Saturday, 22 June 2013

Fred. Olsen Highlights Newcastle Cruises

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has put the spotlight on its new summer cruise series from the port of Newcastle, with a series of special offers for those looking for an ex-UK voyage from the north of England.

Guests taking advantage of these Summer deals from Newcastle can also choose to upgrade with the popular ‘all-inclusive’ drinks package, for a special price of just £10 per person per night, which includes selected wines, spirits beers and soft drinks. What is more, premium branded drinks and cocktails are also available at half price.

The choice aboard their classic cruiser Black Watch is as follows:

July 9: 13-night Estonia & St Petersburg cruise
This voyage calls first at Ålborg, one of Denmark’s busiest trading centres, and home to Ålborghus Castle. Next, Black Watch heads for Warnemünde, the perfect base from which to explore Berlin and Rostock. After stopping at Saaremaa Island, Estonia’s largest island, the cruise continues to Tallinn, where the city’s spires, cobbled streets, castles and medieval and baroque architecture give it a real ‘fairytale’ feel. St. Petersburg is a highlight of any cruise, and guests can enjoy an overnight stop to take in the many sights, such as the Hermitage, Catherine's Palace and the impressive Peterhof grand palaces and fountains. After stopping at Karlskrona in Sweden, Black Watch reaches her final port, the Danish capital, Copenhagen, before returning to Newcastle. Prices start from £767pp.

July 22: 8-night ‘Fjords & Towns of Norway’ cruise
The first port of call is Ålesund, renowned for its Art Nouveau architecture, surrounding fjords and towering peaks of the Sunnmøre Alps. The next stop is Olden, from where guests can visit the mighty Briksdal Glacier, before Black Watch heads for Skjolden and Flåm. The latter is a historic town bursting with natural attractions, from coastal landscape to steep mountains and crashing waterfalls. The final stop is Bergen, with its historic wharf, famous fish market and surrounding fjords and mountains, ideal for exploring Hardangerfjord, Lysøen Island and Ulriken Mountain. Prices start from £632 per person.

July 30: 15-night Canary Islands Cruise
This cruise calls first at charming La Coruna, whose streets and squares house many medieval churches, museums and restaurants. Black Watch then makes her way to the greenest of the Canary Islands, La Palma, which also displays the characteristic lunar-like landscape associated with this volcanic archipelago. Santa Cruz, the island’s capital, is famous for its wooden balconies, cobbled streets, ancient buildings and gorgeous beaches. After stopping at Santa Cruz in Tenerife, the ship moves onto Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, a bustling port with an historic old quarter, Vegueta. Arrecife in Tenerife is the next stop, before Black Watch makes its way to the colourful Portuguese capital, Lisbon, and then makes the return journey to Newcastle.

All prices based on two adults sharing an inside, twin-bedded cabin, Grade ‘I’, and include accommodation, all meals and entertainment on board, and port dues.

For bookings, follow this link to The Cruise Line, the UK's leading cruise-agent specialists.