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Indonesia: The Borobudur Temple

Indonesia: The Borobudur Temple

Blog posts   •   Jun 10, 2014 10:15 BST

Many backpackers, Indonesian locals, and Buddhists come here in search of peace and meditation on their pilgrimage - the views aren’t half bad either!

New Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ research shows itinerary and destination more important than price

New Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ research shows itinerary and destination more important than price

Press Releases   •   Jun 03, 2014 16:24 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has conducted a survey of its guests post-cruise to determine their motivation in booking, and has found that, out of approximately 20,000 responses itinerary and destination are more important factors than the low price of the cruise holiday, scoring 39% and 16% respectively. In addition, the convenience of regional departure ports has also proven to be a key factor ...

New Area Sales Executive for Scotland and Northern Ireland, Allison Graham, joins Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

New Area Sales Executive for Scotland and Northern Ireland, Allison Graham, joins Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Press Releases   •   May 12, 2014 16:53 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has appointed Allison Graham as its new Area Sales Executive for Scotland and Northern Ireland. As Fred. Olsen’s new Area Sales Executive, Allison Graham will cover Scotland, North Cumbria and Northern Ireland, and will report into Regional Sales Manager – North of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, Mike Evans.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines launches new ‘Fly-Cruises Worldwide 2014/2015’ brochure

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines launches new ‘Fly-Cruises Worldwide 2014/2015’ brochure

Press Releases   •   Mar 19, 2014 09:54 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has launched a new ‘Fly-Cruises Worldwide 2014/2015’ brochure, offering a host of tempting getaways to destinations far and wide, on board Balmoral, Braemar and Black Watch. These varied, exotic and sun-drenched fly-cruises, with prices starting from just £699 per person, can take guests straight to their chosen destination in a shorter time and importantly, for those...

Take an ‘Arctic Adventure & Exploration’ on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Boudicca in summer 2015

Take an ‘Arctic Adventure & Exploration’ on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Boudicca in summer 2015

Press Releases   •   Mar 13, 2014 11:59 GMT

The Arctic is one of the most magnificent and hard-to-reach regions in the world, but, in 2015, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is offering guests the chance to experience this unspoiled destination on a 27-night ‘Arctic Adventure & Exploration’ voyage. Departing from Newcastle on 2nd August 2015, this cruise, on smaller, more intimate Boudicca, will allow guests to cross the Arctic Circle, witness...

Discover Iceland, ‘The Land of Fire and Ice’, from all corners of the UK with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in 2014

Discover Iceland, ‘The Land of Fire and Ice’, from all corners of the UK with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in 2014

Press Releases   •   Mar 12, 2014 14:15 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is offering guests the chance to explore ‘The Land of Fire and Ice’ on not one, not two, but four incredible exploration cruises to Iceland. Sailing from four regional departure ports – Southampton, Bristol (Avonmouth), Liverpool and Newcastle – from May to August 2014, on board Black Watch, Boudicca or Balmoral, guests living all over the UK will have ample opportunity...

Start your Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ holiday from Bristol early with a free hotel stay and tickets to Brunel’s ss Great Britain

Start your Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ holiday from Bristol early with a free hotel stay and tickets to Brunel’s ss Great Britain

Press Releases   •   Mar 10, 2014 09:37 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines will be commencing its first-ever season of cruises from Bristol (Avonmouth) in 2014, offering four cruises on 880-guest Boudicca to ‘Canaries & Portugal’, ‘France & Spain’, ‘Undiscovered Adriatic’ and ‘Iceland & Norwegian Fjords’, from April to June. To celebrate this inaugural cruise season, Fred. Olsen is offering guests the chance to start their holiday early with...

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines returns to Belfast Harbour in 2014

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines returns to Belfast Harbour in 2014

Press Releases   •   Mar 10, 2014 08:27 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is ‘bringing the world closer’ to the people of Belfast, with two exciting cruise itineraries in August and September 2014. Sailing on board 880-guest Boudicca, guests will have the opportunity, for the second year in a row, to embark on Fred. Olsen cruises from Belfast, without having to endure an expensive flight or long ferry crossing to reach the ship.

Cruise the world with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ inspirational  ‘Grand Voyages’ in 2016 – visit 70 destinations in 42 countries!

Cruise the world with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ inspirational ‘Grand Voyages’ in 2016 – visit 70 destinations in 42 countries!

Press Releases   •   Mar 06, 2014 12:56 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is launching two new ‘Grand Voyages’ in 2016: Boudicca's 76-night ‘Around Africa and into the Indian Ocean’ cruise, D1601, departing from Southampton on 5th January 2016 - the cruise line’s first ever sailing of this kind on board Boudicca – and Black Watch's 115-night 'Around the World with the South Pacific' cruise, W1601, departing from Southampton on 8th January 2016.

Get ‘closer to the destination’ on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ smaller ships  to 245 ports in 81 countries in 2015/16

Get ‘closer to the destination’ on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ smaller ships to 245 ports in 81 countries in 2015/16

Press Releases   •   Mar 05, 2014 13:59 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is excited to announce that, in 2015/16, it will be visiting no fewer than 245 destinations in 81 countries around the globe, including 42 countries on its 2016 ‘Grand Voyages’ alone. The Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ‘Launch Brochure’ for the new 2015/16 itineraries will be unveiled to existing guests on 18th March 2014 and the cruises will go on general sale from 24th March.

