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Fred. Olsen to launch turn of the year campaign that includes three cruises for two offer

  • Written by Kari Reinikainen
  • Category: Latest offers

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, the UK based destinational operator of four ships, says it will be launching its new ‘Turn of Year’ sales campaign on 2nd December 2015, which incorporates three great-value offers to tempt guests: ‘Three Cruises for the Price of Two’, ‘Free Tips & Tipples’ and ‘Up to £100 per Person Cashback’. The new promotion is available until 2nd March 2016, and has been designed to target single cruise bookers, multiple cruise purchases and newcomer bookings.

From 2nd December 2015, Fred. Olsen guests can book three cruises at the same time, with the same lead name, and benefit from ‘Three Cruises for the Price of Two’ on all 2016/17 itineraries, where the cheapest cruise will be free of charge (this offer excludes Black Watch’s W1610 ‘Arctic Explorer’ cruise, and is not combinable with the ‘Free Tips & Tipples’ offer, but is combinable with the ‘Up to £100 per Person Cashback’ offer).

Fred. Olsen is also offering a ‘Free Tips & Tipples’ upgrade, on cruises with durations of between five and 35 nights. This deal includes selected house wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks on board, and Fred. Olsen will also pay guests’ gratuities (this offer excludes Black Watch’s W1610 ‘Arctic Explorer’ cruise and ‘Grand Voyage’ sectors, and is not combinable with the ‘Three Cruises for the Price of Two’ offer, but is combinable with the ‘Up to £100 per Person Cashback’ offer).

In addition to these two sales initiatives, Fred. Olsen will also be offering ‘Up to £100 per Person Cashback’ on 20 selected cruises in 2016, when booked before 31st January 2016. The cashback is given as an onboard account credit for use during the cruise, and is non-transferable. Any unused spending credit may be claimed as cash on board at the end of the cruise (this offer is combinable with both the ‘Three Cruises for the Price of Two’ and ‘Free Tips & Tipples’ offers).

Nathan Philpot, Sales and Marketing Director for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:

“Research has shown that 53% of cruisers take more than one cruise holiday per year*. Therefore, with our great-value offer of ‘Three Cruises for the Price of Two’, our loyal guests can plan ahead for 2016/17 by booking all of their holidays, knowing that they are making excellent savings. Our ‘Free Tips & Tipples’ upgrade also gives guests complete peace of mind, safe in the knowledge that almost everything is covered in the price of their holiday.

“Our exciting cashback offer means that we will credit a guest’s onboard account with up to £100 on 20 selected 2016 cruises, and they can choose to indulge in a spa treatment, a shore excursion or a little shopping in the onboard shops! However, if none of that appeals, the amount can also be claimed back as cash at the end of the cruise.”

Fred. Olsen has also enhanced its industry-leading ‘Enjoyment Promise’. Guests sailing on their first-ever cruise can now book their next holiday whilst on board the ship, for just a £1 per person deposit, which will be added to their onboard account. ‘Fred.’s Enjoyment Promise’ was launched in December 2013, and gives new guests the reassurance that, should they find that a cruise is not for them, Fred. Olsen will arrange and pay for their flight back to the UK, plus refund the cost of their cruise**.

In the 2016/17 cruise season, Fred. Olsen will set sail to over 200 destinations worldwide from ten convenient, regional departure ports – Dover, Southampton, Harwich, Tilbury, Falmouth (a new addition), Belfast, Liverpool, Greenock (Glasgow), Rosyth (Edinburgh) and Newcastle.

So, whether you want to cruise the Norwegian fjords, Baltic, Mediterranean, Canaries, along the rivers of Europe or the shores of the UK, or just fancy a quick mini-break, Fred. Olsen has just the right, great-value holiday for you!

Fred. Olsen is delighted to have won the ‘Best for Itineraries’ accolade in the 2015 Cruise Critic ‘UK Editors’ Picks Awards’, in recognition of its commitment to ‘bringing the world closer to you’.

