Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has teased further details of its 2022 programme, with two new cruises available to book now: ‘Canada in the Fall’ and ‘Rugged and Remote Spitsbergen’.

Fred. Olsen's Balmoral in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen

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Fred. Olsen’s Balmoral in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen.

Balmoral will set sail on a 15-night voyage to some of the most rugged and remote landscapes of Spitsbergen, with a crossing of the Arctic Circle to experience the Midnight Sun also included.

A 19-night voyage to Canada is the second of the new cruises, with an itinerary only made possible by the sailing speeds of Fred. Olsen’s new ship Borealis.

The ports have been specifically designed to offer guests different opportunities ashore, taking in seven ports across three Canadian provinces, and the chance to witness some of the country’s national parks, forests and trails.

Clare Ward, director of product and customer service at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said: “These cruises are set to deliver some exceptional sights and experiences, both from on board and ashore.”

“Canada is renowned for being one of the best places to showcase the beauty of autumn in all its glory, and these ports have been specially selected to allow our guests to witness this true wonder for themselves.”

“From Sydney, guests can follow the Cabot Trail and take in the Cape Breton Highlands, explore the Forillon National Park in Gaspé, and, in Quebec, immerse themselves in the autumnal colours from Jacques-Cartier National Park.

“In Spitsbergen, Balmoral will really come into her own, with her smaller size allowing us to offer unspoilt views of many natural wonders, from sailing alongside glaciers and down narrow fjords, to the destinations themselves.”

Balmoral’s 15-night ‘Rugged and Remote Spitsbergen’ cruise departs from Newcastle on 22nd June 2022 and Borealis’ 19-night ‘Canada in the Fall’ cruise departs from Liverpool on 28th September 2022.

For group booking and enquiries, organisers can contact Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ dedicated Group Sales Department on 01473 746169 or email For further information on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, visit the website at