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Fred. Olsen to cruise from Belfast in 2022

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has unveiled a brand new programme of cruising for 2022/23, with 126 new cruises taking in 82 countries, including six new sailings from Belfast.

The programme, which has been released to Oceans members today ahead of general on sale on Monday 15 March 2021, includes closer to home excursions around the British Isles; shorter, five-night breaks and a number of sailings for those looking to venture further afield.

Plus, those booking onto the new cruises can choose between a free all inclusive drinks package or money to spend on board.

Martin Lister, Head of Itinerary Planning and Destination Experience at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:

“We are always incredibly proud to unveil our new cruise programmes, but this year it feels particularly exciting as it is the first time we will do so with our new look fleet.

“Every year we craft our new itineraries from scratch to ensure that we continue to offer our guests exceptional experiences in the destinations they visit with us. This has felt even more important this year, with the past 12 months having left us all dreaming of our next adventures and really considering what we all want from our holidays.

“A big part of 2022 will be making the most of our beautiful British Isles, with scenic cruising just as rewarding as the wonderful ports of call.

“For those looking to set sail on a shorter cruise, there are plenty on offer, each with the opportunity to experience time ashore, entertainment-packed sea days and scenic cruising aplenty.

“Our ships really come into their own in the Norwegian fjords, and of course we are continuing to celebrate that. Aboard our smaller-sized fleet, guests will be able sail size-restricted waters, away from the well-sailed route, right into the heart of the fjordlands.

“We also have some exceptional sailings further afield for those ready to explore the world again, giving guests the chance to witness the many natural wonders of Iceland and Greenland, and the scenic Faroe Islands. Plus, there is the chance to follow in the footsteps of Phileas Fogg with an around the world cruise, with the option to set sail from Liverpool.”


Highlights of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 2022/23 programme from Belfast include:

Borealis’ nine-night S2213BFS ‘Norwegian Fjords & Mighty Waterfalls’ cruise, departing from Belfast on 26th May 2022. Prices start from £1,299 per person. Enjoy a free all inclusive drinks package or up to £125 per person to spend on board.
Ports of call: Belfast, Northern Ireland – Olden, Norway – Cruising Nordfjord & Eidsfjorden, Norway – Cruising by Hornelen, Norway – Flam, Norway – Cruising Nærøyfjord to Dyrdal, Norway – Cruising Sognefjord, Norway – Eidfjord, Norway – Cruising Hardangerfjord, Norway – Cruising Maurangerfjord & Furebergfoss, Norway – Bergen, Norway – Lerwick, Shetland Islands – Liverpool, England – Belfast, Northern Ireland
For more details: Visit S2213BFS ‘Norwegian Fjords & Mighty Waterfalls’

Borealis’ eight-night S2215BFS ‘Scenic Isles of Scotland’cruise, departing from Belfast on 10th June 2022. Prices start from £1,299 per person. Enjoy a free all inclusive drinks package or up to £125 per person to spend on board.
Ports of call: Belfast, Northern Ireland – Rothesay, Isle of Bute – Cruising by Mull of Kintyre – Cruising by Duart Castle – Cruising Sound of Mull – Cruising by Fingals Cave – Cruising by Dutchman’s Cap – Cruising by The Small Isles – Portree, Isle of Skye – Invergordon, Scotland – Kirkwall, Orkney Islands – Liverpool, England – Belfast, Northern Ireland
For more details: Visit S2215BFS ‘Scenic Isles of Scotland’

Borealis’ nine-night S2216BFS ‘Whales, Waterfalls & Geysers of Iceland’ cruise, departing from Belfast (returning to Liverpool) on 18th June 2022. Prices start from £1,549 per person. Enjoy a free all inclusive drinks package or up to £125 per person to spend on board.
Ports of call: Belfast, Northern Ireland – Reykjavík, Iceland (overnight) – Ísafjörður, Iceland – Cruising by Hornstrandir – Cruising by Drangaskörð – Akureyri, Iceland – Cruising Eyjafjörður – Cruising by Hrísey – Crossing the Arctic Circle Cruising by Grímsey – Cruising Borgarfjörður Eystri – Seyðisfjörður, Iceland – Liverpool, England
For more details: Visit S2216BFS ‘Whales, Waterfalls & Geysers of Iceland’

And last week, Fred. Olsen unveiled an ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ cruise aboard Borealis in February 2023, following in the footsteps of fictional explorer Phileas Fogg, with the opportunity to set sail from Liverpool.

For added reassurance, Fred. Olsen has evolved its Plain Sailing Guarantee, giving flexibility to transfer any deposits paid to another cruise at any time before the final payment is made.

For further information on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ new 2022/23 itineraries, visit http://www.fredolsencruises.com/new-cruise-programme. Book online, call Reservations on 0800 0355 242 (Monday to Friday 8.30am to 6pm, Saturday 9am to 5pm), or contact your ABTA travel agent.

Fred. Olsen has teased sailings from its 2022/23 programme over the past few weeks, including Balmoral’s 15-night ‘Rugged and Remote Spitsbergen’ cruise in June 2022 and a 19-night ‘Canada in the Fall’ cruise aboard Borealis in September, both from Liverpool.

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