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Fred Olsen returns to Belfast for third season

Fred Olsen returns to Belfast for third season
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is operating three itineraries from Belfast in Autumn 2015, its third year of homeporting in Northern Ireland.

Black Watch kicked off the trio of cruises on September 30, 2015, with a 16-night 'Scandinavia’s Greatest Capitals & Palaces’ sailing.

Nathan Philpot, sales and marketing director for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said: 'We are pleased to be offering our guests in Northern Ireland and Ireland the opportunity to embark on a Fred. Olsen cruise from Belfast, without having to endure an expensive flight or long ferry crossing to reach the ship.'

Fred. Olsen’s connections with the seafaring city of Belfast run deep; the Fred. Olsen group of companies includes Fred. Olsen Energy, which comprises Offshore Drilling and Engineering & Fabrication, owner of the Harland & Wolff Shipyard, where the ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic was built.

The two other cruises are a 8-night to Spain and France calling La Coruna, Bilbao, La Pallice and Lorient on October 16 and a 14 night Morocco, Portugal and Canaries’ cruise, departing on October 24, 2015.

Prices start from £699 per person, based on two adults sharing a twin-bedded Outside cabin.