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BRAEMAR © Marc Ottini

BRAEMAR © Marc Ottini

The UK’s Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines puts BRAEMAR up for sale

CruiseBritish cruise line Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has placed the smallest vessel in its four-ship fleet, BRAEMAR, up for sale, as the company embarks on a rationalisation programme cantering on modern tonnage.

"While BRAEMAR's smaller size brings many benefits, her size does bring constraints that are not aligned with where we want to be as a bossiness," said a spokesman for Fred Olsen.

The 1993-built, 977 passenger capacity BRAEMAR is currently laid-up in Rosyth, Scotland, where she has been since the start of the COVID pandemic.

BRAEMAR started life as CROWN MAJESTY, the CROWN DYNASTY and then NORWEGIAN DYNASTY, before being bought by Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in 2001.

The sale of BRAEMAR will leave the UK operator with a fleet of just three vessels: the 43,537 gt 1988-built BALMORAL, the 61,849 gt 1997-built BOREALIS and her 62,735 gt 2000-built sister BOLETTE. The last two vessels were acquired from Holland America Line and sailed for this Seattle-based operator as ROTTERDAM and AMSTERDAM respectively.

"Our two new ships, BOLETTE and BOREALIS, brought with them the opportunity to modernise our fleet, still offering a small ship, but with plenty of space in public areas and larger cabins that out our guests have enjoyed and come to expect from us since we restarted sailings," said Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines.

© Shippax / MH

Dec 02 2022

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