16 Telephone 01473 742424 or contact your travel agentOnce you are on board, you can relax: but we want you to be completely at ease from the time you leave home to the time you return, so we'll help you get to your ship and into your cabin as quickly and effortlessly as possible. That way, you will experience the Fred. Olsen difference right from the start.Departure ports around the UKDuring the 2012 and 2013 seasons, our ships leave the UK from Dover, Portsmouth, Southampton, Newcastle, Greenock and Rosyth - the point of embarkation depends on the cruise. We're always working hard to make boarding as stress-free as possible. Both Dover and Southampton have facilities for fast and efficient check-in, with comfortable lounges and cafés where you can relax while waiting to board and smart washrooms. Let someone else take care of the baggageFor cruises that leave from Dover, Southampton and Portsmouth - which covers most of our sailings - you can now travel to and from the ship without having to carry your bags with you. Instead, they can be collected from your home before you leave, transferred securely to the ship on the day of departure and taken back to your home on your return. The service is provided by The Baggage Handling Company and you can make a booking directly with this family-run business by calling 023 8087 3111, quoting the reference "FRED". www.thebaggagehandlingcompany.comWe'll help make your cruise a pleasure right from the startStress-free - all the wayGetting to and from the port. By rail: For most ports of departure, we offer coach connections between the port and local main-line rail stations. . By car: If you drive to the terminal, remember to book your parking space in advance. . By coach: PortLink is a convenient coach service that picks up from points across East Anglia, north-east, north-west and south-west England, and South Wales, taking you in comfort to and from Dover, Portsmouth or Southampton. This is in addition to our long-standing arrangement with National Express for services to Dover, Portsmouth and Southampton, as well as fly-cruises
www.fredolsencruises.com 17Start your cruise in warmer waters with a Fly-CruiseOur fly-cruises are often on private charter flights starting from London or Manchester airports, so we can offer a generous baggage allowance?. Also included in the price are meals, a complimentary bar service, in-flight entertainment and a dedicated transfer service to take you to and from your ship.Premium Seating on Braemar Caribbean fly-cruisesIf you book an Owner's or Superior Suite and you're travelling on one of our charter flights, you will be upgraded to Premium Seats, which offer additional legroom and more comfort for your journey.^ These upgrades are subject to availability, and will be confirmed at the time of booking. If you've booked a Braemar Caribbean fly-cruise in a different cabin grade, you can still treat yourself to an upgrade to Premium Seating (subject to availability) for a return supplement from £325 per person*.On selected flights to the Caribbean, subject to local authority and airline approval, you can check-in your baggage at your UK-departure airport and we'll arrange for it to be delivered straight to your cabin. That cuts out a lot of the hassle that's usually part of air travel.Winter 2011 and Spring 2012 is your final chance to enjoy one of Braemar's fabulous Caribbean fly-cruises, so if you've considered a Fred. Olsen fly-cruise before, now's the time to try one.Grand Voyage and World Cruise sector flightsOn Grand Voyage and World Cruise sectors, you can fly between the UK and your preferred cruise start and/or end point. On some sectors you can also choose to spend a few extra days ashore before and/or after your cruise. In some cases we offer in-depth Grand Tours in these destinations or we can organise the flights and hotels. Alternatively, you can book the cruise only option and make your own arrangements.? Baggage allowance and on board services may vary with scheduled airlines services. ^ Free upgrade not available on scheduled services.* Prices include APD (Air Passenger Duty); the Oceans Advance Booking Discount does not apply to APD.from Gatwick and Manchester. PortLink also provides transfers between many UK rail and coach stations and cruise terminals.. By air: For Dover, Portsmouth or Southampton departures, you can fly to one of the London Airports (or Southampton where relevant) and we will provide transfers between the cruise terminal and the airport. Please ask about prices and availability of domestic flights when you book. Our smaller ships mean we can take guests right to the heart of destinations, such as Funchal, Madeira, below.With constant attention to detail, the captains and bridge officers of the Fred. Olsen fleet ensure everything on board runs like clockwork, right.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. Whatever method of travel you use, our friendly staff will be there when you get to the port to help make your transfer as smooth as possible.