www.fredolsencruises.co.uk 15All aboard for a celebrationSpecial occasion? With us, it becomes extra-specialWedding anniversaries and special birthdays are great occasions - and a Fred. Olsen cruise can make them unforgettable. Whether on your own or with family and friends, we can help you celebrate in style: if it's special for you, it's special for us. So let us know if you're celebrating a silver, pearl, ruby, golden, emerald or diamond anniversary, or an 18th, 21st, 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th, 70th, 80th, 90th or even 100th birthday (or more!) during the cruise and we will organize a special celebration just for you - with our compliments*. Marking that special event on-boardIf your wedding anniversary or birthday is not mentioned above, why not book one of our celebration packages? With our Anniversary Celebration package, there will be flowers or chocolates in your cabin when you arrive and champagne and canapés served on your special day. Also included is an anniversary gift, a celebration cake and a professional photograph by the on board photographer - all for just £90 per couple.Celebrations of any birthday are also a popular choice. The day commences with a champagne breakfast for two in your cabin and culminates with a celebration cake served with your dinner. Also included is a birthday gift, card and souvenir photograph - all for just £65.You can mark special events for a friend or loved one in other ways too, and you don't even have to be travelling with them (although we hope you are). There are special treats to suit every occasion, ranging from on-board credit vouchers, flowers, fruit baskets, champagne and hand-made chocolates, right up to a full celebration package. This includes a floral bouquet when they board, champagne and canapés, hand-made chocolates and a fruit basket. And when a simpler gesture suits the occasion, we can arrange a variety of individual gifts: flowers from £27; fruit baskets from £15; hand-made chocolates from £12; champagne from £27; and on board spending credit from £10 upwards.For more information about Celebration Packages, or extra treats on-board, please contact our Passenger Services Department on 01473 292444. *For appropriate wedding anniversaries (six months either side of the event), please send us a copy of your marriage certificate in advance. For birthdays (which should be during the time of your cruise), please ask when you make the booking.A Fred. Olsen cruise is packed with interest from start to finish. You can enjoy sumptuous meals prepared by award-winning chefs, informative lectures about ports of call, shows from top class entertainers, the excitement of a mild flutter on the gaming tables, or just relaxing in the sun - you'll find it all on board.
16 Telephone 01473 742424 or contact your travel agentYour cruise should be stress-free, from the time you leave home to the time you get back. So we offer several ways to get to your ship, get on board and into your cabin - then we can start making you feel special!Departing from a UK portYour point of embarkation depends on the cruise: our ships leave from Dover, Southampton, Portsmouth, Liverpool, Greenock or Rosyth. At each of our ports we work constantly to improve the facilities to make boarding as easy and effortless as possible. Dover and Southampton terminals have fast and efficient check-in areas, including departure lounges with seating and cafés where you can relax, and smart washrooms. In most cases, we offer coach connections between the port and local main-line rail stations, or you can use a taxi service if you prefer. If you drive yourself to the terminal, you can book your parking space in advance (no reservation is needed at Newcastle). When you get to the port, our helpful staff will be on hand to make your transfer as smooth as possible. You can fly to either Southampton airport or one of the London airports for Dover, Portsmouth or Southampton departures, and we will provide transfers between the airport and the cruise terminal. Ask at the time of booking for prices and availability of domestic flights. For further details of pre-departure options, including regional flight connections for UK departures, coach transfers and departure port hotels, please see pages 152-155. From home to your cabin - as effortlessly as possibleThe stress-free way to start your cruiseNew Services for Dover, Southampton and Portsmouth SailingsFor the 2011/2012 season we are delighted to introduce two new services designed to make joining our departures from south coast ports easier.Baggage pick up and transfer serviceTravel to your ship with ease, without having to carry your bags with you. Book this new service and your luggage will be collected from your home before your cruise, transported using a secure system direct to the ship on the day of departure, then returned to your home again after your cruise. This service is provided by The Baggage Handling Company, a family-run