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A second cruise line will be sailing out of Avonmouth Docks, this summer, following the lead set last year by Cruise & Maritime Voyages’ mv Discovery.
Fred Olsen’s Boudicca will be setting out from the Bristol Channel on cruises to the Canaries, the Adriatic, and Iceland and Norway.
Welcoming the move, James Stangroom, Business Development Manager at The Bristol Port Company, said: “As the Bristol Cruise Terminal enters its second season of operation, we are looking forward to welcoming Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines,” adding that the terminal had a successful thanks to its easy access off the M5 motorway, convenient for passengers from the South West and Wales.
Fred Olsen marketing director Nathan Philpot said: “We know our guests appreciate the ease and convenience of travelling on holiday from close to home, and we hope that as many local people as possible will take up this opportunity to explore the world from Avonmouth.”
The cruises are …
April 27: 14 nights to the Canaries via Oporto, and Madeira, including visits to Valle Gran Rey and San Sebastian on the island of La Gomera, plus Santa Cruz, Tenerife; Las Palmas, Gran Canaria; and Arrecife, Lanzarote. Fares from £989.
May 11: Six nights “mansions and museums” cruise to France and Spain, calling at Bilbao, La Rochelle and Lorient. From £449.
May 17: 28-night voyage to the Adriatic, including visits to Kotor, Montenegro; Dubrovnik and Hvar, Croatia; Koper, Slovenia, plus Venice, Malta, and Malaga. From £2,609.
June 14: Iceland and Norway, visiting Reykjavik, Isafjordur, Akureyri, Olden, Flam, and Bergen. From £1,259.
At the other end of the British Isles, Orkney has calculated that the cruise industry brought almost £3.1m into the local economy last year from 10 ships which visited Kirkwall and Stromness. Each visiting passenger spent an average of £46, while crewmembers shelled out £8.30 each.

By | 2014-01-10T08:14:48+00:00 10 January 2014|Cruise Destinations, Cruise News|0 Comments

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