Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 1,350-guest flagship, Balmoral, has become an internet sensation, after video footage of her dramatic ‘stretch’ by 30 metres at the Blohm + Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany in 2008 was posted on popular websites for the BBC and ‘Daily Mail’, amongst others. The clip has now been seen and enjoyed by over 350,000 viewers online.
This year marks 100 years since the start of World War I and 70 years since the D-Day landings and in commemoration, cruise lines have created a wide selection of special itineraries and excursions.
The Panama Canal celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2014, and what better way to witness one of the world’s most spectacular engineering feats than from the deck of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ flagship, Balmoral? Fred. Olsen is offering guests the chance to commemorate the Canal’s centenary year in style.
As part of the recent redecoration and refurbishment of its 804-guest cruise ship Black Watch, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has introduced a new ‘Morning Light Pub’ on Lounge Deck Six. The work to redevelop the former ‘Pipers Bar’ took place during Black Watch’s 25-night ‘Christmas in the Caribbean’ cruise in December 2013.
As part of its new ‘Turn of Year’ sales campaign, award-winning Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is offering guests on longer-duration 2014/15 cruises a complimentary ‘door-to-door’ transport service.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines will be offering guests the chance to take in one of nature’s most spectacular light shows, the ‘Perseid Meteor Showers’, with Braemar’s 13-night M1422 ‘Canaries Meteor Showers’ cruise, sailing from Dover on 4th August 2014.
Fred Olsen has confirmed there has been an outbreak of a gastro-intestinal illness on board a Boudicca cruise ship. Up to 84 passengers out 760 on board are thought to have been infected.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has launched its new ‘Worldwide Cruises 2014/15’ brochure, featuring its most ambitious cruise programme ever. In 2014/15, Fred. Olsen is offering guests the chance to visit a total of 246 destinations – even more than in the previous cruise season in 85 countries around the globe.
A total of 130 passengers have contracted a sickness and diarrhoea bug on board a 12-night luxury cruise carrying 778 guests.
With effect from April 2014, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines will be working with Wigan-based Eavesway Travel Ltd., which has been established for over 70 years, as its preferred supplier of coach services for cruise guests. Route details and fares will be featured in Fred. Olsen’s ‘Worldwide Cruises 2014/15’ brochure, due to be launched in mid-September 2013.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has listened to its guests and is introducing a fourth Caribbean fly-cruise in 2015 to satisfy demand, to go on sale from 9am on 3rd September 2013. The 16-night ‘Caribbean Transatlantic Fly-Cruise’, M1504, offers cruise guests a chance to fly to Bridgetown (Barbados) from London Gatwick or Manchester on 23rd February 2015, to join 929 guest-ship Braemar.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is ‘bringing the world closer’ to the people of Belfast, with three exciting cruise itineraries in Autumn 2013. Sailing on board 880-guest Boudicca, guests will have the opportunity, for the first time since 2007, to embark on a Fred. Olsen cruise from Belfast, without having to endure an expensive flight or long ferry crossing to reach its ships.