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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines teases preview to 2022 itineraries with early release of ‘Black Sea Discovery with the Mediterranean’ cruise

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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines teases preview to 2022 itineraries with early release of ‘Black Sea Discovery with the Mediterranean’ cruise

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is offering guests a preview into its 2022 itineraries with the early release of a 28-night ‘Black Sea Discovery with the Mediterranean’ cruise, setting sail from Dover in September 2022.

The cruise will offer exceptional opportunities to exploremany vibrant towns and cities of the Mediterranean, before a scenic sailing along the narrowBospheros Strait and into the Black Sea. Here, a host of exciting destinations await,from Georgia to Ukraine, and from Romania to Russia.

To make this sailing even more enticing, guests who book before 1st September 2020 will enjoy up to £250 in FREE on board spending credit.

Jackie Martin, Marketing and Sales Director at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:

“This is set to be a fantastic cruise. In just one holiday, guests will have the opportunity to sample wines in the rolling vineyards of Georgia, taste fresh tea on one of Sochi’s many plantations, get lost in one of the world’s largest Catacombs in Ukraine, experience the vibrant cities of Valetta and Istanbul and take in the stunning views on a boat tour along the Danube.

“What’s more, once guests have finished exploring these many and varied destinations, they can return to our smaller ship Balmoral and enjoy a drink in one of our comfortable lounges, indulge in some retail therapy or a sumptuous afternoon tea, or relax with a treatment in the Atlantis Spa on us, with up to £250 per person to enjoy on board. Of course, they may choose to use this towards our tours ashore, for an even more immersive experience.”

Balmoral’s 28-night L2222 ‘Black Sea Discovery with the Mediterranean’ cruise, departing from Dover on 27th September 2022, will call into the following ports, with prices starting from £4,299 per person:

Dover, UK – Gibraltar, Gibraltar – Valletta, Malta – Cruising Dardanelles at sunset – Istanbul, Turkey – cruising Bosphorus Strait at sunset – Sochi, Russia – Batumi, Georgia – Odessa, Ukraine – Constanta, Romania – cruising Bospherus Strait – cruising Dardanelles – Piraeus (for Athens), Greece – Katakolon, Greece – cruising Strait of Messina – Mahon, Menorca, Spain – Dover, UK

For more details: Visit L2222 ‘Black Sea Discovery with the Mediterranean’

This is the second itinerary to be released from Fred. Olsen’s 2022 cruise programme, following on from the 17-night ‘Whales, Waterfalls & Volcanic Islands’ sailing, which was announced in partnership with ORCA last year.

It follows on from the news last week that Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines will be welcoming two new ships, Bolette and Borealis, into the fleet as the company looks ahead to a return to the water.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ fleet of smaller ships offer a range of exceptional cruise experiences, which have seen it named ‘Best for Itineraries’ for five consecutive years in the Cruise Critic UK Editors’ Picks Awards.

For further information on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines or to book online,, call Reservations on 0800 0355 242 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm), or contact your 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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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has defined and redefined the cruise experience, and judging by the number of passengers that come back time and again, we seem to have styled it to perfection

The company originated in Hvitsten, a small town on Oslofjord in Norway, in 1848 when three Olsen brothers – Fredrik Christian, Petter and Andreas – bought their first ships and began an international shipping company.

Now into the fifth generation of the family, they operate companies skilled in various aspects of the cruise and passenger shipping trade as well as aviation, ships’ crewing, shipbuilding and offshore industries.
Aside from the transportation industries, the Fred. Olsen group also has interests in the luxury hotel sector, estate management, property development, and electronics companies.

Offices for the company are spread throughout the world, although the company headquarters remain firmly in the family’s hands in Oslo and Tenerife. Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is based in Ipswich in Suffolk.

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