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Exploration of South America and the Antarctic

  • 78 nights, departs on the 5th Jan 2023
  • Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, Balmoral
  • Southampton, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Horta, Azores + 33 more
£8,999*pp for an Inside Cabin
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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is a traditional cruise line that has been catering predominantly to a British clientele since it began operations back in 1948, with sailings from UK ports as well as fly-cruises. The Norwegian-owned company announced last year that it would retire much-loved ships Boudicca and Black Watch, replacing them with two ships previously operated by Carnival Corporation-owned Holland America Line. Bolette and sister vessel Borealis – formerly Amsterdam and Rotterdam – will increase the cruise line’s capacity by nearly a third, offering larger public areas onboard. However, with a capacity of fewer than 1,400 guests apiece, the new arrivals will retain the classic small-ship feel for which Fred. Olsen has become known. Taking over Black Watch and Boudicca’s itineraries, the ships launched in July and August 2021. Along with its four ocean-going ships, Fred Olsen also has a dedicated river ship, Brabant, built in 2006 and with a capacity of 156 passengers and 40 crew.

Cruise Itinerary

Day 1
Your adventure begins in Southampton
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Day 79

Balmoral, ship details

The largest and most recent addition to the Fred. Olsen fleet

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Cabin prices for 5th Jan 2023


£8,999 *pp


£10,999 *pp

Suite only

£21,999 *pp

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