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Soak up the sunshine and explore exotic islands with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines this Summer, from right on your doorstep!

Press release   •   Jun 12, 2015 09:31 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is offering guests in the North West a last-minute Summer sunshine getaway on Black Watch’s 14-night W1510 ‘Canaries, Madeira & Morocco’ cruise, departing from Liverpool on 28th June 2015 – with prices from just £899 per person…or from just £65 per person, per night!

In addition, guests can also upgrade to Fred. Olsen’s ‘all-inclusive’ drinks package for just £10 per person, per night*.

Nathan Philpot, Sales and Marketing Director for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:

"This year, we are offering our loyal guests in the North West a choice of 14 cruises from the Port of Liverpool on our most iconic ship, Black Watch, and we have once again been extremely encouraged by the warm welcome that we have received so far.

“With its stunning vistas and proud maritime heritage, there is something very special about cruising from Liverpool, and it is a tremendous benefit to be able to offer our guests the chance to set sail from the world-famous Pier Head."

So, whether it is exploring historic Casablanca, relaxing on the beaches of the alluring Canaries, or taking in the beauty of the ‘Garden Island’ of Madeira, this exciting sunshine holiday has it all!

Details of this cruise are as follows:

- Black Watch’s 14-night W1510 ‘Canaries, Madeira & Morocco’ cruise, ex Liverpool on 28th June 2015.

This cruise makes its first call in Casablanca, the largest city in Morocco. This unique destination – which derives its name from the Portuguese word combination meaning ‘White house’ – is home to chic bars and stylish restaurants, bustling shops in the Old Medina, and the breathtaking Hassan II Mosque. Guests can do some ‘set-jetting’ and take a tour to Ricks Café, which has been made famous by Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman as the backdrop to the movie classic, Casablanca.

Next, Black Watch calls at Las Palmas, in Gran Canaria. Here, guests can absorb the mix of Renaissance, Gothic and Neo-Classical architecture, or relax by the sand dunes and palm trees of Maspalomas Beach.

Guests will then have the chance to take in La Gomera’s capital, San Sebastian, which has historic links to Christopher Columbus – as legend has it that the famous explorer stopped here on his way to America. Visit Torre del Conde, a military tower built in 1447, or take a tour to explore the natural beauty of the National Park of Garajonay.

Black Watch then arrives in Santa Cruz, in Tenerife, where guests can visit the exotic Botanical Gardens or the mystical and intriguing Pyramids of Guimar. Tenerife is also known as the ‘Island of Eternal Spring’, boasting warm waters all-year-round, making it a great haven for dolphins and whales.

After a call into Funchal, in Madeira – famous for its floral displays and verdant splendour –

– guests will arrive in Leixoes, in Portugal, for tours to Oporto. Perched on the River Douro, this enchanting city offers guests a number of Port cellars to visit, or they can take a leisurely stroll along its scenic quayside.

Black Watch will then set sail for her return journey to Liverpool.

The price for this sunshine cruise is based on two adults sharing a twin-bedded, Inside cabin, and includes accommodation, all meals and entertainment on board, and port taxes.

In all, Fred. Olsen is offering 15 cruises from Liverpool in 2015/16, which is an increase on the 11 cruises that it undertook from the city last year.

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.

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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.