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July 2019: Save on 2020 River Cruising with Avalon Waterways


Here is an update from our office!

Brigitte was away in May with the place we won on the Globus Family of Brands Super Tour. Our office was in the Top 10 sellers in New Zealand!  The Tour was from Chicago, St Louis, Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans.. amazing.  See our Facebook page for pictures of her travels.

In July we welcomed Sue to our Memories Connection Team! Sue will often be the voice on the end of the phone. I am sure you will meet her in our office or at a travel night soon. 

Mid August Brigitte is off to Europe – on Globus Tours in Italy and Croatia. Make sure you ‘LIKE” our Facebook page, so you can get updates of her travels.  While Brigitte is away. Natasha, Rachel and Sue will be onboard to book your holidays and answer your questions!

Natasha is off to experience Bali in September, and Rachel has booked her next getaway in Rarotonga!  Great for everyone to get first hand knowledge of the destinations we are booking all the time! In our office we call it research and development. We also love all the great feedback we receive from our travellers keeping us up to date with all aspects of travel!

Our holiday bookings for 2019 is looking like a record year for Memories Connection!  Thanks for so many trusting their holiday plans with us. We can still book your 2019 holiday – with good deals available

2019 is only half way through and we are booking 2020 holidays already!

We have earlybird deals for Globus and Cosmos 2020 tours
in all parts of the world!  Many are guaranteed departures, so we can book with confidence!  Contact the team for a brochure or more information.   

For 2020, we are finding that many River and Ocean Cruise cabins are filling up, with some popular departures already on last cabins.  We feature Avalon River Cruises below.. but deals are available with all Cruise lines. With Cruises one size doesn’t fit all.  

So make a time to meet up with our team over the coming weeks and we can work out the tour or Cruise Line that “fits” you!  Did you know you can book appointments on our website in Timaru, Waimate or Geraldine see the page here!

If you are interested in other Globus tour options their Europe Preview offers have just been released, along with USA and Canada 2020 Bookings open now!
 
If you would like more information, click here or contact us today!
 
2020 river cruises are open for booking, and there are some fantastic itineraries available with great savings too! I've picked out a selection of European river cruises from Avalon Waterways, they're hugely popular and they come with savings of up to $6,900 per couple!

For solo travellers, there's a no single supplement offer on now for select river cruises - get in touch if you'd like more details. 

If you can't wait for 2020 - there are some fantastic last-minute river cruise deals available now. Reply to this email for more information.

The big news in travel at the moment is the removal of visa requirements for NZ passport holders travelling to South Africa. This should come into effect sometime in November. This is a huge announcement, and it's going to put South Africa back on the bucket list for a lot of people!

As always, if it's time to start planning your next trip - let us know! We'll keep an eye on the sales for you.
Kind regards,

Brigitte, Natasha, Rachel and Sue
 
phone: +64 3 688 8486
mob: +64 27 233 3027
travel@memoriesconnection.co.nz
www.memoriesconnection.co.nz

Europe 2020 with Avalon Waterways

A Taste of the Danube


Experience history, art, music and scenic masterpieces of the Danube from beautiful Budapest to vibrant Vienna.
 
4 Days from only $1227* per person, twin share in a cat. D Cabin
 
Save up to $1,250 per couple! 
 
 
Based on 11 November 2020 departure, Sale Ends 16 August 2019, Terms and Conditions Apply. 

Enchanted Europe


Find enchantment as the Danube, Main and Rhine Rivers weave a wondrous spell from Hungary to Switzerland.
 
16 Days from only $7008* per person, twin share
 
Save up to $6,100 per couple! 
 
 
Based on 23 October 2020 departure, Sale Ends 16 August 2019, Terms and Conditions Apply. 

 

Active & Discovery on the Rhine

 

Explore Germany & Holland with experiences to inspire, enlighten, and move you to new heights & horizons.
 
8 Days from only $3199* per person, twin share
 
Save up to $4,300 per couple! 
 
 
Based on 5 May 2020 departure, Sale Ends 16 August 2019, Terms and Conditions Apply. 

Paris to Normandy


Artistic inspiration and inspiring heroes from the city of light to the white cliffs of Normandy.
 
8 Days from only $3840* per person, twin share
 
Save up to $1,900 per couple! 
 
 
Based on 24 March 2020 departure, Sale Ends 16 August 2019, Terms and Conditions Apply. 

What's Included with Avalon Waterways Cruises

  • Gourmet cuisine with all meals onboard, including regional wine & beer with lunch & dinner.
  • Choice of included daily excursions including Classic, Active & Discovery options.
  • Options to customise your cruise experience to suit your style. 
  • Avalon's renowned onboard service and relaxed luxury. 
  • Complimentary bicycles for use on shore. 
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access, port charges & onboard gratuities.

South Africa Visa-Free Again!


South Africa’s Department of Home Affairs has announced the removal of its Visa requirement for New Zealanders.

The announcement advised this would be effective from Mid-November.  The details are still being worked out, but watch this space! 

Read More on NewsHub

Get planning your next trip, and see the latest African trips and tours here.

More Travel Deals

Toberua Island Resort


A deluxe island hideaway with traditional Beachfront Bures, this resort offers you an unforgettable Private Island experience. Featuring four sandy acres of lush tropical gardens and white sand beach, Toberua lies in an idyllic pocket of Fiji.
 
