Four Fred. Olsen ships to meet in Funchal in 2020

Four Fred. Olsen ships to meet in Funchal in 2020
Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch will meet in Madeira in April 2020 (Image: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines)

All four of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ocean cruise ships – Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch – are to reunite in Funchal, Madeira on 4 April 2020.

The ‘Four Fred.s in Funchal’ event will mark the third time the four vessels have been in the same destination at the same time. They first came together for the ‘Four Ships in Bergen’ event in Norway in July 2015 and will do so again for a ‘Captains in Cádiz’ celebration in Spain on 10 September 2018. The 2018 ceremony will mark the cruise line’s 170th anniversary and enable guests to tour all four vessels, meet the captains and crew, and enjoy themed onboard entertainment and onshore activities.

Similarly, guests at Fred. Olsen’s ‘Four Fred.s in Funchal’ event will be able to enjoy various onboard and onshore activities, including a welcome ceremony, local entertainment, live music, specially prepared menus, tours on all four vessels and competitions between the guests and crews of each ship. Guests will also have the opportunity to explore Madeira.

“In July 2015, 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 our inception in 1848,” said Mike Rodwell, managing director of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines. “To mark our milestone 170th anniversary in 2018, we will be celebrating our ‘Captains in Cádiz’ event in the historic Spanish city of Cádiz this autumn – so-called because the ships’ captains will be leading on many of the day’s activities. To give Fred. Olsen guests a further chance to take part in a fun and lively celebration across the fleet, we have now launched the new ‘Four Fred.s in Funchal’ itineraries, which will be visiting a port that constantly rates as one of the most popular with our guests, and we know that our four ships berthed together will be a truly amazing sight to behold.”

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Rebecca Gibson
By Rebecca Gibson
Thursday, February 22, 2018