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Islands of the Mediterranean 5th April 2017 • 17 nights • Sails from Southampton • Balmoral • CRUISE ID: L1705 Enlightening and indulgent in equal measure, you’re sure to fall head over heels island-hopping the gems of the Mediterranean. Marvel at the dreamy beaches of Sardinia during Fred.’s maiden call into Olbia; uncover Napoleonic monuments on Corsica; stroll Palma’s yacht-filled harbour; admire the range of architectural styles in Palermo; discover the hidden secrets of iconic, idyllic Ibiza; and more. «RECOMMENDED EXPERIENCE Travel into the renowned Corsican countryside to the stunning Gorges of Prunelli, where red granite cliffs plunge down into the river, all surrounded by lush scenery. Cruising by Bonifacio, Corsica As you drift effortlessly by the Corsican town of Bonifacio, you’ll realise it captures the utopian Mediterranean vibe in a nutshell. Prepare to be mesmerised by the pearly cliffs, sun-dappled townhouses and vivid blue waters here. Olbia, Sardinia, Italy You’ll find there’s plenty to captivate you during Fred.’s maiden call to this refreshing Sardinian city. Its links to the Costa Smeralda offer the chance to uncover a world of riches; the stunning stretches of white sand and luxurious seaside villas have rightly drawn celebrities and wealthy businesspeople, among others. Meanwhile, the historic centre comprises boutiques, elegant piazzas and a choice of restaurants. And don’t miss the opportunity to head to the mysterious Giants’ Tombs of Coddu Vecchiu. Palermo, Sicily, Italy Palermo is perfect for those with a thirst for adventure. Wandering the streets of the city, you’ll unearth a fascinating background evident in the mix of architectural styles from the many cultures that have called this place their own. Experience a picture book of highlights, including the Royal Palace, the Cathedral, and the Politeama and Massimo theatres. Palma, Mallorca, Spain With its stretches of handsome white sand, shimmering waters and stylish shopping outlets, topped off with a feel-good vibe, Mallorca’s largest city is a real Mediterranean gem. There’s plenty of scope for traditional From only £1,599 per person El Ferrol, Spain With its roots in the naval shipbuilding industry, El Ferrol has long been an important seafaring port. A stroll around the city will reveal neoclassical architecture, an 18th century navy camp and the pretty La Magdalena district. Add to that the compact, elegant streets, sandy beaches and laid-back vibe and you’ll find El Ferrol ideal for a relaxed exploration. Ibiza, Spain You’ll find there’s much more to Ibiza than its globally renowned nightlife scene. Make sure you visit Las Salinas, the famous salt flats, along with a sun-kissed resort or two perhaps. Worthwhile tours reach the coastal towns of San Antonio and Santa Eulalia too, and if you’re after a slice of history, Dalt Vila – the UNESCO-listed Old Town – features explorable cobbled streets surrounded by 16th century walls. Mahon, Menorca, Spain A real Balearic delight, Mahon boasts an array of beaches to choose from, as well as shops, cafés, bars and a large natural harbour. Immerse yourself in history at the San Roque archway – the only remnant of the former town walls; or head to Monte Toro, the island’s highest peak, and savour the Jesus of the Sacred Heart Statue and fantastic views of the surroundings. Ajaccio, Corsica, France Ajaccio is best known for being the birthplace of Napoléon Bonaparte, and has various related monuments around the city, including statues and a museum. Explore the mountainous landscapes of Corsica, including the Vizzivona Pass; wander around the city centre, amongst mellowhued buildings, vibrant eateries and the handsome marina; or simply unwind on a beach or two. El Ferrol Lisbon Southampton Mahon (Menorca) Ibiza Cartagena Ajaccio (Corsica) Bonifacio Olbia (Sardinia) Palermo (Sicily) Palma (Mallorca) Single friendly: We will always offer an Ocean View Twin Room at a reduced price for sole occupancy. Please call for details. Authentic The Mediterranean Upgrade prices per person, per night from > Ocean View Room: £18 | Balcony Room: £95 | Suite: £100 | Single Rooms from > £2,699 Prices are correct at time of going to print, but may change at any time. Call for latest prices. 102 Date Arrive Depart Destination APRIL 2017 Wed 05 PM Southampton Thu 06 Cruising Fri 07 early am early pm El Ferrol, Spain Sat 08-Sun 09 Cruising Mon 10 early pm late night Ibiza, Spain Tue 11 early am early pm Mahon, Menorca, Spain Wed 12 early am early pm Ajaccio, Corsica, France Wed 12 late pm late night Cruising by Bonifacio, Corsica Thu 13 early am late pm Olbia, Sardinia, Italy Fri 14 early pm late pm Palermo, Sicily, Italy Sat 15 Cruising Sun 16 early am late pm Palma, Mallorca, Spain Mon 17 early am late pm Cartagena, Spain Tue 18 Cruising Wed 19 early am early pm Lisbon, Portugal Thu 20-Fri 21 Cruising Sat 22 AM Southampton All of the following included from only £95 per person, per night: Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, 5-course à la carte dinner, late night buffet & self-service tea & coffee • Varied daytime activities Lectures & talks • Swimming pools, Jacuzzis & gym • Choice of live evening entertainment • 4 formal nights Visit fredolsencruises.com, contact your travel agent or call 0800 0355 105


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