Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines introduce Virtual Cruising program

Published on : Thursday, April 16, 2020

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has recently introduced a “Virtual Cruising” program. The program has been launched to bring the joys of small-ship sailing and discovering the world to guests who are self-isolating in their homes amid the coronavirus pandemic.



The program has been made with a highlight in Norway. It includes video footage showcasing the best of small-ship cruising in some of the most stunning of the Norwegian fjords and a Sunday afternoon brain teaser. In addition, the cruise line has also launched a short story writing competition to keep guests engaged with activity during an otherwise grave situation. Participants also stand a chance to win a five-night cruise for two in 2021.



Ben Williams, Digital Head, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines said in a press statement that the company is aware that many of its guests are missing their time at sea. He shared that the cruise line is also missing to have guests onboard. He informed that the initiative has been launched keeping the situation in mind so that it can bring many of the joys of cruising to our guests at home in a time when they are failing to cruise across the wonderful world.



He further stated that it has been a great opportunity for the company to interact with its guests, and it has enjoyed receiving comments, messages, and support from all those who have enjoyed the virtual cruising journey so far. He also expressed that the cruise line is looking forward to reading the short stories and waiting to welcome the lucky winner on board next year.



The Virtual Cruising program will be having the Norwegian theme throughout this week. It will include features like an onboard lecture from marine conservation charity ORCA, explorations of Olden and a celebration of the best of Bergen. Next week, the virtual program will continue with a focus on the Canary Islands, Madeira, and the Azores. A complete itinerary will be posted across all social media channels at the beginning of the week.


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