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Fred's Friday Thought: 2015 New Ships Recap (Video)
3rd December
We look back over the last 12 months and remind you of some of the fantastic ships that have been launched in 2015.
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Fred's Friday Thought: River Cruises Outside Of Europe (Video)
27th November
Although Europe is the most popular region in which to take a river cruise, there are many alternatives in other places around the world.
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Fred's Friday Thought: Top Holiday Offers (Video)
19th November
Here is a selection of the top holiday offers we have available at the moment.
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Fred's Friday Thought: 2016 Holiday Inspiration Brochure (Video)
13th November
This week's video is all about our brand new brochure. We talk to Aisleen Marley about how it differs from previous editions.
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Fred's Friday Thought: What You Can See On Our Expedition Cruises (Video)
6th November
Our expedition cruises will take you to the Arctic and Antarctica on the trip-of-a-lifetime. Here are just some of the things you will see along the way.
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Fred's Friday Thought: Norwegian Escape (Video)
30th October
We got a sneak peek at the brand new Norwegian Escape this week and so in today's video, we're showing you what she has to offer.
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Fred's Friday Thought: Cruising For The First Time (Video)
23rd October
Looking to cruise for the first time? This video will provide plenty of useful tips and advice.
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Fred's Friday Thought: Touring Europe (Video)
16th October
We have many land-based holidays available within Europe, but today we are focussing on our rail, cycling and walking tours.
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Fred's Friday Thought: Empress (Video)
9th October
Today we show you around another ship operated by Spanish cruise line Pullmantur. Here's an insight into Empress.
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Fred's Friday Thought: Shore Excursions (Video)
2nd October
Shore excursions can enhance your cruise no end, so we take you through everything you need to know about these port adventures.
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Fred's Friday Thought: Regensburg (Video)
25th September
Following on from our German city tours of Nuremberg and Bamberg, this week we take a look around the Bavarian city of Regensburg.
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Fred's Friday Thought: Ocean Princess (Video)
18th September
This week we show you around Princess Cruises' boutique ship Ocean Princess.
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Fred's Friday Thought: What's Included In A River Cruise? (Video)
11th September
River cruises are much more inclusive than their ocean cousins but what exactly does your cruise fare cover.
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Fred's Friday Thought: Bamberg (Video)
4th September
This week we take a look around the Franconian town of Bamberg, which is built on top of seven hills.
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Fred's Friday Thought: Winter Brochure (Video)
28th August
Our winter brochure is now available to order online. Here's a sneak peak at what's inside.
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Fred's Friday Thought: Seven Seas Voyager (Video)
21st August
We travelled down to Southampton to take a look around Regent Seven Seas' ultra-luxurious Seven Seas Voyager.
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Fred's Friday Thought: Nuremberg (Video)
14th August
The city of Nuremberg is the second largest in the state of Bavaria. We take a look at some of the best sights.
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Fred's Friday Thought: Horizon (Video)
7th August
We took a trip up to Liverpool to look around the Croisieres de France ship Horizon, which is operated by Pullmantur Cruises.
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Fred's Friday Thought: German Beer (Video)
31st July
Germany is famed for knowing how to brew a good pint, so we take you on a tour of some of the best places to taste the country's beer.
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Fred's Friday Thought: Voyager
24th July
Voyages of Discovery specialise in small ship cruising & can take guest on immersive itineraries all over the world. We took a look around their ship, Voyager.
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Fred's Friday Thought: Christmas Markets (Video)
17th July
Booking your Christmas market break is the best way to get a good deal. In this week's video, we tell you what you can expect.
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Fred's Friday Thought: Basel And Freiburg (Video)
10th July
Both Basel and Freiburg are great cities in their own right but they are also excellent gateways to the regions around them.
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Fred's Friday Thought: Europa-Park Hotels
3rd July
There are options for every budget when you stay at the Europa-Park resort. We took a look around five of the themed hotels on site.
