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Experience the prestigious Le Mans 24 Hours Race with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in June 2015

Press release   •   May 19, 2015 17:51 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, in conjunction with ticket provider Travel Destinations Ltd.,is offering guests the chance to experience the exciting Le Mans 24 Hours Race from the French port of Le Havre, on board Braemar’s four-night M1517 Cruising to Le Mans & Historic Rouen cruise, which departs from Dover on 12th June 2015. Considered to be one of the most prestigious automobile races in the world, the Le Mans 24 Hours Race is the oldest active sports car competition in endurance racing, and has been held annually near the town of Le Mans, in France, since 1923.

Fred. Olsen is offering guests a choice of three special Le Mans shore tour packages, each giving a spectacular view of the big race:

General Admission to Le Mans for one day (13th or 14th June 2015) LM1, £175

General Admission to Le Mans for two days (13th and 14th June 2015) – LM2, £235

Overnight Stay and General Admission to Le Mans (13th and 14th June 2015) – LM3, £200*

All packages include selected race tickets, return coach / tram transfers, representatives escorting groups to the race and a personal picnic.

Full details of this exhilarating cruise experience are as follows:

Braemar’s four-night M1517 ‘Cruising to Le Mans & Historic Rouen’ cruise, ex Dover on 12th June 2015. Prices start from just £199 per person.

First stop on this unique mini-cruise is Le Havre, in France. Destroyed during World War II, the area has since been reconstructed, resulting in its status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Guests can take a tour to see the fantastic Le Mans 24 Hours Race, or alternatively visit St. Joseph’s Church, try famous Normandy cheese and cider, or take a trip to the Malraux Museum.

Braemar will then take a leisurely cruise along the stunning River Seine, before arriving in Rouen, France, for an overnight stay. Rouen is rich in monuments and museums, with narrow, cobbled streets dotted with French Norman architecture dating back to the Middle Ages; the gothic Notre-Dame Cathedral is a real highlight. Guests can explore this beautiful city or take a tour to Paris and visit some of the many famous landmarks. Rouen is also ideally placed for other great attractions in Normandy – marvellous places like Giverny (31 miles), Honfleur (44 miles) and Dieppe (36 miles).

The price listed is based on two adults sharing a twin-bedded, Inside cabin, and include accommodation, all meals and entertainment on board, and port taxes. Guests can also choose to upgrade to Fred. Olsen’s ‘all-inclusive’ drinks package for just £29 per person, per night**.

Fred. Olsen is pleased to have been awarded the ‘Gold Trusted Merchant’ status by independent review site Feefo in 2015, for the second year in a row. This accreditation is based on genuine customer feedback and, to date, Fred. Olsen has received over 11,000 reviews, with 95% of these being in the ‘Good’ or ‘Excellent’ categories.

*The ‘Overnight Stay and General Admission’ package will NOT include camping / sleeping arrangements; guests must ensure that they are suitably dressed and prepared for the overnight stay at the circuit.

**See the website at for full Terms and Conditions.

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

To find out more about the Le Mans 24 Hours Race, go to

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

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