Fred Olsen Cruise Lines to celebrate 170th anniversary

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines’ fleet of four ships – Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch – will be reuniting once again in one of Europe’s most historic cities, Cádiz in Spain, for a spectacular event to mark the 170th anniversary of Fred. Olsen’s beginnings in the shipping industry. Entitled ‘Captains in Cádiz’, this get-together will be packed full of lively celebrations and festivities, on four special themed cruise itineraries, to go on general sale from 28th September 2016.

Mike Rodwell, Managing Director of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:

“In July last year, we brought our four ships together for the very first time in Bergen, Norway, and it was one of the most celebrated events that we have held at Fred. Olsen since the shipping line’s inception in 1848. To mark our milestone 170th anniversary in 2018, we will be looking to build upon the tremendous success of our ‘Four Ships in Bergen’ event with ‘Captains in Cádiz’ – so-called because the ships’ Captains will be leading on many of the day’s activities.

“Fred. Olsen is committed to the city of Cádiz, and we have been calling there since 1997. We know that, for many of our guests, Cádiz is a highlight of their cruise with us, and the city is renowned for its historical architecture, warm welcome and generous hospitality. This port’s excellent facilities within the city will allow all four Fred. Olsen ships to berth alongside each other, meaning that Cádiz is the ideal location for this important moment in Fred. Olsen’s history. We don’t want our guests to miss out, so book now to avoid disappointment!”

Further details of Fred. Olsen’s ‘Captains in Cádiz’ event will be released over the coming months but it is expected that the festivities on the day will include:

Themed entertainment on board all four ships
The chance to visit all four ships and meet up with the Captains and crew
Unique menus, especially-created for the event
A schedule of exciting shore tours
Celebrations on the quayside, with performances from the ships’ Production Show teams and local entertainers

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