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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has today (Friday) offered a first look at its new summer 2023 programme with the early release of two cruises venturing to hot and cold climates next year.

In May 2023, Borealis will take guests on a journey through centuries of history and culture when she sets sail to many of the Adriatic’s most fascinating ports. Among them will be Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance period, along with the historic cities of Venice, Split and Kotor, teamed with scenic sailing of the picture-perfect Amalfi Coast.

In June, flagship Bolette will depart on her own voyage of discovery to the Arctic as she explores many ‘off-the-beaten-track’ destinations. The 23-night sailing will offer chances to experience the Midnight Sun, as well as scenic cruising of many fjords, glaciers and mountainous landscapes, in-between explorations of some of the most remote locations in Norway and Iceland.

Guests can also enjoy their choice of £250 per person to spend on board, or free door-to-door transfers of up to 200 miles for those travelling to the port from mainland UK.

Martin Lister, Head of Itinerary Planning and Destination Experience at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:

“These sailings are perfect for those looking to excite their inner explorer and have been hand-crafted to allow our guests to really immerse themselves in the culture and history of the destinations they are visiting.

“Borealis will be the perfect host for our Adriatic sailing, offering views of the breath-taking Amalfi coast, Capri and the Bay of Kotor that can only be seen from the water, while ashore there will be opportunities to discover the stunning architecture and the history and influence that helped shape it.

“Meanwhile, in the Arctic, guests can gain an insight into the local way of life, witness whales, puffins and birdlife in their natural habitat whilst taking in unspoilt scenery and the phenomenon that is the Midnight Sun.

“There are some real adventures to be had here, and we can’t wait to share them with our guests.”

More details of the two new cruises are as follows:

Borealis’ 25-night S2309 ‘Renaissance Italy, the Adriatic & Amalfi Coast’ cruise, departing from Liverpool on 22nd May 2023. Prices start from £3,999 per person.

Itinerary: Liverpool, England – Cartagena, Spain – Livorno, Tuscany, Italy – Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy – Sorrento, Amalfi Coast, Italy – Cruising by Capri – Amalfi, Italy – Cruising the Amalfi CoastCruising Strait of Messina – Venice, Italy – Zadar, Croatia – Split, Croatia – Cruising Bay of Kotor – Kotor, Montenegro – Dubrovnik, Croatia – Valletta, Malta – Málaga, Spain – Liverpool, England

Bolette’s 23-night T2316 ‘Exploring the Arctic & White Sea’ cruise, departing from Newcastle on 1st June 2023. Prices start from £3,799 per person.

Itinerary: Newcastle, England – Ålesund, Norway – Cruising by Torghatten (Hat Mountain)Cruising by Seven Sisters Mountain Range – Crossing Arctic Circle – Tromsø, Norway – Honningsvåg, Norway – Murmansk, Russia – Solovki, Solovestky Islands, Russia – Cruising by Bear Island (Bjørnøya) – Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Svalbard – Pyramiden, Spitsbergen, Svalbard – Cruising by Nordenskiöldbreen Glacier – Cruising Tempelfjorden and Tuna GlacierCruising by Jan Mayen Island – Reykjavík, Iceland – Ísafjörður, Iceland – Cruising by Hornstrandir – Cruising by Drangaskörð – Akureyri, Iceland – Cruising Eyjafjörður – Cruising by Hrísey and Grimsey – Seyðisfjörður, Iceland – Tórshavn, Faroe Islands – Newcastle, England

These two sailings come ahead of the launch of Fred. Olsen’s full summer 2023 schedule, which is set to be released by the small-ship operator in mid-March 2022.

For more information on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ two new cruises, visit fredolsencruises.com/just-released. Book online, call our Reservations team on 0800 0355 242 (Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm), or contact your ABTA travel agent.