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The Cast of ‘Allo ‘Allo Board Cruise Ship

’Allo ’Allo!’s Herr Flick and Private Helga join Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ award-winning Vistas programme.

Ipswich, United Kingdom, October 27, 2011 --( Two stars of the BBC’s much-loved Second World War comedy, ’Allo ’Allo!, Herr Otto Flick of the Gestapo (Richard Gibson) and Private Helga Geerhart (Kim Hartman), are to join two Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ cruises in 2012. Both actors will be lecturing and performing on the theme of "Comedy," as part of the cruise line’s award-winning cruise enrichment programme, Vistas. They will be taking centre stage on board Boudicca’s 14-night "Canaries & Morocco" cruise, D1201, in January 2012, and on board L120141, a 25-night sector of Balmoral’s epic "New World" cruise, in March 2012.

The hit comedy ’Allo ’Allo! ran from 1982 to 1992 and has been much repeated ever since. Many of its catchphrases have become part of the language, with legions of fans still delighting in the comic-sounding accents and clueless antics of the French resistance, the farcical Gestapo officers, and the "stiff upper lips" of the two British airmen, along with the flamboyant and exaggerated Italian Captain, Alberto Bertorelli.

The search for "The Fallen Madonna with the Big Boobies" goes on: Richard Gibson and Kim Hartman will reprise their memorable roles for onboard sketches, talks and Q&As on the two Fred. Olsen cruises in 2012, although it is hoped that Herr Flick will not be telling guests that “You vill be shot!” and that Private Helga will ignore her family motto of “Honesty is not always the best policy,” at least for the course of these two cruises.

Boudicca’s "Canary Islands" cruise, D1201, is a 14-night cruise, departing from Southampton on 5th January 2012. It calls at the islands of Madeira, La Gomera, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, and Lanzarote, then Agadir in Morocco and a final call into Lisbon, Portugal before returning to Southampton. Prices start from £1,189 per person, based on two adults sharing an inside twin cabin, Grade ‘H’, and include all meals and entertainment on board, as well as port taxes.

L120141 is a 25-night sector of Balmoral’s epic "New World" cruise. This sector is from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 9th March 2012 to Southampton, also calling at Salvador, Recife, Fortaleza and Santarem, Amazon (all in Brazil), then the Cape Verde Islands and, finally, Funchal, Madeira, before reaching Southampton on 3rd April 2012. Prices for this exciting cruise sector start from £2,684 per person, based on two adults sharing a superior outside twin cabin, Grade ‘B’, and include all meals and entertainment on board, as well as flights from London to Rio and port/airport taxes.

There is no extra charge for enjoying the company of "Herr Flick" and "Private Helga."

Fred. Olsen was recently named "Best for Educational Cruises" for its Vistas onboard enrichment programme in this year’s "Cruise International Awards," voted for by the readers of Cruise International magazine, and also Fred. Olsen’s legion of loyal supporters, who also voted it "Cruise Line of the Year."

Find out more about Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ cruises by visiting and about the Vistas programme at You can book online, by calling Reservations on 01473 742424 or through any ABTA travel agent.

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