Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has launched its new worldwide cruises for 2012/13.

The brochure details a programme of ex-UK cruises, from early 2012 to spring of 2013 across its fleet of classic ships – Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch.


All the new cruises feature the company's ‘No Fuel Surcharge Guarantee’. The 2012/13 programme includes a range of destinations, varying in duration from a mini-cruise of two nights, to a world voyage lasting 112 nights. 

The itineraries also feature a number of new destinations, with departures from regional British ports – Dover, Southampton, Portsmouth, Newcastle, Greenock (Glasgow) and Rosyth (Edinburgh.) New features for 2012/13 include a ‘Christmas Markets’ cruise on Black Watch, calling at Warnemünde (Germany), Tallinn (Estonia), St. Petersburg (Russia), Helsinki (Finland), Copenhagen (Denmark), and Kiel (Germany); the chance to sail more than 50 miles up the Guadalquivir River to Seville in Spain; a return call to the newly-accessible Banjul Harbour in The Gambia on Balmoral’s 21-night ‘West Africa and Cape Verde’ cruise; three new destinations on Canada’s east coast – Port Saguenay, Trois Rivières and Havre St. Pierre; and a selection of longer cruises in 2013 – Balmoral’s new ‘Around the World’ itinerary and Black Watch’s epic cruise, down the West Coast of Africa, and into the Indian Ocean.           

Other additional attractions on selected cruises, include the ‘Flagship Golf ‘programme which features more courses for 2012/13 and the company's ‘Music and Laughter' programme which offers live music and comedy at no extra cost.

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