Mar24

Cruise Conservationists to join Fred.Olsen scenic summer sailings

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Cruise Conservationists to join Fred.Olsen scenic summer sailings

We’re excited to announce that ORCA Cruise Conservationists will be joining Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines for their inaugural ‘no port’ scenic sailings this summer.

Last week, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines announced their plans to resume sailings this summer with a number of ‘Welcome Back’ cruises on board Balmoral, and their two new ships, Bolette and Borealis. The inaugural ‘no port’ scenic sailings will travel around the beautiful coasts of the British Isles, up to the Faroe Islands and through some of Norway's stunning fjordland.  Fred. Olsen have planned these special non-stop sailings to show guests the very best scenery, landmarks and natural wonders.

Joining guests on board seven sailings in July and August, will be highly trained ORCA Cruise Conservationists. Our passionate and dedicated teams will work to deliver unforgettable wildlife experiences and showcase the incredible diversity of wildlife that can be seen around our coasts. They will spend time out on deck, helping guests to spot and identify the animals seen, as well as recording vital data to help protect whales, dolphins and porpoises. Cruise Conservationists will also help guests learn more about the marine environment through lectures and Q&A sessions on board.

 ORCA Director, Sally Hamilton said:

“British waters are incredibly rich with wildlife and to have the opportunity to celebrate them and showcase them to Fred.Olsen guests is something that ORCA are delighted to have been invited to be involved in. Not only will our Cruise Conservationists be able to teach those lucky guests about the wonderful world of whales and dolphins around the UK, but they will also be able to collect important scientific data to help ORCA protect them for future generations as well. We can’t wait to get back out to sea with Fred.Olsen and explore the wildlife on our doorstep!”

ORCA’s partnership with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines launched in 2019 with two Cruise Conservationists on board the Boudicca on an inaugural cruise to Iceland. Since then Cruise Conservationists have joined a number of cruises in waters across the world to deliver extraordinary wildlife experiences. 

To find out more about Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 2021 summer sailings visit https://www.fredolsencruises.com/welcomeback