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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines unveils first new-look fleet reunion with Fleet in Funchal celebration for 2023

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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines unveils first new-look fleet reunion with Fleet in Funchal celebration for 2023

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has today unveiled the first reunion of its new-look fleet, with all four of its smaller ships to come together in Funchal, Madeira, in November 2023.

It will be the third fleet reunion to be held by the cruise line, and will see the four ships, Bolette, Borealis, Balmoral and Braemar, set sail on four separate cruises, hand-crafted specially to allow them to come together at the garden island of Madeira for the Fleet in Funchal celebration.

The occasion will be marked with a quayside fiesta, and the cruise line plans offer guests the chance to explore the rest of the fleet while they are in port.

Guests looking to join the celebration can enjoy £200 per person to spend on board, or £400 when booking a suite.

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

“This is set to be an incredible day in our history, as it will be the first time that our new-look fleet will be in port together since we set sail again last summer – and what better way to mark it than with a celebration with our guests?

“Our teams here are already busy curating a programme of events, and will be working very closely with the team in the Port of Funchal to ensure it is a truly memorable day for all.

“Of course, while our Fleet in Funchal event will undoubtedly be a highlight, each ship will be embarking on its own adventure, offering guests the chance to enjoy warmer climates during the British winter.

“Whether you would like to island hop to discover many of the Canary Islands, experience the diverse nature of the Azores, immerse yourself in the Moroccan culture or explore many historical sites of Spain and Portugal, there will be plenty to delight your inner explorer in the days leading up to our special celebration.” 


Fred. Olsen’s Fleet in Funchal sailings are as follows:

Bolette’s 15-night T2328 ‘Spain & Portugal with Fleet in Funchal’ cruise, departing from Southampton on 29th October 2023. Prices start from £2,099 per person.

Itinerary: Southampton, England – La Coruna, Spain – Cruising by Tower of Hercules – Cádiz, Spain – Tarragona, Spain – Valencia, Spain – Cartagena, Spain – Málaga, Spain – Funchal, Madeira – Southampton, England

Balmoral’s 15-night L2324 ‘The Canary Islands with the Fleet in Funchal’ cruise, departing from Southampton on 30th October 2023. Prices start from £2,099 per person.

Itinerary: Southampton, England – Cádiz, Spain – Las Palmas, Gran Canaria – Santa Cruz, Tenerife – San Sebastian, La Gomera – Santa Cruz, La Palma – Funchal, Madeira – Lisbon, Portugal – Southampton, England

Braemar’s 15-night M2327 ‘Discovering Cultural Morocco with the Fleet in Funchal’ cruise, departing from Dover on 30th October 2023. Prices start from £2,099 per person.

Itinerary: Dover, England – Gibraltar – Cádiz, Spain – Tangier, Morocco – Casablanca, Morocco – Agadir, Morocco – Funchal, Madeira – Leixões, Matosinhos, Portugal – Dover, England

Borealis’ 14-night S2323 ‘The Azores with The Fleet in Funchal’ cruise, departing from Liverpool on 1st November 2023. Prices start from £1,999 per person.

Itinerary: Liverpool, England – Praia da Vitória, Terceira, Azores – Ponta Delgada, São Miguel, Azores (overnight stay) – Funchal, Madeira – Lisbon, Portugal – Leixões, Matosinhos, Portugal – Liverpool, England

For more information on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Fleet in Funchal sailings, visit fredolsencruises.com/four-freds-in-funchal 

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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.

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