Following in the wake of their highly successful ‘Cruise & Walk’ programme in association with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines the operator has recently announced details of its expanded new range of holidays.
Commenting on the new brochure Tony Lock, Joint Managing Director of Ramblers Worldwide Holidays, said, “Our popular cruise & walk programme combines the best of ‘life on the ocean wave’ with great walking adventures on terra firma. As well as our long-established choice of holidays in Europe, we now offer a superb selection of tantalising holidays in exotic destinations like, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, China, Vietnam, South Korea and Thailand.”
A range of extra benefits such as cabin upgrades, on-board spend, car parking or coach travel to and from port are complimentary on selected departures when booking more than six months in advance. Plus £25 off all departures just for booking early!
IBERIA AND FRANCE – a choice of 10, 11 and 12 night holidays walking and sightseeing Europe’s Atlantic coastlines and countryside. Departures are from Southampton, Harwich and Newcastle with varying itineraries. An example is the 12 night ‘Iberia and France’ cruise from Harwich on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines ‘Braemar’, which embraces Oporto (Portugal); La Coruna (Spain); Aviles (Spain); Santander (Spain); Getxo (for Bilbao, Spain) and Bordeaux (France).
Price from £1,150 – departs from 20 May 2014.
FJORDS OF NORWAY – 6, 7, 8, 10 and 14 nights amid some of the world’s most spectacular scenery. Ports of call vary according to each holiday but some of the highlights include Bergen, Skjolden, Flåm, Eidfjord and Stavanger. For example:
8 nights on board Boudicca £1,075 – departing on 29 June 2014.
LAND OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN
15 nights aboard Black Watch or Braemar to some of Norway’s most remote ports with one cruise going as far as Svalbard – just 800 miles from the North Pole where one can walk across a glacier and visit an Arctic research station. Other highlights include, the relatively undiscovered Lofoten islands, Tromsø and the Art Nouveau town of Ålesund. For example:
15 nights on board Braemar £1,999 – departing on 20 July 2014.
MAGIC OF THE CANARIES - 15 nights departing 21 December 2013 from Southampton on Fred Olsen’s Balmoral. Highlights include:- Lisbon, Portugal; Arrecife, Lanzarote; Las Palmas, Gran Canaria; Santa Cruz, Tenerife; San Sebastian, La Gomera; Santa Cruz, La Palma; Funchal, Madeira (2 days) For example:
14 nights on board Braemar £1,175 – departing on 27 October 2014.
THE JAVA SEA TO JAPAN – a 15 night holiday on Fred. Olsen’s ‘Balmoral’ including, Port Klang (for Kuala Lumpur), Malaysia; Semarang, Java, Indonesia; Komodo Island, Indonesia, Ujung Pandang (Kamassar), Sulawasi (Indonesia); Cebu (Phillipines); Naka, Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands and Tokyo, (Japan).
Price from £3,775 (includes flights from Heathrow) – departs 14 February 2015.
SOUTH CHINA SEA TO SINGAPORE – a 14 night ‘Cruise & Walk’ on Fred. Olsen’s ‘Balmoral’ including, Hong Kong (china); Chân Mây, Nha Trang, Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam); Sihanoukville (Cambodia); Laem Chabang, Ko Sumui (Thailand) and Singapore.
Price from £3,575 (includes flights from Heathrow) – departs 14 March 2015.
In addition to this new range of holidays, the latest ‘Cruise & Walk’ brochure also features many ‘well trodden’ favourites like, the Fjords of Norway, Land of the Midnight Sun, Roaming around Britain and Ireland, Baltic Christmas Markets, the Canaries, Cape Verde and West Africa and many more !
All of the above prices include all meals, an exclusive welcome party on one evening and a traditional afternoon tea with waiter service on a sea day, walking tours, shore visits, sightseeing programmes and the services of a dedicated tour leader.