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Braemar's 'Western Caribbean & Central America' fly-cruise update - 16/03/2020

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines can confirm that Braemar, currently at anchor in The Bahamas, has taken on supply of food, medication and ship supplies, after a delivery via cargo ship from Freeport overnight. 

At the same time, two doctors and two nurses joined the ship to assist Braemar’s on board medical team.

The Captain, Senior Officers and crew worked extremely hard overnight to take receipt of these supplies and store them accordingly. As a result, the Captain enforced a mandatory rest period for all those involved in the operation, following what was a busy and challenging day on board.

This rest period will be lifted at 9am local time (1pm UK time).

At around 9am on Saturday morning, Braemar dropped anchor approximately 25 miles South West of Freeport in The Bahamas, and the ship remains at this location.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office continue to have high level discussions to get all guests home as quickly as possible. We will provide a further update as soon as we have further information.

20 guests and 20 crew remain in isolation, having shown influenza-like symptoms, including a doctor. This includes five people who tested positive for COVID-19 coronavirus at our last port of call, Willemstad, Curaçao, on Tuesday (March 10th).

A dedicated Braemar Relative Support Team has been set up at Fred. Olsen’s UK Head Office to give a direct point of contact for those who have relatives on board. Relatives can reach this team by calling +44 (0) 1473 292350 between the hours of 8am and 8pm.

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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has defined and redefined the cruise experience, and judging by the number of passengers that come back time and again, we seem to have styled it to perfection

The company originated in Hvitsten, a small town on Oslofjord in Norway, in 1848 when three Olsen brothers – Fredrik Christian, Petter and Andreas – bought their first ships and began an international shipping company.

Now into the fifth generation of the family, they operate companies skilled in various aspects of the cruise and passenger shipping trade as well as aviation, ships’ crewing, shipbuilding and offshore industries.
Aside from the transportation industries, the Fred. Olsen group also has interests in the luxury hotel sector, estate management, property development, and electronics companies.

Offices for the company are spread throughout the world, although the company headquarters remain firmly in the family’s hands in Oslo and Tenerife. Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is based in Ipswich in Suffolk.

Company Reg. No: 2672435
Registered Name & Office: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Ltd, 2nd Floor, 64-65 Vincent Square, London, SW1P 2NU.
Place of registration: England and Wales
VAT Number: 927 5336 08

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