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Set sail from Dover with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines this Summer, for sunshine, islands and exotic beaches – from right on your doorstep!

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Set sail from Dover with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines this Summer, for sunshine, islands and exotic beaches – from right on your doorstep!

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is offering guests in the South East a chance to set sail on a ‘Summer sunshine’ cruise from right on their doorstep. Departing from Dover on 28th June 2015, Braemar’s M1519 13-night ‘Islands of the Azores & Madeira’ cruise will take in four destinations, including an overnight stay in the charming capital of Madeira, Funchal – from just £54 per person, per night!

Nathan Philpot, Sales & Marketing Director at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:

“At Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, we specialise in ‘Bringing the world closer to you’, both in terms of the departure port – from ‘right on your doorstep’ – and taking our guests to more destinations worldwide than any other cruise line.

“With our convenient sailings from ten regional UK departure ports – including the popular Port of Dover – we take pride in the fact that 90% of the UK population is now within a 90-minute drive of a Fred. Olsen cruise, making it even easier for our guests to discover new destinations and experiences all over the globe.”

Guests will arrive first in Praia Da Vitoria, in the stunning Azores. The area was heavily fortified and parts of the Old Town wall can still be seen, along with the Fort of Santa Catarina, built to protect the natural harbour from invaders. On the opposite side of the bay, enjoy superb views over the town and the Serra do Cume Mountains.

Next is a call in Ponta Delgadain the Azores, which is the main town on the island of São Miguel. There is a cosmopolitan atmosphere and a fine selection of parks, narrow, cobbled streets and squares, as well as a modern marina, with plenty of waterside cafés. The island also boasts many natural wonders, including sandy beaches, picturesque lakes and impressive mountains.

Braemar then stops in Funchal in Madeira, for an overnight stay. The capital has a timeless charm, which is delightfully enhanced by a warm, year-round climate and the beautiful colours and fragrant scents of subtropical flowers and fruit. Explore the stunning landscapes along the unique levada irrigation network and sample the island’s famous wine.

Guests will then spend a day in Aviles, in Spain. The Old Town has superb medieval churches, palaces and merchants’ houses, many of which are now museums and galleries. Be sure to try some of the region’s famous sweet cider in one of the Siderias. Braemar will then set sail for a leisurely cruise back to Dover.

Prices for this cruise start from £699 per person, based on two adults sharing a twin-bedded, Inside cabin, and include accommodation, all meals and entertainment on board, and port taxes. In addition, guests can also choose to upgrade to Fred. Olsen’s ‘all-inclusive’ drinks package for just £10 per person, per night*.

In all, Fred. Olsen is offering five cruises from Dover on board Boudicca in 2015/16, plus a further 16 departures on board 929-guest Braemar.

Fred. Olsen is pleased to have been awarded the ‘Gold Trusted Merchant’ status by independent review site Feefo in 2015, for the second year in a row. This accreditation is based on genuine customer feedback and, to date, Fred. Olsen has received over 11,000 reviews, with 95% of these being in the ‘Good’ or ‘Excellent’ categories.

*See the website at for full Terms and Conditions.

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 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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Ellis Barker

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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