Fred Olsen crew members across its ocean fleet have recorded a rendition of Heal the World as a way of “sending positive vibes to everyone during these trying times”.
A video for the song includes workers from Balmoral, Black Watch and Braemar across a number of departments, from entertainment and hospitality to housekeeping, singing in their homes.
The idea was conceived by Lawrence Calderon, an orchestra pianist onboard Balmoral.
He said: “Making the video was appropriate since most of us are just staying home. This is our way of raising awareness, and sending positive vibes to everyone during these trying times. We all pray the world will heal.”
Sammie Firbanks, a singer and entertainment host aboard Braemar, who features in the video, added: “We also wanted to thank all the people that can’t stay at home; the key workers and front liners and, of course, a special mention to all crew members who have been working onboard during this time.
“We hope that this message will reach as many people as possible. The quicker we can fight it, the quicker we will be back.”