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PRE - OPULENT CITIES - SOFITEL

PRE - OPULENT CITIES - SOFITEL

Dubai is the second largest of the seven Emirates and is considered the commercial capital of the UAE and the Middle East. Popularly known as the 'City of Merchants' for its long history of trade, the city continues to be the hub for the transport of commodities in the region and one of the fastest growing cities in the world . Its unique blend of the East and the West creates a potpourri of oriental charm and western modernity.

Day 1: November 20th, 2014

Arrive via international flights to Dubai and transfer to your hotel.

Overnight at the Sofitel Dubai Burj Downtown Hotel or similar

Meals on own

Check in time is 3:00pm. Although every effort will be made to have the rooms available sooner, this cannot be guaranteed.

Day 2: November 21st, 2014

Following breakfast you will drive to the city of Abu Dhabi - the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. The city is situated on a small peninsula surrounded by a cluster of islands and this tour covers a variety of interesting highlights such as The Grand Mosque, The Masdar City (photo stop) and the Corniche Area. The drive takes you past the beautiful corniche and interesting sights around the city of Abu Dhabi. The city is popularly referred to as the “Manhattan of the Gulf” because of the profusion of ultra-modern skyscrapers. A photo stop will be made in the corniche area and also in front of the Emirates Palace Hotel.

After some leisure time at the Marina Mall for lunch and or browsing the shops, you will enjoy a panoramic tour driving past the new developments of Yas Island which include Ferrari World and the Yas Marina Circuit.

You will have the opportunity to visit Manarat Saadiyat which is located on Saadiyat Island. This exciting artistic venue showcases all of the new developments of Abu Dhabi. This interactive experience centre will bring alive the historical and cultural vision behind Saadiyat Island as well as its future plans.

Following your return to Dubai you will enjoy dinner at your hotel before retiring for the evening.

**Note: The Grand Mosque will no longer provide ladies a headscarf or abaya free of charge and there is no shop on sight to buy them. Ladies please come prepared with something to cover you head or entrance will unfortunately be denied. For men and women: no transparent clothing, no shorts or skirts, no sleeveless shirts, no clothing with profanity and no tight clothing (including leggings) or beachwear.

Day 3: November 22nd, 2014

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. After checking out of the hotel, you will enjoy a city tour of Dubai - the second largest of the seven Emirates. The tour begins with a drive to the Jumeirah Beach area with photo stops at the Jumeirah Mosque, a magnificent example of modern Islamic architecture, followed by a stop to photograph the landmark of the city, the famous Burj Al Arab Hotel which is built on a manmade island.

From here you drive to the Marina and take a 10-minute break to walk through the Marina overlooking the lagoon. Thereafter, you drive through the Jumeirah Beach Residence area onto the Emirates Hills, The Springs and Meadows, which are today the most sought after residence areas. Next drive onto the Palm Jumeirah, which is the most talked about project of the new Dubai.

Continue on to Sheikh Zayed road and arrive at the Dubai Mall which is the largest shopping mall in the world. The Dubai Mall is the region's premier shopping, lifestyle and entertainment destination. With more than 1,200 stores and a host of world-class attractions, The Dubai Mall is revolutionizing the modern shopping experience.

Finally walk to Burj Khalifa (tallest building in the world) and enjoy a moment at the viewing gallery at a top floor of the building.

Following your city tour you will be transferred to the ship for embarkation.

Land Program Step by Step:

Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. The timings indicated are only approximate, and are given here for general reference purposes and are subject to change.

EXTRA NIGHTS: Should you book any extra nights through the cruise line, you will be met per the flight details provided and transferred to the Sofitel Dubai Burj Downtown Hotel. Note that check in time is 3:00pm. Any meals as well as any activities are on your own until Day 2 of the program. Kindly ensure that the cruise line has your most up to date flight details. Should you book any additional nights independently of the cruise line, an arrival transfer is not provided.

DAY 1

Arrive via international flights to Dubai and transfer to your hotel.

Overnight at the Sofitel Downtown Burj Hotel or similar

Meals on own

Check in time: 3:00pm. Although every effort will be made to have the rooms available before this time, this cannot be guaranteed. If you have an early morning arrival you may wish to book an extra night to guarantee a room when you arrive.

DAY 2

Breakfast at hotel

8:30am Transfer to Abu Dhabi and head towards Saadiyat Island

10:00am Visit Manarat Saadiyat and drive pass the new developments of Yas Island which includes Ferrari and Yas marina circuit

12:00pm Visit Marina Mall for lunch on own and some shopping time

2:00pm Panoramic drive through Abu Dhabi

3:30pm Transfer to and visit the Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque

5:00pm Return transfer to Dubai

7:00pm Expected arrival at hotel to freshen up before dinner

8:00pm Dinner at your hotel

Overnight at the the Sofitel Downtown Burj Hotel or similar hotel

DAY 3

Breakfast at hotel

8:30am Check out and proceed for Modern Dubai City Tour including a stop at the Dubai Mall

1:30pm Visit “At the Top” Burj Khalifa – Observation deck

3:00pm Arrival at Port Rashid and check-in/board the ship

Expected Weather: Warm and Sunny (Average temperature - 26 degrees Celsius /78.8 degrees Fahrenheit)

What to Bring: Summer wear, Comfortable shoes, Sun glasses, hats etc.

For the visit of Grand Mosque -

• Modest, conservative, loose fitting clothing, long sleeves and trousers

• No transparent (see-through) clothing

• No shorts for men

• No shorts or skirts for ladies

• No tight clothing including leggings, no swimwear and no beachwear.

• Shoes will be removed before entering the mosque, so we recommend slip off shoes

• Headscarf for ladies is essential (these are no longer provided at the mosque – please bring your own)

Currency: UAE Dirham (1 U$D = 3.65 AED)

Electricity: 220 volts

Accommodation: 5 Star deluxe hotel – Sofitel Downtown Burj Hotel or similar (Classic Room) We will only substitute hotels in unforeseen situations. If similar hotels are substituted, they will be of equal ratings and standards.

Address:

Sofitel Dubai Burj Downtown Hotel (newly built in May 2014)

Sheihk Zayed Road,Downtown Dubai

Tel: :(+971)43387521

Program Includes for guests:

• 2 Nights’ accommodation at the Sofitel Downtown Dubai Hotel or similar including breakfast

• All transfers using a luxury air conditioned coach with English speaking tour guide on board

• 1 full day tour of Abu Dhabi and all entrances per the itinerary.

• 1 half day tour of Dubai and all entrances per the itinerary.

• Dinner at your hotel on Day 2 (location TBA and depends on the size of the group) including soft drinks, mineral water and tea/coffee.

• Entrance fees to the Observation deck of Burj Khalifa

Please Note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the most current and updated departure information so your transfer can be arranged. Should you book any additional nights independently of the cruise line, an arrival transfer is not provided.

Program Excludes for guests:

• Meals other than specified above

• Any alcoholic beverages at dinner on Day 2

• Any gratuities of personal nature or portage at the airport and hotel

• Any personal expenses and hotel incidentals including mini bar

Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include: inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.

$1,199 Per Guest


Overland Tours



TAJ MAHAL EXPERIENCE

TAJ MAHAL EXPERIENCE

DAY 1

After disembarking the ship in Mumbai you will drive through the city en route to the airport.

With a population exceeding 18 million, this one time group of low lying mud flats is now India's economic power base and her most industrialized city, bustling with activity of incredible diversity and complexity, her color and elegance, her wealth corresponding with her historic struggle against poverty. Certain affluent areas give Bombay an air of mini-Manhattan!

On arrival at the airport, you will receive your boarding passes and proceed through security before boarding the flight to Delhi. Refreshments and snacks are served on the flight. On arrival into Delhi enjoy a scenic drive to Agra with vistas of India's vast rural farming countryside. (Packed lunch boxes with soft drinks will be distributed on the bus).

In time you will arrive at the Jaypee Palace Hotel in Agra and check-in.

As India's premier city in the 16th and 17th centuries, Agra became a great center for learning, art, commerce and culture. Today, it is more famous as the site of the white marble Taj Mahal, perhaps the world's greatest monument to love, certainly for a mausoleum.

After some leisure time at the hotel, enjoy a Kathak classical dance performance in the hotel ballroom. This dance arose from the fusion of Hindu and Muslim cultures during the Mughal era, and is characterized by rhythmic footwork, spectacular spins, mime and gestures that dramatically represent themes from Persian poetry and Hindu mythology.

