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Take a ‘Grand Voyage’ in 2014/15 with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines –  as seen on TV!

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Take a ‘Grand Voyage’ in 2014/15 with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines – as seen on TV!

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has brought together its superb offering of world cruises and longer voyages for 2014/15 in a single brochure of ‘once in a lifetime’ cruises. The ‘Grand Voyages 2014/15’ brochure features Balmoral’s epic 104-night ‘Around the World with Burma, Japan, Hawaii & Latin America’ cruise in 2014, and Black Watch’s 114-night ‘South America and Australasia World Voyage’, visiting Latin America, Australia, New Zealand and the Far East – becoming Fred. Olsen’s longest-ever cruise. Also featured are itineraries for 2015, with each ship cruising in a different direction, to some of the world’s most exciting destinations.  

Balmoral’s L1501 ‘Far East Explorer’ is a sailing of 119 nights – beating the 2014 record as the longest-ever cruise! – departing from Southampton on 4th January 2015. This cruise takes in Malaysia, Japan, China, Vietnam and Thailand. It visits a total of 51 different ports, including Abu Dhabi, (UAE), Kuala Lumpur, (Malaysia), Nagasaki (Japan), Beijing (China), Utheemu (Maldives) and Athens (Greece).

Black Watch sets sail on her W1501 ‘South American Discoverer’ cruise of 69 nights from Southampton on 6th January 2015. Her cruise visits 25 ports, including Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Montevideo (Uruguay), Callao (Peru) and Cartagena de Indias (Colombia.)

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

“These are undoubtedly the most adventurous itineraries that we have ever launched, to many ports we have not visited before, and reflect our guests’ wishes to explore the world and spend more time in the destination. The value for money of a Fred. Olsen ‘Grand Voyage’ is remarkable when you consider all that is included and the range of choices.”

All of Fred. Olsen’s ‘Grand Voyage’ cruises in 2014/15 can be booked in shorter sections as ‘Exotic Fly-Cruises’.

Balmoral’s 2014 ‘Around the World’ cruise offers four ‘Exotic Fly-Cruises’:

- 23-night L140112 ‘Wonders of Ancient & Modern Arabia’

- 27-night L140123 ‘Sights of Sri Lanka, India & Burma’

- 27-night L140134 ‘Islands of Japan & Hawaii’

- 31-night L140141 ‘The Americas & The Caribbean’

Black Watch’s 2014 ‘South America & Australasia World Voyage’ offers five ‘Exotic Fly-Cruises’:

- 33-night W140112 ‘South American Discovery’

- 30-night W140123 ‘Australia, New Zealand & The South Pacific’

- 22-night W140134 ‘Australia & Undiscovered Asia

- 20-night W140145 ‘Far East, India & Arabia’

- 16-night W140151 ‘Ancient Petra & Alexandria’

Balmoral’s 2015 ‘World Cruise’ offers four ‘Exotic Fly-Cruises’:

- 24-night L150113 ‘Embark for Egypt & the Emirates’

- 33-night L150135 ‘Bombay, Burma & The Far East’

- 31-night L150157 ‘Ancient & Modern Cities of Asia’

- 35-night L150171 ‘Ancient Civilisations & The Indian Ocean’

Black Watch’s 2015 ‘Grand Voyage’ offers three ‘Exotic Fly-Cruises’:

- 25-night W150112 ‘Voyage to South America’

- 22-night W150123 ‘South America Adventure’

- 25-night W150131 ‘From Lost Cities to Rediscovered Beaches’

Cruise sectors can also booked on a cruise-only.

Prices for Balmoral’s 2014 ‘Around the World’ cruise L1401 start from £6,999 per person, with up to £550 free onboard spending credit per person.**

For Black Watch’s 2014 W1401 ‘South America & Australasia World Voyage’, prices start from £9,469 per person. A free Insurance Offer is available on Outside and Superior Outside cabins.**

Prices for the 2014 ’Exotic Fly-Cruises’ start from £1,299 per person for the ‘Ancient Petra & Alexandria’ sector, W140151. A free Insurance Offer is available on Outside and Superior Outside cabins on ‘Exotic Fly-Cruises’ W140112 ‘South American Discovery’, W140123 ‘Australia, New Zealand & The South Pacific’, W140134 ‘Australia & Undiscovered Asia’, ‘Far East, India & Arabia’ and ‘Ancient Petra & Alexandria’.**

For 2015, prices for Balmoral’s ‘Far East Explorer’ cruise L1501 start from £9,999 per person, with up to £600 free onboard spending credit per person.**

For Black Watch’s ‘South American Discoverer’ cruise W1501, prices start from £6,599 per person, with up to £400 free onboard spending credit per person.**

Prices for the 2015 ‘Exotic Fly-Cruises’ start from £2,149 per person for the L150113 ‘Embark for Egypt & the Emirates’ sector. Up to £300 free on board spending credit per cabin is available on selected ‘Exotic Fly-Cruises’.**

All prices are based on two adults sharing twin accommodation and include all meals and entertainment on board and port taxes; in the case of fly-cruises, they also include flights, transfers and airport taxes.

Fred. Olsen was recently voted one of the Top 10 holiday providers in a Which? consumer survey

*For a preview of a Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ‘Grand Voyage’, following the work of The Mission to Seafarers’ Chaplain Reverend Colin Still on board Balmoral’s 2013 ‘World Cruise’, tune into the BBC’s ‘The Cruise: A Life at Sea’ series on BBC2 from 9th July 2013 at 8.30pm. You can learn more at

** Subject to availability. See full Terms and Conditions at




Fred. Olsen Cruise Line operates in the UK with four intimately sized ships for a more personal cruising experience.


Georgina May

Georgina May

Press contact Public Relations Executive Public Relations
Lauren Gardner

Lauren Gardner

Press contact Public Relations Manager Public Relations 07546807099

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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.

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