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Fred Olsen Introduces New 2019/20 Voyages

Fred Olsen Introduces New 2019/20 Voyages

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has announced that in 2019/20, its fleet of four smaller, and more intimately-sized ocean ships: Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch – will be visiting no fewer than 219 destinations in 75 countries around the globe, encompassing 79 contrasting areas of scenic cruising. Complementing the UK departure ports of Dover, Southampton, Liverpool, Newcastle and Edinburgh (Rosyth), there is an expanded programme of exotic fly-cruises.


The new 2019/20 ocean cruise programme will include 13 maiden calls: Agios Nikolaos on Crete; Alotau and Wewak in remote Papua New Guinea; Ambon in Indonesia; Broome on the deserted north-western coast of Australia; Ermoupoli in Greece; Galway, Ireland; La Romana in the Dominican Republic; Lembar on Lombok Island in Indonesia; Patras, Greece; Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island in South Australia; Sabang on Weh Island in Sumatra, Indonesia; and Svolvær in the remote Lofoten Islands of Norway.


By making the most of its smaller-sized ships, Fred. Olsen is able to feature more river, fjords and scenic cruising. An important part of a well-balanced itinerary, scenic cruising is rated as highly as the ports of call – sometimes even higher. Notably, every port on every cruise aboard Braemar from the UK is ‘closer’ – where the ship’s dimensions ensure that guests can access the heart of vibrant cities and towns, without the need for long transfers or shuttle buses.


Fred. Olsen will also be offering guests more of its signature Fjords itineraries in 2019/20. As well as Norway, there’s the chance to discover the untouched beauty of the Greenland Fjords, and even the Fjords of the Musandam Peninsula in Oman - which are only accessible on a special dhow boat cruise. Boudicca’s innovative Indian Ocean fly-cruises are complemented by exciting new adventures: cruising the Great Barrier Reef; heading out on a magical African safari; uncovering the ‘lost city’ of Petra; taking in the eerie atmosphere of Spitsbergen’s abandoned mining towns; island-hopping in Indonesia; not forgetting Braemar’s perennially-popular fly/cruise Caribbean programme - always a favourite with Fred. Olsen guests.


In 2019/20, Fred. Olsen will be operating five-night ‘taster’ cruises from all five UK ports – to the Norwegian fjords and along the scenic Seine River. These enable ‘new-to-cruise’ guests to get a feel for the three main elements of a Fred. Olsen holiday: destination exploration, scenic sailing, and the on board experience. Moreover, Fred. Olsen’s regional UK departures mean that guests can see the best of Norway in only five nights: the perfect short break, or the chance to try Fred. Olsen for the first time. To sign up for a cruise on this Brit-popular cruise line, speak to our experienced team on 0800 484 0370. 


Gary Buchanan

  • 30th May 2018

Gary Buchanan


Edinburgh-born Gary Buchanan has been a travel writer for over 30 years. He has been a specialist cruise writer for 25 years contributing to leading British publications including national newspapers and consumer magazines. He is the author of five books about cruising and spends over seven months every year at sea sailing the world’s oceans.