Are these cruises just for UK residents?
Yes, the Welcome Back sailings will only be available for UK residents in line with government guidelines.
Will I need to wear a mask? What if I'm exempt?
During these Welcome Back cruises, it is expected that guests will have to wear masks in areas where social distancing is not possible. It is likely that this will be mandatory for all guests.
Can I cruise if I have underlying health conditions?
Anyone who is considered ‘extremely vulnerable’ as defined by the NHS should get in contact to discuss their requirements and whether they will be able to travel safely. Unfortunately, anyone requiring supplementary oxygen, dialysis or medical ventilation support will not be able to travel with Fred. Olsen at this time.
What changes will there be to dining onboard?
Guests will be allocated tables in the main dining rooms as usual, with each table to include up to a maximum of six guests. This will become their dining ‘bubble’. For guests travelling as a group, Fred. Olsen will do their best to accommodate them within one dining ‘bubble’, as long as their group is of six people or less. If they are travelling on their own, they will also be allocated a ‘dining bubble’ of up to six people, for the duration of their cruise. Guests do not have to dine as a full dining bubble for all meals, as long as they are not dining with anyone outside of their bubble. In addition, buffet restaurants will be open but crew will be on hand to serve.
What changes will there be to entertainment, activities and recreation?
There will be extra performances added to ensure social distancing, and guests will be able to attend with members of their household or their dining bubble. Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines anticipate all onboard facilities including spas, shops and pools will be able to open, in line with government guidance at the time.