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Make yours a hassle-free Christmas this year on a Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ‘Seasonal Sailing’

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Make yours a hassle-free Christmas this year on a Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ‘Seasonal Sailing’

Why not take the stresses and strains out of the festive period this year with one of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines four ‘Seasonal Sailings’?Guests can choose to celebrate Christmas and New Year in style on Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch, in the Canaries, Caribbean, or on Fred. Olsen’s first-ever ‘Around the UK’ Christmas cruise – fittingly named ‘Tinsel & Hogmanay’. As an added incentive, guests booking one of these fantastically festive cruises by 12th October 2016 can take advantage of up to 25% off their cruise fare!

The Fred. Olsen fleet will be decked out in beautiful Christmas decorations, including the all-important festive tree, and guests can look forward to a traditional Christmas dinner, with all the trimmings…and the bonus of no washing up! There will also be Christmas-themed entertainments and shows, a Carol Concert, Christmas arts and crafts classes, a gingerbread village – specially created by the talented Galley staff – Christmas cocktails and a festive-themed quiz.

Fred. Olsen’s four ‘Seasonal Sailings’ in 2016 are as follows:

- Boudicca’s 18-night D1626 ‘Canaries Christmas & Funchal Fireworks’ cruise, ex Liverpool on 18th December 2016. Prices start from £1,899 per person (was £2,419 per person – saving up to 20%)

Ports of call: Liverpool, UK – Vigo, Spain – Cádiz, Spain – Casablanca, Morocco – Arrecife, Lanzarote – Las Palmas, Gran Canaria – San Sebastian, La Gomera – Santa Cruz, Tenerife – Santa Cruz, La Palma – Funchal, Madeira – Liverpool, UK

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- Balmoral’s 18-night L1631 ‘Canaries Christmas & New Year’ cruise, ex Southampton on 20th December 2016. Prices start from £1,649 per person (was £2,199 per person – saving up to 25%)

Ports of call: Southampton, UK – Casablanca, Morocco – Arrecife, Lanzarote – Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura (overnight stay) – Las Palmas, Gran Canaria – Santa Cruz, La Palma – San Sebastian, La Gomera – Santa Cruz, Tenerife – Funchal, Madeira – Lisbon, Portugal – Southampton, UK

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- Black Watch’s 11-night W1625 ‘Tinsel & Hogmanay’ cruise, ex London Tilbury on 22nd December 2016. Prices start from £1,049 per person (was £1,399 per person – saving up to 25%)

Ports of call: London Tilbury – Falmouth, UK – Cork (from Cobh), Ireland – Dublin, Ireland – Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK – Edinburgh (from Leith), Scotland (two-night stay) – London Tilbury, UK

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- Braemar’s 14-night M1631A ‘Caribbean Christmas & New Year’ fly-cruise, ex London Gatwick or Manchester on 22nd December 2016. Prices start from £1,399 per person (was £1,759 per person – saving up to 20%). Prices are based on a cruise-only fare – additional £900 per person supplement for flights to / from Manchester and transfer to / from the ship. London Gatwick flights subject to availability.

Ports of call: Bridgetown, Barbados (overnight stay) – Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines – Kralendijk, Bonaire – Oranjestad, Aruba – Willemstad, Curaçao – St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda – Road Town, Tortola (overnight stay) – Philipsburg, St. Maarten – Roseau, Dominica – Fort-de-France, Martinique – Castries, St. Lucia (overnight stay) – Bridgetown, Barbados

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All prices above are based on the lowest cabin grade available and include accommodation, all meals and entertainment on board, and port taxes.

Fred. Olsen is proud to have received 16,000 reviews from guests on influential independent review site Feefo, of which 95% rated us ‘Excellent’ or ‘Good’; Fred. Olsen has also been awarded Feefo’s coveted ‘Gold Trusted Merchant Accreditation’ for outstanding customer service three years in a row.

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