No other holiday seems to have quite the same magical appeal as an ocean cruise.

Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and relax as your floating hotel brings the world to your window, taking you to experience many exciting and exotic destinations.

Ten of thousands of people have already enjoyed a fabulous Ocean Cruise on board the Dutch-owned MV Van Gogh and it is on the back of this continued success that

Travelscope is delighted to introduce another modern cruise vessel, the 4* Plus rated MV Athena, offering an even wider range of sensational cruise itineraries - all departing directly from the UK.

New for 2006-07 are a fantastic New York, New England & Canada's Maple Leaf Cruise, Rio Carnival Cruise and a Greenland, Iceland & Faroe Islands Cruise - not forgetting two World Cruises in winter 2007-08, with prices starting from just £2,799 per person.

That's not to forget, of course, perennial Travelscope favourites including our renowned Norwegian Fjords Apple Blossom Cruise, Summer Sunshine Cruise and Caribbean Winter Sunshine Cruise.

We are also proud to present a Cruise South to the Sun direct from Swansea, offering the chance to enjoy a pre-winter tonic in exotic surroundings. Soak up the sun at a selection of welcoming ports of call such as Oporto, La Coruna, Cadiz, Gibraltar, Tangier, Lisbon and Vigo. This cruise offers you the chance to do your Christmas shopping in real style.

Purchase a bottle or two of quality port from Oporto, or a fine sherry from Jerez. In Gibraltar, many quality gift ideas are available at tax-free prices, including perfume and jewellery.

A range of excellent on board facilities will ensure that your days at sea are just as enjoyable as those on shore and all meals and entertainments are included on board so there's no need for continual budgeting. In the evening the party really gets started with a specially arranged programme of entertainment, including live cabaret and excellent shows. And after a fantastic day, you can be sure of a good night's rest as all cabins are air-conditioned and offer en suite facilities.

So what are you waiting for? With included coach travel from throughout South Wales, or free car parking at port, it really couldn't be more convenient to enjoy an ocean cruise to remember - not forgetting our brand new departure from Swansea.

For more information, order your complimentary brochure by telephoning 0870 770 5090 quoting code ARG/OCC. To book, call 0800 083 3233 - our friendly staff will be happy to help you.