Ipswich, (United Kingdom) – 26 March 2012 – There will be special ‘red, white and blue’ menus, entertainment, and much more aboard all four ships in its fleet over the Jubilee Weekend, 2nd – 5th June 2012.
Nathan Philpot, Sales and Marketing Director for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said: “Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee is certainly something to celebrate, especially as we are a British cruise line and serve the mainly British cruise market. I am sure that all our guests will get behind our Diamond Jubilee celebrations with their usual enthusiasm and will welcome the opportunity to join together with the ship’s crews for a very special ‘street party’ atmosphere on board, with a huge variety of themed activities, meals and entertainment on this unique occasion.”
Cruise guests will be invited to get into the ‘Street Party’ spirit with plenty of Union Flags and bunting, and will have the chance to play traditional games and join in a rousing British sing-along. There will be specially-themed menus, and each ship with serve a ‘Jubilee Cocktail’ in the bars created by the onboard ‘mixologists’. Entertainment will focus on ‘British Nights’ with variety shows, and quizzes with a British theme. Raffles will also be held on board, to raise money for Fred. Olsen’s charity partner, the RNLI – a charity of which Her Majesty the Queen is Patron.
Plans also include a ‘Grand Tea Dance’ with complimentary sherry and cakes, as well as a prize for the best cake. Guests visiting the beauty salon can expect to be offered special pampering packages, to make them ‘Feel Like a Queen for the Day.’
In the public lounges, TV coverage of the Jubilee events will be screened, so those away from home will not miss out on any of the action.
The ships will be at different locations around the world during Jubilee weekend:
Balmoral will be in the Norwegian fjords, on an eight-night cruise departing from Southampton on 29th May 2012, L1207. The cruise visits Bergen, Flåm, Olden, Eidfjord and Stavanger, and returns to Southampton.
Boudicca will be on a cruise to the Adriatic, D1210, departing from Greenock (Glasgow) on 20th May 2012. This 21-night cruise calls at Gibraltar, Valletta (Malta), Sibenik (Croatia), Venice (Italy), Koper (Slovenia), Ancona (Italy), Dubrovnik (Croatia), Motril (Spain), and returns to Greenock. The cruise has an additional attraction of a theme of ‘Flavours of the Adriatic’ through the onboard enrichment programme, Vistas.
Braemar will be in the Baltic during the Jubilee weekend, on a 14-night cruise departing from Dover on 31st May 2012, M1213. This cruise will call at IJmuiden (for tours to Amsterdam, Netherlands), Rønne (Bornholm, Denmark), Visby (Gotland, Sweden), St. Petersburg (Russia), for an overnight stay, Tallinn (Estonia), Stockholm (Sweden, also for an overnight stay), and Aalborg (Denmark), before returning to Dover.
Finally, Black Watch will spend the Jubilee weekend in the Eastern Mediterranean, on a 23-night cruise from Dover, departing on 19th May 2012, W1204. This cruise calls at Cadiz (Spain), Gibraltar, Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy), Corfu (Greece), Katakolon (Greece), Alexandria (Egypt), Valletta (Malta), Algiers (Algeria), Tangier (Morocco), Lisbon (Portugal), and returns to Dover. There is a Vistas theme on this cruise of ‘Ancient Mythology’.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines