FOR YOUR INFORMATION
Precise timings for a stay in port vary from place to place and from sailing to
sailing. Arrival and departure times can change as a cruise progresses, so these are
shown as approximate periods rather than exact times. They are as follows:
Period Arrive or depart from
early am 05:00 - 09:59
late am 10:00 - 11:59
early pm 12:00 - 15:59
late pm 16:00 - 19:59
late night 20:00 onwards
Proximity of destinations
In each port of call, our goal is to get you as close as we can to the destination –
taking full advantage of our smaller ships. Your ship may be a short walk or bus
ride from the local amenities. In cases where attractions are over a mile away from
the ship, a shuttle bus provided by Fred. Olsen or the local port authority may be
made available (a nominal fee usually applies). Guests who’ve booked the Suite
Dreams package or Freedom Fares will receive complimentary shuttle bus tickets.
When a port is further away – indicated as “from” on the itinerary, e.g. “Oporto
(from Leixões)” – it may be necessary to book a chargeable transfer, taxi or tour to
reach the destination. Please note that tours are bookable prior to your cruise
departure, subject to availability.
Ports at anchor
A number of ports listed in the cruise itineraries will be at anchor. These are
highlighted where known, but can be subject to change. An anchor port often
requires guests to go ashore by tender via the steps of a gangway. Should you
have any concerns, please contact our friendly Reservations Team or your local
The cruise itineraries described in this brochure include experiences that may be
enjoyed independently and/or with Fred. Olsen’s chargeable Shore Tours (subject
to availability and service operation). Information is thoroughly researched to
minimise the risk of errors, but we cannot guarantee the accuracy of this
information, which may change at any time.
What to wear
Formal nights For cruises longer than six nights, there will be at least one formal
evening while you are on board (final details will be provided prior to departure).
‘Dress to impress’ is generally how most guests approach formal nights, with men
opting for a dinner jacket or dark suit and tie, and ladies in anything from a
cocktail-style dress to a full-length ball gown. For guests not wishing to join the
formal evenings, the casual dining restaurants on our ships have a relaxed, smart
casual dress code every evening.
Smart casual Most evenings during your cruise will be smart casual, so you can
feel relaxed through dinner and beyond. A pair of trousers, chinos or smart (dark)
jeans, coupled with a polo shirt or shirt is perfectly acceptable for men. A jacket
and/or tie is equally fine. Ladies often choose from tailored trouser suits, casual
separates or summer dresses.
Daytime casual is perfectly acceptable with trainers, T-shirts, polo shirts and
shorts popular in warmer climes (please note: these are not allowed in the
restaurants for evening dining). Trousers and a sweater or jacket are
recommended for cooler temperatures.
For more information, visit fredolsencruises.com, see your travel agent or call 0800 0355 122