It is my pleasure to introduce you to our Worldwide 2018/19 brochure.
Having won Best for Itineraries in the Cruise Critic UK Editors’ Picks Awards for the last
two years, I am confident that we continue to stand out from other cruise lines. Within
the following pages you’ll find sailings taking full advantage of our smaller, friendlier
fleet to present enriching and exhilarating experiences around the world.
Unlike many cruise companies we remain family-run. To commemorate the 170th
anniversary of Fredrik Christian Olsen’s first foray into shipping in 1848, the ‘Captains in
Cádiz’ will see all four ships in the same port, on the same day – 10th September 2018.
It’s a celebration that’s not to be missed.
Balmoral’s unique two-month voyage to ‘California, Mexico & the Panama Canal’ is
packed with special attractions and once-in-a-lifetime experiences, including the
Golden Gate Bridge, Hollywood, Alcatraz, the USS Midway Museum, Baja California,
Acapulco Bay and much more.
There are many cruises timed to coincide with iconic worldwide events. Black Watch’s
107-night spectacular departing in November 2018 includes the unforgettable
opportunity to toast the New Year in Sydney. Also in the programme are chances to be a
part of the Monaco Grand Prix, the Cannes Film Festival, the Edinburgh Military Tattoo,
the Seville Fair and the Tallinn Medieval Days Festival.
Equally exciting is our new season of fly-cruises. From the exotic islands of the Indian
Ocean, including the Seychelles, Mauritius and the Maldives, to intoxicating Latin
America; from unforgettable Australia and New Zealand to the jewels of India, Arabia &
the Emirates – we bring some of the world’s most beautiful locations closer. To whet
the appetite you’ll find fly-cruise highlights within this brochure: to see the full
collection, please order the Fred. Olsen Fly-Cruises Worldwide 2017-19 brochure.
As important as your experience on shore is the time you spend on board with us of
course. In November 2016, Black Watch was fully refurbished, with extensive
improvement to ensure this classic ship delights and impresses guests for years to
come. Where Black Watch led, Balmoral, Braemar and Boudicca follow: by spring 2018
all four ships will have been refreshed and enhanced. Rest assured, the fleet will retain
the well-loved, friendly atmosphere that keeps guests returning year after year.
I would like to sincerely thank all our existing guests for their ongoing support; to those
who are yet to try us, a warm welcome to Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines. And to all of you,
may I wish you the holiday of a lifetime.
Fred. Olsen Jnr.
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