Fred Olsen Marks 170th Anniversary with Full Fleet in Cadiz

By ,   September 22, 2016 ,   Cruise Industry

The 170th anniversary of the beginnings of Fred Olsen in shipping industry is to be marked with a special event in Spain 2018.

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines’ fleet of 4 ships - Balmoral, Black Watch, Boudicca and Braemar - will dock together in Cadiz on September 10, 2018.

Fred Olsen fleet

‘Captains in Cádiz’ get-together will boast celebrations and festivities on 4 themed cruise itineraries, going on sale September 28.

The announcement came ahead of the full details of line’s 2018-2019 cruise programme being released in its Worldwide Cruises brochure in spring 2017.

Mike Rodwell, Fred Olsen's Managing director, said:

“In July last year, we brought our four ships together for the very first time in Bergen and it was one of the most celebrated events that we have held since the shipping line’s inception in 1848.

“To mark our milestone 170th anniversary in 2018, we will be looking to build upon the tremendous success of our ‘Four Ships in Bergen’ event with ‘Captains in Cádiz’ – so-called because the ships’ captains will be leading on many of the day’s activities.

“We know that for many of our guests, Cádiz is a highlight of their cruise with us, and the city is renowned for its historical architecture, warm welcome and generous hospitality.

“This port’s excellent facilities within the city will allow all four Fred Olsen ships to berth alongside each other, meaning that Cádiz is the ideal location for this important moment in Fred Olsen’s history.”