Australia

Hong Kong

** Private UK Chauffeur Service is tiered depending on grade booked and is up to 150 miles each way. Additional mileage may be available at a supplement. + Afternoon Tea for Two at the Ritz conditions of Cunard (ATOL 6294) and Reader Offers Limited Agency terms of business apply. Please see back page for full terms and conditions.

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YOUR CUNARD GRAND VOYAGE EXPERIENCE The iconic ships of Cunard have been defining sophisticated ocean travel for over a century. Cunard Line has undertaken more world voyages and sent more ships around the globe than any other shipping line, making them the true experts in World Voyages. For 2021 and lasting 99 nights, Cunard’s flagship, Queen Mary 2 , takes you on an unforgettable journey to discover the tastes of Africa, Australia’s cool cities and beaches, Asia’s temples and ancient wonders and European gems. The magic of travelling between the world’s most iconic destinations on board one of the world’s most luxurious ships simply cannot be matched. It’s a lifestyle choice that offers the opportunity to explore everything from bustling metropolises to remote villages, over the course of more than three months, all from the comfort of your ship. THE ICONIC QUEEN MARY 2 Join Queen Mary 2 on her 2021 Grand World Voyage and experience resplendent, traditional luxury on a journey of epic proportions. Spacious and uncrowded, Queen Mary 2 sets the benchmark in luxury ocean travel, providing a classic and refined experience for those with discerning tastes. Cunard pride themselves on a service that goes above and beyond your expectations, ensuring you have the most memorable and luxurious experience on board.

Experience the Difference WHAT’S INCLUDED IN YOUR EXCLUSIVE ROL CRUISE PROMOTION BOOK WITH THE TOP PARTNER FOR CUNARD EXCLUSIVE COMPLIMENTARY return Private UK Chauffeur Service, up to 150 miles each way, for all - Ballroom dancing and iconic white gloved afternoon tea in the Queens Room - Unlimited luggage allowance – remove the worry of any luggage restrictions

Pre-paid gratuities included saving up to $2,600 ≃ EXCLUSIVE COMPLIMENTARY Afternoon Tea at the Ritz for all bookings + 99 nights of full board cruising on board Queen Mary 2 , including: - EXCLUSIVE COMPLIMENTARY Oceanview to Balcony Stateroom upgrade ^ - Elegant welcome on board reception - Unique commemorative gift - World Voyage cocktail parties & shoreside Gala Dinner - Services of a World Voyage Concierge and use of private lounge - A stunning selection of dining options, bars and lounges

bookings ** – Book your world cruise with ROL Cruise and we’ll pay for your transfers to and from the port, allowing you to relax as soon as you leave home EXCLUSIVE COMPLIMENTARY PRE-CRUISE HOTEL STAY for Club Balcony Staterooms (A2) & above ‡ EXCLUSIVE COMPLIMENTARY STATEROOM UPGRADES^ – only available when booking with ROL Cruise. Enjoy incredible stateroom and suite upgrades, allowing you to relax in enhanced style during your world voyage COMPLIMENTARY on board spend of up to $3,000 for all bookings * JANUARY 2021 Your EXCLUSIVE COMPLIMENTARY Private UK Chauffeur Service will transfer you to the port in style ** Sun 10 Embark Queen Mary 2 and depart Southampton Thu 14 Santa Cruz, Tenerife Sat 23 - Cape Town, South Africa (two night Mon 25 stay) Wed 27 Port Elizabeth, South Africa Fri 29 Durban, South Africa FEBRUARY 2021 Tue 2 Port Louis, Mauritius Wed 3 Le Port, Réunion Thu 11 Perth (from Fremantle), Australia Fri 12 Margaret River (from Busselton), Australia

PLUS , book by 8:30pm 31 st October 2019 and receive a FREE Case of World Wines – EXCLUSIVELY for Blue Horizons readers + JUST A DEPOSIT NEEDED TO SECURE YOUR PREFERRED STATEROOM/SUITE THEN NOTHING TO PAY UNTIL 2020

EXCLUSIVE DOUBLE CRUISE MILES Earn up to 268,916 Cruise Miles when booking this grand world voyage, worth £2,689 off your next booking with ROL Cruise ††

YOUR MAGNIFICENT 99 NIGHT WORLD VOYAGE DEPARTS 10 TH JANUARY 2021

Fri 5 Tue 9 -

Bitung, Indonesia

Your EXCLUSIVE COMPLIMENTARY Private UK Chauffeur Service will be waiting to transfer you home in style ** Dates not mentioned are spent relaxing at sea YOUR INCREDIBLE ROL CRUISE FARES

