The Bridge
The Bridge

Welcome to The Bridge

We'd love to be welcoming you on board one of our beautiful ships right now, but the priority is to stay safe.
Therefore we decided to take you on a virtual cruise each week! Keep checking back to this page, or follow us on Facebook for inspirational sailings, as well as links to other videos and articles we think you'll be interested in.

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This week's virtual cruise

This week, our Virtual Cruise takes us to some of the world's wildest and most breathtaking regions and destinations, to seek-out astonishing natural wonders and captivating, simply inspirational wildlife.

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Click here to find out more about our fantastic £100 per person EXTRA saving offer on selected cruises >

Plain Sailing Guarantee

Designed to give you every reassurance about your booking

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Cancellation Update

We have taken the difficult decision to pause our ocean cruise operations until 29th September.

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Wonders & Wildlife

Save an EXTRA £100pp and marvel at Mother Nature on selected 2021 and 2022 sailings

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Short Story Writing Competition
 

A huge thank you to everyone who entered our competition, we have read some truly heartwarming stories. We are hoping to announce the winner and two runners up next week.

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Videos of the week
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Fleet Update
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Having recently been at anchor in Scotland's Firth of Forth, all four of our ocean ships are now docked alongside at Babcock’s Rosyth facilities.
Bringing the ships together makes it easier for our crew to move between them, and allows for maintenance to run more efficiently while we are not sailing.
Of course this also means we get to see them all side-by-side - a lovely sight, as we're sure you'll agree!

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Keeping Social
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Around the World Challenge

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Around the World Challenge
 

Our head office staff have set themselves a challenge to 'travel around the world' in a bid to raise £1,000 for NHS Charities Together.

That's a total of more than
24,900
miles between us!


Since we started the challenge on 1st May, the team has already run, walked or cycled 51% of the total distance collectively, and everyone is doing their bit to hit the target.

So that you can keep up-to-date with our progress, we will be sharing updates each Wednesday as part of our Virtual Cruising #walkamilewithasmile each week, so stay tuned!

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Virtual Ship Tours

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Top Blogs
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Iceland with ORCA

In June 2019, a team from ORCA joined guests on a memorable voyage to observe Iceland's dolphins and whales; find out more about the sensational sightings and the regions in which you could explore in search of these incredible creatures on a Fred. Olsen cruise...

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Helping Fareshare
It was Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' pleasure to donate over 30 pallets of food to the charity 'FareShare' recently, to help those most in need in Scotland, where our fleet of ocean ships are currently based, and have been since we paused our cruise operations in March.
 

Get Closer with RIBs

On board RIBs can take your cruise adventure to the next level, by bringing you closer to secluded waterways and areas of discovery to encounter wildlife and wonders that guests on cruises with other companies simply wouldn't get to see.
 
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Health & Wellbeing
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Here are some links to some health and wellbeing videos and articles that we thought you might be interested in whilst you’re at home.

Walk a mile with a smile with us

Share with us on Facebook each Wednesday morning.

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Home workouts with The Body Coach

Senior home workouts with Joe Wicks.

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Dance workshops with Sadlers Wells Theatre

Toe tapping, thigh slapping, board treading!

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Beginners yoga with the lovely Sarah Beth

Gentle stretching to calm the body and the mind.

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Gardening Tips

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Craft Corner
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Recommended Links

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We have been searching the web to bring you the following links which we think you’ll love.

ORCA

As part of an offical partnership, Fred. Olsen are proud to be working with marine wildlife charity ORCA, who are dedicated to working to help protect the world's population of dolphins and whales. As well as many other conservation projects they have set up and are operating, ORCA will be sending teams of volunteers on a selection of future Fred. Olsen sailings, to observe wildlife behaviours, collect vital sighting data and much more. To find out more about ORCA and everything they do, and to learn about the wonderful whales and dolphins they help to protect, their YouTube channel is a great place to start.

Watch here >

National Theatre at Home
Enjoy world-class performances in the comfort of your living room, for free, thanks to the National Theatre's fantastic 'National Theatre at Home' online service. The National Theatre will stream a variety of productions, to entertain their audiences while the public stay at home. Currently available to watch is:
 
The Deep Blue Sea, Terence Rattigan’s devastating post-war masterpiece containing one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama. Helen McCrory plays Hester Collyer and Tom Burke is Freddie Page.
 
You can watch The Deep Blue Sea from 7pm on Thursday 9th July until 7pm on Thursday 16th July 2020.


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Perfect while we're unable to see, explore and experience the world for ourselves, Google Earth provides a fascinating, interactive and exciting way to satisfy your wanderlust. As 'the world's most detailed globe', Google Earth allows you to explore the world and discover your favourite places, as well as destinations you've dreamt of or never even heard of before, with just a few clicks of your mouse or swipes on your screen. You can create your own 'itinerary', share photos and stories of places you've been to with other users, and even embark on virtual guided tours with adventurers, storytellers and scientists. 

Take a look >

Scafell Pike

If you can, getting outside and going for a walk is a great way not only exercise the body, but also the mind. Especially during difficult times such as those we are facing at the moment. Across the UK, there are thousands of countryside trails and walking routes take take in some of the Home Nations' most spectacular scenery, famous landmarks and few hidden gems too. 

The Ramblers Association are dedicated to helping people discover - on foot - everything that's great about Britain, with teams of volunteers giving up their time to explore, plot and share the best routes that they find. By clicking the link below, you'll find a list of Britain's favourite walks for you to try. The Ramblers website also provides extensive lists of walking routes to uncover locally, in regions around England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. 

View the Ramblers Top Ten British Walks >

With it's selection of brain teasers, crosswords, sudoku grids and much more, the online selection of puzzles from Puzzler is - much like the Puzzler books you find in newsagents, train stations and airports - fantastic for when you want to sit back, relax, put your thinking cap on and while away a few moments taking on a challenge or two. To access Puzzler's online puzzles, simply register, login and enjoy!

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