Ice cold on an Arctic cruise

Polar bears gently bounding across ice flows and splashing through the chilly waters, endless vistas of white and blue. Pods of bowhead whales slipping through the sea. A chill breeze but warm tea below decks: it’s all waiting for you on an Arctic expedition.

And because many Arctic expedition boats are scientific vessels converted to take passengers, on this trip, and whether you’re young or old, you never forget that you’re an explorer.

Most boats pass through the Northwest or Northeast Passages, which is a chance to see Siberia and the unique wildlife of the Bering Strait. Some cruise around the top of Canada to visit Ellesmere Island and Greenland and from there, it’s an exciting trip up to the North Pole. And the best way to see the North Pole when you arrive? By helicopter.

Trips are usually out of Murmansk and it’s not long before your ship is smashing its way through thickly packed ice but all the way you will be in comfort. Cabins and suites have private facilities and some boats come with gyms, saunas, heated indoor swimming pools and on all of them the chefs prepare excellent food. As you sail you will receive talks on the natural history and exploration history of the unique environment that you are visiting. After that, you can relax in the bar, stocked with everything from whisky to Champagne, and take a book from the library. The ships come equipped with small zodiac boats that will take you right up to the ice floes and remote beaches where you can go ashore. And you are welcome on the navigation bridge to watch the captain and crew taking you through the ice.

So if you have a hankering for something a bit different, to see somewhere few people have ever set foot, an Antarctic voyage may be the cruise for you.

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Rock the Boat UK

Destination: UK
EUROPE’S BIGGEST ROCK ‘N’ ROLL FESTIVAL AT SEA, ROCK THE BOAT UK IS BACK IN 2017! 7 Nights from only £399.00 per person Ship: Magellan Cruise Line: Cruise & Maritime Voyages Departures: 02 September 2017 Duration: 7 Nights Ports: Newcastle UK, Aberdeen, Portree, Liverpool, Dublin, Invergordon Airport gateway (Arrival) : Newcastle – UK Airport gateway (Departure) : Newcastle – UK Cruising aboard the luxurious CMV Magellan, Rock The Boat will be departing Newcastle for 7 glorious nights of rock ‘n’ roll bliss from 2nd-9th September 2017. A high priority is placed on the comfort of all passengers, and Magellan offers well-appointed cabin accommodation with a wide choice of inner and ocean view cabins plus spacious Junior, De Luxe and Royal suites – with the added convenience of a sitting area and a balcony. For a musical adventure on the high seas you’ll never forget – book your cabin and let’s Rock the Boat together in 2017! Featuring: Suzi Quatro The Manfreds feat. Mike d’ Abo The Yardbirds Slade From the Jam Big Country Animals and Friends The Troggs PLUS Ben Waters, Bree, Three Kings High, CRF, Tim Gaze Band, Dai Pritchard Band, The Bon Jovi Tribute Show, The Rod Steward Show, Chart Toppers, Magic 8-Ball, Luma, Owen Campbell & Captain Howdy To book or for more information on Rock the Boat UK, call us on 020 8744 0474.
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Rock the Boat UK
Destination: UK
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EUROPE’S BIGGEST ROCK ‘N’ ROLL FESTIVAL AT SEA, ROCK THE BOAT UK IS BACK IN 2017!

7 Nights from only £399.00 per person

Ship: Magellan
Cruise Line: Cruise & Maritime Voyages
Departures: 02 September 2017
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Newcastle UK, Aberdeen, Portree, Liverpool, Dublin, Invergordon
Airport gateway (Arrival) : Newcastle – UK
Airport gateway (Departure) : Newcastle – UK

Cruising aboard the luxurious CMV Magellan, Rock The Boat will be departing Newcastle for 7 glorious nights of rock ‘n’ roll bliss from 2nd-9th September 2017.

A high priority is placed on the comfort of all passengers, and Magellan offers well-appointed cabin accommodation with a wide choice of inner and ocean view cabins plus spacious Junior, De Luxe and Royal suites – with the added convenience of a sitting area and a balcony.

For a musical adventure on the high seas you’ll never forget – book your cabin and let’s Rock the Boat together in 2017!