Hong Kong, China (overnight)

Wed 10 Fri 12 Hué or Da Nang (from Chân Mây), Vietnam Sun 14 Ho Chi Minh City (from Phú M ỹ ), Vietnam Tue 16 - Singapore (overnight) Wed 17 Thu 18 Kuala Lumpur (from Port Kelang), Malaysia

STATEROOM/SUITE

GRADE

ROL CRUISE FARE (pp)

BRITANNIA RESTAURANT Inside IF

£11,199 £15,199

Oceanview

EF

Fri 19 Penang, Malaysia Mon 22 Colombo, Sri Lanka Sat 27 Abu Dhabi, UAE Sun 28 - Dubai, UAE (overnight) Mon 29 Wed 31 Muscat, Oman APRIL 2021 Fri 2 Salalah, Oman Wed 7 Petra (from Aqaba), Jordan Fri 9 Transit the Suez Canal Sun 11 Athens (from Piraeus), Greece Wed 14 Barcelona, Spain Fri 16 Seville (from Cádiz), Spain Mon 19 Arrive in Southampton

EXCLUSIVE COMPLIMENTARY upgrade to a Balcony Stateroom (DF † ) ^ Balcony BF EXCLUSIVE COMPLIMENTARY upgrade to a Balcony Stateroom (BC) ^ Club Balcony A2 £23,399 EXCLUSIVE COMPLIMENTARY upgrade to a Club Balcony Stateroom (A1) ^ PRINCESS & QUEENS GRILL Princess Grill Suite P2 £34,799 EXCLUSIVE COMPLIMENTARY upgrade to a Princess Grill Suite (P1) ^ Queens Grill Suite Q6 £39,759 EXCLUSIVE COMPLIMENTARY upgrade to a Queens Grill Suite (Q5) ^ Penthouse Suite Q3 £67,229 Solo fares may be available on request £19,359

Tue 16 Adelaide, Australia Thu 18 Melbourne, Australia Sat 20 - Sydney, Australia (overnight)

Sun 21 Tue 23

Brisbane, Australia Fri 26 Cairns (from Yorkey’s Knob), Australia MARCH 2021 Tue 2 Darwin, Australia

Dubai, UAE

Petra, Jordan

Athens, Greece

voucher is based on one per booking, for UK addresses only. Case of World Wines is based on one per booking, for UK mainland addresses only. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. Booking

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THE EXCLUSIVE 2021 NEW ZEALAND & AUSTRALIA EXPLORATION FEATURING A THREE NIGHT JOURNEY ON BOARD THE INDIAN PACIFIC TRAIN

EXCLUSIVE COMPLIMENTARY

4 H HOTEL STAYS IN AUCKLAND, SYDNEY & PERTH ‡

EXCLUSIVE LAUNCH SAVINGS

COMPLIMENTARY ON BOARD SPEND OF UP TO $490 *

EXCLUSIVE COMPLIMENTARY

PRIVATE UK CHAUFFEUR SERVICE **

OF UP TO £4,100 ±

STATEROOM UPGRADES ^

YOUR THREE NIGHT JOURNEY ON BOARD THE INDIAN PACIFIC TRAIN

YOUR OFF TRAIN EXPERIENCES From the spectacular heights of the majestic Blue Mountains to the beautifully barren expanse of the Nullarbor Plain, this truly is a journey of contrasts. Enjoy a range of different Off Train Excursions and Outback Experiences throughout your three-night journey aboard the Indian Pacific train. These excursions × are specially designed to fit in with the train timetable so you’ll have the opportunity to take in some of the area’s best sights and better yet, they are included as part of your journey. OFF TRAIN EXCURSIONS × Broken Hill – Explore the quirkiness of the ‘Silver City’ and learn about the rich mining history. Visit the Royal Flying Doctor Base, tour the city and surrounds, and visit one of the impressive art galleries. Adelaide – Enjoy a tour taking in sights such as Montefiore Hill, Colonel Light’s Lookout, Adelaide Oval Cricket Ground, Lake Torrens, the magnificent stone buildings of North Terrace, the festival Centre and Rundle Street café scene. Rawlinna Dinner – On the fringes of Australia’s biggest sheep stations, this little outpost on the Nullarbor Plain is pure jackaroo country. The Rawlinna Station is home to up to 80,000 sheep spread across 2.5 million acres. During your stop, you will be invited to disembark and partake in drinks and canapes served around a bonfire under the wide Nullarbor skies.

