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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines to visit the paradise island of Bermuda for the America’s Cup in Summer 2017

Press Release   •   Mar 29, 2017 11:03 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is offering guests a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ chance to visit the paradise island of Bermuda in June 2017, to take in the excitement and exhilaration of the 35th America’s Cup. Fred. Olsen’s 26-night ‘Bermuda & the America’s Cup’ cruise, on board 880-guest ship Boudicca, will enjoy an extended four-day stay in Bermuda – remaining overnight in St. George, and spending two nights in the capital, Hamilton.

Fred. Olsen’s ‘Bermuda & the America’s Cup’ cruise is offering guests a selection of optional, chargeable shore tours to bring them closer to the action of the America’s Cup, which combines the skills of the world’s best sailors and the world’s fastest boats, as they sail across the water at speeds close to 50mph! Guests can opt to visit the America’s Cup Village at the Royal Naval Dockyard; obtain Grandstand Tickets – located in the America’s Cup Village; or soak up the atmosphere on a Spectator Boat Experience, exclusive to Fred. Olsen guests.

To enhance guests’ onboard experience, this special cruise will also feature fascinating talks by sailing-related guest speakers Paul Covell, the renowned round-the-world sailor, and knowledgeable ocean yachtsman, Peter Roach.

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

“Having won the coveted ‘Best for Itineraries’ accolade in Cruise Critic’s ‘UK Editors’ Picks Awards’ for the past two years, we pride ourselves on offering holidays that capture the imagination of our guests.

“The America’s Cup is a competition for one of the oldest trophies in international sport, and this year’s event promises to be full of thrills and excitement. Our themed cruise includes a four-day stay in Bermuda, and gives our guests the chance to combine this incredible sporting experience with a relaxing, rewarding holiday – the best of both worlds!”

Details of Fred. Olsen’s America’s Cup cruise are as follows:

Boudicca’s 26-night D1713 ‘Bermuda & the America’s Cup’ cruise, ex Liverpool on 9th June 2017. Prices start from £2,999 for an Interior Room (with limited availability), and include accommodation, all meals and entertainment on board, plus port taxes. The length and nature of this sailing create a decidedly ‘grown-up’ experience, so Fred. Olsen has reserved this cruise as an ‘adult-only’ holiday, only available to book by those aged 18 or over, to ensure that like-minded guests will be on board.

Ports of call: Liverpool – Leixoes, Portugal – Funchal, Madeira – Ponta Delgada, Azores – Horta, Azores – St. George, Bermuda (overnight stay) – Hamilton, Bermuda (two-night stay) – Lajes das Flores, Azores – Praia da Vitoria, Azores – Liverpool

For more information: See http://www.fredolsencruises.com/places-we-visit/cruise-holiday/bermuda-and-the-azores-d1713?referrer=7&isback=1

To make this America’s Cup adventure even more appealing, guests can choose to include it in Fred. Olsen’s fantastic new 2018/19 Cruise Launch Offer – book this sailing, plus a 2018/19 cruise and any other, and get the lowest-priced holiday completely free!

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.

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