Fred. Olsen has just released it’s main 2016-17 brochure, covering the sailings of all four of its fleet- Boudicca, Braemar, Balmoral and Black Watch.

Highlights include some 253 different port calls in 84 countries, in a series of globe spanning adventures around the year, And the 2016-17 season will also include no less than 23 maiden calls, in places as diverse as Baltimore, Maryland, to Tasilaq, in Greenland. Also in the mix is a maiden call at the perennially popular Caribbean highlight of Charlotte Amalie, on St. Thomas.

Both Boudicca and Black Watch will be undertaking globe spanning ‘Grand Voyages’ in early 2017. Between them, the two former ex-Royal Viking Line sister ships will take in some 67 ports in 38 different countries.

And, for the first time ever, the company will be sailing a range of some twenty, adult only cruises. The minimum age for these voyages is listed at 18 plus.

This puts Fred. Olsen on a direct line to compete with the rival Cruise and Maritime Voyages. All sailings on that company’s quartet of ships are sold as adults only voyages, and these have proved hugely popular.

As always, stay tuned for further details.

Balmoral is Tyneside bound for summer 2016

Balmoral is Tyneside bound for summer 201