BOUTIQUE British cruise line Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines recently appointed Cruise Traveller as its Australian distributor, launching the first dedicated local website for the line – www.fredolsen.com.au.
Cruise Traveller will also soon launch Fred. Olsen’s first-ever brochure Down Under, for voyages in 2023-24.
Craig Bowen, Cruise Traveller’s Managing Director, said Fred. Olsen was an ideal alignment for the small ship cruise specialist’s focus on boutique cruising experiences.
“We’re very excited to work alongside Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines as our latest partner in our growing fleet of small ship cruise brands that we promote in Australia,” he said.
“Fred. Olsen’s ships are uncrowded and offer a classic, elegant and personal style of cruising featuring more interesting and off-the-beaten-tourist-trail ports and that’s a distinctive experience more Australians are now seeking.”
To mark Fred. Olsen’s entrance into the region, Cruise Traveller has also announced a rare 95-night circumnavigation of Africa, with savings and bonuses currently available.
Australians can save $3,460 per couple and receive a free pre-cruise stay in London, with a complimentary tour of the city, plus bonus onboard spending money if the package is booked by the end of next month.
There’s also a free transfer to Southampton to board Fred. Olsen’s 1,338-guest flagship Bolette for the voyage which, explores remote destinations in the Indian and Atlantic oceans, and visits a collection of some of the continent’s most idyllic tropical islands.
The three-month-plus cruise will take sailors to 43 ports in 24 countries, including Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Oman, India, the Maldives, Seychelles, Kenya, Madagascar, Reunion Island, Mayotte, Mozambique, and South Africa.
Bolette will then trace a route along Africa’s west coast, with visits to Namibia, Sao Tome & Principe, Benin, Ghana, Senegal, the Canary Islands, and then Portugal, before the cruise ends back in the United Kingdom in February 2024.