Fred Olsen Cruises, the popular British cruise line, have announced that they will offer two cruises departing from Belfast in 2013. It will be the first time that Fred Olsen will sail from Northern Ireland's capital since 2007.
Both cruises on offer will depart in October 2013, with the choice of a two night mini-cruise to Liverpool and a 12 night cruise to the Canaries. Both cruises will be onboard Boudicca, a 28,000 tonne ship that carries up to 900 passengers.
Thanks to bringing Belfast back as a departure port, and also to a series of sailings from Harwich, Fred Olsen claims they can offer a cruise departing within 100 miles of 90% of the UK's population. So wherever you live Fred Olsen can get you onto a ship with relative ease. With local airports becoming an important part of holidays, are local departure ports for cruise lines going to catch on in the same way?
There are also some great fly cruise deals from Belfast.
Written by Troy McGuire