Fred. Olsen has become the first cruise line to complete an international voyage since the resumption of cruising, as Borealis returned to the UK from Iceland this morning.
New ship Borealis set sail for Iceland on Saturday 14 August with 800 guests on board.
It was the first international voyage to set sail from British waters since all UK cruise operators paused their operations in March 2020.
Director of Product and Customer Service Clare Ward said: “This is a big achievement not just for us, but for the cruise industry. Being the first international sailing, this cruise was not without its challenges, but we worked very closely with the Icelandic authorities to ensure all went smoothly and, of course, safely, both for our guests and crew and those living and working in the ports we visited.
“This is a real milestone for Fred. Olsen, and we can’t wait to welcome guests back on board for international sailings throughout the rest of the year and beyond.”