Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines to return to cruising from Scotland

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines to return to cruising from Scotland

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Balmoral will sail from Rosyth in Edinburgh, Scotland, on 8 July 2022

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines will cruise from Scotland for the first time since 2019 on 8 July 2022 when its ship, Balmoral, departs from Rosyth in Edinburgh for the Norwegian fjords.

Guests will board Balmoral for the cruise line’s ‘Hidden Gems of the Norwegian Fjords’ itinerary, visiting Nordfjord, Sognefjord, Fjaerlandsfjord and Eresfjord in Norway. The ship will also call at the Norwegian city of Molde and villages Skjolden and Olden.

Balmoral welcomed guests back onboard in May 2022, departing from Newcastle for the Canary Islands, and has since sailed trips to Norway, Finland, Sweden, Estonia and Latvia. The ship will continue operating from Scotland for the summer season.

“Welcoming guests from Scotland back onboard Balmoral, departing from Rosyth, is a major milestone for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines,” said Peter Deer, managing director at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines. “This first departure from Rosyth will be extra special as Scotland is Balmoral’s spiritual home, and we always receive a warm welcome when sailing from there. There is a long and proud history at Fred. Olsen of naming ships after Scottish icons, which reflects the connections between the Olsen family and Scotland.”

The line’s other two ships Bolette and Borealis also resumed sailing, having returned to operations in 2021.

“It is wonderful to have three ships sailing again, which allows us to offer departures from more regional ports around the UK. I look forward exploring the world with our Scottish guests aboard Balmoral this year and beyond.”

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Alice Chambers
By Alice Chambers
07 July 2022

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