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Renew your wedding vows with Fred.!

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Renew your wedding vows with Fred.!

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is now pleased to offer guests the chance to relive one of the most romantic and significant days of their lives, with its new ‘Renewal of Wedding Vows’ package, all for just £250.*

This special ‘Renewal of Wedding Vows’ celebration, across all four of Fred. Olsen’s smaller, more intimate ships – Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch – includes: a romantic ceremony conducted by the master, in an attractive venue on board; a bouquet and buttonhole; a professional photographer to capture the ceremony; a special celebration cake and bottle of Champagne; and a commemorative certificate, signed by the Master.

Guests Mr. and Mrs. Beeforth, of Whitby, North Yorkshire, who are both ‘new-to-cruise’, chose to celebrate this romantic occasion on their ten-night ‘Canaries, Madeira & Morocco’ fly-cruise in February this year.

Mrs. Sheila Beeforth arranged the package as a surprise for her husband, Ian. She said: “The whole experience was absolutely fabulous! It made the holiday so special and we could not have wished for anything better. Nothing was too much trouble and I don’t think we would cruise with anyone else now.”

The couple’s service was led by Captain Bent Ivar Gangdal in the stunning Observatory Lounge on Marquee Deck 8, when Braemar was docked in Funchal, Madeira.

Danay Esnart Cardoso, Guest Relations Manager on board Braemar, said:

"It was a fantastic effort by every one on board to make this day very special for Mr. and Mrs. Beeforth, and we are thrilled to have shared this romantic celebration with them. There is an air of romance on board a cruise ship, making it the perfect time for our guests to renew their wedding vows.”

Fred. Olsen is proud to be the only UK travel company to receive a coveted ‘Gold Award’ from leading consumer review website Feefo, having achieved a 95% service rating of 'Excellent' or 'Good' in over 5,600 genuine, independent guest reviews in 2013.

Fred. Olsen was also delighted to be voted ‘Best Affordable Cruise Line’ and runner-up ‘Best Cruise Line’ in the ‘Cruise International Awards 2013’, and ‘Best Value for Money’ in the Cruise Critic ‘Editors’ Picks UK Awards 2013’.

*Due to the Captain’s extensive duties, only a limited number of ceremonies are available and these can only be performed on sea days.

Photo caption:
From left to right: Captain Bent Ivar Gangdal, Master of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 929-guest ship, Braemar, pictured on deck Mrs. Sheila Beeforth and her husband Mr. Ian Beeforth, after celebrating their ‘Renewal of Wedding Vows’ ceremony on board.

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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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