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Enjoy ‘Seasonal Sailings’ with Fred. Olsen this Christmas and New Year!

Press release   •   Nov 30, 2017 18:02 GMT

For guests seeking sunshine or a European city break this Winter, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has a selection of enchanting ‘Seasonal Sailings’ available over the Christmas period. These festive cruises offer guests the chance to escape the stresses of Christmas at home and enjoy the friendly, intimate atmosphere of smaller-ship sailing aboard one of three Fred. Olsen ships – Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch.

Cruise holidays to choose from over the festive period include Fred. Olsen’s ‘Indian Ocean Islands & Zanzibar’ fly-cruise, a ‘Caribbean Christmas & New Year’ getaway and a ‘Norwegian Christmas’ sailing; while cruises in the run-up to the ‘Big Day’ include a ‘Christmas Markets & Rivers of Germany’ trip and a ‘City Lights & Overnights’ break in Amsterdam and Antwerp.

Another seasonal offering is Fred. Olsen’s‘Mozambique & South Africa’ sailing, which falls over the New Year period – the perfect start to 2018.

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

“The festive season is always a great time to holiday with Fred. Olsen! The warm, welcoming atmosphere that we create on board really comes into its own at this very special time of the year, and guests get into the spirit of the occasion the minute that they set foot on the ship!

“All guests need to do is relax and let us indulge them with a sumptuous festive feast – with the added benefit of no washing up afterwards! Revel in the festivities, enjoy carol concerts and the fun festive entertainment throughout these seasonal sailings…it all comes together to make a Christmas to remember for years to come!”

Fred. Olsen’s selection of ‘Seasonal Sailings’ includes:

- Boudicca’s 16-night D1727 ‘Indian Ocean Islands & Zanzibar’ fly-cruise, ex London Gatwick / Manchester on 13th December 2017, via Port Louis, Mauritius. Fly-cruise prices start from £1,999 per person / Cruise-only prices from £1,199 per person.

On this very special festive sailing, guests will spend a magical Christmas Day on board Boudicca and enjoy a host of unmissable experiences. Bask in pure bliss on the paradise white-sand beaches of the Seychelles. To add to that, there is Zanzibar’s fascinating history to uncover and Mayotte’s immense lagoon for excellent snorkelling opportunities.

Ports of call: Port Louis, Mauritius (overnight stay) – Praslin Island, Seychelles – Victoria, Seychelles (overnight stay) – Cruise by Silhouette Island at sunset, Seychelles – Zanzibar, Tanzania – Mamoudzou, Mayotte, Comoros Islands – Port Réunion, Réunion Island – Port Louis, Mauritius

For more information: See 'Indian Ocean Islands & Zanzibar'

- Braemar’s 15-night M1731 ‘Caribbean Christmas & New Year’ fly-cruise, ex Manchester on 21st December 2017, via Bridgetown, Barbados. Fly-cruise prices start from £2,299 per person (with limited availability) / Cruise-only prices from £1,499 per person (with limited availability).

Celebrate the festive season in style, on board Braemar’s exciting Caribbean cruise. Enjoy a relaxing stress-free Christmas Day; visit a string of stunning paradise islands; and make unforgettable New Year’s Eve memories, all on one fantastic 15-night adventure.

Ports of call: Bridgetown, Barbados – Castries, St. Lucia – Kingstown, St Vincent – St. George's, Grenada – Cruising the Caribbean Sea – Oranjestad, Aruba – Kralendijk, Bonaire – Willemstad, Curacao – Basseterre, St Kitts – St John's, Antigua (overnight stay) – Circumnavigate Montserrat – Fort de France, Martinique – Bridgetown, Barbados (overnight stay)

For more information: See 'Caribbean Christmas & New Year'

- Black Watch’s 15-night W1727 ‘Norwegian Christmas’ cruise, ex Southampton on 21st December 2017. Prices start from £2,449 per person (with limited availability).

Combine the breathtaking natural wonders of Arctic Norway with a sprinkling of festive fun on this wonderful wintertime adventure aboard ‘Black Watch’. Stepping ashore in unique and beautiful ports of call, guests will discover a diverse range of experiences – all complemented by a Christmas on board with all the trimmings.

Ports of call: Southampton, UK – Stavanger, Norway – Alta, Norway (overnight stay) – Tromsø, Norway (overnight stay) – Trondheim, Norway – Ålesund, Norway – Bergen, Norway – Southampton, UK

For more information: See 'Norwegian Christmas'

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

For further information on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, visit the website at, call Reservations on 0800 0355 242 (Monday – Friday, 8am – 8pm; Saturday, 9am – 5pm; Sunday, 10am – 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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