Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Boudicca and Black Watch (pictured) will be retired once the new vessels join the fleet
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines will retire two of its existing vessels, Boudicca and Black Watch, as it prepares to welcome its new ships, Bolette and Borealis, into its fleet.
The two new ships will take over existing itineraries for Boudicca and Black Watch when cruising resumes. Both vessels carry around 1,400 guests and have new and larger public areas, increasing the cruise line’s overall capacity by 30 per cent.
“I am pleased to say we are now at the stage of finalising our back in the water plans and we are very excited to be doing this with two new vessels within our fleet,” said Peter Deer, managing director at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines. “While we are still looking at a number of options for Boudicca and Black Watch, what we do know is that they won’t resume sailing with us when we do start to cruise again. We know that these ships are much loved among our guests, as indeed they are by us, but it is time to evolve and look ahead to a long and bright future for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines.”
The cruise line will be holding virtual farewell sailings for both retiring ships as part of its virtual cruise programme on Facebook. The virtual cruises will be held for two weeks staring from 27 August.
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