Fred. Olsen Cruise Traces has confirmed it’ll retire two basic vessels, Boudicca and Black Watch.
The transfer comes as the corporate prepares to welcome two new ships, Bolette and Borealis, into the fleet.
The 2 new ships will take over present itineraries for Boudicca and Black Watch, when cruising begins once more with the corporate’s ‘again within the water’ plan for subsequent yr.
When Bolette and Borealis be a part of the fleet it’ll enhance Fred. Olsen’s general capability by circa 30 per cent – that means extra visitors can take pleasure in thrilling new itineraries.
Each vessels carry beneath 1,400 visitors and have new and bigger public areas, while remaining true to Fred. Olsen’s small ship expertise.
These visitors who had cruises booked on the 2 basic vessels will probably be among the many first to sail on the brand new ships, with their bookings being mechanically transferred onto both Bolette or Borealis.
Further cabins will go on sale in early September.
Peter Deer, managing director at Fred. Olsen Cruise Traces, stated: “I’m happy to say we at the moment are on the stage of finalising our again within the water plans and we’re very excited to be doing this with two new vessels inside our fleet.
“Whereas we’re nonetheless taking a look at a variety of choices for Boudicca and Black Watch, what we do know is that they received’t resume crusing with us once we do begin to cruise once more.
“We all know that these ships are a lot cherished amongst our visitors, as certainly they’re by us, however it’s time to evolve and stay up for an extended and vibrant future for Fred. Olsen Cruise Traces.
“We are going to quickly be revealing extra particulars on our plans to renew crusing once more, however within the meantime, we hope a lot of you’ll be a part of us on our digital farewell cruises to see our two ships off in type.”
As a part of Fred. Olsen’s digital cruise programme, the corporate will probably be holding digital farewell sailings for each Boudicca and Black Watch on Fb, with visitors and crew invited to share their favorite pictures and reminiscences of the 2 ships.
The virtual cruises will probably be held for 2 weeks ranging from Monday.
Friends who have been booked to sail on Boudicca and Black Watch will mechanically have their reserving transferred to the identical itineraries on Bolette or Borealis, and will probably be contacted by Fred. Olsen Cruise Traces with remaining particulars within the coming weeks.