Fred Olsen Cruise Lines has launched new regional departures from Belfast and Tilbury as part of its 2022/23 programme.
As the line gears up to return to sailing it has released 126 new voyages across 82 countries, including British Isles itineraries and shorter five-night breaks from eight UK ports as well as a range of fly-cruise options further afield.
Sailings to Belgium, France, Denmark and Spain are available for six nights or less due to the increased sailing speeds of new ships, Bolette and Borealis.
Among the maiden ports of call set to be visited are Hakata and Nagoya in Japan; Crotone, Gallipoli and Monopoli in Italy; Lyngdal in Norway; and Louisbourg in Canada.
Meanwhile, Braemar will return to the Corinth Canal in Greece in spring 2023, and last week Fred Olsen unveiled an Around the World in 80 Days cruise onboard Borealis, departing in February 2023 and following in the footsteps of fictional explorer Phileas Fogg.
The programme is bookable to the line’s Ocean loyalty club members from Wednesday (10 March) and goes on general sale from Monday.
Customers booking on to a new cruise can choose between a free all-inclusive drinks package or money to spend onboard.
Martin Lister, head of itinerary planning and destination experience, said: “Every year we craft our new itineraries from scratch to ensure that we continue to offer our guests exceptional experiences in the destinations they visit with us.
“This has felt even more important this year, with the past 12 months having left us all dreaming of our next adventures and really considering what we all want from our holidays.
“A big part of 2022 will be making the most of our beautiful British Isles, with scenic cruising just as rewarding as the wonderful ports of call. For those looking to set sail on a shorter cruise, there are plenty on offer, each with the opportunity to experience time ashore, entertainment-packed sea days and scenic cruising aplenty.”