Fred. Olsen unveils expanded cruise schedule for 2020/21

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Ipswich-based Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has revealed that in 2020/21, it’s five smaller ocean-going and river ships will visit 277 destinations in 90 countries, across six continents, covering 104 areas of scenic cruising, on 170 different itineraries.

That means you’ll be able to find the perfect holiday cruise, no matter where you want to go.

And while departure points remain at Southampton, Dover, Liverpool, Newcastle and Edinburgh (Rosyth), Fred. Olsen is also expanding its exotic fly-cruises.

The new 2020/21 itineraries were released toOceans loyalty club members yesterday and go on general sale from Monday.


Justin Stanton, sales and marketing director of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said: “We are delighted to have been named ‘Best for Itineraries’ by the independent experts at Cruise Critic in their ‘UK Editors’ Picks Awards 2018’, for a record fourth year in a row, as well as ‘Best for Shore Excursions’.

“These prestigious accolades recognise the hard work, dedication and extensive research of all the teams involved in hand-crafting these latest Fred. Olsen ocean and river itineraries, and I can honestly say that they are some of the richest that we have ever created.

“In 2020/21, guests will find a mix of sailings from the UK and truly inspirational fly-cruises to destinations across the globe, as well as a new programme of European river cruises, taking them far and wide, and affording unforgettable experiences, both on board and ashore.

“Our upgraded fleet – together with our award-winning itineraries and legendary customer service – will ensure that we continue to stand out from the crowd, offering unrivalled cruise holidays and taking guests closer to the destination!”

Fred. Olsen’s new 2020/21 ocean cruise programme will feature 144 different itineraries, including the following nine maiden calls: Beppu, Hiroshima, Kochi and Nagoya, in Japan; Fakarava and Raiatea, in French Polynesia; Savusavu, in Fiji; Ha Long Bay, in Vietnam; and Surabaya, in Java, Indonesia.

Fred. Olsen will also build on the success of its dedicated European river cruise ship, Brabant, with the launch of its new 2020 cruise programme. Guests can discover the beauty of the Danube, Rhine, Main and Moselle rivers on 26 tempting itineraries – including Luxembourg for the very first time, where few other river ships venture – with all the hallmarks of Fred. Olsen’s warm, welcoming style of cruising.

For more information about the new itineraries, visit the Fred. Olsen Cruise website.