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Last Chance To Book - Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' EBU Bridge Cruise Tournament

Press Release   •   Feb 24, 2010 13:36 GMT


Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has teamed up with the English Bridge Union to offer an EBU -sanctioned bridge tournament on board Balmoral, hosted by well-known player and Daily Express bridge correspondent, Paul Hackett. There are still a few spaces remaining so keen bridge players should book a cruise now!

Both experienced and novice players can take part, with Paul Hackett giving talks and commenting on each day’s play. This is a unique opportunity to combine some serious bridge playing with a wonderful, warm-weather itinerary to the Canaries, as they bask in Spring sunshine. The presence of a player of Paul Hackett’s calibre - a Gold Medal winner in the World Senior Championship – will enhance the cruise for all participants.

In addition to the bridge element, the cruise has a very attractive itinerary. Sailing from Dover on May 3, 2010 aboard the elegant ship Balmoral, the cruise visits Madeira, La Palma. Tenerife, Gran Canaria and the Portuguese capital Lisbon, before returning to Dover.

Prices start from £919 per person, based on two sharing an inside twin cabin and include all meals and entertainment on board, plus port taxes. For just another £100 guests can take part in the bridge tournament and, of course, benefit from the world-class advice and tips imparted by Paul Hackett – which must be fantastic value for money. Players will also earn EBU points from their involvement in the exclusive tournament.

For more information on Balmoral and this particular cruise itinerary, visit To book, call reservations on 01473 742424, or see an ABTA travel agent – you can also book online.  Note: Participation in the Bridge Group must be booked through Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines.

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

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