Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is helping guests to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s official 90th birthday this coming weekend with two great-value ‘Best of British’ deals, to be booked from 10th to 13th June 2016 inclusive. As a special commemorative offer, Fred. Olsen will also be giving guests £90 per room free onboard spending credit on bookings made on both of these cruises during this exclusive period.
Balmoral’s 10-night L1613 ‘Britain’s Historic Sites & Scenic Delights’ cruise, ex Newcastle on 18th June 2016
Prices start from just £590 per person, based on two adults sharing a twin-bedded, Interior Room. Ocean View Room = £640 per person / Superior Ocean View Room = £690 per person.
Solo offers are also available, with a twin-for-sole-occupancy supplement of 50%: Single Interior Room = £690 / Single Ocean View Room = £790
Discover a selection of Britain's most fascinating historic sites and stunning scenic delights on board this summer sight-seeing cruise around the beautiful British Isles aboard ‘Balmoral’. From Falmouth – a quintessential seaside town on England's sunny south coast – take a short journey to scale nearby St Michael’s Mount and admire the stunning views from the medieval castle that sits proudly at the top of the hill; or head into Cornwall’s beautiful countryside and visit the incredible indoor rainforest at the world-famous Eden Project. Sail across the Irish Sea to the charming city of Dublin and wander the delightful streets in search of many famous sights including the historic castle and St. Patrick’s Cathedral, then visit the wonderful Welsh island of Anglesey – an area of outstanding natural beauty. In Scotland, a short journey from Rosyth takes you to the charming Scottish capital, Edinburgh, where the world-famous castle awaits within the historic Old Town. Explore the grounds and uncover the rich history of this beautiful fortress; see the oldest crown jewels in Britain; and experience the noise of the firing of the One O'Clock Gun.
Ports of call: Newcastle, England – Dover, England – St. Peter Port, Guernsey, England – Falmouth, England – Dublin, Ireland – Anglesey (from Holyhead), Wales – Cruising Fingal’s Cave – Invergordon, Scotland (for Loch Ness) – Edinburgh (from Rosyth), Scotland – Newcastle, England
To find out more, go to: http://www.fredolsencruises.com/places-we-visit/cruise-holiday/uk-castles-l1613?referrer=7&isback=1
Braemar’s 11-night M1620 ‘The Great British Cruise’, ex Southampton on 8th August 2016
Prices start from just £990 per person, based on two adults sharing a twin-bedded, Interior Room (‘I’ Grade). Ocean View Room available from £1,290 per person (‘F’ Grade).
This ‘Great British Cruise’ is a fantastic celebration of the best of the beautiful British Isles. Falmouth is framed by Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a call to this quintessential Cornish seaside town offers you the chance to wander through the world’s largest indoor rainforest at the nearby Eden Project and get closer to nature on a trip to the Lost Gardens of Heligan. An overnight stay in Cardiff allows you plenty of time to explore the city and discover the abundance of sights and attractions the Welsh capital has to offer, including the impressive Wales Millennium Centre – one of the world’s most iconic arts and culture venues – and the grade-one-listed structures and landscapes of Bute Park. Spend a day in the lively city of Liverpool, the former European Capital of Culture and home of arguably the world’s most famous rock ‘n’ roll band, The Beatles. Sample ‘Britain’s best fish and chips’ in Lerwick – the capital of the Shetland Islands – before heading to Edinburgh’s world-renowned Military Tattoo on a tour from Leith to experience the fantastic celebration of music, theatre and dance – all performed to the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle – in the beautiful Scottish capital.
And, guests will be joined by a very special 'star baker' on board this very British cruise…
No ‘Great British Cruise’ would be complete without a ‘Great British Baker’, so Fred. Olsen is delighted that Nancy Birtwhistle – winner of the BBC’s hit series, ‘Great British Bake Off’, in 2014 – will be joining this cruise in Cardiff, before disembarking in Leith. Whilst on board, Nancy will take part in a ‘Question & Answer’ interview with the Cruise Director to discuss her time on the show and what she is doing now; and Nancy will hold an unmissable baking demonstration to show off her culinary skills and share her extensive knowledge of baking.
Ports of call: Southampton, England – Falmouth, England – Cardiff, Wales – Barrow-in-Furness (for Lake District), England – Liverpool, England – Lerwick, Shetland Islands – Edinburgh (from Leith), Scotland (overnight stay) – Southampton, England