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Phil Hopkins
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7:00 AM 25th June 2021
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New Sailings For Fred Olsen’s Virgin Liners

An artist's impression of Fred Olsen's newest ship, Bolette.
An artist's impression of Fred Olsen's newest ship, Bolette.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has unveiled 16 new sailings for early 2022 aboard Bolette and Borealis, its newest ships.

The new cruises include a 34-night sailing to the Caribbean and a 15-night Mediterranean discovery, as well as sailings closer to home with a five-night scenic Ireland sailing and a two-night ‘no port’ short break.

Also included are scenic sailings to the Norwegian fjords, opportunities to witness the Northern Lights and voyages to the Canary Islands or Iceland.

Durations range from two to 38 nights, with departures available from Southampton and Liverpool.

In addition, guests can choose between a free all-inclusive drinks package or up to £250 per person to spend on board.

Clare Ward, Director of Product and Customer Service at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said: “Now, more than ever, people are dreaming of their holidays and yearning to get their travels booked in for 2022, and we have been working closely with our destination partners and the UK government when it comes to our future itineraries.

“Our journey planners have worked exceptionally hard in curating these new sailings, placing as much focus on the joy of the journey as the destinations themselves.

“Whether you want to explore the streets within the historic city walls of Dubrovnik, seek out the Northern Lights in Norway or gain an insight into many ancient civilisations on a longer voyage to the Caribbean and the Americas, there is sure to be a cruise to suit you.

“These sailings will also be a great opportunity for us to showcase our new ships, which is why we are pleased to offer an all inclusive drinks package or on board spending credit, to help our guests make the most of the many newly-refurbished bars, lounges and facilities on board.”

Highlights of the new 2022 programme include:

Borealis’ 34-night S2202A ‘Cultural Caribbean and the Americas’ cruise, departing from Southampton on 6th January 2022. Prices start from £3,999 per person. Enjoy £250 per person to spend on board.

Departure of a 38-night sailing is also available from (and returning to) Liverpool on 4th January 2022. Prices start from £4,399 per person. Enjoy up to £250 per person to spend on board.

Itinerary: Southampton, England – Ponta Delgada, São Miguel, Azores, Portugal – St John’s, Antigua and Barbuda – Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis – Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands – Santa Marta, Colombia – Colon, Panama – Puerto Limón, Costa Rica (overnight stay) – Belize City, Belize – Cozumel, Mexico – Kings Wharf, Bermuda (overnight stay) – Southampton, England

For more details: Visit S2202A ‘Cultural Caribbean and the Americas’

Bolette’s 14-night T2202A ‘In Search of the Northern Lights’ cruise, departing from Southampton on 30th January 2022. Prices start from £1,799 per person. Enjoy an all inclusive drinks upgrade or £200 per person to spend on board.

Itinerary: Southampton, England – Trondheim, Norway – Alta, Norway (overnight stay) – Tromsø, Norway (overnight stay) – Bodø, Norway – Ålesund, Norway – Southampton, England

For more details: Visit T2202A ‘In Search of the Northern Lights’

Bolette’s 19-night T2203A ‘Ancient Adriatic with Venice’ cruise, departing from Southampton on 13th February 2022. Prices start from £2,199 per person. Enjoy an all inclusive drinks upgrade or £250 per person to spend on board.

Itinerary: Southampton, England – Cartagena, Spain – Valletta, Malta – Split, Croatia – Venice, Italy – Zadar, Croatia – Dubrovnik, Croatia – Cruising Strait of Messina, Italy – Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy – Lisbon, Portugal – Southampton, England

For more details: Visit T2203A ‘Ancient Adriatic with Venice’

Borealis’ five-night S2209 ‘Touring Scenic Ireland in Five Nights’ cruise, departing from Liverpool on 14th April 2022. Prices start from £649 per person. Enjoy an all inclusive drinks upgrade or £100 per person to spend on board.

Itinerary: Liverpool, England – Cruising by Spike Island, Ireland – Cobh, Country Cork, Ireland – Galway, Ireland – Cruising by Cliffs of Moher, Ireland – Cruising by Dún Aonghasa, Aran Islands – Cruising by Clare Island, Clew Bay – Cruising by Croaghaun, Achill Island – Cruising by Inishkea Islands – Cruising Wild Atlantic Bay, Mayo – Cruising by Downpatrick Head, Mayo – Cruising by Malin Head & Sliabh Liag, Ireland – Cruising by Arranmore, Ireland – Cruising by Tory Island, Northern Ireland – Belfast, Northern Ireland – Liverpool, England

For more details: Visit S2209 ‘Touring Scenic Ireland in Five Nights’

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is offering ‘risk-free deposits’ on all new bookings for 2021, 2022 and 2023 as part of its Plain Sailing Guarantee. This means that guests can have peace of mind that they can move their deposit to any other cruise within 12 months of their original sailing, so long as it’s before the final balance has been paid. All guests can also have a ‘no quibbles refund’ should Fred. Olsen need to cancel their cruise.

For further information on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ new 2022 itineraries, visit www.fredolsencruises.com/just-released. Book online, call Reservations on 0800 0355 242 (Monday to Friday 8.30am to 6pm, Saturday 9am to 5pm), or contact your ABTA travel agent.