Fred Olsen has announced that guests aboard Fred Olsen’s ‘no port’ scenic sailings this summer will be joined by experts from marine wildlife charity ORCA. The team of conservationists will be on hand to offer wildlife-spotting tips and host whale-watching from deck, as well as delivering lectures and Q&A sessions. The Cruise Conservationists will also give guests the opportunity to spot, identify and record data about marine wildlife as part of vital conservation research.
Steve Jones, Head of Partnerships at ORCA, said:
“British waters are incredibly rich with wildlife and to have the opportunity to celebrate and showcase them to Fred. Olsen guests is something that ORCA is delighted to be involved in.
“Not only will our Cruise Conservationists be able to teach guests about the wonderful world of whales and dolphins around the UK, but they will also be able to collect important scientific data to help ORCA protect them for future generations.
“We can’t wait to get back out to sea with Fred. Olsen and explore the wildlife that’s on our doorstep!”
Clare Ward, Director of Product and Customer Service at Fred Olsen, said:
“Our Welcome Back scenic sailings have been designed to celebrate our beautiful British Isles, and this is a fantastic way to do that, by showcasing the many species of marine wildlife that can be found here.
“These sailings around the British Isles, with some also taking in the Faroe Islands and Norwegian Fjords, will bring with them opportunities to spot common, Risso’s and bottlenose dolphins, as well as harbour porpoises and minke whales. Guests might even spot rarer visitors such as the iconic humpback whale.
“We know that our guests are really looking forward to joining us back on board this summer, and having ORCA with us will make these sailings even more special.”
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