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‘Venture to the four corners of the world’ with Fred. Olsen 

Cartagena de Indias

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is inviting guests to ‘turn their dreams into reality’ on two longer-voyage adventures in 2018/19, featured in its new ‘Venture to the four corners of the world’ brochure.

The cruises are Black Watch’s 107-night ‘Around the World with Sydney at New Year’ sailing in November 2018; and Boudicca’s 168-night ‘Grand Voyage’ in October 2019, set to be the longest, most extensive sailing ever undertaken in Fred. Olsen’s history.

“The pinnacle of sailing experiences”

Justin Stanton, sales and marketing director for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said: “While we are proud of every cruise in the Fred. Olsen programme, there is no disputing that voyages of this nature, which take in such a wealth of unforgettable sites and sights, are among the pinnacle of sailing experiences.

“Once on board, the feeling of camaraderie is unrivalled, as you sail in the knowledge that your fellow travellers, like you, are indulging in an incredible, ‘once-in- a-lifetime’ holiday.”

Details of Fred. Olsen’s two longer sailings in 2018/19, are as follows:

Around the World with Sydney at New Year

Rangiroa

Black Watch, 107 nights, ex Southampton on 12 November. Prices start from £9,849 per person.

Guests booking Black Watch’s ‘World Cruise’, consisting of 107 nights in November 2018, will call in the Americas, including sun-kissed Caribbean islands; Colombia’s UNESCO-listed ‘walled city’ of Cartagena de Indias; and Puntarenas in Costa Rica.

Guests journey along the Panama Canal before sailing to ‘The Land Down Under’ via the South Pacific Islands including Nuku Hiva, Rangiroa, Tahiti, Bora-Bora, Tonga and Mystery Island. The stay in Sydney has been timed to offer guests the chance to celebrate New Year watching the fireworks above the Harbour Bridge. On the Asian leg, guests can experience Indonesia’s Komodo Island and Singapore.

Indian cities follow, including an overnight stay in Mumbai, before a stop in Dubai to see the Burj Khalifa. Guests can also uncover the ‘Lost Cities’ of Ubar and Petra – one of the ‘Seven Wonders of the Modern World’ – from Salalah, Oman and Aqaba, Jordan.

Grand Voyage

Komodo Island

Boudicca, 168 nights, ex Dover on 3 October 2019. Prices start from £14,999 per person.

Boudicca’s 168-night adventure in Autumn 2019 will take in Indonesia, the Andaman, the Indian Ocean and the Seychelles. In Indonesia, passengers will see Ubud, Lombok and Java, then Komodo Island.

Also on the itinerary is Madagascar, famed for its lemurs, chameleons and geckos; the Great Barrier Reef and Kangaroo Island in Australia; and Moyenne Island, a breeding ground for giant land tortoises. In South Africa, guests will seek out the ‘Big Five’ game on a safari during stops at Port Elizabeth and Richards Bay; and see the penguins of Boulders Beach on tour from Cape Town, looking out over Table Mountain.

All prices shown are based on two adults sharing a twin-bedded Interior Room, and include accommodation, all meals and entertainment on board, and port taxes.

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