Fred Olsen Cruise Lines has released details about its new 93-night Grand Voyage.
The cruise, which will set sail on Bolette from Southampton in November 2023, has been handcrafted by Fred. Olsen Jnr, the line said, alongside a team of journey planners. Prices start from £9,999pp.
The line said it will take in destination such as Mumbai, and Victoria, in the Seychelles, as well as less-sailed routes, including São Tomé and Zanzibar.
There will be overnight stays in Victoria and Mombasa, as well as a two-night stay in Port Louis, Mauritius, plus three-nights in Cape Town.
Fred Olsen will provide up to £500pp to spend on board Bolette, while those booking before 30 June 2022 will receive free door-to-door transfers, covering up to 200 mainland miles to the port.
Fred Olsen aiming for adventure
Head of itinerary planning and destination experience Martin Lister said: “This sailing is a real adventure, and working closely with Mr Olsen Jnr himself, we have curated this itinerary to allow guests to have real, immersive experiences ashore.
“Whether that’s visiting the spice plantations or helping Dabawallas deliver tiffin boxes to locals in Mumbai, walking the colossal dunes of the world’s oldest desert in Namib, or taking in the cultures and traditions of destinations away from the beaten tourist track, including in Mozambique, Ghana, Mayotte and Senegal.
“There will also be so many opportunities to encounter wildlife in its natural habitat, from seeking out the ‘Big Five’ in Kenya and South Africa or spotting endemic species such as the giant tortoise in the Seychelles, and lemurs and chameleons in Madagascar.
“It is a cruise that offers countless highlights and we can’t wait to share these experiences with our guests.”
Fred Olsen account manager Allison Graham recently spoke to Cruise Trade News about the line’s 2023 summer cruises, saying: “So much has been curated around the best time to visit, whether that’s to witness a destination at its seasonal best, or to coincide with a special event ashore.”
The full 2023/24 programme will be released in late April 2022.