YOUR GOLD CABIN JOURNEY INCLUDES… • A comfortable sleeper cabin featuring private en-suite and upper and lower berths that convert to a three seater lounge by day • All-inclusive dining in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant • All-inclusive Australian wines, beers, base spirits and non-alcoholic beverages ++ • All-inclusive off train excursions × and short stops • In-cabin music channels and journey audio commentary available • Power outlets in your cabin OR UPGRADE YOUR JOURNEY TO PLATINUM SERVICE AND ENJOY... • Almost twice the size of a Gold Twin cabin, these feature lower twin or double beds and by day they are configured as a private lounge with deluxe lounge seating, a table and two Ottomans • Full size en-suite equipped with shower, vanity with cupboard space, toilet and complimentary Australian bathroom amenities • Picture windows offering views from both sides of the train • Freshly prepared continental in-cabin breakfasts served upon request • Complimentary refreshments served in-cabin • In-cabin safe • Entry into Platinum Club, a deluxe bar, lounge and fully flexible dining area exclusive to Platinum guests

Broken Hill

**Chauffeur transfers are based on two adults sharing, up to 100 miles each way and is tiered depending on grade booked. Additional mileage can be purchased at a supplement. Wildlife apply. Please see back page for full terms and conditions.

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A BRAND NEW LAUNCH PROMOTION – ONLY AVAILABLE TO BOOK WITH ROL CRUISE

24 NIGHTS DEPARTING 23 RD JANUARY 2021

JANUARY 2021 BOOK a Princess Grill Suite (P2) or above & your EXCLUSIVE COMPLIMENTARY Private UK Chauffeur Service will transfer you to the airport in style ** Sat 23 - Fly from London to Auckland, New Zealand > Sun 24 Mon 25 Auckland, New Zealand Upon arrival, transfer to The Grand Millennium Hotel ‡ for your two night stay Tue 26 Auckland, New Zealand BOOK a Balcony Stateroom (CB † ) or above & enjoy EXCLUSIVE COMPLIMENTARY admission to Auckland’s Sky Tower × . Stretched over a volcanic field on New Zealand’s North Island is multicultural Auckland. The country’s largest city, this thriving hub offers everything you would expect – enchanting scenery at every turn, fascinating Maori heritage and friendly locals. The urban centre occupies a narrow isthmus between two harbours, while the outer region boasts beautiful beaches, fertile farmlands and rainforest-covered hills. One of the best ways to appreciate Auckland’s amazing vistas is from the 328m tall Sky Tower which offers impressive 360-degree views of the city

Tue 9

Sydney, Australia Disembark and transfer to the Rydges World Square Sydney hotel ‡ for your overnight stay This morning, transfer to the station and embark the Indian Pacific train for your three night journey to Perth. As the train winds through the breathtaking Blue Mountains, explore the comforts of life on board, get acquainted with your cabin and fellow travellers. After settling in, savour your first meal – a regionally-inspired dinner paired with all-inclusive fine wines and beverages. After dinner, join fellow guests for a late night drink or head back to your cabin for your first night on board (D) Arrive in the ‘Silver City’ of Broken Hill as the day begins, where you embark on a morning of Off Train Excursions to discover the mining history and artistic culture of this unique town where the streets are wide and there’s a pub on every corner. Lunch is served on board as the Indian Pacific enters the southern tip of the spectacular and ancient Flinders Ranges. Arriving in the city of Adelaide in the afternoon, you have the choice of a tour of the city, a visit to the world famous Barossa Valley or McLaren Vale wine regions (seasonal), or a trip to the beautiful Adelaide Hills featuring the culinary delights of Hahndorf (B, L, D) You’ll awake to the seemingly endless expanse of the Nullarbor Plain. Breakfast is served as you travel along the longest stretch of straight railway track in the world. This evening, your sense of wonder will be ignited as you enjoy the tranquillity of dinner under the brilliant desert stars in the remote and beautiful Rawlinna (B, L, D)

Wed 10 Sydney, Australia

Thu 11 H Broken Hill – Barossa Valley – Adelaide Surrounds H

Fri 12 H Nullarbor Plain – Rawlinna Dinner H

Wed 27 Auckland, New Zealand

Transfer to the port and embark the iconic Queen Elizabeth for your 12 night voyage

Thu 28 Tauranga, New Zealand Sat 30 Christchurch (from Akaroa), New Zealand Sun 31 Dunedin, New Zealand FEBRUARY 2021 Mon 1 Cruising Fjordland National Park

