Fred. Olsen has turn out to be the primary cruise line to finish a global voyage because the resumption of cruising, as Borealis returned to the UK from Iceland this morning.
New ship Borealis set sail for the rugged landscapes of Iceland on August 14th with round 800 visitors on board.
It was the primary worldwide voyage to set sail from British waters since all UK cruise operators paused their operations in March final yr.
The cruise referred to as into Reykjavík, Ísafjörður, Eyjafjörður and Seyðisfjörður, and visitors had been capable of depart the ship and discover ashore in organised shore excursions.
Clare Ward, director of product and customer support at Fred. Olsen Cruise Strains, mentioned: “This can be a massive achievement not only for us, however for the cruise business.
“Being the primary worldwide crusing, this cruise was not with out its challenges, however we labored very carefully with the Icelandic authorities to make sure all went easily and, in fact, safely, each for our visitors and crew and people dwelling and dealing within the ports we visited.
“It’s the first time in 17 months that anybody has been capable of discover abroad on a cruise once more, and our locations workforce labored carefully with our shore tour suppliers to assist as many visitors as attainable have protected but real experiences ashore and benefit from the pure wonders of Iceland.”
He added: “After all, as a cruise line with a fleet of smaller ships, we all know that the enjoyment of the journey is simply as vital because the vacation spot.
“Our journey planners curated an itinerary to showcase a few of Iceland that’s greatest seen from the water, from the rugged landscapes of Hornstrandir King and Queen Cliffs and scenic crusing into Seyðisfjörður, in addition to some beautiful sights of whales and different marine wildlife.
“This can be a actual milestone for Fred. Olsen, and we will’t wait to welcome visitors again on board for worldwide sailings all through the remainder of the yr and past.”
There have been quite a few procedures that Fred. Olsen and visitors wanted to finish to make this crusing to Iceland attainable, together with pre-registration varieties and testing previous to arrival into Iceland and earlier than returning to the UK.
All visitors had been additionally required to be totally vaccinated by the Icelandic authorities.
The cruise line at present has two ships crusing, Borealis and new flagship Bolette, each of that are providing extra worldwide sailings from September.