Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has announced the 2018/2019 cruise itineraries for its fleet of four small, more intimate ships, Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch. The ships will visit no fewer than 228 destinations in 73 countries.
The ships will offer cruises from a range of departure ports in the United Kingdom, including Southampton, Dover, Liverpool, Newcastle and Edinburgh (Rosyth) but will not cruise from Harwich or Greenock unlike previous years.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has advised passengers who are due to board Balmoral on 04 February 2017, to delay their arrival to the cruise terminal.
The 1,350-passenger cruise ship, which is the flagship of the Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines fleet is expected to arrive into Southampton some twelve hours late, due to adverse weather conditions in the North Sea. Balmoral has been cruising at a reduced speed due to the weather conditions on route to Southampton.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is enjoying another bumper start to the New Year, reporting impressive sales volumes and generating more than £1 million of cruise revenue in a single day.
The impressive sales volume was recorded on 09 January 2017, for the second January in a row! Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has revealed that almost half of its entire 2017 cruise places have been sold, which is up by over 5%, compared to the same period in 2016.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is offering a 25% discount on cruises to those guests which were booked on upcoming cruises with the All Leisure Group cruise brands Voyages of Discovery and Swan Hellenic, which went into administration earlier this week.
The 25% cruise discount from Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is avlible on any 2017, 2018 and 2019 cruise currently on sale but bookings must be made before 31 January 2017. Proof of guests' original cruise booking with either of the two All Leisure Group cruise lines is required.
It’s now easier to enjoy a one-night taster cruise with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in 2017 as you can now do so without having to take out cruise travel insurance.
Through its 2017/2018 cruise season, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is offering a selection of one-night taster cruises setting sail from a range of ports across the UK. These overnight cruises allow guests and often first time cruisers to enjoy a ‘snapshot’ of the facilities whilst enjoying a five-course dinner, a night of excellent entertainment and comfortable accommodate.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 804-guest Black Watch will be entering dry dock at the Blohm + Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany in November 2016, in preparation for the forthcoming 2017/18 cruise season.
The ship will undergo various engineering work, general maintenance and refurbishment during the dry dock, as well as the creation of several new public areas and guest facilities, as part of a multi-million pound investment. Work is expected to commence at Blohm + Voss on 20th November 2016.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 28,613 gross tonne Black Watch is to enter dry dock next month to undergo planned refurbishment work. The refurbishment will see interiors spaces updated as well as two new restaurants added to the ship.
Regular maintenance work will take place during the dry dock. In addition to this work, cabins will receive improvements including new fabrics and refurbished bathrooms.