Ipswich, United Kingdom, October 28, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Halmstad had a fascinating history, dating back to the 13th Century. The town originated during the Kalmar Union between Sweden, Norway and Denmark (1400 – 1520), and was where the Union King was crowned. Halmstad was almost completely destroyed by fire in 1619, and only the castle and a church were left standing. Completely rebuilt over the next hundred years, it is now a beautiful and well-presented historic town, popular with visitors. Halmstad boasts long sandy beaches, and wide streets and attractive town squares, with open-air restaurants, shops and cafes, making it a very pleasant destination to explore. There is also a strong artistic tradition, and the Mjellby art museum houses works by the Halmstad Group of surrealist painters.
Excursions from Halmstad on this popular cruise – D1122 – include a visit to the Mjellby Art Centre, a City Walk and a Coastal Tour.
Matt Grimes, Director, Planning, Ports & Logistics for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:
"At Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, we are keen to promote a diverse range of exciting destinations, and we are delighted that Boudicca is making her inaugural call at the historic port of Halmstad, which is a slight deviation from the traditional Baltic itinerary. With so many interesting cultural attractions and a rich heritage, we are sure that this smaller, more intimate port will offer our guests a fascinating new experience.”
For further information on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ itineraries and ports of call, visit the website at www.fredolsencruises.comwww.fredolsencruises.com/.