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Recreate part of the Celebrity Race Across the World route with a Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines sailing

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Recreate part of the Celebrity Race Across the World route with a Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines sailing

Have you been inspired by the BBC’s Celebrity Race Across the World which saw four famous pairings travel through 24 countries?

The teams started their epic journey in Marrakech, Morocco, and travelled 10,000km to reach the finish line in Tromsø, Norway.

The journey saw the pairs race through every landscape and culture that this part of the world has to offer, from the great North African city of Marrakech, through the seaside ports and beaches of the Mediterranean, to unrivalled historic and cosmopolitan cities, the Alps, unexplored Central Europe, the fairy-tale Baltic States and snowy Scandinavia.

And the best news for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ guests? Many of the destinations visited and routes taken are ports of call for cruises on board its fleet of three smaller ships Bolette, Borealis and Balmoral.

Clare Ward, Director of Product and Customer Service at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:

“Celebrity Race Across the World will have inspired many people to visit the 24 countries featured in the competition.

“Instead of racing against the clock, with gruelling overnight train and coach journeys, why not set sail with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in absolute comfort?

“From Tangier in Morocco and Propriano in Corsica to Split in Croatia and Narvik in Norway, we have something to suit everyone with countless highlights and hand-crafted itineraries curated to include unforgettable sights and immersive experiences off the beaten tourist track.”

Some of the cruises calling at destinations featured in Celebrity Race Across the World are:

Balmoral’s 14-night L2402 ‘Discovering Cultural Morocco’ cruise, departing from Southampton on 18th January 2024. Prices start from £1,199 per person.

  • Discover the unique culture and history of Morocco
  • See impressive mosques and explore bustling souks
  • Enjoy taking time in the Moorish sites of Lisbon

Itinerary: Southampton, UK – Funchal, Portugal – Agadir, Morocco – Casablanca, Morocco (overnight port) – Tangier, Morocco – Lisbon, Portugal – Lexioes, Portugal – Southampton, UK
For more details: Visit Balmoral’s L2402 ‘Discovering Cultural Morocco’

Balmoral’s 14-night L2404 ‘In Search of the Northern Lights’ cruise, departing from Southampton on 14th February 2024. Prices start from £2,099 per person.

  • An incredible Arctic adventure packed with experiences
  • Mush a team of huskies on an Arctic sledding adventure
  • See the Arctic wilderness and natural landmarks

Itinerary: Southampton, UK – Ålesund, Norway – Cruise Naeroysundet, Norway – Cruising Torghatten, Norway – Cruising Seven Sisters Mountain Range, Norway – Crossing the Arctic Circle, Norway – Narvik, Norway – Cruise Tjeldsundet Strait, Norway – Tromsø, Norway (overnight port) – Cruise North Cape, Norway – Alta, Norway – Cruise Tjeldsundet Strait, Norway – Bodø, Norway – Stavanger, Norway – Southampton, UK
For more details: Visit Balmoral’s L2404 ‘In Search of the Northern Lights’

Borealis’ 15-night S2407A ‘Discovering Scandinavian Islands and Capitals’ cruise, departing from Southampton on 17thApril 2024. Prices start from £1,999 per person.

  • Experience scenic archipelago cruising in Turku and Stockholm
  • Sail past the Olsen family home in Hvitsen
  • Explore Helsinki and its islands on a boat tour

Itinerary: Southampton, UK – Cruising by the Olsen family home, Norway – Cruising Oslofjord, Norway – Oslo, Norway – Visby, Sweden – Stockholm, Sweden (overnight port) – Cruising Stockholm Archipelago – Tallinn, Estonia – Helsinki, Finland – Turku, Finland – Cruising Turku Archipelago, Finland – Copenhagen, Denmark – Southampton, UK
For more details: Visit Borealis’ S2407A ‘Discovering Scandinavian Islands and Capitals’

Bolette’s 17-night T2410 ‘Colourful and Cosmopolitan Mediterranean with the Amalfi Coast’ cruise, departing from Liverpool on 8th May 2024. Prices start from £2,699 per person.

  • Enjoy views of the picturesque Amalfi Coast from the decks of Bolette
  • From Salerno, delve into Roman history in Cartagena and Pompeii
  • Tour from Sorrento to the active volcano of Mount Vesuvius

Itinerary: Liverpool, UK – Tangier, Morocco – Cruise Cartagena Bay, Spain – Cartagena, Spain – Cruise by Benirras Beach at Sunset, Spain – Cruise North Coast of Mallorca, Spain – Propriano, Corsica, France – Olbia, Italy – Sorrento, Italy – Cruising Amalfi Coast and Capri, Italy – Salerno, Italy – Gibraltar, Gibraltar – Liverpool, UK
For more details: Visit Bolette’s T2410 ‘Colourful and Cosmopolitan Mediterannean with the Amalfi Coast’

Borealis’ 20-night S2412 ‘Cultural Adriatic Discovery’ cruise, departing from Southampton on 30th May 2024. Prices start from £3,299 per person.

  • Explore Roman sites with an archaeologist
  • Marvel at waterfalls in Croatia’s Krka National Park
  • Cruise the fjord-like waters of the Bay of Kotor

Itinerary: Southampton, UK – Gibraltar, Gibraltar – Cruise by Rock of Gibraltar, Gibraltar – Valletta, Malta – Dubrovnik, Croatia – Split, Croatia – Kotor, Montenegro – Cruising Bay of Kotor, Montenegreo – La Goulette, Tunisia – Cruise Cartagena Bay, Spain – Cristo Rei and Abril 25 Bridge, Portugal – Cruise Mouth of River Tagus, Belem Tower and Discovery Monument, Portugal – Southampton, UK
For more details: Visit Borealis’ S2412 ‘Cultural Adriatic Discovery’

For further information on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, visit the website at www.fredolsencruises.com Book online, 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

Ellis Orchard

Ellis Orchard

Press contact Public Relations Manager Public Relations 07557672265
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
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