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Getaway this spring on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines ‘Bright Lights and Overnights’ cruise with the addition of a FREE shore tour in Amsterdam

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Getaway this spring on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines ‘Bright Lights and Overnights’ cruise with the addition of a FREE shore tour in Amsterdam

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' guests who book onto Black Watch's eight-night 'Bright Lights and Overnights' cruise, departing from Southampton on 8th May 2014, will receive a free shore tour to Keekenhof Gardens in Amsterdam (Netherlands), if they confirm their booking by 19th February 2014. This stunning 'city breaks' cruise has three overnight stays in Rouen (for Paris, France), Amsterdam (Netherlands) and Hamburg (Germany).

All that guests have to do to take advantage of this great offer is to quote AMSTOUR at the time of booking, or enter the promotional code AMSTOUR online.

This fantastic free tour to the scenic Keekenhof Gardens in Amsterdam will take guests to the heart of the ‘Spring Park’, which covers an area of 32 hectares and has over six million flower bulbs. The Garden also has many trees, themed gardens and a windmill dating back to 1892. There are a variety of unique flower shows scattered throughout the magnificent estate, all of which are works of art and ready for guests to explore.

First stop on this ultimate city break cruise is Rouen (France), with a rich cultural heritage of museums and monuments. Here, guests can visit the statue marking the spot where Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake, or, with an overnight stay, may choose to venture further afield to Paris and explore this world-famous capital's many sights, including the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomph and the Champs-Élysées.

Next stop is Amsterdam (Netherlands), where guests can visit Anne Frank’s house to see the secret annex in which she and her family hid in from the Germans during the Second World War, and appreciate just how small it was. Other highlights of this fascinating city include canal cruises, Van Gogh's Museum, or a journey into the Dutch countryside to see windmills and Edam cheese being made.

The final overnight stay is in Hamburg (Germany), home to a wealth of cultural and architectural delights. Taking a city tour, guests will see the impressive ruins of St Nicolai Church, the Stock Exchange and St Peter's Church, before arriving at the City Hall, built in Neo Renaissance style. A very unique place to visit in the city is Miniature Wonderland - the worlds biggest model railway and a true work of art.

Prices for this cruise start from just £720 per person, which is based on two adults sharing a twin, inside cabin, and include accommodation, all meals and entertainment, plus port dues.

Fred. Olsen is also able to offer 'new to cruise' guests its unique Enjoyment Promise* on this cruise, which means that, if they book before 28th February 2014 and at least 14 weeks in advance, on cruises of seven nights or more (and less than 35 nights), and find that a cruise is not for them within a day or two of stepping on board, they just let the Guest Relations Manager know and Fred. Olsen will arrange and pay for their flight back to the UK and repay the cost of their cruise.

Fred. Olsen was delighted to be voted ‘Best Affordable Cruise Line’ and runner-up ‘Best Cruise Line’ in the ‘Cruise International Awards 2013’, and ‘Best Value for Money’ in the Cruise Critic ‘Editors’ Picks UK Awards 2013’.

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Fred. Olsen Cruise Line operates in the UK with four intimately sized ships for a more personal cruising experience.


Ellis Orchard

Ellis Orchard

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Georgina May

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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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Registered Name & Office: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Ltd, 2nd Floor, 64-65 Vincent Square, London, SW1P 2NU.
Place of registration: England and Wales
VAT Number: 927 5336 08

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