How do you keep the itineraries fresh and
exciting for past Fred. Olsen guests?
Each individual cruise is written from scratch, every
year. Taking into account the very valuable feedback
from our guests, we are always reviewing and
adapting even the most successful itineraries to
improve them further. Where possible, we try to
coincide calls with world events, or we add an
underlying theme to link the destinations on an
itinerary – all enhancing our guests’ holidays. Of
course, we also look at trends in travel and fresh
opportunities that appear in order to develop
something totally new.
What makes a successful Shore Tour?
We research every destination we visit to identify the
key experiences that capture its essence. We plan
tours the ‘right way around’ by using this research to
tailor what the tour covers rather than picking from
the pre-existing range regularly offered by local tour
providers. So you can be confident that you are
taking tours created to show the best of the
destinations with the Fred. Olsen guest in mind.
We offer a variety of tours to suit the broad needs of
our guests – from immersive experiences such
exploring icebergs by boat in Greenland and tapas
tasting in Cádiz (the city that claims to have invented
them) to mountain rail journeys in Norway and seeing
the grandeur of St. Petersburg’s palaces. Then there
are iconic spectator events, such as the Monaco
Grand Prix, and chances to discover world wonders
such as Machu Picchu and the Taj Mahal.
How do Shore Tours add to the overall
Research shows that the destination is the number
one reason why guests book a cruise; they want to
explore new and exciting regions around the world.
We believe that our Shore Tours enable you to get
under the skin of a place, by taking you to the
highlights you may have always dreamed of visiting,
or helping you discover surprising hidden gems.
What are the benefits to booking a Fred. Olsen
Shore Tour or exploring independently?
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 unfortunate event your
tour is delayed returning to the port. Furthermore,
should any unforeseen circumstances occur – such
as operationally necessary 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.
We want to ensure that all guests enjoy their holiday
with us to the fullest, whatever they choose to do.
Whatever your preference is, be it joining a tour or
exploring independently, we will provide options that
enable or assist you so that you can experience the
best of each destination.
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