Fred. Olsen Cruise Strains has introduced revised ‘back in service’ dates for its 4-solid ocean fleet, as the firm prepares for cruising in 2021.
The new timetable shows that new ship Borealis will now be the 1st of the fleet to sail, and will embark on her maiden cruise with Fred. Olsen – the 6-night time ‘Scottish Lochs and Isles’ cruise – on April 23rd as originally planned.
Bolette will observe on May possibly 29th and Balmoral on June 9th.
Because of to obtaining an comprehensive fly-cruise programme, Braemar will stay in lay-up right until 2022.
All friends who are booked on to a cancelled sailing will be notified of the variations, and will be provided with a selection of choices which include a no-quibble refund as aspect of Fred. Olsen’s simple sailing ensure.
Peter Deer, taking care of director at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, mentioned: “While it is regrettable that our pause in operations is longer than we initially anticipated, we have said appropriate from the get started that we will not resume sailing until eventually we are assured that it is safe and sound for us to do so, and we stand by that.
“The security of our guests and crew remains our utmost priority, and it is critical that we totally recognize the innovations in the roll-out of the vaccine, testing abilities and other scientific developments and what they imply for how we can work.
“This is not a system to be rushed, and we are self-assured that by deferring our return to sailing just a when extended, with our two new ships among the fleet, we can come back again improved and stronger than at any time without compromising on visitor working experience.
“Braemar, which generally operates our Mediterranean and Caribbean fly-cruise programme in the wintertime, will remain in lay-up for subsequent year.
“Initially, we believe that it might be more complicated for us to operate the prepared fly cruise programme and we will therefore alternatively concentrate on our in depth ex-United kingdom itineraries throughout 2021.
“In the meantime, we simply cannot hold out to welcome our attendees and crew again on board from April next yr.”