Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines gains two new ships
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is introducing two new ships to its ocean going fleet as the company looks to strengthen the brand and evolve for cruising on the other side of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The ships, to be named Bolette and Borealis, have been purchased from Holland America Line and previously sailed under the names Amsterdam and Rotterdam, carrying up to 1,380 and 1,404 guests.
The acquisition of Bolette and Borealis will modernise and increase capacity across Fred. Olsen’s fleet of small ships, a move that will ensure the cruise line returns to the water in a stronger position.
“I am delighted to be announcing this news today. We have chosen these vessels as they will fit seamlessly into our existing fleet of small ships, each carrying under 1,500 guests, bringing with them new and larger public areas whilst not compromising on our small ship experience,” says Fred. Olsen Junior, Chairman of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines.
The two new ships will enter the fleet later this year following time to allow for rebranding work to be undertaken.
As previously reported by MIN, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ current ocean ships are currently in Babcock’s Rosyth facilities in Scotland, where the two new ships will join them.