Two new Fred Olsen Cruise Lines sailings have gone on sale for 2022 as part of a phased introduction of the programme.

Balmoral will run a 15-night cruise from Newcastle to Spitsbergen in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard in June 2022, including a crossing of the Arctic Circle.

A 19-night voyage to Canada from Liverpool in September 2022, taking in seven ports across three Canadian provinces, is made possible by the sailing speeds of new addition Borealis.

Free on board spending of £200 on the Spitsbergen itinerary and £250 for Canada  is being offered to encourage early bookings by December 31.

Product and customer service director Clare Ward 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.

“I know our guests will be just as excited about this sneak peek into our 2022 programme as we are, with an on board spending offer which will enable them to get the most out of their holiday both on and off the ship.”