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Make the festive season memorable with a Fred. Olsen Christmas cruise

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Make the festive season memorable with a Fred. Olsen Christmas cruise

Holidaymakers looking for some festive cheer this winter can enjoy a range of savings on Fred. Olsen Christmas cruises.

The sailings include chances to explore the Christmas markets of European cities, experience scenic cruising of the Kiel Canal and enjoy the sights in Hamburg and Copenhagen.

Running until Tuesday, 26thSeptember, guests can enjoy free all-inclusive drinks packages on board the European Christmas Markets cruise on Balmoral and Classic Christmas Markets sailing on Borealis.

If Christmas market cruises are not the right fit, alternatives include two sailings which encompass Christmas Day. Winter warmth is on offer with Christmas Celebrations in the Canaries or, guests can revel in Arctic Norway’s winter wonders and go husky sledding in Narvik with the In Search of the Northern Lights at Christmas cruise.

Jackie Martin, Sales and Marketing Director at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:

“What better way to celebrate the festive occasion than by embarking on a Christmas cruise that promises unforgettable memories and unique experiences?

“Our carefully created Christmas cruises are designed to show our guests enchanting destinations while enveloping them in the spirit of the season.

“The warm, welcoming atmosphere that we create on board really comes into its own at this special time of year, and guests will get into the spirit of the occasion the minute that they set foot on board.”

The Christmas cruises are:

Balmoral’s 8-night L2327 ‘European Christmas Markets’ cruise, departing from Southampton on 13th December 2023. Prices start from £903 per person.

  • Explore the Christmas markets of European cities
  • Enjoy sights and scents in Hamburg and Copenhagen
  • Experience scenic cruising of the Kiel Canal

Itinerary: Southampton, UK – Hamburg, Germany (overnight port) – Cruising River Elbe, Germany – Kiel Canal Transit, Germany – Copenhagen, Denmark – Cruising by the Olsen Family Home, Norway – Cruising Oslofjord, Norway – Oslo, Norway – Southampton, UK

For more details: Visit Balmoral’s L2327 ‘European Christmas Markets’

Borealis’ 8-night S2325 ‘Classic Christmas Markets’ cruise, departing from Liverpool on 14th December 2023. Prices start from £899 per person.

  • The perfect festive getaway before Christmas arrives
  • Explore the Christmas markets of cities such as Hamburg and Bruges
  • Enjoy plenty of other highlights too, such as a boat tour of Amsterdam’s canals

Itinerary: Liverpool, UK – Zeebrugge, Belgium – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Cruising River Elbe, Germany – Hamburg, Germany (overnight port) – Liverpool, UK

For more details: Visit Borealis’ S2325 ‘Classic Christmas Markets’

Balmoral’s 14-night L2328 ‘In Search of the Northern Lights at Christmas’ cruise, departing from Southampton on 21st December 2023.Prices start from £2,199 per person.

  • Revel in Arctic Norway’s winter wonders
  • Go husky sledding from pretty Narvik
  • Experience unforgettable scenic cruising on Christmas Day

Itinerary: Southampton, UK – Cruising Hjorundfjord, Norway – Cruising Torghatten, Norway – Cruising Seven Sisters Mountain Range, Norway – Narvik, Norway – Cruise Tjeldsundet Strait, Norway – Alta, Norway (overnight port) – Alta, Norway – Tromso, Norway – Cruise Tjeldsundet Strait, Norway – Alesund, Norway – Cruising by Hornelen, Norway – Southampton, UK
For more details: Visit Balmoral’s L2328 ‘In Search of the Northern Lights’

Borealis’ 14-night S2326 ‘Christmas Celebrations in the Canaries’ cruise, departing from Liverpool on 22nd December 2023.Prices start from £2,299 per person.

  • Make the festive season one to remember, on an escape to sunnier climes
  • After a laidback Christmas at sea, experience the very best of the Canaries
  • See in 2024 with one of the world’s greatest New Year’s fireworks displays in Madeira

Itinerary: Liverpool, UK – Arrecife, Spain – Las Palmas, Spain – Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain – San Sebastian de la Gomera, Spain – Funchal, Portugal – Lisbon, Portugal – Liverpool, UK
For more details: Visit Borealis’ S2326 ‘Christmas Celebrations in the Canaries’

For further information on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, visit www.fredolsencruises.com/cruise-deals, call Reservations on 0800 0355 242 (Monday to Friday 8.30am to 6pm, Saturday 9am to 5pm, Sunday 10am to 4pm), or contact your ABTA travel agent.

Contacts

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
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