Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has announced that Tracy Edwards MBE will be joining Balmoral’s ‘Spain, Portugal & Gibraltar Explorer’ cruise in August, as a host with the onboard enrichment programme, Vistas.


The 12-night cruise departs from Southampton on August 11 and calls at Lisbon and  Alicante, before heading to Mahon on the island of Menorca. On the return journey Balmoral calls into Gibraltar and the historic Spanish port of La Coruna, before heading back to Southampton.


Edwards, who won international fame in 1989 as the skipper of ‘Maiden Great Britain’, with the first all female crew to sail around the world, in the Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race’, will be speaking on the subject of ‘Great Seafarers’.


Prices for the cruise start from £1,269 per person, based on two sharing an inside, twin cabin, Grade ‘I’. It includes all meals and entertainment on board plus port taxes.

For more information see www.fredolsencruises.com  or call 01473-742424.

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