Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines to sail British Isles cruises from July 2021

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines to sail British Isles cruises from July 2021

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Guests will be able to enjoy scenic cruising past attractions such as Fingal's Cave on the uninhabited island of Staffa in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines plans to resume operations in July 2021 with a series of 11 scenic cruises that will depart from Dover or Liverpool in England and take guests to points of interest around the British Isles and Faroe Islands.

New ship Borealis will be the first vessel to welcome guests, opening the summer season with a three-night maiden voyage from Liverpool on 5 July. The ship will then homeport in the city and offer various voyages, including a four-night ‘Scenic British Isles & Summer Wildlife’ sailing, as well as a five-night ‘Scenic Orkney & Faroe Islands’ itinerary.

Borealis will not call in ports but will take guests on scenic cruises past attractions such as Neist Point Lighthouse on the Isle of Skye, Loch Hourn, Fingal’s Cave, the Sound of Mull, Cape Enniberg, Kalsoyarfjørður, the Vestmanna cliffs and more.

Fred. Olsen’s second new ship, Bolette, will start her maiden season with a three-night cruise from Dover on 16 August and then offer a five-night ‘Touring Scenic Orkneys & Shetlands’ cruise from Dover, which will take guests to Lerwick in the Shetland Islands and Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands.

“We are so excited to be unveiling these new summer cruises today,” said Peter Deer, managing director at Fred. Olsen. “So often overlooked, our British Isles are home to some of the most wonderful wildlife, and so much spectacular scenery that is best enjoyed from the water.

“With this selection of shorter sailings, guests can dip their toes back into cruising and enjoy all that they love about being onboard with us, before we all begin to venture further afield again. This is an incredibly important milestone for our business, and we can’t wait to welcome our guests onboard our new-look fleet this summer.”

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Rebecca Gibson
By Rebecca Gibson
17 March 2021

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