New destinations include maiden calls in Argostoli (Greece), Bremen (Germany), Brevik (Norway), Charleston (US), Devil’s Island (Île Royale, French Guiana), Flensburg (Germany), Jacksonville (US), Luanda (Angola), Maputo (Mozambique), Red Bay (Canada), Salem (US), São Filipe (Cape Verde), Savannah (US), Tuticorin (India) and Zanzibar (Tanzania).
Also featured, 21 new itineraries including Black Watch’s 14-night Norway & Arctic cruise from Avonmouth (Bristol), Balmoral’s three-night 60s Party Night and 70s Party Night cruises, ex Southampton to Zeebrugge and Antwerp in December 2015. Boudicca’s 14-night Canaries & Portuguese Christmas & New Year’ cruise, ex Tilbury. Braemar’s 14-night Amazon River fly-cruise, visiting four ports in Brazil – Santarem, Boca do Valeria, Manaus – for an overnight stay – and Parintins, plus a maiden call for Fred. Olsen to Devil’s Island (Île Royale) in French Guiana.
Fred. Olsen’s 2015/16 programme will see Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch, sailing from ten regional UK departure ports – Southampton, Dover, Harwich, Tilbury, Avonmouth (Bristol), Liverpool, Newcastle, Greenock (Glasgow), Rosyth (Edinburgh), and Belfast.
Longer sailings include: an inaugural 76-night Africa voyage onboard Boudicca in 2016; Black Watch’s 115-night Round The World Voyage in 2016, taking in 27 countries and Balmoral’s 35-night cruise to the American Deep South in September 2015, calling at four new US ports as well as Canada, the Bahamas and Bermuda.
A new concept for Fred. Olsen is the ‘You Choose Your Cruise’ on Braemar in October 2015, where guests vote for the next port of call in Portugal, Spain and Gibraltar as the cruise progresses, from two choices each time.