A buffet dinner follows the dance performance and overnight in Agra.

DAY 2

Discover the monumental Taj Mahal at dawn. Tea, Coffee, juices and rolls are served in the lobby, prior to your departure.

The Taj Mahal, with its lacy white grandeur, is one of the world's most recognized monuments. In memory of his wife, the great Mughal emperor Shah Jehan planned this extravagant and incomparable monument, built for love. Amazingly graceful from any angle, the monument is even more astounding close up, where the fine details can truly be appreciated.

Return to the hotel for breakfast.

After breakfast, visit the Agra Fort, a World Heritage Site credited to Emperor Akbar, India's great visionary. His sons and theirs added to this imposing structure situated by the banks of the Yamuna River. The astonishing palaces, mosques and audience halls contained within its massive walls of red sandstone became once more a monumental mission of the Mughal Empire embellished by the artistic fusion of Islamic and Hindu tradition.

Lunch is on `your own' back at the hotel.

Afternoon options

A) 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Drive into the Indian countryside to visit Fatehpur Sikri. According to legend, Emperor Akbar, having no male heir made a pilgrimage to the town of Sikri to seek the blessings of the revered saint Shaikh Salim Chishti. The saint assured Akbar he would have three sons and when his prophecy was fulfilled the king was so overwhelmed that he built a city at Sikri. Politically astute and remarkably broadminded for his time, India's greatest emperor successfully addressed the Hindu-Moslem divide by marrying a Hindu princess whilst also combining their distinctive architectural styles finely exampled at this World Heritage Site. The city lived between A.D. 1571 up to 1585 and then became a ghost town, abandoned, possibly due to complexities with the water systems.

B) 2:00 pm onwards Hourly shopping shuttle to the Marble inlay factory and local markets.

C) 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.Agra's leading astrologer will be available for consultation. Appointments for an analysis of your personal horoscope can be made at the Oceania Cruises hospitality desk.

4:30 p.m. Revisit the Taj Mahal and stay on for a sunset experience as the monument appears to change its hue, tinted by the glow of the setting sun.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Agra

DAY 3

After an early buffet breakfast check out and drive back to the airport in Delhi. Upon arrival, receive your boarding passes and proceed through security for our flight to Goa. A lunch is served on the flight, with juices, water and soft drinks.

Upon arrival in Goa, drive directly to the pier and re-board the ship.

Overland Program Step by Step: Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. The flights and timings indicated are only approximate, and are given here for general reference purposes and are subject to change.

DAY 1 - Friday, November 28th, 2014

8:45am Disembark the ship in Mumbai (luggage will be transported separately)

10:00am Arrive at the airport, receive boarding passes and proceed through security

11:20am Flight to Delhi departs (snacks with refreshments served on board)

Air Indigo flight details are TBA and subject to change

1:25pm Arrive in Delhi

2:00pm Busses depart for Agra via the new Yamuna Expressway. (Packed lunches with

soft drinks will be distributed on the bus)

6:00pm Arrive in Agra and check in at your hotel

6:45pm Classical Kathak dance performance

7:30pm Dinner at the hotel

Overnight at the Jaypee Palace Hotel or similar

DAY 2 - Saturday, November 29th, 2014

5:45am Tea, coffee, juices and rolls served in the lobby

6:00am Visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise

8:00am Return to the hotel for breakfast

9:30am Tour of Agra Fort

12:30pm Buffet lunch at the hotel. Lunch is on your own.

Afternoon options:

1:30-4:30pm (a) Visit Fatehpur Sikri

2-4:00pm (b) Shopping shuttle on the hour to the marble inlay factory and local

markets

2-4:00pm (c) Consult with Agra's leading astrologer

4:30pm Visit the Taj Mahal, remaining for the sunset experience

7:30pm Dinner at the hotel

Overnight at the Jaypee Palace Hotel or similar

DAY 3 - Sunday, November 30th, 2014

6:00am Breakfast

8:00am Check out of hotel and drive to Delhi for the flight to Goa

11:00am Arrive at the airport, receive boarding passes and proceed through security

12:15pm Depart Delhi for Goa on Air Indigo (lunch/heavy snacks served on flight)

Flight details TBA and subject to change

2:40pm Arrive in Goa and transfer directly to the pier. Luggage will be transported

on a separate truck.

4:00pm Arrive at the pier and re-board the ship.

6:00pm The ship sails from port

Expected Weather:

Days are sunny and warm with temperatures between 86-95 degrees F (30 to 35 ºC). The evenings are pleasant with temperatures in the mid-70s F (23 to 25 ºC). Temperatures drop as the night progresses.

What to Bring:

Casual wear for the day. Also, important is sun block, hat, shades and comfortable walking shoes. As the Taj Mahal is also a mausoleum, certain religious customs must be observed. As a token of respect, it is customary to remove your footwear before entering. Ladies should avoid wearing tank tops and short shorts. Knee-length shorts are acceptable for men and women.

Currency:

Indian Rupee, available in denominations of 5, 10, 50, 100, 500 and 1000.

1 U.S. dollar is approximately INR 50.

Electricity:

220 - 240 volts. Hotel rooms are equipped with converters.

Airline & type of aircraft :

Indigo Airlines, Airbus A320-200. All economy.

Luggage:

Light luggage is recommended for this 2-night trip. A maximum of one suitcase per person and one carry-on is allowed. The suitcase must not weigh more than 15kg (33 lbs.) due to flight restrictions. If your luggage exceeds this allowance, it will be subject to the fees imposed by the airline.

Documents and Visa Requirements:

It is essential to have a valid Indian visa and your passport.

Documents and Visa Requirements:

It is essential to have a valid Indian Visa.

Hotel Information - If similar hotels are required due to unforeseen circumstances, they will be of equal ratings and standards

Jaypee Palace Hotel

Fatehabad Road

Agra - 282 004

Tel : +91 562 233 0800

Fax : +91 562 233 0850

Program Includes:

2 nights at the Jaypee Palace Hotel, Agra or similar (deluxe rooms)

Mineral water, sodas and beers during dinners.

Deluxe buses with restrooms. Sodas, mineral water onboard busses at all times.

Camera/video fees at the Taj Mahal and the other monuments.

Kathak dance performance, in Agra.

Fortuneteller for consultation.

Economy-class airfare from Bombay - Delhi -Goa

Program Does Not Include:

Items of a personal nature, spa charges, telecommunications, mini-bars and alcohol, gratuities to drivers and guides, any meals not listed above.

Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include: inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.

$1,899 Per Guest


Overland Tours



KRUGER - BIG FIVE IN THE WILD

KRUGER - BIG FIVE IN THE WILD

Venture into the pristine bush on several game drives, looking for iconic African species in their natural habitats, after which you may indulge in the bountiful luxuries of Shishangeni Lodge.

DAY 1 - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Upon disembarking the ship in Maputo, you will be met by a local representative, who will accompany you on the three-hour coach transfer to Shishangeni Lodge.

Along the way, you will briefly disembark at the border post between Mozambique and South Africa for immigration and customs clearance. Once the formalities are completed, you will resume your journey to Shishangeni lodge, located in the southern part of the world-renowned Kruger National Park.

Upon arriving at the lodge, you will settle in over a sumptuous lunch. Then, after check-in and some free time, you will drive into the bush on your first game drive in an open-air vehicle that's ideal for observing wildlife.

Late afternoon is one of the prime times to view wildlife, as it's cooler and the animals are more active. While there is no telling what you will observe, Kruger is home to countless animals, including the Big Five: elephant, lion, leopard, rhinoceros and Cape buffalo.

Afterwards, you'll return to the lodge for dinner and to spend a relaxing evening.

DAY 2 - Thursday, December 18, 2014

Spend another glorious day at Shishangeni Lodge, enjoying a game drive in the early morning and another one in the late afternoon. Imagine taking in a magnificent sunset while you capture the moment of a pride of lions stalking their prey. Or perhaps you'll see elephants strolling to a water hole.

What you see during each game drive will vary enormously, as Kruger supports countless animals. To add even more intrigue, many animals are born this time of the year, and you might catch sight of them.

The Kruger National Park is also home to more than 500 species of birds, including migratory species like the African Hoopoe. The Giant Eagle Owl, kingfishers, storks, shrikes, weavers, herons, eagles and kites are also commonly spotted.

After your game drives, you'll return to the lodge to share stories of the day's adventures while dining on traditional African cuisine. Later, you might gather around a roaring boma fire under the stars and enjoy vivid storytelling by the local community and watch rituals that are still enacted today.

