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Sail scenic seaways, discover the world and get ‘closer to the destination’ with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in 2016/17, to a record 253 ports in 84 countries

Mar 05, 2015 17:42 GMT Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is excited to announce that, in 2016/17, its fleet of four ships – Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch – will be visiting no fewer than 253 destinations in 84 countries around the globe – more than ever before! The new 2016/17 itineraries will be unveiled to existing guests today [5th March 2015], and will go on general sale from 10th March 2015.

Gorillas Nearly Missed

Mar 04, 2015 10:59 GMT Ramblers Worldwide Holidays ​According to an article in ‘The Independent’ one of the most famous sequences ever captured on television, was nearly axed by producers as being ‘too trivial’. It featured Sir David Attenborough’s landmark ‘Life on Earth’ natural history film where he becomes a ‘plaything’ for a baby gorilla.

Updated: Strike among Norwegian pilots

Feb 28, 2015 08:56 GMT Oslo Lufthavn AS After negotiations between the carrier Norwegian and the Norwegian Pilot Union failed to result in an agreement, 70 Norwegian pilots are on strike as of Saturday 28th of February.

Possible strike among Norwegian-pilots from Saturday 28th of February

Feb 27, 2015 11:44 GMT Oslo Lufthavn AS If negotiations between the carrier Norwegian and the Norwegian Pilot Union fails to result in an agreement by midnight 27th of February, 70 Norwegian pilots will go on strike by the early hours of Saturday 28th of February.

Feb 26, 2015 14:11 GMT Brighter Directions Cabin 1 – The Answer to your Prayers? Whether you’re travelling for business or pleasure, it’s important to be looking smart and stylish when arriving somewhere new. With the different cabin luggage size allowances of different airlines, it can get confusing about what you are allowed to take and of course, we always have more clothes that we want to take with us than we have space for.

Trail Blazer Epteca Introduces “Smart Selling” Ancillaries Marketplace for Travel Companies to Sell More Stuff

Feb 24, 2015 21:22 GMT Puzzle Partner Travel companies maximize profits and customer benefits with dynamic Marketplace Platform of travel related products and services tailored to individual customer profiles.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines wins five top accolades in the  Cruise Critic ‘UK Cruisers’ Choice Awards 2015’

Feb 23, 2015 15:25 GMT Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is delighted to win five major awards in Cruise Critic’s prestigious ‘UK Cruisers’ Choice Awards 2015’, chosen entirely by cruise guests, in two ‘Mid-Size’, and three ‘Small Ship’ categories, for Balmoral and Black Watch respectively. Notably, Black Watch scooped the maximum five out of five rating in the ‘Best Small Ship for Service’ category, and was awarded the ...

Follow in the footsteps of The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Feb 23, 2015 14:40 GMT Ramblers Worldwide Holidays Top delectation upon cinema screens this week (26 February) is ‘The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ featuring Judi Dench, Richard Gere, Maggi Smith, Bill Nighy, Celia Imrie, Dev Patel and Tina Desai.

NEW – A Taste of South Africa Plus Safari

Feb 23, 2015 11:06 GMT Ramblers Worldwide Holidays Ramblers Worldwide Holidays has added the following guided walking holiday to its extensive South African portfolio

Free ‘Tips & Tipples’ with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines – book by 2nd March 2015!

Feb 20, 2015 14:07 GMT Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines With Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ free ‘Tips & Tipples’ offer, guests can step on board and relax, knowing that almost everything is covered! As part of its ‘Cruise Sale’ – running until 2nd March 2015 – Fred. Olsen is offering a free upgrade to its ‘all-inclusive’ package on selected drinks* (normally worth £10 pppn) and all gratuities paid for by Fred. Olsen*, on sixteen great-value 2015 sailings.