Bolette in Zadar, Croatia
Bolette in Zadar, Croatia

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Welcome to The Bridge, your round-up of the news and highlights from another exciting week in the world of Fred. Olsen.

Balmoral sailing in Scotland
 

Balmoral from Scotland

We're so delighted that Balmoral is back sailing! At present, she's cruising from Newcastle, so we're taking the opportunity to shine a light on our return to Scotland and our fabulous selection of summer cruises from Rosyth. With highlights such as whale-watching in Iceland, city-sightseeing in Stockholm, and discovering the scenic waterways of Norway’s fjords in as little as five nights await.

Our regional departures offer guests the opportunity to cruise from the UK to many destinations around the globe on board our beautiful smaller-sized ships, so we're looking forward to welcoming you on board.

With less than 50 days until we return, are you tempted to join us on a cruise from Scotland?

 
Guests looking out from Bolette's deck, Norway scenic cruising
 

Highlights from our homeland

 

Sailing with Fred. Olsen to Norway’s fjordland is always a special experience, and this certainly rang true for guests aboard Bolette this week. Our flagship journeyed through picturesque waterways such as Lysefjord and Maurangerfjord, offering views of soaring cliffs and waterfalls at their springtime best. As one of the world's most spectacular countries, it seemed that around each cliff appeared another, even more breathtaking landscape!

We're incredibly proud to call Norway our homeland - and our fantastic onboard photographers were at hand to capture some of the very best sights from Bolette as she continues on her Norwegian Fjords and Mighty Waterfalls cruise.

Oceans cocktail party

Cocktail parties are back!

We’re thrilled to share that our Oceans Cocktail Parties have returned. We're so thankful for the support of our Oceans Loyalty Club members, and as a Fred. Olsen cruise is all about the people, we take great pleasure in celebrating them on board our ships. It goes without saying, that without our wonderful guests, we wouldn't be known as the friendliest cruise line afloat!

Last week, Captain Valentin and his crew aboard Balmoral hosted a special evening for our Oceans Club members, where guests on board enjoyed this very special occasion.

 

Canada's wildlife wonders

Excitement is building for Borealis' voyage to Canada this summer. With the help of wildlife charity ORCA, we'll be on the lookout for many marine wildlife and birdlife species along this carefully-planned sailing route, including the world’s largest mammal – the blue whale. On previous ORCA cruises aboard our ships, guests have been lucky enough to discover many different species of marine wildife, including minke whales and dolphins.

This week, we caught up with Kate at ORCA to hear about some of the many species our guests can look out for along the journey. So, why not join us on this very special Canada cruise, and discover fascinating towns and cities of Nova Scotia, plus learn of the connections to the Titanic in both Halifax and Belfast?

2023-4 Brochure cover

2023/24 brochure is out now!

Now that life is returning to normal, you may be tempted to plan your cruise adventures for next year and beyond. We have recently released our full 2023/24 programme of itineraries and have detailed these in our new Worldwide brochure. Inside our brochure, you’ll find detailed itineraries and discover the many ways we make cruising more unique with The Olsen Way.

Summer 2022 cruise sale

The world is open for summer 2022

Now that the world is opening again, and you don't need to wear a mask while you are on board a cruise with us, why not treat yourself to that well-deserved break? With savings of up to £250pp and free on board spend on many of our summer cruises sailing between May and September 2022, including scenic explorations of Scotland, Norwegian fjord discoveries, Adriatic adventures, and a very special cruise to the Amalfi Coast, there's never been a better time to book that last-minute cruise.

 
Balmoral in Lisbon

This week's cruise news

Join us this week as we celebrate the return of Balmoral cruising from Scotland; enjoy the stunning landscapes of Norway's fjordland; enjoy a tipple with Oceans members at our cocktail parties; look ahead to a once-in-a-lifetime Canada cruise with ORCA; and perhaps plan for your cruise in 2023/24.

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Balmoral in Lisbon

This week's cruise news

Join us this week as we celebrate the return of Balmoral cruising from Scotland; enjoy the stunning landscapes of Norway's fjordland; enjoy a tipple with Oceans members at our cocktail parties; look ahead to a once-in-a-lifetime Canada cruise with ORCA; and perhaps plan for your cruise in 2023/24.

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Fred. Olsen ship Braemar sailing at dusk

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