Fred. Olsen Cruise Strains has declared revised ‘back in service’ dates for its four-powerful ocean fleet, as the firm prepares for cruising in 2021.
The new timetable demonstrates that new ship Borealis will now be the initially of the fleet to sail, and will embark on her maiden cruise with Fred. Olsen – the six-evening ‘Scottish Lochs and Isles’ cruise – on April 23rd as initially planned.
Bolette will stick to on May well 29th and Balmoral on June 9th.
Because of to having an considerable fly-cruise programme, Braemar will continue being in lay-up until finally 2022.
All visitors who are booked on to a cancelled sailing will be notified of the adjustments, and will be furnished with a range of selections together with a no-quibble refund as portion of Fred. Olsen’s basic sailing assurance.
Peter Deer, handling director at Fred. Olsen Cruise Traces, stated: “While it is regrettable that our pause in functions is for a longer time than we at first anticipated, we have reported appropriate from the begin that we will not resume sailing right until we are assured that it is safe and sound for us to do so, and we stand by that.
“The safety of our attendees and crew continues to be our utmost priority, and it is vital that we totally fully grasp the advances in the roll-out of the vaccine, testing capabilities and other scientific developments and what they indicate for how we can run.
“This is not a procedure to be rushed, and we are self-confident that by deferring our return to sailing just a even though longer, with our two new ships among the fleet, we can come back much better and stronger than ever with out compromising on guest practical experience.
“Braemar, which normally operates our Mediterranean and Caribbean fly-cruise programme in the winter, will remain in lay-up for subsequent year.
“Initially, we imagine it may be far more sophisticated for us to work the planned fly cruise programme and we will hence in its place focus on our extensive ex-British isles itineraries throughout 2021.
“In the meantime, we can’t wait around to welcome our guests and crew back on board from April future calendar year.”