Titan (0800 988 5873, www.titantravel.co.uk), the multi-award-winning travel company, has unveiled its brand new cruise compendium brochure for 2016 bringing together its full range of worldwide ocean and river cruise holidays in one colourful bumper brochure
For early bookers there are a choice of generous discounts available with a massive saving of up to £2,500 per person off the new ‘Iceland and Natural Wonders of Greenland’ cruise aboard the expedition-style MS Ocean Diamond, on selected dates booked by 30 November 2015.
The compact MS Ocean Diamond is an ideal ship for expeditions in this Arctic region. With only 109 elegantly appointed cabins and suites, and its own fleet of Zodiacs for shore excursions, the ship takes passengers to places off the traditional cruise routes, experiencing all the highlights of both Iceland and Greenland.
The new 14-day itinerary follows the routes of the ancient settlers of Northern Europe to where seals, whales, dolphins and eagles thrive and includes excursions to several of Greenland’s striking glaciers, including the thunderous Sermeq Kujalleq glacier - the most productive glacier in the Northern Hemisphere which produces some 35 cubic kilometres of ice annually - an incredible natural phenomenon. On shore in Greenland take a guided hike through some of its beautiful, untouched wilderness and tour the ‘Golden Circle’ of Iceland, visiting some of the country’s most iconic landmarks including thermal area of the Great Geysir spouting hot springs erupt sending a column of boiling water to a height of 30 metres. Prices start from £3,999 per person departing on 26th June 2016 including, flights, two nights hotel, 11 night cruise most meals, two included excursions, transfer and the VIP Home Departure Service.
At the southern pole Antarctica returns to the Titan programme with a new 18-day ‘Adventure from Cape Horn to the Penguins of Antarctica’ with a voyage aboard MS Midnatsol in the company of experts. Incredibly rich with wildlife and mesmerising landscapes and boasting more penguins and penguin species than anywhere else on earth, elephant and fur seals, many whale species, and countless sea birds, including the wandering albatross, the Antarctic Peninsula is alive with nature that thrives within this beautiful landscape. On this voyage aboard MS Midnatsol (3T+) it will be possible to combine these frozen lands with South America’s southern region of Patagonia, the stunningly-picturesque Chilean fjords, the archipelago of Tierra del Fuego, and the opportunity to step ashore on the deserted land of Cape Horn, the southernmost point of the South American continent. Prices start from £5,399 per person saving £500 on selected departures. Cost includes return flights, 14 night cruise, one night in hotel, most meals, expert talks and excursions, transfers and the VIP Home Departure Service.
Closer to home in the warmer waters of the Douro Valley in Portugal the regal Spirit of Chartwell (also known as the ‘Royal Barge’) was the ship which carried Her Majesty the Queen during the Diamond Jubilee pageant along the Thames. It has now been transformed into an intimate cruise ship and has been chartered exclusively for small groups of Titan travellers to experience a new 10-day ‘Celebration of Lisbon and the Douro’.
Sailing between the coastal city of Porto and the Spanish border the journey includes visits to picturesque towns, monasteries and palaces along the way, as well as a full-day tour to Salamanca in Spain. Throughout the journey there will be on board wine tastings, folk shows, cooking demonstrations and informative talks by a guest lecturer in addition to a two night stay in Portugal’s vibrant capital, Lisbon. A further enhancement on select autumn departure dates will enable passengers to celebrate the annual grape harvest with the local people along the river. Travelling on specific dates from May to October 2016, prices start from £2,599 per person including flights, seven night cruise, two nights’ hotels, most meals, seven excursions, the services of an experienced Titan tour manager, transfers and the VIP Home Departure Service.
And in keeping with Titan’s commitment to offering outstanding value for money to single travellers some itineraries benefit from reduced or no single supplements, such as the 11-day ‘Lakes and Islands of Undiscovered Croatia’, aboard the MV Seagull, which has been chartered exclusively for Titan clients to discover the beautiful unspoilt jewels of the mid-Dalmatian coastline.
The vessel offers a stylish small ship cruise experience starting in Zagreb with an included excursion to Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana and Lake Bled, before joining the ship to visit such unspoilt gems as the captivating forests and waterfalls of Krka National Park and Plitvice National Park. Prices start from £1,399 per person (saving up to £100 per person departing 2 and 9 October 2016). Cost includes three nights hotels, the seven night cruise, most meals, 10 excursions, the services of a Titan tour manager and the VIP Home Departure Service.
Further benefits can be enjoyed on across the range of cruise companies with £200 per person on board credit offered by Fred. Olsen; special restaurant packages with NCL for cruises booked by the end of September; £100 on board credit with Hurtigruten to for passengers embarking on their Norway Adventure and booking before the end of September; whilst passengers joining a Mediterranean cruise on board Voyages to Antiquity in 2016 will receive a £50 Amazon Voucher that might be used to stock up on reading material about the art and history of the places visited.
To complete the experience Titan offers a menu of added enhancements from flight upgrades at competitive prices, airport lounge access from £17.50 per person, and of course the famous complimentary VIP Home Departure Service which allows customers to be collected from their own front door and driven to their departure point*. There are also countless optional extras that can be added to many of Titan’s itineraries, including extra nights in top-quality hotels, the opportunity to break away from the tour to visit friends and family, and the chance to save hundreds of pounds by combining two Titan holidays.
*Excludes Scottish islands and Sark, where vehicle access in an issue. However, we invite those residents to nominate any mainland address for their ‘home’ pick-up.
For details or to book call Titan on 0800 988 5873 or visit www.titantravel.co.uk
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