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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines unveils ‘back in the water’ plans with its two new ships among the fleet

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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines unveils ‘back in the water’ plans with its two new ships among the fleet

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has today unveiled its plans to have three of the fleet ‘back in the water’ in March and April 2021, with Balmoral to sail even sooner.

The company’s two new ships, Bolette and Borealis, will take on the existing itineraries for Boudicca and Black Watch, as well as offer some exciting new sailings, and alongside Braemar will take to the waters again in March and April 2021.

Guests looking to book onto the new ships can do so from early September, with Bolette to go on sale on Monday, 7th September, and Borealis on Tuesday, 15th September.

A return to the water date for Balmoral will be confirmed over the coming weeks, with plans underway to have this ship sailing first.

Fred. Olsen Junior, Chairman of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:

“We have really missed taking our guests on their holidays this year. Without our guests, there is no vibrancy, no life and no fun on board our ships, and we can’t wait to be able to offer them the award-winning cruises for which we are renowned once again.”

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

“We are so pleased to be able to share our ‘back in the water’ plans with our guests. When they join us back on board, they will do so aboard a refreshed fleet.

“We have been working hard to add that ‘Fred. Olsen’ touch to our two new ships, Bolette and Borealis, so that they are ready to offer the Fred. Olsen experience that our returning guests know and love, and enchant those joining us for the very first time.”

Cruises for Boudicca and Black Watch will remain on sale on the Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines website until the two new ships are launched, with Bolette taking on the existing itineraries for Boudicca, and Borealis taking on Black Watch itineraries. All guests who have a booking aboard either Boudicca or Black Watch will have their cruise automatically transferred onto the new ships.

The two new ships are set to join the rest of the fleet in Babcock’s Rosyth Facilities in Scotland in early September.

For further information on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines or to book online, visitwww.fredolsencruises.com, call Reservations on 0800 0355 242 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm), or contact your ABTA travel agent. 

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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

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IP1 5LL Ipswich, Suffolk