Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines reaching 219 destinations in 2019/20

UK departure ports of Dover(pictured), Southampton, Liverpool, Newcastle and Edinburgh (Rosyth)

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ fleet of four ships will visit 219 destinations in 75 countries around the globe, covering 79 areas of scenic cruising throughout 2019/20.

Complementing the UK departure ports of Dover, Southampton, Liverpool, Newcastle and Edinburgh (Rosyth), there is an expanded programme of fly-cruises.

The ocean cruise programme will include 13 maiden calls: Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece; Alotau, Papua New Guinea; Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia; Broome, Australia; Ermoupoli, Syros, Greece; Galway, Ireland; La Romana, Dominican Republic; Lembar, Lombok, Indonesia; Patras, Greece; Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, Australia; Sabang, Weh Island, Sumatra, Indonesia; Svolvær, Lofoten, Norway and Wewak, Papua New Guinea.

In 2019/20, ‘closer’ cruising remains at the fore of the Fred. Olsen cruise experience, notes managing director, Mike Rodwell.

‘An important part of a well-balanced itinerary, scenic cruising is rated as highly as the ports of call – and sometimes even higher,’ he remarked.

More signature Norwegian fjords itineraries feature in 2019/20, as well as Greenland fjords, and the fjords of Musandam in Oman, accessible on a dhow boat cruise.

Fred. Olsen will be operating five-night ‘taster’ cruises from all five UK ports – to the Norwegian fjords and along the Seine.

Building on the success of its inaugural European river cruise season, the UK-based operator is expanding the programme on Brabant in 2019/20 to feature the Danube, Rhine, Main and Moselle rivers.

Examples of Fred. Olsen’s ‘Best Time To Go’ itineraries in 2019/20 are: Braemar’s 14-night ‘Mediterranean with Lavender in Provence’ cruise in July 2019; Boudicca’s 14-night ‘Baltic with Tallinn Song & Dance Festivals’ sailing (cultural events which only take place every five years); Braemar’s 12-night ‘Spain & Portugal with the Seville Fair’ experience in May 2019 and Black Watch’s 14-night ‘Northern Norway with Sami National Day’ in January 2020, which features traditional festivities and ‘yoik’ folk choirs.


Posted 2 March 2018

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