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In Focus: F&B@Sea

Fred. Olsen introduces free drinks on some festive sailings

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The upgrade applies to Borealis' (pictured) 14-night ‘Christmas Celebrations in the Canaries’ cruise
Selected festive sailings with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines will come with a free all inclusive drinks package encompassing selected house beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks.

The promotion applies to sailings this winter only on bookings made before November 20.

Remarked Clare Ward, director of product and services, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, ‘...Guests can enjoy a warm and civilised atmosphere with all the special festive touches, from beautifully decorated ships to carol singing and sipping mulled wine out on deck.’


The offer applies to Bolette’s 13-night ‘White Christmas in Norway’ itinerary operating roundtrip from Southampton on December 21. The vessel, which shall cross the Arctic Circle, will call Bergen, Alta, Honningsvåg, Hammerfest and Ålesund in Norway. Prices start from £2,199 per person.

It also applies to Borealis’ 14-night ‘Christmas Celebrations in the Canaries’ roundtrip cruise from Liverpool on December 22. In Spain, the ship will call Arrecife, Las Palmas Gran Canaria, Santa Cruz De Tenerife, San Sebastian, La Gomera and Santa Cruz De La Palma. Borealis will then set sail for Portgual where it will overnight in Funchal, Madeira before heading to Lisbon. Prices are from £2,299 per person.

Passengers onboard Balmoral’s 14-night ‘Christmas Celebrations in the Canaries’ cruise from/to Portsmouth may also benefit from the drinks upgrade. Leaving December 22, it will stay overnight in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, and in Spain call Santa Cruz De La Palma, Arrecife, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria and Santa Cruz De Tenerife. Prices start from £2,199 per person.