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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ocean fleet makes Scotland’s  Firth of Forth its temporary home

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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ocean fleet makes Scotland’s Firth of Forth its temporary home

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ocean fleet has taken up temporary residence in Scotland’s Firth of Forth, just outside the Port of Rosyth, during the company’s pause in cruise operations which is running until 23rd May 2020.

Fred. Olsen’s Balmoral, Boudicca, Braemar and Black Watch are all now based temporarily in the Firth of Forth.

Peter Deer, Managing Director of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:

“Last month, we at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines made the difficult decision to pause our cruise operations voluntarily for a period of time, as many other cruise operators have done.

“In the meantime, we have been working with Forth Ports and have secured safe, temporary anchorages for our ships in the Firth of Forth. Each ship will retain a small team on board to continue essential operations, and locals might see the ships move within the river from time to time to carry out their duties.

“We look forward to brighter times ahead and to welcoming our valued guests back on board when the time is right for us all.”

Robert Mason, Head of Cruise for Capital Cruising, which operates the Port of Rosyth, said:

“We are pleased to be able to help our valued cruise line customer Fred. Olsen at this difficult time for the industry. We are providing safe and suitable river anchorages for four Fred. Olsen vessels in the River Forth.

“All four of these ships are regular callers into the Forth and it is good that we can offer this support while the liners are not operational.”

Fred. Olsen took the decision to pause all sailings ahead of the UK Government’s enforced period of self-isolation, in what has become an unprecedented time for the global travel industry.

For further information on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, visit www.fredolsencruises.com

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

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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

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
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IP1 5LL Ipswich, Suffolk