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we have not yet made the full announcement, and we do not have a time scale for doing so at the current time Just over a month ago I posted about an email I’d received from Fred. Olsen’s marketing department. It read:- Hi All, We just wanted to share with you the exciting news that […]

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This has been a day for receiving interesting emails from cruise lines. In addition to the incorrect credit card pre-authorisation email from P&O I also received this email from Fred. Olsen: Hi All, We just wanted to share with you the exciting news that Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is making a significant investment across its […]

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Here’s a PDF which gives a very short summary of all the itineraries in the new brochure. Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ itineraries 2017+18

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Fred Olsen launched their 2017/18 brochure and itineraries last night with a presentation in central London. The main presentation was done by marketing director Nathan Philpot, and there was an introduction by Fred Olsen MD Mike Rodwell. Towards the end of the evening they were joined by their recently-appointed head of sales, Neal Herbert. Before […]

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Back in January Fred. Olsen’s Boudicca suffered an engine room fire during a cruise, and I did a few posts about it. There were a couple of posts in the immediate aftermath – here and here – and then an account by a passenger who was on board during the event. Finally, I did a […]

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Fred Olsen’s Boudicca is entering dry dock today (18 November) for a refit. The refit will be done at the Lloyd Werft ship repair yard at Bremerhaven. The information I’ve got from Fred. Olsen is as follows: [The ship] will undergo various engineering works, general refurbishment and interior / exterior painting. During the dry dock, Boudicca will […]

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Fred.Olsen's 'Bookmark Cafe'

Here’s a something I enjoyed reading. We’re so used to hearing about this or that wonderful new feature on ships which all seem to be the biggest, the best, the most green, the one with the most Michelin stars, and I sometimes think that the lines have forgotten that most people go on cruises to […]

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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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Not a ‘snatched image’ in the way the others have been, e.g. pulled from webcams or video streams, but snatched in the sense that I had to take this quickly. I happened to be in Liverpool at a meeting in the Liver Building today. I knew that Black Watch was on a turnaround at the […]

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In a comment to the original post about the engine room fire on Boudicca I made this statement:- Boudicca is registered in Nassau, Bahamas. I believe that the Bahamas Maritime Authority uses the services of the UK’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch for accident investigation. Additionally, this cruise departed from a UK port and carried mainly […]

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