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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines celebrates the Joy of the Journey

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Torghatten in Norway at sunset
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has unveiled five new signature experiences themed as the Joy of the Journey and focussing on Itinerary Insights, the Sky at Sea, Treats of the Region, Scenic Discoveries and the Ship and the Sea.

Each will be delivered by specialist guides who are experts in their field.

Open air sunrise, sunset or stargazing events will be among the highlights of the Sky at Sea, while there will be chances to join a guide on deck to spot wildlife, flora and fauna or join a hosted talk in one of Fred. Olsen’s panoramic Observatory Lounges in Scenic Discoveries, as the ship sails through waterways, lochs, lakes and fjords and interesting seascapes.

Maritime tradition

The Itinerary Insights programme will offer lectures and smaller, more informative talks, on cultural, artistic and historical highlights to give guests a deeper understanding of the destinations they will visit, while the Ship and the Sea will shine a spotlight on Fred. Olsen’s five generations of maritime traditions, and include ‘an Audience With’ programme with Captains and crew.

Fred. Olsen’s creative chefs and galley teams will showcase the Treats of the Region with live cookery demonstrations of local delicacies.

Clare Ward, director of product and customer service at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said: ‘we feel passionately that a cruise is different to a holiday, and we want to be doing all we can to celebrate that. A cruise brings with it experiences that simply aren’t possible with other forms of travel, such as the chance to witness breath-taking scenery best viewed from the water, spot native marine wildlife and birdlife or capture spectacular sunrises and sunsets, or stargazing with a cup of hot chocolate out on deck.’

The cruise line has already started to introduce elements of its Joy of the Journey programme onto its sailings for 2022, with the full programme to be up and running on all cruises from 2023 incluidng Balmoral's circumnavigation of South America in early 2023 – and for the first time in the line’s history – sail to Antarctica. The ship begins the voyage from Southampton on January 5.