DAY 3 - Friday, December 19, 2014

Delve into the bush on yet another glorious early-morning game drive that showcases the bountiful wildlife and nature in the southern region of Kruger National Park.

Afterwards, enjoy breakfast and a leisurely morning before checking out and transferring to the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport. Following your flight into Durban King Shaka International Airport, you will be transferred to the harbor and re-board the ship.

Overland Program Step by Step:

The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. The indicated times and flights are approximate, provided here only for general reference and are subject to change.

Day 1

10:00am Disembark in Maputo and travel to Shishangeni Lodge

1:00pm Arrive at Shishangeni Lodge

1:30pm Lunch at the lodge, followed by check-in

3:00pm Afternoon tea

4:00pm Afternoon game drive

7:00pm Return to the lodge

7:30pm Dinner at the lodge

Overnight at Shishangeni Lodge

Day 2

5:30am Early-morning wake-up call

6:00am Embark on a morning game drive

9:00am Return to the lodge for breakfast, followed by free time

1:00pm Lunch at the lodge

3:00pm Afternoon tea

4:00pm Afternoon game drive

7:00pm Return to the lodge

7:30pm Dinner at the lodge

Overnight at Shishangeni Lodge

Day 3

5:30am Early-morning wake-up call

6:00am Embark on a morning game drive

9:00am Return to the lodge for breakfast

11:00am Check out and depart for the airport

2:00pm Check in for your flight to Durban

3:10pm Fly from Kruger to Durban (Flight details TBA and subject to change)

4:15pm Arrive in Durban and transfer to the ship

5:30pm Arrive at the harbor in Durban

Expected Weather:

South Africa's seasons are the reverse of those in the northern hemisphere. Midwinter is in June and midsummer in December and January. The climate varies from region to region but is generally mild throughout the year.

The summer months in Kruger Park are very hot and humid with either continual rains or occasional afternoon thundershowers. December temperatures can vary from approximately 18°Celsius (64° Fahrenheit) to 34°Celsius (93° Fahrenheit).

What to Bring:

Khaki, brown, white and beige-colored clothing. No bright colors. Light cotton tops and cotton trousers and shorts in summer. Safari trousers and warm fleece tops for evenings and cooler days. Swimwear, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes, camera, film and batteries (including spare batteries), and anti-malaria prophylaxis.

Currency:

The monetary unit of South Africa is the Rand, divided into cents and abbreviated as R and c. Notes currently in circulation are to the value or R200, R100, R50, R20 and R10. Coins are in denominations of R5, R2, R1, 50c, 20c, 10c, and 5c. All major credit cards are accepted at most establishments, although Visa and Mastercard are the most widely accepted cards.

Electricity:

South Africa's electrical system is 220/230 volts A/C 50 cycles. Most hotels have hair dryers and plug adaptors in the bedrooms.

Luggage:

Only one suitcase of 20kg (44 pounds) may be checked on the flight. You are also permitted to travel with one piece of hand luggage not exceeding 8 kg (18 pounds). If the hand luggage does not conform to the size specified, passengers may be denied entry into the departure area or sent back to the check-in counter. All hand luggage must be of a size that fits under the seat in front of you or in one of the overhead lockers. Hand luggage must not obstruct the emergency exits or aisles.

Documents and Visa Requirements:

Please note that South African Immigrations requires that you have at least 2 consecutive double-blank pages in your passport, or entry to the country could be denied. Passports should also be valid for more than 6 months at the time of travel. Please consult your local embassy for all visa requirements pertaining to South Africa.

Program Includes:

" 2 nights at the Shishangeni Lodge on a fully inclusive basis, i.e.

accommodation, game activities daily, meals and two local house

drinks with both lunch and dinner

" Road transfers in luxury touring vehicles with air-conditioning and

PA-system

" Registered English-speaking tour guide on the transfers

" One 500-ml (16-ounce) bottle of mineral water per person on the

transfers

" Porterage for a maximum of one piece of luggage per person

" Scheduled flight from Kruger to Durban

Not Included:

" All other meals not listed above

" All other drinks including champagne and premium-brand spirits and

liquor

" Gratuities for drivers, guides, game rangers, trackers and lodge

staff

" Personal expenses such as telephone calls, curio shop purchases and

laundry

" Other services not mentioned above, including optional activities at

the lodge

Please Note:

Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed.

The contents and order of activities in this program are subject to change by the lodge management without prior notice, due to the prevailing weather conditions and movement of dangerous wildlife on the game reserve. During early-morning game drives in open vehicles, it can be a little cool. We recommend that guests bring a windbreaker. During the day, it can get extremely hot. As the game drive vehicles are not covered, you will be exposed to the elements. Guests are advised not to forget their sunhats, sun block, sunglasses, cameras and binoculars.

Please note that the game-drive vehicles traverse over uneven terrain and that the game-drives can be "bumpy." This tour is therefore not recommended for guests with back problems. This tour is not suitable for guests who utilize a wheelchair due to the difficulty of getting in and out of the game vehicles.

This is a malaria-risk area and necessary precautions should be taken.

Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces, which may include inclines, cobblestones, sand, gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion.

$1,699 Per Guest


Overland Tours



PHINDA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

PHINDA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

Phinda Private Game Reserve encompasses an impressive 56,800 acres of prime wilderness in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Showcasing one of the continent's finest game-viewing experiences, Phinda features Africa's wildlife at its best. Often described as the "Seven Worlds of Wonder," with its seven distinct habitats, Phinda is home to an abundance of wildlife from the largest lion to the smallest antelope. This fully inclusive program promises to be an unforgettable experience.

DAY 1 - December 18th , 2014

Depart Richards Bay and drive approximately 2.5 hours to the Phinda Private Game Reserve, a protected wildlife area that sprawls across nearly 57,000 beautiful acres of South Africa. Because of its size, the preserve boasts seven distinct habitats, including woodland, grassland, wetland and mountain ranges.

Upon arriving at the Phinda Mountain Lodge, you will enjoy a welcome drink and then a sumptuous lunch. Afterwards, you will have time to settle into your accommodations before departing on an afternoon game drive.

Late afternoon is one of the prime times to view wildlife, as it's cooler and the animals are more active. While there is no telling what you will observe, the reserve is home to countless animals, including the Big Five: elephant, lion, leopard, rhinoceros and Cape buffalo. Herds of elephants are often seen meandering through the fever tree forests, while white rhinoceroses are usually found grazing on the grassland.

Following the game drive, sundowners and light snacks will be served at a clearing in the bush, where you might see nocturnal wildlife. In time, you will return to the Phinda Mountain Lodge for dinner and to spend the evening. The lodge offers spectacular views of the mountain range and surrounding bushveld, so it's quite the setting.

DAY 2 - December 19th, 2014

The day begins with an early-morning wakeup call, followed by tea, coffee and biscuits in the lounge. This too is an ideal time for wildlife viewing. As before, you will head into the bush in an open-topped 4x4 vehicle, accompanied by knowledgeable rangers and trackers who are skilled at pointing out the various animals.

You may catch sight of a shy red duiker grazing on fallen leaves and fruit. The elegant nyala antelope is seen even more frequently, as Phinda boasts one of the highest densities of the species. The male nyala has a dark brown coat, yellow legs and shaggy mane, making it particularly spectacular. The female nyala features a less flashy, but no less beautiful chestnut coat. Of course, the Big Five always command attention and they are abundant.

Following your game drive, you will return to the lodge for breakfast. Then, after check out, you will transfer to Durban to rejoin your ship. Travelling time is approximately 3.5 hours.

Overland Program Step by Step:

Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. The indicated times are approximate, provided here only for general reference and are subject to change.

Day 1

9:30am Depart Richards Bay and transfer to the Phinda Private Game

Reserve

1:30pm Arrive at the Phinda Mountain Lodge, complete indemnity forms

2:00pm Light lunch at the lodge followed by check-in

3:30pm Afternoon tea prior to game drive

4:00pm Afternoon game drive

7:00pm Return to lodge and freshen up prior to dinner at the lodge

7:30pm Dinner at the lodge

Overnight at Phinda lodge

Day 2

5:00am Early-morning wake-up call

5:30am Tea and coffee is served in the main lodge

6:00am Embark on a morning game drive

9:00am Return to the lodge for breakfast

10:00am Pack belongings and check out

10:30am Depart Phinda for transfer to Durban

1:30pm Arrive at Durban harbor and re-join the ship

Expected Weather:

South Africa's seasons are the reverse of those in the northern hemisphere. Midwinter is in June and midsummer in December and January. The climate varies from region to region but is generally mild throughout the year.

