Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ fleet of four ships – Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch – will all be coming together for an historic joint celebration next month. It will be the first time ever that the fleet has converged in one place, anywhere in the world, and it is expected to be a very exciting day for both Fred. Olsen guests of which there will be nearly 4,000 visiting that day.
Norway’s second city, Bergen, on Tuesday 28th July 2015 will welcome the four ships. All four ships will be arriving at the Port of Bergen at 8am on 28th July 2015, and will be departing at 6pm. This ‘4Bs in Bergen’ event – named after the initial letter of each of the four Fred. Olsen ships - is a very special occasion for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines.
It is expected that the festivities on the day will include:
- Norwegian-themed marching bands, drummers and singers on the quayside
- a fantastic schedule of onboard entertainment – an afternoon show, deck party and live bands – to be co-ordinated so that all guests will have a chance to watch different shows across the different ships
- the chance to visit all four ships as they are berthed along the quayside, with complimentary drinks and canapés
- an inter-ship treasure hunt, where teams will compete against each other to complete the course around the beautiful city of Bergen in the fastest time and win a £200 gift voucher for a future Fred. Olsen cruise
- an action-packed inter-crew ‘tug o’ war’ challenge on Festningskaien, as small teams of crew from each ship battle it out, spurred on by vocal support from guests!
- a spectacular ‘water cannon’ send–off, as all four ships leave the Port in formation. Flagship Balmoral will depart first, followed by Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch – all in size order!
Guests will also be able to book the following shore excursions as part of this very special one-off experience:
- a new walking tour, which will visit the Bergenhus Fortress, historic Bryggen and Ole Bull statue
- a boat trip across the harbour, to the island of Lygra, which will allow guests to see all four ships from the water
- a helicopter tour to see all four ships from above
- a Mount Fløyen funicular tour, with the emphasis on the view of the ships from the impressive summit