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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is inviting guests to ‘turn their dreams into reality’ on two outstanding longer-voyage adventures in 2018/19: Black Watch’s 107-night ‘Around the World with Sydney at New Year’ sailing in November 2018; and Boudicca’s 168-night ‘Grand Voyage’ in October 2019 - set to be the longest, most extensive sailing ever undertaken in Fred. Olsen’s history. Both of these epic cruises feature in Fred. Olsen’s new ‘Venture to the Four Corners of the World’ brochure, designed to whet the appetite of even the most seasoned travellers.


Justin Stanton, Sales and Marketing Director for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said: “While we are proud of every cruise in the Fred. Olsen programme, there is no disputing that voyages of this nature, which take in such a wealth of unforgettable sites and sights, are among the pinnacle of sailing experiences. Once on board, the feeling of camaraderie is unrivalled, as you sail in the knowledge that your fellow travellers, like you, are indulging in an incredible, ‘once-in- a-lifetime’ holiday.”


Guests booking the 107 night ‘Around the World with Sydney at New Year’ cruise, departing Southampton on 12 November 2018 will get the chance to take in countless iconic landmarks, astonishing man-made and natural wonders, awe-inspiring cultures, energetic cities, idyllic islands, diverse wildlife and fascinating ancient settlements lost in time. Highlights include: Colombia’s UNESCO-listed ‘walled city’ of Cartagena de Indias; the feat of engineering that is the Panama Canal; the volcanic landscapes and crystal-clear lagoons of Nuku Hiva and Rangiroa in the South Pacific; the sensuality of Tahiti, Bora-Bora and Tonga; as well as an extended stay in Sydney, timed to include the world-famous fireworks that light up the sky above the Harbour Bridge at midnight on 31 December.


Boudicca’s 168-night ‘Grand Voyage’ sets sail from Dover on 3 October 2019. Highlights include many facets of Indonesia and the Andaman Islands; the powder-soft beaches in the Seychelles: the Ubud rice terraces in serene Bali; volcanic landscapes of Lombok and Java, plus Komodo Island for an encounter with the fearsome giant lizards known as dragons.


There are also chances to explore Madagascar, famed for its lemurs, chameleons and geckos; to tick off the breath-taking Great Barrier Reef and Kangaroo Island, home to wild kangaroos, wallabies and koalas, in Australia; and to discover Moyenne Island, a breeding ground for giant land tortoises. In South Africa, passengers can seek out the ‘Big Five’ game on outstanding safari adventures during calls at Port Elizabeth and Richards Bay; as well as the penguins of Boulders Beach on tour from Cape Town, where magnificent Table Mountain is a sight to behold. To sign up for one of these epic cruises or a shorter sector, speak to our experienced team on 0800 484 0370.

  • 15th October 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.