Fred Olsen’s marketing director Nathan Philpot has said that the line understands the importance of the region and how important local ports are to customers when picking their cruise holidays.
May 21st 2016 will be Balmoral’s first sailing from Newcastle heading towards the fjords for five nights.
Philpot is confident that this will please a lot of UK cruisers; “We are very excited to be basing Balmoral in Newcastle from May to August in 2016, meaning that we will be able to offer our loyal guests in the northeast an even greater number of cruise departures than ever before, with a choice of 11 in total.”
There are also strong whispers of a new ship to be added to Fred Olsen’s fleet, however Philpot made clear that there are “no firm plans” for expansion in the near future.
Firm plans or no, Philpot still think expansion is a good idea; “We would be crazy not to be thinking about what we could do [in terms of expansion].”