Featuring:

Suzi Quatro

The Manfreds feat. Mike d’ Abo

The Yardbirds

Slade

From the Jam

Big Country

Animals and Friends

The Troggs

PLUS

Ben Waters, Bree, Three Kings High, CRF, Tim Gaze Band, Dai Pritchard Band, The Bon Jovi Tribute Show, The Rod Steward Show, Chart Toppers, Magic 8-Ball, Luma, Owen Campbell & Captain Howdy

To book or for more information on Rock the Boat UK, call us on 020 8744 0474.

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Vietnam & Cambodia Luxury Cruise & Stay

Destination: Vietnam & Cambodia
      11 nights Vietnam & Cambodia Luxury Cruise & Stay from Saigon to Siem Reap. Main Deck from £3,062.00 per person Twin share, departs September 2017 – March 2018. An adventure on the Mekong onboard luxury river cruiser for 11 nights tour price includes: ◾Return airfare from London ◾7 night luxury cruise with soft drinks, local beer, spirits, and on board gratuities ◾Deluxe accommodation: 2 nights at Raffles Hotel d’Angkor, Siem Reap and 2 nights at Caravelle Hotel, Saigon ◾Breakfast daily, lunch and dinner as specified in the itinerary ◾Extensive sightseeing with expect local guides, all transfers and taxes. Ship Amenities: ◾Hotel style passenger ship with 3 decks: Main, Upper, Sundeck ◾Main deck with guest cabins in front; Crew area in the back ◾Upper deck with guest cabin and bridge house in front; Reception, restaurant, galley bridge house ◾Sundeck with lounge, library, bar, health club, gym, spa and whirl pool, 360 degrees view. Cabins: ◾30 cabins (100% twin balcony) ◾12 Main Deck Staterooms ◾14 Upper Deck Staterooms ◾02 Suite (upper deck) ◾02 Deluxe Suite (main deck) 13 DAYS/11 NIGHTS ADVENTURE: SAIGON TO SIEM REAP Day 1: London – Saigon Fly from London to Saigon. Day 2 : Saigon Upon arrival at Ho Chi Minh City Airport, meet with your local guide who will escort you to the Caravelle Hotel for your overnight stay. Day 3: Saigon After breakfast, enjoy a guided city tour of essential sights before lunch at a local restaurant. Day 4: Saigon, My Tho, Cai Be After breakfast, you will be transferred overland by coach to My Tho port to board Cruiseco Adventurer. Enjoy welcome drinks and lunch, then check in to your luxurious cabin. While cruising towards Cai Be, join the Captain‘s Cocktail party followed by a gourmet dinner and folk performances. Moor overnight midstream near Cai Be. Day 5: Cai Be, Sa Dec After breakfast, take a junk trip to the floating markets. Visit sights including the French Gothic Cathedral and rice paper manufacturers. Return to the ship for lunch while sailing towards Sa Dec, a quaint little city. Explore Sa Dec in the evening, including the Fujian Temple, local markets along the river banks, and pass the home of Marguerite Duras. We then set sail for Tan Chau with evening cocktails and dinner. Day 6: Tan Chau, Border Crossing Discover Tan Chau, a small town untouched by tourism. We sightsee by local boats, through narrow channels to visit an evergreen island and floating fish farm. Afterwards, enjoy a local tour by rickshaw (xe loi). Board the ship and set sail for the Cambodian border, enjoying lunch, a Vientamese cooking demonstration by the executive chef, cocktails, dinner and a screening of the movie “The Killing Fields”. Overnight we cruise to Phnom Penh. Day 7: Phnom Penh Enjoy plenty of sightseeing and activities in Phnom Penh, including visits to the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda, and the National Museum. You may also choose to visit Khmer Rouge’s grim Toul Sleng (S21 Detention Centre) and the Killing Fields, providing an understanding of a crucial part of Cambodia’s history. In the evening enjoy Khmer folk dancing before dinner. You may like to relax in one of many bars ashore just opposite the dock as the ship will stay overnight in Phnom Penh. Day 8: Chong Koh Village Sail towards little known Chong Koh. After breakfast, we take a leisurely morning stroll through this silk-weaving village. Mid-morning we sail back along the Mekong, with a hearty lunch before cocktails, dinner and an onboard pianist in the evening. The ship overnights midstream. Day 9: Oudong, Kampong Tralach* After breakfast, set sail for Prek Kdam with an onboard lecture “Cambodia: The Past & Present”, before visiting Oudong, former Cambodian capital. Here we visit a Buddhist temple and attend a blessing ceremony, before a 45-minute bus trip to Kampong Tralach. Visit temples and take an ox-cart ride through the countryside and rice fields to the Tonle River. In the evening we cruise to Kampong Chhnang. **As water levels on Tonle Lake vary it’s not always possible to cross if it’s too low and alternative itineraries may be followed Day 10 : **High Water Kampong Chhnang Kampong Chhnang is a rural port town with bustling markets. Mooring mid-stream, take a motorboat excursion into the lakeside wetlands at the mouth of the river. See a stunning variety of birds along with the intriguing local life in the floating village. Return to the boat and cast off towards Tonle Lake while enjoyig farewell cocktails.The ship moors near Siem Reap. Day 11:**High Water Enjoy breakfast onboard before bidding farewell to the crew and guides.Disembark in Siem Reap and transfer by coach to Raffles grand Hotel. This afternoon, enjoy a tour of Angkor Wat, the worlds largest temple. Enjoy the sunset over Angkor Wat before heading back to your hotel. Day 10: **Low Water Kampong Chhnang Moring mid – stream, take a boat excursion into the lakeside wetlandsReturn to the boat for lunch . After lunch the ship sets off for Prek Kdam, the cruises final stop.Enjoy a farewell cocktail party this evening.The ship moors overnight in Prek Kdam. Day 11:** Low water Disembark Prek Kdam- Siem Reap Enjoy breakfast onboard disembark. Next, transfer by bus around the lake to Siem Reap. Upon arrival in Siem Reap, check into Raffles Grand Hotel D’Angkor for the next two nights. Day 12: Siem Reap After breakfast, visit the magnificent Angkor Thom: the last capital of the Khmers, with its Elephant Terrace, Terrace of the Leper King, and the spectacular Bayon Temple. Enjoy lunch at Café D’Angkor Restaurant (Raffles Grand Hotel) before visiting Thommanon, Chau Say, Tevoda, Ta Keo and Ta Prohm temples. Day 13: Siem Reap After breakfast, be transferred to Siem Reap Airport for your flight to London Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book this amazing offer to Vietnam & Cambodia Luxury Cruise & Stay and for further information.
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Destination: Vietnam & Cambodia

