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Christmas Markets Cruises From Fred. Olsen

Press Release   •   Sep 08, 2008 11:52 BST

Fred. Olsen has a choice of three cruises to visit Christmas markets. Black Prince visits Rouen, sailing from Liverpool, Black Watch has a five-night cruise to Bruges and Hamburg from Southampton, while Balmoral has a seven-night cruise visiting the Christmas markets in Scandinavia, leaving from Dover.

Join Black Prince on cruise BP830 leaving Liverpool on 14th December. The six-night cruise visits Rouen, for an overnight stay in this beautiful gothic city with its wonderful markets for pre-Christmas shopping. The cruise also calls at Cherbourg and Dublin and prices start from £399 per person.

Black Watch’s Christmas Market cruise (BW870) leaves Southampton on 13th December and calls first at Zeebrugge, with excursions to the superb markets at Bruges available. Next port is Hamburg, where an overnight stay and a sparkling array of traditional foods, handicrafts and decorations make the markets here truly magical. Prices for his five-night cruise start from £404 per person.

Alternatively, join latest ship Balmoral as she leaves Dover on 13th December. This lovely seven-night cruise (BL029) calls first at Oslo, the Nordic City of Light, which is especially lovely at Christmas time, then on to Copenhagen, where the Tivoli Gardens with all the Christmas lights twinkling is not to be missed. The cruise also visits Germany’s Bremerhaven and finally Amsterdam - a wealth of Christmas shopping and sightseeing prospects! Prices for this cruise start from £634 per person.

Prices include all meals and entertainment on board and port taxes. Find out more by visiting To book, call Reservations on 01473 742424 or see your local ABTA travel agent. You can also book online.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Line operates in the UK with four intimately sized ships for a more personal cruising experience.

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