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French Rivers & Bordeaux - Cruise L2229

A 10 Night Fred Olsen Cruise to the French Rivers & Bordeaux

Tue 25 Oct - Fri 4 Nov 2022: A 10 Night Fred Olsen Cruise to the French Rivers & Bordeaux

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French Rivers & Bordeaux

Tuesday 25th October to Friday 4th November 2022


Cruise Code: L2229

10 Nights sailing from Dover |



During visits to five captivating cities, you will get a taste for the history, culture and culinary influences of France, plus sample some Spanish flavours too. Discover the very best of Bordeaux; after sailing the Gironde and Garonne Rivers, Balmoral docks alongside the promenade, so simply step off the ship and explore. You are perfect placed to take in the highlights such as Cathedrale Saint-Andre, the Grand Theatre and Cite du Vin, bursting rich history and wine heritage. Alternatively, tour to one of Medoc's small family run vineyards, to learn the region's wines and taste them straight from the barrel. 


Cruise Highlights:

Dover,UK > Gironde & Garonne Rivers > France Bordeaux > France Getxo (Bilbao) > Spain Brest > France River Seine > France Rouen > France Honfleur > France > Dover, UK


Look What’s Included on All Cruises:


  • Door to Door Service from your home

  • Return coach transfers to Port of embarkation

  • Our own Courier Service (Subject to a minimum of 15 people travelling)

  • All On-board Gratuities Included

  • Comfortable rooms and suites with TV, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities and individually controlled air conditioning

  • Tempting cuisine every day throughout your cruise - with five course à la carte dinners, casual breakfast and lunch buffets and late-night snacks

  • Self-service tea and coffee at selected venues, morning coffee with biscuits, and afternoon sandwiches and cakes.

  • In-room sandwiches and snacks.

  • All evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, live music and dancing.

  • Captain’s Drinks Party and Gala Buffet.

  • Use of leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym.

  • A wide choice of on board activities and lectures throughout the day.

  • All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance).



Not included: Drinks & shore excursions.


Further information on the individual cruise itineraries is available on-line at or ask our friendly reservations team for further details.


Tuesday 25th Oct

Dover, UK

Thursday 27th Oct

Cruising Gironde & Garonne Rivers, France

Thursday 27th

Bordeaux, France

Friday 28th Oct

Bordeaux, France

Saturday 29th Oct

Getxo (Bilbao), Spain

Monday 31st Oct

Brest, France

Tuesday 1st Nov

Cruising River Seine, France

Wednesday 2nd Nov

Rouen, France

Thursday 3rd Nov

Honfleur, France

Friday 4th Nov

Dover, UK

Your Cruise Ship


MS Balmoral

Balmoral is named after the Scottish residence if the British Royal Family. Featuring 710 well-appointed rooms and suites and a selection of comfortable lounges, bars and inviting public areas, Balmoral provides guests with ample space in which to relax and share a memorable cruise experience. With a superb array of entertainment on offer throughout the day, from lectures and hobby classes to live cabaret and comediens, you will find lots to do during your time on board. Balmoral is small enough to navigate size-restricted waterways providing fantastic scenic cruising opportunities, and retains the warm, intimate and friendly atmosphere that the Fred. Olsen fleet is renowned for.


Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is a family-owned favourite in the British cruise market offering guests a traditional cruising experience from many ports across the UK. For 2021 Fred. Olsen have added two new vessels to their fleet – The Bolette and the Borealis. Each vessel has its own unique style and personality and will bring exciting new features for our guests to enjoy.


  • More space throughout the ships

  • Original artwork and premium décor

  • An all-weather swimming pool with a retractable roof

  • A wide choice of restaurants, lounges and bars

  • More balcony cabins and suites

  • Culinary demonstration and wine tasting venues

  • A classic two-tiered theatre

  • Dedicated meeting spaces, perfect for groups

  • Additional spa facilities including a thermal suite, hydrotherapy pool and more treatment rooms


These two ships along with the classic-styled mid to small size ships; Balmoral and Braemar, allow for docking in smaller, unique ports of call. For 2021 we feature cruises with three of their popular vessels, all offering that quintessential English feel! We can’t wait to welcome you on board.


Duration, Departure Dates & Cabin Prices

Tue 25 Oct - Fri 4 November 2022

10 Nights from Dover | Balmoral


DEPARTURE & RETURN TIMINGS – Still to be advised


Superior Ocean View (B)

Superior Outside(C)

Ocean View (E)

Interior Cabin (H)

Single Ocean View(K)











DEPARTURE & RETURN TIMINGS – Still to be advised


HOLIDAY INSURANCE – Please contact us for details


DEPOSITS – A 20% Deposit of the total cruise value is required at the time of booking.


  • All Prices on board are in Sterling – so you don’t have any worries about currency fluctuations

  • This Cruise is protected through our membership of ABTOT (Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust).


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