Fred Olsen Cruise Lines releases Adriatic and Arctic sailings

Fred Olsen releases Adriatic and Arctic sailings, ahead of full 2023 programme

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines has unveiled a first look at its new summer 2023 programme, with the early release of two cruises to the Adriatic and Arctic.

In May 2023, Borealis will take guests to a number of Adriatic ports, including Florence, Venice, Split and Kotor, as well as scenic sailing along the Amalfi coast. Prices start from £3,799pp, departing from Liverpool on 22 May.

Then, in June, Fred Olsen’s new flagship Bolette will operate a cruise to the Arctic on a 23-night sailing.

The voyage – departing from Newcastle on 1 June – will provide chances for guests to experience the Midnight Sun, scenic cruising of fjords, glaciers and mountainous landscapes, and will call at “remote locations” in Norway and Iceland.

The full summer 2023 schedule is set to be released in mid-March.

‘Culture and history’ with Fred Olsen

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines head of itinerary planning and destination experience Martin Lister said: “These sailings are perfect for those looking to excite their inner explorer and have been handcrafted to allow our guests to really immerse themselves in the culture and history of the destinations they are visiting.

Borealis will be the perfect host for our Adriatic sailing, offering views of the breathtaking Amalfi coast, Capri and the Bay of Kotor that can only be seen from the water, while ashore there will be opportunities to discover the stunning architecture and the history and influence that helped shape it.

“Meanwhile, in the Arctic, guests can gain an insight into the local way of life, witness whales, puffins and birdlife in their natural habitat while taking in unspoilt scenery and the phenomenon that is the Midnight Sun.

“There are some real adventures to be had here, and we can’t wait to share them with our guests.”

Earlier in February, Fred Olsen reported that sales in January 2022 had returned to pre-pandemic levels.

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