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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines returns to Dover this summer with selection of sailings

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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines returns to Dover this summer with selection of sailings

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines will return to Dover offering summer cruises to destinations including Norway, Iceland, Portugal and the Azores.

Borealis will set sail on five cruises from Dover in June, July and August, offering guests the chance to take in the breath-taking views of the Norwegian Fjords, enjoy sailing events in the Baltic and spot marine life from the ship’s decks.

The first to depart is the 14-night ‘Maritime Cities and Sailing Events of the Baltic’ cruise departing on 27th June, with the itinerary curated to coincide with the Tall Ships Race in Helsinki and Kieler Woche in Kiel as well as uncover World War Two history in Gdansk and enjoy time in Visby and Tallinn.

Clare Ward, Director of Product and Customer Service at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:

“We have offered cruises from Dover for several years, and we are thrilled to be able to return again this summer.

“These itineraries have been hand-crafted to maximise the experience of our guests on board by taking them to the very best places at the very best times.

“Throughout the summer months, guests will be able to see puffins before they migrate from Iceland, the awe-inspiring Strokkur Geyser and Goðafoss Waterfall, admire the beautiful blue hydrangeas synonymous with the Azores and take the funicular railway to the top of Mount Fløyen for a hike in Norway.

“There truly is a cruise to suit every guest.”

Sonia Limbrick, Head of Business Development for Cruise at the Port of Dover, said:

“We are delighted to be welcoming Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines back again for more calls in 2024.

“We have shared many adventures and celebrations over nearly three decades and look forward to the newest member of the fleet, Borealis, joining us this year for what I am sure will be another great chapter together."

Guests can enjoy free drinks or free on board spend on selected cruises departing in 2024 and 2025 and booked by 31stJanuary.

The 2024 sailings from Dover are:

Borealis’ 14-night S2414 ‘Maritime Cities and Sailing Events of the Baltic’ cruise, departing from Dover on 27thJune 2024.Prices start from £2,099 per person.

  • Visit Helsinki for the Tall Ships Races and Kiel for Kieler Woche
  • Uncover World War II history in Gdansk
  • Enjoy time in the well-preserved cities of Visby and Tallinn

Itinerary: Dover, UK – Kiel, Germany – Gdansk, Poland –Visby, Sweden – Tallinn, Estonia – Helsinki, Finland – Turku, Finland – Cruising Turku Archipelago, Finland – Warnemunde, Germany – Dover, UK
For more details: Visit S2414 ‘Maritime Cities and Sailing Events of the Baltic’

Borealis’ 11-night S2415 ‘Whales and Volcanic Landscapes of Iceland’ cruise, departing from Dover on 11th July 2024.Prices start from £1,599 per person.

  • See puffins before they migrate from Iceland
  • Join a tour to Vigur Islands from Ísafjörður to spot puffins
  • See the awe-inspiring Strokkur Geyser and powerful Goðafoss Waterfall

Itinerary: Dover, UK – Cruising by Duncansby Stack, Scotland – Cruising Pentland Firth, Scotland – Akureyri, Iceland – Cruising Eyjafjörður, Iceland – Cruising by Hrisey, Iceland – Ísafjörður, Iceland – Reykjavik, Iceland – Heimaey, Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland – Lerwick, Scotland – Dover, UK
For more details: Visit S2415 ‘Whales and Volcanic Landscapes of Iceland’

Borealis’ nine-night S2416 ‘Scenic Landscapes and Wildlife of the British Isles’ cruise, departing from Dover on 22ndJuly 2024.Prices start from £1,399 per person.

  • Discover the Scottish isles of Orkney and Skye
  • Join ORCA to spot marine life from Borealis
  • Visit the fortified Scilly Isle of St Mary’s

Itinerary: Dover, UK – St Peter Port, UK – Cruising by Iona, Scotland – Cruising by Fingal’s Cave, Scotland – Cruising by Dutchman’s Cap (Bac Mor), Scotland – Cruising by the Small Isles, Scotland – Kirkwall, Scotland – Cruising Pentland Firth, Scotland – Portree Isle of Skye, Scotland – St Mary’s, UK – Cruise Pleinmont to Jerbourg, UK – Cruise by Brecqhou, UK – Cruise by Sark, UK – Cruise by Alderney, UK – Dover, UK
For more details: Visit S2416 ‘Scenic Landscapes and Wildlife of the British Isles’

Borealis’ 14-night S2417 ‘Volcanic Islands of the Azores and Madeira’ cruise, departing from Dover on 31st July 2024. Prices start from £1,999 per person.

  • Discover more of Portugal’s maritime history in Lisbon
  • Admire the blue hydrangeas in full bloom in the Azores
  • Spot sperm whales and other marine life with ORCA representatives

Itinerary: Dover, UK – Praia da Vitoria, Portugal – Ponta Delgada, Portugal – Funchal, Portugal (overnight port) – Cruise Mouth of River Tagus, Belem Tower and Discovery Monument, Portugal – Cruise by Cristo Rei and Abril 25 Bridge, Portugal – Lisbon, Portugal – Leixões, Portugal – Dover, UK
For more details: Visit S2417 ‘Volcanic Islands of the Azores and Madeira’

Borealis’ eight-night S2418 ‘Summertime Norwegian Fjords’ cruise, departing from Dover on 14th August 2024. Prices start from £1,249 per person.

  • Visit the mountain plateau of Hardangervidda from Eidfjord
  • In Flåm, join a boat tour along the UNESCO-listed Nærøyfjord
  • Take the funicular railway to the top of Mount Fløyen for a hike

Itinerary: Dover, UK – Cruising Maurangerfjord and Furebergfossen, Norway – Cruise Hardangerfjord, Norway – Eidfjord, Norway – Bergen, Norway – Flåm, Norway – Cruising Naeroyfjord, Norway – Olden, Norway – Cruising Nordfjord and Innvikfjord, Norway – Dover, UK
For more details: Visit S2418 ‘Summertime Norwegian Fjords’

For further information on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ departures from Dover, visit www.fredolsencruises.com/cruises-from-dover, call Reservations on 0800 0355 242 (Monday to Friday 8.30am to 6pm, Saturday 9am to 5pm, Sunday 10am to 4pm), or contact your ABTA travel agent.

Contacts

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Press contact Public Relations Manager Public Relations 07557672265
Georgina May

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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

At Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines we are very proud of our smaller ships – Bolette, Borealis and Balmoral - and the imaginative and unusual itineraries they allow us to offer. Every cruise is hand-crafted from scratch by our team of in-house Journey Planners to make sure you are not only visiting the best destinations, but at the best time to experience them.

For us, it’s not just about where we go but how we take you there. We put as much time into planning scenic cruising as we do in choosing the destinations themselves. On board, our Signature Experiences showcase the history, culture, nature and flavours of the destinations you’ll visit – from Treats of the Region, where you can enjoy local delicacies, to our Sky at Sea star-gazing sessions where you can relax with a hot toddy out on deck while our astronomer talks you through the night sky.

Plus, with each ship carrying 1,300 guests or less, our ships are small enough for us to offer a warm, friendly and personal service where nothing is ever too much trouble, as we visit a host of exciting ports in every corner of the globe.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
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