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Fred. Olsen set to resume operating from Dover this summer

Dover port will provide a gateway for sailings to Norway, France, Spain and the Adriatic throughout the rest of the summer
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is sailing from Dover this month through October, starting with an eight-night ‘Scenic Isles and Lochs of Scotland’ cruise - Bolette’s first from the port in 2022.

Departing August 19, the roundtrip voyage will offer passengers the chance to spot whales and birdlife with representatives of marine wildlife charity ORCA onboard. The programme includes: Invergordon, Scotland; Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Scotland; Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland; Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland; cruising Sound of Mull, Scotland; cruising past Duart Castle, Scotland, cruising by Mull of Kintyre, Scotland.

Remarked Clare Ward, director of product and customer services, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, ‘We have offered cruises from Dover for many years and we are really pleased to be returning again this summer. Our ships always receive such a warm welcome.

‘Our Journey Planners have hand-crafted these late summer sailings specially, taking advantage of the south-easterly location of the port to maximise the experiences onboard and ashore for our guests.’

The flagship will also sail the Azores and Madeira, the Norwegian fjords, as well as explore three Scandinavian cities on a six-night break.

Homeport for Balmoral

From September to November, Dover will become the homeport for Balmoral as it offers sailings that cross into the Arctic Circle in search of the Northern Lights.

It will also visit the Adriatic and Mediterranean with a 28-day ‘Landmarks of Greece and the Adriatic’ voyage among the itineraries. Departing September 27, it will call: Gibraltar; Valletta, Malta; Split, Croatia; Dubrovnik, Croatia; cruising bay of Kotor, Montenegro (overnight stay); Volos, Greece; Thessaloniki, Greece; Kavala, Greece; Kusadasi, Turkey; Piraeus, Greece; Katakolon, Greece; cruise strait of Messina, Italy; Mahon (Menorca), Spain; Cádiz, Spain.

Itinerary highlights

Ward said, ‘This summer, guests will be able to enjoy a scenic sailing of the River Seine in a short four-night break to France, experience Sami culture in Arctic Norway in a journey to seek out the Northern Lights, or voyage to the Adriatic, with opportunities to explore the ancient sites of Dubrovnik, Kotor and Athens on a longer break.’

Additional highlights of Fred. Olsen’s late summer sailings from Dover consist of Bolette’s 15-night ‘Cultural Icons of Italy’ cruise departing September 27, 2022. The roundtrip voyage will call: La Coruña, Spain; Málaga, Spain; Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy; Naples, Italy; Civitavecchia, Italy; Livorno, Italy; Lisbon, Portugal.

The 14-night ‘In Search of the Northern Lights’ itinerary from Balmoral departing November 4, will call: Ålesund, Norway; cruising Nærøysundet, Norway; cruising Torghatten, Norway; cruising Seven Sisters Mountain Range, Norway; crossing the Arctic Circle, Norway; Narvik, Norway; Alta, Norway (overnight stay); Tromsø, Norway (overnight stay); Molde, Norway,