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Fred. Olsen Launches Captains' Collection

Press Release   •   Nov 16, 2010 15:53 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has launched a new brochure of 52 specially selected, ex-UK cruises for 2011, offering exceptional value for money – The Captains’ Collection.  All the featured cruises offer additional savings on the prices in Fred. Olsen’s second edition brochure, and selected cruises offer Double Savings. The special rates detailed in the Captains’ Collection are applicable on bookings made up to and including 28th February 2011 (subject to availability.)
The Captains’ Collection includes cruises on all four Fred. Olsen ships – Balmoral, Braemar, Black Watch and Boudicca. The selected cruises all sail from a variety of UK ports, and destinations include – Norway and the fjords, Greenland and Iceland, the Arctic and North Cape, Russia and the Baltic, the Mediterranean, the Adriatic, the Canary Islands and ‘Around Britain’.
The Captains’ Collection savings can be up to £400 per booking, and discounts vary, depending on the cabin grade and duration of the cruise.  On a cruise of 16 nights or more, there are savings of £400 on a Suite, £300 on a Superior Outside Cabin, £250 on an Outside Cabin, and £200 on an Inside Cabin.  These savings are all based on twin cabins; on a single cabin, the saving is between £100 and £200, depending on grade.  Even on the shortest cruises – 2-3 night mini cruises – there are still savings from £40 - £100 per booking.

Examples of cruises offering double savings are:-
Braemar M1110 Iberia cruise of 14 nights, departing Dover on 14th May 2011. This cruise calls at Amsterdam, then the Spanish ports of Vigo, Motril, Alicante, Barcelona and the island of Ibiza, and finally Lisbon (Portugal), before returning to Dover,.  The cruise offers Flagship Golf and has an ArtsClub theme of ‘Wine’. Prices start from £1,199 per person, based on two adults sharing an inside twin cabin, Grade ‘I’. Flagship Golf is an optional package for golfers, charged at £375 per player.

Balmoral L1104 Baltic cruise of 14 nights, departing from Southampton on 13th May 2011.  This cruise transits the Kiel Canal, then calls at Saaremaa in Estonia, the capital Tallinn, Finland’s capital, Helsinki, St Petersburg in Russia – for an overnight stay to explore this stunning city – then Copenhagen and Alborg (both Denmark), and returns to Southampton. Prices for this cruise start from £1,359 per person, based on two adults sharing an inside twin cabin, Grade ‘I’. This cruise also offers Flagship Golf and has an ArtsClub theme of ‘Antiques’. 
The Captains’ Collection brochure also gives details of a new coach service – PortLink – which collects guests from convenient pick-up points around the North East, North West and South West of England and South Wales, to take them to join their cruises in Dover, Southampton or Portsmouth. Full details of this new service appear in the second edition of the Fred. Olsen Cruises  Worldwide 2011/1012 brochure.

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

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