Fred. Olsen has change into the primary cruise line to finish a global voyage for the reason that resumption of cruising, as Borealis returned to the UK from Iceland this morning.
New ship Borealis set sail for the rugged landscapes of Iceland on August 14th with round 800 friends on board.
It was the primary worldwide voyage to set sail from British waters since all UK cruise operators paused their operations in March final 12 months.
The cruise known as into Reykjavík, Ísafjörður, Eyjafjörður and Seyðisfjörður, and friends have been in a position to depart the ship and discover ashore in organised shore excursions.
Clare Ward, director of product and customer support at Fred. Olsen Cruise Strains, mentioned: “It is a large achievement not only for us, however for the cruise trade.
“Being the primary worldwide crusing, this cruise was not with out its challenges, however we labored very intently with the Icelandic authorities to make sure all went easily and, in fact, safely, each for our friends and crew and people residing and dealing within the ports we visited.
“It’s the first time in 17 months that anybody has been in a position to discover abroad on a cruise once more, and our locations staff labored intently with our shore tour suppliers to assist as many friends as potential have protected but real experiences ashore and benefit from the pure wonders of Iceland.”
He added: “After all, as a cruise line with a fleet of smaller ships, we all know that the enjoyment of the journey is simply as vital because the vacation spot.
“Our journey planners curated an itinerary to showcase a few of Iceland that’s greatest seen from the water, from the rugged landscapes of Hornstrandir King and Queen Cliffs and scenic crusing into Seyðisfjörður, in addition to some pretty sights of whales and different marine wildlife.
“It is a actual milestone for Fred. Olsen, and we will’t wait to welcome friends again on board for worldwide sailings all through the remainder of the 12 months and past.”
There have been a variety of procedures that Fred. Olsen and friends wanted to finish to make this crusing to Iceland potential, together with pre-registration kinds and testing previous to arrival into Iceland and earlier than returning to the UK.
All friends have been additionally required to be absolutely vaccinated by the Icelandic authorities.
The cruise line at the moment has two ships crusing, Borealis and new flagship Bolette, each of that are providing extra worldwide sailings from September.