 

 

 

11 nights Vietnam & Cambodia Luxury Cruise & Stay from Saigon to Siem Reap.

Main Deck from £3,062.00 per person Twin share, departs September 2017 – March 2018.

An adventure on the Mekong onboard luxury river cruiser for 11 nights tour price includes:

Return airfare from London

7 night luxury cruise with soft drinks, local beer, spirits, and on board gratuities

Deluxe accommodation: 2 nights at Raffles Hotel d’Angkor, Siem Reap and 2 nights at Caravelle Hotel, Saigon

◾Breakfast daily, lunch and dinner as specified in the itinerary

◾Extensive sightseeing with expect local guides, all transfers and taxes.

Ship Amenities:
◾Hotel style passenger ship with 3 decks: Main, Upper, Sundeck
◾Main deck with guest cabins in front; Crew area in the back
◾Upper deck with guest cabin and bridge house in front; Reception, restaurant, galley bridge house
◾Sundeck with lounge, library, bar, health club, gym, spa and whirl pool, 360 degrees view.

Cabins:
◾30 cabins (100% twin balcony)
◾12 Main Deck Staterooms
◾14 Upper Deck Staterooms
◾02 Suite (upper deck)
◾02 Deluxe Suite (main deck)

13 DAYS/11 NIGHTS ADVENTURE: SAIGON TO SIEM REAP

Day 1: London – Saigon

Fly from London to Saigon.

Day 2 : Saigon

Upon arrival at Ho Chi Minh City Airport, meet with your local guide who will escort you to the Caravelle Hotel for your overnight stay.

Day 3: Saigon
After breakfast, enjoy a guided city tour of essential sights before lunch at a local restaurant.

Day 4: Saigon, My Tho, Cai Be
After breakfast, you will be transferred overland by coach to My Tho port to board Cruiseco Adventurer. Enjoy welcome drinks and lunch, then check in to your luxurious cabin. While cruising towards Cai Be, join the Captain‘s Cocktail party followed by a gourmet dinner and folk performances. Moor overnight midstream near Cai Be.

