Fred Olsen Cruise Lines plans to resume voyages on Balmoral as part of its ‘back in the water’ programme.
The company announced that its two new ships Bolette and Borealis, alongside existing vessel Braemar, will go back into service in March and April 2021.
Fred Olsen added that Balmoral is set to “sail even sooner” with details to be announced in the coming weeks.
The line announced last week that its current ships Black Watch and Boudicca would not sail with the company again, with Bolette and Borealis taking on their existing itineraries alongside some new cruises.
Peter Deer, managing director of Fred Olsen Cruise Lines, said: “We are so pleased to be able to share our ‘back in the water’ plans with our guests. When they join us back onboard, they will do so aboard a refreshed fleet.
“We have been working hard to add that Fred Olsen touch to our two new ships, Bolette and Borealis, so that they are ready to offer the Fred. Olsen experience that our returning guests know and love, and enchant those joining us for the very first time.”
Bolette, which will be sailing Boudicca’s itineraries, will go on sale on 7 September followed by Borealis, due to take over Black Watch’s cruises, on 15 September.
The two new ships, previously part of Holland America’s fleet, are due to join Fred Olsen’s fleet in Rosyth, Scotland, from early September.