Fred Olsen Launches Winter Cruise Brochure for AW 08-09

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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has launched a mini-brochure of selected winter cruises, many of which offer an additional bonus of free onboard credit. There are cruises aboard all five ships - Balmoral, Black Watch, Boudicca, Braemar and Black Prince - to destinations including the Caribbean, Canaries, Iberia and West Africa, all offering autumn and winter sun.

For most of us, winter is the season of grey skies, umbrellas and overcoats. A time to batten down the hatches and wait for spring, but it's also a great time to escape the worries of everyday life on a Fred. Olsen late autumn or winter cruise. Fred Olsen can take you away from it all for a few magical weeks, or even months, on a selection of carefree cruises in the Caribbean, around the Canaries, across the Atlantic, or round and about in European waters and with the special seasonal rates and on board spending credit to use as you wish, on selected cruises, its guaranteed to bring a warm glow to your winter.

Cruising through winter has never been more affordable, or more enjoyable. At Fred. Olsen Cruises, the fleet of ships reflects a century and a half of Norwegian maritime heritage. Each vessel is a floating home-from-home, offering a uniquely relaxed British atmosphere. Places where long-standing friendships are forged with fellow passengers and crew alike. Friendly service is second nature to the courteous men and women who make you welcome the moment you step on-board. Even the ships are more people-friendly, built on a reassuringly human scale, they're large enough to be spacious and comfortable, but still intimate enough to feel friendly and relaxed, just the right size to take you into the heart of some of the world's most breathtaking locations. With Fred Olsen, it's the little things in life that make all the difference, like crew members who remember your name and the barman who recalls your favourite drink. Fred Olsen is a family managed company through and through.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has launched a mini-brochure of selected winter cruises, many of which offer an additional bonus of free on board credit. There are cruises aboard all five ships - Balmoral, Black Watch, Boudicca, Braemar and Black Prince - to destinations including the Caribbean, Canaries, Iberia and West Africa, all offering autumn and winter sun.

Black Prince's Contrasts of Greece cruise departs Liverpool on 10th November 2008 for 21 nights (BP828). Ports of call include Almeria, Cagliari (Sardinia), Souda Bay, Greece, Thira (Santorini), Piraeus (Greece) and Valletta (Malta) and the cruise has an ArtsClub theme of Comedy offering extra entertainment for no extra cost. Prices for this cruise start from £1,224 per person, with an additional £200 on board credit per cabin.

Braemar's Pearls of the Caribbean fly, cruise holiday of 15 nights (BM219) departs 8th January 2009, with flights from Birmingham, Gatwick and Manchester to join the ship in Miami. The islands visited include Dominican Republic, Curacao, Grenada, Barbados, St Lucia and Antigua, as well as Florida's Key West. The cruise also offers a theme of Painting through Fred. Olsen's ArtsClub and Flagship Golf, an exclusive golfer's package for £400 per player. Prices are from £1,162 per person and there is an on board spending credit of £100 per cabin.

Balmoral's Colourful Mediterranean cruise is a 14 night voyage departing from Dover on 16th November 2008 (BL027). This cruise visits Malaga, Barcelona, Palma, Valencia, Gibraltar and Lisbon and offers both The ArtsClub with a theme of Wine and Flagship Golf, priced at £350 per person in the Mediterranean. Prices start from £984 per person, with an additional on board spending credit of £100 per cabin.

Black Watch's Canary Island Christmas cruise is a 16 night cruise departing Southampton on December 21st 2008. The cruise visits Lisbon Portugal, Funchal Madeira, San Sebastian La Gomera, Las Palmas Gran Canaria, Arrecife Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Santa Cruz Tenerife, La Coruña, Spain. Prices start from £1,964 per person.

Boudicca's Treasures of the Caribbean Cruise, is a 15 nights fly, cruise holiday from Bristol, Liverpool, Gatwick or Manchester departing 6th November, the cruise leaves from Bridgetown Barbados visiting Scarborough Tobago, Willemstad Curacao, Port Antonio Jamaica, Santiago Cuba, Santa Domingo Dominican Republic, Road Town Tortola, St. Johns Antigua, Castries St. Lucia, Bequia St. Vincent.

Balmoral's Christmas Markets Mini Cruise, 7 nights from 13th December departing from Dover. The cruise visits Christmas markets in Oslo Norway, Copenhagen Denmark, Bremerhaven Germany via the Kiel Canal and Amsterdam Holland before returning to Dover.

More details of all these Winter cruises can be found at http://www.fredolsencruises.co.uk. Agents can book online via F-OCAL or AmadeusCruise, or call Reservations on 01473 742424.

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