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Fred. Olsen Celebrates First Mediterranean Fly-Cruise from Bristol

The cruise line uses a wide selection of regional airports for its fly/cruises, including Bristol. Cruises with direct flights from Bristol include Caribbean fly/cruises from Miami aboardBalmoral (Fred. Olsen’s latest ship), Caribbean fly/cruises from Barbados aboard Boudiccaand Mediterranean fly/cruises from Civitavecchia (Rome) on both Balmoral and Braemar. In all, there are 18 cruises in the 2008/9 cruise programme where you can fly direct from Bristol and all flights are with a fully escorted Fred. Olsen charter.

Lucy Thurston, Fred. Olsen’s sales executive for the South West of England said: “We are so excited to be able to offer departures from Bristol, which is ideal for our many customers based in the south west. We hope they enjoyed their special welcome and are having a fantastic time on their Mediterranean cruise.”

The cruise in question is aboard Balmoral, latest ship to join the Fred. Olsen fleet. She is based at Civitavecchia (Rome) during May and early June 2008, for a season of fly/cruises to the Eastern and Western Mediterranean and Adriatic.

For details of all Fred. Olsen’s fly/cruises including Bristol departures visit



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


Georgina May

Georgina May

Press contact Public Relations Executive Public Relations
Lauren Gardner

Lauren Gardner

Press contact Public Relations Manager Public Relations 07546807099

Ellen Widdup

Press contact Public Relations Manager Public Relations

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

At Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines we are very proud of our smaller ships – Bolette, Borealis and Balmoral - and the imaginative and unusual itineraries they allow us to offer. Every cruise is hand-crafted from scratch by our team of in-house Journey Planners to make sure you are not only visiting the best destinations, but at the best time to experience them.

For us, it’s not just about where we go but how we take you there. We put as much time into planning scenic cruising as we do in choosing the destinations themselves. On board, our Signature Experiences showcase the history, culture, nature and flavours of the destinations you’ll visit – from Treats of the Region, where you can enjoy local delicacies, to our Sky at Sea star-gazing sessions where you can relax with a hot toddy out on deck while our astronomer talks you through the night sky.

Plus, with each ship carrying 1,300 guests or less, our ships are small enough for us to offer a warm, friendly and personal service where nothing is ever too much trouble, as we visit a host of exciting ports in every corner of the globe.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Fred. Olsen House, White House Road
IP1 5LL Ipswich, Suffolk
United Kingdom