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Join in with the Royal celebrations this Summer with Fred. Olsen’s sailing of ‘Britain’s Historic Sites and Scenic Delights’

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Join in with the Royal celebrations this Summer with Fred. Olsen’s sailing of ‘Britain’s Historic Sites and Scenic Delights’

In the year that the longest reigning British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, celebrates her 90th birthday, Fred. Olsen is offering its guests a 10-night sailing, departing from Newcastle on 18th June 2016, that will take in many of ‘Britain’s Historic Sites and Scenic Delights’, aboard its stylish flagship, Balmoral – sharing a name with the Queen’s beloved Balmoral in the Scottish Highlands. This patriotic cruise takes in the lively cities and pretty towns of Dover, St. Peter Port, Falmouth, Dublin, Anglesey (from Holyhead), Invergordon and Edinburgh (from Rosyth), with a chance to visit some of the UK’s finest attractions, including, The Eden Project, Loch Ness and the 13th century Beaumaris Castle.

Nathan Philpot, Sales & Marketing Director at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:

“In a year where there will be plenty of celebrations and patriotic flag-waving for our Queen’s 90th birthday, there really isn’t a better time to explore and discover some of the magnificent scenery, history and culture we have here in our home isles.

“Plus, in the recent ITV documentary, ‘Our Queen at 90’, it was revealed how fond the Queen is of the Balmoral estate in Scotland and, with a shared name, we are sure that cruise guests will love our Balmoral just as the Queen does hers!”

Balmoral’s 10-night L1613 ‘Britain’s Historic Sites and Scenic Delights’ cruise departs from Newcastle on 18th June 2016, prices start from £799 per person, including accommodation, all meals, entertainment and port dues.

Ports of call: Newcastle, UK - Dover, UK - St. Peter Port, UK - Falmouth, UK - Dublin, Ireland - Anglesey, UK - Cruising Fingal’s Cave - Invergordon, UK - Edinburgh (Rosyth), UK - Newcastle, UK

For the full itinerary and further information, visit:

In addition, guests can choose to upgrade to Fred. Olsen’s ‘all-inclusive’ package on selected drinks, from just £10 per person, per night.

Fred. Olsen was named ‘Best for Itineraries’ in the 2015 Cruise Critic ‘UK Editors’ Picks Awards’, in recognition of its commitment to ‘bringing the world closer to you’.

For further information on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, visit the website at Book online, call Reservations on 0800 0355 242 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm; Saturday, 9am to 5pm; Sunday, 10am to 4pm), or visit an ABTA travel agent.




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


Ellis Orchard

Ellis Orchard

Press contact Public Relations Manager Public Relations 07557672265
Georgina May

Georgina May

Press contact Public Relations Executive Public Releations

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.

Company Reg. No: 2672435
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

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Fred. Olsen House, White House Road
IP1 5LL Ipswich, Suffolk
United Kingdom