Owning a passport is a dear job and it’s easy to see why 17% of the UK population don’t bother! If you’ve always fancied giving a cruise holiday a go but didn’t want the added expense and hassle of getting a passport, Fred Olsen have just the thing: ‘No Passport? No Problem!’
The British Isles are teaming with spectacular scenery, wildlife and history, and a British Isles cruise takes you to the most beautiful destinations we are lucky enough to have on our shores, before allowing you to kick back in comfort aboard a Fred Olsen ship. The small matter of a passport needn’t stand between you and an adventure around the UK; thanks to Fred Olsen’s ‘No Passport? No Problem’ campaign, you can hop aboard a Fred Olsen ship and set sail around the British Isles with any of these forms of photographic ID:
» EU National ID card
» Driving licence
» Council-issued bus pass or travel card
» Firearms licence
» VALIDATE UK card
A tour of the UK is the perfect taster to ease you into cruising gently, with Fred Olsen’s smaller ships and personalised service guaranteed to have you hooked. Here’s our pick of Fred Olsen’s British Isles cruises; whether you choose a mini cruise or themed holiday, you’ll certainly see the best of Britain with our pick of Fred Olsen’s great cruise deals.
Dublin Mini Cruise
Board Black Watch on 8 May 2015 and set sail from Liverpool destined for Dublin. You’ll leave Liverpool Friday afternoon, spend a full day and night in Dublin, and then arrive back into Liverpool early Monday morning; it’s the perfect way to make the most of a weekend and get more from your annual leave!
Indulge in afternoon tea at Sefton Park Palm House, before boarding the ship and making yourself at home. Dublin is brimming with culture; stroll along the River Liffey or visit Beaulieu House. A visit to the famous St James Gate Brewery – home of Guinness – is a must, and an evening listening to live music at the Abbey Tavern is an evening well spent.
Superbikes & Scenic Hikes
Fred Olsen do themed cruises better than any other cruise line and the Superbikes & Scenic Hikes holiday is perfect for petrol heads. On 31 May 2015, you will board Balmoral at Southampton and set sail for 9 nights around the British Isles, stopping to experience the Isle of Man TT as you go.
The varied itinerary takes you to some of the most amazing landscapes the UK has to offer, including St Peter Port (Guernsey); Tobermory (Isle of Mull); Kirkwall (Orkney); Douglas (Isle of Man) and Dublin (Ireland). Shore excursions take you sea life spotting on the shoreline, with hosted trips to Balfour Castle, Beaulieu House, Highland Park Distillery and more. With an opportunity to see the world’s greatest motorcycle race first hand, the Superbikes & Scenic Hikes cruise combines the two perfectly.
UK’s Islands & Landmarks
This 10-night cruise aboard the Balmoral will take you around Britain’s rugged coastlines, introducing you to the country’s islands and landmarks as you go. Shore tours will take you to Hadrian’s Wall, St Ives, Shetland Islands, Loch Ness, the Glenmorangie Distillery and the Eden Project; choose from over 30 exciting excursions.
Departing from Southampton on 23 June 2015, the itinerary is as follows;
» Southampton; Falmouth; Belfast; Stornoway (Lewis); Kirkwall (Orkney); Lerwick; Invergordon; Newcastle; Southampton
Fred Olsen Balmoral