Q&A with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Shore Tours Manager, Julie Merrett
A ‘behind the scenes’ look at Fred. Olsen’s Shore Tours in 2018/19.
How do Shore Tours add to the overall
Shore Tours allow guests to really get under the
skin of a particular destination. This may include
presenting the highlights of the area, or the chance
to enjoy a unique or unforgettable experience.
Research shows that the destination is the number
one reason why guests book a cruise; they want to
explore new and exciting places around the world.
So we work closely with our knowledgeable local
tour providers to ensure a comprehensive
programme is offered for each destination.
Whether it’s a stroll through the heart of a city, a
scenic waterway cruise, an invigorating cycle ride
or a panoramic coach tour – to name just a few
examples – we carefully put together a range of
Shore Tours to suit the varied tastes, budgets and
expectations of our guests.
What are the benefits of booking a tour
through Fred. Olsen, as opposed to
Booking a Shore Tour through Fred. Olsen means
you can rest assured your guide and transportation
will be waiting for you on the quayside. Your ship
would also wait for you in the event your tour is
delayed in returning to the port. Furthermore,
should any unforeseen circumstances occur –
such as last minute itinerary changes – you will be
refunded in full for any booked Shore Tours and
we will endeavour to put a new tour programme
in place for any additional ports.
What is your top new experience for
2018/19 – and why?
Black Watch’s World Cruise in 2018/19 has been
specially timed so that guests can spend New Year’s
Eve in Sydney – one of the world’s most iconic
cities and one of the best places for celebrating the
end of the year in style. Watching sensational
midnight fireworks soaring over the illuminated
Harbour Bridge is sure to live long in the memory.
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