Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has launched its first-ever dedicated fly-cruise brochure for 2017-19, highlighting a host of new exotic holidays to experience some of the world’s most stunning scenery. Fred. Olsen guests can choose from a range of enticing, far-flung destinations, including India, Arabia, the ‘Islands of the Indian Ocean’, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, with durations from 14 to 38 nights.
Justin Stanton, Sales and Marketing Director for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:
“With a Fred. Olsen fly-cruise, offered by three of our four smaller, more intimate ships – Braemar, Boudicca or Black Watch - guests are able to get closer to their destinations. This, together with our innovative itineraries, means our guests can spend more time ashore discovering diverse cultures, wondrous landscapes and gaining a more ‘authentic’ experience in the destination.
“Our once-in-a-lifetime adventures offer so much variety: guests can enjoy the culture and traditions of India and Arabia; search for the ‘Big Five’ on a South African safari; discover spiritual sites in Asia; spend Christmas in the South Pacific or watch magical fireworks over Sydney on New Year’s Day. The world is only a Fred. Olsen cruise away!”
Fred. Olsen’s ‘Worldwide Fly-Cruises’ for 2017-19 include:
- Boudicca’s 21-night D1803A ‘Remote Islands & Desert Dunes’ fly-cruise (adult-only), ex Cape Town, South Africa, on 8th February 2018 (ends Santa Cruz, Tenerife).
Discover distant destinations via the comfort of Boudicca on this epic three-week adventure. Experience an unforgettable journey all the way from the captivating city of Cape Town to history-packed Senegal and Cape Verde. En route enjoy rare calls into the beautifully isolated islands of St Helena and Ascension, while two days in Namibia offer the chance to see fascinating wildlife and the world’s oldest desert, the Namib.
Ports of call: Cape Town, South Africa (overnight stay) – Lüderitz, Namibia – Walvis Bay, Namibia - Jamestown, St Helena – Georgetown, Ascension Island –Dakar, Senegal – Praia, Cape Verde Islands – Mindelo, Cape Verde Islands – Santa Cruz, Tenerife.
- Boudicca’s 14-night D1825 ‘Islands of the Indian Ocean’ fly-cruise, ex Port Louis, Mauritius, on 29th November 2018.
Hop between some of the most beautiful, culturally diverse islands in the Indian Ocean on this exotic adventure. Discover paradise in the Seychelles – home to white-sand beaches and crystal-clear waters – before an opportunity to cruise Mayotte’s stunning lagoon presents itself. Then seek out Madagascar’s elusive wildlife, including lemurs and chameleons, before exploring Réunion Island.
Ports of call: Port Louis, Mauritius (overnight stay) – Praslin Island, Seychelles (overnight stay) – Cruising by Silhouette Island – Victoria, Mahé, Seychelles (overnight stay) – Mamoudzou, Mayotte, Comoros – Hell-Ville, Nosy Be, Madagascar – Diego Suarez, Madagascar – Port Réunion, Réunion Island – Port Louis, Mauritius
- Black Watch’s 39-night W1827 ‘Pacific Island Christmas & Sydney New Year’ fly-cruise, ex Bridgetown, Barbados, on 26th November 2018 (ends Brisbane, Australia).
The Caribbean’s sun-kissed natural beauty and a collection of diverse sights in South and Central America await discovery before the stunning South Pacific islands appear on the horizon. Take time to explore lush island landscapes, or simply relax on white-sand beaches in French Polynesia. Round off the trip in Sydney, with New Year's Eve fireworks and time to see the iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge.
Ports of call: Bridgetown, Barbados – Kralendijk, Bonaire – Cartagena de Indias,Colombia – Cruising Panama Canal – Puntarenas, Costa Rica – Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica – Nuku Hiva,French Polynesia – Rangiroa, French Polynesia – Papeete, Tahiti – Bora Bora - Crossing the International Date Line – Nuku'alofa, Tonga – Mystery Island, Vanuatu – Sydney, Australia (two overnight stays) – Newcastle, Australia – Brisbane, Australia
- Boudicca’s 34-night D1901 ‘Ancient Arabia, India & the Mediterranean’ fly-cruise (adult only), ex Colombo, Sri Lanka, on 10th January 2019 (ends Dover).
There are countless iconic and inspirational sights to encounter on this memorable adventure aboard Boudicca. Take in an incredible list of destinations in Arabia, India and the Mediterranean. Porbandar, the birthplace of Gandhi; the beautiful Musandam Fjords and the Lost City of Ubar in Oman; Jordan’s Lost City of Petra; and the world’s oldest ancient wonder, the Great Pyramid of Giza – these are just a few of the unforgettable highlights just waiting to be explored!
Ports of call: Colombo, Sri Lanka – Kochi, Kerala, India – Mumbai, India (overnight stay) – Porbandar, Gujarat – Dubai, UAE – Khasab, Oman – Muscat, Oman – Salalah, Oman – Aqaba, Jordan (overnight stay) – Safaga, Egypt (overnight stay) –Cruising Suez Canal – Alexandria, Egypt – Valletta, Malta – Palma, Mallorca – Cádiz, Spain – Dover
Look out for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ dedicated fly-cruise brochure, which will be available next week!
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.