2 Telephone 01473 742424 or contact your travel agentChairman'sWelcomeI am very pleased to once again introduce a new programme of worldwide cruises featuring an extraordinary variety of destinations all around the globe!Advice from our loyal Oceans Club members, and in particular the Advisory Committee, is always invaluable in this process. New highlights featuring in this 2011/12 brochure include a 28-night cruise to the Red Sea from Southampton aboard Black Watch; a 14-night winter adventure to Norway in search of the Northern Lights; and an epic 89-night cruise around South America, taking in a detour via the Gulf of Mexico for maiden calls to New Orleans and Galveston.Of course cruising is not just about destinations - it's the friendly atmosphere on board and the "home-away-from-home" feeling which marks out our ships as special.We continually seek to refine the cruise experience for you, from our regular programmes of ship refits to the range of services on board. You can enjoy a wide choice of new menus in the restaurants, spoil yourself with a "Suite Dreams" package and take in the wide variety of activities - it's no wonder that so many of you sail with us time and again!May I take this opportunity to thank all our Oceans members for their loyal support, and to welcome more newcomers to our family.Bon Voyage!Fred. Olsen Jnr.ChairmanFeatured on the cover is the statue of Portuguese explorer, Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo (1499 - 1543), which stands in San Diego, California. Noted for his exploration of the west coast of North America on behalf of Spain, he was the first European to navigate the coast of present day California and also served in the army of conquistador Hernan Cortes during the Spanish conquest of Mexico and Guatemala. On the facing page, Braemar is seen on a bright August day in Sognefjord, Norway, sailing towards Gudvangen.