At Phinda: Subtropical climate with hot, humid, wet summers (September to April) and warm to cool, dry winters (May to August). Much of the rainfall comes in short, intense afternoon thunderstorms. Rain can be expected 12 months of the year. Daytime temperatures in summer may rise above 35°C/95°F. Nights in winter rarely drop below 10°C/50°F.

What to Bring:

Khaki, brown, white and beige-colored clothing. No bright colors. Light cotton tops and cotton trousers and shorts in summer. Safari trousers and warm fleece tops for evenings and cooler days. Swimwear, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes, camera, film and batteries (including spare batteries), personal toiletries and anti-malaria prophylaxis.

Currency:

The monetary unit of South Africa is the Rand, divided into cents and abbreviated as R and c. Notes currently in circulation are to the value or R200, R100, R50, R20 and R10. Coins are in denominations of R5, R2, R1, 50c, 20c, 10c, and 5c. All major credit cards are accepted at most establishments, although Visa and Mastercard are the most widely accepted cards.

Electricity:

South Africa's electrical system is 220/230 volts A/C 50 cycles. Most hotels have hair dryers and plug adaptors in the bedrooms.

Luggage:

No luggage restriction on board the coach. However, an overnight soft-sided bag is recommended.

Documents and Visa Requirements:

Please note that South African Immigrations requires that you have at least 2 consecutive double-blank pages in your passport, or entry to the country could be denied. Passports should also be valid for more than 6 months at the time of travel. Please consult your local embassy for all visa requirements pertaining to South Africa.

Accommodation:

Phinda Mountain lodge features 25 air-conditioned suites, each with en-suite bathroom comprising bath, shower, separate toilet and twin hand basins. All suites have a sitting area, personal bar and private veranda with plunge pool and al fresco shower. Guest areas include a spacious u-shaped building, with a central al fresco courtyard and ample sitting and dining areas. These areas lead out onto a shaded terrace and three-tiered spacious veranda with spectacular views of the Lebombo Mountains and bushveld. Additional facilities include a Safari Shop, interpretive center, dramatic open-air boma, shaded swimming pool and observation deck.

Program Includes:

1 overnight at Phinda Mountain Lodge on a fully Inclusive basis, i.e. accommodation, 1 game activity daily, meals and local house drinks

Road transfers in luxury touring vehicles with air-conditioning and PA-system

Registered English-speaking tour guide to accompany guests on transfers

One 500-ml bottle of mineral water per person on transfers

1 lunch pack per person on Day 2

Porterage for maximum of one piece of luggage per person

Not Included:

All other meals not listed above

All other drinks including champagne and premium-brand spirits and liquor

Gratuities for drivers, guides, game rangers, trackers and lodge staff

Personal expenses such as telephone calls; curio shop purchases and laundry

Any other services not mentioned above, including optional activities at the Lodge

Please Note:

The contents and order of activities in this program are subject to change by the lodge management without prior notice, due to the prevailing weather conditions and movement of dangerous wildlife on the Phinda Private Game Reserve. During early-morning game drives in open vehicles, it can be a little cool. We recommend that guests take along a windbreaker. Guests are advised not to forget their sunhats, sun block, sunglasses, cameras and binoculars.

Please note that the game-drive vehicles traverse over uneven terrain and that the game-drives can be "bumpy." This tour is therefore not recommended for guests with back problems. This tour is suitable for guests in a wheel chair and those with walking disabilities, providing that a spouse/family member/friend accompanies them. Please also note that confirmation would be strictly subject to availability of handicapped rooms at the time of booking.

Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces, which may include inclines, cobblestones, sand, gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather-appropriate clothing such as caps, sunglasses, and flat comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

$1,199 Per Guest


Overland Tours



THANDA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

THANDA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

Enjoy a beautiful scenic drive from the Durban harbor to Thanda Private Game Reserve. The integration of South Africa's best climate and rich bush land has made Thanda Private Game Reserve the top award-winning safari destination in South Africa. Thanda, meaning "love" in Zulu, expresses the power of the union between Zulu culture, wildlife, romance and exclusivity. Here you will find that unique and sought-after balance between energizing activity and exquisite relaxation. Ignite your imagination and discover an extraordinary experience for the mind, body, and soul.

Day 1 - Wednesday, December 18th, 2014

Depart Richards Bay harbour and travel approximately 2 hours to Thanda Private Game Reserve.

Late afternoon is one of the prime times to view wildlife, as it's cooler and the animals are more active. While there is no telling what you will observe, the reserve is home to countless animals, including the Big Five: elephant, lion, leopard, rhinoceros and Cape buffalo.

You will travel in an open-topped 4x4 Land Rover, the ideal vehicle for unobstructed viewing. Accompanied by experienced rangers and trackers familiar with the animals' habits, you will drive into the bush. As the animals are used to seeing people and don't feel threatened, they tend to behave naturally. The experience is sure to be absolutely remarkable.

Following the game drive, sundowners and light snacks will be served at a clearing in the bush, where you might see nocturnal wildlife such as hyenas. In time, you will return to the lodge to complete your check-in and to get ready for dinner at the Lodge.

Overnight at the Thanda Private Game Reserve

Day 2 - Thursday, December 19th, 2014

The day begins with an early-morning wakeup call, followed by tea, coffee and biscuits in the lounge. This too is an ideal time for wildlife viewing. As before, you will head into the bush in an open-topped 4x4 Land Rover.

While the Big Five may be wandering about the sprawling 35,000-acre reserve, your guides may point out other commonly seen animals such as endangered black rhinoceroses, cheetahs and warthogs. More than 400 species of birds also live within the reserve, and you can expect to see many of them flitting about and perched in the shrubbery.

Following your return to the lodge for breakfast, you will transfer to Durban, which takes approximately 3.5 hours.

Arriving in the harbor in the afternoon, you will rejoin the ship.

Overland Program Step by Step:

Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. The timings indicated are only approximate, and are given here for general reference purposes and are subject to change.

Day 1

11:30am Depart Richards Bay and transfer by road to Thanda Private Game

Reserve

1:30pm Arrive at Thanda Main Lodge and check-in

2:00pm Afternoon tea

3:30pm Afternoon game drive

6:30pm Return to the Lodge for dinner

Overnight at Thanda Private Game Reserve

Day 2

4:45am Early morning wake up call and game drive

8:30am Return to the Lodge for breakfast

9:30am Pack belongings and check-out

10:00am Transfer by road to Durban

1:30pm Approximate arrival back in Durban Harbor and re-board the ship

Expected Weather:

South Africa's seasons are the reverse of those in the northern hemisphere, midwinter is in June and midsummer in December and January. The climate varies from region to region but is generally mild throughout the year.

At Thanda: Subtropical climate with hot, humid, wet summers (September to April) and warm to cool, dry winters (May to August). Much of the rainfall comes in the form of short, intense afternoon thunderstorms. Rain can be expected 12 months of the year. Daytime temperatures in summer may rise above 35°C/95°F. Nights in winter rarely drop below 10°C/50°F.

What to Bring:

Khaki, brown, white and beige colors clothing no bright colors. Light cotton tops and cotton trousers/shorts in summer, Safari trousers and warm fleece tops for evenings and cooler days, Swimwear, a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen, Comfortable walking shoes, Camera film and batteries (remember spare batteries) Personal toiletries and lip creams , Anti - Malaria Prophylaxis

Currency:

The monetary unit of South Africa is the Rand, divided into cents and abbreviated as R and c. Notes currently in circulation are to the value or R200; R100; R50; R20 and R10. Coins are in denominations of R5; R2; R1; 50c; 20c; 10c; and 5c. All major credit cards are accepted at most establishments, although visa and master card are the most widely accepted

Electricity:

South Africa's electrical system is 220/230 volts A/C 50 cycles. Most hotels have hair dryers and plug adaptors in the bedrooms.

Luggage:

No luggage restriction on board the coach. An overnight soft sided bag is however recommended.

Documents and Visa Requirements:

Please note that South African Immigrations requires that you have at least 2 consecutive double blank pages in your passport, or entry to the country could be denied. Passports should also be valid for more than 6 months at the time of travel. Please consult your local embassy for all visa requirements pertaining to South Africa.

