Nathan Philpot, sales and marketing director for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said: ‘We have made a considerable investment in adding Fred. Olsen branding to the Port of Tyne’s International Passenger Terminal, and we are committed to our cruise programme in the North East.'
Next year Fred Olsen will operate eight cruise departures from Newcastle in 2015.
The line is also offering guests its ‘Enjoyment Promise’, what it calls ‘the biggest initiative of its kind ever to take place in the UK to encourage people to try cruising’.
Under the promise, people who have never cruised with Fred. Olsen before will be able to try a Fred. Olsen cruise, and if they do not enjoy it, Fred. Olsen will fly them home and refund their cruise fare. The promise is valid for bookings made at least 14 weeks in advance, and does not apply to cruises of six nights or less, or with a duration greater than 35 nights.