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New horizonsNADFAS travel affi liate Swan Hellenic's refurbished Minerva cruise ship sets sail on a new programme of adventure after undergoing a multi-million pound upgrade this yearPlease ensure you always quote 'NADFAS' when booking with our travel affi liates in order to receive any relevant discountsTRAVEL/TOURS

T&Cs: Fares shown are inclusive of your 5% loyalty discount as a NADFAS member. Fares are calculated per person and are based on two people sharing. Fares apply to new bookings only, are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Onboard credit offer applies to new bookings only on Gardens of the Celtic Fringe and South to the Mediterranean, is non-transferable, non-refundable and cannot be combined with any other offer. £200 onboard credit per booking on Balcony Suites (category D only); £100 onboard credit per booking on outside cabins (categories H & I only). Guarantee fares - cabin number will be allocated approximately three weeks prior to departure. Booking terms and conditions apply. Travel insurance not included. Swan Hellenic is a trading name of All Leisure Holidays Ltd ABTA W0302.CELTIC/MEDITERRANEAN CRUISESCruises depart from Portsmouth and start from £1,895 per person with shore excursions, talks from eminent Guest Speakers and all gratuities onboard and ashore included in the cruise fare. Book now and you will also receive up to £200 onboard credit per booking. Fares shown are inclusive of a fi ve per cent discount available to NADFAS members.EUROPEAN RIVER CRUISESRiver cruise fares include a full programme of tailor-made shore excursions, a Swan Hellenic Guest Speaker and all gratuities onboard and ashore. The eight-day trip starts from £1,449 per person.Book via www.swanhellenic.com/nadfas; 0844 822 0677 quoting SWNAD11 For almost 60 years Swan Hellenic has been defi ning the art of discovery cruising, taking passengers in comfort to both 'must-see' sites as well as hidden gems. It also continues to reveal more about the history and culture of destinations through inclusive escorted shore excursions and informative talks. Many of these talks are given by NADFAS-accredited lecturers. In September 2011 Swan Hellenic announced that its cruise ship Minerva would spend three months away, at the Lloyd Werft dry dock, in Bremerhaven, Germany, undergoing a multi-million pound upgrade which would see her gain expansive new public areas, including a panoramic observation lounge (the Orpheus Lounge) and 32 additional balconies. After returning to the seas and completing her Spring cruises to the Atlantic Islands, Mediterranean and Black Sea, she will be looking forward to her popular summer no-fl y programme, which takes her to the Baltic, British Isles, Norway, France and Ireland. Highlights in the summer itinerary include Gardens of the Celtic Fringe cruise, departing 19 July and South to the Mediterranean cruise, departing 1 August. The Gardens of the Celtic Fringe cruise will treat passengers to some of the fi nest gardens, landscapes and scenery around Northern Ireland and Eire, Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly and Rouen. In addition, passengers will have the opportunity to learn more about the art, architecture and archaeology of these places courtesy of NADFAS-accredited lecturer Steven Desmond, Canon Andrew Evans and Professor Peter Harbison. Following this cruise, Minerva sails south to the Mediterranean, uncovering 'green' Spain, the 'golden' River Douro, the Moorish Alhambra Palace, the gem of the naval port of Cartagena and a quartet of Mediterranean islands along the way. NADFAS-accredited lecturer Professor Ian Beckett, Professor Sir Barry Cunliffe, Revd Tim Blewett and Philip de Souza will inform passengers on the archaeology, ancient and military history of these areas.European River CruisesReturning in 2012 are Swan's popular river cruises, which last year achieved Silver at the British Travel Awards for the second year running. Highlights this year include river cruises to the Danube, departing 29 April and the Rhône, departing 19 May. A-ROSA Riva's cruise on the Danube is an interesting mix of iconic cities such as Vienna and Budapest and lesser-known destinations such as Esztergom and Bratislava. As you sail through Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary, discover the spectacular places and Baroque monasteries which make a cruise along Europe's second longest river such a delightful experience.A fascinating experience, A-ROSA Stella's river cruise on the Rhône will take in historic centres Avignon and Lyon, smaller towns including Viviers and wine regions and signifi cant Roman locations in Arles and Lyon. NADFAS-accredited lecturer The Rt Revd Christopher Herbert is the Guest Speaker on this cruise. ?Opposite: Artist impression of Swan Hellenic's refurbished MinervaBelow left: Alhambra Palace, GranadaBelow right: Lost Gardens of HeliganWe are not endorsing any product in this section. Adverts are published for members' convenience. Normal terms and conditions apply (see page 3). Any travel ad carrying the Tour NADFAS logo means a commission payment is made to NADFAS on the product or trip advertised. Those that continue to support us through advertising only will not use the Tour NADFAS name and logo.www.nadfas.org.uk NADFAS REVIEW / SPRING 2012 59 TRAVEL/TOURS