Fred Olsen Cruise Lines is offering a record number of departures out of Liverpool and Newcastle in 2019-20. Black Watch will operate 22 ex‑Liverpool sailings between April 2019 and March 2020, up from 18 this year. Prices for the five-night Scottish Lochs & Islands cruise on May 24 next year lead in at £649. The lead-in price for the 16-night Mediterranean & French Riviera cruise, departing October 12, 2019, on Black Watch, is £1,999.
From Newcastle, the number of Balmoral sailings between April 2019 and March 2020 will increase from 15 to 16. Prices for a Cruising German Waterways sailing on Balmoral, departing on April 21, 2019, from Newcastle, lead in at £899.
Fred Olsen is also offering a ‘three cruises for the price of two’ deal on selected sailings. Agents booking one selected cruise departing between October and December 2018, plus any two cruises in 2018, 2019 or 2020 before May 31, will receive the lowest-priced sailing for free.
Clare Ward, the line’s director of product and customer service, said: “The appealing combination of choice and value offered by Fred Olsen has already seen many first-time cruisers and repeat customers from the Newcastle and Liverpool areas make the decision to sail from their local port.”