Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has launched a Buy One Get One Free cruise promotion for 2013 in the United States.

Fred. Olsen has chosen 51 cruise offers to tempt guests in these challenging economic times: book one cruise of 12 nights duration or more before December 31, 2012 (subject to full payment at the time of booking), on a wide variety of 2013 worldwide itineraries, and get another cruise absolutely free, which is transferable and can be used by the guest or given to a friend or family member.

Guests can choose their full-payment cruise from a wide range of exciting itineraries, including the Caribbean, the Mediterranean and Europe, Canary Islands and West Africa, The Middle East, Baltic and Scandinavia, Norway, Spitsbergen, and Iceland.

The selection of 20 free cruises must be booked by January 31, 2013. The fascinating itineraries on offer range from a two-night Belfast mini-cruise – to a ten-night sailing around Iberia. A full list of cruises is attached in a PDF document.

Nathan Philpot, Sales and Marketing Director of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said: "We have been recognized for offering guests the most affordable cruise holidays around, and this new Buy One Get One Free campaign gives our value-conscious customers the chance to take an excellent Fred. Olsen getaway in 2013, with the exceptional added bonus of a free cruise!”

All Fred. Olsen cruises included in this promotion offer excellent cost savings. Prices include comfortable en-suite accommodation, all meals – from five-course à la carte dining, to casual buffets and late-night snacks – a glittering array of evening entertainment, including dancing and cabaret shows, and free participation in Fred. Olsen's popular Vistas onboard enrichment program.

In 2013, Fred. Olsen's fleet of four traditional, more intimate ships – Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch – will be cruising from nine departure ports in the UK: Southampton, Dover, Portsmouth, Harwich, Liverpool, Newcastle, Greenock (for Glasgow), Rosyth (for Edinburgh), and Belfast.