Fred. Olsen reflects on ‘the best of 2020’ and prepares to welcome back passengers

   December 31, 2020 ,   Cruise Industry

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines is closing 2020 by reflecting on the very best of the year, which included a host of awards, a Virtual Cruising programme as well as the introduction of 2 new ships in what has been an unprecedented year for the cruise industry.

On March 13, 2020, Fred. Olsen paused operations and adapted to the new way of working. In April, the company launched its Virtual Cruising programme and since then there has been a new virtual voyage set sail every week, supported by a wealth of social media posts and nearly 200 videos, which between them had been viewed 1.6+ million times.

In July 2020, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines announced it would be welcoming a couple of new vessels: Bolette (flagship) and Borealis (sistership), which are also the fleet's largest and most advanced.

Fred Olsen Bolette cruise ship

Fred. Olsen is set to resume operation from April 23, 2021, with new ship Borealis first to set sail with the 6-night ‘Scottish Lochs and Isles’ trip.