Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines announced revised ‘back in service’ dates for its 4-strong ocean fleet, as the line prepares for cruising next year.
The new timetable shows the new ship Borealis will be the first of the fleet to sail and is scheduled to embark on her maiden voyage with Fred. Olsen - the 6-night ‘Scottish Lochs and Isles’ cruise - on April 23, 2021, as originally planned.
The Bolette ship follows on May 29 and Balmoral on June 9. Because of Fred Olsen's extensive fly-cruise program, the Braemar ship will remain out of service (in cold lay-up) through August 2022.
Passengers who are booked onto a cancelled voyage will be notified of the changes and provided with a number of options such as a no-quibble refund as part of the Plain Sailing Guarantee.
Peter Deer, Managing Director at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines said:
“Braemar, which typically operates our Mediterranean and Caribbean fly-cruise programme in the winter, will remain in lay-up for next year. Initially, we believe it may be more complex for us to operate the planned fly cruise programme and we will therefore instead focus on our extensive ex-UK itineraries during 2021.
The team here are already busy working on a host of exciting and immersive cruises for her return in Spring 2022 which make the most of her smaller size. These will be announced as part of our 2022/23 itinerary launch in March 2021.”