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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines reveals savings of up to £300 per person in week-long Black Friday sale

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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines reveals savings of up to £300 per person in week-long Black Friday sale

Guests can benefit from big savings on a host of sailings as Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines launches its week-long Black Friday event.

From 21st November, guests can save up to £300 per person on a selection of cruises in on board Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ fleet of smaller-sized ships Bolette, Borealis and Balmoral. On top of this, guests can enjoy additional savings on selected suites and single cabins.

Whether it’s a holiday to seek out some winter sun, go husky sledding in Norway, shop in the bustling souks of Morocco or seek out marine wildlife with ORCA around Iceland, there is a cruise to suit everyone.

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

“Black Friday has become an increasingly popular event in the UK, and it is a great opportunity to showcase some of our 2023 Christmas cruises and 2024 departures, while offering great savings to our guests.

“There are 14 hand-crafted itineraries to a variety of destinations are included, with chances to seek out the mesmerising Northern Lights, stroll through Madeira’s famous botanical gardens, delve into the maritime heritage of Hamburg and experience some of Iceland’s remarkable wonders of nature.

“We look forward to welcoming our guests, both loyal and new, on board a Fred. Olsen Cruise Line sailing soon.”

The Black Friday campaign sale runs from Tuesday 21st November until Tuesday 28th November and prices are based on two people sharing a twin cabin.

Cruises included in the sale are:

Balmoral’s 13-night L2326 ‘Winter Warmth in the Canaries’ cruise, departing from Southampton on 30th November 2023. Prices start from £699 per person.

  • Visiting four islands, you’ll enjoy a Canarian discovery
  • Relax on lovely beaches and marvel at landscapes
  • Explore Madeira’s famous botanical gardens

Itinerary: Southampton, UK – Funchal, Portugal – Santa Cruz de la Palma, Spain – Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain – Las Palmas, Spain – Arrecife, Spain – Lisbon, Portugal – Southampton, UK

For more details: Visit L2326 ‘Winter Warmth in the Canaries’

Borealis’ eight-night S2325 ‘Classic Christmas Markets’ cruise, departing from Liverpool on 14th December 2023. Prices start from £699 per person.

  • The perfect festive getaway before Christmas arrives
  • Explore the Christmas markets of cities such as Hamburg and Bruges
  • Enjoy plenty of other highlights too, such as a boat tour of Amsterdam’s canals

Itinerary: Liverpool, UK – Zeebrugge, Belgium, – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Cruising River Elbe, Germany – Hamburg, Germany (overnight port) – Liverpool, UK

For more details: Visit S2325 ‘Classic Christmas Markets’

Balmoral’s 14-night L2328 ‘In Search of the Northern Lights at Christmas’ cruise, departing from Southampton on 21st December 2023. Prices start from £1,499 per person.

  • Revel in Arctic Norway’s winter wonders
  • Go husky sledding from pretty Narvik
  • Experience unforgettable scenic cruising on Christmas Day

Itinerary: Southampton, UK – Cruising Hjørundfjord, Norway – Cruising Torghatten, Norway – Cruising Seven Sisters Mountain Range, Norway – Narvik, Norway – Cruise Tjeldsundet, Norway – Alta, Norway (overnight port) – Tromsø, Norway – Cruise Tjeldsundet, Norway – Ålesund, Norway (overnight port) – Cruising by Hornelen, Norway – Southampton, UK

For more details: Visit L2328 ‘In Search of the Northern Lights at Christmas’

Balmoral’s 14-night L2401 ‘New Year Escape to the Canaries’ cruise, departing from Southampton on 4th January 2024. Prices start from £899 per person.

  • Stroll through Madeira’s botanical gardens
  • Explore volcanic Tenerife, Lanzarote and La Palma
  • Indulge at the Olsen family-owned Jardin Tecina Hotel

Itinerary: Southampton, UK – Funchal, Portugal – Santa Cruz de la Palma, Spain – San Sebastian de la Gomera, Spain – Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain – Las Palmas, Spain – Arrecife, Spain – Cruise Mouth of River Tagus, Belem Tower and Discovery Monument, Portugal – Cruise by Cristo Rei and Abril 25 Bridge, Portugal – Lisbon, Portugal – Southampton, UK

For more details: Visit L2401 ‘New Year Escape to the Canaries’

Borealis’ two-night S2401 ‘Two-Night Mini Cruise’ cruise, departing from Liverpool on 5th January 2024. Prices start from £149 per person.

  • A perfect mini cruise for first time cruisers
  • Enjoy the sumptuous cuisine on board
  • Soak up the atmosphere in one of Borealis’ bars

Itinerary: Liverpool, UK – Southampton, UK

For more details: Visit S2401 ‘Two-Night Mini Cruise’

Balmoral’s 14-night L2402 ‘Discovering Cultural Morocco’ cruise, departing from Southampton on 18th January 2024. Prices start from £999 per person.

  • Discover the unique culture and history of Morocco
  • See impressive mosques and explore bustling souks
  • Enjoy time taking in the Moorish sites of Lisbon

Itinerary: Southampton, UK – Funchal, Portugal – Agadir, Morocco – Casablanca, Morocco (overnight port) – Tangier, Morocco – Lisbon, Portugal – Leixões, Portugal – Cruise Mouth of River Tagus, Belem Tower and Discovery Monument, Portugal – Cruise by Cristo Rei and Abril 25 Bridge, Portugal – Lisbon, Portugal – Southampton, UK

For more details: Visit L2402 ‘Discovering Cultural Morocco’

Bolette’s five-night T2403 ‘Dutch Waterways in Five Nights’ cruise, departing from Southampton on 20th February 2024. Prices start from £349 per person.

