Suffolk, United Kingdom, June 09, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Due to the enormous demand for its magical ‘In Search of the Northern Lights’ winter cruises, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has added a new Norwegian itinerary, giving guests more opportunities to seek the amazing experience of seeing the ‘Aurora Borealis’, or ‘Northern Lights’, one of Nature’s most spectacular phenomena. This exciting new 14-night cruise, D1304A, is aboard Boudicca and departs from Portsmouth on 13th March 2013.
Nathan Philpot, Sales and Marketing Director of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:
“We took the decision to offer an extra cruise ‘In Search of the Northern Lights’ because it has really caught our guests’ imagination, and the demand has been enormous. We ran our first-ever cruise of this kind in February this year, and it was a great success; we will now be offering three winter cruises to Norway in early 2013, and I am confident that they will be equally popular.
“At Fred. Olsen, we are always seeking new and exciting itineraries for our guests and this has proved to be one of the most popular we have ever offered.”
The new itinerary, ideally suited to a cruise line with a strong Norwegian heritage, calls first at Ålesund, the pretty Norwegian town famous for its Art Nouveau-style buildings and national Art Nouveau Centre, or ‘Jugendstilsenteret’. Next is Tromsø, far up into the Arctic Circle, where Boudicca will stay for two nights, giving guests the maximum chance of seeing the ‘Northern Lights’ – from here, guests can choose to take Fred. Olsen’s ‘Chase for the Northern Lights’ tour; in fact, guests on Fred. Olsen’s first-ever ‘Norway Winter’ cruise in February 2012 were lucky enough to see this amazing natural light show from Tromsø several times.
Boudicca then calls at Alta (Finnmark, Norway), the most northerly port on this cruise. From Alta, guests can travel to Hammerfest, thought to be the most northerly town in the world. On the return voyage, the ship visits Kristiansund, with its picturesque old town and quaint wooden buildings, complete with a unique ‘Klippfish’ – or ‘dried cod’ – Museum, before sailing back to Portsmouth.
Prices for this very special cruise start from £1,599 per person, based on two adults sharing an inside, twin cabin, Grade ‘I’. The price includes all meals and entertainment on board, and port taxes.