Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has launched its 2012 preview brochure, which offers an opportunity for early booking and the chance to take advantage of competitive prices.

It also allows early bookers to secure a preferred itinerary and accommodation, ahead of the publication of the main 2012/13 brochure, planned for late May.  


All four of the company's ships are included, with destinations including the Mediterranean, Northern Europe and Baltic, Norway and the Fjords, Canada, the Canary Islands and West Africa, Iberia, UK and Ireland.

There is also a selection of mini cruises, lasting three or four nights.  Cruises depart from six different regional ports:  Dover, Southampton, Portsmouth, Newcastle, Greenock (for Glasgow), and Rosyth (for Edinburgh).

One of the highlights of the programme is Balmoral’s 28-night ‘Canada’s Eastern Seaboard’ cruise, departing from Southampton on September 5, 2012. This is a return to a popular itinerary and includes visits to Quebec City, Montreal, Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island, and an overnight stay in Saguenay, with the opportunity for whale watching.

Prices start from £3,179 per person, based on two adults sharing an inside twin bedded cabin, including accommodation, all meals, entertainment and port taxes.  Many cruises also offer Flagship Golf, the operator's exclusive package for golfers, which costs £375 per player.

The package offers a combination of four rounds of golf, played at selected courses ashore, along with professional tuition, practice sessions and social activity for golfers and non-playing partners.  It must be pre-booked and is fully commissionable.

For more information see  or call 01473-742424.

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