Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Anchors-aweigh

The two HAL ships joining Olsen-

Recommended Posts

I haven't sailed on HAL but have checked out videos of the two ships. With cash not being abundant, I don't suppose Fred will be able to do full refits immediately.  They might want the Exploration lounges to look a bit more like the Bookmark Cafes in their fleet. Installing an Oriental Room might be a relatively easy and cheap change too. Both ships have a children's area which Fred may want to replace - maybe with some single cabins as these ships don't have any?

I just hope and pray that they don't re-carpet the Crows Nest/Observatory with the hideous 'nautical-themed' design one they have on most of the current fleet.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They are not really a child-friendly line. To the best of my knowledge there are no dedicated facilities for children on any of the current fleet. They do have a kids club on selected school holiday sailings. Outside those sailings I doubt if there is ever a significant number of children aboard. Until they release plans for the new ships, we won't know exactly what their intentions are but I would be surprised to see a major change of focus.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cruise ships are a tiny part of Fred Olsen's turnover - unlike companies that only do cruises.   I welcome the new ships.  Fred is a fantastic cruise line for adults and we love their smaller ships.  Don't care about balconies or loads of restaurants or all the rest of the stuff that P&O and others serve up as 'what customers want'.   I'll stick with Fred, thank you, you can keep the rest.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 hours ago, Mayway said:

Cruise ships are a tiny part of Fred Olsen's turnover - unlike companies that only do cruises.   I welcome the new ships.  Fred is a fantastic cruise line for adults and we love their smaller ships.  Don't care about balconies or loads of restaurants or all the rest of the stuff that P&O and others serve up as 'what customers want'.   I'll stick with Fred, thank you, you can keep the rest.

I just hope they will come up with some reasonable prices. I've looked at solo prices on three of Fred's 2022 cruises and the cheapest is coming up at over £250 per night 😱

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×