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THE CONTINENT SPIRIT OF DISCOVERY CRUISE NEW Riddle of the Sands Discover the setting for one of our greatest spy novels 7 nights from £1,385 Including optional travel insurance or a reduction of £26 if not required ≠ see page 94 for details. Esbjerg To and from Dover Heligoland Hamburg Emden 1,233 nautical miles August 23, 2020 7 nights aboard Spirit of Discovery August 23. Dover, England. Embark Spirit of Discovery. Depart 1700. August 25. Hamburg, Germany. Arrive 0800. Depart 1700. August 26. Esbjerg, Denmark. Arrive 0800. Depart 1700. August 27. Emden, Germany. Arrive 0800. Depart 2000. August 28. Heligoland h, Germany. Arrive 0800. Depart 1700. August 30. Dover, England. Arrive 0800. Disembark Spirit of Discovery after breakfast. In October last (1902), my friend 'Carruthers' visited me in my chambers, and, under a provisional pledge of secrecy, told me frankly the whole of the adventure." (Preface ≠ Riddle of the Sands) `Riddle of the Sands' by Erskine Childers was published in 1903 and is regarded as one of literature's best espionage novels. Immortalised on film, television and radio, it follows Charles Carruthers and Arthur Davies as they take a trip to the Frisian Islands, only to become embroiled in uncovering a plot by the Germans to invade Britain. During your cruise, sail the waters of the Wadden Sea ≠ home to the Frisian Islands, described by Arthur Davies as "... a splendid sailing-ground...". Explore vibrant Hamburg in Germany and Esbjerg in Denmark, visit Emden, dissected by the River Ems, where one river bank lies in Germany and the other in the Netherlands. Venture to Heligoland ≠ once part of the British Empire and covering just over one-and-a-half square miles. During your cruise there will also be a screening of the film of `Riddle of the Sands', plus talks on espionage from a guest speaker. Explore ashore: Visit the island of Heligoland, once a part of the British Empire ∑ Follow in the footsteps of Davies and Carruthers on the island of Borkum ∑ Step into the world of shipbuilding at Meyer Werft Shipyard in Papenburg. DOUBLE/TWIN CABINS Standard Deluxe Suite Standard Superior Deluxe Suite from from from from from from from Full fare £1,979 £3,166 £4,710 Full fare £2,885 £3,206 £4,876 £6,594 Current fare £1,385 £2,057 £3,061 Current fare £2,019 £2,244 £3,169 £4,286 SINGLE CABINS Cruise code: SD033 Fares are per person for the lowest grade available in the category shown and are subject to availability and change. For full details see page 94.. Pictured clockwise from top: The tiny island of Heligoland; The Danish Wadden Sea island of MandÝ; Look out for the seals of Wadden Sea Please note: hLand by launch or tender. Some of the highlights detailed may only be seen on optional excursions or by exploring independently. Days not detailed are at sea. 74 To book, please visit your Travel Agent