Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is reinforcing its reputation for offering the greatest choice of ex-UK departures to cruise guests in 2017/18, with its fleet of four smaller, more intimate ships – Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch – sailing from ten convenient regional ports: Southampton, Dover, Tilbury, Harwich, Falmouth, Liverpool, Newcastle, Greenock (Glasgow), Rosyth (Edinburgh) and Belfast.
In 2017/18, Fred. Olsen 1,350-guest flagship, Balmoral, will once again be sailing from Newcastle, with a record 13 departures, which is an increase of two sailings on the previous cruise season. Balmoral’s cruise programme from the Port of Tyne will commence on 25th May 2017, with a ‘Five-Night Fjords’ cruise. Other departures include: an 11-night ‘Swedish Fjords & Fjards’ cruise in May 2017 – a ‘fjard’ being similar to a fjord, but characterised ‘by a shorter, shallower, and broader profile’; a 14-night ‘Spitsbergen & the Midnight Sun’ departure in June 2017; and a nine-night ‘German Waterways’ sailing in August 2017. In addition to Newcastle, Balmoral will also be serving the Southern ports of Southampton and Dover in 2017/18.