Fred Olsen adds Signature Experiences - Cruise International

Fred Olsen adds Signature Experiences

By Katie McGonagle | 23 Sep 2022

Torghattan, Norway, at sunset

Torghattan, Norway, at sunset. Picture: Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

A new Joy of the Journey programme from Fred Olsen Cruise Line focuses on experiences you can only enjoy at sea

Stargazing, scenic sunsets and a Q&A with the captain are among a new series of Signature Experiences from Fred Olsen Cruise Lines.

The activities will be led by specialist guides who are experts in food, wildlife or maritime history. They include opportunities to spot marine animals from deck; listen to talks on maritime geography in the observatory lounge while sailing through lochs, lakes and fjords; or watch a fiery sunset in Ushuaia, the southernmost point of South America.

There will also be live cooking demonstrations, showing guests how to make Chilean empanadas, Uruguayan sandwich chivito and Brazilian black bean stew feijoada. Plus lectures and talks on the culture, history and art of the region in which the ship is sailing, and insights into maritime traditions through an audience with the captain and the crew.

Clare Ward, director of product and customer service, said: “At Fred Olsen, we feel passionately that a cruise is different to a holiday, and we want to be doing all we can to celebrate that. A cruise brings with it experiences that simply aren’t possible with other forms of travel, such as the chance to witness breathtaking scenery best viewed from the water, spot native marine wildlife and birdlife or capture spectacular sunrises and sunsets, or stargazing with a cup of hot chocolate out on deck.

“Each of these experiences has been designed to celebrate what we think is special about the way we cruise, and to help our guests to really get the most out of their time on board and the places they are visiting with us.”

Some experiences are available on cruises before the end of the year, with the full range set to be rolled out on all cruises in 2023. They include a 78-night South America and Antarctic cruise departing on January 5, 2023, which will include talks by Falklands veteran Simon Weston.

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