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Phil Hopkins
Arts & Travel Editor
@philhopkinsuk
7:00 AM 24th November 2021
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Homecoming For Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Fred Olsen Cruise lines has made its first voyage to Norway – it’s ‘Head office’ country – since the line resumed sailing in summer.

New ship, Borealis, set sail earlier this month in search of the Northern Lights, the natural phenomenon after which she is named.

The journey also marked the start of a hand-crafted programme of cruising to the region, with 22 sailings planned for the entirety of next year.

Fred. Olsen’s Journey Planners have crafted the Norwegian sailings to maximise the benefits of their smaller ships, which allow them to sail size restricted waters such as Lysefjord, Åkrafjord and Fjaerlandsfjord, leading to secluded waterfalls and scenic fjord sailing.

Martin Lister, Head of Itinerary Planning and Destination Experience at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said: “At Fred. Olsen, we are proud to sail our own course, and our homeland of Norway is somewhere this really shines through.

“This is especially true in the fjords, where we frequently travel away from the well-sailed route. Here we can offer truly special experiences for our guests, such as sailing Maurangerfjord to show our guests the sprawling Fureberg Waterfall.

“The smaller size of our ships opens up so many possibilities for us. We can sail the size-restricted Lysefjord so guests can look up at the famous Pulpit Rock, or cruise Åkrafjord to the tall and tumbling Langfoss Waterfall, often regarded as the best waterfall in Norway, offering views of spectacular scenery direct from the ship.”

Some highlights of Fred. Olsen’s sailings to Norway in 2022 include:

Bolette’s 14-night ‘In Search of the Northern Lights’ cruise, departing from Southampton on 30th January 2022. Prices start from £1,399 per person.
For more details: Website search code: T2202A

Borealis’ eight-night ‘Classic Norwegian Fjords’ cruise, departing from Liverpool on 6th April 2022. Prices start from £999 per person.
For more details: Website search code: S2208

Balmoral’s 15-night ‘Rugged and Remote Spitsbergen’ cruise, departing from Newcastle on 22nd June 2022. Prices start from £2,599 per person.
For more details: Website search code: L2217

Braemar’s five-night ‘Summertime Fjords in Five Nights’ cruise, departing from Edinburgh (Rosyth) on 29th July 2022. Prices start from £799 per person.
For more details: Website search code: M2222

More details: www.fredolsencruises.com