Sat 13 Perth, Australia

After lunch on board, disembark the train and transfer to the Four Points by Sheraton hotel ‡ for your two night stay

Sun 14 Perth, Australia

As you sail through parts of Fiordland National Park, you will appreciate how it has mesmerised and intrigued travellers and tourists over the centuries, with its graceful and mostly untouched beauty. Amongst and beyond the glacier-carved fjords of Doubtful and Milford Sound, stand impressive snow-capped peaks, luscious green slopes and forests that are home to unusual and unique species

BOOK a Balcony Stateroom (CB † ) or above & enjoy an EXCLUSIVE COMPLIMENTARY Perth & Fremantle tour ×

Mon 15 Perth, Australia

Transfer to the airport for your overnight flight to London >

Tue 16 Arrive in London Dates not mentioned are spent relaxing at sea Meals on the tour are included as stated: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner YOUR EXCLUSIVE ROL CRUISE LAUNCH FARES

Thu 4 Hobart, Tasmania Fri 5 Port Arthur, Tasmania Sun 7 Melbourne, Australia

Cosmopolitan Melbourne simply buzzes with life. Boasting stunning art, a vibrant music scene and excellent food, wine and coffee, it’s little wonder that it regularly tops ‘most liveable city’ rankings. Make the most of Melbourne’s extensive public transport network and get those iconic landmarks under your belt. Dart into the city centre and take in the sights at Federation Square, which represents the meeting point of stunning old and new architecture in the midst of Melbourne’s central business district. Look out for Flinder’s Street station building (listed on the Victorian Heritage register), St. Paul’s Cathedral and the ultra-modern, glass-covered Deakin Edge theatre. For the best views in Melbourne, head to Southbank’s Eureka Skydeck 88 and take the high-speed lift up to the highest public vantage point in the Southern Hemisphere EXCLUSIVE LAUNCH SAVING OF UP TO £4,100 ± EXCLUSIVE COMPLIMENTARY Private UK Chauffeur Service, up to 100 miles each way, for Princess Grill Suites (P2) & above ** TWO NIGHT stay at The Grand Millennium Hotel in Auckland ‡ - EXCLUSIVE COMPLIMENTARY admission to Auckland’s Sky Tower for Balcony Staterooms (CB † ) & above × Hotel stays at the Rydges World Square Sydney hotel ‡ 12 nights of full board cruising on board the iconic Queen Elizabeth including: - COMPLIMENTARY on board spend of up to $490 for all bookings * - EXCLUSIVE COMPLIMENTARY stateroom upgrades ^ THREE NIGHT journey on board the Indian Pacific train from Sydney to Perth in a Gold Twin share cabin featuring:

STATEROOM/SUITE

GRADE

FULL FARE (PP)

ROL CRUISE FARE (pp)

£5,299

Inside

IF

£6,449 £6,599

Deluxe Inside £5,899 EXCLUSIVE COMPLIMENTARY upgrade to an Oceanview Stateroom (FC † ) ^ Oceanview EB £7,299 £6,499 EXCLUSIVE COMPLIMENTARY upgrade to a Balcony Stateroom (CB † ) ^ Club Balcony A2 £8,699 £7,899 Princess Grill Suite P2 £9,749 £8,799 Grand Suite Q1 £21,549 £19,499 Solo fares are available on request GA

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN YOUR EXCLUSIVE ROL CRUISE SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

- All-inclusive Australian wines, beers, base spirits and non-alcoholic beverages ++ TWO NIGHT hotel stay at the Four Points by Sheraton hotel in Perth, Australia ‡ - EXCLUSIVE COMPLIMENTARY Perth & Fremantle tour for Balcony Staterooms (CB † ) & above × Return flights from London (regional and premium class flights may be available on request > ) & all overseas transfers PLUS, book by 8:30pm 31 st October 2019 and receive a FREE Case of Australian Wine – EXCLUSIVELY for Blue Horizons readers + JUST A DEPOSIT REQUIRED TO SECURE YOUR PREFERRED STATEROOM/ SUITE THEN NOTHING TO PAY UNTIL 2020 EXCLUSIVE CRUISE MILES

- Off-train excursions × - All-inclusive dining

Earn up to 38,998 when booking this exclusive voyage, worth £389 off your next booking with ROL Cruise ††

sightings are not guaranteed. +Case of Australian Wine is based on one per booking, for UK mainland addresses only. Cunard and Reader Offers Limited Package Holiday booking conditions

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