Accommodation:

The main lodge encompasses nine bush villas, which offer guests the epitome of self-contained privacy and luxury. Circular in structure and reminiscent of a traditional homestead against a hill, each villa boasts a breathtaking view of the surrounding game reserve. 220 square meters (or approximately 2,500 square feet) in size, each villa has its own spacious lounge area and master bedroom with an inter-leading fireplace. A thatched outdoor game-viewing deck (known as a "sala") and an infinity pool offer refreshing solace from the summer heat. Each villa has a full en-suite bathroom with an enormous oval-shaped bath and indoor and outdoor showers.

The contents and order of activities in this program are subject to change by the lodge management without prior notice, due to the prevailing weather conditions and movement of dangerous wildlife on the Thanda Private Game Reserve. During early-morning game drives in open vehicles, it can be a little cool. We recommend that guests take along a windbreaker. Guests are advised not to forget their sunhats, sun block, sunglasses, cameras and binoculars.

Please note that the game-drive vehicles traverse over uneven terrain and that the game-drives can be "bumpy." This tour is therefore not recommended for guests with back problems. This tour is suitable for guests in a wheel chair and those with walking disabilities, providing that a spouse/family member/friend accompanies them. Please also note that confirmation would be strictly subject to availability of handicapped rooms at the time of booking.

WHATS INCLUDED

1 night at Thanda Main Lodge on a Fully Inclusive basis, i.e. accommodation, 1

game activity daily, meals and local house drinks with meals

Road transfers in luxury touring vehicles with air-conditioning & PA-system

Registered English-speaking tour guide to accompany guests on transfers only

1 x 500 ml bottle of mineral water per person on transfers

Porterage for maximum 1 piece of luggage per person

WHATS NOT INCLUDED

All other meals not listed above

All other drinks including Champagne and premium brand spirits & liquor

Gratuities for drivers, guides, game rangers, trackers & lodge staff

Personal expenses such as telephone calls; curio shop purchases & laundry

Any other services not mentioned above

Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include: inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.

$1,199 Per Guest


Post-Cruise Land Tours



POST - CHOBE & VICTORIA FALLS

POST - CHOBE & VICTORIA FALLS

PLEASE NOTE - This Post Cruise Program ends in Johannesburg and therefore guests need to fly out of Johannesburg, South Africa.

This nonstop adventure presents the unrivalled experience of touring thundering Victoria Falls and venturing into Botswana's first national park on three game drives to view African's most iconic wildlife.

DAY 1

Upon disembarking from the ship in Cape Town, you will be transferred directly to Cape Town International Airport for your flight to Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport. Upon arriving there, a representative will assist you with luggage storage and checking in for your connecting flight to Victoria Falls.

Upon arriving in the Victoria Falls airport, another local representative will assist in your transfer to the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, where you will enjoy lunch.

Following lunch, you will transfer to Victoria Falls for a guided walking tour. Located on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, it's the world's largest curtain of falling water, based on the falls' one-mile width and height of 360 feet. What an amazing spectacle to watch as the Zambezi River roars over the edge of a basalt gorge, forming what the locals call Mosi-Oa-Tunya or "the smoke that thunders." In November 1885, after seeing the falls for the first time, Scottish explorer and doctor David Livingstone re-named them after Queen Victoria.

Few places are on earth are so mesmerizing, as Victoria Falls rumbles like thunder, spewing clouds of iridescent mist from the seething cauldron below. The mist rises so high at times that it can be seen from more than 12 miles away.

After your tour of the natural phenomenon, you will transfer to the town of Kasane and on to nearby Chobe Marina Lodge for check in. The lodge is located on the Chobe River, not far from the entrance to the Chobe National Park.

The remainder of the day is yours for relaxing or further exploration, with dinner being served in the early evening.

DAY 2

After an early-morning wake-up call, and coffee or tea in the lobby, you will embark on a morning game drive. This is an ideal time to view wildlife, as it’s cooler and the animals are more active. While there is no telling what you will observe, the reserve is home to countless animals, including the largest concentration of elephants on the African continent.

You may see wildlife including elephant, lion, leopard and buffalo to name a few. Chobe is also home to two antelope that aren’t encountered anywhere else in Botswana, the puku and the Chobe bushbuck. Declared a national park in 1967, Chobe was the first one established in Botswana and now covers more than 4,500 square miles of dry savannah, floodplains, and teak woodlands that are ideal animal habitats.

Returning from your morning safari, a full breakfast will be served, after which you may spend the remainder of the morning however you please. The lodge’s facilities are yours to enjoy.

Following lunch, you will depart on a cruise down the Chobe River. This too is an ideal time for wildlife viewing, and you may see animals coming to the river for water.

Upon returning to the lodge, enjoy more free time before dinner is served and you retire for the evening.

DAY 3

After an early-morning wake-up call, and coffee or tea in the lobby, you will embark on another morning game drive. As before, what you see depends entirely on the animals, but you can be sure the experience will be extraordinary.

Later, following breakfast at the lodge, you will transfer back to the Victoria Falls Airport (border crossing) and check in for the return flight to Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport. Upon arriving there, you will be met by a local representative and transferred to the "54 on Bath" Hotel in Johannesburg. The earliest check-in time is 2:00pm, although every effort will be made for your room to be available earlier.

Feel free to spend the remainder of the afternoon at leisure, as your only commitment is an evening dinner at the hotel.

DAY 4

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the "54 on Bath" Hotel.

The latest check-out time is 11:00am, although every effort will be made for your room to be available for longer in case of a late flight. Should you desire it, a day room or an additional night can be requested for an additional fee.

Transfer to OR Tambo International Airport to check in and board your flight.

Land Program Step by Step:

The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. The flights and timings indicated are only approximate, and are given here for general reference purposes and are subject to change.

Day 1

4:00am Disembark the ship in Cape Town

5:00am Transfer from the port to the airport

7:00am Fly (Flight SA 306) from Cape Town to Johannesburg (subject to

change)

10:50am Fly (Flight SA 40) from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls (subject to

change)

12:35pm Transfer to Victoria Falls Safari Lodge for lunch

3:00pm Transfer to Victoria Falls

3:30pm Tour Victoria Falls

4:30pm Transfer to the Chobe Marina Lodge

6:00pm Check in at the lodge

7:30pm Dinner at the lodge

Overnight at the Chobe Marina Lodge

Day 2

5:00am Early-morning wake-up call

6:00am Morning game drive

9:00am Breakfast at the Chobe Marina Lodge

12:00pm Lunch at the lodge

3:00pm Game drive

6:00pm Return to the lodge

7:00pm Dinner at the lodge

Overnight at the Chobe Marina Lodge

Day 3

5:00am Early-morning wake-up call

6:00am Morning game drive

9:00am Breakfast at the Chobe Marina Lodge

10:00am Check-out and transfer to the Victoria Falls Airport

1:25pm Fly (Flight SA 41) from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg (subject to

change)

3:10pm Transfer to the 54 on Bath Hotel in Johannesburg

5:00pm Check in at the hotel

8:00pm Dinner at hotel

Overnight at the "54 on Bath" Hotel

Day 4

Breakfast at the hotel

11:00am Check out

Transfer to the airport based on the time of your departing flight. For guests with late flights, luggage storage will be available at

the hotel.

EXTRA NIGHTS: Should you book any extra nights through the cruise line, you will be transferred to the airport per your departure flight details. Please note that check out time is 11:00am. Any meals other than breakfast as well as any activities are on your own after the program officially ends on the morning of Day 4.

PLEASE NOTE

¢ The contents and order of the activities in this program are subject

to change by

the lodge management without prior notice, due to the prevailing weather

conditions and movement of dangerous wildlife in the Chobe National Park.

¢ The roads in the game reserve are gravel. There are also inclines and

certain parts of the game drive can be bumpy. This program is not

recommended for guests with back problems.

¢ This is a malaria risk area. Make sure that the necessary medication has

been taken. Guests should seek their physicians' advice regarding malaria

precautions and other recommended immunizations. You must begin taking

malaria precautions prior to your departure date.

¢ Bring warm clothing, as the evenings and early mornings are chilly.

¢ Citizens of the United States do not require visas for Botswana.

¢ Citizens of the United States and Canada require a visa for Zimbabwe.

These can be obtained upon arrival at Victoria Falls Airport.

¢ A Zimbabwe double-entry visa for U.S citizens is $80 per person and

payable in cash. Please ensure that you have the correct denominations of

U.S. currency available, as change will not be given. Canadian citizens

can only obtain a single-entry visa, which is $75 dollars per entry. This

visa will need to be purchased on each entry.

