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​Party in Rio in style, for less, with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in 2018!

Press release   •   Sep 01, 2017 12:06 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ guests can kick start 2018 in style at the world-renowned ‘Rio Carnival’, on an epic 46-night ‘South America with Rio’ cruise, with savings of up to 30% off the original brochure price!

Fred. Olsen’s 1,350-guest cruise ship, Balmoral, will be setting sail on this exhilarating South American adventure – exclusively for adult travellers (18+) – from Southampton on 23rd January 2018. For a limited time only, guests can book an Interior Room from just £2,999 per person – a whopping £1,400 off the original brochure price! To take advantage of this spectacular Winter saving, guests must book this cruise by 18th October 2017 inclusive.

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

“As is always the case with Fred. Olsen, there is so much included in the cruise price; if guests book this amazing South American adventure now, they can take advantage of savings of up to 30%!

“This fantastic cruise on our flagship Balmoral offers a multitude of experiences to give guests a lifetime of memories for less! The itinerary has been carefully planned to spend three nights in Rio de Janeiro, during the vibrant, colourful Carnival. The sailing to and from the Continent also includes a tempting selection of Spanish and Portuguese islands, to add to the sunshine Iberian flavour.

“And, as this South American getaway is for 18+ travellers only, our guests will be able to relax and take in this remarkable part of the world in the style and comfort of a smaller, friendlier Fred. Olsen ship, all in the company of like-minded adult cruisers.”

Details of Fred. Olsen’s exotic 46-night L1803 ‘South America with Rio’ ‘Grand Voyage’ are as follows:

Highlights: The tango culture of Buenos Aires; the buzz of Uruguay’s Montevideo; tours to Argentina’s spectacular Iguazu Falls; and Brazil’s remarkable Rio Carnival.

Ports of call: Southampton, UK – Funchal, Madeira – Santa Cruz, Tenerife – Praia, CapeVerde Islands – Fortaleza, Brazil – Maceió, Brazil – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (three-night stay) – Montevideo, Uruguay – Buenos Aires, Argentina (overnight stay) – Punta del Este, Uruguay – São Paulo (from Santos), Brazil – Salvador, Brazil – Mindelo, Cape Verde Islands – Arrecife, Lanzarote – Lisbon, Portugal – Southampton, UK

For further information: See 'South America with Rio'

Fred. Olsen was delighted to be named ‘Best for Itineraries’ by Cruise Critic’s team of knowledgeable cruise experts in its ‘UK Editors’ Picks Awards 2016’, for the second year running.

To learn more about 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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