Fred. Olsen Cruise Line ships Balmoral and Black Watch will operate two new World Cruises for 2014. Both cruises will visit new ports of call including exotic Yangon in  Burma – and Japan, including visits to Hiroshima, Osaka and Yokahama.

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Black Watch’s 114-night ‘Australia & South America World Cruise’ will be the longest ever undertaken by Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines.

It takes in South America, with overnight stays in both Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and Buenos Aires (Argentina), then rounds Cape Horn, and cruises the Chilean Fjords, with ports of call including Robinson Crusoe Island in Chile and Easter Island.

Black Watch also visits Pitcairn Island, Papeete (Tahiti), and Rarotonga in the Cook Islands.  The Australasian sector of the cruise visits Auckland, New Zealand, and the Australian ports of Sydney, Brisbane, and Cairns. She then heads east, travelling to Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore, and on to India. Here Black Watch calls into Port Blair, Chennai (Madras) and Mumbai for an overnight stay. The cruise concludes with calls into ports in Jordan, Egypt and finally Malta and Gibraltar, before returning to Southampton.

Prices start from £9,399 per person, based on two adults sharing an inside twin cabin, Grade ‘I’.

Special ‘Pre-Launch’ offers  are available valid until the launch of the ‘Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Worldwide Cruises Brochure 2013/14’ in late June 2012. Early bookers will also benefit from up to £550 free onboard spending credit per cabin.

Balmoral‘s 104-night ‘Myanmar, Japan & Hawaii World Cruise’ leaves Southampton on 5th January 2014, and travels via Spain and on to Egypt, with an overnight stay in Alexandria, and a daylight transit of the Suez Canal.

Balmoral (pictured above) continues to Sharm el Sheikh and Safaga, then Salalah in Oman and Dubai in the UAE. Next, She calls into India, where ports include Mumbai, for an overnight stay, and Cochin. After visiting Colombo in Sri Lanka, Balmoral makes a first-ever visit to Yangon in Myanmar, a highlight of the cruise. There is a two-night stay here, before cruising on to Singapore and Hong Kong.

Balmoral next calls in to Japan, to Hiroshima, Osaka and Yokahama. Hawaii follows with Nawiliwili, Honolulu and Hilo. After a call into San Diego, in the United States, Balmoral visits Mexico, including Acapulco.

Next she ports in Central America – Guatemala and Costa Rica – and, finally, Balmoral visits the Caribbean islands of Barbados, St. Lucia and Antigua. Her return voyage makes a final call into the Azores, before she docks back in Southampton on 19th April 2014.

Prices start from £8,599 per person, based on two adults sharing an inside twin cabin, Grade ‘I’, which works out at just £83pp per night.