Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is rationalizing its fleet to concentrate on modern tonnage, as the company announced it will sell the Braemar.
“While Braemar’s smaller size brings many benefits, her size also brings constraints that are not aligned with where we now want to be as a business,” the company said in a statement.
The 1993-ship , 977-guest will now leave the fleet, as Fred. Olsen said it will now look for a buyer for the vessel, which is in lay up in Scotland. Crew aboard the ship will be spread across the existing three-ship fleet including the Balmoral, Borealis and Bolette, the latter of two which joined the fleet from Holland America Line during the pandemic.
The Braemar originally launched service as the crown Majesty and also served as the Crown Dynasty and Norwegian Dynasty before being sold to Fred. Olsen in 2001.
“Our two new ships, Bolette and Borealis, brought with them an opportunity to modernize our fleet, still offering a small-ship experience but with plenty of space in enhanced public areas and larger cabins that our guests have enjoyed and come to expect from us since we resumed sailing,” the company added.