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Enjoy scenic sailing from Scotland with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in 2017

Press release   •   Feb 15, 2017 19:41 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is reinforcing its reputation as the ‘cruise line of choice’ from Scotland, a country that has historically been very close to the Olsen family, with a total of 12 departures in 2017: four from Glasgow (Greenock) and eight from Edinburgh (Rosyth).

During its 2017 cruise season, Fred. Olsen will be offering Scottish guests the chance to experience the dramatic scenery of Greenland, the scenic fjords of Norway, and the impressive islands of the Canaries, from the comfort of Fred. Olsen’s smaller, more intimate ships, Boudicca and Black Watch.

Justin Stanton, Sales and Marketing Director for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:

“We are proud of our long-standing links with Scotland, and this year we are looking forward to taking our Scottish guests on scenic sailings along picturesque rivers, canals, lochs and fjords, from ‘right on their doorstep’. The beauty of a Fred. Olsen cruise holiday is that we can get closer to the world’s most beautiful cities and destinations – many of which the larger cruise ships cannot reach.

“Added to this, Black Watch has recently undergone an extensive multi-million-Pound refurbishment, meaning that she is able to offer an even wider range of onboard facilities to guests, and now features a fresher, more contemporary ‘new look’.”

In 2017, 880-guest Boudicca will be undertaking four cruises from Glasgow (Greenock), including:

- Five-night D1710 ‘Highlands & Lochs of Scotland’ cruise, departing on 26th May 2017. Prices start from £699 per person (with limited availability).

Ports of call: Glasgow (Greenock) – Pass through Corran NarrowsCruising Loch Linnhe – Fort William – Cruising Loch LinnhePass through Corran NarrowsCruising Loch LinnheCruising by Duart Castle – Ullapool – Cruising Loch Broom – Invergordon – Cruising Loch Seaforth – Cruising by Canna & Rum – Cruising by Fingal’s Cave – Greenock (Glasgow)

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- Eight-night D1711 ‘Phenomenal Fjords of Norway’ cruise, departing on 31st May 2017. Prices start from £1,049 per person.

Ports of call: Glasgow (Greenock) – Olden – Cruising NordfjordCruising by Hornelen – Flåm, Aurlandsfjord – Cruising Nærøyfjord to Gudvangen– Bergen – Kirkwall, Orkney Islands – Greenock (Glasgow)

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804-guest Black Watch will be undertaking eight cruises from Edinburgh (Rosyth) in 2017, including:

- 13-night W1713 ‘Greenland, Iceland & Norway Exploration’ cruise, departing on 21st August 2017. Prices start from £1,999 per person (with limited availability).

Ports of call: Edinburgh (Rosyth) – Reykjavik, Iceland – Cruising Angmagssalik Fjord, Greenland – Tasiilaq, Greenland – Akureyri, Iceland – Cruising EyjafjörðurCruising by Hrisey, IcelandCruising EyjafjörðurCruising Reyðarfjörður – Eskifjörður,Iceland – Cruising Reyðarfjörður – Ålesund, Norway – Olden, Nordfjord, Norway – Cruising Nordfjord – Edinburgh (Rosyth)

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- 10-night W1718 ‘Rivers & Cities of France’ cruise, departing on 4th October 2017. Prices start from

£1,199 per person (with limited availability).

Ports of call: Edinburgh (Rosyth) – Cruising River Seine – Rouen (overnight stay) – St. Peter Port, Guernsey – La Rochelle (from La Pallice) – Lorient – Edinburgh (Rosyth)

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All prices shown are based on two adults sharing a twin-bedded Interior Room, and include accommodation, all meals and entertainment on board, plus port taxes.

As part of its ‘Turn of Year’ sales campaign, Fred. Olsen is also offering guests a ‘Free upgrade to the ‘all-inclusive’ drinks package’, valid for bookings made until 1st March 2017.

For further information on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, visit the website at Book online, call Reservations on 0800 0355 242 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm; Saturday, 9am to 5pm; Sunday, 10am to 4pm), or visit an ABTA travel agent.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Line operates in the UK with four intimately sized ships for a more personal cruising experience.

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