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Fred's Friday Thought: Europa-Park (video)
26th June
In the year of Europa-Park's 40th birthday, we took a trip to Germany to experience the rides for ourselves.
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Fred's Friday Thought: Queen Victoria Visit (Video)
12th June
We took a look around the stunning Queen Victoria in the year of Cunard's 175th anniversary.
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Fred's Friday Thought: Hotel Jardin Tecina (Video)
12th June
Daniel Mays took a trip to Fred's Hotel Jardin Tecina to show you around in this week's Friday Thought.
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Fred's Friday Thought: Unmissable Natural Events (Video)
5th June
This week's video looks at some of nature's most spectacular performances and how you can see them for yourself.
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Fred's Friday Thought: Dave Chidley Interview (Video)
29th May
We got the chance to pose some burning questions to Royal Caribbean National Account Manager, Dave Chidley. He's what he had to say.
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Fred's Friday Thought: MS Ryndam (Video)
22nd May
Today we take a trip down to Harwich to look around Holland America Line's MS Ryndam.
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Fred’s Friday Thought: The Good Old US of A (Video)
15th May
For this week's Friday Thought, we head across the pond to look at the different ways you can explore the USA.
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Fred's Friday Thought: The Three Queens (Video)
8th May
2015 marks 175 years of Cunard and so we took a trip to Southampton to watch all Three Queens sail in procession.
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Fred's Friday Thought: The Mediterranean (Video)
1st May
The Mediterranean is a great place to travel to at this time of year. We look at some of the reasons why.
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Fred's Friday Thought: Anthem of the Seas (Video)
24th April
We step on board and explore Royal Caribbean's newest ship to see if she lives up to the hype.
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Fred's Friday Thought: Game of Thrones Tours (Video)
17th April
As season five hits our screens, find out about our Game of Thrones tours to places like Croatia, Malta and Iceland.
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Fred's Friday Thought: All Aboard Our All-inclusive Cruises From Pullmantur (Video)
10th April
Fred.\ Holidays are the UK general sales agents for Pullmantur cruises. Here is a bit more about what this cruise line can offer.
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Introducing Fred Lunar (Video)
1st April
We're excited to announce the launch of our new brand, Fred.\ Lunar. Watch our video for more information.
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Fred's Friday Thought: 2015 Brochure Review (Video)
27th March
This week, Aisleen Marley joins Chris Mayhew to talk through some of the highlights in the 2015 Fred Holidays brochure.
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Fred's Friday Thought: A River Cruise Revelation (Video)
20th March
Here's everything you need to know about river cruising in a handy video format.
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Fred's Friday Thought: Grand Prix Packages (Video)
13th March
Ahead of the start of the new season, here are some great ways you can combine a holiday with tickets to various Grand Prix races.
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Fred's Friday Thought: Year-Round Sun In The Canary Islands
6th March
The Hotel Jardin Tecina, on the beautiful island of La Gomera, is the perfect place to soak up the sun all year round.
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Fred's Friday Thought: Enthralling Expeditions (Video)
27th February
This week's video is all about heading off on a polar adventure. Our expedition cruises can take you to the Arctic or the Antarctic on the trip of a lifetime.
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Fred's Friday Thought: Captivating Cruises (Video)
20th February
Aloha adventurers and welcome to another Friday thought from Fred.\ here on Fred Holidays TV. After looking at land-based holidays last week, today we are going to switch the focus to cruising. As the market grows, more and more people are…
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Fred's Friday Thought: Land Based Holidays (Video)
13th February
In this week's Friday thought, we look at the variety of different land based holidays you can choose from when booking with Fred.
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Fred's Friday Thought: Introduction To Fred.\ Holidays (Video)
6th February
In our first weekly vlog, Chris Mayhew talks a bit about who Fred.\ Holidays are and what types of holidays we can offer.
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The World’s Best Private Island Resorts
30th January
We all dream of having the entire resort to ourselves when on holiday, but these private islands can make that dream come true.
