Fred. Olsen ships to undergo multi-million-pound restoration

Braemar cruising the Kiel Canal

Three of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ocean ships will be undergoing a multi-million-pound refit this winter, in preparation for the start of the 2020/21 cruise season.

The three ships – Braemar, Balmoral and Black Watch – will be undergoing various engineering works, general maintenance and refurbishment during their dry docks at the Blohm+Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany, as well as the creation of several new public areas and cabin enhancements.

“Investing in ongoing upgrades”

Peter Deer, managing director of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines said: “We are very proud of our smaller, classic cruise ships and we recognise the importance of investing in ongoing upgrades to ensure that our guests can continue to enjoy them at their very best.”

In 2020/21, Fred. Olsen’s fleet of five smaller, more intimately-sized ocean and river ships – including river cruise vessel, Brabant – will be visiting no fewer than 277 destinations in 90 countries, across six continents, covering 104 areas of scenic cruising, on 170 different itineraries.

Complementing the UK departure ports of Southampton, Dover, Liverpool, Newcastle and Edinburgh (Rosyth), Fred. Olsen will also be offering an expanded programme of exotic fly-cruises in 2020/21.

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