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Fred. Olsen Offers Black Sea Cruise Preview

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is offering guests a preview into its 2022 itineraries with the early release of a 28-night ‘Black Sea Discovery with the Mediterranean’ cruise, setting sail from Dover in September 2022.

The cruise will offer exceptional opportunities to explore many vibrant towns and cities of the Mediterranean, before a scenic sailing along the narrowBospheros Strait and into the Black Sea. Here, a host of exciting destinations await, from Georgia to Ukraine, and from Romania to Russia.

To make this sailing even more enticing, guests who book before 1st September 2020 will enjoy up to £250 in FREE on board spending credit.

Jackie Martin, Marketing and Sales Director at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:

“This is set to be a fantastic cruise. In just one holiday, guests will have the opportunity to sample wines in the rolling vineyards of Georgia, taste fresh tea on one of Sochi’s many plantations, get lost in one of the world’s largest Catacombs in Ukraine, experience the vibrant cities of Valetta and Istanbul and take in the stunning views on a boat tour along the Danube.

“What’s more, once guests have finished exploring these many and varied destinations, they can return to our smaller ship Balmoral and enjoy a drink in one of our comfortable lounges, indulge in some retail therapy or a sumptuous afternoon tea, or relax with a treatment in the Atlantis Spa on us, with up to £250 per person to enjoy on board. Of course, they may choose to use this towards our tours ashore, for an even more immersive experience.”

Balmoral’s 28-night L2222 ‘Black Sea Discovery with the Mediterranean’ cruise, departing from Dover on 27th September 2022, will call into the following ports, with prices starting from £4,299 per person:

Dover, UK – Gibraltar, Gibraltar – Valletta, Malta – Cruising Dardanelles at sunset – Istanbul, Turkey – cruising Bosphorus Strait at sunset – Sochi, Russia – Batumi, Georgia – Odesa, Ukraine – Constanta, Romania – cruising Bosphorus Strait – cruising Dardanelles – Piraeus (for Athens), Greece – Katakolon, Greece – cruising Strait of Messina – Mahon, Menorca, Spain – Dover, UK

This is the second itinerary to be released from Fred. Olsen’s 2022 cruise programme, following on from the 17-night ‘Whales, Waterfalls & Volcanic Islands’ sailing, which was announced in partnership with ORCA last year.

It follows on from the news last week that Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines will be welcoming two new ships, Bolette and Borealis, into the fleet as the company looks ahead to a return to the water.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ fleet of smaller ships offer a range of exceptional cruise experiences, which have seen it named ‘Best for Itineraries’ for five consecutive years in the Cruise Critic UK Editors’ Picks Awards.

Iuliia Tore