www.fredolsencruises.com 45Your chance to spend 3 nights (or four nights on the post-cruise hotel stay) in one of the most scenically beautiful and enthralling cities on the planet, before starting your New World cruise on Balmoral or afterwards.A beguiling land of contrastsRio de JaneiRo City Stay 2012Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro Flying down to Rio will become a thrilling reality if you take advantage of this opportunity to extend your holiday in the second city and former capital of Brazil. It enjoys one of the world's great natural settings that never fails to captivate its visitors. The menu of things to see and do reflects the city's endless appeal. The beaches are worth the visit alone, capturing the spirit and diversity of the place and its people. Copacabana and Ipanema are magical names made famous through song. Then raise your eyes to take in the city's famous landmarks of the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer (named as one of the Seven Wonders of the World) and Sugar Loaf Mountain, accessed by cable car.Rio is a paradise too for music lovers, as the home of samba and bossa nova, and now the centre of the new urban music movement in modern Brazil. The Theatro Municipal is a striking venue for opera, ballet and classical music. Sports lovers should attend the cavernous Maracana Stadium for a football match or a visit behind the scenes to pay homage to the great names of Brazil's national game. The old stadium is being given a facelift before hosting the 2014 World Cup Final and the 2016 Olympics.No visit would be complete without a stroll through the city to take in some of the architecture - a mix of everything from 16th century churches to 21st century skyscrapers. And the grandstand-lined central avenue of the famous annual carnival gives you a feel for how seriously this city takes the art of simply having a good time.RIO pRe-cRuIse HOTeL sTAYFor cruises starting 9th Mar 20126th March 2012 - 3 nights£569pp based on two sharing(£1,069pp single occupancy)RIO pOsT-cRuIse HOTeL sTAYFor cruises ending 9th Mar 20129th March 2012 - 4 nights£739pp based on two sharing(£1,399pp single occupancy)Statue of Christ the Redeemer, RioStatue of Christ the Redeemer, RioImportant NotesThese programmes have been based on a minimum of 20 participants per programme. FOCL reserves the right to cancel at 3 months prior to departure if minimum numbers are not achieved. If you have booked a cruise only holiday it will be necessary to pay flight costs if a flight forms part of a land based programme.Named hotels may be subject to change. Holidays and prices are subject to availability. Packages may be withdrawn or amended at any time without prior notice.The number of nights shown does not include any overnight flights to/from the UK (where applicable) as this will be included in the original cruise duration.What's included3 nights at the deluxe JW Marriott Hotel, located opposite the world-famous Copacabana beach (or 4 nights on post-cruise holiday)Time at leisure for your own exploration of this vibrant cityAll transfers from airport/hotel and hotel/portBed and breakfastPerfect for the more independently-minded traveller
46 Telephone 01473 742424 or contact your travel agentBalmoral World Cruise 2013Around the WorldBalmoral in Sydney, AustraliaDubai, UAEDate Arr Dep DestinationDate Arr Dep DestinationSat 16 Sun 17 Mon 18 Tue 19Wed 20 Thu 21-Fri 22 Sat 23 Sun 24Mon 25 Tue 26-Wed 27 Thu 28Fri 29 Sat 30-Sun 31April 2013Mon 01-Tue 02 Wed 03 Thu 04 Fri 05Sat 06Sun 07Mon 08Tue 09Wed 10-Sat 13Sun 14Mon 15 Tue 16Wed 17 Thu 18 Fri 19-Mon 22Tue 23Wed 24-Fri 26 Sat 27 ?Anchor portho Chi Minh City, Vietnamho Chi Minh City, VietnamCruisinglaem Chabang (for tours to Bangkok), Thailandlaem Chabang (for tours to Bangkok), ThailandCruisingSingaporeCruisingPhuket, ThailandCruisingColombo, Sri LankaColombo, Sri LankaCruisingCruisingFujairah, UAEdubai, UAEdubai, UAEdubai, UAEMuscat, OmanCruisingSalalah, OmanCruisingAqaba, JordanSafaga, EgyptSharm el Sheikh, EgyptCruise Suez CanalAlexandria, EgyptCruisingGibraltarCruisingSouthamptonearly pm late night late pmearly pm late pmlate pmearly pmlate pmearly pmlate nightlate nightearly pmlate nightlate pmearly pmearly am early amearly amearly pmearly amearly amlate amearly amearly amlate amearly amearly amearly pmAMSat 05 Sun 06-Tue 08 Wed 09 Thu 10-Tue 15 Wed 16 Thu 17 Fri 18-Sat 19 Sun 20 Mon 21 Tue 22-Wed 23 Thu 24 Fri 25 Sat 26 Sun 27 Mon 28 Tue 29 Wed 30 Thu 31 February 2013Fri 01-Wed 06 Thu 07 Fri 08 Sat 09 Sun 10 Mon 11-Wed 13 Thu 14Fri 15Sat 16 Sun 17 Mon 18Tue 19 Wed 20-Fri 22Sat 23Sun 24 Mon 25Tue 26 Wed 27 Thu 28March 2013Fri 01Sat 02Sun 03 Mon 04 Tue 05-Thu 07Fri 08 Sat 09-Sun 10 Mon 11 Tue 12 Wed 13 Thu 14-Fri 15SouthamptonCruisingFunchal, MadeiraCruisingPhilipsburg, St. Maartenroad town, TortolaCruisinghavana, Cubahavana, CubaCruisingCruise Panama CanalCruisingPuerto Caldera, Costa RicaCruisingAcajutla, El SalvadorCruisingAcapulco, MexicoCruisingCruisingnuku hiva, Marquesas Isl.?Cruisingrangiroa, French Polynesia?Papeete, TahitiCruisingInternational Date LineLost DayCruisingtauranga, New ZealandAuckland, New ZealandBay of Islands, New Zealand?Cruisinghobart, TasmaniaCruisingSydney, Australia*Sydney, Australia*Sydney, Australia*CruisingBrisbane, AustraliaScenic Cruise Great Barrier Reefhamilton Island, Australia?Scenic Cruise Great Barrier ReefCruisingdarwin, AustraliaCruisingKomodo, Indonesia?CruisingSemarang, IndonesiaCruisingPMlate pmlate pmlate pmearly pmlate pmlate pmlate nightlate pmlate pmlate pmlate pmlate pmlate pmlate pmlate pmlate pmlate pmlate pmlate pmlate pmearly amearly amearly amlate pmearly amearly amearly amearly amearly amearly amearly amearly amearly amearly amearly pmearly amearly amearly amearly amearly amDeparts 5 January 2013 112 nights from Balmoral L1301£9,999 per personSails from: Southampton Cruise highlights include optional tours which are bookable from six weeks prior to departurebalcony suitesoutside twininside twinoutside singlePSMSSSBJBABCABCDEFGHIJB JKLMNPlease also see 156 & 157 pages for details of cabin grades. *Balmoral is in Sydney from Mon 25 Feb, early pm to Weds 27 Feb, late pm, moving between being at anchor and docked. L1301Prices per person from £ 32,879 28,269 24,329 21,569 18,409 17,889 16,309 15,129 14,729 13,149 12,629 11,839 11,439 10,789 9,999 28,929 26,959 22,359 21,569 19,069 16,839balcony twinsuperior twininside singleCabin gradesbalcony singlePay only £750pp deposit when booking this cruise.