Fred. Olsen Cruise Strains has introduced revised ‘again in service’ dates for its four-strong ocean fleet, as the corporate prepares for cruising in 2021.
The brand new timetable reveals that new ship Borealis will now be the primary of the fleet to sail, and can embark on her maiden cruise with Fred. Olsen – the six-night ‘Scottish Lochs and Isles’ cruise – on April 23rd as initially deliberate.
Bolette will comply with on Could 29th and Balmoral on June ninth.
Resulting from having an in depth fly-cruise programme, Braemar will stay in lay-up till 2022.
All company who’re booked onto a cancelled crusing might be notified of the modifications, and might be supplied with a lot of choices together with a no-quibble refund as a part of Fred. Olsen’s plain crusing assure.
Peter Deer, managing director at Fred. Olsen Cruise Strains, mentioned: “Whereas it’s regrettable that our pause in operations is longer than we initially anticipated, we’ve got mentioned proper from the beginning that we’ll not resume crusing till we’re assured that it’s secure for us to take action, and we stand by that.
“The security of our company and crew stays our utmost precedence, and it’s important that we absolutely perceive the advances within the roll-out of the vaccine, testing capabilities and different scientific developments and what they imply for a way we will function.
“This isn’t a course of to be rushed, and we’re assured that by deferring our return to crusing only a whereas longer, with our two new ships among the many fleet, we will come again higher and stronger than ever with out compromising on visitor expertise.
“Braemar, which usually operates our Mediterranean and Caribbean fly-cruise programme within the winter, will stay in lay-up for subsequent 12 months.
“Initially, we imagine it could be extra complicated for us to function the deliberate fly cruise programme and we are going to due to this fact as a substitute deal with our in depth ex-UK itineraries throughout 2021.
“Within the meantime, we will’t wait to welcome our company and crew again on board from April subsequent 12 months.”