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Yeahhhh. We know 2021 is ages away but these cruises get booked up well early. Either way, if you’re into stunning scenery and first class nature, this is defo worth a look.

A 28-night Arctic exploration in August 2021, taking in the natural wonders of Greenland, Iceland and northern Norway, is the latest eagerly-awaited itinerary to be previewed from Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 2021/22 ocean programme, ahead of its full unveiling in March next year. This spectacular ‘Midnight Sun & Northern Lights’ scenic cruise will give guests the chance to divert away from the ‘beaten tourist track’ and catch the last of the breath-taking ‘Midnight Sun’, with early glimmers of the ‘Northern Lights’ in Iceland.

Whale watching

On this incredible nature-lovers’ getaway, there is also the chance to marvel at the stunning fjords, tumbling waterfalls and picturesque villages of Norway, as well as the opportunity to go whale-watching in Iceland, explore remote Svalbard – the world’s most northerly town – and take in the panoramic views and dramatic landscapes of rugged Greenland.

Yup. It’s a fjord.

Jackie Martin, Marketing and Sales Director at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:

“We are very excited to be releasing this itinerary early from our 2021/22 programme, giving a taste of the many Fred. Olsen adventures to come. This exceptional experience has been timed especially to enable guests to enjoy the spectacular ‘Midnight Sun’, along with the first sightings of the ‘Aurora Borealis’ in Iceland, together with unrivalled scenery and endless opportunities to spot marine and land wildlife in their native habitats.


“As with all ventures of this kind, we will need nature to be on our side – but we are passionate about giving our guests outstanding itineraries and creating memories to last a lifetime, and we are sure that this sailing will not disappoint.”

Boudicca in Tasiilaq, Greenland

Boudicca’s 28-night D2121 ‘Midnight Sun & Northern Lights’ cruise, departing from Dover on 14th August 2021. Prices start from £4,199 per person.

Ports of call: Dover, UK – Åndalsnes, Romsdalfjord, Norway – Cruising Nærøysundet (passing Rørvik) – Cruising by Torghatten (‘Hat Mountain’) – Cruising by Seven Sisters mountain range – Crossing Arctic Circle 66°33′ (Norway) – Svolvær, Lofoten, Norway – Cruising Trollfjord – Tromsø, Norway – Honningsvåg, Norway – Cruising by North Cape & The Horn – Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Svalbard – Cruising Tempelfjorden & Tuna Glacier – Cruising by Jan Mayen Island –  Reykjavík, Iceland (overnight stay) – Reykjavík, Iceland – Cruising Prins Christiansund – Cruising Tunugdlliarfik Fjord – Narsarsuaq, Greenland (overnight stay) – Nanortalik, Greenland – Cruising Tasermuit Fjord – Cruising Prins Christiansund – Ísafjörður, Iceland – Akureyri, Iceland (overnight stay) – Dover, England, United Kingdom

For further information: See ‘Midnight Sun & Northern Lights’ – D2121

All prices are based on two adults sharing a twin-bedded Interior Room, and include accommodation, all meals and entertainment on board, plus port taxes.

World record

This is the second itinerary to be teased from Fred. Olsen’s 2021/22 ocean cruise programme, following the recent release of its 26-night M22CC ‘Corinth Canal & Greek Islands Cruise’, when Braemar will be returning to the Corinth Canal in Greece for a third time, in September 2022, offering another opportunity to experience this world record-breaking canal transit.

Fred. Olsen is so committed to helping guests to enjoy the perfect getaway from the moment that they book, without having to worry about the uncertainties of Brexit, that it has launched its pioneering ‘Brexit Promise’, believed to be the first of its kind within the industry. If a cruise is cancelled owing to the UK leaving the European Union, Fred. Olsen guarantees to give guests a full refund on that sailing, PLUS a free cruise.

For further information on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, visit the website at Book online, call Reservations on 0800 0355 242 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm; Saturday, 9am to 5pm; Sunday, 10am to 4pm), or visit an ABTA travel agent.

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