Deluxe Cruising on a Limited Budget


Significant Mediterranean Deals Found on Fred. Olsen Cruises


If cruising the Mediterranean fits your idea of a vacation, then Fred. Olson Cruises offers a few budget-friendly itineraries that you should know about…

With value-charged rates starting from $117 per night – plus a $120 on board spending credit per cabin consider Fred. Olsen Cruises14-night “Splendors of Spain” (L1017) itinerary on the 1,350-passenger Balmoral. Port charges and taxes are also included in the price. This stylish vessel departs Dover on October 12, 2010, offering one of the most evocative panoramas in all of Britain: the massive white cliffs. The scenery continues, nonstop, past the Rock of Gibraltar, to the waterfront Mecca at Mahon (Menorca), the bustling seaport of Marseille (France), incredible Barcelona, historic Alicante, and the “open museum” of Malaga before returning to England. Special rates begin at less than $117 per night; an inside cabin costs $1,632 per person, based on double occupancy (pp/dbl). Rates for an outside cabin, and outside cabin with balcony, cost $1,962 and $2,820 pp/dbl, respectively. An inside single cabin starts at $2,787.

Classic in all aspects, the Fred. Olsen cruise experience delivers — a lot. On board activities include evening shows, fitness classes, dancing, bridge, fine dining, and lectures. Kilts and eveningwear make formal nights a gala experience.

For culture perks as well as value try Fred. Olsen’s 23-night “Mysteries of the Ancients” (L1018) cruise on Balmoral. This Oct 26 departure, also from Dover, will deliver a treasure trove of free lectures and seminars –by experts in their fields- pertaining to the region’s Maritime History. This culture-rich cruise is part of Fred. Olsen’s prestigious Artsclub signature collection. Artsclub departures each focus on a life-enhancing theme such as gardening, wine tasting and antique collection. With the authenticity of a BBC commentator Artsclub speakers on this cruise will take you on a journey to the birthplace of western civilization, the very cradle of democracy. Ports of call: Gibraltar, Cagliari (Italy), Kalamata (Greece), Piraeus/Athens (Greece), Volos (Greece), Izmir (Turkey), Bodrum (Turkey), Antalya (Turkey), Rhodes (Greece), Valletta (Malta), Cadiz (Spain), and Lisbon (Portugal). Value rates start at $121 per night plus a $245 on board spending credit per cabin. Prices for an inside, outside, and balcony cabin are $2,771, $2,968, and $4,585 pp/dbl, respectively. An inside single cabin starts at $2,770.


Fred. Olsen offers 17 Mediterranean itineraries in the next year.

Sought after for its small ship cruising, relaxed British atmosphere and exceptional worldwide itineraries Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines operates four classic ships big enough to be comfortable yet small enough to visit unique destinations unreachable by larger ships.  Voyages range from world cruises to two-day trips. The ships present a ‘British Country House’ atmosphere and Norwegian maritime heritage cultivated by five generations of the Olsen family.

 

Minneapolis-based Borton Overseas is the US reseller for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines. Contact Borton Overseas 1-800-843-0602, www.bortonoverseas.com. Digital brochures are available on line.

 

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