Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines - Escorted Group Sailing with John Carter

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Fred Olsen Cruise LinesExclusive Group Cruise
French Cities & Spain
26 Sep 7 Oct 2021
11 nights, aboard Borealis

Group fares offering 10% group discount from full fares –
fares from £1,439 pp after saving.

An additional 5% Oceans Member discount available for Oceans Club Members*

Twin from £1,439 pp
Solo from £1,999 pp

Sail from the UK to France and Spain with travel legend John Carter aboard Borealis – cruise S2122

FOCL BorealisWe’re delighted to announce an exclusive opportunity for you to join one of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ newest addition to their fleet, Borealis, on an 11-night sailing from Liverpool to ports for La Rochelle and Bordeaux in France, then for Bilbao in Spain’s Basque Country before calling at St Malo and Honfleur in France on your way back to Liverpool. You’ll sail in the company of travel legend John Carter, who’ll be pleased to share stories from his time as presenter of TV’s Wish You Were Here and The Holiday Programme, and many other travel experiences.

Save up to 15% plus extra benefits

  • There’s 10% group discount** for everyone and if you have sailed with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines before, an extra 5% reduction for Oceans Club members*.
  • For single travellers, N or M grade interior rooms of K grade ocean-view rooms are available from £1,999 per person.
  • A free welcome group drinks party hosted by John Carter** will introduce you to the cruise and your fellow passengers.

John CarterThe most likeable of TV travel legends

John’s easy-going, natural charm attracted huge audiences as he travelled the world for both ITV and the BBC back in the day, and his compassionate and intelligent take on life continue to make him the very best of company today. As patron of Silver Travel Advisor, he contributes regular columns, and you can read more of his wit and wisdom here. 

A tempting itinerary from and back to Liverpool

French Cities & Spain Cruise ItineraryJoin John on this 11-night trip, and you’ll sail to some of the most beautiful and culturally rich regions of France and Spain, with the chance to explore the wine lands of Bordeaux, take in the fairytale island of Mont St Michel, explore historic Honfleur and take a tour of Bilbao, home to the city’s celebrated Guggenheim Musuem, or Avilès not for its Asturian cider. During your voyage which includes time spent cruising the lovely Gironde and Garonne rivers John will regale you with tales from his long and varied life in travel and TV at talks on board, he’ll welcome you to a special group reception party, and he’ll dine with this special group in Borealis' dining room on most evenings.

The friendliest of ships

Step on board Borealis this September and look forward to exploring some of Western Europe’s most noted destinations aboard the friendliest of ships.

With fewer than 1,400 guests, Borealis offers a home-from-home ambience, ample space, bars and lounges and the warm, personal service that has made Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines such a favourite for older travellers.

Date Arrive Depart Destination
Sun 26 Sep
Late pm
Sail from Liverpool
Mon 27 Sep

At sea
Tue 28 Sep
La Palace (for La Rochelle), France
Wed 29 Sep

Cruising Gironde & Garonne rivers
Wed 29 Sep
Bassens (for Bordeaux), France
Thu 30 Sep

Bassens (for Bordeaux), France
Thu 30 Sep

Cruising Gironde & Garonne rivers
Fri 1 Oct
Getxo (for Bilbao), Spain
Sat 2 Oct
Gijon, Spain
Sun 3 Oct

At sea
Mon 4 Oct
St Malo, France
Tue 5 Oct
Honfleur, France
Wed 6 Oct

At sea
Thu 7 Oct

Arrive in Liverpool

For full details of this sailing, please click here.

Rest assured

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ships adhere to the highest sanitisation measures at all times. The health and safety of our guests and crew is their utmost priority, and they are currently working with other cruise operators, the Department for Shipping and industry bodies to help shape their onboard protocols moving forward. Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines will continue to monitor the latest guidance from the UK Government and Public Health England for all of their sailings.

Please also be assured that if in the unlikely event that this 2021 cruise should need to be cancelled by Fred. Olsen, you would have the choice of a full refund or to transfer to another Fred. Olsen cruise without penalty. Guests booking this 2021 departure are covered under the current Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines terms & conditions attached, which are also displayed on the Fred. Olsen website. These terms & conditions include the benefit of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ‘Enjoyment Promise’. Please click here to see full details.

Honfleur, France

Discounted Group Fares - Twin cabins

I grade Interior cabins – from £1,439 pp
E grade Ocean View cabins – from £1,619 pp
C grade Superior Ocean View cabins – from £1,889 pp
TC grade – Terrace Rooms – from £2,609 pp
BJ Grade – Suite – from £3,059 pp

Discounted Group Fares - Solo cabins

N and M grade interior and K grade ocean view Single cabins – from £1,999


Interested? Call the friendly Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines reservations team FREE on 0800 0355 141 (Open Mon–Sat 9am–5pm) quoting the Silver Travel Advisor group account code GRP0294 and cruise code S2122.

* Oceans Members Club terms & conditions apply.

** Terms and conditions apply. Fares quoted are after the 10% group saving has been deducted. This 10% group saving is not combinable with the Silver Travel Advisor affinity membership discount. The extra 5% Oceans Members discount for past guests is as per the terms & conditions of the Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Oceans Club. The complimentary welcome group drinks party is subject to a minimum number of 15 guests.

Read more about Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines.

Special Offer for Silver Travellers – Save up to 10%

Can’t make this special John Carter group cruise? Want to still save up to 10% off any Fred. Olsen Cruise?

Call their reservations team on 0800 0355 108, quoting STC5 and your membership number. Or find out more here.

(To find your Silver Travel membership number please sign in above and go to My Accounts/My Profile: your membership number is at the top of the page)

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