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Revised restart date for Fred. Olsen’s Borealis

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Deferring Borealis’ return allows more time to understand developments around COVID-19, according to Peter Deer, managing director, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Borealis, which was scheduled to commence cruising on April 23, will now resume operations on May 22, starting with a seven-night Ireland itinerary.

‘When we announced our new back in service plans in December, we had every confidence in these new dates based on the information available to us at the time,’ said Peter Deer, managing director, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines. ‘Since then, we have seen a third national lockdown imposed, and this must be taken into consideration for our plans in returning to service. 

‘Deferring Borealis’ return allows us a little more time to consider and understand the developments around COVID-19, including the roll-out of the vaccine, and how this will reflect how we operate.’

The announcement comes ahead of customers on April/May sailings paying their final balances. 

Bolette and Borealis

Borealis will still be the first of the fleet to set sail; Bolette will be the second, departing Dover on May 29, followed by Balmoral from Rosyth, Edinburgh on June 9. 

Braemar will remain in layup until 2022 owing to its extensive fly-cruise programme.



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