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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Balmoral makes maiden call at Myanmar

Press release   •   Feb 13, 2014 09:42 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ flagship, Balmoral, has celebrated calling at Yangon, the capital of Myanmar. The 1,350-guest ship is staying for two nights in this exotic city, and will then spend 14th February 2014 – Valentine’s Day – taking a romantic cruise to Singapore.

Captain Robert Bamberg, Master of Balmoral, said:

“We are proud to be able to offer our guests such a wide range of worldwide itineraries, with so many exciting new ports of call on this ‘World Cruise’ – our longest ever, at 114 nights. We would like to thank the people of Myanmar to for their warm welcome and our guests are very excited to be able to see and experience this beautiful country.”

Balmoral’s global odyssey takes in South America, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, India and the Middle East, and visits 24 countries, including the new ports of Hiroshima, Kobe (Osaka) and Yokohama in Japan, and Nawiliwili (Kauai) and Honolulu in Hawaii.

Photo caption: Captain Robert Bamberg, Master of Balmoral (fourth from left), Chief Officer Tony Fast (fifth from right), Hotel Manager Odd Kvamme (far right), and Food & Beverage Manager Mario De Azevedo Marques (second from left) exchange commemorative plaques with Myanmar officials to celebrate the ship’s maiden call at the port on 11th February 2014.

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Fred. Olsen Cruise Line operates in the UK with four intimately sized ships for a more personal cruising experience.