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Keep yourself up to date with the latest industry news and our exclusive cruise offers. Cruise Ahoy is our monthly 32 page cruise industry magazine, which keeps you informed of the latest innovations at sea, new ships that are due to launch, cruise tips and of course our exclusive offers.

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    Issue 6

    INSIDE THIS ISSUE

    Transatlantic Cruises from 749PPNile Cruises from 479PPCaribbean Cruises from 659PPMediterranean Cruises from 599PP

    Cruise Industry News Confused where to cruise? Readers Letters Ship Focus - Norwegian Epic

    Plus much more...

    Cruise Ahoy!

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    Welcome to the second issue of the exciting new look Cruise Ahoy!Firstly Id just like to thank all our valued customers for their

    business in January, despite the economic turn down the

    news are harping on about we had a record month and have

    been surprisingly busy. I guess its because were all thinking

    about our up and coming holidays this year, what with all

    this freezing cold weather - I know I am!

    If youre worrying about holidaying during the credit crunch,

    then dont. Cruises represent the best value for money

    holidays around. Just look at the facts: cruises are now much

    cheaper than they were ten years ago and with the fantastic

    all inclusive packages there is so much included in the

    price of your cruise, all your entertainment, food and drinks,

    accommodation and the chance to hop from one great port

    of call to another.

    For those of you out there who havent experienced a

    Nile Cruise then now is the time to book. Not only are we

    offering some amazing deals on Nile Cruises (we have 7

    night 4* cruises starting at only 399!) but we are soon to

    be able to offer a dedicated Nile cruise section headed by an

    advisor who has over 4 years of selling Nile cruises and has

    in fact visited the region at numerous times.

    If youre still not convinced, take a look at our destination

    focus this issue. Nile Cruises are truly one of the most epic

    journeys that you can experience and they are the ideal way

    to sample the best of Egypt. You can even add a week long

    stay in places such as Luxor from only 119pp. The temple of

    Luxor is one of the most famous sites in Egypt, definitely not

    to be missed and the Valley of the Kings has more than 60

    royal tombs, including that of Tutankhamun.

    Other highlights this issue include the next profiles in our

    Meet the Team section, hear all about our infamous sales

    guys Gregg and Kelvin and how they came to work for Jetline.

    Just remember, if the cruise you are looking for is not showing

    in this brochure then either take a look at the 1000s of cruise

    deals on our website www.jetlinecruise.com or pick up the

    phone and speak to one of our super friendly sales team,

    I know theyll be only too pleased to speak to you!

    Happy Cruising!

    Ian Gilder

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    Inside this issue:

    Meet the Team 3Cruise Industry News 4-5Interview with Royal Caribbean 6Readers Letters 7Destination Focus on Egypt 8-9Ship Focus 10Jetline Cruise News 11Confused where to cruise? 12-13QM2 Transatlantic Review 14

    CRUISE SECTIONP&O Cruises 15Royal Caribbean Cruises 16-17Princess Cruises 18-19Celebrity Cruises 20-21Cunard 22-23Norwegian Cruise Lines 24-25MSC Cruises 26-27African Safari Club 28

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    Meet the Jetline teamMEET THE TEAM

    Following on from last month meet the team we would like to introduce you to Greg Davis and Kelvin Sexton. Below you can find out a little more about them.

    I am Kelvin and spent years running a business from my retreat in the Costa Del Sol. Initially I had set up a very well known employment agency based in London and then moved onto a small chain of betting shops. Went into retirement in 1999 but boredom getting the better of me so started a golf holiday package company in the Costas. I was then offered the opportunity to manage a sales team of a large holiday company in the Algarve. Came back to the UK in 2002 and joined Cruise Control and worked my way through the ranks to middle management working along side Ian and Martin who you met in the last edition. After Cruise Control went back into retirement but was dragged out of retirement by Ian and have been with Jetline more or less from the start.

    As my wife is Spanish I love the different Mediterranean type of cruise companies such as Pullmantur, MSC and Costa. When I go away I like the European flavours and like to be immersed in the culture of the continentals. I appreciate the European cruise companies are not for everyone but if you are looking for a different type of cruise where English is not always the first language I could highly recommend it.

    I still love selling cruises and I enjoy customers who I can have some banter with. Love a laugh and joke and you will get plenty of them. (Most of them have been pinched off Ian). As one of the grand daddies of the company love speaking to the more distinguished clientele that we have. I look forward to being of service to you.

    Hi, I am Greg and since day dot have always been a bookmaker and was with the same company for 31 years. I started making the tea and graduated all through the ranks to where I ran a chain of shops. After taking early retirement I was head hunted by Channel 4s racing pundit Barry Dennis to control operations for Barrys Venture into the world of high street book making. I had full control of the shops from finding the premises obtaining the licenses to the profitability of the operation. After working for Barry for a couple of years I needed a change of direction. Kelvin informed me that he was working for new young dynamic company that was doing well and asked if I would like to join them as they had too many calls to handle.

    I have now been here best part of 2 years where I have been introduced into the world of cruising. The only thing I can say is I love it.

    I have now first hand experience of 7 ships and tried some of the biggest in Navigator of the Seas to some of the smallest in Pullmantur. All of them have their own characteristics and I try and find out what my guest wants and put them on the right ship for them. One of the main reasons I love cruising is it is value. In effect it is an all inclusive holiday, some amazing ports of call and with plummeting of sterling it now is representing even better value for money. Again like Kelvin I think I have a good sense of humour and look forward to being of service to you.

    Name: Kelvin Sexton (on the right in photo)Position: Senior sales consultantAge: 53Children: Married 5 daughters, 3 Grand KidsCruise ships sailied on: 14Favoruite Cruise Line: Pullmantur CruisesHobbies: Played football up until I was 44 and again for my sins another Spurs supporter.

    Name: Greg Davis (second from left in photo)Position: Senior sales consultantAge: 53Children: 2 and 1 new addition of a Grand daughterCruise Ships sailed on: 7Favourite Cruise Line: MSCHobbies: Swimming, Scuba diving and West Ham fan

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    Cruise Industry NewsHere is our latest roundup of cruise articles to hit our desk. STOP PRESS: Having monitored prices throughout January - most cruise lines have been under pressure from their US Based head offices to increase prices due to the exchange rate fluctuations. This means that as the Sterling is worth less in US Dollars - Prices have increased in Sterling to maintain the amount of US$ sterling prices are converted into.

    Holland America Line was very pleased to win a prestigious award for their Pinnacle Grill restaurant. The restaurant was honoured at the Porthole Magazines 2009 Editor-in-Chief Awards, winning the best alternative restaurant category.

    The Pinnacle Grill offers an elegant and sophisticated dining experience, with Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens. There are creative and innovative menus drawing from regional ingredients of the highest quality that will delight the palate. Indulge in hand selected aged Sterling Silver Beef, fresh seafood and an extensive, world-class wine list.

    Richard D Meadows, the cruise lines vice president of marketing, sales and guest programmes, said it was an honour to be recognised by the ma