Fly-cruise out to the Mediterranean and sail back in style
The Mediterranean is a treasure trove of ports and our cruise visits the best of them, combining fascinating history and stunning coastlines. The east Mediterranean ports of Limassol and Athens and the island ports of Heraklion and Palma showcase historic towns.
SHORE WALKS AND EXCURSION HIGHLIGHTS:
Limassol - After an overnight hotel stay we take a leisurely stroll along the coast to Governors Beach, before boarding Boudicca late afternoon.
Heraklion - The capital of Crete, the largest island in the Mediterranean, and a gateway to some of the very best historical sites including the pre-historic Minoan palace of Knossos and the Caves of Zeus – birthplace of the God of Thunder.
Athens - From Piraeus the short journey into Greece’s capital rewards visitors with an abundance of iconic ancient sites including the Acropolis and the Parthenon.
Valletta - We combine a visit to Malta’s capital city with a coastal walk along St Thomas’ Bay and cli¬ tops to other bays and the port of Marsaxlokk.
Palma - From Majorca’s capital we travel to Fornalutx, one of Spain’s prettiest villages, surrounded by orange, lemon and olive groves. We then walk through the hills to Puerto de Soller, with magnificent coastal views.
Oporto - Very much a working city with an historical centre and waterfront, its cathedral and port cellars make is a very worthwhile destination.
Cartagena - In the Spanish province of Murcia, this is a city where you can peel back the layers of over 2000 years of history. We explore the city and a section of the wild Costa Calida.
Malaga - A city with an attractive old centre. We travel inland to the city of Ronda, one of the gems of Andalucia, for a walk through the narrow streets and into the Tajo gorge.
Drinks Inclusive Package: A Drinks Inclusive Package is available for £29 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).
Fred.Olsen adopts smart casual dress code: Fred. Olsen has altered 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.