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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.


Georgina May

Georgina May

Press contact Public Relations Executive Public Relations
Lauren Gardner

Lauren Gardner

Press contact Public Relations Manager Public Relations 07546807099

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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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