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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines unveils new sailings with The Arts Society for 2022-23

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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines unveils new sailings with The Arts Society for 2022-23

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has unveiled a series of new sailings for The Arts Society members as part of its brand new 2022-23 programme of cruising.

Arts Society members can choose from seven new sailings in 2022 and early 2023, setting sail to the Norwegian fjords, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and sailings closer to home around Iconic Ireland, with durations between five and 28 nights.

Each cruise will feature an accredited Arts Society lecturer, who will host a series of talks on board and accompany a selection of shore tours, plus host a private Arts Society group drinks party on board.

Members will also receive up to £200 per person free on board spend credit, to spend on board during their cruise.

Ellie Fulcher, Sales Manager for Groups and Affinity at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:

“We are really proud of our association with The Arts Society, and are so pleased to be continuing to offer these special sailings into 2022 & 2023.

“We have a dedicated team of journey planners who handcraft each itinerary for our fleet of smaller ships, designed to celebrate the very best in culture, art, architecture and cuisine, and allowing guests to experience the ‘real’ in the destinations we visit, making Fred. Olsen the perfect partner for The Arts Society.

“These new sailings add to the five 2021 cruises already available to members for this year. We know that the absence of travel has really been felt over the past 12 months, and can’t wait to welcome members back on board with us very soon.”

Florian Schweizer, Chief Executive of The Arts Society, said:

“The Arts Society is delighted to be working with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines to offer these unique cruise holidays to our members. With a whole host of voyages to choose from, and an Arts Society accredited lecturer on board every sailing, who could resist?”

Highlights of Arts Society sailings with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines include:

Braemar’s nine-night M2214 ‘Touring Scenic Ireland’ cruise, departing from Rosyth on 17th May 2022. Prices start from £1,399 per person. Members will be joined by Arts Society accredited lecturer professor Michelle P. Brown FSA on this cruise.

Itinerary: Rosyth (Edinburgh), Scotland – Belfast, Northern Ireland - Dublin, Ireland – cruising by Spike Island, Ireland – Cobh, Ireland – cruising Bantry Bay, Ireland – cruising by the Skelligs, Ireland – cruising by Inishnabro, Ireland – cruising by Tearaght Island, Ireland – cruising Killary Harbour, Ireland – Galway, Ireland – cruising by Cliffs of Moher, Ireland – Killybegs, Ireland – cruising by Arranmore, Ireland – cruising by Tory Island, Ireland – cruising by Lough Swilly, Ireland – Rosyth, (Edinburgh), Scotland.

For more details: Visit M2214 ‘Touring Scenic Ireland’

Braemar’s 14-night M2231 ‘Morocco & Moorish Seville’ cruise, departing from Southampton on 19th November 2022. Prices start from £1,799 per person. Members will be joined by Arts Society accredited lecturer Ray Warburton OBE on this cruise.

Itinerary: Southampton, England – Tangier, Morocco – Casablanca, Morocco – Agadir, Morocco – Seville, Spain – Lisbon, Portugal – Southampton, England

For more details: Visit M2231 ‘Morocco & Moorish Seville’

Braemar’s 14-night M2301 ‘Latin American Civilisations’ fly-cruise, departing from Havana, Cuba (flights from London Gatwick or Manchester) on 5thJanuary 2023. Prices start from £2,669 per person. Members will be joined by Arts Society accredited lecturer Dr Diane Davies on this cruise.

Itinerary: Havana, Cuba (overnight stay) – Santiago de Cuba, Cuba – Santa Marta, Colombia – Cartagena de Indias, Colombia – Colon, Panama – Cozumel, Mexico – Progreso, Yucatán, Mexico – Havana, Cuba (overnight stay)

For more details: Visit M2301 ‘Latin American Civilisations’

For further information on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ new sailings with The Arts Society visit the website for bookings & enquiries call our Reservations team on 0800 0355 116 (Monday to Saturday 9am – 5pm) quoting AFN0001. For Arts Society group enquiries please contact the Group Sales Team on 01473 746169 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm).



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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