Fred. Olsen Hosts Edinburgh District Sea Cadets on Balmoral

Sea Cadets

Last Thursday, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines welcomed 24 Edinburgh District Sea Cadets aboard the Balmoral to learn about life at sea and experience a cruise ship.

The event took place during Balmoral’s first 2024 call to the Port of Rosyth. The Sea Cadets were welcomed by members of the ship’s Bridge Team, including Captain Steffan Ravneng, Safety Officer Euan Ross and two deck cadets, according to a statement.

After breakfast with Captain Ravneng, the cadets were given a tour of the ship, including the engine room and the public areas, followed by a lunch in the Ballindalloch restaurant.

Stuart Ferguson, head of quality and resources at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said: “It’s always a real pleasure for us to welcome young people on board our ships to learn more about life at sea. As a business that places a huge amount of importance on supporting local communities, we are proud to have welcomed the Edinburgh District Sea Cadets aboard Balmoral.

“There are so many opportunities to grow, develop and lead fulfilling careers across the maritime sector and we hope to have inspired some of these bright young minds about what can be available in their own futures.”

Ewan Galloway, district officer for Edinburgh Sea Cadets, said: “Bringing together cadets from all across Edinburgh for a cruise ship experience was a remarkable opportunity to showcase and embrace the skills cultivated in the Sea Cadets. This visit not only highlighted the relevance of these skills in the maritime sector but also left every cadet feeling privileged and inspired.

“I would like to express my heartfelt thanks for the wonderful opportunity provided by Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines. Seeing the cadets’ faces light up upon arriving at the beautiful ship, Balmoral, was truly delightful.”

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