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Fred Olsen Fleet Enhancement Update Represented in Ireland by Cruisescapes

31st July 2020 - 1:30pm

Alan Lynch (Managing Director Cruisescapes)

Alan Lynch (Managing Director Cruisescapes)

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Bolette & Borealis join the Fred Olsen Cruise Lines fleet.

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines is introducing two new ships to its ocean-going fleet as the company looks to strengthen the brand and evolve for cruising on the other side of the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

The ships, to be named Bolette and Borealis, have been purchased from Holland America Line and previously sailed under the names Amsterdam and Rotterdam carrying up to 1,380 and 1,404 guests.

 

Alan Lynch (Managing Director Cruisescapes) who represents Fred Olsen in Ireland commented, “The acquisition of Bolette and Borealis will modernise and increase capacity across Fred Olsen’s fleet of small ships, a move that will ensure the cruise line returns to the water in a stronger position”.

 

Alan added, “We are delighted by this news as it gives a very positive message, especially in these strange times, that cruising is going to come back stronger than ever. These additions to the fleet will no doubt add to the excellent service, food and itineraries that Fred Olsen is renowned for”.

 

The news comes just as Fred Olsen’s Balmoral has been voted ‘Best for Dining’ by guests and consumers in Cruise Critic’s annual Cruisers’ Choice Awards – for the second year in a row.

 

The two new ships will enter the fleet later this year following time to allow for rebranding work to be undertaken. Fred Olsen Cruise Lines’ current ocean ships – the 1,325-guest Balmoral, 924-guest Braemar, 853-guest Boudicca and 799-guest Black Watch – are currently in Babcock’s Rosyth facilities in Scotland, where the two new ships will join them.


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Alan Lynch (Managing Director Cruisescapes)
Bolette & Borealis join the Fred Olsen Cruise Lines fleet
Bolette & Borealis join the Fred Olsen Cruise Lines fleet

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