Fred Olsen Launches Packed Programme of ‘Closer’ Cruises 2019

By ,   September 3, 2018 ,   Cruise Industry

Fred Olsen is bringing the world ‘closer’ to more passengers than ever before, as the cruise line launched a packed programme of ‘closer’ cruising for next year aboard its Braemar from Southampton UK.

Cruisers will be able to enjoy the enhanced facilities onboard following the extensive multi-million refurbishment programme across the fleet of Fred Olsen.

In addition, passengers will also be able to immerse themselves further into the destinations they are visiting aboard one of ship’s new Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIBs), that are expected to be installed onboard Braemar by the end of 2018. Each of the RIBs carries 12 people. At an extra cost, it takes guests ‘off the beaten tourist track’ in order to see extraordinary sights, such as isolated stretches of coastline and wildlife hotspots.

Fred Olsen Braemar cruise ship

Highlights of Braemar ship's ‘closer’ programme from Southampton 2019 include:

  • 13-night ‘Cruising to the Heart of the Baltic’ voyage, departing May 26, 2019. Prices start from GBP1,699 per person. Ports of call include Southampton, Copenhagen, Helsinki, St Petersburg (overnight), Ronne, Travemunde, Kiel Canal Transit, Southampton. The trip concludes with a scenic cruise along Kiel Canal, which can be navigated only by smaller cruise ships, like Braemar.
  • 8-night ‘Cruising the Fjords of Norway’ voyage, departing August 14, 2019. Prices start from GBP1,199 per person. Ports of call include Southampton, Stavanger, cruising Hardangerfjord, Eidfjord, cruising Nordfjord, Olden, cruising by Hornelen, Bergen, cruising Lysefjord, Southampton. In Norway, the ship can sail right along steep-sided Lyesfjord, which is restricted to others by a 50-metre tall bridge at the entrance.
  • 13-night ‘Cruising to the Heart of Seville & Bordeaux’ voyage, departing September 14, 2019. Prices start from GBP1,799 per person. Ports of call include Southampton, Bordeaux, cruising Gironde & Garonne Rivers, cruising Guadalquivir River, Seville (overnight), Cadiz, Vigo, Aviles, Southampton. The ship sails 49 miles up Guadalquivir River into port Seville, passing by Donana National Park.

All prices are based on 2 adults sharing a twin-bedded Inside stateoom, and include accommodation, meals and entertainment onboard, plus port taxes.

In 2019-2020, the fleet of Fred Olsen’s four, intimately-sized ocean cruise ships – Balmoral, Black Watch, Boudicca and Braemar – will be visiting 219 destinations in a total of 75 countries around the world, covering 79 scenic cruising areas.