25th February 2019 – There is now less than one week left to enjoy great savings on a number of exotic getaways with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in 2019/20, including ‘FREE Drinks & Tips’, ‘FREE Cashback’ or ‘Three cruises for the price of two’ on selected sailings, as well as a range of ‘No Single Supplement’ offers, on all new bookings made by 28th February 2019 inclusive. Moreover, those guests wishing to travel from Scotland can take advantage of a number of convenient flight options via Edinburgh in the Fred. Olsen ‘Cruise Sale’. Justin Stanton, Sales and Marketing Director for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said: “We launched our popular ‘Cruise Sale’ on 5th December 2018, to give our valued guests the chance to benefit from a range of attractive savings, across a selection of Fred. Olsen ocean and river fly-cruise holidays in 2019/20. “What is so rewarding about a Fred. Olsen fly-cruise is that far-flung destinations, such as the Seychelles, Indonesia and the Mediterranean – as well as the stunning waterways of Europe – are all within easy reach and just a few hours away. Guests can be exploring the white sandy beaches of the Maldives, sampling the finest authentic Thai cuisine, or experiencing the rich culture of Papua New Guinea, within only a two-week window. “Add to this Fred. Olsen’s not-to-be-missed ‘Cruise Sale’ savings, upgrades and offers – plus convenient flights from Edinburgh – and we know that we have the perfect cruise holiday for our guests. But don’t forget – there is now less than one week to make your booking!” Examples of the fly-cruise itineraries included in Fred. Olsen’s ‘Cruise Sale’ – including Scottish flight options – are as follows: – Brabant’s five-night R1903 ‘Springtime Dutch Discovery’ fly-cruise, flights from Edinburgh / London / Manchester, ex Amsterdam, Netherlands 14th April 2019. Prices start from £999 per person. Enjoy a ‘FREE Dining Drinks & Tips’ upgrade on this cruise, as part of Fred. Olsen’s ‘Cruise Sale’, when booked by 28th February 2019 inclusive. This is also part of the ‘Three cruises for the price of two’ multi-buy offer. Ports of call: Amsterdam, The Netherlands (overnight stay) – Cruising Across Ijsselmeer – Hoorn, The Netherlands – Kampen, The Netherlands – Cruising on Ijssel River – Deventer, The Netherlands (overnight stay) – Cruising by Zutphen – Arnhem, The Netherlands (overnight stay) – Cruising Pannerden Canal & Fortress – Nijmegen, The Netherlands – Düsseldorf, Germany For more details: Visit R1903 ‘Springtime Dutch Discovery’ – Boudicca’s 14-night D1927 ‘Seychelles, Maldives & Andaman Islands’ fly-cruise, flights from Edinburgh / London / Manchester, ex Victoria, Seychelles on 14th November 2019. Prices start from £2,999 per person. Enjoy a ‘FREE Drinks & Tips’ upgrade, plus up to £100 per person ‘FREE Cashback’ on this cruise, as part of Fred. Olsen’s ‘Cruise Sale’, when booked by 28th February 2019 inclusive. This is also part of the ‘Three cruises for the price of two’ multi-buy offer. Ports of call: Victoria, Seychelles (overnight stay) – Praslin Island, Seychelles – Malé, Maldives – Colombo, Sri Lanka – Port Blair, India (overnight stay) – Phuket, Thailand (overnight stay) For more details: Visit D1927 ‘Seychelles, Maldives & Andaman Islands’ – Boudicca’s 14-night D2001 ‘Papua New Guinea & Indonesian Culture’ fly-cruise, flights from Edinburgh / London / Manchester, ex Cairns, Australia on 9th January 2020. Prices start from £3,199 per person. Enjoy a ‘FREE Drinks & Tips’ upgrade on this cruise, as part of Fred. Olsen’s ‘Cruise Sale’, when booked by 28th February 2019 inclusive. This is also part of the ‘Three cruises for the price of two’ multi-buy offer. Ports of call: Cairns, Australia (overnight stay) – Alotau, Papua New Guinea – Madang, Papua New Guinea – Wewak, Papua New Guinea – Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia – Komodo, Indonesia – Benoa, Bali (overnight stay) For more details: Visit D2001 ‘Papua New Guinea & Indonesian Culture’ – Boudicca’s 14-night D2005 ‘Islands & Cities of the Mediterranean’ fly-cruise, flights from Edinburgh / London / Manchester, ex Limassol, Cyprus on 5th March 2020 (returning to Dover, UK). Prices start from £1,699 per person. Enjoy a ‘FREE Drinks & Tips’ upgrade on this cruise, as part of Fred. Olsen’s ‘Cruise Sale’, when booked by 28th February 2019 inclusive. Solo travellers can sail from £1,999, with a 0% single supplement on certain grades. Ports of call: Limassol, Cyprus – Heraklion, Greece – Piraeus, Greece – Valletta, Malta – Palma, Spain – Cartagena, Spain – Malaga, Spain – Leixões (for Oporto), Portugal – Dover, UK For more details: Visit D2005 ‘Islands & Cities of the Mediterranean’ All prices shown are based on two adults sharing a twin-bedded Standard (Brabant only) / Interior Room, and include accommodation, all meals and entertainment on board, port / airport taxes, flights and transfers. Guests booking their holidays with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines can also benefit from its ‘Book with Confidence’ guarantee. This means that, once a booking is confirmed, Fred. Olsen guarantees that no surcharges or supplements will be added to the cruise price. Bookings are underpinned by the security of ABTA and ATOL protection, as well as Fred. Olsen’s industry-leading ‘Enjoyment Promise’, giving real peace of mind. What is more, all cruises, shore tours and purchases made on board Fred. Olsen’s ships are priced in Pounds Sterling – so that guests can explore the world without having to worry about exchange rates. For further information on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, visit the website at http://www.fredolsencruises.com/agent or call the Trade Support Team on 01473 746164.
The province will ban whole-tree and full-tree harvesting to ensure that the forestry sector remains sustainable for the future. Whole-tree harvesting removes the entire tree, including stem, branches, stump and roots, out of a forest site to a landing or roadside. In full-tree harvesting, the stump and roots remain at the forest site, but the stem and branches are removed. “Nova Scotians clearly told us they were opposed to both of these practices and we are honouring our commitment to ban them,” said Natural Resources Minister Charlie Parker. “These practices were allowed to go on for too long, and we are making the right decision for the health of the forests and the sustainability of the forest industry.” In December 2010, the province said it would stop the removal of whole trees from the forests so that woody debris would remain to nurture new growth. The Path We Share, the province’s natural resources strategy, promised to establish rules for whole-tree harvesting and to incorporate them into the Code of Forest Practice. The Christmas tree industry is exempt from these rules, as are non-forestry operations such as land-clearing, real estate, and agriculture. The province reviewed full tree harvesting practices across Canada and related scientific literature. “Ending whole-tree harvesting is a very positive step forward for the forests of Nova Scotia,” said Tom Miller, owner of Bearwood Farms, woodlot owner of the year in 2005, and a wood harvester for more than 35 years. “This is a good news story for the future sustainability of our woodlands. The province is to be commended for their handling of this issue.” Amendments to the Wildlife Habitat and Watercourses Protection Regulations will be made accordingly. “Our next step is to give the public time to review and comment on these proposed regulations, as required under the Forests Act,” said Mr. Parker. The public may submit comments until Aug. 20 on the Natural Resources website at www.novascotia.ca/natr . Whole-tree operations in Nova Scotia harvest less than 100,000 green metric tonnes. That represents less than four per cent of the total annual provincial tree harvest. The province has worked closely with woodlot owners, harvesters and other forestry stakeholders for the past three years to improve harvesting methods, and invested in the sector by providing funding for training; all while dealing with significant changes in the mills sector.