Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has launched a new brochure – ‘All Inclusive Holidays’ – targeted specifically at the ‘yet to cruise’ market. The brochure contains simple, all inclusive pricing, based on one cabin type, and tackles some of the perceived challenges of cruising head on, using more familiar mainstream holiday vocabulary, such as ‘Ocean View Room’, rather than ‘Outside Cabin’.
Personally, I wish more cruise lines would offer the all-inclusive option and I am excited that Fred. Olsen have introduced it. I appreciate that not everyone wants to go all-inclusive but for us that do, it’s nice to have the option. Drinks packages are a great idea, but I certainly think the way forward is the all-inclusive approach.
I cruised on Braemar in June and have to admit that the prices for drinks onboard were very reasonable indeed, far cheaper than some cruise lines, but if given the choice I would opt for this type of overall cruise package.
All cruises featured in the new brochure include the following:
- Comfortable en-suite accommodation
- All meals on board – from sumptuous five-course dining to casual buffets and late-night snacks
- Selected beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks*
- Tea and coffee throughout the day, including morning coffee and biscuits, afternoon tea with sandwiches and cakes, and in-cabin dining
- Leisure facilities, including gym, swimming pools and Jacuzzis
- Daily activities and lectures
- All evening entertainment, including dancing, cabaret shows and live music
- Captain’s Drinks Party and Gala Buffet
- All UK port taxes
- Baggage porterage between your cabin and the drop-off / pick-up point
I am cruising on Boudicca in October 2015, a journey around the British Isles from my home town of Newcastle, and I can’t wait. I was thinking about that voyage yesterday actually, which is where I think the inspiration for adding this information has been derived from.
Most of you will know by now that I am a fan of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines and would definitely recommend you giving them a try as your first cruise experience. The passenger age is more mature but hey, age ain’t nothing but a number and I thoroughly enjoyed my 14-night Baltic Celebrations cruise aboard Braemar!
Fred. Olsen was delighted to be named one of the Top 3 UK cruise lines and awarded a prestigious ‘Recommended Provider’ accolade, in Which?’s first-ever dedicated cruise survey in 2014. Experts at influential consumer website Cruise Critic have also voted Fred. Olsen ‘Best Value for Money’ in its ‘Cruise Critic UK Editors’ Picks Awards 2014’, for the third consecutive year.
Have a look at the website, see if anything catches your eye! 🙂 www.FredOlsenCruises.com
Info courtesy of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines.