Announcing the Cruise to Middle-earth: The Sequel, Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Fellowship of the Ring. staffer Garfeimao (aka Cathy) is planning our next Cruise to Middle-earth! Here’s all the details:

New Zealand will always be Middle-earth here at TORn. With that in mind, I am proud to announce a second cruise to Middle-earth. This is your chance to see the enchanting Land of the Long White Cloud and Middle-earth in the same place. Red Carpet Tours will be customizing short day tours for us from several of the ports, as well as a longer, optional post-cruise tour of locations not reachable from the ship.

This cruise will sail on the Celebrity Century from Sydney, Australia on November 30, 2011 and finish in Auckland, New Zealand on December 12, 2011. The bulk of the cruise will be in New Zealand waters, with stops at ports near several Lord of the Rings filming locations. The advantage of a cruise is that it acts as a hotel, a restaurant and transportation so that you need unpack only once during the cruise. It will give everyone in the group time to bond over dinner, to meet up during ‘at sea’ days to watch the films, and to even have a costume party. Exact optional tours are still in development at the moment, so please do contact me for more details.

The timing of my announcement is two-fold. First, I want to cement my commitment to New Zealand and as a travel agent I am in a position to do so. In my mind, there is no other country so beautiful or people so friendly than New Zealand, and nowhere else that is so obviously Middle-earth. It is perfect casting and I want to share that awe-inspiring beauty with fellow fans. Secondly, and most important to you, is the fact that Celebrity Cruises is offering a bonus of up to $250 onboard credit per cabin if booked before December 31.

If you have dreamed of climbing Edoras, or sitting under the Party Tree, give me a call or send me an email and I’ll answer all your questions. I plan to continue sending tours to New Zealand for many years to come; I’d love to have some fellow fans join me.

Please visit our Cruise website for complete details and contact information. [Click here]

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