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This month I refer to two cruise vessels in particular that visited Cartagena recently, operated by Fred Olsen Cruise Line, a popular choice for UK passengers.

Boudicca arrived on 15th June.  Here are two pictures; one of this ship’s funnel and the second alongside our terminal.  The capacity is 900 passengers.

Braemar with a capacity of 929 passengers arrived on 17th July and is shown on departure.

Both are most attractive looking ships

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines operate these ships.  The company is UK-based, but Norwegian owned.  They also operate 2 similar sized vessels, Black Watch and Balmoral which are ideal for passengers that prefer smaller sized cruise ships.

For most of the year the ships are based in the UK with departure ports this year including Rosyth, Greenock, Southampton, Dover, Liverpool, Harwich, Falmouth, London (Tilbury), Newcastle and Belfast.

Itineraries range from popular areas such as The Mediterranean, Canaries, around UK, The Baltic, Norway, The Adriatic and Caribbean to the longer cruise voyage routes around South America and around the world.

Braemar offers a winter Caribbean/fly cruise programme operating from Barbados connecting flights from London and Manchester.

Norwegian Fjords is a popular cruising area.  A picture of Braemar is shown within one of these Fjords.  Worthy of note; Fred Olsen vessels are ideal to operate from many smaller ports and regions inaccessible to larger ships.

Fred Olsen Cruise Line is easily located on the Internet and from my experience they are quick to respond to queries.