Fred Olsen Cruise Line’s ships moving to Rosyth, Scotland

   May 29, 2020 ,   Cruise Industry

On Thursday, May 28, Fred Olsen Cruise Line's 4 ocean ships started relocation voyages from mainland Scotland’s Firth of Forth (River Forth's estuary, anchorage area) to the Babcock Marine-owned port in Rosyth, Scotland.

The four liners (Balmoral, Black Watch, Boudicca, Braemar) were moved to Firth of Forth when Fred Olsen suspended passenger shipping operations on March 13.

Black Watch was the first to relocate to Rosyth on Thursday. Boudicca went alongside on Friday, May 30. Balmoral and Braemar are expected to arrive and dock next week.

In April, Fred Olsen confirmed the extension of its fleet's suspension of voyages beyond May 23, 2020, due the ongoing pandemic. The company continues to assess all scheduled voyages on a weekly basis.

Passengers booked on the cancelled cruises will be contacted by the cruise line, with at least 30 days’ notice before the planned departure date.

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