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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.


Georgina May

Georgina May

Press contact Public Relations Executive Public Relations
Lauren Gardner

Lauren Gardner

Press contact Public Relations Manager Public Relations 07546807099

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