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It’s Travel, But Not For Humans
23rd January
It's not just us humans that need a break from time to time. Here is a selection of services offering travel for other kinds of explorers.
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The 2015 Globe Travel Awards
16th January
Last night saw the announcement of the 2015 Globe Travel awards. We take a look at some of the worthy winners.
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Food Tourism: A Travel Trend On The Up
9th January
Food tourism is tipped to be big in 2015 and so we take a look at what is is and why it's set to hit the mainstream.
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Where Does Santa Claus Actually Live?
19th December
Santa has many proposed homes around the world - in Lapland, the North Pole and even Madrid. But where does he actually live?
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The Telegraph Highlights The Best Travel Companies To Use For Your Next Holiday
12th December
The annual Telegraph Travel Awards were announced last week. Here are some of the winners; perhaps providing the ingredients to the best holiday ever.
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The Best Places To Truly Get Away From It All
5th December
Many people go on holiday to escape their everyday routine and try to recharge their batteries. However, once away it only takes one email or one discussion about a story in the newspaper and you’re right back where you started; wrapped up …
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Tales From The 2015 Tatler Travel Awards
28th November
The Taler Travel awards for 2015 were recently announced and so we take a look at some of the impressive winners.
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The Fastest Growing Cities That Could Soon Be On Your Travel List
21st November
These cities are some of the fastest growing in the world. As well as expanding their populations they are also looking to increase tourism.
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Travel Frustrations Summed Up In 12 GIFs
14th November
Travel broadens the mind, helps us relax and creates wonderful memories but there are many frustrations to endure along the way.
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A Room With A View
7th November
A view can really enhance your holiday experience, especially if it is something as magnificent as what these hotels offer.
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A Harrowing Hoard Of Haunted Hangouts
31st October
As Halloween is upon us, we have rounded up various haunted hotspots from around the world.
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Quirky Laws From Around The World
24th October
Some countries have some weird and wonderful laws in place, so here is an article designed to keep you out of trouble on your travels.
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Everything You Need To Know About Travel In 6 Handy Infographics
17th October
Pictures speak a thousand words and so here are six thousand words to help you on your travels.
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City Breaks Soar As Beach Breaks Flip-Flop Into Decline
10th October
ABTA recently released figures suggesting that Britains are starting to opt for more city breaks than beach holidays.
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Why Travel Agents Still Have A Key Role To Play
3rd October
Many travel bookings are now done online, but there are so many reasons why a travel agent can still enhance your holiday.
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What Do The Next 100 Years Hold For Travellers?
26th September
We take a look at the predictions Lonely Planet has made for the next 100 years of travel.
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Technological Advancements That May Influence The Future Of Travel
19th September
Here is a look at some of the exciting technological advancements that could have an impact on travel in the future.
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4 Of The World’s Best Zoos
12th September
Zoos are a great place to visit when you go on holiday and the ones on this list represent some of the best in the world.
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5 Of The World’s Most Visited Countries
5th September
Ever wondered what the most popular countries in the world are? Well here are five which attract millions of tourists every year.
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Expecting The Unexpected - Travel Insurance Advice
29th August
Travel insurance is something that not all of us think about before we go away. Here is some great advice when arranging your cover.
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Airport Advice That Makes Flying A Bit More Bearable
22nd August
Spending time in the airport is always a frustrating way to start any holiday, but these tips should make things slightly easier.
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Great Destinations That Offer More For Your Pound
15th August
Although we tend to loosen the purse strings when on holiday, it's still nice to know your pound is going further.
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Cracking Packing Tips To Get Your Holiday Off To A Good Start
8th August
Packing is definitely the worst part of going on holiday but, hopefully, these tips will help things go smoother.
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Tip Top Travel Money Tips
1st August
Here are some great travel money tips to help you make the most of your cash when jetting off on holiday.
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The Best Travel Apps For 2014
25th July
Find out some of the best travel apps for 2014 which you can download to enrich your holiday experience.
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