¢ Please note that the above information regarding visas is current and is

subject to change should the Zimbabwe Government and Customs implement

new rules and tariffs. Two clear pages are required in your passport per

entry into South Africa and Zimbabwe.

¢ Guests should consult the embassy to obtain the latest visa regulations.

¢ The water levels at Victoria Falls are season dependent. This time of

year is low season.

• This program is not fully guided. Local representatives will assist you with your transfers and you will have a guide at Victoria Falls, however, the program at the lodge and hotel is run solely and at the discretion by the lodge/hotel staff.

Expected Weather:

South Africa's seasons are the reverse of those in the northern hemisphere. Midwinter is in June and midsummer in December and January. The climate varies from region to region but is generally mild throughout the year.

What to Bring:

Light cotton tops and cotton trousers and shorts in summer. Safari trousers and warm fleece tops for evenings and cooler days. Swimwear, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes, camera, film and batteries (including spare batteries), personal toiletries and lip creams. Anti-malaria prophylaxis.

Currency:

The monetary unit of South Africa is the Rand, divided into cents and abbreviated as R and c. Notes currently in circulation are to the value or R200, R100, R50, R20 and R10. Coins are in denominations of R5, R2, R1, 50c, 20c, 10c, and 5c. All major credit cards are accepted at most establishments, although Visa and Mastercard are the most widely accepted cards.

The monetary unit of Botswana is the Pula (P), which is divided into 100 thebe. Notes are in P5, P10, P20, P50 and P100. Coins are in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 25, 50 (thebe) and P1 & P2. However, US Dollars are accepted throughout Botswana at all lodges.

Credit cards:

Most international hotels accept most standard credit cards as a payment for your “extras” account.

As a general rule, we would suggest that you allow sufficient local currency to cover the cost of any additional service at hotels, as many of the small lodges and game lodges do not have credit card facilities. MasterCard and Visa are widely accepted, with more limited use placed on American Express and Diners Card.

Electricity:

South Africa’s electrical system is 220/230 volts A/C 50 cycles. Most hotels have hair dryers and plug adaptors in the bedrooms.

Botswana’s electrical system is 220/230 volts A/C 50 cycles. Most hotels and lodges and camps have hair dryers and plug adaptors in the bedrooms. If you bring electric appliances, take along an international converter kit complete with a set of adapter plugs.

Outlets in Botswana require a three-pronged adapter plug with 3 round prongs.

Adapters can be brought from home as not all will be provided.

Be aware, however, that overnight recharging may not be possible where generator use restricts the availability of electricity.

Luggage:

No luggage restriction on board the coach.

For your flight:

CHECKED LUGGAGE

Economy Class

¢ Passengers are permitted to check-in one piece of luggage at a

maximum of 23 kg 50 lbs.) and maximum dimension of 158 cm (62 inches)

¢ Any piece of luggage exceeding 32 kg (70 lbs.) will not be accepted as baggage and must be checked as cargo at the cargo rate.

¢ Any additional luggage not being taken on the trip will be stored in

Johannesburg from Days 1 - 3

HAND LUGGAGE

Economy Class

¢Passengers are permitted to travel with one piece of hand luggage not exceeding 8 kg (18 lbs.) and a dimension of 56 cm (22 inches) length, 36 cm (14 inches) width and 23 cm (9 inches) height.

¢If the hand luggage does not conform to the size specified, passengers may be denied entry into the departure area or sent back to the check-in counter.

¢All hand luggage must be of a size that fits under the seat in front of you or in one of the overhead lockers.

¢Hand luggage must not obstruct the emergency exits or aisles.

Documents and Visa Requirements:

South African Immigrations requires that you have at least two consecutive double-blank pages in your passport, or entry to the country could be denied. Passports should also be valid for more than 6 months at the time of travel. Please consult your local embassy for all the visa requirements pertaining to South Africa.

Accommodation:

"54 on Bath" Hotel in Johannesburg or similar

Chobe Marina Lodge

PROGRAM INCLUDES:

¢ 1 night at the "54 on Bath" Hotel or similar

¢ Dinner at the 54 on Bath, including 2 local drinks per person (beer, house wine, soft drink or water) and gratuity

¢ 2 nights at the Chobe Marina Lodge or similar, including all meals,

two game activities daily, and two local drinks per person at meal

times

¢ Meet and Greet service at Johannesburg / O R Tambo International

Airport on Days 1 & 3

¢ Transfers in luxury air-conditioned vehicles

¢ Registered English-speaking tour guide on transfers in Cape Town and

Johannesburg

¢ Lunch at the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, including 2 local drinks per person

¢ Tour of Victoria Falls, including entrance fees to the Falls National

Park

¢ Luggage storage in Johannesburg from Days 1 - 3 of additional bags

not accompanying you on the trip

¢ Porterage, allowing for a maximum of 2 pieces per person

¢ One mineral water per person on transfers

¢ Scheduled flights in economy class

Please Note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the most current and updated departure information so your transfer can be arranged. Should you book any additional nights independently of the cruise line, a departure transfer is not provided

PROGRAM EXCLUDES:

¢ Any other meals not listed in the program

¢ All other beverages, including premium-brand drinks at Chobe Marina

Lodge

¢ Personal expenses such as telephone calls, shop purchases and laundry

¢ Gratuities

¢ Any other services not mentioned above

Airline information for flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg and Johannesburg to Victoria Falls and back (subject to change):

SA 306 Y 07JAN CPTJNB HS1 0700 0900

SA 40 Y 07JAN JNBVFA HS1 1050 1235

SA 41 Y 09JAN VFAJNB HS1 1325 1510

Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces, which may include inclines, cobblestones, sand, gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather-appropriate clothing such as caps, sunglasses, and flat comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

$3,299 Per Guest


Post-Cruise Land Tours



POST - KAPAMA

POST - KAPAMA

NOTE: This program ends in Johannesburg therefore departing flights must be booked out of OR Tambo International Airport.

Ride a 4x4 vehicle through a private game reserve teeming with iconic African wildlife on as many as six game drives, relaxing in a luxurious lodge setting between adventures.

DAY 1:

After disembarking from the ship in Cape Town, you will transfer directly to the Cape Town International Airport for your flight to Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport. Upon arriving, you will be assisted with luggage storage and checking in for your connecting flight to Hoedspruit. Upon arriving at Hoedspruit Airport, a Kapama Lodge representative will meet you for the transfer to Kapama River Lodge, which lies within the Kapama Private Game Reserve.

Since your morning has been spent traveling, feel free to relax for the next few hours, enjoying a welcome drink and lunch. Then, the real adventure begins with an afternoon game drive in the Kapama Private Game Reserve, which sprawls over approximately 30,000 acres.

This is an ideal time to view wildlife, as it's cooler and the animals are more active. While there is no telling what you will observe, the reserve is home to countless animals, including the Big Five: elephant, lion, leopard, rhinoceros and Cape buffalo. Following the game drive, you will pause to sip a sundowner in the picturesque bush and then return to the lodge for the evening and dinner.

DAY 2:

Awake before sunrise and gather for tea or coffee. As the sun rises, you will depart from the lodge for another game drive. As before, what you see depends entirely on the animals, but you can be sure the experience will be extraordinary. While you may catch sight of a herd of elephants or lions lazing in the sun, your guide will also point out smaller animals including birds, since more than 350 avian species have been spotted.

After several hours, you will return to the lodge for a hearty breakfast and to spend the remainder of the morning and early afternoon at leisure. You may relax around the pool, indulge in the spa, and enjoy the sounds of the bush.

During an afternoon game drive, you will have another opportunity to spot wildlife. As Kapama Private Game Reserve is an unspoiled wilderness, the animals behave naturally and are typically undisturbed by the presence of humans. You will return to lodge in time for dinner and to spend another delightful evening.

Note: As an alternative to the morning game drive, you may opt for an exclusive Elephant Back Safari in the reserve for an additional $245 (price subject to change).

During the orientation, a trained elephant handler will show you how to saddle up on the elephant's back and follow its rhythmic strides as you move quietly through the bush. It's the ultimate close encounter with an elephant, and there is no finer perspective for viewing the other animals.

After approximately two hours riding atop the elephant, you will stop for a glass of wine and snacks. You will also have the opportunity to photograph the elephants saluting you, before they return to their stables. You will then be transferred back to the lodge in a 4x4 vehicle in time for breakfast.

