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Talking Cruise: Fred Olsen Cruise Lines' Managing Director Peter Deer

Author: Olivia Sharpe

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As part of our ongoing series 'Talking Cruise', we recently spoke to the managing director of Fred Olsen Cruise Lines, Peter Deer, about the return of domestic cruises on 17 May, the cruise line's new British Isles sailings this summer, vaccinations, and the booming travel industry post-Covid

1. The team must be very excited about the return of cruising. Can you tell us how the last few months have been for Fred Olsen?

2. What do the British Isles offer cruise passengers this summer?

3. How does the British Isles cruising experience compare to somewhere like the Med?

4. Your initial British Isles sailings will be no-port scenic cruises – what can guests look forward to?

5. Do you see these sailings being popular with first-time cruisers?

6. Will guests need to be fully vaccinated before boarding Fred Olsen's British Isles sailings?

7. Can you tell us a bit more about Fred Olsen's new ships, Borealis and Bolette?

8. How did you go about crafting your 2022/2023 itineraries?

9. Do you see there being a huge post-Covid boom in terms of cruise travel?

10. What are you most looking forward to about cruising again?

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