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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines unveils 20-night Cultural Adriatic Discovery as part of new 2024-25 programme

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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines unveils 20-night Cultural Adriatic Discovery as part of new 2024-25 programme

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines have unveiled a brand new 20-night cultural exploration of the Adriatic and Mediterranean from their upcoming 2024-25 programme.

Setting sail on 30th May 2024, guests on board Borealis will have the chance to enjoy the cultural and historical gems of the region and soak up the remarkable landscapes, local culture and traditions of these fascinating Mediterranean and Adriatic destinations.

Designed to offer an insight into the fascinating, yet turbulent, history of the Mediterranean and Adriatic, a region shaped by conflicts over the centuries, guests will have the chance to explore Cartagena's Roman sites accompanied by a local archaeologist and in Croatia, discover the natural wonder of the Krka National Park's cascading waterfalls from Split and experience the blue waters and fascinating walls of Dubrovnik.

The cruise will be available for Oceans Members to book from the 8th of February and on general sale from the 10th of February. To celebrate the launch, guests can choose from either free door-to-door transfer of up to 250 UK mainland miles or free £250 on board spend.

Martin Lister, Head of Itinerary Planning and Destination Experience at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:

“I’m so excited to be revealing the first cruise from our upcoming brochure launch, each of our imaginative and unusual itineraries are hand-crafted by our dedicated team to see each destination at its best.

“This cruise combines the cultural, historical and truly incredible landscapes that this area has to offer, with guests having the chance to visit the beautiful sun-kissed coastlines of Croatia including stops in Dubrovnik and Split, enjoy the bustling city of Lisbon and the island of Malta.

“We’re incredibly excited to be revealing our full range of brand-new itineraries shortly and can’t wait to see our guests embark on these exciting voyages in the not too far future.”

Details of this cruise are as follows:

Borealis’ 20-night S2412 ‘Cultural Adriatic Discovery’ cruise. Departing from Southampton on 30th May 2024. Prices start from £2,999 per person. Enjoy free door to door transfers of up to 250 UK mainland miles or up to £250 per person on board spend.

  • Explore Roman sites with an archaeologist
  • Marvel at waterfalls in Croatia's Krka National Park
  • Cruise the fjord-like waters of the Bay of Kotor

Itinerary: Southampton, England - Gibraltar, Gibraltar - Valletta, Malta - Dubrovnik, Croatia - Split, Croatia - Kotor, Montenegro - La Goulette, Tunisia - Cartagena, Spain - Lisbon, Portugal - Southampton, England
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Cultural Adriatic Discovery Itinerary

For further information on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines and their full list of cruises, visit Book online, call Reservations on 0800 0355 242 (Monday to Friday 8.30am to 6pm, Saturday 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.


Georgina May

Georgina May

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Lauren Gardner

Lauren Gardner

Press contact Public Relations Manager Public Relations 07546807099

Ellen Widdup

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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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