Cruising to victory in the IoM TT

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The murderously expensive Monaco Grand Prix aside, there are not many opportunities to combine cruising with motorsport.
So hats off (or should that be crash helmets?) to Fred Olsen, who have put together a voyage which ties in with the Isle of Man TT in May next year.
The Superbikes and Scenic Hikes itinerary on Balmoral, leaves Southampton on May 31, 2015, and visits Guernsey, Tobermory and Kirkwall before putting into Douglas, on the Isle of Man. There’s also a stop in Dublin.
Julie Colquitt, the island’s business development manager, said: “”We are thrilled that Fred Olsen Cruise Lines have chosen to feature this iconic racing event within this action packed cruise itinerary. The TT races is one of the world’s most exciting spectator sports with bikes racing at speeds of up to 200mph on public roads.
“Guests can choose from a series of spectacular vantage points to catch the action around the course. For those not wishing to take part in the racing event, the Isle of Man offers a variety of excursions for guests to enjoy our historic and unique Island.”
Fred Olsen’s marketing director, Nathan Philpot, added: “This cruise highlights our commitment to offering guests so much more than just a conventional holiday.
“The Isle of Man TT Races’ gruelling track comprises 37 miles of seemingly never-ending bends, bumps, jumps, stone walls, manhole covers and telegraph poles. For the first time, Fred. Olsen’s guests can be involved in this thrilling event as part of a cruise.”
Fares start from £1,099 per person, based on two adults sharing an inside twin cabin.

By | 2017-06-15T15:59:27+00:00 2 May 2014|Cruise destinations, Cruise news|0 Comments

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