DAY 3:

This day will mirror the previous day in many ways, as you will awake before sunrise and gather for coffee or tea. However, each game drive is unique as far as the animals you will see and how they behave. Again, you may observe the Big Five, as there is such a high density of big game animals in the reserve. Or you may sight other species such as antelopes, giraffes and leopards.

Then, you will return to the lodge for a hearty breakfast and spend the remainder of the morning and early afternoon at leisure. Following lunch and afternoon tea, you will depart for a late-afternoon game drive, during which the animals are also quite active. Afterwards, you will return to the lodge for dinner.

DAY 4:

Enjoy one last early-morning game drive before checking out and transferring to Hoedspruit Airport, where you will board your flight to Johannesburg.

Upon arriving at Johannesburg's O.R Tambo International Airport, a local representative will assist you with your stored luggage and transfer to the "54 on Bath" Hotel in Johannesburg for the evening. Relax and enjoy, as remainder of the day is at your leisure.

DAY 5:

Enjoy at leisurely breakfast at the hotel.

The check-out time from the hotel is 11:00am, although every effort will be made for your room to be available for longer in case of a late flight.

According to your flight schedule, you will be met and transferred to OR Tambo International Airport in time for your flight.

Land Program Step by Step:

Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. The flights and times indicated are only approximate, are given here for general reference purposes and are subject to change.

Day 1

7:00am Transfer from the port to the airport in Cape Town

8:50am Fly (Flight details TBA and subject to change) from Cape Town to

Johannesburg

10:50am Arrive in Johannesburg

12:15pm Fly (Flight details TBA and subject to change) from Johannesburg to

Hoedspruit

1:15pm Arrive in Hoedspruit and transfer to Kapama

2:00pm Check in at the Kapama River Lodge

4:00pm Afternoon tea at the lodge

4:30pm Afternoon game drive

7:30pm Return to the lodge

8:00pm Dinner at the Lodge

Overnight at the Kapama River Lodge

Day 2

5:00am Morning wake-up call

5:30am Morning tea

6:00am Morning game drive

9:00am Breakfast at the lodge

12:00pm Lunch at the lodge

4:00pm Afternoon tea

4:30pm Afternoon game drive

7:30pm Return to the lodge

8:00pm Dinner at the lodge

Overnight at Kapama River Lodge

Day 3

5:00am Morning wake-up call

5:30am Morning tea

6:00am Morning game drive

9:00am Breakfast at the lodge

12:00pm Lunch at the lodge

4:00pm Afternoon tea

4:30pm Afternoon game drive

7:30pm Return to the lodge

8:00pm Dinner at the lodge

Overnight at Kapama River Lodge

Day 4

5:00am Morning wake-up call

5:30am Morning tea

6:00am Morning game drive

9:00am Breakfast at the lodge

10:00am Check out and transfer to Hoedspruit Airport

12:00pm Fly (Flight details TBA and subject to change) from Hoedspruit to

Johannesburg

1:30pm Arrive at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg and transfer

to hotel

3:00pm Check in at your hotel

Overnight at "54 On Bath" Hotel Johannesburg

Day 5

Breakfast at the hotel

11:00am Check out

Your transfer to OR Tambo International Airport will be arranged per your flight details. Luggage storage will be available at the hotel for guests with later flights.

EXTRA NIGHTS: Should you book any extra nights through the cruise line, you will be transferred to the airport per your departure flight details. Please note that check out time is 11:00am. Any meals other than breakfast as well as any activities are on your own after the program officially ends on the morning of Day 5.

Expected Weather:

South Africa's seasons are the reverse of those in the northern hemisphere. Midwinter is in June and midsummer is in December and January. The climate varies from region to region but is generally mild throughout the year.

At Kapama: Summer weather is experienced in October through March. Daytime temperatures can reach highs of 42°C (107°F) and lows of 20°C (68°F). This is also the period when the most rain falls, approximately 550mm (21.6 inches) annually. The colder winter months of May through July experience daytime highs around 26°C (79°F) and night time lows of 8°C (46°F). The spring and autumn months represent mid points between the hot and cool seasons.

What to Bring:

Light cotton tops and cotton trousers and shorts in summer. Safari trousers and warm fleece tops for evenings and cooler days. Swimwear, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes, camera, film and batteries (including spare batteries), personal toiletries and lip cream. Anti-malaria prophylaxis.

Currency:

The monetary unit of South Africa is the Rand, divided into cents and abbreviated as R and c. Notes currently in circulation are to the value or R200, R100, R50, R20 and R10. Coins are in denominations of R5, R2, R1, 50c, 20c, 10c, and 5c. All major credit cards are accepted at most establishments, although Visa and Mastercard are the most widely accepted cards.

Electricity:

South Africa's electrical system is 220/230 volts A/C 50 cycles. Most hotels have hair dryers and plug adaptors in the bedrooms.

Luggage:

No luggage restriction on board the coach. For your flights:

CHECKED LUGGAGE

Economy Class

¢ Passengers are permitted to check-in one piece of luggage at a

maximum of 23 kg (50 lbs.) and maximum dimension of 158 cm (62

inches)

¢ Any piece of luggage exceeding 32 kg (70 lbs.) will not be accepted

as baggage and must be checked as cargo at the cargo rate.

HAND LUGGAGE

Economy Class

¢ Passengers are permitted to travel with one piece of hand luggage not

exceeding 8kg (18 lbs.) and a dimension of 56 cm (22 inches) length,

36 cm (14 inches) width and 23 cm (9 inches) height.

¢ If the hand luggage does not conform to the size specified,

passengers may be denied entry into the departure area or sent back

to the check-in counter.

¢ All hand luggage must be of a size that fits under the seat in front

of you or in one of the overhead lockers.

¢ Hand luggage must not obstruct the emergency exits or aisles.

Documents and Visa Requirements:

South African Immigrations requires that you have at least two consecutive double-blank pages in your passport, or entry to the country could be denied. Passports should also be valid for more than 6 months at the time of travel. Please consult your local embassy for all the visa requirements pertaining to South Africa.

Accommodation:

54 on Bath Hotel or similar in Johannesburg

Kapama River Lodge in Kapama

Each room at Kapama River Lodge features a full en-suite bathroom and terrace with uninterrupted views of the game reserve. The central guest entertainment areas include a large rim-flow swimming pool with sun umbrellas and recliners. The long L-shaped relaxation lounge and bar under a double-volume thatch curves around the pool. Kapama also features a luxurious wellness center that includes a state-of-the-art gym equipped with cardio and weight-training facilities.

The tables in the Rhino Boma dining area are arranged under a low thatch, and there is a central open area with an outdoor fire that enhances the ambiance at night. Buffet-style meals introduce African flavors with Pan African dishes using fresh local ingredients and specialist dishes featuring venison like kudu and impala.

PLEASE NOTE

¢ The contents and order of activities in this program are subject to change by the lodge management without prior notice, due to the

prevailing weather conditions and movement of dangerous wildlife on

the Kapama Private Game Reserve.

¢ Be aware that this is a malaria-risk area and be sure to have taken

the necessary medication.

¢ The rates are also strictly subject to availability of accommodation,

transport and other services at the time of reservation.

¢ While this is a safari area, the animals are wild and sightings

cannot be guaranteed.

¢ The roads in the game reserve are gravel. There are also inclines and

certain parts of the game-drive can be bumpy. This program is not

recommended for guests with back problems.

• This program is not fully guided. Local representatives will assist you with your transfers however, the program at the lodge and hotel is run solely and at the discretion by the lodge/hotel staff.

INCLUDES

¢ 3 nights at Kapama River Lodge on a full-board basis, i.e. all meals,

local beverages and two game drives daily, including return HDS

Airport to lodge transfers in open game vehicles

¢ 1 night at the "54 on Bath" Hotel in Johannesburg or similar on a

bed-and-breakfast basis

¢ Transfers in Johannesburg and Cape Town in private vehicles with

air-conditioning and PA-systems

¢ Meet and greet service at Johannesburg / O R Tambo International

Airport on Days 1 and 4

¢ Luggage storage at O.R Tambo Airport from Days 1-4, allowing for 1

piece per person

¢ Porterage, allowing for a maximum of 2 pieces per person

¢ Charter flights Cape Town > Johannesburg > Hoedspruit > Johannesburg

Please Note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the most current and updated departure information so your transfer can be arranged. Should you book any additional nights independently of the cruise line, a departure transfer is not provided.

