Introducing Fred Lunar (Video)

Aloha adventurers! Now, I know what you’re thinking. It’s not Friday so why are we posting a video? Well, we are so excited about the arrival of our newest product that we couldn’t wait until the end of the week to tell you all about it. So today we’re bringing you more of a Midweek Musing than a Friday Thought. A Wednesday Wondering if you will.

So, as I said, we’re very excited to announce the launch of our newest holiday option, and launch is definitely the right word. In a first for the industry, we are introducing a new brand known as Fred Lunar, which will be offering the unbelievable opportunity to travel into space and land on the moon. By partnering with NASA, we can provide a roundtrip to Earth’s nearest satellite for a period of 11 nights, in what will be the ultimate out of this world holiday.

Let’s break down those 11 nights to tell you a little bit more about you type of experience you can look forward to when you take one giant leap with Fred Lunar. To start with, we will fly you out to Florida from the airport of your choice, where you will have an overnight stay at the Marriott Fairfield Inn in Titusville, Orlando. The next morning, you will transfer to the nearby Kennedy Space Centre before blasting off on a journey that will take a total of three days as you travel the 225,000 miles to the moon.

As you take your first few paces, on the lunar surface, following in the footsteps of the great Neil Armstrong, you will find yourself outside of the Fred. Olsen owned Gemini hotel. Named after a program of NASA space missions in the 60s, the hotel is split into two parts, with the accommodation on one side and entertainment facilities on the other.

These include two restaurants, one in which you can sample freeze-dried space food which astronauts usually dine on. You also have the Apollo bar where you can grab one of our space-themed cocktails and the Galileo gym. You can even visit the gift shop to buy some tongue in cheek ‘moon cheese’ to take home to your loved ones.

If you are worried about the limited gravity that there is on the moon, our NASA partners have helped us develop a way to make conditions similar to those found on Earth. Using powerful magnets that are spread throughout the hotel, the gravity is increased so that it is just short of what you would normally experience on Earth. However, if you would like to experience the full effect of the moon’s gravitation, you can do in the Armstrong Suite. This is a specially created area of the hotel, complete with soft furnishings.

In total, you’ll have three nights at the Gemini. When you’re not exploring the facilities or taking in your amazing surroundings, there is the chance to experience a cruise on the Sea of Tranquillity. Although this part of the moon is not actually filled with water, we have called these day trips ‘cruises’ in a nod to the other products we offer here at Fred Holidays. Nonetheless, you will be able to experience this well-known spot on the moon’s surface and see for yourself why Armstrong and Aldrin found it so hard to sleep here.

At the end of your three nights, you will step back into the shuttle and make the three-day journey back to Earth, making certain to capture some awe-inspiring images of our world as you re-enter its orbit. After a brief re-acclimatisation session, you will spend one last night in the Marriot Fairfield Inn, before we fly you back to the UK.

So that’s everything really. We hope you are just as excited as we are about Fred Lunar and we anticipate that we will be welcoming some of you onboard sometime in the future. Watch this space for more information. Or you can visit http://www.fred.travel/news/fred-lunar.

I’d like to take this opportunity to wish all our viewers a Happy Easter, and we’ll see you again next time when we’ll be back to normal, bringing you another Friday Thought from Fred. Goodbye.

Win An Easter Goodie Bag!

Just answer the question below for your chance to win an Easter goodie bag from Fred.\. The winner will be chosen at random from all of the entries.

To enter, email your answer, along with your name and preferred contact details to hello@fredholidays.co.uk by 12pm Thursday 2nd April.*

Which ‘Fred’ is one of only 24 humans to have flown to the Moon?

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