Specials for solos with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in 2014/15

Specials for solos with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in 2014/15

Press Releases   •   Mar 01, 2014 09:00 GMT

To make cruising with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines even more attractive to solo guests, the cruise line has introduced a ‘no single supplement’ on certain grades of twin cabins for sole occupancy, on a selection of 2014/15 cruises. These special 'singles cruises', which come into effect from 1st March 2014, mean that a solo guest, occupying a twin cabin, will pay the same per person rate...

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines wins top accolades in the  Cruise Critic ‘UK Cruisers’ Choice Awards 2014’

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines wins top accolades in the Cruise Critic ‘UK Cruisers’ Choice Awards 2014’

Press Releases   •   Feb 27, 2014 16:29 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is delighted to win two major awards in Cruise Critic’s prestigious ‘UK Cruisers’ Choice Awards 2014’, chosen entirely by cruise guests. Fred. Olsen’s 929-guest cruise ship, Braemar, has been recognised as the ‘Best Small Ship for Embarkation’, with a score of 4.7 out of a total of 5, and 804-guest Black Watch has been named ‘Best Small Ship for Shore Excursions’.

From Balmoral to ‘New Scotland’ on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ voyage to Canada and US in 2014

From Balmoral to ‘New Scotland’ on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ voyage to Canada and US in 2014

Press Releases   •   Feb 20, 2014 15:36 GMT

For guests with the time and curiosity to explore a bit further afield, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 32-night ‘Canadian Fall with New York & Boston’ cruise (L1413) in autumn 2014 is an absolute ‘must’! Setting sail on Balmoral from Southampton on 1st September 2014, this longer cruise is perfectly timed to coincide with the best of the glorious ‘Fall’ colours on the other side of the Atlantic, and..

Experience the beauty of the annual ‘Funchal Flower Festival’ with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Experience the beauty of the annual ‘Funchal Flower Festival’ with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Press Releases   •   Feb 19, 2014 14:48 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is offering guests the chance to visit Funchal, Madeira during its spectacular annual ‘Flower Festival’, running from 1st to 7th May 2014, on board Braemar’s ten-night ‘Sunshine, Shopping & Spring’ fly-cruise, M1412, departing from Santa Cruz, Tenerife on 3rd May 2014, returning to Harwich on 13th May 2014.

Escape on a mini-cruise in 2014 with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Escape on a mini-cruise in 2014 with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Press Releases   •   Jan 22, 2014 15:36 GMT

In response to guest feedback for shorter cruise itineraries, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has created seven ‘mini-cruises’ – including a new product of 2-night ‘Introductory’ cruises – for the 2014/15 cruise season. Fred. Olsen’s mini-cruises of two and three nights include city breaks to Paris and Dublin, and are the perfect opportunity for guests to have a weekend escape or for first-time cruisers.

Cruise the Panama Canal 100 years on with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Cruise the Panama Canal 100 years on with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Press Releases   •   Jan 22, 2014 10:19 GMT

The Panama Canal celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2014, and what better way to witness one of the world’s most spectacular engineering feats than from the deck of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ flagship, Balmoral? Fred. Olsen is offering guests the chance to commemorate the Canal’s centenary year in style with its 31-night L140141 ‘The Americas & Caribbean’ fly-cruise ex London Gatwick on 19th March

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines unveils Black Watch’s  new ‘Morning Light Pub’

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines unveils Black Watch’s new ‘Morning Light Pub’

Press Releases   •   Jan 16, 2014 13:56 GMT

As part of the recent redecoration and refurbishment of its 804-guest cruise ship Black Watch, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has introduced a new ‘Morning Light Pub’ on Lounge Deck Six. The work to redevelop the former ‘Pipers Bar’ took place during Black Watch’s 25-night ‘Christmas in the Caribbean’ cruise in December 2013.

Explore the world’s most spectacular rainforest on Fred. Olsen’s  ‘Amazon River & the Beaches of the Caribbean’ cruise

Explore the world’s most spectacular rainforest on Fred. Olsen’s ‘Amazon River & the Beaches of the Caribbean’ cruise

Press Releases   •   Jan 14, 2014 13:00 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 35-night D1405 ‘Amazon River & the Beaches of the Caribbean’ cruise, departing from Southampton on Boudicca on 22nd March 2014, is the perfect getaway for any wildlife enthusiast looking to experience something ‘a bit different’ on their holiday. Boudicca’s Amazon adventure will take guests far up the Amazon River, deep into the heart of the rainforest.

Cruise ‘from right on your doorstep’ in 2014  with Fred. Olsen’s Boudicca from Bristol (Avonmouth)

Cruise ‘from right on your doorstep’ in 2014 with Fred. Olsen’s Boudicca from Bristol (Avonmouth)

Press Releases   •   Jan 08, 2014 17:44 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines will be commencing its first-ever cruise season from Bristol (Avonmouth), at the Port of Bristol, in April 2014, offering guests a range of great-value holidays on board its elegant 880-guest cruise ship Boudicca, from a 14-night ‘Canary Islands & Portugal’ cruise, to a scenic 28-night sailing to ‘The Adriatic with Venice’.