Fred. Olsen is pleased to have been awarded the ‘Gold Trusted Merchant’ status by independent review site Feefo in 2015, for the second year in a row. This accreditation is based on genuine customer feedback and, to date, Fred. Olsen has received over 12,000 reviews, with 95% of these being in the ‘Good’ or ‘Excellent’ categories.

Royal Caribbean International kicks off an early Wave Season

  • Written by Teijo Niemelä
  • Category: Latest offers

Royal Caribbean International announces the early release of the BOGO-Getter 2016 Wave Season promotion in celebration of the U.S. arrival of its newest ship, Anthem to the Seas, to Cape Liberty Cruise Port, Bayonne, NJ. Vacationers who make new reservations before the end of the year on any ship across the fleet will receive up to $300 in onboard credit, 50 percent-reduced booking deposit – as low as $50 per person – as well as 50 percent off the second guest on all sailings through 2016 and 25 percent off third and fourth guests on Caribbean sailings January through May. The discovery driven promotion applies to sailings departing on or after December 10, excluding China departures. For additional information, please visit royalcaribbean.com/BOGOGetter.

The international cruise line is putting the rich history of the Eastern and Western Mediterranean at the fingertips of culturally-curious guests by providing pre-paid gratuities and 50 percent off on third and fourth guests on bookings made for sailings on Jewel, Vision and Rhapsody of the Seas departing from Venice and Rome starting in April through November 2016. In addition, free VOOM – the fastest internet at sea – will allow guests to stream and share summer travel adventures in real time from Europe and the Caribbean onboard Anthem, Harmony, Allure, Oasis, Freedom, and Enchantment of the Seas, from May 1 – Sept. 30.

Harmony of the Seas will be the first in a new generation of ships where groundbreaking architectural innovations of the Oasis class are combined with breakthrough technologies of the Quantum class. The inaugural summer season will showcase Europe’s most popular destinations on seven-night Western Mediterranean itineraries, before the ship arrives in November 2016 at Port Everglades in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. offering seven-night Eastern and Western Caribbean sailings.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines launch twin for sole occupancy offers

  • Written by Kari Reinikainen
  • Category: Latest offers

To make cruising with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines even more attractive to solo guests, the cruise line has introduced some great-value ‘twin-for-sole occupancy’ discounts. These special deals mean that a solo guest, occupying a twin cabin, will pay either no single-supplement, or receive up to 50% off the supplement cost, depending on the selected cruise. 


Once on board a Fred. Olsen ship, solo travellers will find exclusive gatherings for them to get to know each other, and staff on board will seat them together for dinner, and arrange companions for solo travellers when going ashore, if required. There are also Gentleman Hosts and Dance Couples on board the ships to provide dancing partners for solo guests.

The relatively small size of Fred. Olsen’s fleet of ships – Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch – and the relaxed and friendly atmosphere on board make Fred. Olsen cruises especially appealing to those travelling alone.

For those solo cruisers who prefer to occupy a single cabin, Fred. Olsen has a number of cabin options available on each of its four ships, covering all grades, from ‘Single Inside’ and ‘Single Outside’ cabins, to ‘Single Balcony Suites’. Overall, the Fred. Olsen fleet has 190 single cabins; Braemar offers 40 such cabins, Black Watch and Boudicca each have 43, and Balmoral has 64.