Inclusions
  • Complimentary use of snorkel gear, kayaks, stand up paddle boards and catamaran. 
  • Return Airport Transfers from Suva Airport 

BONUS: Includes 2 FREE nights 

 

*Terms, Conditions and Travel Dates Apply, Sale Ends 15 August 2019

Discover Tahiti & Polynesia Cruise


There's a certain romance to sailing on a small ship like Pacific Princess® which offers refined elegance yet many of the wonderful amenities found on larger ships. With a smaller group of guests on board, you'll enjoy the camaraderie among fellow guests who share your passions for travel and visit unique ports that only smaller ships have access to. Cruise Departs: 14 Nov 2020
 
Inclusions
  • 10-night cruise onboard Pacific Princess 
  • Main meals & entertainment onboard 
  • Port charges & government fees 
  • Receive a US$85 onboard credit per stateroom*
*Terms, Conditions and Travel Dates Apply, Sale Ends 31 August 2019

Fly Without Jet Lag?


If you've got a long trip coming up, did you know there's a website that will give you a personalised jet lag plan!

By entering your departure/arrival times and your usual sleep schedule, Jet Lag Rooster will tell you when to sleep, when to seek and/or avoid light before and during your trip. The goal is to ease your body into your new time zone and prevent (or at the very least reduce) jet lag.

The algorithm is backed by scientific research, and it's free to use, so it's worth a look. 

Create your jet lag prevention plan here.
 
Avalon Terms and Conditions: *All care is taken to promote correct pricing at time of printing (28/06/19), is dependent upon availability and will be confirmed at time of reservation. Prices are per person (pp), twin share based on Cat E. Deluxe Staterooms (except A tuste of Dunabe which is based on a Cat. D Cabin). Book a 2020 Europe river cruise and save - save value is dependent on the cruise and departure date booked and will range from $500 – $3450 pp. Applicable cruise savings can be viewed online on cruise itinerary pages. Select dates are not eligible for promotion. Availability will be confirmed at time of booking. Offer valid for new 2020 Europe bookings made from 28/06/19 – 16/08/19, or until sold out. Offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. To secure reservation and offer a non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $500per person/per cruise is required within 7 days of booking (or by 16/08/19; whichever comes first). Offer valid for Singles (single supplement applies). Offer not combinable with any other promotion. Offer can be withdrawn or amended at any time without notice. Full cancellation penalties apply. Additional restrictions apply.

Toberua Terms and Conditions: It is our policy to present the cost of our holidays inclusive of all airport and government charges. Please accept however that these charges are not within our control, therefore we reserve the right to pass on any increase.. Travel agent professional service fees where charged, will be additional to the advertised prices. Closeout and blackout periods apply over school holidays and peak holiday periods & availability of seats & rooms is likely to be very limited over this time . Family pricing is based on a per person cost for 2 adults and 2 children (2-11) sharing one room and using existing bedding. Extra night rates are per person.. Valid for sales to 15 Aug 2019. Valid for travel commenced and completed within the period 22 Jul - 20 Sep, 19 Oct - 19 Dec 2019 & 7 Jan - 31 Mar 2020. Airfares are additional Prices shown are based on per person costs in New Zealand Dollars, for payment by cash, cheque or eftpos only. Credit card sales not permitted unless Travel Agent acts as a merchant. Capacity limitations apply and may not be available on all services. Travel requiring an overnight stay in New Zealand will be at passengers own expense. Events beyond our control such as currency fluctuations and changes to the price of aviation fuel may result in prices variations . Strict cancellation fees apply. Packages are based on consecutive nights. For split stays please contact your travel consultant. For full terms and conditions and cancellation fees please contact your local travel agent for more information.

Discover Tahiti Terms and Conditions: Valid for sales to 31 Aug 2019. Valid for travel commenced on or after 15 Oct 2020 (unless otherwise specified).A non-refundable deposit of 20% is required within 3 days of reservation, final payment is due 75 days prior to sailing. ONBOARD CREDIT: is per stateroom in currency specified based on two people sharing a cabin and may vary for single travellers. Credit is non-transferable, non-refundable & not redeemable for cash & cannot be used at the medical centre or casino. Prices shown are based on per person costs in New Zealand Dollars, for payment by cash, cheque or eftpos only. Credit card sales not permitted unless Travel Agent acts as a merchant. Capacity limitations apply and may not be available on all services. Travel requiring an overnight stay in New Zealand will be at passengers own expense. Events beyond our control such as currency fluctuations and changes to the price of aviation fuel may result in prices variations . Strict cancellation fees apply. For full terms and conditions and cancellation fees please contact your local travel agent for more information. Prices are based on lead-in stateroom categories, surcharges apply for other categories. Prices are subject to change at any time without notice. Daily gratuities are not included and must be paid onboard at the conclusion of your cruise before disembarkation.

General Terms and Conditions: Prices are correct as at 1 June 2019, subject to availability, currency fluctuation & may be amended or withdrawn at any time without notice. Amendment & cancellation fees apply. Minimum & maximum stays may apply. Blackout date & seasonal surcharges may apply depending on date of travel & over peak holiday periods. Travel Agent professional service fees may apply. We welcome all major credit cards however a credit card processing fee will apply. Children & Infant prices may be available on request. Whilst every care is taken to accurately present the information & pricing we reserve the right to correct any errors or omissions. Further terms & conditions apply. Contact us for further details.

Book your holiday with Memories Connection and be rewarded!

2020 Earlybird Gift. Book two or more items* by Wed 11 Dec 2019 and receive a supercharged Memories Connection “Powerbank”. Charge a phone or tablet on the go, great when viewing your Itinerary on our Travel App!

*Two or more items for example: flights, cruise, tour, rental car, travel insurance etc.  One gift per adult, in each booking.