Fans of The Archers will get a treat in 2011, when Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines hosts two Archers-themed cruises, as part of its popular programme of special-interest cruises, The ArtsClub. Archers aficionados will get the chance to mingle with their favourite cast members from the long-running show, whilst cruising in luxury around the beautiful Mediterranean.
Various Archers cast members will be on board both cruises. They will be available to chat to at the Captain’s Welcome Cocktail Party, and will perform a 'mock' recording whilst on board - complete with all the rural sound effects you have come to associate with this much-loved show!
Balmoral departs from Southampton on a 10-night Easter cruise, L1102, on 23rd April 2011, calling at La Coruna, Casablanca, Gibraltar, Portimao (where she anchors), before returning to Southampton. Prices for this cruise start at £1,014, based on two adults sharing an inside twin-bedded cabin. The price includes all meals and entertainment on board, and port taxes.
The Balmoral cruise also offers the supporting ArtsClub theme of ‘Wine’, where guests can learn more about wines from around the world, and discover the onboard expert’s recommendations.
Black Watch departs from Dover on 12th September 2011 for a 13-night cruise, W1115, around the Western Mediterranean, taking in Cadiz, Almeria, Ibiza, Mahon, Palma, and Lisbon, before returning to Dover. Prices for this cruise start at £1,392, based on two adults sharing an inside twin-bedded cabin. The price includes all meals and entertainment on board, and port taxes.
The Black Watch cruise also offers keen golfers a dedicated package, Flagship Golf, providing the ideal opportunity to play on some of the finest, most challenging courses on earth, whilst relaxing in the comfort of a Fred. Olsen cruise. The cost for this package is £375 per golfer.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Line operates in the UK with four intimately sized ships for a more personal cruising experience.