Fred. Olsen is offering ‘twin-for-sole occupancy’ discounts for solo travellers on a range of cruise itineraries in 2015/16, including (subject to availability):

Balmoral
13-night L1520 ‘Agatha Christie Canary Islands’ cruise, ex Southampton on 8th November 2015 – prices start from £1,349 per person (50% single supplement for an Outside twin cabin, ‘E’, ‘D’ and ‘B’ Grades only)
21-night L1521 ‘Winter Sun Island Hopping’ cruise, ex Southampton on 21st November 2015 – prices start from £1,959 per person (50% single supplement for an Outside twin cabin, ‘E’, ‘D’ and ‘B’ Grades only)
18-night L1524 ‘Cape Verde Christmas & Canaries New Year’ cruise, ex Southampton on 18th December 2015 – prices start from £2,149 per person (75% single supplement for an Outside twin cabin, ‘E’, ‘D’ and ‘B’ Grades only)
14-night L1601 ‘The Canary Set’ cruise, ex Southampton on 5th January 2016 – prices start from £1,249 per person (50% single supplement for an Outside twin cabin, ‘D’ and ‘B’ Grades only)

Braemar
14-night M1530 ‘Cape Verde & the Canary Islands’ fly-cruise, ex Santa Cruz, Tenerife on 12th November 2015 – prices start from £1,749 per person fly-cruise / £1,499 per person cruise only (no single supplement for an Outside twin cabin ‘E’, ‘C’ and ‘B’ Grades only)
14-night M1531 ‘Canaries & West Africa’ fly-cruise, ex London Gatwick / Manchester on 26th November 2015 via Santa Cruz, Tenerife– prices start from £1,249 per person (50% single supplement for an Outside twin cabin, ‘E’, ‘C’ and ‘B’ Grades only)
15-night M1533 ‘Canaries Christmas & Caribbean New Year’ cruise, ex London Gatwick / Manchester on 23rd December 2015, via Santa Cruz, Tenerife– prices start from £2,079 per person fly-cruise / £1,229 per person cruise only (75% single supplement for an Outside twin cabin, ‘E’, ‘C’ and ‘B’ Grades only)
Nine-night M1609 ‘French River Cruising’ voyage, ex Dover on 16th April 2016 – prices start from £929 per person (50% single supplement for an Inside twin cabin, ‘H’ Grade only / Outside twin cabin, ‘E’, ‘C’ and ‘B’ Grades only)


Boudicca
14-night D1525 ‘Landscapes of Madeira & the Canaries’ cruise, ex Tilbury on 30th November 2015 – prices start from £1,299 per person (no single supplement for an Outside twin cabin, ‘E’ ‘D’ and ‘B’ Grades only)
Two-night D1526 ‘Rotterdam Mini-Cruise’, ex Tilbury on 15th December 2015 – prices start from £209 per person (no single supplement for an Outside twin cabin ‘E’, ‘D’ and ‘B’ Grades only)
Four-night D1527 ‘Bruges & Amsterdam Mini-Cruise’, ex Tilbury on 17th December 2015 – prices start from £529 per person (no single supplement for an Outside twin cabin, ‘E’, ‘D’ and ‘B’ Grades only)
13-night D1611 ‘Portuguese Islands & Cities’ cruise, ex Greenock (Glasgow) on 2nd July 2016 – prices start from £1,699 per person (75% single supplement for an Outside twin cabin, ‘E’ ‘D’ and ‘B’ Grades only)

Black Watch
Two-night W1520 ‘Dublin Mini-Cruise’, ex Greenock (Glasgow) on 7th November 2015 – prices start from £309 per person (no single supplement for an Outside twin cabin, ‘E’ and ‘D’ Grades only)
32-night W1521 ‘Caribbean from Scotland’ cruise, ex Greenock (Glasgow) on 10th November 2015 – prices start from £3,159 per person (50% single supplement for an Outside twin cabin, ‘E’, ‘D’ and ‘B’ Grades only)
16-night W1525 ‘Canary Christmas & Funchal Fireworks’ cruise, ex Liverpool on 20th December 2015 – prices start from £2,399 per person (75% single supplement for an Outside twin cabin, ‘E’, ‘D’ and ‘B’ Grades only)
Eight-night W1604 ‘Scenic Fjords & Celebrations’ cruise, ex Dover on 13th May 2016 – prices start from £999 per person (50% single supplement for an Outside twin cabin, ‘E’ ‘D’ and ‘B’ Grades only)

All prices include accommodation, all meals and entertainment on board, plus port taxes, and airport taxes, flights and transfers, where applicable.

