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Baltic Heritage Cruise, August 13 - 26 2000

The route we sailed

Evening approaches in Copenhagen
Evening approaches in Copenhagen


Basket/Oyster of fruit at the Gala Buffet
Basket/Oyster of fruit at the Gala Buffet

The Itinerary
including a little history

The Ship
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The Ports of Call
What we did and where we went



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View 22 DivX® video clips during an Amazon Cruise aboard Black Watch in November 2001 by Ernst Galutschek

The Fred. Olsen Line

For anyone interested in the History of Fred. Olsen Lines look no further than Anthony Cooke's "The Fred. Olsen Line and its Passenger Ships" (Dec2007). A comprehensive history, well illustrated, of the many passenger vessels, cruise ships along with the ferries & cargo liners, owned by the company since 1848. Pictures of many of these ships adorn the bulkheads of Balmoral, more specifically in the Morning Light Pub [named after Olsen's largest sailing vessel] & Card Room.

The Olsen Figureheads/Gallionsfigurer have a chapter to themselves. Practically every Olsen ship from BAYARD 1936 to BLENHEIM 1970 had a bronze figurehead or bow decoration; many of which were removed & saved from the ships when sold on or scrapped, with one even salvaged from a wreck. Some of these are displayed aboard the current cruise ships, Black Prince, Black Watch, Boudicca, Braemar & Balmoral, others are in Scotland, England, Norway & on La Gomera.