In 2018/19, Fred. Olsen will be making the most of its smaller-sized ships – which can sail right into the heart of the destination, where larger ships cannot reach – by featuring even more river, fjords and scenic cruising
Fred. Olsen will be adding new areas of scenic cruising in 2018/19: cruising Erfjorden, Norway; cruising Hjørundfjord, Norway; and cruising Jøsenfjord, Norway.
Fred. Olsen will also be offering guests more of its signature ‘Lochs of Scotland’ itineraries, along with its popular ‘German Waterways’ and ‘French Rivers’ sailings, in 2018/19.
Guests can also choose to cruise along the stunning Guadalquivir River into Seville on Fred. Olsen’s 14-night ‘Authentic Andalusia & Seville Orange Blossom’ cruise on shallow-drafted Braemar in March 2018 – specially-timed to visit the city when the orange blossom is at its most fragrant – and its 14-night ‘River Cruising to Bordeaux & the Seville Fair’ itinerary in April 2018, where guests can take part in the ‘Feria de Abril’ and enjoy the spectacular fireworks, as well as spending the night in UNESCO-listed Bordeaux.
Other ‘scenic’ highlights of Fred. Olsen’s new 2018/19 cruise programme include:
Braemar’s eight-night M1812 ‘Scenic Fjords & Waterfalls of Norway’ cruise, ex Southampton on 16th May 2018
Uncover a host of visual delights on this incredible cruise to Norway, from the beautiful Langfoss Waterfall to the twists and turns of Nærøyfjord. Along with sailing size-restricted waterways and calling into charming fjord villages and attractive cities, smaller ship Braemar will take the more scenic routes, diverting down breathtaking fjords.
Ports of Call: Southampton – Stavanger, Norway – Bergen – Flåm, Aurlandsfjord – Cruising Sognefjord – Cruising Nærøyfjord – Olden, Nordfjord – Cruising Nordfjord – Cruising Åkrafjord (to Langfoss Waterfall) – Cruising Karmsund – Southampton
Balmoral’s seven-night L1822 ‘Scottish Highlands & Islands’ cruise, ex Newcastle on 29th July 2018
Discover the remoteness of Scotland’s picturesque Highlands and islands on this captivating sailing. Along with a full day of mesmerising cruising, guests will have the chance to uncover some of the country’s most attractive scenes. Ancient stone circles; unspoilt countryside; grand, historic castles; rugged coastline; and more await.
Ports of call: Newcastle – Invergordon, Scotland – Kirkwall, Orkney Islands – Cruising Tobermory Bay – Cruising Sound of Mill – Cruising by Duart Castle – Cruising by Firth of Lorn – Cruising by Fingal’s Cave – Stornoway, Isle of Lewis – Lerwick, Shetland Islands – Newcastle
Balmoral’s 11-night L1824 ‘The Wonders of Iceland’ cruise, ex Newcastle on 12th August 2018
This enticing itinerary is packed with magnificent locations and spellbinding scenic cruising throughout. Guests will circumnavigate Iceland, uncovering beautiful scenery and natural wonders every step of the way. There is the chance to go whale watching; discover the iconic Golden Circle; relax in the mineral-rich waters of the Blue Lagoon; visit the remote Hornstrandir Nature reserve; marvel at Godafoss – ‘Waterfall of the Gods’; and more.
Ports of call: Newcastle – Cruising by Eyjafjallajökull Volcano – Cruising by Elliðaey Island – Cruising by Elephant Rock – Reykjavik, Iceland (overnight) – Ísafjörður, Iceland – Cruising Hornstrandir – Cruising by Drangaskörð – Akureyri, Iceland (overnight stay) – Cruising Eyjaifjörður – Cruising by Hrisey – Cruising Eyjaifjörður – Crossing the Arctic Circle – Cruising by Grimsey – Cruising Skjálfandi Bay – Cruising Borgarfjörður Eystri – Cruising Seyðisfjörður – Seyðisfjörður, Iceland – Cruising Seyðisfjörður – Cruising by Dalatangi, Akurfell & Toarfjall – Cruising by Nipukollur – Cruising by Norðfjarðarhorn & Gerpir – Newcastle
Balmoral’s 11-night L1831 ‘Swedish Waterways & Cities’ cruise, ex Newcastle on 25th September 2018
A perfect mix of fascinating destinations with plenty of scenic fjord and archipelago cruising – this is a fine example of what a cruise holiday is all about. Alongside calls into Sweden’s attraction-packed capital, Stockholm, and ‘second city’ Gothenburg, guests will enjoy a slice of traditional Swedish life in Malmö and endless island charm among the medieval UNESCO-listed streets of Visby.
Ports of call: Newcastle – Cruising Swedish Fjords – Malmö, Sweden – Visby, Sweden – Cruising Stockholm Archipelago – Stockholm (overnight stay) – Cruising Stockholm Archipelago – Gothenburg, Sweden – Newcastle
For further information on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, visit the website at www.fredolsencruises.com or call 0800 0355 242.