EXCLUDES

¢ Any meals and beverages not listed above

¢ Elephant-back safari

¢ Personal expenses such as telephone calls, shop purchases and laundry

¢ Visa fees

¢ Any other services not mentioned above

¢ Gratuities

Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include: inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.

$3,399 Per Guest


Post-Cruise Land Tours



POST - CAPE TOWN AND WINELANDS

POST - CAPE TOWN AND WINELANDS

Day 1 - December 22nd, 2014

Upon arriving in Cape Town, you will disembark from the ship and begin a tour of the city's landmarks, including flat-topped Table Mountain, if the weather permits.

While much of the tour involves driving through areas such as the historical neighborhood of Bo-Kaap and along the Atlantic seaboard, there are stops along the way. In particular, you will pause briefly for photos at Maiden's Cove, where you will enjoy a spectacular view of the Twelve Apostles mountain range. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to walk through Company Gardens, a large public park and botanical garden in the heart of Cape Town.

After checking in at the Westin Hotel, you will have the remainder of the day to settle in and explore. There are plenty of shops nearby and a variety of inspired restaurants to dine on your own.

Day 2 - December 23rd, 2014

After breakfast at the hotel, you will travel inland to Stellenbosch, an idyllic town nestled in a mountain valley. It is named after Governor Simon van der Stel, who discovered the broad fertile valley of the Eerste River in 1680. Today, Stellenbosch is best known as a major university town, characterized by Cape Dutch-style architecture and leafy streets so beautiful that some of them have been declared national monuments.

After an enlightening orientation drive through Stellenbosch, you will enjoy an hour or so of free time to explore the town on your own. You might meander Die Braak market square, visit the Toy and Miniature Museum or the Stellenbosch Museum, which consists of four houses from four eras: Schreuder House, 1709; Bletterman House, 1788; Grosvenor House, 1800 to 1830, and the OM Bergh House, 1850.

The surrounding countryside is the heart of South Africa's wine country, as you will see by visiting one of the most well known of the hundreds of wineries in the Cape. Enjoy a wine tasting and cellar tour followed by lunch on the selected wine estate.

After returning to Cape Town and your hotel along the picturesque N2 national road, you will have the remainder of the day to do as you please, enjoying dinner on your own.

Day 3 - December 24th, 2014

After breakfast at the hotel, you will travel along one of South Africa's most scenic routes towards Cape Point, the southwest tip of Africa, which was first sighted by Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Dias in 1488. Along the way, you will pass through the suburbs of Green Point and Sea Point to Camps Bay, behind which are the impressive peaks of the Twelve Apostles. Continuing along the Atlantic seaboard towards lovely Hout Bay, you will pick up Chapman's Peak Drive (provided it's open), one of the world's most spectacular coastal roads. In time, you will arrive at the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, a land of dramatic sea cliffs rich in wildlife and native flora, and then on to Cape Point.

Here, you will ride the Flying Dutchman Funicular up an incline of dense native vegetation known as fynbos to the lighthouse, which boasts the most powerful beacon on the South African coast. At night, it can be seen from nearly 40 miles away.

Then, following a seafood lunch in nearby Simon's Town, you will stop in Boulders Beach to observe an African penguin colony, one of the few on the mainland. There are thousands of these flightless birds roaming freely about the beach, diving into the surrounding waters and often braying much like donkeys. Adult African penguins are about two feet tall and sport a black stripe across their breasts.

From Boulders Beach, you will continue driving north past the fishing harbor of Kalk Bay, before joining Boyes Drive, which affords magnificent views of Muizenberg and False Bay. By late afternoon, you will return to the hotel. The remainder of the day will be spent at your leisure, and dinner is on your own.

Day 4 - December 25th, 2014

Enjoy at leisurely breakfast at the hotel.

Check-out time from the hotel is 11:00am, although every effort will be made for your room to be available longer, if needed. Should you have a later flight, baggage storage will be available at the hotel.

Based on your flight time, you will be transferred to the Cape Town International Airport for your flight home.

Overland Program Step by Step:

Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. The times indicated are only approximate, given here for general reference purposes, and subject to change.

Day 1

9:00am Depart from the pier. City tour en route to the hotel.

1:00pm Check-in at the hotel

Remainder of the day at leisure. Meals on your own.

Overnight at the Westin Hotel or similar

Day 2

8:00am Drive from the hotel to Stellenbosch

9:00am Orientation tour of Stellenbosch

9:30am Free time to explore Stellenbosch

10:30am Travel to a wine farm

11:00am Wine tasting and cellar tour

12:00pm Lunch at the wine farm

1:30pm Depart for Cape Town

2:00pm Arrive at the hotel

Remainder of the day at leisure. Dinner on your own

Overnight at the Westin Hotel or similar

Day 3

8:00am Depart from the hotel and drive towards Cape Point

9:00am Travel to Cape Point via Chapman's Peak Drive

10:30am Enter Cape Point Nature Reserve and drive to Cape Point

11:00am Visit Cape Point, including a funicular ride to the lighthouse

12:00pm Travel towards Simon's Town

12:45pm Lunch at restaurant

2:00pm Visit Boulders Beach penguin colony

3:00pm Return to Cape Town

4:30pm Arrive at the hotel

Remainder of the day at leisure. Dinner on your own

Overnight at the Westin Hotel or similar

Day 4

Breakfast at the hotel

11:00am Check out and transfer to the airport based on your flight time.

EXTRA NIGHTS: Should you book any extra nights through the cruise line, you will be transferred to the airport per your departure flight details. Please note that check out time is 11:00am. Any meals other than breakfast as well as any activities are on your own after the program officially ends on the morning of Day 4.

PLEASE NOTE

This tour is not suitable for passengers with walking difficulties as a fair amount of walking is involved. However, passengers in wheelchairs can manage this tour with a travel companion. Passengers are advised to wear comfortable walking shoes and a sun hat. Chapman’s Peak Drive is government operated – and may be closed at any time for maintenance and road upgrades. Some wine estates are closed on Saturdays and most are closed on Sundays. Table Mountain is weather permitting. Should the cableway be closed due to inclement weather conditions, you will visit the top of Signal Hill and take a drive to Bloubergstrand from where you can enjoy postcard views of Table Mountain from across Table Bay.

Expected Weather:

South Africa's seasons are the reverse of those in the northern hemisphere. Midwinter is in June and midsummer in December and January. The climate varies from region to region, but is generally mild throughout the year.

What to Bring:

Light cotton tops, cotton trousers and shorts. Trousers and warm fleece tops for evenings and cooler days. A hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes, camera, film and batteries (including spare batteries)

Currency:

The monetary unit of South Africa is the Rand, divided into cents and abbreviated as R and c. Notes currently in circulation are to the value or R200, R100, R50, R20 and R10. Coins are in denominations of R5, R2, R1, 50c, 20c, 10c, and 5c. All major credit cards are accepted at most establishments, although Visa and Mastercard are the most widely accepted cards.

Electricity:

South Africa's electrical system is 220/230 volts A/C 50 cycles. Most hotels have hair dryers and plug adaptors in the bedrooms.

Luggage:

No luggage restrictions.

Documents and Visa Requirements:

Please note that South African Immigrations requires that you have at least 2 consecutive double-blank pages in your passport, or entry to the country could be denied. Passports should also be valid for more than 6 months at the time of travel. Please consult your local embassy for all visa requirements pertaining to South Africa.

Accommodation:

Westin Hotel Cape Town or similar.

Please note: If a similar hotel is required due to unforeseen circumstances, it will be of equal ratings and standards.

INCLUDES

3 nights at the Westin Hotel or similar on a B&B basis

Touring in a private vehicle with air-conditioning and PA-system

A registered local English-speaking tour guide on all transfers and tours

Table Mountain Cableway ticket, Chapman's Peak toll road fees, entrance fee and funicular ride at Cape Point, entrance fee to African Penguin Colony; one wine cellar tour and wine tasting

3-course set menu lunch with 2 drinks per person (beer, wine, soft drink or water) on Days 2 & 3

Porterage of a maximum of two suitcases per person

Mineral water on-board the tour vehicle

Please Note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the most current and updated departure information so your transfer can be arranged. Should you book any additional nights independently of the cruise line, a departure transfer is not provided

EXCLUDES

All other meals and beverages not listed above

Personal expenses such as telephone calls, shopping purchases and laundry

Visa fees

Any other services not mentioned above

Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include: inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.

$1,499 Per Guest



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