Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines puts the Braemar ship up for sale

   November 30, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

The UK-based Fred Olsen Cruise Lines announced the sale of its Braemar ship.

In a statement, the company said that while Braemar's small size brought many benefits, its size also brought obstacles that were no longer aligned with company's goals.

The vessel, which was built back in 1993 and can carry a total of 977 passengers, will now leave the fleet and, awaiting a new owner, will lie laid up in Scotland.

The crew members will be spread across the 3 vessels in service, Balmoral, Bolette, and Borealis.

MS Braemar originally entered service as Crown Majesty and also carried the names Crown Dynasty and Norwegian Dynasty prior to being sold to Fred Olsen in 2001.

The company added that their two new ships, Bolette and Borealis, had brought with them the opportunity to modernize their fleet, "offering a small ship experience but with plenty of room in public areas and larger staterooms" that guests had appreciated and enjoyed.