FESTIVAL Cruises (071-436 6684) has cut its prices for Mediterranean cruises over the half-term period aboard the Azur. For departures on 23 and 28 October, adults pay pounds 350 and children pounds 255. You fly from Heathrow to Milan, then transfer to Genoa for a cruise around the northern Mediterranean, calling at Barcelona, Palma, Ibiza, Minorca and Nice.

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