Day 5: Cai Be, Sa Dec
After breakfast, take a junk trip to the floating markets. Visit sights including the French Gothic Cathedral and rice paper manufacturers. Return to the ship for lunch while sailing towards Sa Dec, a quaint little city. Explore Sa Dec in the evening, including the Fujian Temple, local markets along the river banks, and pass the home of Marguerite Duras. We then set sail for Tan Chau with evening cocktails and dinner.

Day 6: Tan Chau, Border Crossing
Discover Tan Chau, a small town untouched by tourism. We sightsee by local boats, through narrow channels to visit an evergreen island and floating fish farm. Afterwards, enjoy a local tour by rickshaw (xe loi). Board the ship and set sail for the Cambodian border, enjoying lunch, a Vientamese cooking demonstration by the executive chef, cocktails, dinner and a screening of the movie “The Killing Fields”. Overnight we cruise to Phnom Penh.

Day 7: Phnom Penh
Enjoy plenty of sightseeing and activities in Phnom Penh, including visits to the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda, and the National Museum. You may also choose to visit Khmer Rouge’s grim Toul Sleng (S21 Detention Centre) and the Killing Fields, providing an understanding of a crucial part of Cambodia’s history. In the evening enjoy Khmer folk dancing before dinner. You may like to relax in one of many bars ashore just opposite the dock as the ship will stay overnight in Phnom Penh.

Day 8: Chong Koh Village
Sail towards little known Chong Koh. After breakfast, we take a leisurely morning stroll through this silk-weaving village. Mid-morning we sail back along the Mekong, with a hearty lunch before cocktails, dinner and an onboard pianist in the evening. The ship overnights midstream.

Day 9: Oudong, Kampong Tralach*
After breakfast, set sail for Prek Kdam with an onboard lecture “Cambodia: The Past & Present”, before visiting Oudong, former Cambodian capital. Here we visit a Buddhist temple and attend a blessing ceremony, before a 45-minute bus trip to Kampong Tralach. Visit temples and take an ox-cart ride through the countryside and rice fields to the Tonle River. In the evening we cruise to Kampong Chhnang.

**As water levels on Tonle Lake vary it’s not always possible to cross if it’s too low and alternative itineraries may be followed

Day 10 : **High Water Kampong Chhnang
Kampong Chhnang is a rural port town with bustling markets. Mooring mid-stream, take a motorboat excursion into the lakeside wetlands at the mouth of the river. See a stunning variety of birds along with the intriguing local life in the floating village. Return to the boat and cast off towards Tonle Lake while enjoyig farewell cocktails.The ship moors near Siem Reap.

Day 11:**High Water
Enjoy breakfast onboard before bidding farewell to the crew and guides.Disembark in Siem Reap and transfer by coach to Raffles grand Hotel. This afternoon, enjoy a tour of Angkor Wat, the worlds largest temple. Enjoy the sunset over Angkor Wat before heading back to your hotel.

Day 10: **Low Water Kampong Chhnang
Moring mid – stream, take a boat excursion into the lakeside wetlandsReturn to the boat for lunch . After lunch the ship sets off for Prek Kdam, the cruises final stop.Enjoy a farewell cocktail party this evening.The ship moors overnight in Prek Kdam.

Day 11:** Low water Disembark Prek Kdam- Siem Reap
Enjoy breakfast onboard disembark. Next, transfer by bus around the lake to Siem Reap. Upon arrival in Siem Reap, check into Raffles Grand Hotel D’Angkor for the next two nights.

Day 12: Siem Reap
After breakfast, visit the magnificent Angkor Thom: the last capital of the Khmers, with its Elephant Terrace, Terrace of the Leper King, and the spectacular Bayon Temple. Enjoy lunch at Café D’Angkor Restaurant (Raffles Grand Hotel) before visiting Thommanon, Chau Say, Tevoda, Ta Keo and Ta Prohm temples.

Day 13: Siem Reap
After breakfast, be transferred to Siem Reap Airport for your flight to London

Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book this amazing offer to Vietnam & Cambodia Luxury Cruise & Stay and for further information.

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