Fred. Olsen cruises the Amazon River in 2013


Offering two or three-day mini cruises or even a 16-night cruise, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ has been known to offer value for money holidays. With four ships to speak of including the Black Watch, Braemar, Balmoral and Boudicca there is something for everybody. The latest news from Fred. Olsen is for anybody wishing to book a holiday with the emphasis of ‘adventure.’

Departing from Portsmouth on 5th January 2013, the ship Boudicca will be setting sail for an ‘Amazon Adventure’ D1301 cruise which will see the ship travel up the Amazon River. For an impressive 35 nights, passengers aboard the Boudicca will be able to soak up the atmosphere of the ‘Garden Isle’ of Madeira with a visit to the capital Funchal, then onto the Mindelo in the Cape Verde Islands.

From Brazil’s Macapa, the Boudicca will sail along the Amazon River travelling some 900 miles with as reported, to the centre of the Amazon. Optional travel arrangements can be looked into including passengers being able to meet the local villagers to receiving a guided walk through the forest and taking in the rich wildlife.

Returning, the Boudicca will make its way back from the Amazon via Parintins and Macapa in Brazil, following on to the exotic white sands and blue waters of the Caribbean, with passengers being able to take in the islands of Tobago, St. Vincent, Barbados, Antigua and St. Lucia.

If the January 2013 Boudicca cruise is for you, then prices per person start from £4,469, this is for two adults staying in an outside twin cabin Grade E.

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