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‘Bringing the world closer’ with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in 2018/19

Press release   •   Mar 22, 2017 12:08 GMT

In 2018/19, Fred. Olsen will be making the most of its fleet of four smaller, more intimate ships – Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch -– by featuring even more river, fjords and scenic cruising. Fred. Olsen’s new brochure ‘Scenic Waterways & River Cruising 2018’ showcases a selection of 18 cruises to exhilarating destinations, along stunning waterways and picturesque rivers, which many larger cruise ships cannot get close to.

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

“We will be offering 91 areas of scenic cruising in 2018/19, which is one of the key factors that makes a Fred. Olsen cruise such a different and enjoyable way to see the world. It is all about getting ‘closer’: from taking advantage of the ship’s smaller scale, to calling at ports out of reach to larger vessels, all the way through to the special, one-off itineraries and excursions that give a real feel for the destination.”

Highlights of Fred. Olsen’s new ‘Scenic Waterways & River Cruising 2018’ brochure include:

- Black Watch’s seven-night W1811 ‘Lochs of Scotland’ cruise, ex Liverpool on 11th June 2018. Prices start from £999 per person.

Take in the spellbinding scenery of the Scottish Lochs on board classic ‘Black Watch’. In just a week, guests can savour the scenic highlights of lochs, rivers and waterways in this breathtaking part of the world, and can go ashore to discover stunning sights, such as the impressive Glenfinnan Viaduct and the coastal scenery of the Orkney Islands and Outer Hebrides.

Ports of call: Liverpool – Cruising Loch FyneCruising Loch Linnhe – Fort William – Cruising Loch LinnheCruising by Duart Castle – Cruising Sound of Mull – Stornoway, Isle of Lewis -Invergordon – Kirkwall, Orkney Islands – Cruising Loch Dunvegan – Liverpool

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- Braemar’s eight-night M1816 ‘French River Cruising to Bordeaux’ cruise, ex Southampton on 28th June 2018. Prices start from £999 per person.

Discover stunning sights and authentic experiences in three compelling destinations on this fantastic ‘French Rivers’ cruise. Braemar will glide along the size-restricted Seine, Gironde and Garonne Rivers – made possible by the ship’s shallower draft – and will stop overnight in enchanting Rouen and beautiful Bordeaux, Lonely Planet’s top city to visit in 2017. There is also a chance to explore the fascinating maritime city of Lorient.

Ports of call: Southampton – Rouen, France (overnight stay) – Cruising River Seine – Bordeaux, France – Cruising Gironde & Garonne Rivers – Lorient, France - Southampton

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- Balmoral’s 11-night L1831 ‘Swedish Waterways & Cities’ cruise, ex Newcastle on 25th September 2018. Prices start from £1,399 per person.

A perfect mix of fascinating destinations with plenty of scenic fjord and archipelago cruising – this is a fine example of what a cruise holiday is all about. Alongside calls into Sweden’s attraction-packed capital, Stockholm, and ‘second city’ Gothenburg, guests will enjoy a slice of traditional Swedish life in Malmö and endless island charm among the medieval UNESCO-listed streets of Visby.

Ports of call: Newcastle–Cruising Swedish Fjords – Malmö,Sweden – Visby, Sweden – CruisingStockholm Archipelago – Stockholm (overnight stay)Cruising Stockholm Archipelago – Gothenburg, Sweden – Newcastle

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All prices are based on two adults sharing a twin-bedded Interior Room, and include accommodation, all meals and entertainment on board, plus port taxes.

Guests can also take advantage of Fred. Olsen’s two special 2018/19 Cruise Launch offers, ‘Your tips covered’ or ‘Three cruises for the price of two’, to be booked by 3rd May 2017.

Book any of the new 2018/19 cruises now and Fred. Olsen will cover the tips for housekeeping and the table waiter, so that guests can relax on board and enjoy their holiday with the peace of mind that almost everything is included in the cruise price.

Or, as an alternative offer, guests can choose to book any Fred. Olsen cruise, with a 2018/19 and a 2017 cruise, and the lowest-priced sailing is absolutely free!

In 2018/19, Fred. Olsen will be visiting no fewer than 228 destinations in 73 countries around the globe, from the UK departure ports of Southampton, Dover, Liverpool, Newcastle and Edinburgh (Rosyth).

For further information on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, visit the website at 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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