Fred Olsen Launches Music Cruise Brochure

London (PRWEB) August 1, 2008

Music has always been a very big part of any Fred. Olsen cruise; evening entertainment, daytime classical recitals, live piano-playing in bars, steel bands on deck in the Caribbean — all add to the very special atmosphere on board.

Now all the cruises that feature music as a key theme have been brought together in one specialist brochure, making them much easier for music-lovers to select.

The Music at Sea brochure features every kind of musical cruise entertainment — Classical, Big Bands, Rock and Roll, Jazz, Latin and Opera are all represented.

Balmoral’s 12 night British cruise, BL025, departs Dover on 7th October 2008 and features the Big Band Sound in the form of Bill Tole’s Jimmy Dorsey 8, with comedy from Al “George Burns” Long and leading vocalist Lorri Hafer, who has toured with the Glenn Miller Orchestra. They will entertain guests with the unmistakable sounds of swing during this British Isles cruise, which is priced from £875 per person.

Black Watch’s 8 night Iberian cruise will be departing from Dover on 24th October 2008 (BW866) and visits La Rochelle, Bilbao, El Ferrol (Spain), Oporto and Cherbourg. This Spanish cruise has a theme of Jazz and Popular Classics with entertainment provided by the Phoenix Dixieland Jazz band and prices for the cruise start from £498 per person.

Black Watch’s next Iberia cruise, BW868 departs Dover on 23rd November for eight nights with prices from £495 per person. This cruise has the same itinerary but a very different musical style is featured, with classical music provided by Classical Connections with a programme covering a wide range of musical styles from grand opera and operetta to songs from the musicals.

The tempo speeds up on Balmoral’s 13-night cruise to the Canary Islands from Dover leaving 30th November. This Canaries cruise features Rock and Roll, with the music provided by the Steve Lowe Band and the sixties theme is guaranteed to have the Baby Boomers on board rocking in the aisles! The cruise calls at Lisbon, then the islands of Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, Tenerife, La Gomera and Madeira, with prices from £896 per person.

Braemar is based in the Caribbean over the winter offering a season of fly cruise holidays. Her 5th February 2009 departure, BM221, is a Caribbean fly cruise holiday for 15 nights with flights from Gatwick, Manchester and Stansted to Miami and visits the islands of Dominican Republic, Curacao, Isla Margarita, The Grenadines, Barbados, Dominica, Antigua and Tortola and the very appropriate musical theme is Hot Latin. Prices are from £1,195 per person.

Prices are per person, based on two sharing an inside twin cabin and include all meals and entertainment on board, as well as the special musical themes, port taxes and, in the case of fly/cruises, return flights and airport taxes.

For more information on all Fred. Olsen’s musical themed cruises, visit Agents can book online through F-OCAL or via Amadeus Cruise, or call Reservations on 01473 742424.

About Fred. Olsen;

The company originated in Hvitsten, a small town on Oslofjord in Norway, in 1848 when three Olsen brothers – Fredrik Christian, Petter and Andreas – bought their first ships and began an international shipping company.

Now into the fifth generation of the family, they operate companies skilled in various aspects of the cruise and passenger shipping trade as well as aviation, ships’ crewing, shipbuilding and offshore industries.

Aside from the transportation industries, the Fred. Olsen group also has interests in the luxury hotel sector, estate management, property development, and electronics companies.

Offices for the company are spread throughout the world, although the company headquarters remain firmly in the family’s hands in Oslo and Tenerife. Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is based in Ipswich in Suffolk.