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Fred Olsen Cruise Lines Returns To Newcastle

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Fred Olsen Cruise Lines has announced that it is the first cruise operator to depart from Newcastle this year, offering a variety of sailings.

Smaller ship Balmoral will set sail on her first cruise of the season from the Port of Tyne, taking guests on a nine-night ‘In Search of the Northern Lights’ cruise.

Other destinations throughout the season include Scandinavia, the Canary Islands, Portugal, Iceland and islands of the Mediterranean.

Clare Ward, Director of Product and Customer Service at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:

“We are delighted to have returned to Newcastle for another busy cruising schedule for 2024, and in particular, to be the first cruise line to sail from the Port of Tyne this year.

“Guests joining us can look forward to a host of specially-timed cruises on board our smaller-sized ship Balmoral where they can embrace the local way of life, seek out native wildlife and witness spectacular natural phenomena.

“Opportunities in our hand-crafted itineraries include the chance to see the Midnight Sun, visit the Norwegian Fjords when the waterfalls are at their strongest in the Norwegian fjords and seek out the Perseid Meteor Shower.

“Whether guests are sailing for the first, fifth or fifteenth time, there truly is a wonderful variety of cruises to suit everyone.”

Jak Johnston, International Passenger Terminal Manager at the Port of Tyne, said:

“We are thrilled to welcome Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines back to Newcastle for another exciting season of cruising from the Port of Tyne.

“Our friendly team is eagerly anticipating the opportunity to provide exceptional service and ensure unforgettable experiences for all passengers.

“With our warm and renowned North East hospitality, guests can expect nothing short of a welcoming and memorable journey as they embark on their adventures with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines from Newcastle.”

A selection of upcoming cruises from Newcastle include:

Balmoral’s nine-night L2410 ‘Natural Wonders of Iceland’ cruise, departing from Newcastle on 17th April 2024. Prices start from £1,299 per person.

Balmoral’s five-night L2412 ‘Springtime Norwegian Fjords in Five Nights’ cruise, departing from Newcastle on 3rd May 2024. Prices start from £749 per person.

Balmoral’s 14-night L2417 ‘Rugged and Remote Spitsbergen with the Midnight Sund’ cruise, departing from Newcastle on 12th June 2024. Prices start from £2,099 per person.

Balmoral’s 19-night L2429 ‘Exploring the Islands of the Mediterranean’ cruise, departing from Newcastle on 14th September 2024. Prices start from £2,699 per person.

Balmoral’s 10-night L2431 ‘In Search of the Northern Lights’ cruise, departing from Newcastle on 10th October 2024. Prices start from £1,399 per person.

For further information on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ sailings from Newcastle, visit www.fredolsencruises.com/cruises-from-newcastle

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