This has been perhaps the busiest week for cruise ships in Sydney harbour. Sally Macmillan (Editor, Cruise Passenger magazine) and I (John Pond) were invited to join Fred Olsen Cruise Lines' marketing director, Nigel Lingard and local representative, Cruise Abroad's director, Peter Marshall, for dinner on board Balmoral.
Ever wondered why there's a full stop in Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines? The line is the second-oldest established cruise line in the world. This family-owned company specialises in traditional cruising and operates mainly out of the UK, with British and European officers. It’s fleet has four mid-size ships, Balmoral, Black Watch, Braemar and Boudicca, which have an English atmosphere.