In summer 2015, the four ships converged in Bergen and later this year the fleet will meet in a Captains in Cádiz celebration on September 10, 2018.
Fred. Olsen’s third fleet get-together in spring 2020 on Madeira will feature celebrations and festivities, on four specially-themed cruise itineraries.
Mike Rodwell, md of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said ‘in July 2015, we brought our four ships together for the very first time in Bergen, Norway, and it was one of the most celebrated events that we have held at Fred. Olsen since our inception in 1848. To mark our milestone 170th anniversary in 2018, we will be celebrating our ‘Captains in Cádiz’ event in the historic Spanish city of Cádiz– so-called because the ships’ Captains will be leading on many of the day’s activities.
Talking about the ‘Four Fred.s in Funchal’ gathering Rodwell said, ‘we will be visiting a port that constantly rates as one of the most popular with our guests, and we know that our four ships berthed together will be a truly amazing sight to behold!”
The four Fred. Olsen ships will be deployed on four different itineraries and will converge in Funchal in April: Black Watch on a 14-night Azores & Madeira cruise (adult-only), ex Liverpool; Braemar’s 12-night Closer Spain & Portugal with Madeira’ cruise, departs Southampton on March 28, 2020; Boudicca’s 19-night Cape Verde Islands cruise (adult-only), ex Dover on March 29, 2020 and Balmoral’s 16-night Canary Islands’ cruise (adult-only), leaves from Newcastle also on March 29.