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Fred Olsen adds Arctic cruise for summer 2016

Fred Olsen adds Arctic cruise for summer 2016
Following the success of its first-ever Arctic cruise in 2015 – which sold out within a week – Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is adding an Arctic voyage in summer 2016.

Black Watch's 26-night sailing departing from Tilbury on July 17, 2016, crosses the Arctic Circle, visiting Norway, Iceland and three stops in Greenland.

Norwegian calls include Kristiansund, followed by scenic cruising crossing the Arctic Circle onto Tromsø,  Honningsvåg, around Bear Island and onto Longyearbyen, in Spitsbergen.

A cruise around Jan Mayen Island is next before heading to Iceland’s Akureyri, before cruising through Drangaskörđ, Eyjafjörđur – Iceland’s longest fjord – as well as Hælavikurbjarg and Hornbjarg and Latrabjarg, before calling in Reykjavik.

Black Watch will then take a leisurely cruise though the Prins Christiansund channel, before setting sail for Greenland.

Black Watch will make her first port of call in Greenland at Qaqortoq, followed by Narsarsuaq and Nanortalik.

Before returning to Tilbury, Black Watch makes a final stop at Kirkwall, on the Orkney Islands in Scotland.

Prices start from £2,999 per person, based on two adults sharing a twin, inside cabin.