Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is making a return to its homeland of Norway, as new ship Borealis sets sail in search of the Northern Lights, the natural phenomenon after which she is named.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ new flagship, Bolette, is setting sail on her first venture from Southampton, marking the start of its inaugural season of sailing from the city.
Fred. Olsen has become the first cruise line to complete an international voyage since the resumption of cruising, as Borealis returned to the UK from Iceland this morning.
New flagship Bolette had the white cliffs of Dover as her backdrop when she set sail on a scenic maiden voyage with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines earlier.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has resumed sailing, with new ship Borealis departing on her maiden voyage from Liverpool. She will sail a number of trips around the UK this summer.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is cancelling all sailings until the end of June in light of the current restrictions in England as a result of the pandemic, impacting on 14 trips.
New ship Borealis will still be the first of the fleet to set sail, with her maiden voyage now due to depart on May 22nd. The former Holland America Line ship was initially due to enter service on April 23rd.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has also announced revised ‘back in service’ dates for its four-strong ocean fleet, as the company prepares for cruising in 2021.
The updated guarantee allows guests making a new booking for 2021 to move their deposit to any other cruise already on sale without any additional fees before they pay their final balance.
The new cruise has become one of the best-selling itineraries since Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines paused their operations in March, with sales well exceeding £1 million.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has launched eight new itineraries for its ship, Balmoral, including a number of regional departures from Portsmouth next summer.