How to Cruise With Just a Bus Pass...

January 13, 2015

If you’re looking to book a trip with Fred Olsen Cruise Lines but you don’t hold a valid passport or photo card driving licence? Don’t worry because the company has amended its policy!

The revised regulations mean that passengers will be able to board if they present other acceptable forms of photographic identification at check-in. These range from council-issued bus passes and travel cards, an EU national card or a firearms licence.

Upon presenting these, passengers will have access to ex-UK cruises visiting UK ports, with the exception of those that call in to the Republic of Ireland.

The alternative forms of identification fully adhere to the requirements of the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code and comply with Fred Olsen’s company policy of being able to verify the identity of each guest.

Nathan Philpot, sales and marketing director for Fred Olsen Cruise Lines, said: “One of our most popular range of cruise holidays is our ‘Around UK’ voyages, where guests can experience the many delights of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, in a simple, stress-free way.

“We are now making it even easier for that proportion of the UK population who do not have a passport or photo card driving licence to enjoy our in-depth UK cruise experience, and get the chance to visit UK towns and cities that our smaller-sized ships can access.”

Fred Olsen’s Around UK cruises in 2015 will sail to a range of wonderful destinations across the country, including Dover, Edinburgh, Southampton and the Isle of Skye.

Does Fred Olsen’s new policy appeal to you? Are you tempted to board a cruise using your bus pass?

You can learn more about a cruise with Fred Olsen here…