Famous as film locations for countless movies and TV dramas, the rugged moors, cliffs and postcard harbour villages of Cornwall and Devon in England are the stars of a spectacular, new tour and boutique ship cruise package in 2024 that also features the natural splendours of Iceland, Scotland’s wild Hebrides Islands and the storybook scenery of the Channel Islands.
The tour and cruise package is now on sale through Australian small ship cruising specialist, Cruise Traveller. Combining a land tour and two back-to-back cruises on the same ship from England and curated exclusively for Australians keen to see more without constantly packing and unpacking, the new, 30-night ‘Celts, Vikings and Normans’ package – is being offered in conjunction with boutique British cruise line, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, and includes savings of A$2000 per couple for bookings made by June 28, 2023.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is known for its smaller and more intimate ships which showcase traditional seafaring heritage, the calming pleasures of classic cruising and their ability to reach more secluded and remote destinations. Cruise Traveller is the exclusive Australian representative for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines.
The package, which embraces the most northern and southern stretches of the UK, begins on July 1, 2024, with a night’s stay in London and then a seven-night, round-trip ‘Corners of Cornwall’ coach tour (max 18 guests) that delves deep into the beautiful scenery of England’s West Country, embracing Cornwall and Devon in south-west England where dozens of films and TV dramas have been filmed including Poldark, Delicious, Doc Martin, Ladies in Lavender, Die Another Die, Hornblower, Sense and Sensibility, Johnny English, War Horse and Tomorrow Never Dies.
The tour takes in towering fossil cliffs, cobbled medieval villages, wild moorlands and quaint Cornish seaside villages. Two nights are spent back in London before a transfer to Dover where guests will board Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ stylish, 1360-guest ship, Borealis, for a combined 30-night voyage to Iceland, Scotland and the Channel Isles. The spacious ship boasts eight bars and lounges, six restaurants, two pools, two jacuzzis, a fitness centre and sweeping teak decks.
Borealis will take nature-loving guests first on a stunning, 11-night circumnavigation of Iceland showcasing its wild mountains and waterfalls, gushing geysers and tiny villages as well as Scotland’s Shetland Islands. On return to Dover, guests will stay onboard for the second cruise, this time a nine-night return voyage to the quaint hamlets of the British Channel Islands and the rugged isles, lochs, castles and quaint storybook villages of Scotland’s Outer Hebrides, a string of wild and pristine islands off the west coast of Scotland. The twin voyages, which include onboard beverages, end back in Dover where the holiday concludes.
Snapshot of inclusions and features – ‘Celts, Vikings and Normans’ package
* 30-night package, from July 1, 2024
* One night in a London hotel pre-tour and two nights post tour
* Seven-night, round-trip ‘Corners of Cornwall’ land tour (max 18 guests) from London inc 11 meals
* 20-night, round-trip, two-cruise journey from Dover, UK, to Iceland, Scotland and the Channel Islands
* Included onboard drinks package
The 30-night ‘Celts, Vikings and Normans’ tour, stay and cruise package is available from A$13,695 per person, twin-share, in an Inside Cabin – a saving of A$1000 per person. Book with Cruise Traveller by June 28, 2023. Flights from Australia are extra and can be booked through Cruise Traveller.
* Call Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ exclusive Australian distributor, Cruise Traveller, on 1800 507 777 or visit www.
Cruise Traveller is Australia’s most experienced small ship cruise specialist, representing 57 boutique, luxury and expedition cruising operators around the world.