Guests can also choose to upgrade to Fred. Olsen’s ‘all-inclusive’ drinks package, from just £10 per person.

Fred. Olsen is delighted to have been named a ‘Gold Trusted Merchant’ by independent review site Feefo in 2015, for the second year in a row. This accreditation is based on genuine customer feedback and, to date, Fred. Olsen has received over 12,000 reviews, with 95% of these being in the ‘Good’ or ‘Excellent’ categories

Newcomers to Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines can book next cruise on board for £1 per person deposit

  • Written by Kari Reinikainen
  • Category: Latest offers

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, the British destinational cruise line that operates four medium sized ships, says first timers can book their next cruise with the line on board for just £1 per person deposit.

“Under the new enhanced ‘Enjoyment Promise’, Fred. Olsen guests sailing on their first-ever cruise can now book their next holiday whilst on board the ship, for just a £1 per person deposit, added to their onboard account,” the company said in a statement.

‘Fred.’s Enjoyment Promise’ was launched in December 2013, and gives new guests the reassurance that, should they find that a cruise is not for them, Fred. Olsen will arrange and pay for their flight back to the UK, plus refund the cost of their cruise.

This new ‘Enjoyment Promise’ for Fred. Olsen ‘first-timers’ replaces the standard 15% cruise deposit. Bookings under the new scheme can be transferred back to a guest’s preferred travel agent, and are combinable with other onboard benefits, such as the standard 5% ‘book onboard’ discount and Suite upgrade.

Nathan Philpot, Sales and Marketing Director for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said: “Our ground-breaking ‘Enjoyment Promise’ underpins the Fred. Olsen brand, and has been hugely successful. Since its introduction in late 2013, we have had over 190,000 guests cruise with us, but only five – just 0.002% – have chosen to invoke it, showing that our confidence in our award-winning product has been extremely well-placed.”

“At Fred. Olsen, we are dedicated to offering the most extensive list of itineraries of any cruise line, and we just know that our guests will fall in love with the destinations that we get closer to, the great value and friendliness that we offer on board – time and time again,” he said.

Princess Cruises offers deals to sun drenched cruise vacation destinations

  • Written by Teijo Niemelä
  • Category: Latest offers

Princess Cruises Sun Drenched Deals sale offers special savings to sunny cruise destinations for 2016. Guests will save up to $1,000 per stateroom on more than 130 warm weather cruises to the Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, California Coast and the Hawaiian Islands. Plus, they receive free onboard spending money of up to $300 per stateroom.

Those who book a balcony, mini-suite or suite will receive a $150 onboard credit per stateroom for six- to seven- day cruises or $300 per stateroom for cruises 10 days or longer. Guests who book an interior or oceanview stateroom will receive $50 onboard credit per stateroom on six- to seven- day cruises or $100 per stateroom for cruises 10 days or longer.

In addition, guests can book this special cruise deal with a deposit of only $100 per person.

Examples of Sun Drenched cruise deals include:

– Caribbean cruise vacations — 7 days: $499 interior; $699 balcony
– Mexican Riviera cruise vacations — 7 days: $499 interior; $749 balcony
– California Coastal cruise vacations — 7 days: $599 interior; $849 balcony
– Mexican Riviera cruise vacations — 10 days: $699 interior; $1,099 balcony
– Hawaiian Islands cruise vacations — 15 days: $1,599 interior; $2,499 balcony

Additional information about the “Sun-Drenched Deals” sale can be found at princess.com/cruisedeals.

All cruise prices are per person, based on double occupancy. The “Sun Drenched Deals” sale runs through 11:59 p.m. PST on November 17, 2015 and is available to residents of the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Bermuda.

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