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Fred Olsen fleet to visit 253 destinations in 2016/17

Fred Olsen fleet to visit 253 destinations in 2016/17
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines new ‘Worldwide Cruises 2016/17’ brochure, features its most ambitious programme to date. In 2016/17, the fleet of four ships – Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch – will be visiting 253 destinations in 84 countries around the globe – more than ever before.

Nathan Philpot, sales and marketing director for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said: ‘As a brand, we have a clear focus operating more regional UK departures; taking the ships closer to the destination and closer to our guests, with award-winning customer service across our fleet.’
Fred. Olsen’s Black Watch and Boudicca will be embarking on two ‘Grand Voyages’ in January 2017, visiting 67 ports in 38 countries between them.
Black Watch will be taking in the exotic destinations of Hanga Roa (Easter Island), Bora Bora, in French Polynesia, and three stops in New Zealand – Auckland, Tauranga and Wellington – on a 107-night world cruise.
Boudicca will be offering a 77-night ‘South American Discovery’, which includes stops in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires, in Argentina, as well a cruise of the Chilean fjords and a maiden call at Laguna San Rafael.
The fleet will make a record 23 maiden calls: Arendal (Norway), Baltimore (Maryland, US), Fort William (Scotland, UK), Tasiilaq (Greenland), Pyramiden (Svalbard), Holy Loch (Scotland, UK), Laguna San Rafael (Chile), Isla de San Andrés (Colombia), Gloucester (Massachusetts, US), Klaksvik (Faroe Islands), Charlotte Amalie (St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands), Falmouth (Jamaica), Banana Coast (Trujillo, Honduras), Tampa (Florida, US), Rosslare (Ireland), Aabenraa (Denmark), Rovinj (Croatia).
In addition, there will be six ‘mystery’ maiden calls, which will only be revealed to those guests who book a place on Fred. Olsen’s first-ever ‘Maiden Call Mystery Cruise’.
There will be 20 ‘adults only’ (18+) cruises in 2016/17.
Fred. Olsen will be sailing from ten regional UK departure ports in 2016/17: Southampton, Dover, Harwich, Tilbury, Falmouth – a new addition – Liverpool, Newcastle, Rosyth (for Edinburgh), Greenock (for Glasgow) and Belfast.
Balmoral will be sailing from Newcastle for the very first time in 2016/17, with 11 departures, representing a 45% increase in capacity.
Boudicca will also be cruising from Falmouth for the first time in 2016/17.
Fred. Olsen will be reconfirming its commitment to the port of Liverpool in 2016/17, with 15 cruise calls on board Boudicca.
Ex-Tilbury sailing will rise 50% with six departures, including an adults-only nine-night to Norway and seven-night ‘European Cities & Waterways’ experience.