  • Visit the Netherlands for a wealth of Dutch experiences
  • See where famous Edam and Gouda cheeses are made
  • Take a boat tour of Amsterdam’s iconic canals

Itinerary: Southampton, UK – Cruising Nieuwe Maas, Netherlands – Rotterdam, Netherlands (overnight port) – Amsterdam, Netherlands (overnight port) – Cruising North Sea Canal, Netherlands – Southampton, UK

For more details: Visit T2403 ‘Dutch Waterways in Five Nights’

Balmoral’s two-night L2404R ‘Two-Night Mini Cruise to Newcastle’ cruise, departing from Southampton on 28th February 2024. Prices start from £149 per person.

  • Two nights of Fred. Olsen’s small ship cruising
  • Enjoy delicious food, entertainment and service
  • Relax and sample ocean cruising on Balmoral

Itinerary: Southampton, UK – Newcastle, UK

For more details: Visit L2404R ‘Two-Night Mini Cruise’

Bolette’s seven-night T2405 ‘Easter Escape to Germany and the Lowlands’ cruise, departing from Southampton on 28th March 2024. Prices start from £499 per person.

  • Enjoy an Easter break discovering three European cities
  • Delve into the maritime heritage of Hamburg
  • See maritime industry in action as you sail the River Elbe

Itinerary: Southampton, UK – Hamburg, Germany (overnight port) – Cruising River Elbe, Germany – Cruising by Heligoland, Germany – Cruising North Sea Canal, Netherlands – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Zeebrugge, Belgium – Southampton, UK

For more details: Visit T2405 ‘Easter Escape to Germany and The Lowlands’

Balmoral’s 15-night L2409 ‘Springtime Canary Islands and Portugal’ cruise, departing from Newcastle on 2nd April 2024. Prices start from £1,299 per person.

  • Capture views of Cabo Girão, one of Europe’s highest sea cliffs
  • Explore volcanic Canarian landscapes and Madeiran gardens
  • Enjoy visits to the Portuguese cities of Oporto and Lisbon

Itinerary: Newcastle, UK – Leixões, Portugal – Funchal, Portugal – Santa Cruz de la Palma, Spain – Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain – Arrecife, Spain – Lisbon, Portugal – Newcastle, UK

For more details: Visit L2409 ‘Springtime Canary Islands and Portugal’

Balmoral’s nine-night L2410 ‘Natural Wonders of Iceland’ cruise, departing from Newcastle on 17th April 2024. Prices start from £799 per person.

  • Witness Iceland’s geology and geothermal activity
  • Learn about Icelandic folklore on scenic cruising around the Westfjords
  • Look for marine wildlife with ORCA en route to Iceland

Itinerary: Newcastle, UK – Reykjavik, Iceland – Ísafjörður, Iceland – Cruising by Hornbjarg, Iceland – Cruising Drangaskörd, Iceland – Akureyri, Iceland – Cruising Eyjafjörður, Iceland – Cruising by Hrisey, Iceland – Cruising Borgarfjörður eystri, Iceland – Seydisfjordur, Iceland – Newcastle, UK

For more details: Visit L2410 ‘Natural Wonders of Iceland’

Bolette’s 14-night T2408 ‘Natural Wonders and Wildlife of the Azores and Madeira’ cruise, departing from Liverpool on 19th April 2024. Prices start from £1,399 per person.

  • Marvel at the wonders of beautiful Portuguese islands
  • Explore volcanic sites in the Azores
  • Go in search of whales with ORCA

Itinerary: Liverpool, UK – Praia da Vitoria, Portugal – Ponta Delgada, Portugal – Cruising by Santa Maria, Portugal – Cruise by Cabo Girao, Portugal – Funchal, Portugal (overnight port) – Lisbon, Portugal – Leixões, Portugal – Liverpool, UK

For more details: Visit T2408 ‘Natural Wonders and Wildlife of the Azores and Madeira’

Borealis’ seven-night S2409 ‘Wildlife and Culture of the Scenic Scottish Isles’ cruise, departing from Southampton on 7th May 2024. Prices start from £599 per person.

  • Marvel at the volcanic Giant’s Causeway
  • Go on a Scenic Discovery past Sumburgh Head
  • Spot marine and birdlife at two remote Scottish isles

Itinerary: Southampton, UK – Belfast, UK – Stornoway, Scotland – Lerwick, Scotland – Cruising by Sumburgh Head, Scotland – Cruise by Troup Head, Moray Firth, Scotland – Southampton, UK

For more details: Visit S2409 ‘Wildlife and Culture of the Scenic Scottish Isles’

Borealis’ 11-night S2410 ‘Whales and Volcanic Landscapes of Iceland’ cruise, departing from Southampton on 14th May 2024. Prices start from £999 per person.

  • Experience some of Iceland’s remarkable wonders of nature
  • See spurting geysers and thundering waterfalls
  • Spot birds and cetaceans from the decks of Borealis with ORCA

Itinerary: Southampton, UK – Reykjavik, Iceland – Ísafjörður, Iceland – Cruising by Hornbjarg, Iceland – Akureyri, Iceland – Cruising Eyjafjörður, Iceland – Cruising by Hrisey, Iceland – Cruising Grimsey, Iceland – Crossing the Icelandic Arctic Circle, Iceland – Cruising Borgarfjörður eystri, Iceland – Cruising by Mykines, Faroe Islands – Tórshavn, Faroe Islands – Southampton, UK

For more details: Visit S2410 ‘Whales and Volcanic Landscapes of Iceland’

For further information on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Black Friday deals, visit the website at www.fredolsencruises.com/black-friday-cruise-deals
Book online, 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 Executive Public Relations
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Press contact Public Relations Manager Public Relations 07546807099

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.

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