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I’ve received an email from Fred. Olsen about the recently-completed programme of refits to the whole of their fleet. All four of their ships – Black Watch, Boudicca, Braemar and Balmoral – have undergone quite lengthy dry docks in Germany during which they received significant refurbishment. It sounds as if most, if not all, cabins […]

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I’ve just spotted a notification on the Fred Olsen Cruises site to the effect that Balmoral will be returning from her current cruise (L1502) a day early. The cruise was supposed to be for eight nights from 3 May, thus finishing on the morning of 11 May. However the notice on the website says this:- […]

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Aurora Refit

I had completely forgotten that Aurora is in Hamburg for her refit. In fact she’s been there for almost two weeks and will be returning to Southampton in just a few days – Southampton VTS has her returning to Southampton on 17 December and departing on 19 December on a two-nighter to Zeebrugge followed by […]

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Stretching Balmoral

You’ve probably already seen this, but it is impressive – it’s the video of the stretch of Fred Olsen’s Balmoral in (I think) 2007. I’ve added a video widget that will show it, but it’s best seen on the YouTube site, full-screen, at full resolution. Many thanks to the original YouTube contributors of this video, […]

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I should have included Fred Olsen’s ships in the list of those departing on world cruises in the near future. Balmoral left today, I believe, although looking at AIS it seems that she didn’t get away until nearly 10 o’clock this evening. She’s away for 104 nights, but unfortunately I don’t know her itinerary. Black […]

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