Fred Olsen Cruise Lines has launched eight new itineraries for Balmoral, including a number of departures from Portsmouth.
For certain sailings of five-nights ore more guests will also get a free drinks package, plus their gratuities, included in the fare. The bookings must be made by October 31.
Clare Ward, director of product and services for Fred Olsen Cruise Lines, said: “We’re so pleased to be unveiling further new cruises this week, and just as excited to be returning to Portsmouth for four of our eight new sailings.
“On board our elegant, smaller ship Balmoral, guests will be able to sail down the Seine, seek out the Northern Lights, chase the sun in Madeira and the Canaries or visit German Christmas markets for a bit of festive shopping.
“Portsmouth’s well-connected cruise terminal has superb, modern facilities and we know that the team there will be able to provide a smooth and safe checking in process for our guests.”
Ian Diaper, head of operations for Portsmouth International Port, said: “Like guests, we can’t wait to see cruises start again, so we’re delighted to welcome Fred. Olsen’s prestigious Balmoral for turnaround cruises from the city next October. Guests will have the most enviable start to their holiday as they sail from our dramatic harbour, on a long overdue cruise.
“This marks a new cruise era for Portsmouth and we’re looking forward to working with Fred. Olsen on this exciting journey.”
Highlights of Balmoral’s new itineraries include:
The 14-night L2103B ‘Canary Islands & Madeira Winter Warmth’ cruise, departing from Southampton on February 2, 2021. Prices start from £1,599 per person with free drinks package and gratuities.
Ports of call: Southampton, England – Lisbon, Portugal – Funchal, Madeira – Santa Cruz, La Palma – Santa Cruz, Tenerife – Las Palmas, Gran Canaria – Arrecife, Lanzarote – La Coruña, Spain – Southampton, England
The 13-night L2135 ‘Arctic Norway & Northern Lights’ cruise, departing from Portsmouth on November 4, 2021. Prices start from £1,599 per person with free drinks package and gratuities.
Ports of call: Portsmouth England – Molde, Norway – Narvik, Norway – Alta, Norway (overnight stay) – Tromsø, Norway – Ålesund, Norway – Portsmouth, England
The 6-night L2137 ‘German Christmas Markets’ cruise, departing from Portsmouth on November 30, 2021. Prices start from £699 per person with free drinks package and gratuities.
Ports of call: Portsmouth, England – Bremen, Germany – Hamburg, Germany (overnight stay) – Portsmouth, England
For further information on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, or to register a booking, visit the Travel Agent Centre at www.fredolsencruises.com/agent or call the Trade Support Team on 01473 746164.