Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has announced their new range of cruises for the 2014/5 season, with more destinations to choose from than ever before. There’s a real sense of ambition with the brochure of voyages, with nearly 250 different destinations on offer in 85 countries around the world.
Not only that but two new UK embarkation ports have been added to the list of those available. Passengers will now be able to sail from Tilbury and Avonmouth alongside the established port choices of Southampton, Dover, Newcastle, Belfast, Harwich, Liverpool, Greenock for Glasgow and Rosyth for Edinburgh.
More overnight stops are planned to give more time to explore key cities and ports, and a number of cruises have been planned to be timed with land events, such as the Jazz Festival in Copenhagen. It’s all very exciting and showing that Fred. Olsen isn’t simply resting on its laurels and it is pushing new and interesting ideas out there.
The Sales and Marketing Director for the cruise line, Nathan Philpot, said “I am so excited about our new 2014/15 programme, which is based on extensive research with existing guests and, equally important, the wider market and those who are yet to cruise.
“We are proud to be offering such a diverse range of worldwide itineraries, with so many exciting new ports of call…In addition, we have three new cruise product types for the 2014/15 season; ‘Inspirational Experiences’…; the new ‘Triple-City Cruise Break’, which allows our guests to truly discover destinations, with overnight stays in each city…; and new ‘Introductory Cruises’, with our series of two-night cruises.
“I am confident that this, plus the number of new destinations that we will be visiting across many of our itineraries, makes our forthcoming cruise programme the best and most varied that we have ever featured.”
Personally I think the ‘Triple-City Cruise Break’ sounds very interesting, and it’s good to see that new ports are being added, but what do you think?
By Ian Lewis