Atlantic ContrastsNorthern waters have amazing scenery - glaciers falling into the sea, geysers, volcanoes and fjords
Northern waters contain some of the world’s most amazing scenery – glaciers falling into the sea, geysers, volcanoes and fjords. Our August cruise from Newcastle takes it all in, from Greenland to Norway's Western Fjords, from Ny Aalesund on Svalbard 600 miles from the North Pole to the Faroe Islands. Fred. Olsen say this will be the last time they visit Greenland or Svalbard, so visit these distant and spectacular places now before it is too late.
Greenland’s south eastern coast is in places even more spectacular than the Alps, with mountains like the Dolomites and the vast expanse of the Greenland Ice Cap. Our three ports of call give us a taste of this great sparsely populated land.
Our other cruises mix and match destinations in Norway, Iceland and the Faroe Islands.
Iceland is not just the land of ice and fire that many imagine – it is warmed by the gulf stream and has surprisingly mild weather in summer and early autumn. We walk where the European and American continents meet, creating a landscape with the appearance of a crevassed glacier. There are lakes, waterfalls and hot springs, as well as birdwatching opportunities. Elsewhere our walks take us to more remote areas unique to this country such as Akureyri, Isafjordur, Seydisfjordur and Eskifjordur on the east coast.
Different cruises call into Runavik and Torshavn in the Faroe Islands from where we include fine walks between remote villages with views across the sea to neighbouring islands. We also sample Norway’s beautiful coast, fjords and mountains, as well as the lovely city of Bergen.
Please do check the individual itineraries for your chosen date as the UK departure ports and individual ports of call on each cruise vary!
Fred.Olsen adopts smart casual dress code
With effect from 01 July 2013 Fred. Olsen is altering its dress code to allow for a smart casual option. There will still be formal nights on selected evenings, but the relaxed dress code will apply on all other nights. This means men can wear open necked shirts, chinos and dark coloured jeans, and women a dress or casual separates.
Drinks Inclusive package
For sailings departing from April 2014, a Drinks Inclusive Package is available for £6.99 per person per night for bookings made by 30 September 2013. For bookings made from 01 October 2013 onwards the drinks package is available for £10 per person per night.
The offer includes bar drinks such as wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks (but not cocktails, premium drinks, minibar drinks, room service or events such as an additional afternoon tea visit).
Early Booking Cabin Upgrades
On selected 2015 departures, book more than 6 months ahead of departure and receive a complimentary upgrade from a Balcony cabin to a Balcony Suite or Balcony Junior Suite.
NO Single Room Supplement
On 12 July 2015 sailing book before 30 June 2014 and you could occupy either a E or D Grade Outside Cabin with NO SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT! Subject to availability.
- The vast expanse of the Greenland Ice Cap
- Iceland - where the European and American continents meet
- Norway’s beautiful coast, fjords and mountains
Please see the individual itineraries as these differ for each sailing.Holiday Information Sheet
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A shore visit programme organised by us and led by your tour leader. Almost all transport costs for our walking and sightseeing programmes from the ports visited. Occasionally there may be an optional museum entrance or cable car fare to pay for locally. Details are in our Holiday Information Sheets.
Walking tours with local guides around many of the cities we visit.
Tips to the restaurant staff on the ship – we ask you to tip your cabin staff, however.
A full on board entertainment programme including stage shows, ship’s band and musicians, comedy and guest speakers.You can enjoy as much or as little as you choose.Accommodation
Fred. Olsen cruise ships provide our floating hotels, just come on board and take it easy. On board facilities include two swimming pools, a fitness centre, a sauna, a beauty salon, a sun deck, Jacuzzis, several lounges and bars, a card room, library, internet room and restaurants. The ship has a medical centre, and a shop where you can buy essentials such as sun cream or toiletries. There is also a laundrette and ironing room on board.
All meals are included and you start the day with breakfast, a buffet arrangement where you can choose from fresh fruits, cereals, yoghurts, a full English breakfast, cheeses, cold cuts, breads, pastries, fresh juices and unlimited tea or coffee.
We’ll take our lunches onboard on cruising days and when we’re out for the day we’ll be provided with a packed lunch.
Dinner is taken in a stylish restaurant with smiling courteous waiting staff creating a wonderful atmosphere for your evening meal. We are booked for dinner at 18.15hrs to allow you plenty of time to also enjoy the evening entertainment if you wish. Don’t forget your formal wear, as you will be encouraged to ’dress for dinner’ on one or two occasions.
And if this is not enough, there is also morning coffee, afternoon tea and extensive late night suppers to indulge in! We’ll also have an exclusive drinks party for our group one evening in addition to the Captain’s welcome and farewell parties and a traditional afternoon tea with waiter service on one of our sea days.Travel
UK departure ports vary, please see the individual itineraries for details.
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A big bonus was being able to visit Odessa, which was previously cancelled, and well worth the visit. However, the real holiday highlight was Santorini!
Pam Young joined a group heading off on one of our Isle of Man walking holidays. A newcomer to Ramblers Worldwide Holidays, she was so moved that she felt inspired to compose a poem! Laura – Community Editor
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