Well-known barrister and author Sir Ivan Lawrence QC will be joining Fred. Olsen’s Boudicca as guest speaker on its Christmas cruise to the Canary Islands.

Sir Ivan, who specialised in criminal law, is one of the most celebrated lawyers of his generation, appearing in more than 80 murder trials, including some of the UK’s most notorious cases.

Prices for this cruise start from £1,991 per person

These include serial killer Denis Nilsen and the Kray Twins, as well as a Yugoslav war crimes trial in The Hague.

He was also Conservative MP for Burton-on-Trent for 23 years, and was knighted in 1992.

Sir Ivan will be giving thought-provoking talks on his life and experiences, and signing copies of his biography, My Life of Crime.

Fred. Olsen’s Christmas cruise leaves Liverpool on 21st December 2010 and will call in at Leixoes (for Oporto), Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, La Gomera, Tenerife, La Palma, and Madeira, before returning to Liverpool.

Prices for this cruise start from £1,991 per person, based on two adults sharing an outside twin cabin, Grade ‘E’. The price includes all meals and entertainment on board, and port taxes.

• You can book online. Alternatively, call 01473 742424 or your local ABTA travel agent.

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