Whether it is seeing dramatic icebergs ‘up close’, or watching the sun rise in an exotic location, there are plenty of reasons why a cruise is high on holidaymakers’ ‘bucket lists’! A Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ holiday gives guests the chance to visit far-flung places and ‘off-the-beaten-track’ destinations, and is the ideal choice for a stress-free getaway, where food, accommodation and entertainment are all included.
Here, Fred. Olsen highlights five exciting and unusual destinations to spark guests’ imaginations in 2017/18:
1) Nordfjord, Norway
The tranquil and enchanting Nordfjord offers breath-taking scenery in every direction, including the chance to pass the magnificent Hornelen, Europe’s highest sea cliff.
Balmoral’s seven-night L1713 ‘Cruising the Fjordland’ sailing, ex Newcastle on 24th June 2017. Prices start from £899 per person.
Ports of call: Newcastle, UK – Cruising Lysefjord – Bergen, Norway – Olden, Nordfjord, Norway – Cruising Nordfjord – Cruising by Hornelen – Flåm, Aurlandsfjord, Norway – Cruising Nærøyfjord – Cruising Sognefjord – Cruising by Fureberg Waterfall, Maurangerfjord – Cruising Hardangerfjord – Eidfjord, Hardangerfjord, Norway – Newcastle, UK
For further information: See http://www.fredolsencruises.com/places-we-visit/cruise-holiday/cruising-the-fjordland-l1713?referrer=7&isback=1
2) Prins Christiansund, Greenland
Not many people can claim that they have sailed between dramatic icebergs and glistening glaciers; crossing the glass-like waters of Prins Christiansund is not to be missed!
Boudicca’s 14-night D1718 ‘Exploring the Fjords of Greenland’ cruise, ex Liverpool on 14th August 2017. Prices from £2,599 per person, based on an Ocean View Room (with limited availability).
Ports of call: Liverpool, UK – Reykjavik, Iceland – Cruising Prins Christiansund – Cruising Torssukatak – Narsaruaq, Greenland – Cruising Tunulliarfik Fjord – Qaqortoq, Greenland – Cruising Lichtenau Fjord – Cruising Tasermiut Fjord – Nanortalik, Greenland – Tasiilaq, Greenland – Cruising Angmagssalik Fjord – Liverpool, UK
3) Akureyri, Iceland
For those prepared to forfeit hot weather in favour of magnificent scenery, Iceland is a ‘must’. Fred. Olsen offers an impressive whale-watching adventure from Akureyri – named onLonely Planet’s ‘Best Places in Europe’ 2015 list – which is ideal for nature-lovers wanting to marvel at these fantastic creatures in their natural environment.
Balmoral’s 11-night L1720 ‘Icelandic Explorer’ cruise, ex Newcastle on 28th August 2017. Prices start from £1,399 per person.
Ports of call: Newcastle, UK – Cruising by Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland – Cruising by Elliðaey Island – Cruising by Elephant Rock – Reykjavik, Iceland (overnight stay) – Ísafjörður (Isafjordur), Iceland – Cruising by Hornstrandir – Cruising Drangaskörð – Akureyri, Iceland (overnight stay) – Cruising Eyjafjörður – Cruising by Hrisey – Crossing the Arctic Circle – Cruising Grímsey – Cruising Skjálfandi Bay – Cruising by Norðfjarðarhorn & Gerpir – Cruising Borgarfjörður Eystri – Cruising Seyðisfjörður – Seyðisfjörður (Seydisfjordur), Iceland – Cruising Seyðisfjörður – Cruising by Dalatangi, Akurfell & Toarfjall – Cruising by Nipukollur, Iceland – Newcastle, UK
For further information: See http://www.fredolsencruises.com/places-we-visit/cruise-holiday/icelandic-explorer-l1720?referrer=7&isback=1
4) St. Petersburg, Russia
St. Petersburg is a ‘must-see’ destination in Eastern Europe. It is easy to fall in love with the beauty and elegance of the city, and visiting Peterhof Palace, the world-famous Fabergé Museum, and the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood, will be top of your ‘to do’ list.
Balmoral’s 13-night L1724 ‘Discover the Baltic’ cruise, ex Southampton on 2nd October 2017 (adult-only). Prices from £1,399 per person.
Ports of call: Southampton, UK – Cruising Kiel Canal – Copenhagen, Denmark – Tallinn, Estonia – St. Petersburg, Russia – Riga, Latvia – Warneműnde, Germany – Cruising Kiel Canal – Southampton, UK
For further information: See http://www.fredolsencruises.com/places-we-visit/cruise-holiday/discover-the-baltic-l1724?referrer=7&isback=1
5) St. John’s, Antigua
Antigua is simply stunning, and for those looking for a relaxing holiday, with beautiful sandy beaches, a Caribbean cruise is definitely something to tick off the list. St. John’s has as many as 365 pretty beaches – one for each day of the year, so the locals say!
Braemar’s16-night M1805 ‘Caribbean & the Tropic of Cancer’ fly-cruise, departing from Bridgetown, Barbados on 1st March 2018 (returning to Dover). Prices start from £899 per person (cruise-only) / from £1,299 per person (fly-cruise package).
Ports of call: Bridgetown, Barbados (overnight stay) – Castries, St. Lucia – St. John’s, Antigua – Basseterre, St. Kitts – Crossing Tropic of Cancer – Ponta Delgada, Azores – Dover, UK
All prices listed are based on two adults sharing a twin-bedded Interior Room, unless otherwise stated, and include accommodation, all meals and entertainment on board, plus port / airport taxes and transfers, where applicable.
In 2017/18, Fred. Olsen’s fleet of four smaller, more intimate ships – Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch – will be visiting no fewer than 220 destinations in 70 countries around the globe, plus 118 areas of scenic cruising.
For further information on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, visit the website at www.fredolsencruises.com 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.