Fred. Olsen has today unveiled a brand new world cruise for 2024 celebrating the magical music of The Beatles – including a specially-commissioned yellow submarine to offer tours to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
Fred. Olsen’s Journey Planners have come together to hand-craft an itinerary that follows – as closely as possible – in the footsteps of The Beatles when they embarked on their 1964 World Tour, with a call into Copenhagen to mark 60 years since the opening night in the city.
More than just day trippers, our guests will find ‘newspaper taxis’ waiting ashore to take them on tours to many of the venues played by The Beatles during the famous tour. In addition, in Australia guests will be able to purchase a ticket to ride aboard Fred. Olsen’s new submarine – of course, painted yellow and aptly named SS Penny Lane – to witness the Great Barrier Reef.
On board, guests will find their very own Cavern Club where they can dance the night away to their favourite Beatles songs, and also a special ‘hill’ out on deck – built from Norwegian wood from our homeland – where guests can sit and enjoy scenic sailings and sunsets.
The cruise is a celebration of Fred. Olsen’s long-standing links to Liverpool, with new ship Borealis homeporting from the city for another year in 2022. The ship will berth almost opposite the statue of the ‘Fab Four’ at The Beatles Pier Head.
Peter Deer, Managing Director at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:
“At Fred. Olsen, we are famous for our creative itineraries, and as a big fan of The Beatles I am particularly excited about this one.
“The Beatles are one of the many icons that have helped to put Liverpool on the map as a city of culture, and this cruise is the perfect way for us to celebrate our long-standing relationship and our sailings from the city.
“We are really proud of our smaller ships and the opportunities they allow us to create for our guests, by taking them closer to the destinations they visit with us. Our new submarine, SS Penny Lane, will be the perfect addition to Borealis, and will make her debut on this historic cruise.
“It will be a real honour to see our guests come together for this very special sailing out of Liverpool in 2024. Money can’t buy you love, but it can buy you a holiday to remember!”
Details of the new world cruise are as follows:
Borealis’ 118-night S24BT ‘Magical Music of the Beatles’ world cruise, departing from Liverpool on 30th May 2024. Prices start from £17,999 per person.
Itinerary: Liverpool, England – Bournemouth, England – Brighton, England – Scarborough, England – Copenhagen, Denmark – Stockholm, Sweden – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Transit Suez Canal – Hong Kong, China – Aukland, New Zealand – Wellington, New Zealand – Christchurch, New Zealand – Dunedin, New Zealand – Cruising Great Barrier Reef – Sydney, Australia – Melbourne, Australia – Adelaide, Australia – Seattle, USA – Vancouver, Canada – San Francisco, USA – Los Angeles, USA – Cruising Panama Canal – New Orleans – USA – Jacksonville, USA – Baltimore, USA – Philadelphia, USA – New York, USA – Boston, USA – Montreal, Canada – Liverpool, England
This sailing has been unveiled ahead of the launch of Fred. Olsen’s 2023/24 schedule, which is set to be released by the small-ship operator at the end of April 2022.
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