Win a luxury cruise worth over £2,500

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Your new-look Lancashire Evening Post has teamed up with Cruise Direct, the cruising arm of Barrhead Travel and the UK’s leading cruise specialist, to give you the chance to win a dream prize!

We have an incredible 12 night luxury cruise to Spain, Gibraltar and Lisbon up for grabs, courtesy of Cruise Direct and Fred Olsen Cruises!

Our lucky winner and guest will sail from Liverpool aboard Fred Olsen’s world-class cruise ship Boudicca, calling at Cadiz, Malaga, Cartagena, Gibraltar and Lisbon.

Explore the Moorish old town and cobbled streets of Cadiz, experience the Costa del Sol’s magnificent capital Malaga, go back in time to historic Roman Cartagena, stroll round the delightfully British Rock of Gibraltar, and enjoy the palaces, churches, gardens, ancient castles and splendid bridges of Lisbon.

This super prize includes all meals throughout the cruise, from five course dining to relaxed buffets, plus varied daytime activities, use of the swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym, plus a choice of live evening entertainment.

This is the holiday of a lifetime and it could be yours!


All you need to do is collect any three of the 12 tokens we are printing in your LEP between Monday April 15 and Saturday April 27. Then correctly answer our easy question:

Q: Aboard which ship is our fantastic prize?

The complete the entry coupon printed in the paper, attached your three tokens, and post to Cruise Direct Competition, LEP, Oliver’s Place, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 9ZA to arrive no later than Friday May 3. Standard LEP competition rules apply. Prize cruise departs Liverpool August 14 2013 arriving back in Liverpool August 26 No other dates available, no cash alternative.

Cruise Direct

Cruise Direct, the cruising arm of Barrhead Travel , was set up in 1999 specifically to meet the ever-growing demands of travellers wanting to take a cruise as a holiday option. 

Our philosophy is all about flexibility, exceeding expectations, providing excellent customer service and taking care of everything, including you – a unique combination that has helped us to become the UK’s leading cruise specialist. Cruise Direct’s Luxury and River Cruising consultants are also here to guide you and find the ideal cruise for you.

Our experience, attention to detail, knowledge and enthusiasm, combined with exceptional prices, ensures that our customers return year after year. We’re now the UK’s largest cruise specialist, and remain part of the Barrhead Travel group, founded in 1975 and which employing over 700 people within the UK. We are proud winners of the Sunday Times Top 100 companies to work for the past. We are fully financially protected via ABTA number 13759 and ATOL number W4746.

Our team of Cruise Specialists are here to help you book your ideal cruise. Holidays shouldn’t be hard work, and that’s why Cruise Direct takes care of everything you need for the perfect break. We can offer cruises to suit all tastes, and prices to suit all pockets, so why not call us today on 0800 298 7254 or visit our website

These are just some of the advantages of booking your cruise through Cruise Direct:

• Thousands of holidays, exclusive to us

• Our huge buying power means the lowest prices for you

• Highly trained cruise experts giving you trusted recommendations

• Open late 7 nights a week, and unrivalled after sales service

• Completely impartial advice on cruises with every major cruise line

• Total financial protection for your peace of mind - book with confidence

Discover our exclusive deals and special offers, which you simply won’t find anywhere else. Over the years we have been recognised by the UK’s leading cruise lines, who have voted us winners in various award categories, most recently Large Cruise Agent of the Year 2012. And if you know exactly what you want, but can’t see your dream holiday in a brochure, then we’ll be happy to tailor make your cruise holiday to meet your requirements – it’s all part of our award-winning service. 

Enjoy The Fred Olsen Experience

The great advantage of Fred Olsen’s intimate style of cruising and more human scale ships is that they really get to know guests and what they want from a cruise. The impression guests get when they first step on-board is one of Freshness, light and space.

When it comes to dining - a vital ingredient for a successful cruise - they believe that they have the balance just right. Guests can relax and enjoy meals and snacks alfresco on deck. And for more formal affairs, they can select from award winning a la cárte menus in the stylish restaurants.

There’s plenty to do on-board: traditional activities like pools, or laze in a Jacuzzi with a refreshing fruit smoothie. Active guests can enjoy a work out in the gym followed perhaps by the sheer indulgence of a luxurious spa treatment. And as day turns to night, there’s a venue to match every mood.

A choice of entertainment throughout our ships classical string trios, pianists, singers, cabaret acts and glittering shows bring the evening alive. The choice is varied and extensive for guests to enjoy as they choose. All the delights on-board are matched by the wonderful choice of quality shore tours.