An extensive redevelopment of the 1,360 guest ship, one of two acquired by the cruise line last September, saw upgrades to public areas, guest accommodation and bathroom facilities.
Fred. Olsen have worked with waste management company the Binn Group to reuse various items from the original ship interior in a number of ways. Tiles were recycled as cement and materials for construction sites, carpet remodelled into wood blocks for fuel and timber repurposed as chipboard flooring.
Fred. Olsen’s operations director Thomas Rennesland said: “Borealis is a beautiful ship, and while we wanted to make her our own, we also wanted to ensure that we were not wasteful.
“It makes us very proud to have achieved ‘zero to landfill’ for this project, and I would like to thank the Binn Group who have worked with us to help us achieve our goal.”
Brian Harkins, managing director of the Binn Group, added: “Working together we have not only provided the best solution for our customer but also the best solution for the planet.
“Carbon impact and sustainability is at the heart of what we do and Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines have been a pleasure to work with given that their values on sustainability and carbon align so well with our own.”
Borealis is currently sailing her maiden season for Fred. Olsen around the British Isles.