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From Balmoral to ‘New Scotland’ on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ voyage to Canada and US in 2014

Feb 20, 2014 15:36 GMT Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines For guests with the time and curiosity to explore a bit further afield, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 32-night ‘Canadian Fall with New York & Boston’ cruise (L1413) in autumn 2014 is an absolute ‘must’! Setting sail on Balmoral from Southampton on 1st September 2014, this longer cruise is perfectly timed to coincide with the best of the glorious ‘Fall’ colours on the other side of the Atlantic, and..

Experience the beauty of the annual ‘Funchal Flower Festival’ with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Feb 19, 2014 14:48 GMT Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is offering guests the chance to visit Funchal, Madeira during its spectacular annual ‘Flower Festival’, running from 1st to 7th May 2014, on board Braemar’s ten-night ‘Sunshine, Shopping & Spring’ fly-cruise, M1412, departing from Santa Cruz, Tenerife on 3rd May 2014, returning to Harwich on 13th May 2014.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Balmoral makes maiden call at Myanmar

Feb 13, 2014 09:42 GMT Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ flagship, Balmoral, has celebrated calling at Yangon, the capital of Myanmar. The 1,350-guest ship is staying for two nights in this exotic city, and will then spend 14th February 2014 – Valentine’s Day – taking a romantic cruise to Singapore.

Feb 11, 2014 18:40 GMT Ramblers Worldwide Holidays Cruise & Walk – The Best of Both Worlds What could be more enticing than luxuriating on your own floating hotel – combined with exhilarating guided walks at various ports of cal en route?

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at sea with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Feb 11, 2014 18:21 GMT Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines A Fred. Olsen cruise is the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, 14th February– the tranquil days at sea, exotic and exciting destinations to visit and the chance to experience outstanding service and delicious food. Plus, with the relaxing spas on board all four of its smaller, more traditional cruise ships – Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch – guests can indulge in some ...

Feb 11, 2014 16:10 GMT Great Hotels of the World GHOTW hotels are rewarded across the industry at the World Travel Awards, International Hotel Awards, and Travellers' Choice awards

Scandic acquires Rica Hotels - Strengthens its portfolio with 72 new hotels in Norway and Sweden

Feb 11, 2014 07:15 GMT Scandic Hotels Scandic has entered into an agreement to acquire Rica Hotels. With the addition of 72 Rica hotels to its existing portfolio, Scandic further strengthens its position as the leading hotel chain in the Nordic region. In Norway alone, Scandic’s coverage will be increased by 65 hotels, thus becoming a nationwide chain.

HSMAI European Awards 2013 - Scandic Hotels wins prize for its online check-out solution

Feb 06, 2014 14:38 GMT Scandic Hotels In association with Hospitality Technology Europe, HSMAI Europe has announced the first ever Top 20 extraordinary minds in sales, marketing and technology across Europe. Scandic is the winner in the category “The digital winner” for its online check-out solution.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines celebrates New Year sales success!

Feb 06, 2014 13:38 GMT Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is celebrating a strong start to the New Year, after December 2013 and January 2014 saw the highest number of guest bookings since 2008. In December 2013, revenue was up 80% year-on-year against 2012 and on January 13th 2014, the cruise line had one of its biggest sale days ever.

Getaway this spring on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines ‘Bright Lights and Overnights’ cruise with the addition of a FREE shore tour in Amsterdam

Feb 05, 2014 16:47 GMT Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' guests who book onto Black Watch's 8-night 'Bright Lights and Overnights' cruise, departing from Southampton on 8th May 2014, will receive a free shore tour to Keekenhof Gardens in Amsterdam (Netherlands), if they confirm their booking by 19th February 2014. This stunning 'city breaks' cruise has three overnight stays in Rouen (for Paris, France), Amsterdam and Hamburg.