Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has celebrated an historic coming together of its fleet of four ocean ships – Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch – in Cádiz.
The event, entitled Captains in Cádiz, was only the second time ever that the fleet has converged in one place, anywhere in the world.
Fred. Olsen’s four ships sailed into Cádiz harbour at just before 08:00, carrying 4,000 guests, who were welcomed by the Los Sones de Cádiz band and a port bedecked with Captains in Cádiz fiesta-style bunting and banners.
Mike Rodwell, managing director for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said: “We have named this year’s event Captains in Cádiz, as our captains – and their dedicated crews – help to make the cruise experience across our fleet such an enjoyable and memorable one.
“This year marks the 170th anniversary of Fred. Olsen’s start as a shipping company and we are delighted to be celebrating today in the stunning city of Cádiz.
“Our cruise ships have been calling here since 1987, and the excellent port facilities mean that we can berth all four ships in close proximity to each other.”
Fred. Olsen has already started planning its next fleet reunion – the third such event – in the stunning city of Funchal, on the Garden Island of Madeira, on April 4th, 2020.