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Packed shore excursion programme to create holiday of a lifetime on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ voyage to Jordan, Oman and Abu Dhabi

Take a seaplane over the Abu Dhabi cityscape; explore the Lost City of Petra – one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World; or kayak in the spectacular crystal clear waters of The Pearl in Qatar.

These are just some of the unforgettable experiences available with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines when Boudicca embarks on its 14-night ‘Jordan, Oman & Abu Dhabi’ fly-cruise, departing from Aqaba, Jordan, on 20th September 2018, with prices starting from just £1,199 per person.

The cruise offers a packed programme of more than 30 shore excursions, which also includes the chance to get behind the scenes of the Yas Marina Circuit – the home of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix; a breath-taking sunset in the heart of the Wadi Rum desert in Jordan and a dhow cruise to the ‘Norway of Arabia’ – the Omani Fjords.

Martin Lister, Head of Itinerary Planning and Destination Experience, said: “At Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, our vision is to create memories that will last a lifetime, and that is exactly why we put so much effort into creating unique and unforgettable shore excursion programmes.

“We want all of our guests joining us on our voyage to Jordan, Oman and Abu Dhabi to have a holiday of a lifetime, and know that any one of these fantastic tours will add that extra special touch to what is already set to be an extraordinary trip.”

Some of the highlights of the shore excursions include:

Seaplane over Abu Dhabi. Embark on a scenic 20-minute seaplane flight over UAE’s capital Abu Dhabi and enjoy a bird’s-eye view of this ever-changing city and some of its nearest natural islands. You will fly over the Ferrari World theme park, with its huge roof displaying the brand’s famous logo, the Yas Marina Formula 1 racing circuit and the world-renowned 6* Emirates Palace Hotel.

The Lost City of Petra. Capture impressive photographs as you discover one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. On this walking tour, you will visit the many tombs, the magnificent Khazneh - the Treasury – and the dramatic 3,000 seat Roman Amphitheatre at one of the world’s most famous archaeological sites.

Kayaking at the Pearl. Fall in love with the city of Doha from the water while learning a new sport. Departing from Porto Arabia, the world’s biggestyacht marina, you will be able to discover hidden parts of this luxurious island that are onlyaccessible from the water.

Boudicca’s 14-night D1820Jordan, Oman& Abu Dhabifly-cruise, departs from Aqaba (ends Abu Dhabi) on 20th September 2018. Prices start at £1,199 per person.

Ports of call: Aqaba, Jordan – Salalah, Oman – Muscat, Oman – Khasab, Oman – Doha, Qatar – Abu Dhabi, UAE

Prices above are based on two adults sharing (selected grades only), and include return flights from London or Manchester, transfers to and from the ship, accommodation, all meals and entertainment on board.

Shore excursions are at an additional cost and can be booked in advance or on board. Please note that some excursions have limited availability, so advanced booking is recommended.

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.


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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

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