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Fred. Olsen reprises fleet reunion in Lisbon

Passengers will be given the chance to explore the rest of the fleet or participate in a quayside fiesta
For the third time in its history, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines will bring its ships together, this time in Funchal in November 2023.

Bolette, Borealis, Balmoral and Braemar will embark on their respective cruises before coming together at Madeira’s garden island, where passengers will have the chance to join a quayside fiesta or explore the rest of the fleet.

Fred. Olsen'sFour Freds in Funchal’ was planned for April 4, 2020 but cancelled due to the pandemic.

A new-look fleet

‘This is set to be an incredible day in our history, as it will be the first time that our new-look fleet will be in port together since we set sail again last summer,’ said Peter Deer, MD, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines. ‘What better way to mark it than with a celebration with our guests?’

He added, ‘Our teams here are already busy curating a programme of events, and will be working very closely with the team in the Port of Funchal to ensure it is a truly memorable day for all.’ 


Bolette’s 15-night ‘Spain & Portugal with Fleet in Funchal’ cruise sails round-trip from Southampton on October 29, 2023. It will call: La Coruna, Spain; cruise by Tower of Hercules; Cádiz, Spain; Tarragona, Spain; Valencia, Spain; Cartagena, Spain; Málaga, Spain; Funchal, Madeira.

‘The Canary Islands with the Fleet in Funchal’ cruise onboard Balmoral spans 15 nights. Also departing/returning Southampton, it will set sail October 30, 2023 calling: Cádiz, Spain; Las Palmas, Gran Canaria; Santa Cruz, Tenerife; San Sebastian, La Gomera; Santa Cruz, La Palma; Funchal, Madeira; Lisbon, Portugal.

Leaving from Dover on October 30, 2023 Braemar’s 15-night ‘Discovering Cultural Morocco with the Fleet in Funchal’ cruise will sail: Gibraltar; Cádiz, Spain; Tangier, Morocco; Casablanca, Morocco; Agadir, Morocco; Funchal, Madeira; Leixões, Portugal; Matosinhos, Portugal; Dover, UK.

Borealis’ 14-night ‘The Azores with The Fleet in Funchal’ cruise, sailing round-trip from Liverpool on November 1, 2023, calls: Praia da Vitória, Terceira, Azores; Ponta Delgada, São Miguel, Azores (overnight stay); Funchal, Madeira; Lisbon, Portugal; Leixões, Portugal; Matosinhos, Portugal.

£200 per person to spend on board will be available to passengers, or £400 when booking a suite. 


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