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Fred Olsen VIP cruise: Making agents ‘proud’

Despite bad weather resulting in the cancellation of the next port of call, Fred Olsen Cruise Lines quickly and efficiently makes all better again.

After departing Akureyri, Borealis has planned to dock in Seyðisfjörður, in eastern Iceland.

However, with conditions less than ideal, the captain made the decision to cancel the port of call. Cue the Fred Olsen team jumping into action to make alternative plans and put smiles on faces again.

Experts from marine wildlife charity ORCA were on hand to help guests see whales from the ship, before agents and fellow guests took part in various activities throughout the day.

And, the cherry on top came soon after, when the captain revealed that Fred Olsen has organised a new port of call for tomorrow, in Tórshavn, the capital city of the Faroe Islands.

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An early morning out on deck

Stephanie Blackmun, from Newmarket Holidays, says: “Today has been all about the joy of the journey. Not being able to dock gave us the opportunity to really enjoy the on-board facilities and activities.

“It started with whale watching with ORCA, followed by arts and crafts and a fitness class. The day was packed with fun and things to do for all guests.”

Alan Witt, from Not Just Travel, explains: “I’m sure the Faroe Islands will be as fascinating as all the ports of call in Iceland.

“Because of the change in schedule, it does mean there is a chance to take part in things on board, from golf putting to line dancing. You really have to hand it to the entertainment team.”

Witt adds that the modifications to the itinerary have all been done “with the minimum of fuss”, stating: “Well done Fred Olsen, you continue to do us proud.”

Fred Holidays marketing and creative design executive Brogan Doyle adds: “Spotting whales from the ship at breakfast time was a highlight for sure. We had the perfect view of them from the ship.

“The crew have been so fast to make all these changes and ensure an exciting day at sea.”

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